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Giants GM Sabean shocked by Cabrera suspension

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Giants general manager Brian Sabean insists his club's two suspended veteran players should have known better than to use performance-enhancing drugs.

August 16, 2012 | | Pro Sports


MLB owners approve sale of Padres

DENVER (AP) - The O'Malleys are back in the baseball business.

August 16, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Kelly likes what he sees from Raiders defense

NAPA (AP) - Tommy Kelly needed only one preseason game to become convinced Oakland's defense is already vastly improved from a year ago.

August 16, 2012 | | Pro Sports


QB Alex Smith making big strides in 49ers offense

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Alex Smith is an expert. So says Jim Harbaugh, and he's the one who truly matters on this topic.

August 16, 2012 | | Pro Sports


A’s shut out Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Luke Hochevar won't see the Oakland Athletics again until 2013, which is none too soon for him.

August 16, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Ford looks to leave poor exhibition opener behind

NAPA (AP) - Jacoby Ford is glad he got a clunker of a game out of the way in the preseason.

August 15, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Crabtree seeing some preseason action for 1st time

SANTA CLARA (AP) - This summer has been unlike any other during Michael Crabtree's four years with the San Francisco 49ers.

August 15, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Smith, Getz lead Royals over A's

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Will Smith pitched seven strong innings, Chris Getz doubled home the go-ahead run and the Kansas City Royals defeated the Oakland Athletics 3-2 on Wednesday night.

August 15, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Giants lose to Nationals after Cabrera suspended

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Bruce Bochy called his San Francisco Giants together for an impromptu pregame team meeting with some disheartening news: They will be without Melky Cabrera for the remainder of the regular season.

August 15, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Giants' Cabrera suspended for positive drug test

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Melky Cabrera's MVP-like year is over - at least for the regular season.

August 15, 2012 | | Pro Sports


With more teams in race, MLB attendance up again

The extra playoff spot in Major League Baseball this season has thickened the races, with several teams well within October's reach despite taking mediocre records into the stretch run.

August 14, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Cameron excited as US prepares to play Mexico

Geoff Cameron has been quite the world traveler.

August 14, 2012 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


Belt, Bumgarner lead Giants over Nationals

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Madison Bumgarner pitched a five-hitter and Brandon Belt had three hits and three RBIs, leading the San Francisco Giants to a 6-1 win over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night in a matchup between NL division leaders.

August 14, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Guthrie, royals shut down A’s

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Jeremy Guthrie learned in June what not to do against the Oakland Athletics.

August 14, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Raiders rookie Streater shines in exhibition debut

NAPA (AP) - Rod Streater showed the rest of the NFL in his exhibition debut what the Oakland Raiders have been seeing ever since they signed him as an undrafted free agent out of Temple in May.

August 14, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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Swiss superb, but will streak end vs. France?

SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) - Coach Ottmar Hitzfeld made no secret on Thursday about his tactics heading into Switzerland's potentially decisive clash with France: Solid defending and quick counterattacks.

June 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Young Columbians top Ivory Coast

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) - Starved of the World Cup action for 16 years, Colombia is certainly making the most of being back on football's biggest stage.

June 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s now big league’s best

OAKLAND (AP) - Sonny Gray spent the past few days with Oakland pitching coach Curt Young, making subtle adjustments to his delivery.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ronaldo ‘fit’ to play against US on Sunday

CAMPINAS, Brazil (AP) - Cristiano Ronaldo is fully fit to play against the United States in their crucial Group G match at the World Cup, a Portugal teammate said Wednesday.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US defense steps up to challenge

SAO PAULO (AP) - After one game and one impressive win, the U.S. defense is holding its own.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Schaub, Raiders seek fresh start

ALAMEDA (AP) - When the Oakland Raiders made the decision to acquire Matt Schaub this offseason, they did it believing last season's disastrous performance that led to his jersey being burned in effigy in Houston was only an aberration.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Carradine ready for ‘rookie’ season

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Running back Marcus Lattimore might be the most publicized second-year player for the San Francisco 49ers who sat out as a rookie because of a knee injury. Another player from that class - and an even higher draft pick - rehabbing with Lattimore last season is poised to make an even bigger mark.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Redskins’ name deemed offensive

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ruled Wednesday that the Washington Redskins' name is "disparaging of Native Americans" and should be stripped of trademark protection - a decision that puts powerful new financial and political pressure on the NFL team to rename itself.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Truex back for repeat

The Associated Press

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hendrick team off to hot start

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) - The NASCAR season is less than half over and already it is fair to ask if anyone can catch Hendrick Motorsports.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


New cast of players at Pinehurst

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - The sounds at Pinehurst No. 2 were the first indication that the second week of U.S. Open golf would not be exactly the same as the first one.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic, Serena are Wimbledon top seeds

LONDON (AP) - Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams were seeded No. 1 for Wimbledon on Wednesday, while defending champion Andy Murray moved up two spots above his ranking to the third seed.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


White Sox hammer Hudson

CHICAGO (AP) - A week ago, the San Francisco Giants had the best record in baseball, a near double-digit division lead and they were piling up the wins seemingly with ease.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rainout good for Indians’ Brantley

CLEVELAND (AP) - The weather may have done the Cleveland Indians, and outfielder Michael Brantley in particular, a favor.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


CWS HR drought ends; Texas wins

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - C.J. Hinojosa broke the College World Series' long home run drought in the seventh inning, Chad Hollingsworth and Travis Duke limited UC Irvine to four hits, and Texas beat the Anteaters 1-0 in an elimination game Wednesday night.

June 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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