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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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Richards emerging as ace

ANAHEIM (AP) - Garrett Richards credits one change for his rapid evolution into an elite starting pitcher with the Los Angeles Angels.

June 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Midfielder under the microscope

SAO PAULO (AP) - Michael Bradley stuck out his right foot to meet Fabian Johnson's pass, ready to slot the ball into the empty net from 6 yards out. Surely this would be a goal.

June 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Suarez’s bite steals Uruguay spotlight

NATAL, Brazil (AP) - Biting opponents, racist comments - all that looked to be behind Luis Suarez, as soccer's bad boy was maturing into a star for his club and country. Then, the old habit that most people leave behind in nursery school cropped up again in front of an audience of millions.

June 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Altidore to miss US-Germany game

SAO PAULO (AP) - Jozy Altidore will miss the United States' World Cup game against Germany on Thursday because of his strained left hamstring.

June 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Costa Rica a suprise knockout qualifier

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) - Costa Rica finished first in what many considered the World Cup's toughest group after a dour, scoreless draw against England.

June 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


U.S. tries to regroup after stunning draw

SAO PAULO (AP) - Instead of taking a breather, the U.S. created a World Cup math puzzle for its fans back in America.

June 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Trio of goals propel El Tri into KO round

RECIFE, Brazil (AP) - Mexico surged into the World Cup's knockout stage for a sixth straight time Monday with a 3-1 win over Croatia.

June 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wimbledon: Welcome back, champ

LONDON (AP) - It had been, famously, more than 75 years since a British man arrived at Wimbledon as the defending champion.

June 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Beware of the big man at No. 1

MIAMI (AP) - Greg Oden has had years to think about the plight of his knees, and still has no good answers.

June 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Family trust clear about removing Sterling

LOS ANGELES (AP) - With a $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers hanging in the balance, a judge suggested Monday that the terms of a family trust are clear enough to remove Donald Sterling as a trustee and allow his estranged wife to sell the team without his consent. At one point, Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas said the Sterlings' trust agreement is so unambiguous that "I could decide this case in five minutes." At the center of the volatile court battle are reports from three doctors who examined the 80-year-old Sterling and found he shows symptoms of early ...

June 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Solo enters not guilty plea

KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) - U.S. women's soccer team goalkeeper Hope Solo has entered a not guilty plea following her domestic violence arrest at her sister's home in suburban Seattle.

June 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Despaigne dazzles in debut

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Cuban defector Odrisamer Despaigne pitched seven innings in his major league debut to lead the San Diego Padres to a 6-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Monday night.

June 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tulo, Bautista Derby captains

Troy Tulowitzki just hopes no one will hold any grudges when he picks the National League participants for the Home Run Derby at the All-Star Game.

June 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Mariners sign first-round pick

SEATTLE (AP) - Alex Jackson was understandably nervous being thrust into a batting practice group that included Robinson Cano.

June 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ronaldo robs U.S. of win

MANAUS, Brazil (AP) - With Cristiano Ronaldo on the field, a one-goal lead is never safe.

June 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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