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Game On Dude made early favorite for Breeders' Cup

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) - Game On Dude was made the early 9-5 favorite in a field of 12 for the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic, a race he led most of the way last year before being overtaken in the closing strides. This time, he'll have home-field advantage running at Santa Anita, where the 5-year-old gelding is 5-0.

October 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


San Francisco gets ready for Giants' parade

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - For the second time in three years, San Francisco is gearing up for a ticker-tape parade to celebrate a World Series victory for the Giants.

October 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Oakland Raiders earn day off after 2nd straight win at midseason point

ALAMEDA (AP) - The first convincing victory of the season was enough for coach Dennis Allen to give his Oakland Raiders players a welcome day off midway through the season.

October 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy beats Woods in China exhibition

ZHENGZHOU, China (AP) - Rory McIlroy outdueled Tiger Woods in the first one-on-one exhibition match between golf's two biggest names.

October 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


A's exercise Balfour contract option, decline Stephen Drew

OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics exercised their $4.5 million contract option for closer Grant Balfour on Monday, while the AL West champions declined their half of a $10 million mutual option for shortstop Stephen Drew.

October 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


One Giant Series sweep

DETROIT (AP) - Finally pressed in the World Series, the San Francisco Giants finished off a most unexpected and stunning sweep.

October 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Panda pounds his way to Series MVP

DETROIT (AP) - Pablo Sandoval not only has baseball's neatest nickname, Kung Fu Panda has a World Series MVP award to go along with it.

October 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Thousands gather at City Hall to celebrate

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - They came from all corners of the region and screamed louder with each strike and every out in the bottom of the 10th inning as the San Francisco Giants closed in on a second championship in three years Sunday.

October 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Thunder sweep of Bakersfield with OT goal

STOCKTON – Tony DeHart's blast from the high slot with six seconds left in sudden death overtime lifted the Stockton Thunder (4-1-1, 9 points) to a 3-2 victory over the Bakersfield Condors before 5,062 fans at Stockton Arena on Sunday.

October 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Wondolowski ties MLS goal mark in Earthquakes’ tie

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Chris Wondolowski tied the MLS single-season record with his 27th goal and the San Jose Earthquakes wrapped up the regular season with a 1-1 draw against the Portland Timbers on Saturday night.

October 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Sports news briefs

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October 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Oakland Raiders take advantage of struggling Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Take your pick of problems and the Kansas City Chiefs probably have them.

October 28, 2012 | | Pro Sports


49ers face Arizona in defensive contest

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The NFC West takes over Monday night football, and this season at least that means defense.

October 28, 2012 | | Pro Sports


NFL capsules

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Matt Ryan threw touchdown passes on Atlanta's first three possessions against Philadelphia and new defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, and the Falcons remained the NFL's only unbeaten team with a 30-17 victory over the Eagles on Sunday.

October 28, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Fan, 11, presents Goodell with pink penalty flags

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Dante Cano had a big idea, so he wrote a letter and sent it to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

October 28, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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Stanford’s top playmaker to sit out vs. No. 9 UCLA

STANFORD (AP) - The challenge for Stanford's struggling offense just got a little more difficult this week.

November 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Panda packing for Beantown

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - From his three home-run game in the 2012 World Series to that lasting image of his arms in the air celebrating another San Francisco championship last month, Pablo Sandoval's departure to the Boston Red Sox leaves a city in shock that he is really leaving.

November 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Forsett, Ravens gash Saints

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Justin Forsett ripped off one long run after another, and the Baltimore Ravens battered Drew Brees into a very costly mistake.

November 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Latest Pacquiao fight a boost to boxing in China

MACAU (AP) - Bob Arum learned something about Chinese boxing fans earlier this year at his company's first fight card in Shanghai, where the crowd yelled and cheered for the home country boxers all the way up until the main event.

November 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Johnson among 17 added to HOF ballot

NEW YORK (AP) - Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz are among 17 newcomers on baseball's 2015 Hall of Fame ballot.

November 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Aldon Smith helps lead in 49ers’ 3rd straight win

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jim Harbaugh has the utmost respect for a guy who dislocates his finger and pops it back in on his own. Harbaugh once did so himself during his 15-year NFL career as a quarterback.

November 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Streater returns to practice for Raiders

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders receiver Rod Streater returned to practice Monday for the first time since breaking his left foot two months ago.

November 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Manziel involved in hotel scuffle

CLEVELAND (AP) - A Browns fan who says he wanted to give Johnny Manziel "a hug" was struck by the rookie quarterback's entourage at a downtown hotel and was left with a swollen eye and lip, police said.

November 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Islanders outlast Flyers in shootout

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) - Frans Nielsen and John Tavares finally solved Philadelphia's Steve Mason in a shootout, and the New York Islanders outlasted the Flyers 1-0 on Monday night to post the best 21-game start in franchise history.

November 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cleveland ends 4-game skid

CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James scored 29 points, including 16 in the first quarter, and the Cleveland Cavaliers broke a four-game losing streak with a 106-74 win over the Orlando Magic on Monday night.

November 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Red Sox spend on Sandoval, Ramirez to shake cellar

BOSTON (AP) - The Red Sox are hoping to spend their way out of the AL East cellar with two big free agent signings.

November 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


With Phelps suspended, Ledecky is banquet star

NEW YORK (AP) - The star of USA Swimming's annual Golden Goggles banquet was a record-breaking prodigy from Maryland.

November 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bills fans turn out in Detroit

DETROIT (AP) - The Buffalo Bills had plenty of support at their temporary "home" stadium.

November 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants set postseason share worth $388,606

NEW YORK (AP) - A full postseason share for the World Series champion Giants was worth a record $388,606, topping the previous mark of $370,873 set by San Francisco two years ago.

November 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


LeBron on Cavs’ issues: “I stink”

CLEVELAND (AP) - The Cleveland Cavaliers are struggling, and then some. LeBron James believes he's a major reason for their early failures.

November 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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