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Federer, Djokovic, Williams sisters highlight Open

Somehow, it seemed so easy for so many people to write off Roger Federer.

August 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Armstrong's fall from grace may help cycling

PARIS (AP) - Cycling supporters say that Lance Armstrong's fall from grace may actually benefit the sport by demonstrating to potential cheaters what can happen to them if they dope.

August 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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


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Real Madrid routs Schalke: Ronaldo nets 2

GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) - With an overwhelming offensive display, Real Madrid became the first road team to score six goals in a knockout-stage game of the Champions League and put itself in position for its fourth straight trip to the quarterfinals.

February 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ex-Pat Hernandez involved in prison fight

DARTMOUTH, Mass. (AP) - Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez was involved in a scuffle with another jail inmate, but neither man required medical attention, a Massachusetts sheriff said Wednesday.

February 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


LeBron will wear a mask

MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James says his new protective mask is hot, uncomfortable and prone to fogging up. Plus, as teammate Dwyane Wade pointed out, it looks weird.

February 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Knicks’ Felton back shooting basketballs

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) - Raymond Felton is determined to keep personal turmoil from affecting what was already his most trying season professionally.

February 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Halos’ Trout snags $1M deal

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Mike Trout has his first seven-figure contract. Up ahead is what figures to be a nine-figure deal.

February 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Harden scores 43, Rockets rout Kings

SACRAMENTO - James Harden scored a season-high 43 points before resting for all of the fourth quarter, and the Houston Rockets routed the Sacramento Kings 129-103 on Tuesday night.

February 26, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants rely on trim Sanchez

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - San Francisco's Buster Posey is already among the most accomplished catchers in baseball with a pair of World Series rings and All-Star selections, the NL Rookie of the Year award in 2010, and a batting title and NL MVP in the same season of 2012.

February 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tiger’s Season Begins on ‘Road to Masters’

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - Imagine being one-third of the way through the PGA Tour season and having a slight edge over Tiger Woods in the FedEx Cup.

February 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Barca playing through Neymar saga

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - The saga of Neymar's transfer to Barcelona is threatening to disrupt the Spanish champion's performances on the pitch.

February 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Mayweather books next fight: Maidana in May

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Floyd Mayweather is scheduled to face WBA welterweight champion Marcos Maidana on May 3 in a bout to unify their 147-pound titles.

February 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lattimore ready to run

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Marcus Lattimore feels close to 100 percent and is counting down the days until he can run free and easy for the San Francisco 49ers.

February 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Catcher Norris says collision rule fair

PHOENIX (AP) - Oakland catcher Derek Norris said collisions at home plate are part of the game and he applauds the updated rule that still allows for them in major league baseball.

February 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NHL back from Olympic break

The Sochi Olympics are over and the NHL is back after freezing its schedule so that the world's best hockey players could compete for gold - perhaps for the last time.

February 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Winston mesmerized & hitless vs. Yanks

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston has no plans to stop being a two-sport man.

February 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cruz moving forward with new team

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - When it comes to his 50-game drug suspension, Nelson Cruz didn't have much to say during his introduction by the Baltimore Orioles.

February 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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