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Lester arrives in Oakland

OAKLAND (AP) - Jon Lester walked through the Oakland clubhouse doors to quite a greeting, from the snappy, patriotic marching tune blaring from the sound system to the handshakes and hellos from every corner.

August 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cain may miss rest of season

NEW YORK (AP) - San Francisco Giants right-hander Matt Cain needs surgery to remove bone chips from his elbow, an operation that likely will end his season.

August 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Blaine Gabbert learning 49ers system

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Although Blaine Gabbert may be fairly new in the locker room, he's had plenty of time to familiarize himself with the San Francisco 49ers' playbook.

August 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bergstrom adding center to his resume

NAPA (AP) - Tony Bergstrom already has a place in Oakland Raiders history as the first draft pick of the post-Al Davis era.

August 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Garcia shoots 61 to take Firestone lead

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Sergio Garcia doesn't know anything about being in a zone. He had no trouble identifying the best round of his career.

August 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Petkovic beats Venus Williams at Stanford

STANFORD (AP) - Eighth-seeded Andrea Petkovic ended Venus Williams' run in the Bank of the West Classic, beating the former top-ranked player 6-1, 3-6, 7-5 in the quarterfinals Friday.

August 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tour rebuts report Johnson suspended

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - The PGA Tour rebutted a published report Friday that Dustin Johnson has been suspended for failing a drug test.

August 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ibanez home sinks A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - Raul Ibanez homered to break his own franchise record for oldest Royals player to clear the fences, and Kansas City beat the Oakland Athletics 1-0 on Friday night.

August 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Vogelsong stumps Mets

NEW YORK (AP) - Ryan Vogelsong's strategy in the dugout before the ninth inning was simple: keep quiet.

August 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s deal Cespedes to land Lester

OAKLAND (AP) - Billy Beane considers Jon Lester a proven ace who can carry a pitching staff through the playoffs, just like he did last fall. The general manager acquired Lester to make sure Oakland gets there first.

July 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Safety Bethea finding a groove with 49ers w

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Once most players had gone inside from practice on a hot day, there stood Antoine Bethea working to perfect a handshake with new 49ers teammate Demarcus Dobbs.

July 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Venus Williams advances to QF

STANFORD (AP) - Venus Williams advanced to the Bank of the West quarterfinals Thursday night, beating fourth-seeded Victoria Azarenka 6-4, 7-6 (1).

July 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Resilient woods starts well at Bridgestone

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Tiger Woods showed signs of a positive recovery Thursday at the Bridgestone Invitational. Not just from back surgery, but from making bogeys.

July 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Deadline dealin’

Baseball fans were still trying to sort out the dizzying deals for postseason aces Jon Lester and John Lackey, Home Run Derby champ Yoenis Cespedes and All-Star shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera when they were treated to a most curious sight Thursday.

July 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s deal Tommy Milone to Twins for Sam Fuld

OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics have traded left-hander Tommy Milone to the Minnesota Twins for outfielder Sam Fuld.

July 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Kings sign NBA’s first Indian player

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Sim Bhullar became the first player of Indian descent to sign a contract with an NBA team Friday, inking a deal to join the Sacramento Kings in training camp.

August 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Phillies rally to beat Giants late

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Chase Utley was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the top of the 10th inning to help the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San Francisco Giants 5-3 on Friday night.

August 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


New rule: Drivers can’t exit cars after wrecks

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) - Even Jimmie Johnson has a temper - one that was on display long before he became a six-time champion and one of NASCAR's most respected drivers.

August 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lincicome in front at LPGA

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) - Brittany Lincicome opened a three-stroke lead Friday in the wind-swept LPGA Championship, the tour's fourth major championship of the season.

August 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Serena advances in Cincy

MASON, Ohio (AP) - Serena Williams advanced to the semifinals of a tournament she has never won. Given her history in Cincinnati, she'll avoid thinking about the long-awaited title.

August 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Slocum, Langley share Wyndham lead

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Heath Slocum needs a strong finish at the Wyndham Championship to earn a spot in the PGA Tour's postseason.

August 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Livingston out 6-8 weeks

OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State Warriors guard Shaun Livingston is expected to be out six to eight weeks after having arthroscopic surgery on the big toe of his right foot.

August 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Girl tosses gem at LLWS

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - Pitcher Mo'Ne Davis, one of two girls at the Little League World Series, threw a two-hitter to help Philadelphia beat Nashville 4-0 on Friday in the opener for both teams.

August 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cousins injures knee in practice

CHICAGO (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins had a big bag of ice on his right knee while he watched the end of practice Thursday. He briefly covered his face with a towel as trainers milled around his table next to the folded gym bleachers.

August 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


San Francisco saying goodbye to Candlestick Park

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco said goodbye Thursday to Candlestick Park - the stadium where the city's beloved Giants and 49ers celebrated some of their greatest triumphs.

August 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders prepare to host Lions in exhibition game

OAKLAND (AP) - Two days of practice in front of boisterous Raiders supporters gave Oakland's newcomers a taste of the passion of the fan base.

August 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s get Royal treatment

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - After a spotless stretch for 18 days earlier this month, the Oakland Athletics bullpen is struggling a bit.

August 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rob Manfred elected next MLB commissioner

BALTIMORE (AP) - Rob Manfred was elected baseball's 10th commissioner Thursday, winning a three-man race to succeed Bud Selig and given a mandate by the tradition-bound sport to recapture young fans and speed play in an era that has seen competition increase and attention spans shrink.

August 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Stewart sitting out Michigan after dirt-car death

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Tony Stewart will not race Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, skipping a second straight NASCAR Sprint Cup race since striking and killing a driver in a dirt-track race at a small New York track.

August 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Two lead at LPGA

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) - Lexi Thompson and South Korea's Meena Lee shot 6-under-66 on Thursday to share the first-round lead in the LPGA Championship, the fourth major championship of the season.

August 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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