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Sparano meets with Raiders before bye

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders interim coach Tony Sparano met with his players for the first time since replacing the fired Dennis Allen, then sent them off for a four-day weekend.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Back where he started

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Alex Smith arrived in San Francisco with the pressure of being the No. 1 overall draft pick. He got called a draft bust, then turned the tide to win back those same fans who had booed him out of Candlestick Park.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Packers heavy favorites tonight

You might say the Minnesota Vikings are pondering a quarterbacking dilemma.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Extra innings boost audience for AL wild-card game

ATLANTA (AP) - Extra innings boosted viewership for the American League wild-card game.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s move on after stumbling to finish

OAKLAND (AP) - Support his big moves or not, Billy Beane made one thing perfectly clear: The Oakland Athletics' season probably would have ended sooner without Jon Lester a part of it.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Trout makes playoff debut when Angels host Royals

ANAHEIM (AP) - Mike Trout asked Albert Pujols for advice on his playoff debut before the Los Angeles Angels stepped into the October spotlight, and the veteran slugger with two World Series rings had some simple guidance for baseball's best young player.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tigers hope starters can outdo Orioles bullpen

BALTIMORE (AP) - The Detroit Tigers' starting pitchers in the first three games of the AL Division Series have a combined 329 wins, three Cy Young Awards and 35 games of postseason experience.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rookie managers Williams, Ausmus reach postseason

WASHINGTON (AP) - Matt Williams was in his 18th game as a major league manager, still learning on the job, when he went with his gut.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Royal pain: A’s lose in 12th inning

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Royals had waited 29 years to reach the postseason. They weren't going down without a fight.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Volquez looks to continue revival against Giants

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Edinson Volquez's renaissance began with a simple game of catch.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders make Tony Sparano interim coach

ALAMEDA (AP) - Reggie McKenzie believes he put together a roster capable of competing for a playoff spot. When that roster got off to an 0-4 start and wasn't even competitive in two games, the Oakland Raiders general manager decided he needed to fire coach Dennis Allen.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Training camp essential for NBA’s new head coaches

OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers made an impromptu visit to Steve Kerr's office last week and couldn't stop staring at the walls.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wilhoite filling the injury void at linebacker

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Michael Wilhoite knows he had important shoes to fill whenever he takes the field.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Angels’ Hamilton says he’s OK for playoffs

ANAHEIM (AP) Los Angeles Angels slugger Josh Hamilton says he's feeling better and is ready for the playoffs later this week.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NFL says Abdullah should not have been penalized

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The NFL said Tuesday that Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct when he dropped to his knees in prayer after an interception.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Cubs wait to see who they’ll meet in NLCS

CHICAGO (AP) - Best in the majors this season, the Chicago Cubs cleared their first big October hurdle. Now, they wait to see who's next.

October 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Optimism the current buzz word around NBA labor talks

From Cleveland to China, the message was clear on Wednesday: There is real hope of the NBA and its players getting a new labor deal ...

October 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Wall’s knees look just fine in explosive game against 76ers

One soaring dunk at a time, John Wall let everyone know that his surgically repaired knees are just fine.

October 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Sean Smith downplays matchup against former team

ALAMEDA (AP) - For Oakland Raiders cornerback Sean Smith, a matchup against his former team is just business and not anything personal even if the Kansas ...

October 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Rapids win to eliminate Quakes

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) - Kevin Doyle scored two goals and the Colorado Rapids beat San Jose 2-1 on Thursday night to take the MLS overall ...

October 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Giants CEO Larry Baer missed elimination for Yom Kippur

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Larry Baer left the ballpark in the sixth inning, and he remembers the exact moment because of the Kiss Cam on the ...

October 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Giants ready to talk new contract with Bumgarner

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Giants want to make sure Madison Bumgarner never goes elsewhere.

October 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Chargers hope they’re done finding ways to lose

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Ever the optimist, Philip Rivers has chosen to laugh to keep from crying as the pratfalls pile up for the San Diego ...

October 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Mickelson heads to Safeway, still riding high from Ryder Cup

NAPA (AP) - Phil Mickelson rarely has sounded so excited to start a new PGA Tour season, even with the old season ending just three weeks ...

October 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Corey Kluber to start Game 1 of ALCS

CLEVELAND (AP) - Corey Kluber is back at the top of the Indians' make-it-up-as-they-go rotation.

October 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cubs heading to their 2nd straight NLCS

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Donning fresh postseason victory gear, the Chicago Cubs gathered on the mound and posed for a group photo. They jumped up and ...

October 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


One ace standing: Nats’ Scherzer to face Dodgers in Game 5

WASHINGTON (AP) - While going to ace Clayton Kershaw on short rest helped the Los Angeles Dodgers stave off elimination in their NL Division Series against ...

October 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Carr calling shots for Raiders at line of scrimmage

ALAMEDA (AP) - Derek Carr's comfort level in changing plays at the line of scrimmage is a part of his game that has gone largely ...

October 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


49ers hope to go deep with Kap back at QB

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have had plenty of problems on offense the first five weeks, leading to coach Chip Kelly's decision ...

October 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Burns’ goal helps Sharks open season with win

SAN JOSE (AP) - Opening night went as scripted for the San Jose Sharks from the unveiling of the Western Conference championship banner to Brent Burns ...

October 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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