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Giants power past Brewers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - After an extended slump they would rather forget, the San Francisco Giants are gaining ground and back in the thick of the playoff chase as September begins.

August 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49er McDonald faces charges of domestic violence

SAN JOSE (AP) - San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald was arrested early Sunday on felony domestic violence charges after officers responded to a home in an upscale neighborhood, San Jose police said.

August 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s frustrated as Angels sweep

ANAHEIM (AP) - The Oakland Athletics arrived in Orange County eager to move back atop the AL West before Labor Day.

August 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Real Salt Lake , Earthquakes play draw

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Javier Morales evened the score in the 36th minute, and the San Jose Earthquakes and Real Salt Lake finished with a 1-1 draw Saturday night.

August 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ernst wins Portland in playoff

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Austin Ernst won the LPGA Tour's Portland Classic on Sunday with a par on the first hole of a playoff against South Korea's I.K. Kim.

August 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Henley takes 1-shot lead at Deutsche Bank

NORTON, Mass. (AP) - Russell Henley doesn't get into contention as much as he'd like, though he is tough to beat when he's anywhere near the lead.

August 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wozniacki’ stamina keys win in US Open quarters

NEW YORK (AP) - Caroline Wozniacki trusts her stamina so much that she plans to return to New York in two months to run a marathon.

August 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers OL Boone agrees to new two-year deal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Holdout right guard Alex Boone has agreed to a $6 million, two-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers that replaces the two years remaining on his previous deal, a person with direct knowledge of the contract said Sunday.

August 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


In earthquake, wine barrels turn into quarter-ton projectiles

NAPA (AP) - Napa Valley's seismically reinforced winery buildings generally held up to the largest earthquake to hit Northern California in a quarter-century, but the precious wine piled inside often did not.

August 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ Aldon Smith suspended 9 games

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has been suspended for nine games by the NFL after a series of off-field legal issues.

August 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Stewart back at the track, looking to heal

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) - Tony Stewart took his seat on the podium - unshaven, his eyes glassy - and unfolded a sheet of paper. His voice quivered as he read, pausing to maintain his composure as he described the death of a driver he hit as "one of the toughest tragedies I've ever had to deal with."

August 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Red-hot Posey perfect

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Buster Posey went 5 for 5 and drove in three runs in just six innings, then was pulled early as the San Francisco Giants routed the Milwaukee Brewers 13-2 on Friday night for their fourth straight win.

August 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Halos widen gap atop West

ANAHEIM (AP) - Jered Weaver outpitched Jon Lester, Albert Pujols hit his 516th career homer and the Los Angeles Angels beat Oakland 4-0 Friday night, extend their AL West lead over the A's to three games.

August 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Errani’s ‘cottage cheese’ serve tops Venus at Open

NEW YORK (AP) - A day before facing Venus Williams - and a partisan crowd - at the U.S. Open, Italy's Sara Errani came across a video posted on Twitter that gave her a little extra motivation.

August 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Borland returns pick for TD; 49ers beat Texans

HOUSTON (AP) - Chris Borland made one final case to get into the mix of 49ers linebackers needed to replace injured NaVorro Bowman.

August 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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QB Alex Smith returns to Bay Area to face old team

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Alex Smith was booed so many times on his home field at Candlestick Park, he has no idea how he might be received by the old fans when he runs out with the Chiefs to face the 49ers on Sunday.

October 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


After 1 great game, 49ers defense looks to build

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco's once-dominant defense is beginning to rediscover the swagger that has defined this unit in recent years.

October 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Nats face playoff- seasoned Giants

WASHINGTON (AP) - The San Francisco Giants and Washington Nationals both missed the postseason last year. That's pretty much where the similarities end heading into Friday's NL Division Series opener.

October 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sharks try to move past playoff collapse

SAN JOSE (AP) - As much as the San Jose Sharks may try to put last season's playoff collapse behind them, there will be constant reminders all season long.

October 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cruz, Hardy HRs carry Orioles past Tigers 12-3

BALTIMORE (AP) - The way Nelson Cruz and the Baltimore Orioles are hitting this season, it may not matter much who pitches for the other guys.

October 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders WR Rod Streater out for at least 8 weeks

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders' Rod Streater will miss at least the next eight weeks after being placed on the injured reserve list with a designation to return.

October 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kershaw vs. Wainwright in stellar NLDS matchup

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The last time the Los Angeles Dodgers faced the St. Louis Cardinals in the playoffs, Clayton Kershaw had a terrible outing and the Dodgers were bounced out of the postseason.

October 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Peppers gets pick 6, Packers rout Vikings

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - The Green Bay Packers kept scoring on a rainy Thursday night.

October 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors’ Andrew Bogut hoping for a healthy season

OAKLAND (AP) - Andrew Bogut saw Marreese Speights driving to the rim during a pickup game at the Golden State Warriors' practice facility a couple weeks ago and never second-guessed what to do next.

October 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US women’s basketball team set to take on France

ISTANBUL (AP) - Maya Moore and her U.S. teammates know what's at stake now. A loss and their world championship run would be over.

October 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Moustakas’ HR in 11th puts Royals past Angels

ANAHEIM (AP) - Mike Moustakas homered leading off the 11th inning, and the Kansas City Royals kept rolling in their first postseason in 29 years with a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels in the AL Division Series opener Thursday night.

October 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Strasburg to face Peavy at home in Game 1 of NLDS

WASHINGTON (AP) - Stephen Strasburg grew up in San Diego, admiring then-Padres star Jake Peavy. They've become friends, working out together in the offseason, chatting, trading texts.

October 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sparano meets with Raiders before bye

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders interim coach Tony Sparano met with his players for the first time since replacing the fired Dennis Allen, then sent them off for a four-day weekend.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Back where he started

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Alex Smith arrived in San Francisco with the pressure of being the No. 1 overall draft pick. He got called a draft bust, then turned the tide to win back those same fans who had booed him out of Candlestick Park.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Packers heavy favorites tonight

You might say the Minnesota Vikings are pondering a quarterbacking dilemma.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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