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QB Alex Smith making big strides in 49ers offense

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Alex Smith is an expert. So says Jim Harbaugh, and he's the one who truly matters on this topic.

August 16, 2012 | | Pro Sports


A’s shut out Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Luke Hochevar won't see the Oakland Athletics again until 2013, which is none too soon for him.

August 16, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Ford looks to leave poor exhibition opener behind

NAPA (AP) - Jacoby Ford is glad he got a clunker of a game out of the way in the preseason.

August 15, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Crabtree seeing some preseason action for 1st time

SANTA CLARA (AP) - This summer has been unlike any other during Michael Crabtree's four years with the San Francisco 49ers.

August 15, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Smith, Getz lead Royals over A's

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Will Smith pitched seven strong innings, Chris Getz doubled home the go-ahead run and the Kansas City Royals defeated the Oakland Athletics 3-2 on Wednesday night.

August 15, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Giants lose to Nationals after Cabrera suspended

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Bruce Bochy called his San Francisco Giants together for an impromptu pregame team meeting with some disheartening news: They will be without Melky Cabrera for the remainder of the regular season.

August 15, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Giants' Cabrera suspended for positive drug test

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Melky Cabrera's MVP-like year is over - at least for the regular season.

August 15, 2012 | | Pro Sports


With more teams in race, MLB attendance up again

The extra playoff spot in Major League Baseball this season has thickened the races, with several teams well within October's reach despite taking mediocre records into the stretch run.

August 14, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Cameron excited as US prepares to play Mexico

Geoff Cameron has been quite the world traveler.

August 14, 2012 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


Belt, Bumgarner lead Giants over Nationals

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Madison Bumgarner pitched a five-hitter and Brandon Belt had three hits and three RBIs, leading the San Francisco Giants to a 6-1 win over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night in a matchup between NL division leaders.

August 14, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Guthrie, royals shut down A’s

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Jeremy Guthrie learned in June what not to do against the Oakland Athletics.

August 14, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Raiders rookie Streater shines in exhibition debut

NAPA (AP) - Rod Streater showed the rest of the NFL in his exhibition debut what the Oakland Raiders have been seeing ever since they signed him as an undrafted free agent out of Temple in May.

August 14, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Kaepernick leading competition for backup QB spot

SANTA CLARA (AP) - After an impressive quarter of action in San Francisco's preseason opener last week, Colin Kaepernick has grabbed a clear lead in the three-way competition to be the 49ers' No. 2 quarterback behind starter Alex Smith.

August 14, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Nationals enjoy highest-scoring game of year vs SF

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Kurt Suzuki drove in four runs, Danny Espinosa and Roger Bernadina each knocked in three and the Washington Nationals routed the San Francisco Giants 14-2 Monday night in a matchup of NL division leaders.

August 13, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Johnny Pesky, beloved by Red Sox fans, dies at 92

BOSTON (AP) - Adored by generations of Red Sox fans, Johnny Pesky was so much a part of Boston baseball that the right-field foul pole at Fenway Park was named for him.

August 13, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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Wichita State’s perfect run ends

ST. LOUIS (AP) - John Calipari stood frozen on the Kentucky sideline. Every player on the Wichita State bench held his breath. Everything seemed to stop inside the Scottrade Center as Fred VanVleet let loose with a 3-pointer that could have kept the Shockers perfect.

March 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Top freshmen headed home already

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Jabari Parker looked to the floor as he if was searching for answers for Duke's stunning loss to Mercer to open the NCAA tournament. Tears filled his eyes, disappointment cast a pall over his face, his words mumbled, almost inaudible.

March 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lincecum hit hard but rally

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Tim Lincecum was tagged for 11 hits and seven runs, including three homers, but the San Francisco Giants came all the way back to beat the Kansas City Royals 13-9 on Sunday.

March 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lake hits 3 homers in Cubs’ win over A’s

PHOENIX (AP) - Junior Lake's big day helped bail out Jason Hammel.

March 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pitching shines in Bay Area battle

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Yusmeiro Petit struck out seven in four impressive innings, sending the San Francisco Giants to a 3-0 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Friday night.

March 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Fresh start for Schaub in Oakland

ALAMEDA (AP) - Matt Schaub and the Oakland Raiders are both hoping to put the mistakes of 2013 in the past.

March 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Spurs beat Kings for 12th straight win

SACRAMENTO (AP) - While a fast-paced offense has become more of a fixture in recent years, the San Antonio Spurs can still grind out games when needed.

March 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kenseth wins pole in Fontana

FONTANA (AP) - Although Matt Kenseth thinks track position is less important on Fontana's well-aged asphalt than on other NASCAR ovals, he is still excited to start up front Sunday.

March 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Scott up 7 shots

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Adam Scott keeps putting his name in the Bay Hill record book, each round moving him closer to another handshake with The King.

March 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Scott’s 62 ties record at Bay Hill

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Masters champion Adam Scott was feeling ill when he arrived at Bay Hill. One majestic round with the putter Thursday made him feel a lot better.

March 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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


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