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For rebuilding Vikings, 49ers offer example

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Vikings are in the early stage of their plan to return to perennial playoff contention with a team supporting a power running game with smart, productive passes and backs that up with a stingy, turnover-forcing defense.

September 21, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Oakdale flusters Manteca from service line

Oakdale made quick work of Manteca at Winter Gym on Wednesday, sweeping in three (25-13, 25-11, 25-11) behind potent serving.

September 19, 2012 | Jonamar Jacinto | Pro Sports


Wondolowski lifts Earthquakes to draw with Timbers

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Chris Wondolowski scored two goals in the second half, including the tying goal in stoppage time, to lift the San Jose Earthquakes to a 2-2 draw with the Portland Timbers on Wednesday night.

September 19, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Raiders add CB Brandian Ross to beat-up secondary

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders made moves to bolster their banged-up secondary on Wednesday by signing cornerback Brandian Ross from Green Bay's practice squad and giving starting free safety Michael Huff work at cornerback in practice.

September 19, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Michael Crabtree motivates offense with challenge

SANTA CLARA (AP) - It was a natural moment for Michael Crabtree to address his 49ers teammates - on his 25th birthday last Friday.

September 19, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Flags by replacements, regular refs about same

NEW YORK (AP) - The numbers say there isn't much difference in the NFL with replacement officials. Comments from players and coaches say otherwise.

September 19, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Woods & McIlroy meet again with more at stake

ATLANTA (AP) - With every week, and every win, Rory McIlroy gets a new moniker. Two-time major champion. The world No. 1. Heir apparent. The latest nickname was courtesy of none other than Tiger Woods.

September 19, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Cain, Sandoval lead Giants past Rockies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Matt Cain pitched eight solid innings to earn his career-best 15th win, Pablo Sandoval homered for his first time in two months and the San Francisco Giants moved another game closer to clinching the NL West title with a 7-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night.

September 19, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Chavez Jr. tests positive for pot after Vegas bout

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Middleweight fighter Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. could be stripped of his $3 million purse, depending on the explanation he offers to Nevada boxing regulators about a positive test for marijuana after his first professional loss last weekend in Las Vegas, officials said Wednesday.

September 19, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Anderson hurt in Tigers’ win over Athletics

DETROIT (AP) - Oakland hopes it only lost a game in the Motor City.

September 19, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Lincecum pitches Giants past Rockies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Lincecum pitched San Francisco one win closer to an NL West crown, and the Giants lowered their magic number to clinch the division to seven with a 6-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night.

September 18, 2012 | | Pro Sports


A’s begin trip with loss to Tigers

DETROIT (AP) - The Oakland Athletics may have only one more big hurdle to clear before securing a surprising playoff berth.

September 18, 2012 | | Pro Sports


49ers Davis goes with celebratory jump shot

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Vernon Davis might get fewer style points these days for his touchdown celebrations - and he's perfectly fine with that.

September 18, 2012 | | Pro Sports


49ers take top spot in AP Pro32 power rankings

NEW YORK (AP) - An efficient Alex Smith and a rock-solid defense have the San Francisco 49ers on top of the AP Pro32 power rankings.

September 18, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Stanford looking forward, not back

STANFORD (AP) - David Shaw came home late Saturday night and his wife, Kori, already wanted to watch the television replay of his Stanford team's 21-14 upset over Southern California.

September 18, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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Colombians recall Escobar’s death

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - The murder 20 years ago Wednesday of a Colombian soccer player who had accidentally scored for the other side, helping eliminate his team from the World Cup, stands in stark contrast to the national squad's celebrated success this time around.

July 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Klinsmann right: US not ready to contend

SAO PAULO (AP) - Turns out Jurgen Klinsmann was right: The United States isn't ready to win the World Cup.

July 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Americans fall short

SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) - They captured the hearts of America - from coast to coast, big towns and small, all the way to the White House.

July 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Messi magic lifts Argentina

SAO PAULO (AP) - Argentina's theme at this World Cup seems to be scrappy wins with Lionel Messi pulling through at the last minute to save the day.

July 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Nadal, Sharapova on losing end of upsets

LONDON (AP) - Rafael Nadal ran out of comebacks at Wimbledon, losing to a brash, big-serving, between-the-legs-hitting 19-year-old kid who might just be a future star.

July 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sharks look to youth as free agency opens

SAN JOSE (AP) - The San Jose Sharks began free agency Tuesday by trading veteran defenseman Brad Stuart to Colorado for two draft picks and signing defenseman Taylor Fedun to a one-year deal as part of their commitment to a youth movement.

July 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Manziel: Browns to Biebs

CLEVELAND (AP) - Johnny Manziel went from hanging out with the Browns to hanging with the Biebs.

July 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Nets move on after Kidd bolts for Bucks

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Jason Kidd's jersey hung on the wall just to the right of Billy King, a reminder that the Brooklyn Nets lost more than a coach. They lost a franchise icon.

July 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Serena Williams pulls out with ‘bug’

LONDON (AP) - It was clear something was wrong with Serena Williams from the moment she began trying to warm up for her Wimbledon doubles match Tuesday.

July 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ Smith won’t be charged in LAX incident

LOS ANGELES (AP) - San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith will not face charges related to his arrest earlier this year at Los Angeles International Airport.

July 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Porcello puts up zeroes

DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Tigers aren't just winning games this week. They are making history.

July 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lincecum lights out again

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Lincecum followed his second career no-hitter with another vintage performance, pitching eight sharp innings to lead the San Francisco Giants past the St. Louis Cardinals 5-0 on Tuesday night.

July 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rangers DFA slumping Saunders

BALTIMORE (AP) - The Texas Rangers finally ran out of patience with left-hander Joe Saunders, who was designated for assignment Tuesday after going winless in eight starts.

July 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Woods is back, but where is he going?

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - Tiger Woods back on the golf course is a big deal.

July 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Altidore, referee focus before US-Belgium game

SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) - They know the eyes of the United States will be on them from thousands of miles away, and they say they are ready.

June 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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