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49ers pleased with Smith's progress at LB

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers figured they were in for a long term project when they selected Missouri defensive end Aldon Smith with the No. 6 pick in the 2011 draft.

October 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Spread offense taking hold for No. 25 UCLA, ready for Cal

BERKELEY . (AP) - First-year coach Jim Mora figured it would take some time before No. 25 UCLA looked polished running the spread offense, and he's still not sure the Bruins are there.

October 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


49ers return home against two-faced Buffalo Bills in showdown this Sunday

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - NaVorro Bowman and Patrick Willis will harass the quarterback. The defense will probably force a turnover. Frank Gore will run for around 100 yards and Alex Smith will protect the ball.

October 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


SPORTS HISTORY

1922: Players prepare for football practice by pulling weeds

October 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Dusty Baker back in Bay Area managing Reds

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Minus his old signature toothpick, Cincinnati's Dusty Baker leaned against the batting cage intently watching his players just as he did for a decade managing the Giants.

October 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Athletics sweep Rangers to win AL West on last day

OAKLAND (AP) - Same chaotic, champagne dance-party scene in the clubhouse just two days later. New T-shirt: AL West champions.

October 03, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Los Angeles Dodgers beat Giants to end season

LOS ANGELES (AP) - With nothing at stake in the last game of the season, many teams' aces would take the day off. Not Clayton Kershaw.

October 03, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Tigers' Cabrera wins 1st Triple Crown in 45 years

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Miguel Cabrera became the 15th player to win baseball's Triple Crown on Wednesday night, the reluctant superstar thrust into the spotlight after joining an elite list that includes Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams and Lou Gehrig.

October 03, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Reds' Cueto will start Game 1 against SF

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker confirmed Wednesday that right-hander Johnny Cueto will start the opener of the NL division series against San Francisco.

October 03, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Giants Buster Posey wins NL batting title with .336

LOS ANGELES (AP) - San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey won the National League batting title with a .336 average on Wednesday.

October 03, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Los Angeles Dodgers beat Giants to end season

LOS ANGELES (AP) - With nothing at stake in the last game of the season, many teams' aces would take the day off. Not Clayton Kershaw.

October 03, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Giants dash Dodgers’ playoff hopes

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Dodgers were eliminated from playoff contention, their wild-card hopes dashed Tuesday night with a 4-3 loss to Barry Zito and the San Francisco Giants.

October 02, 2012 | | Pro Sports


A's forge 1st-place tie with win over Rangers

OAKLAND (AP) - After erasing what once appeared to be an insurmountable deficit, it has come down to this for the Oakland Athletics - one game against the Texas Rangers to decide the AL West title.

October 02, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Heyward-Bey back at practice for Raiders

ALAMEDA (AP) - Wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey practiced for the first time Tuesday since being hospitalized by a helmet-to-helmet hit as the Oakland Raiders worked on fixing their problems during the bye week.

October 02, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Kaepernick makes his way onto field in key moments

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Every week, 49ers tight end Vernon Davis anxiously awaits the game plan offensive coordinator Greg Roman is conjuring up. For Davis, Roman's creativity has stood out since his arrival as part of Jim Harbaugh's staff prior to last season.

October 02, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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Mayor: Talked to 6 possible Hawks owners

ATLANTA (AP) - Mayor Kasim Reed said Tuesday he has already talked with six potential buyers of the Atlanta Hawks and expects a sale of the team to move quickly after racially charged comments by owner Bruce Levenson and general manager Danny Ferry.

September 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


MLB capsules

BALTIMORE (AP) - The Baltimore Orioles moved to the brink of claiming their first AL East title in 17 years, using a resilient pitching performance by Wei-Yin Chen to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-2 Monday night.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Diamondbacks knock off Giants 6-2

PHOENIX (AP) - The San Francisco Giants lost their third consecutive game when Mark Trumbo hit a grand slam to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 6-2 victory Monday night.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders embarrassed after 0-2 start

ALAMEDA (AP) - After an offseason overhaul that brought on board veteran players with playoff pedigrees, the Oakland Raiders were optimistic for a turnaround after back-to-back four-win seasons.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Woods says strength is back, but not swing

WINDEMERE, Fla. (AP) - Tiger Woods is too busy in the gym to find a new swing coach, or even swing a golf club.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US basketball reigns in Spain, awaits Rio Olympics

MADRID (AP) - It feels like so long ago, though it's been only a decade.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Harbaugh: McDonald’s legal process must play out

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh insisted Monday that public pressure will not sway his decision to play Ray McDonald during an investigation into the defensive lineman's arrest on suspicion of domestic violence.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


AP Source: Raiders to sign WR Vincent Brown

ALAMEDA (AP) - A person familiar with the deal says the Oakland Raiders have reached an agreement to sign free agent receiver Vincent Brown.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Vikings bring back Peterson despite child abuse charge

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Vikings have seen the details. They have seen photos of the injuries that Adrian Peterson's 4-year-old son suffered at the hands of the star running back. They have a history of punishing players who have run into trouble with the law.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bears claw their way back

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Down big, Jay Cutler kept his poise on the road while Colin Kaepernick struggled in prime time.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Homer runs from Moss, Fuld helps A’s extend wildcard lead

SEATTLE (AP) - Jon Lester could not find his command. There was no one pitch he could lean on or one side of the plate he could hit with any consistency.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Watt’s TD catch fuels Texans win

OAKLAND (AP) - J.J. Watt has spent his NFL career disrupting offenses, batting down passes and piling up sacks.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Dodgers beat SF behind Kershaw

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly entered the eighth inning planning to take out Clayton Kershaw after the first batter. The left-hander retired Joe Panik on one pitch, and as Mattingly walked to the mound, he noticed Kershaw shaking his head and waving him back to the dugout.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Redskins silence Jacksonville

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - Robert Griffin III dislocated his left ankle and DeSean Jackson sprained his left shoulder in the first quarter, then Kirk Cousins stepped in. He completed 22 of 33 passes for 250 yards and a pair of touchdowns Sunday in Washington's 41-10 romp past Jacksonville.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


USA beats Slovakia in Davis Cup

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) - John Isner and Sam Querrey won their singles matches Sunday as the U.S. completed a 5-0 sweep of Slovakia in the Davis Cup World Group playoff.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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