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49ers defense eager to face Chiefs QB Alex Smith

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Over all those years and thousands of practice snaps, the stingy San Francisco defense never got to put a hit on Alex Smith.

August 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


49ers defensive lineman Dobbs suspended for Week 1

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Demarcus Dobbs said he agrees with the NFL's decision to suspend him for one game without pay for a violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy that happened last season.

August 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Raiders lose LT Veldheer to torn triceps

NAPA, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Raiders sustained a significant blow Wednesday with the news that starting left tackle Jared Veldheer will need surgery on his torn left triceps and will miss a significant portion of the upcoming season.

August 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


A's, Rangers keep Rosales busy with roster moves

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Adam Rosales is a wanted man in the AL West race.

August 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Struggling SF falters again on the road

August 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Raiders high on RB’s body of work

NAPA (AP) - Rashad Jennings takes every precaution he can to keep his body in top shape necessary for an NFL running back.

August 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Suspended Dominican slugger heading home

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Suspended Rangers slugger Nelson Cruz is heading home Wednesday to the Dominican Republic, where he will work out before returning to Texas later this month. General manager Jon Daniels said Cruz will spend about 12 days in the Dominican, where the All-Star right fielder has a home gym and the team has a complex he will visit.

August 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Fan who died in fall ‘Braves fan forever’

ATLANTA (AP) - A lifelong Atlanta Braves fan who fell about 65 feet to his death at the team's stadium was waiting out a rain delay in a smoking area and talking to his mother on the phone shortly before the accident.

August 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Tiger’s season changed after Masters’ shot

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) - Imagine how different it might have been for Tiger Woods if not for one perfect shot.

August 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ Eric Reid a hit in camp

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Hitting and tackling is not allowed during team drills for the San Francisco 49ers, so Eric Reid practices proper technique by driving his body through a makeshift punching bag with the other defensive backs.

August 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


PGA champ back on New York rooftops

NEW YORK (AP) - The last time Jason Dufner was on a Manhattan rooftop, he was down on one knee proposing to his future wife.

August 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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August 12, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Darvish fans career-top 15 in no-hit try vs Astros

HOUSTON (AP) - Yu Darvish was nearly perfect against the Astros once again, taking a no-hit bid into the eighth inning and striking out a career-high 15 to lead the Texas Rangers over Houston 2-1 Monday for their eighth straight win.

August 12, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Vernon Davis mentors improving rookie tight end

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Vance McDonald has been fortunate to spend his rookie summer as the understudy to veteran San Francisco tight end Vernon Davis, who has been eager to take McDonald on as a little brother and teammate, to guide him through the rigors of training camp and the regular season.

August 12, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Rookie WR Butler impresses Raiders

NAPA (AP) - Two long catches and a touchdown in his NFL exhibition debut earned Oakland Raiders receiver Brice Butler plenty of congratulatory messages from friends and family.

August 12, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Nadal withdrawals due to wrist injury

Rafael Nadal withdrew Wednesday from U.S. Open tuneups in Toronto and Cincinnati because of a right wrist injury, putting in doubt his status for a title defense at the year's last Grand Slam tournament.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


New name in Reno, same old aggressive play

RENO, Nev. (AP) - The 16th edition of Reno's PGA Tour event has a new sponsor, a new name, no defending champ and a modified Stableford scoring format that encourages aggressive play up and down the edge of the Sierra Nevada.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Serena Williams wins in her return

STANFORD (AP) - Serena Williams looked healthy and played sharp in her first tournament since defaulting during a doubles match with sister Venus at Wimbledon.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Scully humbled to return to Dodgers booth

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Vin Scully poked fun at himself after word came out that he plans to return for his record 66th season in the Los Angeles Dodgers' broadcast booth next year.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Diamondbacks infielder Eric Chavez retires

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Eric Chavez announced his retirement Wednesday, ending his 17-year major league career at the age of 36.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Even on bad teams, Williams good enough for Hall

PHOENIX (AP) - Aeneas Williams spent most of his NFL career on bad teams.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Streater bounces back from concussion

NAPA (AP) - Oakland Raiders wide receiver Rod Streater made a quick recovery from the concussion he suffered early in training camp and is expected to be cleared for full contact for Thursday's practice.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cousins hopes for US spot

LAS VEGAS (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis have been joking with one another during the U.S. basketball team's first two days of practice, about which big man is better.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Moss sparks 6-run rally in ninth

HOUSTON (AP) - Brandon Moss was having a frustrating night before the ninth inning.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Liriano shuts down Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - His left oblique no longer a painful obstacle, Francisco Liriano is starting to look like the dominant pitcher he was for Pittsburgh in 2013.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers WR Brandon Lloyd enjoying return to NFL

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Brandon Lloyd returned to the San Francisco 49ers to finish what he started.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Schaub settles in as Raiders QB

NAPA (AP) - The anointed starting quarterback for the Oakland Raiders is strengthening his hold on the position this training camp instead of losing it.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ivanovic lone seeded player to win at Stanford

STANFORD (AP) - Ana Ivanovic has a new coach and a better outlook.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NASCAR suspends Hamlin crew chief Grubb 6 races

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - NASCAR suspended Denny Hamlin's crew chief and car chief on Tuesday for six races because the Joe Gibbs Racing entry failed inspection following his third-place finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Woods faces 2 weeks that shape the season

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - The landmark at Firestone Country Club is among the most popular in America, a massive water tower in the shape of a golf ball on a tee.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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