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A’s deal Cespedes to land Lester

OAKLAND (AP) - Billy Beane considers Jon Lester a proven ace who can carry a pitching staff through the playoffs, just like he did last fall. The general manager acquired Lester to make sure Oakland gets there first.

July 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Safety Bethea finding a groove with 49ers w

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Once most players had gone inside from practice on a hot day, there stood Antoine Bethea working to perfect a handshake with new 49ers teammate Demarcus Dobbs.

July 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Venus Williams advances to QF

STANFORD (AP) - Venus Williams advanced to the Bank of the West quarterfinals Thursday night, beating fourth-seeded Victoria Azarenka 6-4, 7-6 (1).

July 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Resilient woods starts well at Bridgestone

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Tiger Woods showed signs of a positive recovery Thursday at the Bridgestone Invitational. Not just from back surgery, but from making bogeys.

July 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Deadline dealin’

Baseball fans were still trying to sort out the dizzying deals for postseason aces Jon Lester and John Lackey, Home Run Derby champ Yoenis Cespedes and All-Star shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera when they were treated to a most curious sight Thursday.

July 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s deal Tommy Milone to Twins for Sam Fuld

OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics have traded left-hander Tommy Milone to the Minnesota Twins for outfielder Sam Fuld.

July 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Chekwa taking reps with Raiders

NAPA (AP) - Chimdi Chekwa has dealt with so much in his first two NFL seasons that a matchup with wide receiver James Jones in practice seemed fairly easy in comparison for the Oakland cornerback.

July 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lynch ends holdout, arrives at camp

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - Marshawn Lynch's holdout is over, ending one distraction so far for the Super Bowl champions.

July 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Johnson takes LOA from golf

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Dustin Johnson is taking a leave of absence from golf to seek help for "personal challenges," a swift end to his season that will keep him from playing the PGA Championship, the FedEx Cup playoffs and the Ryder Cup.

July 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders owner talks with San Antonio

OAKLAND (AP) - Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis confirmed he has met with San Antonio officials but declined to disclose whether he has any interest in relocating the franchise to Texas.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hammel fails again for Athletics in loss to Astros

HOUSTON (AP) - In the first inning against Houston, Jason Hammel picked up right where he left off since coming to the Oakland Athletics.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Guy’s wait for Hall of Fame comes to end

OAKLAND (AP) - Ray Guy built a Hall of Fame career of making other people wait.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lloyd’s film watching impresses teammates

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco wide receiver Anquan Boldin laughs - a big, hearty guffaw - and shakes his head.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants benefit from Pirates’ blunder

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jean Machi and the San Francisco Giants ended their six-game losing streak in the most wacky way. They don't care how it happened, any break is welcome these days.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pauley Pavilion drenched in hoops history

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The House That Wooden Built is waterlogged.

July 30, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Fosse still feels effects from collision

OAKLAND (AP) - Ray Fosse's body still aches, 45 years later.

July 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Williams closer to ‘Serena Slam’ after routing Sharapova

LONDON (AP) - Her game in high gear, history in the offing, Serena Williams is perfectly content to let everyone else talk about what a victory ...

July 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Breaking in boat & living to tell the tale

Earlier this week while navigating through the Stockton Deep Water Channel, I learned a little more about my boat than I expected.

July 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Close calls go against A’s in loss

NEW YORK (AP) - Cole Figueroa hit a one-hopper just over the inside corner of first base that umpires called fair. Two pitches later, Jacoby Ellsbury ...

July 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Ray McDonald charged with domestic abuse

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Former San Francisco 49er defensive tackle Ray McDonald was charged with domestic violence and false imprisonment in connection with allegations he assaulted ...

July 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Raiders legend Stabler dies

The Associated Press

July 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Reds’ Frazier, rookies Bryant, Pederson in Home Run Derby

NEW YORK (AP) - The Reds' Todd Frazier is paired with two-time champion Prince Fielder of Texas in the first round of Monday's All-Star Home ...

July 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Tour contenders kept safe on crash

AMIENS, France (AP) - With crashes taking down riders on rain-drenched roads, keeping team leaders safe was the order of the day on Wednesday's fifth ...

July 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Park focused for US Women’s Open

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - Inbee Park's focus sharpens during major championship weeks, and the South Korean is dialed in for the U.S. Women's ...

July 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Former Kings part of $1 million tournament

NEW YORK (AP) - Former NBA players Mike Bibby, Jason Williams and Jamaal Tinsley are among the competitors playing in The Basketball Tournament, with $1 million ...

July 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Jordan spurns Mavericks for Clippers after teammates’ plea

DALLAS (AP) - DeAndre Jordan gave the Dallas Mavericks his word. Then he gave the Los Angeles Clippers his signature.

July 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Redskins’ trademark must be canceled

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - For the first time in a legal battle that has stretched over 20 years, a federal judge on Wednesday ordered the cancellation ...

July 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Romero named to All-Academic Team

Staff reports of the

July 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Rory McIlroy pulls out of British Open

The Associated Press

July 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Federer-Murray, Djokovic-Gasquet in Wimbledon semis

LONDON (AP) - Roger Federer and Andy Murray ran into each other Wednesday morning in the champions' locker room at the All England Club, then walked ...

July 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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