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For rebuilding Vikings, 49ers offer example

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Vikings are in the early stage of their plan to return to perennial playoff contention with a team supporting a power running game with smart, productive passes and backs that up with a stingy, turnover-forcing defense.

September 21, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Oakdale flusters Manteca from service line

Oakdale made quick work of Manteca at Winter Gym on Wednesday, sweeping in three (25-13, 25-11, 25-11) behind potent serving.

September 19, 2012 | Jonamar Jacinto | Pro Sports


Wondolowski lifts Earthquakes to draw with Timbers

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Chris Wondolowski scored two goals in the second half, including the tying goal in stoppage time, to lift the San Jose Earthquakes to a 2-2 draw with the Portland Timbers on Wednesday night.

September 19, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Raiders add CB Brandian Ross to beat-up secondary

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders made moves to bolster their banged-up secondary on Wednesday by signing cornerback Brandian Ross from Green Bay's practice squad and giving starting free safety Michael Huff work at cornerback in practice.

September 19, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Michael Crabtree motivates offense with challenge

SANTA CLARA (AP) - It was a natural moment for Michael Crabtree to address his 49ers teammates - on his 25th birthday last Friday.

September 19, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Flags by replacements, regular refs about same

NEW YORK (AP) - The numbers say there isn't much difference in the NFL with replacement officials. Comments from players and coaches say otherwise.

September 19, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Woods & McIlroy meet again with more at stake

ATLANTA (AP) - With every week, and every win, Rory McIlroy gets a new moniker. Two-time major champion. The world No. 1. Heir apparent. The latest nickname was courtesy of none other than Tiger Woods.

September 19, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Cain, Sandoval lead Giants past Rockies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Matt Cain pitched eight solid innings to earn his career-best 15th win, Pablo Sandoval homered for his first time in two months and the San Francisco Giants moved another game closer to clinching the NL West title with a 7-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night.

September 19, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Chavez Jr. tests positive for pot after Vegas bout

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Middleweight fighter Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. could be stripped of his $3 million purse, depending on the explanation he offers to Nevada boxing regulators about a positive test for marijuana after his first professional loss last weekend in Las Vegas, officials said Wednesday.

September 19, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Anderson hurt in Tigers’ win over Athletics

DETROIT (AP) - Oakland hopes it only lost a game in the Motor City.

September 19, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Lincecum pitches Giants past Rockies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Lincecum pitched San Francisco one win closer to an NL West crown, and the Giants lowered their magic number to clinch the division to seven with a 6-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night.

September 18, 2012 | | Pro Sports


A’s begin trip with loss to Tigers

DETROIT (AP) - The Oakland Athletics may have only one more big hurdle to clear before securing a surprising playoff berth.

September 18, 2012 | | Pro Sports


49ers Davis goes with celebratory jump shot

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Vernon Davis might get fewer style points these days for his touchdown celebrations - and he's perfectly fine with that.

September 18, 2012 | | Pro Sports


49ers take top spot in AP Pro32 power rankings

NEW YORK (AP) - An efficient Alex Smith and a rock-solid defense have the San Francisco 49ers on top of the AP Pro32 power rankings.

September 18, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Stanford looking forward, not back

STANFORD (AP) - David Shaw came home late Saturday night and his wife, Kori, already wanted to watch the television replay of his Stanford team's 21-14 upset over Southern California.

September 18, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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Wade fined $5K for flopping

MIAMI (AP) - Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat became the latest recipient of a flopping fine from the NBA on Monday, ordered to give up $5,000 after the league found he over-exaggerated a foul charged to San Antonio's Manu Ginobili in Game 2 of the finals.

June 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Moss hit a grand slam as Athletics beat Baltimore

BALTIMORE (AP) - The Oakland Athletics were cruising to another road win when Manny Machado upset them - again.

June 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants rally in 9th to beat New York Mets

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Hudson has spent most of the season leading the San Francisco Giants to victories. This time, his teammates backed him up on a rare off night.

June 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Reeling Rangers return home in 2-0 hole in finals

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Rangers know they will have the raucous Madison Square Garden crowd on their side in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals.

June 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Nadal tops Djokovic for 9th French Open

PARIS (AP) - Trying to beat Rafael Nadal at the French Open is, without a doubt, the toughest task in tennis. Indeed, must be among the greatest challenges in all of sports.

June 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


USA heads to Brazil with boosted confidence

SAO PAULO (AP) - The U.S. headed to Brazil with boosted faith Sunday after going undefeated in its sendoff series for the first time.

June 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


California Chrome heads home with bandaged foot after bump

NEW YORK (AP) - California Chrome went home to the West Coast on Sunday with a bandaged right front foot - and no Triple Crown - after bumping another horse leaving the Belmont Stakes starting gate.

June 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Earnhardt pulls away late for second win of season

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) - Dale Earnhardt Jr. is having a blast again, with a shared bond with his crew, comfort in his own skin as NASCAR's most popular driver, even finding fun 140 characters at a time on Twitter.

June 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Toronto FC blanks Earthquakes

TORONTO (AP) - Jermain Defoe scored on a penalty shot and Toronto FC entered the World Cup break with a 1-0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday.

June 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ben Crane wins St. Jude Classic

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Ben Crane estimates he slept less than three hours in a night spent praying and thanking God that his game finally has come back around.

June 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Park wins Manulife Financial Classic

WATERLOO, Ontario (AP) - A week after losing the No. 1 ranking, Inbee Park found her putting touch.

June 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Draftees have big-league pedigrees

NEW YORK (AP) - The sons of former big leaguers Lenny Dykstra and Charlie Leibrandt were among the players selected Friday during the second day of the Major League Baseball draft.

June 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


All eyes on California Chrome

NEW YORK (AP) - California Chrome is 1 1/2 miles away from ending the longest drought in racing history - 36 years without a Triple Crown winner.

June 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Heat, not the team, steals the attention

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - When the air conditioning went out in San Antonio, many of the Spurs felt right at home - their native homelands.

June 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kings’ Doughty adjusts to newford stardom

EL SEGUNDO (AP) - When Drew Doughty joined the Los Angeles Kings, he could walk around town unnoticed. Almost nobody at the supermarket or on Manhattan Beach realized this slightly pudgy teenager was the No. 2 overall pick in the NHL draft, bound for hockey stardom.

June 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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