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Fun-loving Sapp smiles all the way to Hall

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Now headed into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Warren Sapp smiles as he remembers accepting the challenge to turn around one of the worst franchises in pro sports history.

July 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Olympic, Bandon to host new 4-ball championships

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The U.S. Golf Association wanted to make a splash in its selection of sites for the new U.S. Amateur Four-Ball championship announced earlier this year.

July 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


MLB may suspend A-Rod under labor deal

NEW YORK (AP) - Major League Baseball may try to suspend Alex Rodriguez under its collective bargaining agreement instead of its drug rules, which would eliminate any chance of delaying a penalty until after the case goes to an arbitrator, The Associated Press has learned.

July 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Tigers acquire reliever Veras from Astros

DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Tigers added some help for their shaky bullpen Monday, acquiring reliever Jose Veras from the Houston Astros for minor league outfielder Danry Vasquez and a player to be named.

July 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Rangers, Scheppers move past incident

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Texas Rangers said Monday they had spoken with two teammates who were with Tanner Scheppers and have a "full understanding" of what happened when the reliever was involved in a physical altercation in Cleveland.

July 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


MLB Capsules

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Francisco Liriano allowed one run over seven dominant innings, Pedro Alvarez hit his NL-leading 27th home run and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-2 Monday night.

July 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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July 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Cibulkova outlasts Radwanska to win Bank of West

STANFORD (AP) - Dominika Cibulkova avenged one of the worst losses ever in a WTA Tour final, outlasting Agnieszka Radwanska 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 to win the Bank of the West Classic on Sunday.

July 28, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Cespedes helps A’s rally for win

OAKLAND (AP) - Yoenis Cespedes drove in four runs on his most productive day since winning the Home Run Derby, and the Oakland Athletics rallied from five runs down to beat the Los Angeles Angels 10-6 on Sunday.

July 28, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Wood pitches, hits Cubs to victory over San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Travis Wood did more than just pitch his way out of trouble.

July 28, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Vernon Davis picks up yards after a catch during the 2012 season. Photo contributed

NAPA (AP) - Darren McFadden hopes that going downhill will be just the tonic to revive his career with the Oakland Raiders.

July 28, 2013 | | Pro Sports


49ers TE Davis sees himself as ‘piece of puzzle’

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Vernon Davis refers to himself as "just a piece of the puzzle" when it comes to the San Francisco 49ers' offense.

July 28, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Baseball Hall doors open for White, Ruppert, & O’Day

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - The rain, the gloom, the small gathering of fans didn't matter.

July 28, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Jeter HRs on 1st pitch in return to Yankees

NEW YORK (AP) - Derek Jeter returned to the New York Yankees' lineup - again - with customary flair, making an immediate impact on a team desperate for power.

July 28, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Cornered man: Alex Rodriguez turns 38

NEW YORK (AP) - Alex Rodriguez's corner locker in the New York Yankees' clubhouse is filled with four cardboard boxes of bats, a dozen jerseys, a dangling athletic supporter, two baseball caps and four books.

July 28, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Italy’s Nibali wins Tour de France race

PARIS (AP) - Vincenzo Nibali put his lungs and legs to work one last time, marching up to the winner's podium of the Tour de France and sighing deeply before the Italian anthem echoed over the Champs-Elysees.

July 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Smith’s NFL discipline could come soon

SANTA CLARA . (AP) - San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said Saturday that he expects the NFL's decision on a possible suspension for linebacker Aldon Smith to be announced soon, perhaps even before the preseason begins Aug. 7.

July 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Spain sweeps to victory in International Crown

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - Their bond goes far beyond their designation as teammates, and as a whole they are far more than merely a quartet of players thrown together to represent Spain.

July 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ Okoye preparing for the NFL

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Lawrence Okoye speaks as if he is hoping to win a contest for the Oxford University debate team. That very well may be next on his list of things to accomplish.

July 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


McGloin buried on depth chart again

NAPA (AP) - Not a lot has changed in the year since Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt McGloin entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent.

July 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Byron Scott says he will be LA Lakers’ new coach

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Lakers have waited nearly three months to hire a new coach, and they're apparently making Byron Scott wait a few more days.

July 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Penske’s Indy struggles continue in Cup series

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Brad Keselowski and Juan Pablo Montoya came to Indianapolis trying to send Roger Penske back to Victory Lane.

July 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


LA’s Puig punishes Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Yasiel Puig tied a franchise record with three triples and added a double and two RBIs as the Los Angeles Dodgers moved within a half-game of NL West-leading San Francisco by beating the Giants 8-1 on Friday night.

July 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rangers use record 31st pitcher, beat A’s

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Jerome Williams pitched six solid innings while becoming the team-record 31st pitcher used this season by the Texas Rangers, and they beat AL West-leading Oakland 4-1 on Friday night.

July 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


City leaders talk 2024 with US Olympic Committee

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - City leaders from Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington met Friday with top executives at the U.S. Olympic Committee to hear about the nuts and bolts of bidding for the 2024 Olympics.

July 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Veteran Raiders are optimistic

NAPA (AP) - The start of training camp is a time for optimism all around the NFL - even for a team that has gone 11 straight seasons without a winning season.

July 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers ready to fill void for Bowman

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Patrick Willis hollered at pal NaVorro Bowman a few days back to keep him in the mix, even if the star linebacker was a bystander as his teammates endured their Day 1 conditioning tests.

July 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


LaRussa among HOF-bound managers

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Joe Torre still needs a pinch or two, just to make sure.

July 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Thomas, Glavine and Maddux enter shrine

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Frank Thomas was always driven to excel, and that sure served him well.

July 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Dan Uggla to start vs. Dodgers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Dan Uggla needed a fresh start. The San Francisco Giants needed a healthy second baseman who could step in and produce.

July 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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