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Sparano meets with Raiders before bye

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders interim coach Tony Sparano met with his players for the first time since replacing the fired Dennis Allen, then sent them off for a four-day weekend.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Back where he started

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Alex Smith arrived in San Francisco with the pressure of being the No. 1 overall draft pick. He got called a draft bust, then turned the tide to win back those same fans who had booed him out of Candlestick Park.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Packers heavy favorites tonight

You might say the Minnesota Vikings are pondering a quarterbacking dilemma.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Extra innings boost audience for AL wild-card game

ATLANTA (AP) - Extra innings boosted viewership for the American League wild-card game.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s move on after stumbling to finish

OAKLAND (AP) - Support his big moves or not, Billy Beane made one thing perfectly clear: The Oakland Athletics' season probably would have ended sooner without Jon Lester a part of it.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Trout makes playoff debut when Angels host Royals

ANAHEIM (AP) - Mike Trout asked Albert Pujols for advice on his playoff debut before the Los Angeles Angels stepped into the October spotlight, and the veteran slugger with two World Series rings had some simple guidance for baseball's best young player.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tigers hope starters can outdo Orioles bullpen

BALTIMORE (AP) - The Detroit Tigers' starting pitchers in the first three games of the AL Division Series have a combined 329 wins, three Cy Young Awards and 35 games of postseason experience.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rookie managers Williams, Ausmus reach postseason

WASHINGTON (AP) - Matt Williams was in his 18th game as a major league manager, still learning on the job, when he went with his gut.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Royal pain: A’s lose in 12th inning

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Royals had waited 29 years to reach the postseason. They weren't going down without a fight.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Volquez looks to continue revival against Giants

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Edinson Volquez's renaissance began with a simple game of catch.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders make Tony Sparano interim coach

ALAMEDA (AP) - Reggie McKenzie believes he put together a roster capable of competing for a playoff spot. When that roster got off to an 0-4 start and wasn't even competitive in two games, the Oakland Raiders general manager decided he needed to fire coach Dennis Allen.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Training camp essential for NBA’s new head coaches

OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers made an impromptu visit to Steve Kerr's office last week and couldn't stop staring at the walls.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wilhoite filling the injury void at linebacker

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Michael Wilhoite knows he had important shoes to fill whenever he takes the field.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Angels’ Hamilton says he’s OK for playoffs

ANAHEIM (AP) Los Angeles Angels slugger Josh Hamilton says he's feeling better and is ready for the playoffs later this week.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NFL says Abdullah should not have been penalized

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The NFL said Tuesday that Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct when he dropped to his knees in prayer after an interception.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Bassitt’s strong start not enough for Athletics

OAKLAND (AP) - Athletics rookie Chris Bassitt recorded two quick outs in the sixth inning and was on the verge of heading back to the dugout ...

July 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Lloyd’s hatty vaults US to 3rd title

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Carli Lloyd lives for the big moment. She had her biggest on Sunday night - and gave the United States its record ...

July 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Accused man’s family thanks slain cop’s mom for her grace

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The family of a man accused of killing a New Orleans policeman has released a statement of sympathy and thanks to the ...

July 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Rondo, Belinelli to solidify Kings’ backcourt

After missing targets at the start of free agency, the Sacramento Kings finally filled out their backcourt Friday.

July 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Sharks add veteran forward

SAN JOSE (AP) - The San Jose Sharks signed veteran forward Joel Ward to a three-year contract Friday.

July 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Wambach out to win Her final World Cup

VANCOUVER, British Columbia. (AP) - With the title match looming, Abby Wambach isn't mincing words.

July 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


US routs Guatemala in Gold Cup tune-up

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Clint Dempsey converted a penalty kick in his return from a suspension for a confrontation with a referee, Timmy Chandler scored his ...

July 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Serena escapes defeat; Venus next

LONDON (AP) - Twice, Serena Williams stood merely two points from a loss at Wimbledon against a British opponent buoyed by a roaring, flag-waving Centre Court ...

July 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Tour de-void of Americans

As the Tour de France drew near, Jonathan Vaughters was still poring over power outputs and training results, trying to determine the nine riders that ...

July 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Mavericks set to land Clippers center Jordan

DALLAS (AP) - DeAndre Jordan has chosen the Mavericks over the Los Angeles Clippers in what turned into a tense boom-or-bust wait for Dallas in pursuit ...

July 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Busch involved in Daytona crash

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Kyle Busch was involved in a multi-car crash at Daytona International Speedway, where he returned Friday for the first time since ...

July 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Vegas, Langley lead Greenbrier Classic

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) - Jhonattan Vegas hasn't had much success since winning his second PGA Tour event as a rookie in 2011 ...

July 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


A-Rod gets ball from 3,000th hit

NEW YORK (AP) - Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees settled their dispute over a marketing payment with a deal announced Friday that gives $3.5 million ...

July 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NFL suspends 3 players for violating drug policies

Three-time All-Pro tight end Antonio Gates of San Diego will be suspended the first four games of the 2015 season along with New York Jets ...

July 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Guzan, US seek to maintain momentum

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Brad Guzan is intent on following his disappointing spring with a title in the CONCACAF Gold Cup

July 03, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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