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A’s deal Cespedes to land Lester

OAKLAND (AP) - Billy Beane considers Jon Lester a proven ace who can carry a pitching staff through the playoffs, just like he did last fall. The general manager acquired Lester to make sure Oakland gets there first.

July 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Safety Bethea finding a groove with 49ers w

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Once most players had gone inside from practice on a hot day, there stood Antoine Bethea working to perfect a handshake with new 49ers teammate Demarcus Dobbs.

July 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Venus Williams advances to QF

STANFORD (AP) - Venus Williams advanced to the Bank of the West quarterfinals Thursday night, beating fourth-seeded Victoria Azarenka 6-4, 7-6 (1).

July 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Resilient woods starts well at Bridgestone

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Tiger Woods showed signs of a positive recovery Thursday at the Bridgestone Invitational. Not just from back surgery, but from making bogeys.

July 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Deadline dealin’

Baseball fans were still trying to sort out the dizzying deals for postseason aces Jon Lester and John Lackey, Home Run Derby champ Yoenis Cespedes and All-Star shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera when they were treated to a most curious sight Thursday.

July 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s deal Tommy Milone to Twins for Sam Fuld

OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics have traded left-hander Tommy Milone to the Minnesota Twins for outfielder Sam Fuld.

July 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Chekwa taking reps with Raiders

NAPA (AP) - Chimdi Chekwa has dealt with so much in his first two NFL seasons that a matchup with wide receiver James Jones in practice seemed fairly easy in comparison for the Oakland cornerback.

July 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lynch ends holdout, arrives at camp

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - Marshawn Lynch's holdout is over, ending one distraction so far for the Super Bowl champions.

July 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Johnson takes LOA from golf

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Dustin Johnson is taking a leave of absence from golf to seek help for "personal challenges," a swift end to his season that will keep him from playing the PGA Championship, the FedEx Cup playoffs and the Ryder Cup.

July 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders owner talks with San Antonio

OAKLAND (AP) - Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis confirmed he has met with San Antonio officials but declined to disclose whether he has any interest in relocating the franchise to Texas.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hammel fails again for Athletics in loss to Astros

HOUSTON (AP) - In the first inning against Houston, Jason Hammel picked up right where he left off since coming to the Oakland Athletics.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Guy’s wait for Hall of Fame comes to end

OAKLAND (AP) - Ray Guy built a Hall of Fame career of making other people wait.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lloyd’s film watching impresses teammates

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco wide receiver Anquan Boldin laughs - a big, hearty guffaw - and shakes his head.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants benefit from Pirates’ blunder

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jean Machi and the San Francisco Giants ended their six-game losing streak in the most wacky way. They don't care how it happened, any break is welcome these days.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pauley Pavilion drenched in hoops history

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The House That Wooden Built is waterlogged.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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A’s can’t hold late lead, lose to Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Athletics' gritty four-run rally in the seventh inning showed why there's reason for future optimism during a dismal season in ...

July 30, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Five-run inning lifts Giants past Brewers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A day after making a wild throw from the outfield, Hunter Pence certainly wasn't surprised to see the Milwaukee Brewers try ...

July 30, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Phillies trade Cole Hamels to Texas

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - After years of trade speculation, Cole Hamels' time in Philadelphia is ending.

July 30, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Brady fights on, files lawsuit to stop suspension

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Tom Brady took the fight over his "Deflategate" suspension to social media and federal court Wednesday, and New England Patriots owner Robert ...

July 30, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kaka helps MLS All-Stars beat Tottenham

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) - The news kids in the league can play a little bit.

July 30, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Former major leaguer Eric Byrnes calls computer balls, strikes

SAN RAFAEL(AP) - "St-riike! ... And we're talking outside of outside corners."

July 30, 2015 | | Pro Sports


A’s deal Zobrist for top pitching prospect

CLEVELAND (AP) - Back in college, Ben Zobrist once kicked Ned Yost out of his apartment.

July 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Del Rio aims for new version of Raiders

OAKLAND (AP) - Whenever a player would make a mistake this offseason, first-year Oakland coach Jack Del Rio would make a point that this was a ...

July 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Wily Peralta returns for Brewers & shuts down Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Wily Peralta returned from the disabled list and shut down one of baseball's hottest teams in his first start in more ...

July 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Sonny Gray throws 3-hitter, Oakland A’s beat Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sonny Gray pitched a masterful three-hitter for his second shutout in July, and the Oakland Athletics snapped their four-game losing streak with ...

July 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Gruden worries about present, future of youth sports

NEW YORK (AP) - Jon Gruden looks at the present and predicted future of youth sports. It makes him cringe.

July 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


CA independent teams to have computer call balls and strikes

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) - No blaming or booing the umpire for a questionable called third strike this week in a Northern California independent league.

July 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Rockies trade SS Troy Tulowitzki to Blue Jays

DENVER (AP) - After all that speculation the past couple of years, the Colorado Rockies finally traded Troy Tulowitzki.

July 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Nationals land Papelbon in trade

MIAMI (AP) - The Washington Nationals have a new closer, landing All-Star Jonathan Papelbon from the Philadelphia Phillies.

July 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Mets reliever Mejia banned for year

NEW YORK (AP) - Just back from an 80-game drug suspension, New York Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia was banned for an additional 162 games Tuesday by ...

July 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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