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Serena Williams comes back to win Open

NEW YORK (AP) - Finally tested, even trailing, at the U.S. Open, Serena Williams turned things around just in time.

September 10, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Rory McIlroy beats the best to win BMW

CARMEL, Ind. (AP) - Rory McIlroy faced the strongest collection of contenders at any golf tournament this year Sunday at the BMW Championship.

September 10, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Contador wins 2nd Vuelta cycling title

MADRID (AP) - Alberto Contador won his second Spanish Vuelta title on Sunday, capturing a fifth triumph at cycling's major races just over a month after his doping ban ended.

September 10, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Creamer, Shin tied after 8 playoff holes

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) - Paula Creamer and Jiyai Shin played until dark, and still couldn't break their deadlock in the Kingsmill Championship.

September 10, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Lewis Hamilton wins Italian GP

MONZA, Italy (AP) - McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton won the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday, and Formula One leader Fernando Alonso of Ferrari finished third to extend his overall lead.

September 10, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Scutaro delivers for Giants in win over Dodgers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Lincecum never liked facing Marco Scutaro. From a two-time NL Cy Young Award winner, Scutaro considers that quite a compliment.

September 07, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Kottaras, A's get to Hernandez early in win

SEATTLE (AP) - George Kottaras hit a three-run homer in the fourth inning and the Oakland Athletics chased Felix Hernandez early in a 6-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night.

September 07, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Sound Bites

TENNIS

September 07, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Raider Cap

SAN DIEGO (8-8) At OAKLAND (8-8)

September 07, 2012 | | Pro Sports


World cycling considers introducing doping amnesty

BRANDS HATCH, England (AP) - World cycling's governing body is considering an amnesty for riders and officials to confess to doping offenses, and says there is no plan to challenge the decision to strip Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles.

September 07, 2012 | | Pro Sports


New-look Raiders host Chargers

OAKLAND (AP) - From the Bay Area to down near the Mexican border, change has been the approach for two of California's NFL teams.

September 07, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Contrasting styles for SF 49ers, Green Bay Packers in opener

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Green Bay is Exhibit A in an NFL trend that emphasizes mesmerizing passing games above all else, and Aaron Rodgers nearly passed the Packers to an undefeated season in 2011.

September 07, 2012 | | Pro Sports


49er Record Cap

2011 RECORD VS. SPREAD - San Francisco 12-5-1; Green Bay 11-6

September 07, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic gets past del Potro to reach Open semis

NEW YORK (AP) - Locked in a taut, thrill-a-minute second set, Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro headed to a tiebreaker and produced a 20-stroke masterpiece of a point befitting a pair of past U.S. Open champions.

September 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy in tie for lead; Woods 1 behind

CARMEL, Ind. (AP) - Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy seem to be spending a lot of time together lately. That includes the top of a busy leaderboard at the BMW Championship.

September 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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Cal, Stanford in hunt after first day

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Olympians Brittany MacLean and Shannon Vreeland helped defending champion Georgia take the lead Thursday in the first day of the NCAA women's swimming and diving championships.

March 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Williams survives tough 1st set

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) - Trailing in the first set of her first match at the Sony Open, Serena Williams grunted with every shot and screamed with every point she won.

March 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Reds’ Chapman ‘lucky’ to have only broken bone

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman was undergoing surgery Thursday to repair a broken bone above his left eye but has no other serious injuries after being hit in the face by a line drive in a spring training game.

March 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Posey Slugs grand slam

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) - Buster Posey hit a grand slam and the San Francisco Giants rocked opening day starter Andrew Cashner, rolling to an 11-3 victory Thursday night over the San Diego Padres.

March 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Converted 49ers FB cashes in with 3-year extension

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Bruce Miller recalls springtime three years ago when 49ers running backs coach Tom Rathman called to inquire whether he might be up for a position change. Defense to offense.

March 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sharks alone at top of Pacific

SAN JOSE (AP) - Brent Burns scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:59 to play to help the San Jose Sharks take sole possession of first place in the Pacific Division for the first time in more than three months by beating the Anaheim Ducks 3-2 on Thursday night.

March 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors edge out lowly Bucks

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry had 31 points and 11 assists, Klay Thompson scored 29 and the Golden State Warriors moved 18 games over .500 for the first time in 20 years with a 115-110 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night.

March 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Woodson agrees to 1-year deal with Raiders

ALAMEDA (AP) - Safety Charles Woodson agreed to a one-year deal to extend his second stint with the Oakland Raiders to a second season.

March 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders sign veteran LT

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders filled their void at left tackle on Wednesday by signing free agent Donald Penn to a two-year contract.

March 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bay Hill will have to go on without Woods

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The four-time Masters champion has an ailing back, and he's been having it checked out even more regularly the last two weeks. It has reached the point that he is planning surgery after the Masters to see if he can get more comfortable playing golf.

March 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Murray and Lendl end coaching relationship

LONDON (AP) - Following a fruitful two-year relationship, Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has parted ways with coach Ivan Lendl - the man who turned him from a four-time Grand Slam runner-up into a two-time major champion.

March 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cal Poly, 14-19, beats Texas Southern for 1st NCAA tourney victory

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Now that Cal Poly has gotten its first NCAA victory out of the way, why stop at one?

March 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


van Persie’s hat trick leads Man U

MANCHESTER, England (AP) - Robin van Persie ushered Manchester United into the Champions League quarterfinals - and potentially saved his manager's job - with a hat trick in a 3-0 victory over Olympiakos that completed one of the competition's greatest comebacks on Wednesday.

March 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cherundolo ends career due to knee injuries

American defender Steve Cherundolo, nicknamed "Mayor of Hannover" during a 15-year career that saw him play for just one club and rise to become Hannover's captain, is retiring because of persistent knee injuries.

March 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tennessee rallies back in regulation to knock off Iowa in overtime

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - With Jarnell Stokes using all off his 280 pounds to get an advantage inside, Tennessee pulled of the first last-minute comeback of the NCAA tournament.

March 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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