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QB Alex Smith returns to Bay Area to face old team

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Alex Smith was booed so many times on his home field at Candlestick Park, he has no idea how he might be received by the old fans when he runs out with the Chiefs to face the 49ers on Sunday.

October 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports

After 1 great game, 49ers defense looks to build

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco's once-dominant defense is beginning to rediscover the swagger that has defined this unit in recent years.

October 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Nats face playoff- seasoned Giants

WASHINGTON (AP) - The San Francisco Giants and Washington Nationals both missed the postseason last year. That's pretty much where the similarities end heading into Friday's NL Division Series opener.

October 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Sharks try to move past playoff collapse

SAN JOSE (AP) - As much as the San Jose Sharks may try to put last season's playoff collapse behind them, there will be constant reminders all season long.

October 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Cruz, Hardy HRs carry Orioles past Tigers 12-3

BALTIMORE (AP) - The way Nelson Cruz and the Baltimore Orioles are hitting this season, it may not matter much who pitches for the other guys.

October 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Raiders WR Rod Streater out for at least 8 weeks

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders' Rod Streater will miss at least the next eight weeks after being placed on the injured reserve list with a designation to return.

October 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Kershaw vs. Wainwright in stellar NLDS matchup

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The last time the Los Angeles Dodgers faced the St. Louis Cardinals in the playoffs, Clayton Kershaw had a terrible outing and the Dodgers were bounced out of the postseason.

October 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Peppers gets pick 6, Packers rout Vikings

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - The Green Bay Packers kept scoring on a rainy Thursday night.

October 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Warriors’ Andrew Bogut hoping for a healthy season

OAKLAND (AP) - Andrew Bogut saw Marreese Speights driving to the rim during a pickup game at the Golden State Warriors' practice facility a couple weeks ago and never second-guessed what to do next.

October 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports

US women’s basketball team set to take on France

ISTANBUL (AP) - Maya Moore and her U.S. teammates know what's at stake now. A loss and their world championship run would be over.

October 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Moustakas’ HR in 11th puts Royals past Angels

ANAHEIM (AP) - Mike Moustakas homered leading off the 11th inning, and the Kansas City Royals kept rolling in their first postseason in 29 years with a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels in the AL Division Series opener Thursday night.

October 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Strasburg to face Peavy at home in Game 1 of NLDS

WASHINGTON (AP) - Stephen Strasburg grew up in San Diego, admiring then-Padres star Jake Peavy. They've become friends, working out together in the offseason, chatting, trading texts.

October 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Sparano meets with Raiders before bye

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders interim coach Tony Sparano met with his players for the first time since replacing the fired Dennis Allen, then sent them off for a four-day weekend.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Back where he started

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Alex Smith arrived in San Francisco with the pressure of being the No. 1 overall draft pick. He got called a draft bust, then turned the tide to win back those same fans who had booed him out of Candlestick Park.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Packers heavy favorites tonight

You might say the Minnesota Vikings are pondering a quarterbacking dilemma.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports

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NaVorro Bowman’s first game back from injury memorable

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jim Tomsula has said it over and over again: He reserves the right to back off NaVorro Bowman if he senses the ...

August 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports

A’s pick Washington as third base coach

OAKLAND (AP) - Ron Washington is back in the dugout where he got his big league start as a coach, promoted to his old position as ...

August 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Valencia homers in 7-run 5th, A’s rally past Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) - Danny Valencia homered and Stephen Vogt doubled twice in Oakland's seven-run fifth inning, and the Athletics climbed out of a big hole ...

August 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Cotto-Alvarez bout Nov. 21

LOS ANGELES (AP) - If Miguel Cotto's fight with Saul "Canelo" Alvarez is anywhere near as difficult as the negotiations to get them in the ...

August 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports

49er lineman picks off pass for 37-yard TD

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Long black hair swinging from his helmet, 303-pound defensive lineman Mike Purcell intercepted Dustin Vaughan's pass and returned it 37 yards ...

August 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports

A’s score 7 in 7th for win

OAKLAND (AP) - Sean Doolittle's first appearance in nearly three months didn't go very well. Fresh off the disabled list, the Athletics closer lasted ...

August 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Wondolowski sparks Quakes

WASHINGTON (AP) - Chris Wondolowski scored his 12th goal of the season 4 minutes into the game and the San Jose Earthquakes beat Eastern Conference-leading D ...

August 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Pirates top San Francisco

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The San Francisco Giants had their chances, but just couldn't take advantage of their opportunities.

August 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Vikings rally after delay, top Raiders

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Charles Johnson and Chase Ford each caught touchdown passes in the second quarter for the Minnesota Vikings, who came back from an hour-plus ...

August 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports

USC coach apologizes for behavior

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian apologized Sunday for his behavior and inappropriate language at a team event the night before.

August 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Travers next for Triple Crown winner

SAATOGA (AP) - Triple Crown winner American Pharoah is on his way to the Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course, where a sellout crowd is likely ...

August 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Love wins Wyndham while Tiger struggles

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Davis Love III's long victory drought is over. Tiger Woods will have to wait a while to get another chance.

August 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Bolt beats Gatlin for gold in 100 at worlds

BEIJING (AP) - A heart-stopper. A lean at the line. A next-to-nothing margin over a more-than-game challenger.

August 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports

IndyCar driver Wilson in coma

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) - IndyCar driver Justin Wilson was in a coma and in critical condition after sustaining a head injury when he was hit ...

August 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Federer wins 7th Cincy title, Serena gets her 2nd

MASON, Ohio (AP) - Roger Federer jutted his right index finger toward the summer-blue sky to celebrate his latest Cincinnati title. He would have needed both ...

August 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports

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