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QB Alex Smith returns to Bay Area to face old team

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Alex Smith was booed so many times on his home field at Candlestick Park, he has no idea how he might be received by the old fans when he runs out with the Chiefs to face the 49ers on Sunday.

October 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


After 1 great game, 49ers defense looks to build

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco's once-dominant defense is beginning to rediscover the swagger that has defined this unit in recent years.

October 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Nats face playoff- seasoned Giants

WASHINGTON (AP) - The San Francisco Giants and Washington Nationals both missed the postseason last year. That's pretty much where the similarities end heading into Friday's NL Division Series opener.

October 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sharks try to move past playoff collapse

SAN JOSE (AP) - As much as the San Jose Sharks may try to put last season's playoff collapse behind them, there will be constant reminders all season long.

October 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cruz, Hardy HRs carry Orioles past Tigers 12-3

BALTIMORE (AP) - The way Nelson Cruz and the Baltimore Orioles are hitting this season, it may not matter much who pitches for the other guys.

October 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders WR Rod Streater out for at least 8 weeks

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders' Rod Streater will miss at least the next eight weeks after being placed on the injured reserve list with a designation to return.

October 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kershaw vs. Wainwright in stellar NLDS matchup

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The last time the Los Angeles Dodgers faced the St. Louis Cardinals in the playoffs, Clayton Kershaw had a terrible outing and the Dodgers were bounced out of the postseason.

October 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Peppers gets pick 6, Packers rout Vikings

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - The Green Bay Packers kept scoring on a rainy Thursday night.

October 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors’ Andrew Bogut hoping for a healthy season

OAKLAND (AP) - Andrew Bogut saw Marreese Speights driving to the rim during a pickup game at the Golden State Warriors' practice facility a couple weeks ago and never second-guessed what to do next.

October 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US women’s basketball team set to take on France

ISTANBUL (AP) - Maya Moore and her U.S. teammates know what's at stake now. A loss and their world championship run would be over.

October 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Moustakas’ HR in 11th puts Royals past Angels

ANAHEIM (AP) - Mike Moustakas homered leading off the 11th inning, and the Kansas City Royals kept rolling in their first postseason in 29 years with a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels in the AL Division Series opener Thursday night.

October 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Strasburg to face Peavy at home in Game 1 of NLDS

WASHINGTON (AP) - Stephen Strasburg grew up in San Diego, admiring then-Padres star Jake Peavy. They've become friends, working out together in the offseason, chatting, trading texts.

October 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sparano meets with Raiders before bye

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders interim coach Tony Sparano met with his players for the first time since replacing the fired Dennis Allen, then sent them off for a four-day weekend.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Back where he started

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Alex Smith arrived in San Francisco with the pressure of being the No. 1 overall draft pick. He got called a draft bust, then turned the tide to win back those same fans who had booed him out of Candlestick Park.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Packers heavy favorites tonight

You might say the Minnesota Vikings are pondering a quarterbacking dilemma.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Sharks make qualifying offers to Hertl, 3 others

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - The San Jose Sharks issued a qualifying offer to pending restricted free agent forward Tomas Hertl and three other players.

June 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Lindros’ wait over as he headlines Hockey Hall of Fame class

Eric Lindros knew exactly what day and time the Hockey Hall of Fame would call. He was just hoping his phone would ring this time ...

June 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Durant, Anthony lead 12-player US Olympic basketball roster

NEW YORK (AP) - Kyrie Irving took one last shot on the flight home from the NBA Finals, hoping LeBron James would play in the Olympics.

June 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Italy finally ends its losing run

SAINT-DENIS, France (AP) - Spain's era of dominance at the European Championship came to an end Monday when Italy beat the two-time defending champion 2-0 ...

June 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Humiliating night for English soccer

NICE, France (AP) - Gary Cahill was lying face down on the field in disbelief. Dele Alli was squatting on the turf with his head in ...

June 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Fans, president, Maradona want Messi to reconsider

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Lionel Messi arrived back in Argentina on Monday and avoided commenting on his abrupt resignation from the national team after losing ...

June 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Tennis teacher ranked 772nd wins at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) - Marcus Willis originally was scheduled to spend Monday teaching tennis to a group of 5-to-10-year-old kids, among others, at Warwick Boat Club in ...

June 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Vintage Smoke recaptures his glory days

SONOMA (AP) - Tony Stewart sat slumped on the stairs inside his team transporter a year ago reflecting on the worst slump of his NASCAR career.

June 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Mengden gets all the run support for first big league win

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Rookie Daniel Mengden, with that quirky double-pump delivery and old-school handlebar mustache, thought his first major league win might come sooner than ...

June 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Shafer wins 99 Late Model race

Stockton's Gary Shafer Jr. survived a crash marred Late Model main to capture a controversial victory in his first race back at the ¼ mile ...

June 27, 2016 | DALE BOSOWSKI | Pro Sports


Stewart wins Save Mart 350

SONOMA - A small piece of debris on the track in the late stages of the race proved to be worth its weight in gold for ...

June 27, 2016 | DALE BOSOWSKI | Pro Sports


Federer out to turn around rough season at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) - Missing his first Grand Slam in 17 years - the French Open - was worth it to Roger Federer to be fit and confident for ...

June 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Defending champ Serena at Wimbledon ready to play

LONDON (AP) - Top-ranked Serena Williams hasn't won a Grand Slam since Wimbledon a year ago, but the 21-time major champion appeared confident about her ...

June 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Murray-Lendl partnership is among things to know

LONDON (AP) - Andy Murray was part of the first wave of top tennis players who hired former stars of the game as coaches, striking up ...

June 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Chad Barrett lifts Quakes to draw with Los Angeles

STANFORD (AP) - Chad Barrett headed home Shea Salinas' free kick in the 90th minute to give the San Jose Earthquakes a 1-1 draw with Los ...

June 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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