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A's RHP Parker sharp in spring debut, Giants win

PHOENIX (AP) - Last spring, Jarrod Parker was on edge during his time in Oakland's training camp. He was unrealistically pushing himself to make a good impression. Once he calmed down, he was solid.

March 01, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Garland sees 1st action in 20 months for Mariners

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Jon Garland felt a little out of place at the beginning before settling in and relying on what he knows best.

February 28, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Brett Anderson to start opener for Oakland

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Announced as Oakland's opening-day starter before the game, Brett Anderson allowed one hit in two scoreless innings Thursday in the Athletics' 5-3 loss to the Chicago Cubs.

February 28, 2013 | | Pro Sports


AP Source: 49ers to send Smith to KC

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Alex Smith quietly stayed behind the scenes after losing his job and watched from the sideline as San Francisco returned to the Super Bowl for the first time in 18 years. Yet the No. 1 overall draft pick from 2005 did make one thing known: The veteran quarterback still considers himself a starter.

February 27, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Pacers beat Warriors after 4th-quarter scuffle

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - If the Indiana Pacers learned anything from their 108-97 win over the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday, it's exactly how close they are as a team.

February 26, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Heat win 12th straight, outlast Kings in 2OT

MIAMI (AP) - Heat coach Erik Spoelstra summed up the efforts of LeBron James and Dwyane Wade in three words: "Video game numbers," he said.

February 26, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Brantley spiked in Indians' win over Athletics

PHOENIX (AP) - Michael Brantley sprinted for third base, trying to take advantage of an overthrow. He walked off the field moments later, his arm dangling at his side.

February 25, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Bumgarner, Scutaro solid as Giants tie ChiSox

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Madison Bumgarner is no fan of the twist, a minor flaw in his windup that eventually got worse before it started getting better.

February 25, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Manteca’s David Crouch set to run full schedule for Lucas Oil Modified

The Daytona 500 kicked off the start of the 2013 racing season this past weekend.

February 25, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Sharks' Clowe suspended 2 games for starting fight

NEW YORK (AP) - San Jose Sharks forward Ryan Clowe has been suspended two games without pay by the NHL for instigating a fight late in Friday night's 2-1 loss to Chicago.

February 25, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Kuchar wins Match Play Championship

MARANA, Ariz. (AP) - Even in the most stressful form of golf, Matt Kuchar and his easy smile made the Match Play Championship look like a weekend game with his buddies.

February 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


PGA Tour opposes ban on anchoring

MARANA, Ariz. (AP) - PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem threw a big wrinkle into the plan to outlaw the anchored putting stroke when he said Sunday the tour opposed the ban because there was not enough evidence to suggest players had an advantage by using a long putter.

February 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Young, Smith lead A's past Angels

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - This early in spring training, the Oakland Athletics want to be careful with even the slightest twinge.

February 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Davis, Gordon lead Hornets past Kings

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans Hornets fans received a glimpse of the future while enjoying the present on Sunday night.

February 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Jack rallies Warriors to win over Wolves

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Jarrett Jack has been a rock-steady pro for eight years now, the kind of reliable performer contending teams crave.

February 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Djokovic replaces Nadal at No. 1 after Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) - Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic replaced Rafael Nadal at No. 1 in the ATP rankingsMonday, while runner-up Roger Federer rose one spot to No. 3.

July 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rangers demote slumping Choice

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Texas Rangers want struggling rookie outfielder and former Stockton Ports standout Michael Choice to work on his game in the minor leagues while they replace yet another pitcher in their injury-riddled rotation.

July 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s minor leaguer Powell suspended

NEW YORK (AP) - Herschel "Boog" Powell, a Midwest League All-Star outfielder in the Oakland Athletics' system, has been suspended for 50 games following a positive test for a banned amphetamine under baseball's minor league drug program.

July 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Messi and Robben face off in semifinal

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The World Cup's best dribblers - Lionel Messi and Arjen Robben - face off whenArgentina and Netherlands meet in the semifinals.

July 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Brazil plays for nation, Neymar

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) - Neymar helped Brazil get this far at the World Cup. Now it's up to the rest of the team to win for its injured star, coach Luiz Felipe Scolari said Monday.

July 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Loew warns about fouls

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) - Germany coach Joachim Loew is worried about Brazil's "brutal" tackling in recent games, and appealed to the referee of their World Cup semifinal to be on the lookout for such tactics.

July 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic tops Federer at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) - Novak Djokovic's large lead in the rollicking Wimbledon final was slipping away, due in no small part to Roger Federer's regal presence and resurgent play.

July 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Samardzija wins in debut, secures 4 game A’s sweep

OAKLAND (AP) - Jeff Samardzija arrived at the ballpark nearly five hours before making his first start with his new ballclub.

July 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lincecum whips Padres for Giants

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Eleven days after no-hitting the Padres, Tim Lincecum took a shutout into the seventh inning against San Diego to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 5-3 victory Sunday.

July 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Trade costing Samardzija chance for All-Star outing

NEW YORK (AP) - The trade that put Jeff Samardzija on a postseason contender cost him a chance to pitch in his first All-Star game.

July 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Without Neymar, Brazil plays on against Germany in today’s match

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) - Even without Neymar, Brazil's show must go on.

July 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Dutch goalie: Shootout tactic was fair play

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Netherlands goalkeeper Tim Krul insists he did nothing wrong in confronting Costa Rica's penalty takers during a World Cup quarterfinal shootout.

July 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Yanks acquire McCarthy from Diamondbacks

ATLANTA (AP) - The New York Yankees acquired help for their depleted rotation on Sunday by acquiring veteran right-hander Brandon McCarthy from Arizona.

July 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


British sprinter Cavendish pulls out of Tour

YORK, England (AP) - British sprinter Mark Cavendish pulled out of the Tour de France on Sunday with a serious shoulder injury likely to require surgery.

July 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cabrera wins Greenbrier Classic

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) - Angel Cabrera no longer has to fret about that streak of disappointments in non-major events on the PGA Tour.

July 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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