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Twins bounce back from sweep, beating Athletics

OAKLAND (AP) - Josh Willingham drove in two runs against his former team, Joe Mauer hit a two-run single and the Minnesota Twins snapped Oakland's four-game winning streak with a 7-2 victory over the Athletics on Monday night.

August 21, 2012 | | Pro Sports


49ers RBs Jacobs, James expected back soon

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Brandon Jacobs balanced himself on crutches walking through the San Francisco 49ers locker room. LaMichael James strolled through with a backpack and a smile.

August 21, 2012 | | Pro Sports


A’s LHP Brett Anderson returns from elbow surgery

OAKLAND (AP) - Brett Anderson is back from Tommy John elbow ligament replacement surgery, and set to make his season debut Tuesday night against the Minnesota Twins.

August 21, 2012 | | Pro Sports


National League capsules

WASHINGTON (AP) - Chad Tracy hit a game-ending RBI single in the 13th inning and the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 5-4 on Monday night.

August 21, 2012 | | Pro Sports


American League capsules

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Ryan Dempster pitched eight innings, his longest outing in more than two months and his best since being traded to Texas, and the AL West-leading Rangers beat Baltimore 5-1 on Monday night.

August 21, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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August 21, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Parker sharp as A’s sweep Indians

OAKLAND (AP) - Jarrod Parker didn't argue when Oakland manager Bob Melvin took him out of the game after eight scoreless innings.

August 19, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Giants shut down by Padres’ Richards in loss

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Now that the San Francisco Giants have weathered the early storm surrounding suspended outfielder Melky Cabrera, it's time for their NL West showdown.

August 19, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Cabrera associate attempted to fabricate website defense

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An associate of San Francisco Giants All-Star Melky Cabrera purchased a website and attempted to create evidence to support a claim that the outfielder inadvertently took the substance that caused a positive drug test, Major League Baseball said.

August 19, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Warriors’ Bogut encouraged by progress after ankle surgery

OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut fully expects to be in the lineup for the season opener Oct. 31 at Phoenix after undergoing surgery this spring on his troublesome ankle.

August 19, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Swimmer Nyad steady in record try

HAVANA (AP) - Endurance athlete Diana Nyad forged ahead through the Straits of Florida with renewed vigor Sunday in pursuit of a record 103-mile (166-kilometer), unassisted swim in open waters without the aid of a shark cage.

August 19, 2012 | | Pro Sports


American League capsules

ANAHEIM (AP) - Matt Moore shrugged off home runs by Mike Trout and Albert Pujols to win his fourth straight decision, and the Tampa Bay Rays completed a four-game sweep of the fading Los Angeles Angels with an 8-3 victory on Sunday.

August 19, 2012 | | Pro Sports


National League capsules

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Pedro Alvarez homered in the 19th inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates won the longest game in the majors this season, outlasting the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 Sunday.

August 19, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Willie Wood wins Dick’s Sporting Goods on PGA Tour

ENDICOTT, N.Y. (AP) - Willie Wood finally worked his way back to the top.

August 19, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Shawn Stefani wins Midwest Classic play

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) - Shawn Stefani won the Midwest Classic on Sunday for his first Web.com Tour title, closing with a 7-under 64 for a two-stroke victory.

August 19, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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Bumgarner powers Giants past Rockies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Madison Bumgarner hit a grand slam and drove in a career-high five runs to overcome a shaky outing on the mound, sending the San Francisco Giants to a 6-5 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Friday night.

April 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Golden moment: Warriors clinch postseason berth

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Stephen Curry had 30 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds, and the Golden State Warriors clinched a playoff berth with a 112-95 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night.

April 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


‘Bubba golf’ mesmerizes at Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Bubba Watson won the Masters two years ago with his brand of "Bubba golf," producing shots of raw skill and wild imagination. His strategy now is to keep it simple, and he is halfway to another green jacket.

April 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Havlat records first hat trick in 9 years

SAN JOSE (AP) - Marty Havlat scored three goals for the first time in nearly nine years, and the San Jose Sharks prevented Colorado from clinching the Central Division title with a 5-1 victory over the Avalanche on Friday night.

April 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Miami PD investigating Kaepernick

MIAMI (AP) - Three NFL players are named in a police report involving a woman who passed out in a hotel and later woke up in a hospital not knowing how she got there, though no one has been charged with a crime, authorities said Thursday.

April 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Diamondbacks escape with win in 10th inning

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tony Campana hit an RBI single with two outs in the 10th inning to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks to their first back-to-back wins of the season with a 6-5 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Thursday night.

April 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Straily, A’s baffle Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - By the time Dan Straily took the mound for the second inning, he knew he just didn't have it.

April 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Buzzer beater buries GS

OAKLAND (AP) - Kenneth Faried made a turnaround hook shot over Draymond Green with a half-second remaining, and the Denver Nuggets made Golden State wait at least one more game to secure a playoff berth with a stunning 100-99 win over the Warriors on Thursday night.

April 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


AMERICAN LEAGUE CAPSULES

YANKEES 4, RED SOX 1: NEW YORK (AP) - Michael Pineda won while pitching with some substance smudged on his hand as the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 4-1 Thursday night.

April 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NATIONAL LEAGUE CAPSULES

PIRATES 5, CUBS 4: CHICAGO (AP) - Pedro Alvarez hit a three-run homer to cap a five-run seventh inning and Jason Grilli retired Emilio Bonifacio on a bases-loaded grounder to end the game, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates a 5-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Thursday.

April 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Morneau producing for Rockies

DENVER (AP) - Justin Morneau laces up his cleats right next to the locker once belonging to Todd Helton, the first baseman whose shoes he's now trying to fill.

April 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


La Russa preparing for HOF induction

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Surrounded by statues of the game's greats, Tony La Russa was simply awe-struck as he contemplated his place in baseball history.

April 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Reigning champion on the prowl

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - No nerves. No worries. Adam Scott never knew the opening round at Augusta National could be so enjoyable.

April 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Out to prove something

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Manny Pacquiao's latest pastor wants him up at 5 a.m. every day for prayers. The eight-division champion sometimes has 100 people and a yappy dog named Pacman in his home after training sessions, playing darts and carousing into the night.

April 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lloyd leads US vs China

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Carli Lloyd scored two goals less than three minutes apart in the first half as the United States defeated China 3-0 Thursday night in a women's soccer friendly in the first game since Tom Sermanni was fired as coach of the Americans.

April 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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