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Shields sharp vs. A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - James Shields pitched quite a gem for Kansas City. It certainly helped that Oakland abandoned its usual patient approach at the plate.

August 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


MadBum, Pence lift SF to rout

NEW YORK (AP) - On a weekend full of fine pitching performances and brisk games, Madison Bumgarner tossed the best game yet.

August 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers search from within for new NT

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Quinton Dial put a punishing hit on running back Alfonso Smith late in 11-on-11 work. Tony Jerod-Eddie pounded Jonathan Martin not once but twice, even sending him to his backside.

August 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tiger withdraws with back issues

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Tiger Woods was stricken with more back pain Sunday and withdrew after eight holes at the Bridgestone Invitational. He struggled to even take off his golf shoes before being driven away to an uncertain future.

August 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Soccer City embraces MLS All-Star Game

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Legend has it that Portland laid claim to the title "Soccer City USA" back in 1975 when the Timbers played their first NASL season. The nickname was later captured on an expansive banner displayed during a visit by Pele.

August 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sideline tech inches forward

NEW YORK (AP) - NFL teams used to take Polaroid pictures of plays from atop the stadium during games then send them down to the field on a rope.

August 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


DALE SWEEPS POCONO

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) - Dale Earnhardt Jr. traded hats, waited for his cue, and flashed three fingers for the cameras.

August 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Serena cashes in at Bank of West Classic

STANFORD (AP) - Serena Williams stared at the court, took a deep breath and seemed to clear her head after falling behind in the first set. She dominated the rest of the way.

August 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


John Force wins NW Nationals

KENT, Wash. (AP) - John Force raced to his third Funny Car victory of the season and record 141st overall win Sunday in the NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways.

August 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rory rallies to victory at Bridgestone

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - From links of Britain to the parkland of America, Rory McIlroy is on top of the world again.

August 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lester arrives in Oakland

OAKLAND (AP) - Jon Lester walked through the Oakland clubhouse doors to quite a greeting, from the snappy, patriotic marching tune blaring from the sound system to the handshakes and hellos from every corner.

August 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cain may miss rest of season

NEW YORK (AP) - San Francisco Giants right-hander Matt Cain needs surgery to remove bone chips from his elbow, an operation that likely will end his season.

August 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Blaine Gabbert learning 49ers system

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Although Blaine Gabbert may be fairly new in the locker room, he's had plenty of time to familiarize himself with the San Francisco 49ers' playbook.

August 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bergstrom adding center to his resume

NAPA (AP) - Tony Bergstrom already has a place in Oakland Raiders history as the first draft pick of the post-Al Davis era.

August 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Garcia shoots 61 to take Firestone lead

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Sergio Garcia doesn't know anything about being in a zone. He had no trouble identifying the best round of his career.

August 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Smoltz is 1st HOFer following TJ surgery

When John Smoltz is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in three weeks he'll be the first player enshrined following Tommy John surgery.

July 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Game goes on for Angels

ANAHEIM (AP) - Although the Los Angeles Angels' season hasn't been particularly good, it has been interesting in a lot of bad ways.

July 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Tiger Woods starts well at Greenbrier Classic

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) - For a change, Tiger Woods got off to a good start.

July 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Another early Wimbledon exit for Nadal

LONDON (AP) - On the final point of the first set of his latest Wimbledon disappointment, Rafael Nadal swung his mighty, lefty forehand - and whiffed, accidentally whacking his right leg with his racket.

July 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Fernandez outduels Cain in 2015 debuts

MIAMI (AP) - Matt Cain's season debut Thursday came without the hype or souvenir masks accompanying the return of his counterpart, Jose Fernandez.

July 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kazmir dominates for 8 innings as A’s blank Mariners

OAKLAND (AP) - Scott Kazmir wanted to establish control of the inner half of the plate early on. From there, it was just a matter of commanding his pitches, expanding the zone and keeping the hitters off balance.

July 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Arum sues Haymon, Premier Boxing Champions

Boxing promoter Bob Arum filed suit Wednesday against Al Haymon and his financial backers, claiming they are violating federal law by acting as illegal promoters and monopolizing fighters and venues for fights.

July 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Love stays, Chandler moves, dollars fly in free agency

Kevin Love has unfinished business in Cleveland and Tyson Chandler will be conducting his in Phoenix.

July 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


At hot-for-Wimbledon, Venus nears Serena showdown

LONDON (AP) - Venus Williams is no longer the player she once was, on account of the passage of time and the day-to-day ups and downs of an energy-sapping condition.

July 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Dipoto resigns after 3 1/2 years with Angels

ANAHEIM, (AP) - For 3 1/2 years, general manager Jerry Dipoto and manager Mike Scioscia managed to survive disputes and reconciliations in their arranged marriage with the Los Angeles Angels.

July 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


US team to the Women’s World Cup

MONTREAL (AP) - It used to be that the U.S. women's national team was known more for its fierce attack. For the Women's World Cup in Canada, the Americans are finding success with a locked-down defense.

July 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Japan in World Cup

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - The pressure is off now that Japan gets the opportunity to defend its Women's World Cup championship.

July 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Sharks sign D Paul Martin to open free agency

SAN JOSE,.(AP) - After missing the playoffs for the first time since 2003, the San Jose Sharks went into the offseason with a clear focus on becoming tougher defensively.

July 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Bour homers in 9th to beat Giants

MIAMI (AP) - Justin Bour found a way to end the Miami Marlins' flurry of double-play grounders Wednesday night - by hitting the ball over the fence.

July 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Draymond Green agree to 5-year, $85M deal

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - No need to seek out an offer sheet in restricted free agency. Draymond Green is coming back to the Golden State Warriors on his own terms.

July 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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