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Manfred in favor of changing roster expansion rule

TORONTO (AP) - Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred supports changing the rule that expands active rosters from 25 to 40 each Sept. 1.

October 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


WR Torrey Smith becomes forgotten man in 49ers offense

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Torrey Smith entered the season as one of the few San Francisco receivers with any proven track record in the NFL.

October 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Country hardball in the big city: Bumgarner vs Syndergaard

NEW YORK (AP) - Bright lights, big city, ol' country hardball.

October 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Encarnacion’s HR lifts Jays over O’s, into ALDS

TORONTO (AP) - Edwin Encarnacion hit a three-run homer in the 11th inning off Ubaldo Jimenez, and Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 in Tuesday night's AL wild card game to advance to a Division Series matchup against Texas.

October 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Runner-up Sharks hope to take 1 more step this season

SAN JOSE (AP) - The San Jose Sharks never were closer to that elusive Stanley Cup title than they were last season when a long playoff run ended two wins short of a championship.

October 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ex-Raider, Vegas leaders drumming up support for NFL stadium

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Proponents of an NFL stadium in Las Vegas - including former Oakland Raider and TV analyst Howie Long - are trying to rally support for a plan to build it with $750 million in public money.

October 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Vikings deny Beckham, mystify Manning in 24-10 win vs. NYG

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota's defense denied Odell Beckham Jr. all night and forced two turnovers that led to 10 points, and the Vikings mystified Eli Manning yet again during a 24-10 victory Monday over the New York Giants.

October 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Plenty of playoff questions pop up

After a scramble to finish the regular season, the playoffs are finally on deck. With 10 teams left, here are 10 questions to carry fans through October:

October 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Rockies’ Walt Weiss out after team’s best season since 2010

DENVER (AP) - The relationship between Walt Weiss and his general manager deteriorated over the last several months. He and Jeff Bridich certainly see eye-to-eye on this: The Colorado Rockies have quite a few of the pieces in place to be a contender.

October 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


McGwire, Selig, Steinbrenner on new Hall of Fame ballot

NEW YORK (AP) - Mark McGwire is getting another swing at the Hall of Fame.

October 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


McGwire, Selig, Steinbrenner on new Hall of Fame ballot

NEW YORK (AP) - Mark McGwire is getting another swing at the Hall of Fame.

October 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ Bowman out for season

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The losses keep piling up for the San Francisco 49ers.

October 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders likely to place Smith, Heeney on injured reserve

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Raiders are expected be without tight end Lee Smith and former starting middle linebacker Ben Heeney for the rest of the season after both players were injured during Sunday's win in Baltimore.

October 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Injury-plagued Athletics win one more game, still last place

OAKLAND (AP) - Sonny Gray showed up at spring training eight months ago with big aspirations for himself and the Oakland Athletics this season.

October 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Giants find way back into playoffs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pitcher Jake Peavy grabbed the microphone and promised a sellout crowd more special October baseball, and who could doubt him given the Giants' recent history of even-year World Series success?

October 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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Suspended LB Aldon Smith hopeful of Raiders comeback soon

OAKLAND (AP) - Suspended Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith plans to return to football in two weeks, optimistic the NFL will grant his wish.

November 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Pacquiao fights Vargas in bout that’s a tough sell

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The hook for Manny Pacquiao's latest fight is that he's the fighting politician, as eager to take on problems in ...

November 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic loses in Paris, Murray has shot at No 1

PARIS (AP) - Five months after his first French Open title and completing a career Grand Slam in Paris, Novak Djokovic's reign over men's ...

November 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ Hyde unsure about playing vs Saints

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde said he suffered an AC joint injury in his shoulder that may prevent him from ...

November 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Hayden likely to start at corner for Raiders

ALAMEDA (AP) - DJ Hayden's career over the past four seasons has pretty much mirrored that of the Oakland Raiders, the only NFL team he ...

November 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Giants exercise 2017 contract option for lefty Matt Moore

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Matt Moore's $7 million contract option for 2017 has been exercised by the San Francisco Giants, who acquired the left-hander at ...

November 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Relief revolution: Highlights, themes from a wild postseason

It all started with a dubious decision that drew heavy criticism: Baltimore manager Buck Showalter left stud closer Zach Britton in the bullpen and lost ...

November 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Tkachuk scores twice for Flames in win over Sharks

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Teen-ager Matthew Tkachuk stayed up late thinking he would be scratched. When he did hear he would play, he got ready ...

November 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Magic take step in process in win over Kings

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - So much has been made about the process in this first season of the Orlando Magic under Frank Vogel.

November 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


KD Show: Durant goes off against old Oklahoma City team

OAKLAND (AP) - Kevin Durant matched his career high with seven 3-pointers and scored 39 points, coolly knocking down long jumpers while thoroughly embarrassing Russell Westbrook ...

November 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cubs win 1st Series title since 1908

CLEVELAND (AP) - The wait 'til next year is finally over. The Chicago Cubs are World Series champions.

November 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Durant tries to downplay the reunion with OKC

OAKLAND (AP) - As much as Kevin Durant might try to downplay the drama, when he steps on the court against his former Oklahoma City team ...

November 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders Derek Carr tries to tune out praise

ALAMEDA (AP) - Derek Carr hears all the talk of a possible MVP and the praise after a sterling first half to the season.

November 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Thunder remained unbeaten with victory over Clippers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Russell Westbrook hit a jumper with 18.7 seconds left and finished with 35 points, and the Oklahoma City Thunder remained unbeaten ...

November 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


California Chrome seeks to cap perfect year

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) - Thoroughbred racing's richest horse was ready to relax. Having just come off the track from a morning gallop in preparation for ...

November 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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