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Pagan to have season-ending back surgery

LOS ANGELES (AP) - San Francisco Giants outfielder Angel Pagan will have season-ending surgery to repair a bulging disk in his back.

September 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants pull within 3½ of West lead, beat LA in 13

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Pinch-hitter Andrew Susac singled home the go-ahead run in the 13th inning, and the San Francisco Giants beat the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers 5-2 Monday night to climb within 3 1/2 games of the NL West lead.

September 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Samardzija pitches Athletics past Angels

OAKLAND (AP) - Jeff Samardzija pitched seven strong innings and received some rare run support to snap a four-start winless stretch, and the Oakland Athletics kept hold of the top AL wild-card spot by beating the AL West champion Los Angeles Angels 8-4 Monday night.

September 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders settle for moral victory in New England

The Oakland Raiders left New England with a moral victory, having taken the Patriots down to the closing minute a week after being completely uncompetitive against Houston.

September 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Undisciplined play sends 49ers to 1-2 start

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers find themselves in a familiar position having lost two straight games to fall to 1-2 after three games for the second straight season.

September 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Concern over McIlroy, McDowell more about results

GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) - European captain Paul McGinley is having second thoughts about a Rory McIlroy-Graeme McDowell partnership in the Ryder Cup.

September 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kent creates scholarship for Cal women’s athletics

BERKELEY (AP) - Former major league infielder Jeff Kent is giving back to women's athletics at his former school, the University of California.

September 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


2 fans arrested, others ejected during 49ers-Cardinals game

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Two men have been arrested on assault charges after fighting in the stands during Sunday's game between the Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers.

September 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bears hold on to beat Jets 27-19

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - The Chicago Bears took advantage of early mistakes by the sloppy New York Jets.

September 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Braves fire GM Frank Wren after missing playoffs

ATLANTA (AP) - For nearly a quarter-century, the Atlanta Braves have been all about stability.

September 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


MLB capsules

CLEVELAND (AP) - Danny Duffy pitched six shutout innings for his first win in more than a month as the Kansas City Royals moved closer to the top of the AL Central and kept some distance over Cleveland in the wild-card race, beating the Indians 2-0 on Monday night.

September 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Today in baseball history

Sept. 23

September 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hur pulls away for LPGA Tour victory in Alabama

PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Mi Jung Hur was finally able to relax for a couple of holes after matching top-ranked Stacy Lewis stroke for stroke Sunday in the final round of the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic.

September 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ivanovic beats Wozniacki to win

TOKYO (AP) - Third-seeded Ana Ivanovic of Serbia beat second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 6-2, 7-6 (2) on Sunday to win the Pan Pacific Open for her fourth WTA title of the year.

September 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Volleyball to be hot ticket for 2016 Rio Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Brazil's loss to Poland in the final of the men's volleyball world championship on Sunday was a blow to the South Americans, but should boost the sport in two years at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

September 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Billy Butler, A’s finalize 3-year deal

OAKLAND (AP) - Billy Butler came so close to winning it all with Kansas City that it stings to be leaving his only professional team after such a special run, and with some unfinished business.

November 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Chiefs look to avoid letdown vs. Raiders

OAKLAND (AP) - Wedged between a pair of games against last season's Super Bowl participants, the Kansas City Chiefs appear to get a bit of a breather with a visit to the winless Oakland Raiders.

November 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Vikings drop hope of Adrian Peterson return

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Adrian Peterson's last appearance in the Minnesota locker room was nearly 10 weeks ago. The Vikings have played all but one game this season without his swift and strong running ability.

November 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Union, NFL at odds over personal conduct policy

The NFL players' union wants the league and its owners to take disciplining players out of the hands of Commissioner Roger Goodell.

November 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Stanton signs record $325M deal at conference

MIAMI (AP) - Giancarlo Stanton stood on the Miami Marlins' field Wednesday and scanned a sea of empty seats, mindful the stands look much the same at games.

November 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Alabama rolls to No. 1, race for No. 4 heats up

With just three weeks until the College Football Playoff committee releases its final rankings, Alabama, Oregon and Florida State seem to be in control of their championship chances.

November 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Collins, NBA’s 1st openly gay player, retires

NEW YORK (AP) - Jason Collins, the first openly gay player in one of the four major North American professional leagues, announced his retirement Wednesday after 13 years in the NBA.

November 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rudy Gay happy to be with Sacramento Kings

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Sacramento Kings general manager Pete D'Alessandro took a calculated risk when he acquired veteran forward Rudy Gay from the Toronto Raptors in a seven-player trade last December.

November 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Big deals on minds of owners during meetings

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Yankees President Randy Levine offered a succinct response when asked what he thought about the Marlins and outfielder Giancarlo Stanton breaking the record for richest contract that had been held by Alex Rodriguez for more than 13 years until last spring.

November 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NASCAR’s Kurt Busch meets with investigators

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Police in Delaware have interviewed NASCAR driver Kurt Busch and are continuing to investigate allegations by his ex-girlfriend that he assaulted her during the September race at Dover International Speedway.

November 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ Bowman returns to practice

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman was scheduled for his first practice of the season Tuesday, officially opening a 21-day window during which the team can decide whether to activate him or send him to the injured reserve list.

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hudson: Next season likely his last

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - San Francisco pitcher Tim Hudson says next season will probably be his last. Now, he won't leave without a World Series championship.

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders have lost 16 games in a row

ALAMEDA (AP) - Ever since Al Davis arrived in Oakland more than a half-century ago to build his beloved Raiders into one of pro sports' most successful franchises, his team has been closely associated with Davis' favorite saying, "Just win, baby."

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Patriots’ Gray has the last laugh

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Have you heard the one about the little-known running back who went from standup comic in college to sudden sensation for the AFC's best team?

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pats remain No. 1

NEW YORK (AP) - Tom Brady and the New England Patriots have won six games in a row and steamrolled most of their opponents in the process.

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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