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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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Draymond Green agree to 5-year, $85M deal

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - No need to seek out an offer sheet in restricted free agency. Draymond Green is coming back to the Golden State Warriors ...

July 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Butler leads Hahn, A’s past Rockies

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Billy Butler's first triple in nearly three years was the talk of the clubhouse.

July 02, 2015 | | Pro Sports


US heads to World Cup final

MONTREAL(AP) - Carli Lloyd remembers putting the ball on its spot and shutting out the noise of more than 51,000 anxious fans.

June 30, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Sharks acquire goalie Martin Jones

SAN JOSE (AP) - Martin Jones was at the top of San Jose's list as general manager Doug Wilson went into the offseason searching for ...

June 30, 2015 | | Pro Sports


De La Rosa pitches Rockies to win over Athletics

OAKLAND (AP) - Jorge De La Rosa pitched seven strong innings to carry the Colorado Rockies past the Oakland Athletics 2-1 Tuesday night for their first ...

June 30, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Man U-Quakes game switched to Avaya

SAN JOSE (AP) - Manchester United's International Champions Cup game against San Jose has been moved from California's Memorial Stadium to the Earthquakes' smaller ...

June 30, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Scioscia downplays reported rift

ANAHEIM (AP) - Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia downplayed a report of a renewed rift with general manager Jerry Dipoto on Tuesday, insisting the two ...

June 30, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Curry overtakes James for NBA’s top jersey

OAKLAND AP) - Stephen Curry has surpassed LeBron James for the most popular jersey in the NBA.

June 30, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Bouchard, Halep lose Wimbledon openers; Federer, Nadal win

LONDON (AP) - A year ago at Wimbledon, Eugenie Bouchard and Simona Halep met in a semifinal showcasing two of tennis' up-and-coming stars.

June 30, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Daytona celebrates American flag

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Daytona International Speedway will not ban the Confederate flag from track property this weekend, but will offer the American flag to ...

June 30, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Williams sisters pull out of doubles at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) - The Williams sisters pulled out of women's doubles at Wimbledon on Tuesday, with Serena saying it's because she wants to focus ...

June 30, 2015 | | Pro Sports


California bill seeks to make cheerleaders team employees

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers are sending Gov. Jerry Brown a bill making it clear that professional cheerleaders are sports team employees.

June 30, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Wade elects to become free agent, may leave Heat

MIAMI (AP) - The relationship between Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat is about to be tested like never before, and the most accomplished player in ...

June 30, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Pronger under contract but Hall bound

TORONTO (AP) - Chris Pronger always seemed destined for the Hockey Hall of Fame.

June 30, 2015 | | Pro Sports


US-Germany semifinal features top goalkeepers

MONTREAL (AP) - The Women's World Cup semifinal clash between top-ranked Germany and the second-ranked United States will feature two of the best goalkeepers in ...

June 30, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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