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Manfred in favor of changing roster expansion rule

TORONTO (AP) - Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred supports changing the rule that expands active rosters from 25 to 40 each Sept. 1.

October 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


WR Torrey Smith becomes forgotten man in 49ers offense

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Torrey Smith entered the season as one of the few San Francisco receivers with any proven track record in the NFL.

October 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Country hardball in the big city: Bumgarner vs Syndergaard

NEW YORK (AP) - Bright lights, big city, ol' country hardball.

October 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Encarnacion’s HR lifts Jays over O’s, into ALDS

TORONTO (AP) - Edwin Encarnacion hit a three-run homer in the 11th inning off Ubaldo Jimenez, and Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 in Tuesday night's AL wild card game to advance to a Division Series matchup against Texas.

October 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Runner-up Sharks hope to take 1 more step this season

SAN JOSE (AP) - The San Jose Sharks never were closer to that elusive Stanley Cup title than they were last season when a long playoff run ended two wins short of a championship.

October 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ex-Raider, Vegas leaders drumming up support for NFL stadium

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Proponents of an NFL stadium in Las Vegas - including former Oakland Raider and TV analyst Howie Long - are trying to rally support for a plan to build it with $750 million in public money.

October 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Vikings deny Beckham, mystify Manning in 24-10 win vs. NYG

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota's defense denied Odell Beckham Jr. all night and forced two turnovers that led to 10 points, and the Vikings mystified Eli Manning yet again during a 24-10 victory Monday over the New York Giants.

October 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Plenty of playoff questions pop up

After a scramble to finish the regular season, the playoffs are finally on deck. With 10 teams left, here are 10 questions to carry fans through October:

October 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Rockies’ Walt Weiss out after team’s best season since 2010

DENVER (AP) - The relationship between Walt Weiss and his general manager deteriorated over the last several months. He and Jeff Bridich certainly see eye-to-eye on this: The Colorado Rockies have quite a few of the pieces in place to be a contender.

October 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


McGwire, Selig, Steinbrenner on new Hall of Fame ballot

NEW YORK (AP) - Mark McGwire is getting another swing at the Hall of Fame.

October 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


McGwire, Selig, Steinbrenner on new Hall of Fame ballot

NEW YORK (AP) - Mark McGwire is getting another swing at the Hall of Fame.

October 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ Bowman out for season

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The losses keep piling up for the San Francisco 49ers.

October 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders likely to place Smith, Heeney on injured reserve

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Raiders are expected be without tight end Lee Smith and former starting middle linebacker Ben Heeney for the rest of the season after both players were injured during Sunday's win in Baltimore.

October 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Injury-plagued Athletics win one more game, still last place

OAKLAND (AP) - Sonny Gray showed up at spring training eight months ago with big aspirations for himself and the Oakland Athletics this season.

October 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Giants find way back into playoffs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pitcher Jake Peavy grabbed the microphone and promised a sellout crowd more special October baseball, and who could doubt him given the Giants' recent history of even-year World Series success?

October 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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DUELING DROUGHTS

CHICAGO (AP) - At long, long last, it's true: Either the Chicago Cubs or Cleveland Indians will win the World Series.

October 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Logano wins Talladega to advance in playoffs

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) - When an engine failure knocked title favorite Martin Truex Jr. from NASCAR's playoffs, the rest of the top contenders got a ...

October 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders beat Jacksonville; 5-2 for first time since ‘01

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio heard boos throughout his return to Jacksonville. Most of them weren't directed at him.

October 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Sixth straight SF loss

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The move from Blaine Gabbert to Colin Kaepernick has done little to spark San Francisco's struggling offense. There seems to be ...

October 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cousins hopes new coach, new arena help boost Kings

SACRAMENTO (AP) - In six seasons in the NBA, ultra-talented Sacramento big man DeMarcus Cousins has already had six coaches and hasn't come close to ...

October 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Golden State expects growing pains with addition of Durant

OAKLAND (AP) - Steve Kerr fully expects plenty of growing pains for the Golden State Warriors as Kevin Durant finds his way on a new-look, superstar ...

October 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


It’s still the Warriors as the team to catch out West

The Associated Press

October 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders, Jaguars look to build on better-than-usual starts

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The Oakland Raiders and Jacksonville Jaguars already are off to better-than-usual starts this season.

October 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


49ers hope to fix run defense before facing Bucs

SANTA CLARA (AP) - After getting run over for three straight weeks by backs such as Ezekiel Elliott, David Johnson and LeSean McCoy, the beleaguered San ...

October 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


49ers hope Mike Davis can fill injury void

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers running back Mike Davis' production can only go up after his weight went down entering his second season.

October 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Rodgers throws 3 TD passes, Packers beat Bears

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Aaron Rodgers set a record. The Chicago Bears lost another quarterback.

October 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Hamilton chasing Rosberg at US Grand Prix

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Nico Rosberg sat slumped in his chair, exhausted and exasperated after another race and world title was taken away by Mercedes teammate ...

October 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Dodgers reject Kershaw offer

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Clayton Kershaw offered to pitch on short rest again in Game 5 of the NL Championship Series for the Los Angeles Dodgers ...

October 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Celebrities in the stands

CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Cubs are trying to do something that hasn't happened in the lifetime of anyone born in the last 108 years ...

October 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cleveland’s year gets better

CLEVELAND (AP) - The grueling four-month championship drought could soon be over.

October 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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