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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


Chekwa taking reps with Raiders

NAPA (AP) - Chimdi Chekwa has dealt with so much in his first two NFL seasons that a matchup with wide receiver James Jones in practice seemed fairly easy in comparison for the Oakland cornerback.

July 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lynch ends holdout, arrives at camp

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - Marshawn Lynch's holdout is over, ending one distraction so far for the Super Bowl champions.

July 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Johnson takes LOA from golf

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Dustin Johnson is taking a leave of absence from golf to seek help for "personal challenges," a swift end to his season that will keep him from playing the PGA Championship, the FedEx Cup playoffs and the Ryder Cup.

July 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders owner talks with San Antonio

OAKLAND (AP) - Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis confirmed he has met with San Antonio officials but declined to disclose whether he has any interest in relocating the franchise to Texas.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hammel fails again for Athletics in loss to Astros

HOUSTON (AP) - In the first inning against Houston, Jason Hammel picked up right where he left off since coming to the Oakland Athletics.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Guy’s wait for Hall of Fame comes to end

OAKLAND (AP) - Ray Guy built a Hall of Fame career of making other people wait.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lloyd’s film watching impresses teammates

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco wide receiver Anquan Boldin laughs - a big, hearty guffaw - and shakes his head.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants benefit from Pirates’ blunder

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jean Machi and the San Francisco Giants ended their six-game losing streak in the most wacky way. They don't care how it happened, any break is welcome these days.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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NBA busy on Christmas

NEW YORK (AP) - LeBron James will play his first game since rejoining the Cleveland Cavaliers at home Oct. 30 against New York, then return to Miami for the first time on Christmas.

August 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Report: Ward’s father says ‘no reason’ for crash

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - The father of the driver run over and killed by Tony Stewart told The Syracuse Post-Standard that "there's no reason for" the crash that led to his son's death.

August 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s end Royals’ win streak at 8

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Oakland Athletics' combination of Jon Lester and Josh Donaldson was too much for the Kansas City Royals.

August 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants extend game but fall in 10th inning

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Gordon Beckham hit an RBI single with two outs in the 10th inning and the Chicago White Sox beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 on Tuesday night after blowing a two-run lead in the ninth.

August 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Roseville race car driver hospitalized after crash

ROSEVILLE (AP) - Race car driver Lisa Young remains hospitalized after smashing her car into a wall at Roseville's All American Speedway.

August 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Criminal charge possible for Stewart in Ward death

Tony Stewart could still face criminal charges for running down Kevin Ward Jr. with his sprint car, even if the three-time NASCAR champion didn't mean to kill Ward, hurt him or even scare him.

August 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


1st place Royals? Better start to believe it

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - When the Royals rolled out of bed Tuesday morning and glanced at the standings, they saw something that hadn't been the case since many of them were in junior high school.

August 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Selig eager to step aside and introduce successor

BALTIMORE (AP) - Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig is looking forward to writing a book, teaching history and taking it easy when he retires this winter.

August 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tigers P Verlander has right shoulder inflammation

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Justin Verlander's sore right shoulder will likely force him to miss at least one start, the latest setback for the reeling Detroit Tigers.

August 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders-Cowboys practice gets heated

OXNARD (AP) - The joint practice between the Oakland Raiders and Dallas Cowboys went just about how the coaches scripted it Tuesday with high intensity in an emotional environment.

August 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pai supports repeal of NFL TV blackout rules

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Ajit Pai called the NFL's television blackout rules "outdated," and urged his fellow Federal Communications Commission representatives to vote in favor of having them repealed to address fan concerns.

August 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Steve Ballmer becomes owner of LA Clippers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Clippers moved on from months of ugliness Tuesday, with Steve Ballmer officially becoming the team's new owner in a record $2 billion sale that ousted Donald Sterling as the NBA's longest-tenured owner.

August 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Seahawks say Lynch assault accusation ‘bogus’

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks say accusations that star running back Marshawn Lynch was involved in an assault and damage of personal property are "bogus."

August 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic gets ragged start in Cincy title quest

MASON, Ohio (AP) - Novak Djokovic had a ragged start in the one tournament that has always eluded him.

August 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Jon Jones injured, UFC title fight moved to Jan. 3

LAS VEGAS (AP) - UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has injured his leg, forcing the postponement of his title fight with Daniel Cormier to Jan. 3.

August 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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