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Bolt finishes worlds with another gold

MOSCOW (AP) - Usain Bolt stumbled on the track, even almost fell down.

August 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Smith struggles as 49ers rally past Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh sought out Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith on Friday night, warmly greeting him on the field before their preseason game.

August 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Brees starts strong, Saints down Raiders

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Drew Brees will need some unproven receivers to emerge this year, and could not help but be encouraged by way rookie Kenny Stills and second-year pro Nick Toon came through against the Raiders.

August 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


A’s hold on for 1st win over Indians in 5 tries

OAKLAND,(AP) - Oakland Athletics catcher John Jaso is likely to be sidelined another three to four weeks and perhaps for the remainder of the season as he recovers from a lingering concussion.

August 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


A’s hold on for 1st win over Indians in 5 tries

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Stephen Vogt can really fly. Especially for a catcher, as he cheerfully points out.

August 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Pence powers Giants to 14-10 win over Marlins

MIAMI (AP) - With a score that resembled a football game more than baseball, the San Francisco Giants came out on top with their best offensive performance of the season.

August 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Phillies fire manager Manuel, promote Sandberg

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - With Charlie Manuel seated to his left, Ruben Amaro Jr. broke down in tears after announcing he fired his manager.

August 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


A-Rod returns at Yankee Stadium, boobirds in force

NEW YORK (AP) - Alex Rodriguez got booed in pregame introductions, booed when his picture was put up on the video board and booed again when came to bat in the first inning.

August 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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August 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Chiefs’ Smith gets to square off against ex team

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Alex Smith treads carefully when subject of the San Francisco 49ers is broached. He politely talks about the positive days he spent with them, and then seems to usher along the conversation whenever their divorce is brought up.

August 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Jenkins not concerned about preseason slow start

SANTA CLARA, (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers don't seem too concerned with wide receiver A.J. Jenkins' slow start to the preseason.

August 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Freiman, Gray help A’s beat Astros 5-0

OAKLAND, (AP) - Sonny Gray has been hearing the comparisons since his high school days in Tennessee. The references to Tim Hudson, another right-hander with a slight build and a big arm.

August 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Nationals’ win streak ends, 4-3 to Giants

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Washington homestand that began with three losses to Atlanta was about to culminate in a six-game winning streak and the Nationals at .500 for the first time since mid-July.

August 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


MLB to expand instant replay in 2014

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Calling it a historic moment, Commissioner Bud Selig said Thursday that Major League Baseball plans to expand its video review process next season, giving managers a tool they've never had in an effort to dramatically reduce the number of incorrect calls made in games.

August 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ Reid a hit in camp

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Hitting and tackling is not allowed during team drills for the San Francisco 49ers, so Eric Reid practices proper technique by driving his body through a makeshift punching bag with the other defensive backs.

August 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Hertl, Grosenick lead Sharks

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - San Jose rookie goalkeeper Troy Grosenick stopped everything the Carolina Hurricanes threw at him in a 2-0 win on Sunday.

November 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kim wins Lorena Ochoa Invitational

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Christina Kim won the Lorena Ochoa Invitational on Sunday for her first LPGA Tour title in nine years, beating Shanshan Feng in a playoff after losing a five-stroke lead.

November 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Gay gets $40M, 3-year extension

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Sacramento Kings and forward Rudy Gay have agreed to a $40 million, three-year contract extension that runs through the 2017-18 season, a person with knowledge of the deal said Sunday.

November 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Double dose of NFC West for NY Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - The NFL is giving the New York Giants a rare chance for a do-over.

November 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Opportunity to get right for Bolts, Raiders

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Reinforcements have arrived for the San Diego Chargers, who also are getting some help from the schedule-makers.

November 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rex Ryan fined $100,000 for profanities

NEW YORK (AP) - New York Jets coach Rex Ryan has been fined $100,000 for his postgame use of profanity that was picked up on video last Sunday.

November 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rookie Chris Borland making big plays for the 49ers Defense

SANTA CLARA (AP) - As one of the smallest kids with five brothers growing up in Ohio, Chris Borland learned to protect himself at an early age.

November 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Winless Raiders search for inspiration

ALAMEDA (AP) - While the Oakland Raiders stretched before the start of practice, a voice could be heard over the usual musical soundtrack on the loudspeaker.

November 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Clayton Kershaw, Mike Trout win MVP awards

NEW YORK (AP) - For once, Clayton Kershaw was glad to see a long shutout streak end.

November 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors snap 2-game skid, beat Nets

OAKLAND (AP) - Klay Thompson scored 25 points, Draymond Green had 17 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, and the Golden State Warriors snapped a two-game losing streak by beating the Brooklyn Nets 107-99 on Thursday night.

November 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Niemi keys Sharks’ win over Lightning

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Antti Niemi provided some offense in addition to stopping the puck.

November 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Federer thrashes Murray at ATP Finals

LONDON (AP) - Roger Federer blew away Andy Murray 6-0, 6-1 to finish the ATP Finals round-robin unbeaten, and hand Murray his worst defeat in seven years in front of his home crowd on Thursday.

November 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lee scores at buzzer, Grizzlies beat Kings

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Courtney Lee scored on a lob pass as time expired to cap a furious fourth-quarter rally, and the Memphis Grizzlies came from 26 points down to beat the Sacramento Kings 111-110 on Thursday night.

November 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tannehill rallies Dolphins past Bills

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - When Miami Dolphins rookie receiver Jarvis Landry dived into the end zone for a fourth-quarter touchdown, he was just getting started. A replay review upheld the score, and Landry then sprinted up and down the sideline in a celebration of redemption.

November 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Aldon Smith prepares for post-suspension return

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Aldon Smith wore a big grin beneath his facemask, even when linebackers coach Jim Leavitt good-naturedly let him have it after the ball didn't wind up in his hands during one drill.

November 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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