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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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Kyle Shanahan leads group of 5 1st-time NFL coaches

SANTA CLARA. (AP) - For Kyle Shanahan, getting NFL players to believe in you as a coach comes down to one main thing.

September 01, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Astros boost rotation with trade for Verlander

HOUSTON (AP) - The Houston Astros acquired Justin Verlander in a trade with the Detroit Tigers on Thursday night, just before the deadline for having players ...

September 01, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Angels get slugging Outfielder Justin Upton in deal with Tigers

ANAHEIM (AP) - Justin Upton is eager to get back into a playoff race. The Los Angeles Angels badly need another big bat to bolster their ...

September 01, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Wacha bounces back, Grichuk homers as Cards top Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Michael Wacha pitched six strong innings and Randal Grichuk hit a two-run homer as the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the San Francisco ...

September 01, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Davis’ late TD rallies Seahawks past Raiders

OAKLAND (AP) - Austin Davis threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Lawler with 1:10 remaining in the fourth quarter, and the Seattle Seahawks beat ...

September 01, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Beathard’s long run leads 49ers to victory

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Rookie quarterback C.J. Beathard capped an impressive preseason with a surprising 62-yard touchdown run that helped the San Francisco 49ers beat ...

September 01, 2017 | | Pro Sports


US hosts World Cup qualifier in New York area for 1st time

NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. is playing a World Cup qualifier in the New York metropolitan area for the first time, a critical match ...

August 31, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Texans ready to head home to Houston

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Texans headed home to flood-ravaged Houston after their final preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys was canceled Wednesday.

August 31, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Packers reach agreement to sign LB Ahmad Brooks

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A person familiar with the discussions says that the Green Bay Packers and free agent linebacker Ahmad Brooks have agreed to a one-year ...

August 31, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Sharapova wins again; No. 4 Zverev, No. 8 Tsonga out

NEW YORK (AP) - No one, not even Maria Sharapova herself, knew quite what to expect from her return to Grand Slam tennis at the U ...

August 31, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Mariners bolster staff, get RHP Mike Leake from Cardinals

SEATTLE (AP) - The Mariners acquired right-hander Mike Leake from the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday for minor league infielder Rayder Ascanio as Seattle tries to ...

August 31, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Carr recalls boost 4th preseason game gave him as rookie

ALAMEDA (AP) - Derek Carr will most definitely spend Thursday night on the sideline, wearing no pads and cheering his Oakland Raiders teammates on in the ...

August 31, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Raiders sign Seth Roberts to 2-year extension

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders have signed wide receiver Seth Roberts to a two-year contract extension through 2019.

August 31, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Trout, Pujols, Pennington rally Angels over A’s

ANAHEIM (AP) - Mike Trout went 4 for 4 with a homer and scored four times in his return to the lineup, Albert Pujols connected twice ...

August 31, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Wood homers and helps pitch Padres to win over Giants

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Travis Wood homered and pitched into the fifth inning, Jose Pirela also went deep and the San Diego Padres beat the San ...

August 31, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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