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Contrasting styles for SF 49ers, Green Bay Packers in opener

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Green Bay is Exhibit A in an NFL trend that emphasizes mesmerizing passing games above all else, and Aaron Rodgers nearly passed the Packers to an undefeated season in 2011.

September 07, 2012 | | Pro Sports


49er Record Cap

2011 RECORD VS. SPREAD - San Francisco 12-5-1; Green Bay 11-6

September 07, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic gets past del Potro to reach Open semis

NEW YORK (AP) - Locked in a taut, thrill-a-minute second set, Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro headed to a tiebreaker and produced a 20-stroke masterpiece of a point befitting a pair of past U.S. Open champions.

September 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy in tie for lead; Woods 1 behind

CARMEL, Ind. (AP) - Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy seem to be spending a lot of time together lately. That includes the top of a busy leaderboard at the BMW Championship.

September 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


49ers linebackers becoming NFL's elite unit

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Two are All-Pros. One was the runner-up for the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year. The other just received a new $44.5 million, six-year contract extension.

September 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Raiders get boost for receiving corps

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders' thin receiving corps got a boost Thursday when Denarius Moore returned to practice from an injury and the team signed Derek Hagan.

September 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Miller, Nelson among hoops Hall inductees

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - She was the first person he called after he got the call. And Cheryl Miller will be on stage to present her brother, Reggie, when he is inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

September 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Cahill carries no-hitter into 7th for D-backs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Trevor Cahill took a no-hitter into the seventh inning, helping the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Francisco Giants 6-2 Wednesday night in a game in which the benches cleared after a tag play at third base.

September 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


McCarthy struck by liner in A's loss to Angels

OAKLAND (AP) - Brandon McCarthy had just finished his delivery when Erick Aybar's line drive zipped back. It struck the Oakland Athletics pitcher in the head and knocked him to the ground in the fourth inning.

September 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


A's McCarthy hit by line drive in head vs. Angels

OAKLAND (AP) - Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy left in the fourth inning of Wednesday's 7-1 loss to the Los Angeles Angels after Erick Aybar's hard line drive ricocheted off the right-hander's head.

September 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Roddick's career ends with Open loss to del Potro

NEW YORK (AP) - More than an hour after hitting one last shot as a professional tennis player, then delivering one last, voice-wavering speech to an adoring U.S. Open audience, Andy Roddick exited the locker room one last time.

September 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Tyler Hamilton says book on Lance Armstrong provides relief

NEW YORK (AP) - At first, Tyler Hamilton was impressed with the power Lance Armstrong wielded in cycling circles, his ability to call the head of the international cycling federation at any time - and call him by his first name.

September 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


49ers begin season with big hopes for receivers

SANTA CLARA. (AP) - Randy Moss still carries himself with that same old swagger and avoids saying much about his NFL return after a year away. Mario Manningham has no qualms speaking out about how he wants to show the West Coast what he can do seven months after leading the New York Giants to a Super Bowl title.

September 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Red Sox’s Valentine: Threat to punch radio host was just a joke

SEATTLE (AP) - Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine insisted Wednesday he wasn't serious when he threatened to "punch" a radio talk-show host in the mouth.

September 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Cowboys romp past Giants to open season

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - The Dallas Cowboys waited all year for another shot at the New York Giants. When they got it in the 2012 season opener, they were ready.

September 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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Players’ union asks Goodell to recuse self from Brady appeal

The players' union has asked NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to recuse himself from the appeal hearing for Tom Brady in the deflated footballs case.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Timberwolves get top pick

NEW YORK (AP) - The Minnesota Timberwolves too often came to the NBA draft lottery and left in worse shape than they arrived.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Quite a change since 2014; Cavs meet Hawks in East finals

ATLANTA (AP) - The Cleveland Cavaliers could only watch enviously as LeBron James made a run at another NBA title in Miami.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NBA MVP, runner-up to clash

OAKLAND (AP) - The MVP race was decided weeks ago. Newly crowned Stephen Curry and runner-up James Harden insist there's a bigger prize they've wanted all along.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ Justin Smith retires

SANTA CLARA (AP) - When Justin Smith decided that his body wouldn't let him perform up to his own lofty standards, he knew it was time to stop playing.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


‘Ice’ keeping cool as Warriors coach

OAKLAND (AP) - With the stakes high and fans ready to question and critique every move, Steve Kerr knew he'd be in the spotlight no matter how things played out this postseason.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NBA lottery still creating hope and headlines after 30 years

NEW YORK (AP) - Phil Jackson remembers watching old teammate Dave DeBusschere pound his fist in triumph, when the Knicks and NBA were dual winners.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


No rest for the NFL

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - What offseason?

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kraft-Goodell relationship frayed

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Robert Kraft has repeatedly stood up for Roger Goodell, supporting the NFL commissioner's high salary, playing a key role in ending the 2011 lockout, even vouching for his friend amid missteps in the Ray Rice domestic violence case.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Oakland snaps 4-game skid

HOUSTON (AP) - The Oakland Athletics finally got the performance they have needed out of their bullpen and did something they have struggled at this season - win a one-run game.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


MLB Capsules

MIAMI (AP) - David Peralta hit a two-out RBI double in the 13th inning, and the Arizona Diamondbacks spoiled Dan Jennings' debut as manager by beating the Miami Marlins 3-2 Monday night.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Marlins GM becomes manager

MIAMI (AP) - Even the mother of the Miami Marlins' new manager is questioning the wisdom of the choice.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


United States beats Mexico women

CARSON . (AP) - Sydney Leroux and Abby Wambach each scored twice and the United States beat Mexico 5-1 on Sunday night in the second send-off match for the team in advance of the Women's World Cup next month in Canada.

May 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Belt’s 3rd homer in 3 games helps Giants beat Cincinnati

CINCINNATI (AP) - Getting back to basics is working for Brandon Belt and the San Francisco Giants.

May 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


A’s make four errors in loss to White Sox for 4th straight setback

OAKLAND (AP) - Scott Kazmir placed the blame on himself for failing to make enough good pitches and not fielding a bunt early on. He's not the only one making mistakes, though.

May 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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