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With small ball, Giants win for 2-0 WS lead

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A Giant dose of small ball, and suddenly San Francisco finds itself in a most unique position - way ahead in a postseason series.

October 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


whats the score

FOOTBALL

October 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Palmer wants Raiders to be more balanced between passing, running

ALAMEDA (AP) - As prolific as he's been in his career, Oakland's Carson Palmer is on an unparalleled pace for him.

October 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Giants' lefty gets another shot in World Series

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Madison Bumgarner joked before his last World Series start that the pressure of pitching on baseball's biggest stage felt similar to his high school championship. After all, he was only 21.

October 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Dangerous way for kids to emulate pros

What looks like the NFL's latest nightmare played out on a football field an hour from Boston nearly six weeks ago. In a Pop Warner game between longtime rivals Southbridge and Tantasqua, five kids between the ages of 10 and 12 were concussed, all on the losing team, three in the first quarter and the last one on the final play of the game.

October 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Bettman says full season 'not going to be reality'

NEW YORK (AP) - NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says it looks as if a full-82 game schedule "is not going to be a reality," as the lockout nears its seventh week.

October 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports




Series gets awfully hairy with wild beards

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - This is going to be a very hairy World Series.

October 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports


NFL Thursdays tough on players, especially on road

NEW YORK (AP) - In today's "any given Sunday" NFL, the thinking goes, any team can win - or lose - any game. What about any given Thursday? Turns out those matchups are the closest thing to a lock there is.

October 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Kings: ‘We have to surprise people because we're no one in the NBA’

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Sacramento Kings are about to embark on another season in California's capital.

October 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Mayors bet community service on series outcome

DETROIT (AP) - There will be no gift baskets, Texas barbeque, Dr. Pepper, Budweiser beer or St. Louis-style toasted ravioli exchanged following this year's World Series between the Detroit Tigers and San Francisco Giants.

October 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Verlander is armed and dangerous for Series

DETROIT (AP) - Justin Verlander's introduction to postseason baseball six years ago left him dazzled and exhausted.

October 23, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Well-rested Tigers take on well-tested Giants in World Series opener today

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jim Leyland and the Detroit Tigers found out the hard way that rest means rust in the World Series.

October 23, 2012 | | Pro Sports


The Run Down

RUNDOWN

October 23, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Buster Posey leads Giants back to World Series for 2nd time in 3 years

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - On a team known for stellar pitching, bushy beards and quirky personalities, the unquestioned leader of the San Francisco Giants is their understated catcher, Buster Posey.

October 23, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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Another early Wimbledon exit for Nadal

LONDON (AP) - On the final point of the first set of his latest Wimbledon disappointment, Rafael Nadal swung his mighty, lefty forehand - and whiffed, accidentally whacking his right leg with his racket.

July 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Fernandez outduels Cain in 2015 debuts

MIAMI (AP) - Matt Cain's season debut Thursday came without the hype or souvenir masks accompanying the return of his counterpart, Jose Fernandez.

July 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kazmir dominates for 8 innings as A’s blank Mariners

OAKLAND (AP) - Scott Kazmir wanted to establish control of the inner half of the plate early on. From there, it was just a matter of commanding his pitches, expanding the zone and keeping the hitters off balance.

July 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Arum sues Haymon, Premier Boxing Champions

Boxing promoter Bob Arum filed suit Wednesday against Al Haymon and his financial backers, claiming they are violating federal law by acting as illegal promoters and monopolizing fighters and venues for fights.

July 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Love stays, Chandler moves, dollars fly in free agency

Kevin Love has unfinished business in Cleveland and Tyson Chandler will be conducting his in Phoenix.

July 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


At hot-for-Wimbledon, Venus nears Serena showdown

LONDON (AP) - Venus Williams is no longer the player she once was, on account of the passage of time and the day-to-day ups and downs of an energy-sapping condition.

July 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Dipoto resigns after 3 1/2 years with Angels

ANAHEIM, (AP) - For 3 1/2 years, general manager Jerry Dipoto and manager Mike Scioscia managed to survive disputes and reconciliations in their arranged marriage with the Los Angeles Angels.

July 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


US team to the Women’s World Cup

MONTREAL (AP) - It used to be that the U.S. women's national team was known more for its fierce attack. For the Women's World Cup in Canada, the Americans are finding success with a locked-down defense.

July 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Japan in World Cup

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - The pressure is off now that Japan gets the opportunity to defend its Women's World Cup championship.

July 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Sharks sign D Paul Martin to open free agency

SAN JOSE,.(AP) - After missing the playoffs for the first time since 2003, the San Jose Sharks went into the offseason with a clear focus on becoming tougher defensively.

July 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Bour homers in 9th to beat Giants

MIAMI (AP) - Justin Bour found a way to end the Miami Marlins' flurry of double-play grounders Wednesday night - by hitting the ball over the fence.

July 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Draymond Green agree to 5-year, $85M deal

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - No need to seek out an offer sheet in restricted free agency. Draymond Green is coming back to the Golden State Warriors on his own terms.

July 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Butler leads Hahn, A’s past Rockies

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Billy Butler's first triple in nearly three years was the talk of the clubhouse.

July 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


US heads to World Cup final

MONTREAL(AP) - Carli Lloyd remembers putting the ball on its spot and shutting out the noise of more than 51,000 anxious fans.

June 30, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Sharks acquire goalie Martin Jones

SAN JOSE (AP) - Martin Jones was at the top of San Jose's list as general manager Doug Wilson went into the offseason searching for a starting goaltender.

June 30, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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