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QB Alex Smith making big strides in 49ers offense

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Alex Smith is an expert. So says Jim Harbaugh, and he's the one who truly matters on this topic.

August 16, 2012 | | Pro Sports


A’s shut out Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Luke Hochevar won't see the Oakland Athletics again until 2013, which is none too soon for him.

August 16, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Ford looks to leave poor exhibition opener behind

NAPA (AP) - Jacoby Ford is glad he got a clunker of a game out of the way in the preseason.

August 15, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Crabtree seeing some preseason action for 1st time

SANTA CLARA (AP) - This summer has been unlike any other during Michael Crabtree's four years with the San Francisco 49ers.

August 15, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Smith, Getz lead Royals over A's

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Will Smith pitched seven strong innings, Chris Getz doubled home the go-ahead run and the Kansas City Royals defeated the Oakland Athletics 3-2 on Wednesday night.

August 15, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Giants lose to Nationals after Cabrera suspended

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Bruce Bochy called his San Francisco Giants together for an impromptu pregame team meeting with some disheartening news: They will be without Melky Cabrera for the remainder of the regular season.

August 15, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Giants' Cabrera suspended for positive drug test

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Melky Cabrera's MVP-like year is over - at least for the regular season.

August 15, 2012 | | Pro Sports


With more teams in race, MLB attendance up again

The extra playoff spot in Major League Baseball this season has thickened the races, with several teams well within October's reach despite taking mediocre records into the stretch run.

August 14, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Cameron excited as US prepares to play Mexico

Geoff Cameron has been quite the world traveler.

August 14, 2012 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


Belt, Bumgarner lead Giants over Nationals

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Madison Bumgarner pitched a five-hitter and Brandon Belt had three hits and three RBIs, leading the San Francisco Giants to a 6-1 win over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night in a matchup between NL division leaders.

August 14, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Guthrie, royals shut down A’s

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Jeremy Guthrie learned in June what not to do against the Oakland Athletics.

August 14, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Raiders rookie Streater shines in exhibition debut

NAPA (AP) - Rod Streater showed the rest of the NFL in his exhibition debut what the Oakland Raiders have been seeing ever since they signed him as an undrafted free agent out of Temple in May.

August 14, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Kaepernick leading competition for backup QB spot

SANTA CLARA (AP) - After an impressive quarter of action in San Francisco's preseason opener last week, Colin Kaepernick has grabbed a clear lead in the three-way competition to be the 49ers' No. 2 quarterback behind starter Alex Smith.

August 14, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Nationals enjoy highest-scoring game of year vs SF

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Kurt Suzuki drove in four runs, Danny Espinosa and Roger Bernadina each knocked in three and the Washington Nationals routed the San Francisco Giants 14-2 Monday night in a matchup of NL division leaders.

August 13, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Johnny Pesky, beloved by Red Sox fans, dies at 92

BOSTON (AP) - Adored by generations of Red Sox fans, Johnny Pesky was so much a part of Boston baseball that the right-field foul pole at Fenway Park was named for him.

August 13, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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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


Furyk, Petrovic lead Canadien Open

MONTREAL (AP) - Two-time winner Jim Furyk birdied two of his last four holes Friday in the Canadian Open to match the Royal Montreal record at 7-under 63 and tie Tim Petrovic atop the leaderboard.

July 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Moss slam, Samardzija power A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - A warm day helped Brandon Moss reach another milestone and it helped Jeff Samardzija enjoy even more run support.

July 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s designate reliever Johnson for assignment

OAKLAND (AP) - Jim Johnson just never got comfortable with the Oakland Athletics. A slow start for the two-time AL saves leader turned into a nightmare.

July 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Smith to meet commissioner soon

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith expects to sit down with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell "in the near future" to discuss any potential suspension for his off-field issues.

July 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders CB Hayden to start camp on PUP

NAPA (AP) - Oakland Raiders cornerback DJ Hayden will open training camp on the physically unable to perform list because he has not recovered from surgery for a stress fracture in his right foot.

July 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hamels, Utley lead Phils over Giants 2-1 Hamels, Utley lead Phils over Giants 2-1

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Cole Hamels used an amped-up fastball in his latest dominant performance.

July 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rice gets 2-game suspension

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice received a two-game suspension from the NFL on Thursday following his offseason arrest for domestic violence.

July 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Two-way lead in Canadian Open

MONTREAL (AP) - Tim Petrovic and Michael Putnam shared the first-round lead in the Canadian Open on Thursday, shooting 6-under 64 in sunny, breezy afternoon conditions at rain-softened Royal Montreal.

July 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tight end Vernon Davis arrives at training camp

SANTA CLARA (AP) - For anyone figuring Vernon Davis has some catching up to do during training camp, quarterback Colin Kaepernick has no concerns.

July 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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