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Venus Williams advances to QF

STANFORD (AP) - Venus Williams advanced to the Bank of the West quarterfinals Thursday night, beating fourth-seeded Victoria Azarenka 6-4, 7-6 (1).

July 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Resilient woods starts well at Bridgestone

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Tiger Woods showed signs of a positive recovery Thursday at the Bridgestone Invitational. Not just from back surgery, but from making bogeys.

July 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Deadline dealin’

Baseball fans were still trying to sort out the dizzying deals for postseason aces Jon Lester and John Lackey, Home Run Derby champ Yoenis Cespedes and All-Star shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera when they were treated to a most curious sight Thursday.

July 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s deal Tommy Milone to Twins for Sam Fuld

OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics have traded left-hander Tommy Milone to the Minnesota Twins for outfielder Sam Fuld.

July 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Chekwa taking reps with Raiders

NAPA (AP) - Chimdi Chekwa has dealt with so much in his first two NFL seasons that a matchup with wide receiver James Jones in practice seemed fairly easy in comparison for the Oakland cornerback.

July 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lynch ends holdout, arrives at camp

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - Marshawn Lynch's holdout is over, ending one distraction so far for the Super Bowl champions.

July 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Johnson takes LOA from golf

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Dustin Johnson is taking a leave of absence from golf to seek help for "personal challenges," a swift end to his season that will keep him from playing the PGA Championship, the FedEx Cup playoffs and the Ryder Cup.

July 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders owner talks with San Antonio

OAKLAND (AP) - Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis confirmed he has met with San Antonio officials but declined to disclose whether he has any interest in relocating the franchise to Texas.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hammel fails again for Athletics in loss to Astros

HOUSTON (AP) - In the first inning against Houston, Jason Hammel picked up right where he left off since coming to the Oakland Athletics.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Guy’s wait for Hall of Fame comes to end

OAKLAND (AP) - Ray Guy built a Hall of Fame career of making other people wait.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lloyd’s film watching impresses teammates

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco wide receiver Anquan Boldin laughs - a big, hearty guffaw - and shakes his head.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants benefit from Pirates’ blunder

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jean Machi and the San Francisco Giants ended their six-game losing streak in the most wacky way. They don't care how it happened, any break is welcome these days.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pauley Pavilion drenched in hoops history

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The House That Wooden Built is waterlogged.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Stern sees Sterling saga ending well, lauds Silver

NEW YORK (AP) - Former Commissioner David Stern praised the NBA's handling of the Donald Sterling controversy and predicts it will "end well" for the league.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Riley insists Heat will be competitive

MIAMI (AP) - One of the last things Miami Heat President Pat Riley told LeBron James before free agency began this summer was that he would be selling potential players on the notion of playing alongside a four-time NBA MVP.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Warriors will rely on versatility, depth to defend LeBron

OAKLAND (AP) - LeBron James believes there is nobody in the world that can stop him. He is too strong, too fast, too skilled.

June 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Klay Thompson cleared to play in finals

OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson has been cleared to return after his concussion and play in the NBA Finals.

June 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Veteran Blackhawks, young Lightning open Stanley Cup Final

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The Chicago Blackhawks headed south this week to secure a dynasty, and the Tampa Bay Lightning are the only obstacle left.

June 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Miller pleads no contest to disturbing peace

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco 49ers fullback Bruce Miller pleaded no contest Tuesday to a misdemeanor disturbing the peace charge stemming from an argument with his former fiancee that led to his arrest March 5.

June 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Donald Penn optimistic about Raiders in 2015

ALAMEDA (AP) - Donald Penn isn't getting much sleep at home these days, not with a 2-month-old daughter to take care of.

June 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Goodell makes it official: He will hear Brady’s appeal

NEW YORK (AP) - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made it official Tuesday: He will hear Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension.

June 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Blatter says he will resign as FIFA president

ZURICH (AP) - The end for Sepp Blatter came suddenly, just days after he had seemingly solidified his hold on FIFA.

June 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Federer loses to pal Wawrinka; Tsonga into semis

PARIS (AP) - Stumbling on his way to the net, Roger Federer dropped his racket and fell to his knees on the red clay. Hardly the sort of grace and precision the world has come to expect from the 17-time Grand Slam champion.

June 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


American Pharoah arrives in New York

NEW YORK (AP) - American Pharoah arrived in New York on Tuesday to begin final preparations for this weekend's Belmont Stakes, in which the colt will try to become the first Triple Crown winner since 1978.

June 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Zobrist’s grand slam lifts A’s to win over Tigers

DETROIT (AP) - Ben Zobrist figured his line drive with the bases loaded was hit hard enough to go over the right fielder's head.

June 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


McCutchen leads Pirates past Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Andrew McCutchen had four hits and drove in two runs, Pedro Alvarez drove in a pair and the Pittsburgh Pirates won for the 10th time in 12 games, beating the San Francisco Giants 7-4 Tuesday night.

June 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NBA union to investigate league’s concussion protocol

OAKLAND (AP) - When NBA union chief Michele Roberts watched Stephen Curry return to a game after his head slammed against the floor and he walked woozily to the locker room, she immediately took a closer look at the league's concussion protocols.

June 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Cavs coach Blatt takes shots, battles his way to NBA Finals

CLEVELAND (AP) - For any NBA rookie, the first year is challenging. There's the adjustment to travel, the pressure to perform and all that comes with being a professional.

June 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Bulls plan to introduce Hoiberg as coach

CHICAGO (AP) - The Mayor is moving to Chicago.

June 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kerr, Warriors enjoying ride in ‘dream season’

OAKLAND (AP) - Steve Kerr remembers coming into training camp with the Chicago Bulls before the 1995-96 season and sensing something different about the team.

June 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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