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Rising Raiders have high expectations

ALAMEDA (AP) - After 13 straight seasons without a winning record, playoff berth or even much hope most years, the Oakland Raiders head into training camp this year with an unfamiliar burden: expectations.

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


QB questions the last thing teams need in training camp

One of the last things an NFL team needs when it enters training camp is uncertainty at quarterback. They all want an Aaron Rodgers, Eli Manning or Cam Newton behind center.

July 20, 2016 | BARRY WILNER | Pro Sports


Earnhardt Jr out for 2 more races, replaced by Gordon

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Dale Earnhardt Jr. will not race again this month because of concussion-like symptoms and the No. 88 car will be turned over to trusted former teammate Jeff Gordon for the next two weeks.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Fister, Astros slow A’s roll with shutout

OAKLAND (AP) - After winning four of five since the All-Star break, the Oakland Athletics hit a wall.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Red Sox blast Cain, Giants

BOSTON (AP) - Giants starter Matt Cain said he felt fine.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Russia says final decision on Olympic ban expected Sunday

MOSCOW (AP) - Russia's top Olympic official expects a final decision by Sunday on whether the entire Russian team will be banned from next month's games in Rio de Janeiro over allegations of state-sponsored doping.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Russian athletes await key ruling on track ban

ZHUKOVSKY, Russia (AP) - Long jumper Ekaterina Koneva says she'll cry. World hurdles champion Sergei Shubenkov says he'll drown his sorrows.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Mendes suspended 2 years for doping

LOS ANGELES (AP) - UFC featherweight contender Chad Mendes has been suspended for two years after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ivy League changes rules for kickoffs

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - The Ivy League will use an experimental rule this season to move kickoffs to the 40-yard line and touchbacks to the 20-yard line in an effort to reduce concussions and further promote the safety and welfare of its student-athletes.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Valenzuela loses license bid

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Former Kentucky Derby-winning jockey Patrick Valenzuela has lost his bid to ride in California for now.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Froome extends Tour lead

FINHAUT-EMOSSON, Switzerland (AP) - Nairo Quintana was expected to celebrate Colombia's national holiday with a major offensive in the Alps that would see him close in on Tour de France leader Chris Froome.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Popovich, US basketball get head start on 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Mike Krzyzewski is working with his team when suddenly Gregg Popovich enters the gym with his own guys looking to play ball.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Potato chips helps Hammel’s cramps

CHICAGO (AP) - Jason Hammel says potato chips have helped end chronic cramping issues. Now the Chicago Cubs right-hander has enough salty snacks to last the rest of the season.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Record-setting year for draft class

NEW YORK (AP) - Major league teams have spent a record $267.95 million on signing bonuses for players drafted last month, a 7.4 percent increase from last year's final total of $249.38 million.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ortiz hits 3-run homer, Boston beats San Francisco

BOSTON (AP) - Jake Peavy showed he hasn't lost his sense of humor since his year with the Boston Red Sox.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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Kings land veteran free agents Randolph, Hill

The Sacramento Kings added veteran help to their young roster on Tuesday by agreeing to free-agent contracts with forward Zach Randolph and point guard George ...

July 04, 2017 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Rodon earns first win since 2016 as White Sox beat A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - Carlos Rodon's much-delayed first win of the season nearly got derailed in the second inning when the White Sox pitcher stumbled in ...

July 03, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Kevin Durant agrees to 2-year deal with Warriors

OAKLAND (AP) - The NBA Finals MVP gladly accepted a pay cut.

July 03, 2017 | | Pro Sports


After shock win over Pacquiao, Horn ignoring the criticism

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) - Manny Pacquiao had already left town without saying much, even as criticism of the referee in the WBO welterweight world title fight ...

July 03, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Mariscal, DeCarlo lead the way for Modesto

MODESTO (AP) - Chris Mariscal singled twice, driving in a run and also scoring one as the Modesto Nuts topped the San Jose Giants 5-3 on ...

July 03, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Siddall leads Stockton to win over Visalia

STOCKTON (AP) -Brett Siddall hit a two-run home run and had two hits as the Stockton Ports defeated the Visalia Rawhide 5-4 on Sunday.

July 03, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Yankees’ Judge, Sanchez to participate in Home Run Derby

NEW YORK (AP) - Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez, the Baby Bombers who lead the New York Yankees' offense, will participate in the All-Star Home Run ...

July 03, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Deals happening this summer, but amid perhaps more caution

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Pat Riley saw this coming.

July 03, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Discussing crash, Venus Williams sheds tears at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) - Venus Williams wiped tears from her eyes during her Wimbledon news conference Monday.

July 03, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Signings, trades shift balance of power across the NHL

After building up to a playoff run that ended in the second round yet again, the Washington Capitals are going through a salary-cap nightmare usually ...

July 03, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Russia upbeat as Confed Cup goes off smoothly

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) - Russia's dress rehearsal for the World Cup is over, and it looks comfortable in the spotlight.

July 03, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Sagan wins Tour de France Stage 3

LONGWY, France (AP) - Shaking off an equipment glitch in the furious finishing sprint, Peter Sagan bagged his eighth career Tour de France stage victory on ...

July 03, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Tiger Woods says he has completed intensive program

By The Associated Press

July 03, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Foltynewicz loses no-hit bid in ninth of Braves win

OAKLAND (AP) - Atlanta's Mike Foltynewicz lost his no-hit bid when Matt Olson clobbered a full-count pitch into the elevated right-field seats leading off the ...

June 30, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Raiders guard Gabe Jackson agrees to $56M, 5-year deal

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders have locked up another member of their stellar 2014 draft class, agreeing to a five-year extension Friday to keep guard ...

June 30, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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