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49ers have QB competition with Kap, Gabbert

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Colin Kaepernick is back following three surgeries and last season's benching, determined and ready to prove himself as a starting quarterback again. Blaine Gabbert insists he is prepared to keep the San Francisco job going into this season.

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Rising Raiders have high expectations

ALAMEDA (AP) - After 13 straight seasons without a winning record, playoff berth or even much hope most years, the Oakland Raiders head into training camp this year with an unfamiliar burden: expectations.

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports

QB questions the last thing teams need in training camp

One of the last things an NFL team needs when it enters training camp is uncertainty at quarterback. They all want an Aaron Rodgers, Eli Manning or Cam Newton behind center.

July 20, 2016 | BARRY WILNER | Pro Sports

Earnhardt Jr out for 2 more races, replaced by Gordon

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Dale Earnhardt Jr. will not race again this month because of concussion-like symptoms and the No. 88 car will be turned over to trusted former teammate Jeff Gordon for the next two weeks.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Fister, Astros slow A’s roll with shutout

OAKLAND (AP) - After winning four of five since the All-Star break, the Oakland Athletics hit a wall.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Red Sox blast Cain, Giants

BOSTON (AP) - Giants starter Matt Cain said he felt fine.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Russia says final decision on Olympic ban expected Sunday

MOSCOW (AP) - Russia's top Olympic official expects a final decision by Sunday on whether the entire Russian team will be banned from next month's games in Rio de Janeiro over allegations of state-sponsored doping.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Russian athletes await key ruling on track ban

ZHUKOVSKY, Russia (AP) - Long jumper Ekaterina Koneva says she'll cry. World hurdles champion Sergei Shubenkov says he'll drown his sorrows.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Mendes suspended 2 years for doping

LOS ANGELES (AP) - UFC featherweight contender Chad Mendes has been suspended for two years after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Ivy League changes rules for kickoffs

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - The Ivy League will use an experimental rule this season to move kickoffs to the 40-yard line and touchbacks to the 20-yard line in an effort to reduce concussions and further promote the safety and welfare of its student-athletes.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Valenzuela loses license bid

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Former Kentucky Derby-winning jockey Patrick Valenzuela has lost his bid to ride in California for now.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Froome extends Tour lead

FINHAUT-EMOSSON, Switzerland (AP) - Nairo Quintana was expected to celebrate Colombia's national holiday with a major offensive in the Alps that would see him close in on Tour de France leader Chris Froome.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Popovich, US basketball get head start on 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Mike Krzyzewski is working with his team when suddenly Gregg Popovich enters the gym with his own guys looking to play ball.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Potato chips helps Hammel’s cramps

CHICAGO (AP) - Jason Hammel says potato chips have helped end chronic cramping issues. Now the Chicago Cubs right-hander has enough salty snacks to last the rest of the season.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Record-setting year for draft class

NEW YORK (AP) - Major league teams have spent a record $267.95 million on signing bonuses for players drafted last month, a 7.4 percent increase from last year's final total of $249.38 million.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports

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Wambach: I abused alcohol, prescription drugs for years

Abby Wambach says she abused alcohol and prescription drugs for years until her arrest for driving under the influence in April.

September 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Roethlisberger throws for 3 TDs as Steelers beat Redskins

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - Ben Roethlisberger knew the retired Heath Miller, suspended teammates Le'Veon Bell and Martavis Bryant and the injured Markus Wheaton weren't ...

September 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Del Rio says 2-point try was all about believing

ALAMEDA (AP) - The most daring gambler on the NFL's first weekend turns out not to be much of a betting man at all.

September 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Padres use 6 pitchers toshut out Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hector Sanchez is getting a lot more comfortable with his swing and his role on the Padres since coming off the disabled ...

September 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Athletics trounce Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Oakland Athletics looked like a team battling for a playoff spot Monday night, and the Kansas City Royals looked like ...

September 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports

49ers open Chip Kelly era with victory over Rams

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers opened the Chip Kelly era with a dominating win while the Rams are still seeking their first points ...

September 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports

SF 49ers open tonight

SANTA CLARA (AP) - When Colin Kaepernick's national anthem protest initially went public, talk immediately turned to whether it would lead to a distraction that ...

September 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Raiders, Carr rally to beat Saints

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Even if the Oakland Raiders' latest visit to the Superdome won't go down as their most memorable triumph in New Orleans ...

September 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Surge in ER visits for concussions & injuries from soccer

CHICAGO (AP) - Soccer injuries are sending soaring numbers of U.S. kids to emergency rooms, a trend driven in part by young players with concussions ...

September 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Alcantara pitches better in Athletics’ defeat to Seattle

OAKLAND (AP) - Raul Alcantara tried to be perfect in his major league debut and it didn't go well at all.

September 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Matt Moore strikes out 11 as Giants sweep Diamondbacks

PHOENIX (AP) - Matt Moore struck out 11 in seven innings, Hunter Pence hit a key two-run double and the San Francisco Giants beat Zack Greinke ...

September 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports

KC’s Peters raises fist

NEW YORK (AP) - Opening day in the NFL saw Kansas City cornerback Marcus Peters raise a black-gloved fist during the national anthem, a protest amplified ...

September 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Depleted Patriots still win

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Jimmy Garoppolo, starting in place of suspended Tom Brady, threw for 264 yards and a touchdown, leading the severely depleted New England ...

September 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports

NASCAR: Amped up aggression, attitude

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - After seven months and 28 races, NASCAR has hit that part of the season that really matters. The start of the playoffs ...

September 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports

A’s release DH Billy Butler

OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics have released designated hitter Billy Butler despite still owing him $10 million for next season.

September 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports

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