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Fan mail piles up for big leaguers

OAKLAND (AP) - Ray Fosse refuses to oblige a fan requesting his autograph next to Pete Rose's signature on a photo of their 1970 All-Star Game collision. Dave Roberts leans on his mother-in-law to handle the influx of fan mail he still receives daily from appreciative folks in Boston, an effort to speed responses almost as swiftly as his famous swipe of second. Oakland outfielder Rajai Davis doesn't touch the growing pile in his clubhouse cubby, insisting his job is just to play baseball and he will sign for anyone who asks in person.

July 05, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Cavendish withdraws, Sagan DQ’d

VITTEL, France (AP) - Mark Cavendish has been forced out of the Tour de France after suffering a fractured shoulder blade in a serious crash caused by world champion Peter Sagan, who was disqualified from cycling's showcase event.

July 05, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Martinez scores twice for Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) - Not long ago, Atlanta United was on the outside looking in. Down its star forward to injury. Behind in the playoff race. Eight games in 25 days looming.

July 05, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Federer, Djokovic get free passes

LONDON (AP) - Novak Djokovic's first-round match at Wimbledon lasted all of 40 minutes Tuesday. Roger Federer's, which was next in the All England Club's main stadium, went 43.

July 05, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Chestnut chows record 72 hot dogs

NEW YORK (AP) - Joey "Jaws" Chestnut gulped, chomped and powered his way to a 10th title on Tuesday, continuing his record-setting reign as the chowing champion at the annual Nathan's Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest.

July 05, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Hayward chooses Celtics over Jazz, Heat

Gordon Hayward and Brad Stevens were a couple inches from winning an NCAA championship together at Butler.

July 05, 2017 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Barreto’s walk-off jack sends slumping A’s to victory

OAKLAND (AP) - A little bit of advice from an Oakland All-Star was just what top prospect Franklin Barreto needed to break out of a slump in a big way.

July 05, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Rawhide top Nuts with HR in 10th

VISALIA (AP) - Matt Jones hit a walk-off two-run homer with one out in the 10th inning, as the Visalia Rawhide topped the Modesto Nuts 6-4 on Tuesday.

July 05, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Sharks sign gritty forward for 1 year

SAN JOSE (AP) - The San Jose Sharks have signed free-agent forward Brandon Bollig to a one-year contract.

July 05, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Fulmer, Tigers halt Giants win streak at six

DETROIT (AP) - Manager Brad Ausmus stayed with Michael Fulmer, and it worked out quite well for the Detroit Tigers.

July 05, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Kings land veteran free agents Randolph, Hill

The Sacramento Kings added veteran help to their young roster on Tuesday by agreeing to free-agent contracts with forward Zach Randolph and point guard George Hill.

July 04, 2017 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Rodon earns first win since 2016 as White Sox beat A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - Carlos Rodon's much-delayed first win of the season nearly got derailed in the second inning when the White Sox pitcher stumbled in his delivery and appeared to twist an ankle.

July 03, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Kevin Durant agrees to 2-year deal with Warriors

OAKLAND (AP) - The NBA Finals MVP gladly accepted a pay cut.

July 03, 2017 | | Pro Sports


After shock win over Pacquiao, Horn ignoring the criticism

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) - Manny Pacquiao had already left town without saying much, even as criticism of the referee in the WBO welterweight world title fight and the judges who awarded a unanimous points decision to a previously almost anonymous Jeff Horn was still pouring in on social media.

July 03, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Mariscal, DeCarlo lead the way for Modesto

MODESTO (AP) - Chris Mariscal singled twice, driving in a run and also scoring one as the Modesto Nuts topped the San Jose Giants 5-3 on Sunday.

July 03, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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Astros, Rangers emotional and distracted

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - A.J. Hinch conceded it was difficult to concentrate on baseball.

August 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Stanton’s 18th HR in August ties ML record

WASHINGTON (AP) - Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton has tied the major league record with his 18th home run in August, bashing his 51st of the ...

August 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Castillo’s homer leads Rawhide to win over Ports

STOCKTON (AP) - Henry Castillo hit a three-run home run in the second inning, leading the Visalia Rawhide to a 10-5 win over the Stockton Ports ...

August 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Filia, Walton lift Modesto over Lake Elsinore

MODESTO (AP) - Eric Filia homered, doubled and singled twice as the Modesto Nuts beat the Lake Elsinore Storm 4-2 on Tuesday.

August 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Raiders rookie Conley practices for 1st time since June

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders finally got their first-round draft pick on the practice field when cornerback Gareon Conley passed his physical and was taken ...

August 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Eric Dickerson signs 1-day deal to retire with the LA Rams

THOUSAND OAKS, (AP) - Eric Dickerson has signed a one-day contract to retire as a member of the Los Angeles Rams, reuniting the famous running back ...

August 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Isaiah Thomas says “I am not damaged” in ESPN interview

CLEVELAND (AP) - All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas believes he will fully recover from a right hip injury that has threatened to void his recent trade ...

August 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Kerber goes from champ to 1st-round loser at rainy US Open

NEW YORK (AP) - The question was rather simple after Angelique Kerber became only the second defending U.S. Open champion in the professional era to ...

August 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Canelo-GGG to MayMac fans: We’ve got a real show for you

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Oscar De La Hoya had no desire to watch Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s victory over Conor McGregor last weekend. Neither did middleweight ...

August 28, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Heaney fans career-high 10 as Angels beat A’s

ANAHEIM (AP) - Andrew Heaney didn't need much time to get back in a groove, and it's just soon enough for the Los Angeles ...

August 28, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Samardzija pitches gem in Giants’ win

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Jeff Samardzija was about as dominant as a pitcher can be, short of throwing a no-hitter or perfect game.

August 28, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Emotional Sharapova advances

NEW YORK (AP) - When Maria Sharapova's first Grand Slam match after a 15-month doping suspension ended with a victory at the U.S. Open ...

August 28, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Hoyer has stellar half but . . . .

MINNEAPOLIS - Brian Hoyer had the San Francisco offense humming after sputtering through the first two preseason games, passing for 176 yards and two touchdowns in ...

August 27, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Pro Sports


A’s complete 3 game sweep of Texas Rangers

OAKLAND (AP) - A.J. Griffin's day began with a disputed balk call that was eventually waved off. Turned out, that was about the only ...

August 27, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Arizona dominates San Francisco Giants

PHOENIX (AP) - Patrick Corbin gave Arizona its latest in a string of solid starts, and then for good measure, the Diamondbacks capped a series sweep ...

August 27, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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