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A's lower magic number to 4 for AL West title

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Coco Crisp hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the eighth inning, and the Oakland Athletics lowered their magic number to clinch the AL West to four with a back-and-forth 8-6 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Bumgarner strikes out 10, Giants edge Mets 2-1

NEW YORK (AP) - Madison Bumgarner and the Giants felt right at home during the first leg of their extended stay in the Big Apple.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


NAPA dropping Waltrip after Richmond scandal

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - NAPA Auto Parts said Thursday it will end its multimillion-dollar sponsorship of Michael Waltrip Racing at the end of the year, the latest fallout from the team's attempt to manipulate a race to get Martin Truex Jr. into NASCAR's version of the playoffs.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Stenson opens with 64 to take lead at East Lake

ATLANTA (AP) - Henrik Stenson changed his attitude and chose a different target at the Tour Championship.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Hayden to get tested by Manning

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Oakland rookie cornerback D.J. Hayden has never played against Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. He figures the two will become well-acquainted Monday night in Denver.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


49ers determined to get the run going

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - No matter that opponents are stacking extra defenders next to the line of scrimmage. The San Francisco 49ers are determined to run the football successfully, a key element of their offense that has been missing through the first two weeks of the season.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


49ers' Smith responds to lawsuit alleging shooting

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Attorneys for San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith and former Niners tight end Delanie Walker have filed a response to a civil lawsuit filed by a Northern California man who says he was shot during a party at Smith's house.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Reid's return a success as Chiefs top Eagles 26-16

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The look was strange: Andy Reid in all red on the visitors' sideline.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Colts' new running back greeted by hoots, hollers

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Trent Richardson's new NFL home has all the features he's wanted.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Lawyer believes $765M concussion deal will succeed

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) - A lawyer who filed the first concussion lawsuit against the NFL believes the proposed $765 million settlement will go through, and lead to payments to injured players within 18 months.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Mayweather-Alvarez bout is richest fight ever

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s dominating win over Canelo Alvarez was the richest fight ever, a box-office smash at the arena and on television.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Jon Jones eyes crossover stardom after UFC 165

LOS ANGELES (AP) - On nights when Jon Jones' four daughters are in bed, when he's done with his training and video games and frequent trips to the gun range, the UFC's light heavyweight champion sometimes spends hours searching for answers online.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Bolt backtracks on plan to retire after 2016 Games

LONDON (AP) - The world's fastest man is quickly backtracking on his retirement plans.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Andy Murray to have surgery for back problems

LONDON (AP) - Wimbledon champion Andy Murray will have surgery on a long-standing back problem and miss the rest of the season.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


'Battle of the Sexes' resonates 40 years later

NEW YORK (AP) - The name itself struck an antagonistic tone: "Battle of the Sexes."

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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MLB Capsules

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Royals won their eighth straight game and took over the AL Central lead Monday night when Yordano Ventura outdueled Sonny Gray during a 3-2 win over Oakland Athletics.

August 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ravens, 49ers take off the pads for final practice

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens decided it would be wise to practice without pads Monday.

August 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders break camp after three weeks

NAPA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders broke training camp Monday and prepared to head south for a pair of joint practices with the Dallas Cowboys.

August 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s muster 3 hits, fall short in loss to KC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Josh Reddick plucked the ball from his glove after Omar Infante's single in the first inning Monday night and tried to routinely return it to the infield.

August 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Royals get Willingham from Twins for minor leaguer

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Royals bolstered their offense Monday by acquiring outfielder Josh Willingham from the Minnesota Twins, a move the long-suffering franchise hopes will help them end a playoff drought that stretches back nearly three decades.

August 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Orioles 3B Machado leaves with right knee sprain

BALTIMORE (AP) - Orioles third baseman Manny Machado sprained his right knee taking a swing Monday night against the New York Yankees and needed help to get off the field.

August 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pirates put McCutchen on DL, dating to last week

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Pirates have put star center fielder Andrew McCutchen on the 15-day disabled list because of a broken rib after waiting a week to see how it would heal.

August 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ward crafted reputation as wheelman before death

PORT LEYDEN, N.Y. (AP) - Kevin Ward Jr. was crafting a reputation as a wheelman, the kind of driver who could race vehicles on any track without fear.

August 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


LA Galaxy reacquire Alan Gordon from San Jose

CARSON, Calif. (AP) - The LA Galaxy have reacquired veteran forward Alan Gordon from the San Jose Earthquakes in a trade for allocation money.

August 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Murray fighting for reps at RB

NAPA (AP) - Latavius Murray is finally getting the chance to show the Oakland Raiders what kind of running back he can be when healthy.

August 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s taken down by ex-players

OAKLAND (AP) - The other pitcher the Oakland Athletics acquired in the trade for Jeff Samardzija is starting to look like he can contribute during the stretch run after all.

August 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Gordon, Royals thump Giants, Linceum early

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Alex Gordon is eager for another marketing gimmick.

August 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rory own the night at PGA

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The challenge finally arrived for Rory McIlroy, and he was better than ever Sunday to win the PGA Championship.

August 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


As probe begins, Stewart steps away from track

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (AP) - The collision was as common as any in racing. Kevin Ward Jr.'s car spun twice like a top, wheels hugging the wall, before it plopped backward on the dimly lit dirt track.

August 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Self: Wiggins welcomes trade to T’wolves

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) - Andrew Wiggins told Kansas coach Bill Self that he wants to be traded from Cleveland to Minnesota because the No. 1 overall pick believes it will be better for his long-term future.

August 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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