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Athletics top Rangers to start key AL West series

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Yoenis Cespedes hit a three-run homer in the first inning, and the Oakland Athletics survived a shaky night from the bullpen to extend their AL West lead with a 9-8 victory over the Texas Rangers on Friday night.

September 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Giants beat Dodgers behind Bumgarner

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Madison Bumgarner outdueled Clayton Kershaw, and the San Francisco Giants held off the Los Angeles Dodgers for a 4-2 win on Friday night when Adrian Gonzalez's hard grounder took a fortunate hop for the final out.

September 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Gonzalez lifts Dodgers over Giants 3-2 in 10

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Adrian Gonzalez singled home the winning run in the 10th inning to give the Los Angeles Dodgers a 3-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Thursday night.

September 12, 2013 | | Pro Sports


A's beat Twins 8-2, increase lead in AL West

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - With Josh Reddick back and hitting home runs, the Oakland Athletics are bringing some more muscle and a bigger lead into a crucial weekend series.

September 12, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Raiders kicker disputes comments about A's

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Oakland Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski has kicked off the infield dirt at the Coliseum for so long now that it's become almost second nature to him.

September 12, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Sharks open training camp with similar look

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - The San Jose Sharks opened training camp looking to play like the fast, aggressive team that had a strong playoff run last season rather than the plodding one that struggled for much of the lockout-shortened campaign.

September 12, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Canelo's star rises to Mayweather's heights

BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) - When Saul Alvarez steps from a black SUV into a swath of media and fans, he keeps his head low and his gaze neutral as he calmly follows his entourage to work. Footwork, timing, focus - they're all impeccable.

September 12, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Bowyer ready to move forward and focus on Chase

CHICAGO (AP) - Clint Bowyer is putting the controversy surrounding his spin at Richmond behind him and turning his focus toward the first race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

September 12, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Snedeker zooms out in front at BMW; Tiger 3 back

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) - Brandt Snedeker was making so many birdies that even an 18-foot putt looked like a mere tap-in.

September 12, 2013 | | Pro Sports


US 13th in FIFA rankings, highest spot in 3 years

ZURICH (AP) - The United States climbed to 13th in the FIFA rankings, its highest position since July 2010.

September 12, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Safety Reid eager to face another top quarterback

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - As safety Eric Reid exited the tunnel to take the field for his NFL debut, he received some words of wisdom from All-Pro defensive mate Justin Smith: "Stay back."

September 12, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Patriots beat Jets 13-10 in ugly offensive game

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - One picture-perfect pass started the New England Patriots toward an ugly win.

September 12, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Packers' Matthews moves on from 49ers controversy

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - It's hard for the Packers' Clay Matthews to let things go on the field. Give the Pro Bowl linebacker a clear path to a quarterback or running back and he'll usually lock on for a takedown.

September 12, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Seahawks like what they've seen from Tony McDaniel

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - While the Seattle Seahawks had more high profile additions this offseason, the signing of defensive tackle Tony McDaniel could prove to be a quiet steal.

September 12, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Peyton Manning praises little brother Eli

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Peyton Manning loves Eli's game, and not just because he's his little brother.

September 12, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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49ers quarterback heeds coach’s warning

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh delivered a simple but emphatic message to his players as they gathered in a circle at the end of the team's three-day minicamp.

June 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Talk about Li, 11, not Open leader

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - Lucy Li showed her age only when she finished her historic round Thursday at the U.S. Women's Open. Just like any 11-year-old, she went straight for an ice cream.

June 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders’ Burris in the mix at LB spot

ALAMEDA (AP) - Miles Burris went from being a promising rookie to an injured afterthought in less than a year with the Oakland Raiders.

June 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Embiid will have surgery on foot

Kansas center Joel Embiid is scheduled to have surgery Friday to repair a stress fracture in his right foot, a stunning development that could affect the top choices in next week's NBA draft.

June 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Suarez back with a bang

SAO PAULO (AP) - Luis Suarez scored twice to give Uruguay a 2-1 victory over England at the World Cup on Thursday, making an instant impact on his return from injury to revive his team's Group D campaign.

June 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Balotelli cares only about Cup, not stardom

RECIFE, Brazil (AP) - Mario Balotelli couldn't care less if he's mentioned in the same breath as Neymar or Lionel Messi at this World Cup - as long as he comes away with the trophy.

June 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Altidore to miss Portugal game

SAO PAULO (AP) - Jozy Altidore will miss the Americans' World Cup game against Portugal on Sunday because of his strained left hamstring and appears likely to sit out next week's match against Germany.

June 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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


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