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Young Giants fan sends money to Jacobs to stay

SANTA CLARA (AP) - New 49ers running back Brandon Jacobs received a letter this week from a 6-year-old Giants fan named Joseph that included $3.36 in cash from the boy's piggy bank - the child's contribution to try to keep Jacobs in New York with the reigning Super Bowl champions.

June 07, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Cain wins 6th straight start as Giants beat Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Matt Cain didn't flinch, whether it was dealing with the four errors committed by his teammates or facing a bases-loaded situation with no outs.

June 07, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Crisp leads Athletics past Rangers

OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics leave town feeling a whole lot better than they did when they arrived at home just four days ago.

June 07, 2012 | | Pro Sports


National League capsules

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Dee Gordon hit a go-ahead single to back Chris Capuano and the Los Angeles Dodgers held on to beat the struggling Philadelphia Phillies 6-5 on Wednesday night.

June 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


American League Capsules

DETROIT (AP) - Michael Brantley hit a three-run homer after a Detroit error kept a first-inning rally going, and Johnny Damon added a two-run single and an impressive catch in left field to help the Cleveland Indians to a 9-6 victory over the Tigers on Wednesday night.

June 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Coughlin gets contract extension from Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - The oldest coach to win a Super Bowl will get at least three more shots at adding to his total.

June 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


49ers giving quartet a two-way look

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco's Will Tukuafu has spent most of his football life chasing down running backs. The 49ers hope he can now help Frank Gore and the rest of their backfield handle other defensive linemen with the same agenda.

June 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Celtics return home with chance to close out Heat

BOSTON (AP) - LeBron James saw his share of disappointment in Boston when he was with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

June 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Nadal improves to 50-1 at French Open; Ferrer next

PARIS (AP) - It was about time Rafael Nadal faced some sort of test at the French Open.

June 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Bartolo Colon shuts down powerful Rangers

OAKLAND (AP) - Yoenis Cespedes finished a home run shy of hitting for the cycle, drove in a run and scored and Bartolo Colon pitched eight scoreless innings, leading the Oakland Athletics past the Texas Rangers 2-0 on Wednesday night.

June 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Blanco, Bumgarner lead Giants to 6-5 win

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Madison Bumgarner was feeling pretty lucky on Wednesday.

June 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


I'll Have Another made 4-5 favorite to win Belmont

NEW YORK (AP) - I'll Have Another went into lockdown on Wednesday, moving into a secured barn shortly after the colt was made the early 4-5 favorite to win the Belmont Stakes in his quest to become the 12th Triple Crown champion and first in 34 years.

June 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Bradley to make most of chance against Pacquiao

LAS VEGAS (AP) - He's a vegan in a sport where meat is king, a thinking man's fighter in a game that embraces brawlers. Timothy Bradley never wavered in his chase for boxing glory, even when his bank account was down to $11 and there was no guarantee he would ever be on the big stage.

June 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Reece brings unique skill set to Raiders offense

ALAMEDA (AP) - Coach Dennis Allen has firsthand knowledge of what challenges Marcel Reece can give opposing defenses because he has the speed and hands of a receiver while playing fullback for the Oakland Raiders.

June 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Devils avoid elimination, beat Kings on late goals

LOS ANGELES (AP) - When Adam Henrique decided to face playoff elimination by shaving his beard into a bristly mustache, the New Jersey Devils realized their remarkable rookie isn't exactly buckling under the pressure of the Stanley Cup finals.

June 06, 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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