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A’s bow to King Felix in shutout

OAKLAND (AP) - Felix Hernandez struck out eight on opening day in his first start since signing a $175 million, seven-year contract in February, and the Mariners beat the reigning AL West champion Oakland Athletics 2-0 on Monday night.

April 02, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Giants in awe of Kershaw

LOS ANGELES (AP) - After an erratic first inning, Matt Cain settled down and tossed six scoreless innings for the San Francisco Giants.

April 02, 2013 | | Pro Sports


McKenzie’s man: Raiders acquire Flynn

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders are changing directions at quarterback once again.

April 02, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Harper homers twice

WASHINGTON (AP) – All it took was two at-bats on his first opening day in the majors for Bryce Harper to hit two homers - and hear some "M-V-P!" chants.

April 02, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Sports news briefs

• Oakland's top prospect in Stockton: STOCKTON – The Oakland Athletics announced its Opening Day roster for the Single-A Stockton Ports. The team includes several returning players from last season along with talented up-and-comers, including the Athletics Top Prospect infielder Addison Russell.

April 02, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Sandoval returns to lineup for Giants against A’s

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The status of San Francisco Giants slugger Pablo Sandoval for opening day is still a big question after he left Friday night's 3-1 victory against the Oakland Athletics with more discomfort in his irritated elbow.

March 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Buster Posey gets $167M, 9-year deal from Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - At age 26, Buster Posey can envision one day retiring with the San Francisco Giants.

March 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


A’s designate for assignment Barton, Blackley

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Oakland Athletics designated infielder Daric Barton and left-hander Travis Blackley for assignment on Friday.

March 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Walljasper, Sierra silence Weston Ranch

Sierra's Allie Walljasper was lights out from the circle during Thursday's Valley Oak League ballgame against visiting Weston Ranch.

March 29, 2013 | By JOHN JOEL GRIFFITHS Staff reporter | Pro Sports


Lincecum labors, Giants lose to A’s

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Back on the mound in his home ballpark, Tim Lincecum was still far from his old form.

March 29, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Niemi leads Sharks to win over Red Wings

SAN JOSE (AP) - Antii Niemi made 27 saves for his second shutout in two nights and the San Jose Sharks won their third straight game in regulation, beating the Detroit Red Wings 2-0 on Thursday.

March 29, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Cousins leads Kings past Suns

PHOENIX (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins put his full array of skills on display Thursday night.

March 29, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Giants extend deals for Sabean, Bochy through 2016 season

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The brains behind two of the last three World Series titles plan to stick together for at least another four seasons.

March 29, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Boxer Guerrero arrested on NY airport gun charges

NEW YORK (AP) - Boxer Robert Guerrero, a former featherweight champion, was arrested Thursday at New York's Kennedy Airport after police said he tried to take a gun on a plane.

March 29, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Heat start to move on after streak ends

Take heart, Heat. Look out, NBA.

March 29, 2013 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer | Pro Sports


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Liriano shuts down Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - His left oblique no longer a painful obstacle, Francisco Liriano is starting to look like the dominant pitcher he was for Pittsburgh in 2013.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers WR Brandon Lloyd enjoying return to NFL

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Brandon Lloyd returned to the San Francisco 49ers to finish what he started.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Schaub settles in as Raiders QB

NAPA (AP) - The anointed starting quarterback for the Oakland Raiders is strengthening his hold on the position this training camp instead of losing it.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ivanovic lone seeded player to win at Stanford

STANFORD (AP) - Ana Ivanovic has a new coach and a better outlook.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NASCAR suspends Hamlin crew chief Grubb 6 races

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - NASCAR suspended Denny Hamlin's crew chief and car chief on Tuesday for six races because the Joe Gibbs Racing entry failed inspection following his third-place finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Woods faces 2 weeks that shape the season

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - The landmark at Firestone Country Club is among the most popular in America, a massive water tower in the shape of a golf ball on a tee.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers sign former Cardinals running back Alfonso Smith

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have signed former Arizona Cardinals running back Alfonso Smith to a one-year deal.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Twins sign NorCal prospect

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In one of their craziest scouting experiences, the Minnesota Twins have reached a deal with a 24-year-old pitching prospect who has thrown 100 mile per hour fastballs but has never been drafted.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cain to meet with elbow specialist

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Giants right-hander Matt Cain plans to meet with specialist Dr. James Andrews this week to get a second opinion on his injured elbow.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Alameda County approves Athletics lease

OAKLAND (AP) - The Alameda County Board of Supervisors has voted to approve a 10-year lease extension to keep the Athletics in Oakland.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NBA, Clippers eager for Sterling out

The NBA and the Los Angeles Clippers are ready to move on, even if Donald Sterling wants to keep fighting.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Scott sees swift title contention for Lakers

EL SEGUNDO (AP) - Byron Scott was a key component of the Los Angeles Lakers' Showtime teams, a smooth shooting guard with sizzling competitive fire. He believes his purple-and-gold championship pedigree makes him the ideal coach to return the struggling 16-time champions to NBA contention.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Anderson Silva returns Jan. 31 vs Nick Diaz

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Former UFC champion Anderson Silva will return to the octagon Jan. 31 against Nick Diaz in Las Vegas.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants lose 5th straight, 5-0 to Pirates

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - After getting swept in a three-game home series to the Los Angeles Dodgers to fall out of first place in the NL West, the San Francisco Giants turned to their hottest pitcher to help wash away their woes.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Carter leads Astros homer-happy win over Athletics

HOUSTON (AP) - It all fell apart for Oakland starter Jesse Chavez in a very brief span.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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