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Pagan to have season-ending back surgery

LOS ANGELES (AP) - San Francisco Giants outfielder Angel Pagan will have season-ending surgery to repair a bulging disk in his back.

September 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants pull within 3½ of West lead, beat LA in 13

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Pinch-hitter Andrew Susac singled home the go-ahead run in the 13th inning, and the San Francisco Giants beat the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers 5-2 Monday night to climb within 3 1/2 games of the NL West lead.

September 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Samardzija pitches Athletics past Angels

OAKLAND (AP) - Jeff Samardzija pitched seven strong innings and received some rare run support to snap a four-start winless stretch, and the Oakland Athletics kept hold of the top AL wild-card spot by beating the AL West champion Los Angeles Angels 8-4 Monday night.

September 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders settle for moral victory in New England

The Oakland Raiders left New England with a moral victory, having taken the Patriots down to the closing minute a week after being completely uncompetitive against Houston.

September 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Undisciplined play sends 49ers to 1-2 start

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers find themselves in a familiar position having lost two straight games to fall to 1-2 after three games for the second straight season.

September 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Concern over McIlroy, McDowell more about results

GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) - European captain Paul McGinley is having second thoughts about a Rory McIlroy-Graeme McDowell partnership in the Ryder Cup.

September 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kent creates scholarship for Cal women’s athletics

BERKELEY (AP) - Former major league infielder Jeff Kent is giving back to women's athletics at his former school, the University of California.

September 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


2 fans arrested, others ejected during 49ers-Cardinals game

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Two men have been arrested on assault charges after fighting in the stands during Sunday's game between the Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers.

September 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bears hold on to beat Jets 27-19

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - The Chicago Bears took advantage of early mistakes by the sloppy New York Jets.

September 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Braves fire GM Frank Wren after missing playoffs

ATLANTA (AP) - For nearly a quarter-century, the Atlanta Braves have been all about stability.

September 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


MLB capsules

CLEVELAND (AP) - Danny Duffy pitched six shutout innings for his first win in more than a month as the Kansas City Royals moved closer to the top of the AL Central and kept some distance over Cleveland in the wild-card race, beating the Indians 2-0 on Monday night.

September 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Today in baseball history

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September 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hur pulls away for LPGA Tour victory in Alabama

PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Mi Jung Hur was finally able to relax for a couple of holes after matching top-ranked Stacy Lewis stroke for stroke Sunday in the final round of the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic.

September 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ivanovic beats Wozniacki to win

TOKYO (AP) - Third-seeded Ana Ivanovic of Serbia beat second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 6-2, 7-6 (2) on Sunday to win the Pan Pacific Open for her fourth WTA title of the year.

September 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Volleyball to be hot ticket for 2016 Rio Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Brazil's loss to Poland in the final of the men's volleyball world championship on Sunday was a blow to the South Americans, but should boost the sport in two years at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

September 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Williams beats Halep to win WTA Finals title

SINGAPORE (AP) - The lead-up to Sunday's championship match at the WTA Finals suggested Serena Williams would face a major challenge to beat Simona Halep, but then, the No. 1-ranked player has made a career out of performing at her best when it matters most.

October 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Royals edge Giants, lead 2-1 in World Series

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - All season long and deep into October, the Kansas City Royals have relied on their winning formula of fundamental baseball: sparkling defense, a dominant bullpen and just enough timely hitting.

October 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


East has been a beast for Raiders

CLEVELAND (AP) - When the Oakland Raiders travel east, their performance usually heads south.

October 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Royals enter uncharted territory

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Eric Hosmer loaded up, launched a long fly and watched it sail toward McCovey Cove. Way out there in right field, near the 421-foot mark, the ball bonked off the brick wall.

October 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders may lose Woodley to injury

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders defensive end LaMarr Woodley has a serious biceps injury and could miss the remainder of the season.

October 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Manning, Sanders lead Broncos past Chargers

DENVER (AP) - Emmanuel Sanders waited six long weeks to join the list of players who have caught a touchdown pass from Peyton Manning. Now, he has four in less than a week.

October 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Letestu gets winner, Blue Jackets beat Sharks

SAN JOSE (AP) - Mark Letestu scored twice, including the game-winner with 21 seconds remaining, and Ryan Johansen also scored two goals as the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the road-weary San Jose Sharks 5-4 on Thursday night.

October 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Next Women’s World Cup is a big chance for US soccer

The chants of "U-S-A! U-S-A!" can rev up again next summer.

October 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Serena bounces back to best at WTA Finals

SINGAPORE (AP) - Serena Williams awoke on Thursday dreading playing tennis. By the end of the day, her doubts were defeated and she was still in the running for a third straight WTA Finals crown.

October 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


PGA president refers to Poulter as ‘lil girl’

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - The PGA of America president referred to Ian Poulter as a little girl on two social media accounts Thursday evening for his criticism of the jobs Nick Faldo and Tom Watson did as Ryder Cup captains.

October 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Compton among early leaders at Sea Island

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - Erik Compton is happy with where he is in golf, and he's not referring to his 5-under 65 on Thursday for a share of the lead in the McGladrey Classic.

October 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


No. 6 Oregon looks to extend streak against Cal

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Marcus Mariota hasn't given much thought to being part of the first college football game played at Levi's Stadium. It's probably because the Oregon quarterback plans to return to the $1.3 billion facility in another six weeks.

October 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants’ Hudson to face Royals’ Guthrie in Game 3

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In the middle of a champagne-and-beer-soaked clubhouse after the San Francisco Giants won the NL Championship Series, Tim Hudson was given the chance to speak to his team.

October 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lincecum’s back fine, expected to be ready Game 3

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum has no structural damage in his tight back and is expected to be available when the World Series resumes with Game 3 on Friday night.

October 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Red Sox hire Chili Davis as hitting coach

BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Red Sox have hired Chili Davis as their hitting coach.

October 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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