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49ers’ Aldon Smith suspended 9 games

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has been suspended for nine games by the NFL after a series of off-field legal issues.

August 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Stewart back at the track, looking to heal

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) - Tony Stewart took his seat on the podium - unshaven, his eyes glassy - and unfolded a sheet of paper. His voice quivered as he read, pausing to maintain his composure as he described the death of a driver he hit as "one of the toughest tragedies I've ever had to deal with."

August 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Red-hot Posey perfect

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Buster Posey went 5 for 5 and drove in three runs in just six innings, then was pulled early as the San Francisco Giants routed the Milwaukee Brewers 13-2 on Friday night for their fourth straight win.

August 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Halos widen gap atop West

ANAHEIM (AP) - Jered Weaver outpitched Jon Lester, Albert Pujols hit his 516th career homer and the Los Angeles Angels beat Oakland 4-0 Friday night, extend their AL West lead over the A's to three games.

August 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Errani’s ‘cottage cheese’ serve tops Venus at Open

NEW YORK (AP) - A day before facing Venus Williams - and a partisan crowd - at the U.S. Open, Italy's Sara Errani came across a video posted on Twitter that gave her a little extra motivation.

August 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Borland returns pick for TD; 49ers beat Texans

HOUSTON (AP) - Chris Borland made one final case to get into the mix of 49ers linebackers needed to replace injured NaVorro Bowman.

August 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rookie tosses 3 TDs as Raiders top Seahawks

OAKLAND (AP) - With a fabulous finish to the preseason, rookie Derek Carr created a big question for the Oakland Raiders heading into the regular season.

August 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kenny Football: Hill surpasses Manziel’s mark

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Kenny Hill broke Johnny Manziel's single-game passing record with 511 yards and No. 21 Texas A&M beat No. 9 South Carolina 52-28 on Thursday night, ending the Gamecocks' 18-game home win streak.

August 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Angels rally in 10th for win over Oakland

ANAHEIM (AP) - Howie Kendrick drove in Albert Pujols with a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning, and the Los Angeles Angels opened a two-game lead atop the major league standings with a 4-3 victory Thursday night over the Oakland Athletics, who finished the game under protest over a ninth-inning obstruction call.

August 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Petit leads Giants past Rockies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - One strike shy from a perfect game last September, Yusmeiro Petit refused to let another chance at baseball history slip away.

August 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Williams overcomes 3 early double-faults to win

NEW YORK (AP) - Good as she is, even Serena Williams can find it tough to deal with swirling wind, so much so that she double-faulted three times in her first service game Thursday at the U.S. Open.

August 28, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sharapova knocks off Dulgheru

NEW YORK (AP) - A year ago at this time, Maria Sharapova was sitting out the U.S. Open, getting checked by doctors and having tests on the surgically repaired right shoulder that has troubled her off and on.

August 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Fuld’s homer punctuates A’s comeback rally

HOUSTON (AP) - The Oakland Athletics have rallied to win game after game this season after trailing late.

August 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Posey hits game-ending 2-run homer for Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Buster Posey hit a game-ending two-run homer for his third clout in two nights, sending the San Francisco Giants past the Colorado Rockies 4-2 on Wednesday night for Bruce Bochy's 1,600th managerial victory.

August 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers cap preseason in Houston

HOUSTON (AP) - Rookie Tom Savage looked like a polished pro leading the Texans to the winning touchdown and 2-point conversion against Denver last week.

August 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Girardi: Tanaka will pitch to test elbow

NEW YORK (AP) - The Yankees plan to have Masahiro Tanaka throw another bullpen session Saturday and say the injured star must pitch in some sort of game setting to determine whether he can avoid elbow surgery.

September 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Seahawks lead Packers after 3rd quarter

SEATTLE (AP) - Marshawn Lynch ran for a 9-yard touchdown and the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks had a 22-10 lead over the Green Bay Packers after three quarters in the NFL season opener on Thursday night.

September 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Harris ends journey by making Raiders

ALAMEDA (AP) - Shelby Harris had no idea what his football future would hold when he was suspended for his final college season at Illinois State.

September 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers most expensive NFL outing for family of 4

NEW YORK (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers' new stadium is the most expensive venue to take a family of four for an NFL game.

September 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Broncos built to weather absence like Welker’s

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Wes Welker's suspension didn't exactly send the Denver Broncos into a scramble. Their adaptable offense is built to weather such setbacks.

September 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic tops Murray in US Open

NEW YORK (AP) - Through a pair of back-and-forth sets, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray put on a display befitting a matchup of past U.S. Open champions.

September 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US finishes 4-0 in group play

BILBAO, Spain (AP) - They were expected to be in Barcelona. They hope to finish their trip in Madrid.

September 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers eager to focus on football amid distractions

SANTA CLARA (AP) - In a week that should be filled with talk about another Super Bowl run and the pomp and circumstance of finally playing the much-hyped season opener, the San Francisco 49ers once again find themselves dealing with potential embarrassment and legal problems away from the field.

September 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Athletics waste Lester gem

OAKLAND (AP) - Jon Lester did just about everything the Oakland Athletics had hoped he would do in big games against big pitchers during the season's stretch run.

September 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders to leave early for East Coast

ALAMEDA (AP) - Through three coaching staffs, hundreds of players and countless opponents, the Oakland Raiders have been unable to solve their East Coast hex.

September 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Packers-Seahawks a spicy start

Fail Mary.

September 04, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Pro Sports


Rockies homer 4 times, beat SF

DENVER (AP) - Ryan Vogelsong was hurt by the home run ball at Coors Field - again.

September 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US eyes 2018 with 1-0 win at Czechs

Starting his second World Cup cycle as U.S. coach, Jurgen Klinsmann set a bold goal for the Americans: reach the final four of the 2018 tournament in Russia.

September 04, 2014 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Harbaugh takes firm stance on domestic violence

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke and coach Jim Harbaugh have made it clear they have zero tolerance for domestic violence and consider defensive tackle Ray McDonald's arrest a serious matter.

September 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Carr knows being starter just the beginning

ALAMEDA (AP) - Derek Carr has been groomed to be a starting quarterback in the NFL ever since he was an 11-year-old breaking down film with big brother David.

September 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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