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Hamlin takes New Hampshire for 5th win

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) - Denny Hamlin stepped out of his car, pointed into the air and took a mighty swing of an invisible baseball bat. Like Babe Ruth did before him (or so the legend goes), Hamlin had called his shot.

September 23, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Snedeker pulls away to win FedEx Cup by three shots

ATLANTA (AP) - With the biggest round of his career, Brandt Snedeker won something far more valuable than money Sunday.

September 23, 2012 | | Pro Sports


San Francisco Giants wrap up West crown with plenty of time to spare

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Angel Pagan let out a cheer as he ran in from center field with both arms raised after catching the final out to secure San Francisco its second NL West crown in three seasons.

September 23, 2012 | | Pro Sports


QBs in spotlight as Seahawks host Packers

SEATTLE (AP) - Matt Flynn came to Seattle to be the starting quarterback, optimistic he would be leading the Seahawks against his former team, the Green Bay Packers, in Week 3 of the season.

September 23, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Raiders rally past Steelers

OAKLAND (AP) - With an efficient offense led by Carson Palmer, an opportunistic defense that stepped up in the final minutes and a clutch kick by Sebastian Janikowski, the Oakland Raiders turned a somber mood into a celebratory one.

September 23, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Ref says he incorrectly awarded 49ers challenges twice in 6 plays

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Replacement official Ken Roan didn't just make a key mistake on a basic rule by allowing San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh to challenge a play after calling his final timeout.

September 23, 2012 | | Pro Sports


49ers perfect no more as Vikings win

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have become one of the NFL's most feared and revered teams under coach Jim Harbaugh, using a punishing, disciplined defense and a mistake-free, balanced offense to brand themselves as arguably this season's Super Bowl favorite.

September 23, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Giants lose day after clinching NL West

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Francisco Peguero celebrated his first major league hit, Yusmeiro Petit celebrated his first start in three years and the San Francisco regulars were able to relax a day after their own celebration.

September 23, 2012 | | Pro Sports


A's have final comeback in win over Yankees

NEW YORK (AP) - Grant Balfour watched as Alex Rodriguez's high fly soared toward right field and thought the worst. Hard to blame him after Oakland's first two games at Yankee Stadium.

September 23, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Steelers, Raiders search for running games

OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Raiders and Pittsburgh Steelers spent the offseason implementing new offenses designed to rely heavily on running games that could take a little pressure off their passers.

September 21, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Martin gives Yankees win in 10th inning

NEW YORK (AP) - Russell Martin led off the bottom of the 10th inning with a homer off Sean Doolittle, and the AL East-leading New York Yankees beat the Oakland Athletics 2-1 Friday night for their sixth straight win.

September 21, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Furyk races out to a 64 and the lead at East Lake

ATLANTA (AP) - Jim Furyk, the only American on the Ryder Cup team without a win this year, put himself in position Friday to join them.

September 21, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Protecting against sacks key for 49ers

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Alex Smith and the San Francisco 49ers understand the value of taking a sack.

September 21, 2012 | | Pro Sports


49ers Cap

SAN FRANCISCO (2-0) At MINNESOTA (1-1)

September 21, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Raiders Cap

PITTSBURGH (1-1) At OAKLAND (0-2)

September 21, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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Hamilton powers Angels past A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - Josh Hamilton homered and drove in three runs, Mike Trout also went deep and the Los Angeles Angels regained the best record on baseball, beating the Oakland Athletics 9-4 on Sunday night.

August 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants’ pen suffers setback in loss

WASHINGTON (AP) - Ryan Vogelsong wanted to stay in Sunday's game.

August 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Slugger Ortiz having another big season

BOSTON (AP) - David Ortiz remains a constant even in a lost season for the Boston Red Sox.

August 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Van Garderen wins 2nd straight USA Pro Challenge

DENVER (AP) - American Tejay van Garderen claimed his second straight USA Pro Challenge with a sixth-place in the concluding sunny and warm Boulder to Denver road race seventh stage Sunday.

August 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Mahan comes up with timely victory at The Barclays

PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) - About the only thing that went wrong for Hunter Mahan at The Barclays was when the trophy broke. All he had to show for perhaps the biggest win of his career was a large wreath of roses.

August 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


So Yeon Ryu captures LPGA Canadian Open

LONDON, Ontario (AP) - So Yeon Ryu missed out on the LPGA Tour's 72-hole scoring record. She got the champagne shower she was longing for on the final green- reversing roles with Inbee Park.

August 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bouhanni wins 2nd stage of Vuelta, Valverde leads

SAN FERNANDO, Spain (AP) - Nacer Bouhanni of France sprinted to victory in the second stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Sunday, while Alejandro Valverde claimed the red leader's jersey after a ride that didn't produce any changes among the race favorites.

August 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ledecky sets another world record as Michael Phelps finishes with gold

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) - Michael Phelps completed his comeback meet in international competition with a gold medal in the medley relay to cap off a Sunday night program that kicked off with Katie Ledecky setting her second world record within 24 hours at the Pan Pacific championships.

August 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Dunlap wins Champions Tour’s Boeing Classic

SNOQUALMIE, Wash. (AP) - Scott Dunlap won the Boeing Classic on Sunday when he made a short birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff against Mark Brooks.

August 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders cut 7 players to get to 83 on roster

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders have cut undrafted rookie receiver Mike Davis and six other players.

August 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Miami’s goalkeeper scores a goal

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - Emily Lillard scored the first goal of the University of Miami's women's soccer season. And she's a goalie.

August 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Union score twice late to top Quakes

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) - Sheanon Williams scored the go-ahead goal in the 72nd minute to help the Philadelphia Union beat the San Jose Earthquakes 4-2 on Sunday night.

August 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Chance for players other than Big Four at US Tennis Open

NEW YORK (AP) - Two 23-year-olds, Milos Raonic and Grigor Dimitrov, broke through to their first major semifinals at Wimbledon.

August 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Fantasy sports game explosion spawns big-dollar online industry

LAS VEGAS (AP) - When lawmakers carved out an exemption for fantasy sports in a 2006 law targeting online poker, no one predicted that it would spawn an online gambling operation that may someday rival the millions wagered daily in Las Vegas sports books.

August 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Athlete seeks to reject head-injury deal

CHICAGO (AP) - A former San Diego State football player has asked a federal judge to reject the recently proposed $75 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit against the NCAA, saying it unfairly forces athletes who suffered head injuries to forfeit hundreds of millions of dollars in potential damages.

August 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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