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Manfred in favor of changing roster expansion rule

TORONTO (AP) - Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred supports changing the rule that expands active rosters from 25 to 40 each Sept. 1.

October 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


WR Torrey Smith becomes forgotten man in 49ers offense

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Torrey Smith entered the season as one of the few San Francisco receivers with any proven track record in the NFL.

October 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Country hardball in the big city: Bumgarner vs Syndergaard

NEW YORK (AP) - Bright lights, big city, ol' country hardball.

October 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Encarnacion’s HR lifts Jays over O’s, into ALDS

TORONTO (AP) - Edwin Encarnacion hit a three-run homer in the 11th inning off Ubaldo Jimenez, and Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 in Tuesday night's AL wild card game to advance to a Division Series matchup against Texas.

October 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Runner-up Sharks hope to take 1 more step this season

SAN JOSE (AP) - The San Jose Sharks never were closer to that elusive Stanley Cup title than they were last season when a long playoff run ended two wins short of a championship.

October 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ex-Raider, Vegas leaders drumming up support for NFL stadium

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Proponents of an NFL stadium in Las Vegas - including former Oakland Raider and TV analyst Howie Long - are trying to rally support for a plan to build it with $750 million in public money.

October 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Vikings deny Beckham, mystify Manning in 24-10 win vs. NYG

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota's defense denied Odell Beckham Jr. all night and forced two turnovers that led to 10 points, and the Vikings mystified Eli Manning yet again during a 24-10 victory Monday over the New York Giants.

October 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Plenty of playoff questions pop up

After a scramble to finish the regular season, the playoffs are finally on deck. With 10 teams left, here are 10 questions to carry fans through October:

October 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Rockies’ Walt Weiss out after team’s best season since 2010

DENVER (AP) - The relationship between Walt Weiss and his general manager deteriorated over the last several months. He and Jeff Bridich certainly see eye-to-eye on this: The Colorado Rockies have quite a few of the pieces in place to be a contender.

October 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


McGwire, Selig, Steinbrenner on new Hall of Fame ballot

NEW YORK (AP) - Mark McGwire is getting another swing at the Hall of Fame.

October 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


McGwire, Selig, Steinbrenner on new Hall of Fame ballot

NEW YORK (AP) - Mark McGwire is getting another swing at the Hall of Fame.

October 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ Bowman out for season

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The losses keep piling up for the San Francisco 49ers.

October 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders likely to place Smith, Heeney on injured reserve

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Raiders are expected be without tight end Lee Smith and former starting middle linebacker Ben Heeney for the rest of the season after both players were injured during Sunday's win in Baltimore.

October 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Injury-plagued Athletics win one more game, still last place

OAKLAND (AP) - Sonny Gray showed up at spring training eight months ago with big aspirations for himself and the Oakland Athletics this season.

October 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Giants find way back into playoffs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pitcher Jake Peavy grabbed the microphone and promised a sellout crowd more special October baseball, and who could doubt him given the Giants' recent history of even-year World Series success?

October 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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Melancon, Giants reach $62M, 4-year deal pending physical

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants landed the top-tier closer they have been seeking for months, agreeing to a $62 million, four-year contract with ...

December 06, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders prep for Thursday showdown vs Chiefs

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders will have little time to prepare for their biggest game in 14 years.

December 06, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Knicks hold off Kings for eighth win in 11 games

NEW YORK (AP) - Derrick Rose and Carmelo Anthony each scored 20 points and the New York Knicks held off the Sacramento Kings 106-98 on Sunday ...

December 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


De La Garza claims gold

STOCKTON – Ana De La Garza won the gold medal Saturday at 142 pounds for Lathrop in the McNair Boys and Girls Invitational.

December 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Birdies & blunders, but a healthy week for Tiger Woods

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) - The return of Tiger Woods was more about the big picture than any of his big numbers.

December 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Matsuyama holds on to win in Bahamas for 3rd straight win

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) - Hideki Matsuyama was only 5 when he first saw Tiger Woods, watching on videotape that 1997 Masters victory. Even sweeter was standing ...

December 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Switzerland’s Lara Gut wins Lake Louise super-G sprint

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (AP) - Lara Gut won what the weather turned into a World Cup super-G sprint Sunday at Lake Louise.

December 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Selig, Schuerholz elected to baseball Hall of Fame

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) - Bud Selig oversaw baseball during a time of transformation and turmoil - wild cards and a ballpark boom, the cancellation of a ...

December 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kaepernick struggles as San Francisco loses 11th straight contest

CHICAGO (AP) - Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers tried everything. Deep throws and out routes. Crossing patterns and shovel passes. Nothing worked.

December 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders’ rally keeps Oakland atop AFC West

OAKLAND (AP) - When the Buffalo Bills took a 15-point lead midway through the third quarter, the game was right in the comfort zone for the ...

December 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Who’s got it better than us? Everybody! 49ers lose 10 in row

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have fallen to a new level of failure and futility, a laughingstock of the league.

December 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


A’s being phased out of revenue sharing, so ballpark urgency

OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics will be phased out of revenue sharing in the coming years as part of baseball's new labor deal, and ...

December 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Giants agree to 1-year deals with Adrianza, Gearrin

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants have agreed to one-year contracts with infielder Ehire Adrianza and right-hander Cory Gearrin to avoid salary arbitration.

December 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Al Horford scores 26 to lead Celtics over Kings

BOSTON (AP) - A runaway start for the Boston Celtics turned into a tight finish.

December 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Martin Jones stops 31 shots, Sharks beat Canadiens

SAN JOSE (AP) - Brent Burns and Joe Pavelski scored in the first period, Martin Jones stopped 31 shots and the San Jose Sharks extended their ...

December 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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