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Game On Dude made early favorite for Breeders' Cup

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) - Game On Dude was made the early 9-5 favorite in a field of 12 for the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic, a race he led most of the way last year before being overtaken in the closing strides. This time, he'll have home-field advantage running at Santa Anita, where the 5-year-old gelding is 5-0.

October 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


San Francisco gets ready for Giants' parade

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - For the second time in three years, San Francisco is gearing up for a ticker-tape parade to celebrate a World Series victory for the Giants.

October 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Oakland Raiders earn day off after 2nd straight win at midseason point

ALAMEDA (AP) - The first convincing victory of the season was enough for coach Dennis Allen to give his Oakland Raiders players a welcome day off midway through the season.

October 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy beats Woods in China exhibition

ZHENGZHOU, China (AP) - Rory McIlroy outdueled Tiger Woods in the first one-on-one exhibition match between golf's two biggest names.

October 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


A's exercise Balfour contract option, decline Stephen Drew

OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics exercised their $4.5 million contract option for closer Grant Balfour on Monday, while the AL West champions declined their half of a $10 million mutual option for shortstop Stephen Drew.

October 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


One Giant Series sweep

DETROIT (AP) - Finally pressed in the World Series, the San Francisco Giants finished off a most unexpected and stunning sweep.

October 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Panda pounds his way to Series MVP

DETROIT (AP) - Pablo Sandoval not only has baseball's neatest nickname, Kung Fu Panda has a World Series MVP award to go along with it.

October 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Thousands gather at City Hall to celebrate

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - They came from all corners of the region and screamed louder with each strike and every out in the bottom of the 10th inning as the San Francisco Giants closed in on a second championship in three years Sunday.

October 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Thunder sweep of Bakersfield with OT goal

STOCKTON – Tony DeHart's blast from the high slot with six seconds left in sudden death overtime lifted the Stockton Thunder (4-1-1, 9 points) to a 3-2 victory over the Bakersfield Condors before 5,062 fans at Stockton Arena on Sunday.

October 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Wondolowski ties MLS goal mark in Earthquakes’ tie

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Chris Wondolowski tied the MLS single-season record with his 27th goal and the San Jose Earthquakes wrapped up the regular season with a 1-1 draw against the Portland Timbers on Saturday night.

October 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Sports news briefs

TENNIS

October 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Oakland Raiders take advantage of struggling Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Take your pick of problems and the Kansas City Chiefs probably have them.

October 28, 2012 | | Pro Sports


49ers face Arizona in defensive contest

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The NFC West takes over Monday night football, and this season at least that means defense.

October 28, 2012 | | Pro Sports


NFL capsules

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Matt Ryan threw touchdown passes on Atlanta's first three possessions against Philadelphia and new defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, and the Falcons remained the NFL's only unbeaten team with a 30-17 victory over the Eagles on Sunday.

October 28, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Fan, 11, presents Goodell with pink penalty flags

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Dante Cano had a big idea, so he wrote a letter and sent it to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

October 28, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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Big day for Canadians

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Four Ukrainian women gave their politically torn country some good news at the Sochi Games on Friday, and Canada delivered more bad news to the United States - yet another Olympic hockey defeat.

February 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


McDonell works magic once again

MARANA, Ariz. (AP) - Graeme McDowell figured his luck had run out Friday at the Match Play Championship.

February 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kings still searching for winning combination

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Despite constant roster changes and rotation shuffles, the rebuilding Sacramento Kings have been remarkably consistent this season.

February 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ogwumike leads Stanford women over USC

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Chiney Ogwumike wouldn't let her last appearance at USC end without a fight.

February 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Top-seeded Nadal, No. 2 Ferrer into semifinals

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Top-seeded Rafael Nadal reached the semifinals of the Rio Open, showing no problems with a sore back in defeating Joao Sousa of Portugal 6-1, 6-0 on Friday.

February 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Serena upset by Cornet in Dubai semis, Venus wins

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - The hope of an all-Williams final at the Dubai Championships ended on the racket of Frenchwoman Alize Cornet on Friday.

February 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors end Rockets’ streak with OT win

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry made a tying layup with 3.2 seconds left in regulation and finished with 25 points, and the Golden State Warriors outlasted the Rockets 102-99 in overtime Thursday night to halt Houston's eight-game winning streak.

February 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sacramento could have MLS team

NEW YORK (AP) - Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber says Atlanta, Minneapolis, Sacramento, San Diego and Texas sites are under consideration as expansion cites.

February 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Belt signed and ready for Giants’ season

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Brandon Belt's detour to San Francisco's spring training camp took him through Florida, and he was more than happy to make the trip.

February 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hamlin, Kenseth win qualifying races

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Brandon Belt's detour to San Francisco's spring training camp took him through Florida, and he was more than happy to make the trip.

February 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


McDowell escapes again in Match Play

MARANA, Ariz. (AP) - Getting to the round of 16 in the Match Play Championship was all that mattered Thursday.

February 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cotto moving up to challenge Martinez

NEW YORK (AP) - Miguel Cotto will move up in weight to challenge Sergio Martinez of Argentina for his piece of the middleweight title June 7 at Madison Square Garden, promoters announced Thursday.

February 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


MLS buys struggling Chivas USA

NEW YORK (AP) - The troubled tenure of Jorge Vergara and Angelica Fuentes as owners of Chivas USA has ended with Major League Soccer purchasing the team.

February 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pacers swap Granger for Turner

NEW YORK (AP) - The Indiana Pacers decided Evan Turner gave them a better shot against Miami than Danny Granger.

February 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Two sentenced in brutal attack on Giants fan

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An angry judge lashed out Thursday as he sentenced two men who pleaded guilty in the savage beating of an avid San Francisco Giants fan at Dodger Stadium, calling them cowards and a nightmare for people who go to games.

February 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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