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Raiders break camp after more than 3 weeks in Napa

NAPA (AP) - Carson Palmer is running out of time to get the Oakland Raiders first-team offense into the end zone in the preseason.

August 23, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Drug testing topic back in spotlight in Bay Area

OAKLAND (AP) - Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy becomes uneasy each time he is called to the bathroom for a random drug test, even though he's confident he's completely clean.

August 23, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Panama, California advance at Little League WS

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - Hance Smith's eyes widened in the dugout as he watched Quinton Gago send a homer well over the left-field fence.

August 23, 2012 | | Pro Sports


One bad inning costs Ross as A’s lose to Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Tyson Ross is headed back to the minors in a new role after making one start for Oakland in place of suspended Bartolo Colon.

August 23, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Zito, Sanchez lead Giants past Braves

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Barry Zito took a three-hit shutout into the ninth inning, Hector Sanchez's two-run double highlighted a four-run fifth and the San Francisco Giants rolled past the Atlanta Braves 5-2 on Thursday night for their fourth straight win.

August 23, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Giants beat Dodgers 8-4 to earn 3-game sweep

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Matt Cain pitched seven strong innings, Joaquin Arias homered and drove in a career-high five runs, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-4 on Wednesday night to extend their NL West lead to 2½ games with their first three-game sweep at Dodger Stadium in five years.

August 22, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Tommy Milone becomes a 10-game winner, beats Twins

OAKLAND (AP) - Coco Crisp has been tinkering with his batting stance to finally find something that works. Now that he's feeling it again at the plate, Crisp refuses to offer any details in fear of jinxing a good thing.

August 22, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Bartolo Colon suspended 50 games for positive test

OAKLAND (AP) - Make it two 50-game suspensions in exactly one week - both starters for contending teams from the Bay Area, both for testosterone.

August 22, 2012 | | Pro Sports


49ers trying to improve protection for QB Smith

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Offensive coordinator Greg Roman said Wednesday that quarterback Alex Smith has become "savant-like" in his understanding of the San Francisco 49ers' West Coast system.

August 22, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Raiders' Leinart unlikely to play against Lions

NAPA (AP) - Oakland Raiders backup quarterback Matt Leinart is OK to play after injuring the index finger on his non-throwing hand but still might be held out of Saturday's game against the Detroit Lions.

August 22, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Giants beat Dodgers to extend NL West lead

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Put the Los Angeles Dodgers in front of Tim Lincecum and he can't help but get pumped.

August 21, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Athletics send down Weeks to make room for Drew

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Drew thinks a change of scenery will help jump-start his slumping bat. The Oakland Athletics hope he's right.

August 21, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Melky Cabrera associate banned from ballparks

NEW YORK (AP) - Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig has banned Melky Cabrera associate Juan Nunez from all team clubhouses.

August 21, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Giants cancel order for Melky Cabrera T-shirts

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants canceled an order for 20,000 Melky Cabrera T-shirts just in time.

August 21, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Raiders C Wisniewski still out with calf injury

NAPA (AP) - Stefen Wisniewski has a tough enough adjustment to make in his second year in the NFL after having changed positions and blocking systems with the Oakland Raiders.

August 21, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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SAO PAULO (AP) - Neymar gave Brazil a winning start to its home World Cup, scoring twice to lead the host nation to an unconvincing 3-1 victory over Croatia in the opening game on Thursday.

June 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Three down, one to go

MIAMI (AP) - The San Antonio Spurs have three more chances to grab the championship trophy that slipped away last year.

June 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Skills academy kicks off tonight

Just in time for the World Cup, the Manteca Futbol Club is offering a free skills academy to the community's future stars.

June 12, 2014 | Bulletin staff reports | Pro Sports


Pinehurst No.2 tamed by Kaymer

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - Three days of practice at the new Pinehurst No. 2 was enough to make Martin Kaymer believe this would be the same old U.S. Open.

June 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kaepernick, 2 others won’t face charges

MIAMI (AP) - San Francisco 49ers star quarterback Colin Kaepernick and two other NFL players will not face charges in an incident involving a woman at a downtown hotel, prosecutors announced Thursday.

June 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


LA Kings hope to hoist Cup at home

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Kings already know there's no place like home ice for a coronation.

June 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Part of his plan: Beckerman gets his shot

SAO PAULO (AP) - His shirt off post practice with multiple upper-body tattoos on display and dreadlocks as messy as ever, Kyle Beckerman signed autographs through a small space in the fence separating him from a swarm of fans.

June 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cameroon, El Tri look past distractions

NATAL, Brazil (AP) - Cameroon came late to the World Cup after a bonus dispute caused trouble before the squad got to Brazil. Now that the players are here, the team wants to leave all that back in Africa.

June 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Chandler, Ronaldo hobbled

CAMPINAS, Brazil (AP) - Cristiano Ronaldo cut short a training session with Portugal on Thursday, leaving the field with an ice pack over his left knee - indicating that his tendinitis may still be bothering the star forward.

June 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Neymar anxious for WC opener

SAO PAULO (AP) - Brazil striker Neymar is only 22 years old, but knows he will be carrying the hopes of the host country at the World Cup. He is already getting goosebumps just thinking about today's opener against Croatia.

June 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Celebration put on hold for Kings

NEW YORK (AP) - The champagne the Los Angeles Kings had ready for a coronation stayed in boxes. The New York Rangers suddenly have some life in the Stanley Cup finals.

June 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US Open looking more British

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - The Open starts Thursday, and for anyone who takes a quick look at Pinehurst No. 2, there is sure to be one question.

June 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hazards of headfirst slides

Even Pete Rose, the man who made the headfirst slide fashionable, says there's a time and place to be prudent.

June 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Nationals topple Giants again

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jayson Werth hit his first homer in almost a month and drove in three runs, and the Washington Nationals capitalized on Matt Cain's erratic start to beat the San Francisco Giants 6-2 on Wednesday night for their fourth straight win.

June 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s stave off Angels sweep

ANAHEIM (AP) - Stephen Vogt hit his first home run of the season, a two-run shot against Jered Weaver, and the Oakland Athletics increased their AL West lead over the Los Angeles Angels to 3 1/2 games with a 7-1 victory Wednesday night.

June 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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