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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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McGregor must get rough and creative to upset Mayweather

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Just 20 months ago, a former plumber from Dublin fought a fearsome superstar who hadn't lost in a decade. Conor McGregor ...

August 24, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Raiders Pro Bowl LT Donald Penn ends holdout

ALAMEDA (AP) - Pro Bowl left tackle Donald Penn has ended his holdout with the Oakland Raiders.

August 24, 2017 | | Pro Sports


49ers S Jimmie Ward returns from hamstring injury

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers safety Jimmie Ward has been taken off the physically unable to perform list after missing nearly four weeks of ...

August 24, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Parker’s 2-run double in 7th sends Giants past Brewers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Milwaukee Brewers would have much preferred to leave for an important road series against baseball's best Los Angeles Dodgers with ...

August 24, 2017 | | Pro Sports


A’s end Britton’s save record at 60

BALTIMORE (AP) - For 60 straight appearances, Zach Britton dealt with the pleasure and pressure of fulfilling his job description when called upon to preserve a ...

August 24, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Red Sox obtain OF Rajai Davis from Oakland

CLEVELAND (AP) - The AL East-leading Boston Red Sox boosted their outfield depth by acquiring speedy Rajai Davis from the Oakland Athletics for a minor league ...

August 24, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Landon Donovan has seen both sides of Cali Clasico

Of all the rivalries in Major League Soccer, the California Clasico between the San Jose Earthquakes and the LA Galaxy is among the most spirited.

August 24, 2017 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Savarino, Rusnak, Movsisyan each score in 2nd half, RSL wins

SANDY, Utah (AP) - Jefferson Savarino, Albert Rusnak and Yura Movsisyan scored in the second half to help Real Salt Lake beat the 10-man San Jose ...

August 24, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Supporters want Kaepernick signed before season

NEW YORK (AP) - Supporters of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who refused to stand for the national anthem to protest police brutality against ...

August 24, 2017 | | Pro Sports


NBA summer of blockbuster moves

The group of 2017 Eastern Conference All-Stars who have changed teams this summer would form an impressive starting lineup.

August 24, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Isaiah Thomas facing biggest challenge of career

BOSTON (AP) - Isaiah Thomas' basketball journey is littered with decision-makers who have underestimated the diminutive guard.

August 24, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Who’s the best puncher? Mayweather says it could surprise

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Floyd Mayweather Jr. says it was the first punch of the fight. His promoter thinks it came during the second round.

August 24, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Jones facing discipline, questions after failing drug test

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Jon Jones will need an awfully good explanation for the latest major setback in his checkered mixed martial arts career.

August 24, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Fitzgerald on Anquan Boldin: ‘He’s like a big brother to me’

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Larry Fitzgerald took a moment Tuesday to talk about the retirement of his good friend and former teammate Anquan Boldin.

August 22, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Political football: Patriots gave Trump a Super Bowl ring

BOSTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has a Super Bowl championship ring - just like Vladimir Putin.

August 22, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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