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Colon ends long winless skid, A’s beat Astros

OAKLAND (AP) - Bartolo Colon won for the first time in more than a month, Seth Smith homered during a seven-run third inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 7-2 on Sunday.

September 09, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Pryor’s miscues cost Raiders in loss at Indy

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Terrelle Pryor threw for 217 yards, one touchdown and broke a franchise record Sunday. That wasn't good enough for Oakland's new quarterback.

September 09, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Kaep delivers in 49ers win

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Anquan Boldin's sensational San Francisco debut helped keep the 49ers on quite a roll against Green Bay.

September 09, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Packers look to slow down Kaep this time

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Clay Matthews and the Green Bay defense spent a good chunk of the offseason focused on figuring out how to stop the read option and defend mobile quarterbacks like San Francisco's Colin Kaepernick.

September 07, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Raiders, Colts taking different paths

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Andrew Luck went from No. 1 overall pick to playoff starter in one season.

September 07, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Josh Donaldson powers Oakland into first place

OAKLAND (AP) - Josh Donaldson had three hits, including a two-run homer in the sixth inning, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 7-5 on Friday night to move into first in the AL West.

September 07, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Petit nearly perfect as Giants beat D-Backs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - One more strike. Another couple of feet on a line drive.

September 07, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Costa Rica beats US 3-1 in World Cup qualifying

Johnny Acosta and Celso Borges scored as Costa Rica burst ahead in the first 9 minutes, Joel Campbell added a goal on a late counterattack, and the Ticos beat the visiting United States 3-1 in a World Cup qualifier Friday night at San Jose.

September 07, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Sports news briefs

• SERENA BACK IN U.S. OPEN FINAL: NEW YORK (AP) - At the end, and only at the very end, did Serena Williams face anything resembling a challenge in her U.S. Open semifinal. Six times, Williams was a single point from winning. Six times, she failed to come through. All that did, of course, was delay the inevitable. On match point No. 7, Williams delivered a 107 mph service winner, then let out two shouts, a mixture of relief and rejoicing after a 6-0, 6-3 victory over fifth-seeded Li Na of China that put the defending champion back in the ...

September 07, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Raiders enter Year 2 of rebuilding

OAKLAND - Reggie McKenzie has spent most of his first two years as Oakland Raiders general manager tearing down a team mired in years of struggles.

September 06, 2013 | By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


Broncos again class of AFC West

Shaun Phillips joined the Denver Broncos after a decade of jawing with them as a member of the San Diego Chargers. He wants to show both his new team and his old one that he still has plenty of sacks left in him.

September 06, 2013 | By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer | Pro Sports


Goldschmidt has 2 hits, 2 RBIs in D-backs' 4-2 win

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Paul Goldschmidt broke out of a slump with two hits and two RBIs to help the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Francisco Giants 4-2 on Thursday night.

September 05, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Peacock sharp in Astros' 3-2 win over A's

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Jose Altuve had two hits and drove in a run to back a stellar outing by Brad Peacock, and the Houston Astros beat Oakland 3-2 on Thursday night to knock the Athletics out of first place in the AL West.

September 05, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Manning's 7 TDs lead Broncos past Ravens 49-27

DENVER (AP) - Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos waited eight long months, then another 33 minutes, to get the season started.

September 05, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Raiders seek leadership, sacks from Lamarr Houston

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Lamarr Houston's time in the shadows of the Oakland Raiders defensive line is over.

September 05, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Baseball capsules

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Lonnie Chisenhall had three homers and nine RBIs in a five-hit game, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 17-7 victory over the Texas Rangers on Monday night.

June 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


End of an era in Philly?

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A large payroll filled with big-name players and their impressive resumes hasn't helped the Philadelphia Phillies win many games.

June 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tale of 2 CUPS

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - It's a tale of the two World Cups - one on a field and one playing out on this country's streets.

June 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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


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