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Venus Williams advances to QF

STANFORD (AP) - Venus Williams advanced to the Bank of the West quarterfinals Thursday night, beating fourth-seeded Victoria Azarenka 6-4, 7-6 (1).

July 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Resilient woods starts well at Bridgestone

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Tiger Woods showed signs of a positive recovery Thursday at the Bridgestone Invitational. Not just from back surgery, but from making bogeys.

July 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Deadline dealin’

Baseball fans were still trying to sort out the dizzying deals for postseason aces Jon Lester and John Lackey, Home Run Derby champ Yoenis Cespedes and All-Star shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera when they were treated to a most curious sight Thursday.

July 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s deal Tommy Milone to Twins for Sam Fuld

OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics have traded left-hander Tommy Milone to the Minnesota Twins for outfielder Sam Fuld.

July 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Chekwa taking reps with Raiders

NAPA (AP) - Chimdi Chekwa has dealt with so much in his first two NFL seasons that a matchup with wide receiver James Jones in practice seemed fairly easy in comparison for the Oakland cornerback.

July 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lynch ends holdout, arrives at camp

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - Marshawn Lynch's holdout is over, ending one distraction so far for the Super Bowl champions.

July 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Johnson takes LOA from golf

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Dustin Johnson is taking a leave of absence from golf to seek help for "personal challenges," a swift end to his season that will keep him from playing the PGA Championship, the FedEx Cup playoffs and the Ryder Cup.

July 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders owner talks with San Antonio

OAKLAND (AP) - Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis confirmed he has met with San Antonio officials but declined to disclose whether he has any interest in relocating the franchise to Texas.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hammel fails again for Athletics in loss to Astros

HOUSTON (AP) - In the first inning against Houston, Jason Hammel picked up right where he left off since coming to the Oakland Athletics.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Guy’s wait for Hall of Fame comes to end

OAKLAND (AP) - Ray Guy built a Hall of Fame career of making other people wait.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lloyd’s film watching impresses teammates

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco wide receiver Anquan Boldin laughs - a big, hearty guffaw - and shakes his head.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants benefit from Pirates’ blunder

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jean Machi and the San Francisco Giants ended their six-game losing streak in the most wacky way. They don't care how it happened, any break is welcome these days.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pauley Pavilion drenched in hoops history

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The House That Wooden Built is waterlogged.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Stern sees Sterling saga ending well, lauds Silver

NEW YORK (AP) - Former Commissioner David Stern praised the NBA's handling of the Donald Sterling controversy and predicts it will "end well" for the league.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Riley insists Heat will be competitive

MIAMI (AP) - One of the last things Miami Heat President Pat Riley told LeBron James before free agency began this summer was that he would be selling potential players on the notion of playing alongside a four-time NBA MVP.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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McGehee’s slam lifts Giants past Marlins

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Casey McGehee hit the first grand slam of his career, Tim Lincecum struck out a season-best eight batters, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Miami Marlins 6-0 on Friday night.

May 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Amari Cooper makes good first impression on Raiders

ALAMEDA AP) - Amari Cooper has been preparing for his first NFL practice ever since he was a 5-year-old in the backyard running patterns and catching passes from his buddies.

May 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Riley scores to give Rapids tie with Earthquakes

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) - James Riley scored on a header in the 92nd minute to give the Colorado Rapids a 1-1 tie with the San Jose Earthquakes on a rainy Friday night.

May 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Sharks could stay at SAP until 2025

SAN JOSE (AP) - The San Jose Sharks expect to call SAP Center their home for at least the next 10 years.

May 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Na, Kelly share lead at Players Championship

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Much like his entire career, Jerry Kelly was just another player on the golf course Friday at The Players Championship.

May 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Easy Derby win for American Pharoah?

Now comes the easy part for American Pharoah - the Preakness Stakes.

May 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Canelo, Kirkland promise action in their showdown

Although Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s showdown with Manny Pacquiao last week probably didn't convert many new fans to boxing, the sport has much more to offer after that unsatisfying meeting between its two biggest stars.

May 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Logano wins pole for race at Kansas Speedway

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Joey Logano will start at Kansas Speedway right where he left off.

May 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Serena’s streak ends in semifinals

MADRID (AP) - Serena Williams had not lost a match all year until she ran into Petra Kvitova at the Madrid Open on Friday.

May 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Team Penske stays dominant, puts Will Power on pole

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Team Penske is overpowering the competition in Indianapolis - again.

May 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Rose blanks in 3 at buzzer, Bulls beat Cavs

CHICAGO (AP) - Derrick Rose banked in a 3-pointer at the buzzer and scored 30 points Friday night to give the Chicago Bulls a 99-96 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers and a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

May 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NBA fines Clippers’ Barnes, Bulls’ Noah

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes was fined $50,000 by the NBA on Friday for directing inappropriate language at a courtside fan who turned out to be Houston star James Harden's mother.

May 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Rangers stay alive with OT win on McDonagh’s goal

NEW YORK (AP) - Ryan McDonagh scored 9:37 into overtime and the New York Rangers kept their Stanley Cup hopes alive with a 2-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Friday night in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinal.

May 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Jordan Spieth sputters in star group at Players

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The biggest star at The Players Championship was not Rory McIlroy or Jordan Spieth playing together in the morning. And it wasn't Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods in back-to-back groups in the afternoon.

May 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Butler selected as NBA’s Most Improved Player

CHICAGO (AP) - There was a time when Jimmy Butler was kicked out of his home as a teenager with no place to go. He has come a long way since then.

May 08, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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