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Game On Dude made early favorite for Breeders' Cup

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) - Game On Dude was made the early 9-5 favorite in a field of 12 for the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic, a race he led most of the way last year before being overtaken in the closing strides. This time, he'll have home-field advantage running at Santa Anita, where the 5-year-old gelding is 5-0.

October 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


San Francisco gets ready for Giants' parade

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - For the second time in three years, San Francisco is gearing up for a ticker-tape parade to celebrate a World Series victory for the Giants.

October 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Oakland Raiders earn day off after 2nd straight win at midseason point

ALAMEDA (AP) - The first convincing victory of the season was enough for coach Dennis Allen to give his Oakland Raiders players a welcome day off midway through the season.

October 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy beats Woods in China exhibition

ZHENGZHOU, China (AP) - Rory McIlroy outdueled Tiger Woods in the first one-on-one exhibition match between golf's two biggest names.

October 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


A's exercise Balfour contract option, decline Stephen Drew

OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics exercised their $4.5 million contract option for closer Grant Balfour on Monday, while the AL West champions declined their half of a $10 million mutual option for shortstop Stephen Drew.

October 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


One Giant Series sweep

DETROIT (AP) - Finally pressed in the World Series, the San Francisco Giants finished off a most unexpected and stunning sweep.

October 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Panda pounds his way to Series MVP

DETROIT (AP) - Pablo Sandoval not only has baseball's neatest nickname, Kung Fu Panda has a World Series MVP award to go along with it.

October 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Thousands gather at City Hall to celebrate

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - They came from all corners of the region and screamed louder with each strike and every out in the bottom of the 10th inning as the San Francisco Giants closed in on a second championship in three years Sunday.

October 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Thunder sweep of Bakersfield with OT goal

STOCKTON – Tony DeHart's blast from the high slot with six seconds left in sudden death overtime lifted the Stockton Thunder (4-1-1, 9 points) to a 3-2 victory over the Bakersfield Condors before 5,062 fans at Stockton Arena on Sunday.

October 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Wondolowski ties MLS goal mark in Earthquakes’ tie

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Chris Wondolowski tied the MLS single-season record with his 27th goal and the San Jose Earthquakes wrapped up the regular season with a 1-1 draw against the Portland Timbers on Saturday night.

October 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Sports news briefs

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October 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Oakland Raiders take advantage of struggling Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Take your pick of problems and the Kansas City Chiefs probably have them.

October 28, 2012 | | Pro Sports


49ers face Arizona in defensive contest

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The NFC West takes over Monday night football, and this season at least that means defense.

October 28, 2012 | | Pro Sports


NFL capsules

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Matt Ryan threw touchdown passes on Atlanta's first three possessions against Philadelphia and new defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, and the Falcons remained the NFL's only unbeaten team with a 30-17 victory over the Eagles on Sunday.

October 28, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Fan, 11, presents Goodell with pink penalty flags

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Dante Cano had a big idea, so he wrote a letter and sent it to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

October 28, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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San Francisco to make bid for ‘24

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Leaders from the four U.S. cities in the running to bid for the 2024 Summer Games will meet with U.S. Olympic Committee leadership Friday in the first gathering to include representatives from all the major interested parties.

July 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Majka captures Tour 17th stage

PLA D'ADET, France (AP) - On the last of four Pyrenees ascents, Rafal Majka winked at a French TV camera and tugged playfully at a motorcycle's antenna.

July 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Manchester United torches Galaxy 3-0

PASADENA, California (AP) - Manchester United made an impressive debut under coach Louis van Gaal on Wednesday night, with Wayne Rooney scoring twice late in the first half of a 7-0 friendly victory over the LA Galaxy.

July 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers moving past rocky offseason

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers are eager to move forward from a forgettable offseason.

July 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s agree to 10-year lease with Oakland

OAKLAND (AP) - The Athletics have agreed to a 10-year lease extension to stay in Oakland, the team and city officials announced Tuesday.

July 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s activate Reddick; Milone requests trade A’s activate Reddick; Milone requests trade

OAKLAND (AP) - Oakland Athletics right fielder Josh Reddick returned from a second stint on the disabled list because of an injured right knee.

July 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors announce Brandon Rush’s signing

OAKLAND (AP) - The Golden State Warriors and swingman Brandon Rush have completed the deal they agreed to last week.

July 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pyrenees please Nibali, Rogers in Tour Stage 16

BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, France (AP) - The Pyrenees on Tuesday lived up to their reputation for causing ups and downs at the Tour de France: A French rider climbed in the standings, an American went down, and an Australian rebounding from an ordeal of doping suspicions won Stage 16 in a downhill breakaway.

July 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants outlast Phillies in 14

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Brandon Crawford hit a bases-clearing double to break a 14th-inning stalemate and Tim Lincecum earned his first career save as the San Francisco Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-6 on Tuesday night.

July 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Astros knock off A’s in 12

OAKLAND (AP) - L.J. Hoes homered with one out in the top of the 12th, and the Houston Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 3-2 on Tuesday night for their first win in four tries at the Coliseum this year.

July 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Yankees acquire Headley from Padres

NEW YORK (AP) - Trying to boost one of the weakest lineups in the American League, the New York Yankees acquired third baseman Chase Headley from the San Diego Padres on Tuesday for rookie infielder Yangervis Solarte and minor league pitcher Rafael De Paula.

July 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


CEO: Rivers to quit if Sterling stays

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers testified Tuesday that coach Doc Rivers told him he will quit if Donald Sterling remains the owner of the team.

July 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


AP source: Cavs to sign Andrew Wiggins to rookie contract

CLEVELAND (AP) - Andrew Wiggins will sign his rookie contract with the Cavaliers. It's still not clear if he'll play for them.

July 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Seahawks start on top

NEW YORK (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks start the preseason right where they ended last season, as the No. 1 team in the AP Pro32 NFL power rankings.

July 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sam excited about next phase of career

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Now it starts to get intense for Michael Sam and the rest of the St. Louis Rams rookies.

July 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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