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Game On Dude made early favorite for Breeders' Cup

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) - Game On Dude was made the early 9-5 favorite in a field of 12 for the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic, a race he led most of the way last year before being overtaken in the closing strides. This time, he'll have home-field advantage running at Santa Anita, where the 5-year-old gelding is 5-0.

October 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


San Francisco gets ready for Giants' parade

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - For the second time in three years, San Francisco is gearing up for a ticker-tape parade to celebrate a World Series victory for the Giants.

October 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Oakland Raiders earn day off after 2nd straight win at midseason point

ALAMEDA (AP) - The first convincing victory of the season was enough for coach Dennis Allen to give his Oakland Raiders players a welcome day off midway through the season.

October 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy beats Woods in China exhibition

ZHENGZHOU, China (AP) - Rory McIlroy outdueled Tiger Woods in the first one-on-one exhibition match between golf's two biggest names.

October 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


A's exercise Balfour contract option, decline Stephen Drew

OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics exercised their $4.5 million contract option for closer Grant Balfour on Monday, while the AL West champions declined their half of a $10 million mutual option for shortstop Stephen Drew.

October 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


One Giant Series sweep

DETROIT (AP) - Finally pressed in the World Series, the San Francisco Giants finished off a most unexpected and stunning sweep.

October 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Panda pounds his way to Series MVP

DETROIT (AP) - Pablo Sandoval not only has baseball's neatest nickname, Kung Fu Panda has a World Series MVP award to go along with it.

October 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Thousands gather at City Hall to celebrate

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - They came from all corners of the region and screamed louder with each strike and every out in the bottom of the 10th inning as the San Francisco Giants closed in on a second championship in three years Sunday.

October 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Thunder sweep of Bakersfield with OT goal

STOCKTON – Tony DeHart's blast from the high slot with six seconds left in sudden death overtime lifted the Stockton Thunder (4-1-1, 9 points) to a 3-2 victory over the Bakersfield Condors before 5,062 fans at Stockton Arena on Sunday.

October 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Wondolowski ties MLS goal mark in Earthquakes’ tie

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Chris Wondolowski tied the MLS single-season record with his 27th goal and the San Jose Earthquakes wrapped up the regular season with a 1-1 draw against the Portland Timbers on Saturday night.

October 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Sports news briefs

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October 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Oakland Raiders take advantage of struggling Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Take your pick of problems and the Kansas City Chiefs probably have them.

October 28, 2012 | | Pro Sports


49ers face Arizona in defensive contest

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The NFC West takes over Monday night football, and this season at least that means defense.

October 28, 2012 | | Pro Sports


NFL capsules

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Matt Ryan threw touchdown passes on Atlanta's first three possessions against Philadelphia and new defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, and the Falcons remained the NFL's only unbeaten team with a 30-17 victory over the Eagles on Sunday.

October 28, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Fan, 11, presents Goodell with pink penalty flags

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Dante Cano had a big idea, so he wrote a letter and sent it to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

October 28, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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Morse, Bumgarner help Giants sweep Minnesota

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Michael Morse looked baffled after missing wildly on a wicked curve from Minnesota starter Ricky Nolasco in the fifth inning.

May 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Oakland Athletics end road with fourth consecutive loss

TORONTO (AP) - After a red-hot start to their road trip, the Oakland Athletics are heading home stuck in their longest slump of the season.

May 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Beckett pitches no-hitter for Dodgers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Josh Beckett started talking about throwing a no-hitter in the fourth inning, ignoring traditional superstitions and making his catcher nervous in the process.

May 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Federer, Williams sisters win at French Open

PARIS (AP) - Roger Federer's 4-year-old twins, Myla and Riva, hung in there for about 20 minutes Sunday in his guest box at Court Philippe Chatrier, long enough to see Daddy take control of his French Open match.

May 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hitters try just about anything to improve vision

SAN FRRANCISCO (AP) - Before he closes his book, San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence stares and stares at a card marking his page.

May 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Scott wins on 3rd playoff hole at Colonial

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Adam Scott was a late entry into Colonial because he wanted to play while ranked No. 1 in the world.

May 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Inexperienced back line heads to World Cup

STANFORD. (AP) - Matt Besler and Geoff Cameron might hear it from every angle if they were paying any attention or had a moment's spare time. They could be reminded every day that this is the first time since 1990 the U.S. heads to a World Cup with no central defenders having played previous minutes in soccer's showcase event.

May 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Montgomerie wins Senior PGA Championship

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Colin Montgomerie learned something about playing major championship golf at the age of 51 in the Senior PGA Championship at Harbor Shores.

May 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Aru wins tough 15th Giro stage; Uran retains lead

MONTECAMPIONE, Italy (AP) - Fabio Aru of Italy claimed a solo victory on the tough uphill finish to Montecampione in the 15th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Saturday for his first Grand Tour victory.

May 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


California Chrome gallops 2 miles at Belmont in prepping for Stakes

NEW YORK (AP) - Triple Crown hopeful California Chrome galloped two miles around Belmont Park as part of his preparations for the Belmont Stakes on June 7.

May 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Donovan breaks MLS goal record

CARSON (AP) - Landon Donovan broke the Major League Soccer goal record Sunday night, scoring his 135th and 136th regular-season goals in the Los Angeles Galaxy's 4-1 victory over the Philadelphia Union.

May 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Johnson ends drought at Coca-Cola

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) - Defending Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson passed Matt Kenseth with nine laps to go and won the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday night for his first victory of the season.

May 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Blown engine ends Busch’s ‘Double’ run

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) - Kurt Busch's attempt at completing "The Double" ended Sunday night after his car blew an engine late in the Coca-Cola 600.

May 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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