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Good news for Reece

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders fullback Marcel Reece escaped a scare when an injury to his right foot was not as significant as initially feared and he expects to be at full strength when the season opens next month.

August 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants -Cubs rain-shortened game to resume

CHICAGO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants on Wednesday became the first team since 1986 to win a protest filed with Major League Baseball, and will now get to resume a rain-shortened game the Chicago Cubs thought they had won.

August 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wondolowoski scores equalizer for SJ

SEATTLE (AP) - Chris Wondolowski tapped in a point-blank shot midway through the 66th minute on Wednesday night as the San Jose Earthquakes came back from the worst loss in franchise history to pull out a 1-1 draw against the Seattle Sounders.

August 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Torres undergoes surgery on right knee

SAN JOSE (AP) - San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres will miss the start of the upcoming season after undergoing surgery for an infection in his previously surgically repaired right knee.

August 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy wants strong finish to great year

PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) - The last player to win back-to-back majors in the same season didn't even make it to the FedEx Cup finale at East Lake.

August 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kent State starting center dies at 21

CLEVELAND (AP) - Kent State football player Jason Bitsko, who was slated to start at center for the Golden Flashes this season, died Wednesday.

August 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tony Stewart skips 3rd race after Ward’s death

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Tony Stewart will not race Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, the third Sprint Cup race he's skipped since his car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car race.

August 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


On day 2 after Miller’s injury, Buckeyes moving on

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - When star quarterback Braxton Miller cried out in pain and crumpled to the ground during No. 5 Ohio State's practice on Monday, coach Urban Meyer wasn't certain what had happened.

August 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Gordon has thirst for fun at Delaware brewery

MILTON, Del. (AP) - Jeff Gordon may as well have been any average sports fan, sliding up to the bar and ordering a beer.

August 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Serena Williams seeded No. 1 at US Open; Halep 2nd

NEW YORK (AP) - Top-ranked Serena Williams is seeded No. 1 as she seeks her third straight U.S. Open title.

August 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


FIFA bans Barcelona signing any players in 2015

LONDON (AP) - Barcelona will be barred from signing any players in 2015 after FIFA rejected the club's appeal against a one-year ban for breaching rules over the transfer of youngsters.

August 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Early rally lifts Giants past Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) - Jake Peavy pitched seven solid innings in his fifth start with San Francisco, and the Giants rolled past the Chicago Cubs 8-3 on Wednesday, hours after they won a protest regarding a rain-shortened loss from the night before.

August 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wheeler wins again, Mets end 3-game skid

OAKLAND (AP) - The New York Mets still consider themselves a contender in the NL East chase even with a daunting deficit to make up over the final month.

August 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


WR Stevie Johnson adds depth to 49ers

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Wide receiver Stevie Johnson hopes the 49ers have to give up a third-round draft pick next year.

August 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Gloomy night at Wrigley

CHICAGO (AP) - Anthony Rizzo slammed a two-run homer, Tsuyoshi Wada pitched five strong innings, and the Chicago Cubs beat the San Francisco Giants 2-0 on Tuesday night in a game that was halted after 4 1/2 innings because of unplayable field conditions following rain at Wrigley Field.

August 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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49ers most expensive NFL outing for family of 4

NEW YORK (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers' new stadium is the most expensive venue to take a family of four for an NFL game.

September 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Broncos built to weather absence like Welker’s

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Wes Welker's suspension didn't exactly send the Denver Broncos into a scramble. Their adaptable offense is built to weather such setbacks.

September 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic tops Murray in US Open

NEW YORK (AP) - Through a pair of back-and-forth sets, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray put on a display befitting a matchup of past U.S. Open champions.

September 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US finishes 4-0 in group play

BILBAO, Spain (AP) - They were expected to be in Barcelona. They hope to finish their trip in Madrid.

September 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers eager to focus on football amid distractions

SANTA CLARA (AP) - In a week that should be filled with talk about another Super Bowl run and the pomp and circumstance of finally playing the much-hyped season opener, the San Francisco 49ers once again find themselves dealing with potential embarrassment and legal problems away from the field.

September 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Athletics waste Lester gem

OAKLAND (AP) - Jon Lester did just about everything the Oakland Athletics had hoped he would do in big games against big pitchers during the season's stretch run.

September 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders to leave early for East Coast

ALAMEDA (AP) - Through three coaching staffs, hundreds of players and countless opponents, the Oakland Raiders have been unable to solve their East Coast hex.

September 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Packers-Seahawks a spicy start

Fail Mary.

September 04, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Pro Sports


Rockies homer 4 times, beat SF

DENVER (AP) - Ryan Vogelsong was hurt by the home run ball at Coors Field - again.

September 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US eyes 2018 with 1-0 win at Czechs

Starting his second World Cup cycle as U.S. coach, Jurgen Klinsmann set a bold goal for the Americans: reach the final four of the 2018 tournament in Russia.

September 04, 2014 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Harbaugh takes firm stance on domestic violence

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke and coach Jim Harbaugh have made it clear they have zero tolerance for domestic violence and consider defensive tackle Ray McDonald's arrest a serious matter.

September 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Carr knows being starter just the beginning

ALAMEDA (AP) - Derek Carr has been groomed to be a starting quarterback in the NFL ever since he was an 11-year-old breaking down film with big brother David.

September 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Seahawks still on top

The Seattle Seahawks are still on top. Soon, they'll have to start proving it again.

September 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Alex Boone insists that he will be ready for Sunday opener

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Alex Boone would hold out again if necessary - and has no regrets about missing the offseason program with the San Francisco 49ers - if it means more financial stability for his family.

September 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NFL suspends Irsay 6 games, fines him $500K

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) - The NFL suspended Jim Irsay for the first six games of the season and fined him $500,000 for violating its personal conduct policy, coming down hard on the Indianapolis Colts owner Tuesday just hours after he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor stemming from an embarrassing March traffic stop.

September 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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