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Luck, Harbaugh share equal admiration, respect

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Andrew Luck played quite a role in landing the 49ers' Jim Harbaugh his first NFL coaching job. Harbaugh helped pave the path to the quarterback becoming the No. 1 overall pick by the Indianapolis Colts in last year's draft out of Stanford.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Raiders GM says vindication comes with playoffs

ALAMEDA (AP) - Reggie McKenzie heard all the preseason predictions from the pundits that had his Oakland Raiders pegged as one of the worst teams in the NFL.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


NFL ROUNDUP

BEREA, Ohio (AP) - Not long ago, Trent Richardson was viewed as a cornerstone for Cleveland's future.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Sports news briefs

• Former heavyweight champion Norton dies: LAS VEGAS (AP) - He was the second man to beat Muhammad Ali, breaking Ali's jaw and sending him to the hospital in their 1973 heavyweight fight.

September 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


National League capsules

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Logan Forsythe and Rene Rivera delivered consecutive RBI singles in the ninth inning off Pittsburgh closer Mark Melancon and the San Diego Padres rallied for a 3-2 victory on Wednesday night.

September 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


American League capsules

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Desmond Jennings had an RBI single in the 12th inning and Tampa Bay took over the top spot in the AL wild-card race by beating Texas 4-3 on Wednesday night.

September 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Iguodala: Warriors aiming for 'more than' 50 wins

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry indicated the Golden State Warriors are aiming for 50 wins this season when he said earlier this month that there's a number that "has a five in front of it" written on a whiteboard inside the team's practice facility as a goal.

September 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Crisp, Cespedes hit homers in A's 5-4 loss

OAKLAND (AP) - Coco Crisp and Yoenis Cespedes again delivered for the Athletics. Oakland's usually reliable closer let an opportunity slip away.

September 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Cain throws gem, Giants' bullpen blows it vs. Mets

NEW YORK (AP) - Matt Cain is winless in three September starts despite a 1.29 ERA. That's the sort of season it's been for the San Francisco Giants and their All-Star right-hander.

September 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Marecic joins 49ers, reunites with Harbaugh

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Owen Marecic joined the San Francisco 49ers on Tuesday, signing a one-year contract two weeks after being released by the Cleveland Browns.

September 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Donaldson single in 9th lifts A’s to victory

OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics have that September swagger again.

September 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Angel Pagan’s big night leads Giants

NEW YORK (AP) - A big game for Angel Pagan left the San Francisco Giants lamenting where they might be in the standings if their leadoff hitter was healthy all season.

September 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Broncos become top team in AP Pro32 poll

The Associated Press

September 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Athletics adding seating for AL division series

OAKLAND (AP) - Oakland Athletics owner Lew Wolff is prepared to pull off those green tarps on the third deck of the Coliseum and pack in more fans for the playoffs.

September 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


New faces, new places marks start of NFL season

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Alex Smith is still winning in red. He's just doing it for the Chiefs these days.

September 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Marketing agreement an obstacle in US bid for 2024

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - If Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Washington is picked to host the 2024 Olympics, the U.S. Olympic Committee will pay the price for winning. One of its first tasks will be to hand over millions in sponsorships to the victorious city's newly formed organizing committee.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Recovered from illness, Serena ready for return

STANFORD (AP) - Serena Williams finally realized what happened days later, when she was allowed to get out of bed.

July 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Gordon eyeing 5th title after big Brickyard win

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Long before Jimmie Johnson arrived on the NASCAR scene, Jeff Gordon was the fastest thing on wheels.

July 28, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER Associated Press Auto Racing Writer | Pro Sports


1st-place Dodgers sweep Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Carl Crawford hit an RBI triple to back Hyun-Jin Ryu's third straight victory, and the division-leading Los Angeles Dodgers completed a sweep of the San Francisco Giants with a 4-3 victory Sunday night.

July 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Jaso has 3 RBIs as Oakland A’s beat Texas Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - John Jaso drove in three runs, helping Scott Kazmir and the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 9-3 Sunday night.

July 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Courtney Force captures NHRA Sonoma Nationals

SONOMA (AP) - Courtney Force beat father John Force in the NHRA Sonoma Nationals on Sunday to break a tie with sister Ashley Force Hood for career Funny Car victories by a female driver with five.

July 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


The Big Hurt, Joe Torre top class

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy.

July 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ depth at running back to be tested after Hunter tears ACL

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Training camp is not even a week old and already the San Francisco 49ers' depth at running back is about to be tested.

July 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tim Clark rallies to win Canadian Open PGA title

MONTREAL (AP) - Tim Clark rallied to win the Canadian Open on Sunday, birdieing five of the last eight holes for a one-stroke victory over Jim Furyk.

July 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Italy’s Nibali wins Tour de France race

PARIS (AP) - Vincenzo Nibali put his lungs and legs to work one last time, marching up to the winner's podium of the Tour de France and sighing deeply before the Italian anthem echoed over the Champs-Elysees.

July 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Smith’s NFL discipline could come soon

SANTA CLARA . (AP) - San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said Saturday that he expects the NFL's decision on a possible suspension for linebacker Aldon Smith to be announced soon, perhaps even before the preseason begins Aug. 7.

July 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Spain sweeps to victory in International Crown

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - Their bond goes far beyond their designation as teammates, and as a whole they are far more than merely a quartet of players thrown together to represent Spain.

July 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ Okoye preparing for the NFL

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Lawrence Okoye speaks as if he is hoping to win a contest for the Oxford University debate team. That very well may be next on his list of things to accomplish.

July 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


McGloin buried on depth chart again

NAPA (AP) - Not a lot has changed in the year since Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt McGloin entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent.

July 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Byron Scott says he will be LA Lakers’ new coach

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Lakers have waited nearly three months to hire a new coach, and they're apparently making Byron Scott wait a few more days.

July 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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