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Griffin gets plenty of support to beat Blue Jays

OAKLAND (AP) - Yoenis Cespedes knows just how dangerous Oakland's offense can be with everybody clicking. Usually, it starts with the Cuban slugger doing his part, as he puts it.

July 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Obama honors Giants for 2nd title in 3 years

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says the San Francisco Giants are making a "habit" of dropping in at the White House.

July 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Cribbs relishes tackling as much as returns

NAPA (AP) - There's no arguing that Josh Cribbs will go down as one of the top special teams players in NFL history. He already shares the record for career kickoff return touchdowns and has done pretty well as a punt returner over the years.

July 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Fun-loving Sapp smiles all the way to Hall

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Now headed into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Warren Sapp smiles as he remembers accepting the challenge to turn around one of the worst franchises in pro sports history.

July 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Olympic, Bandon to host new 4-ball championships

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The U.S. Golf Association wanted to make a splash in its selection of sites for the new U.S. Amateur Four-Ball championship announced earlier this year.

July 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


MLB may suspend A-Rod under labor deal

NEW YORK (AP) - Major League Baseball may try to suspend Alex Rodriguez under its collective bargaining agreement instead of its drug rules, which would eliminate any chance of delaying a penalty until after the case goes to an arbitrator, The Associated Press has learned.

July 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Tigers acquire reliever Veras from Astros

DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Tigers added some help for their shaky bullpen Monday, acquiring reliever Jose Veras from the Houston Astros for minor league outfielder Danry Vasquez and a player to be named.

July 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Rangers, Scheppers move past incident

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Texas Rangers said Monday they had spoken with two teammates who were with Tanner Scheppers and have a "full understanding" of what happened when the reliever was involved in a physical altercation in Cleveland.

July 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


MLB Capsules

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Francisco Liriano allowed one run over seven dominant innings, Pedro Alvarez hit his NL-leading 27th home run and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-2 Monday night.

July 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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July 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Cibulkova outlasts Radwanska to win Bank of West

STANFORD (AP) - Dominika Cibulkova avenged one of the worst losses ever in a WTA Tour final, outlasting Agnieszka Radwanska 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 to win the Bank of the West Classic on Sunday.

July 28, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Cespedes helps A’s rally for win

OAKLAND (AP) - Yoenis Cespedes drove in four runs on his most productive day since winning the Home Run Derby, and the Oakland Athletics rallied from five runs down to beat the Los Angeles Angels 10-6 on Sunday.

July 28, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Wood pitches, hits Cubs to victory over San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Travis Wood did more than just pitch his way out of trouble.

July 28, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Vernon Davis picks up yards after a catch during the 2012 season. Photo contributed

NAPA (AP) - Darren McFadden hopes that going downhill will be just the tonic to revive his career with the Oakland Raiders.

July 28, 2013 | | Pro Sports


49ers TE Davis sees himself as ‘piece of puzzle’

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Vernon Davis refers to himself as "just a piece of the puzzle" when it comes to the San Francisco 49ers' offense.

July 28, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Sanchez likely done for season with concussion

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Giants backup catcher Hector Sanchez is expected to miss the remainder of the season while recovering from a second concussion this year.

August 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hayden to start season on PUP

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders cornerback DJ Hayden will miss at least the first six weeks of the season after being placed on the physically unable to perform list Tuesday with a stress fracture in his right foot.

August 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bellis youngest US Open winner since ‘96

NEW YORK (AP) - While 15-year-old American CiCi Bellis was in the process of stunning a Grand Slam finalist to become the youngest player to win a U.S. Open match since 1996, her father did his best to conceal his emotions courtside.

August 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers prepare for possible Aldon Smith suspension

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Linebacker Aldon Smith still has no indication from the NFL about a possible suspension for his off-field legal issues.

August 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Davis, US beat Slovenia in basketball exhibition

LAS PALMAS, Canary Islands (AP) - Mike Krzyzewski's big men had barely finished pushing around Slovenia when he was asked how they would match up with Spain's imposing frontcourt.

August 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Carter crushes A’s again

HOUSTON (AP) - Chris Carter has hit his fair share of no-doubt home runs this season and has never taken more than a second to watch as one began to sail out of the park.

August 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bumgarner almost perfect

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Madison Bumgarner pitched a one-hitter and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 3-0 on Tuesday night to snap a three-game losing streak.

August 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lincecum moved to Giants ’pen

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Right-hander Tim Lincecum has been moved to the San Francisco Giants' bullpen as he tries to work through his latest struggles.

August 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cramping Murray grits way to US Open victory

NEW YORK (AP) - Spinning in 70 mph second serves, grabbing at his hamstring during points, Andy Murray gritted his way through head-to-toe cramps to win at the U.S. Open.

August 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Schaub remains out

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt Schaub missed his second straight day of practice Monday with a sore throwing elbow that has lingered throughout the preseason.

August 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers OL looks to regroup

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers rookie center Marcus Martin suffered a left knee injury that isn't considered season-ending, yet still a blow to the depth of a struggling offensive line.

August 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Samardzija pitches A’s to win over Astros

HOUSTON (AP) - Jeff Samardzija was determined to get back on track Monday night after a couple of bad starts, so he was thrilled to see Josh Donaldson back in the Oakland lineup.

August 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rockies earn first four-game winning streak at San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - For years, the Colorado Rockies would lose the close ones in San Francisco.

August 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Choo done for the season

SEATTLE (AP) - Texas Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo is scheduled for surgery to remove a bone spur from his left elbow and will miss the rest of the season.

August 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


MLB Capsules

BALTIMORE (AP) - Delmon Young, J.J. Hardy and Chris Davis homered in succession during a six-run fifth inning, and the Baltimore Orioles cruised past the Tampa Bay Rays 9-1 Monday night to end a three-game losing streak.

August 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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