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Wallace getting a chance to compete for backup QB job

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Seneca Wallace stepped on the practice field for the first time with the San Francisco 49ers on Friday as the most experienced quarterback on the roster.

August 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Gaffney puts baseball aside to return to Stanford

STANFORD (AP) - Every time Tyler Gaffney attended a Stanford practice last year, Coach David Shaw teased his former running back that he had one year of eligibility remaining.

August 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Murray aims to defend 1st major title

NEW YORK (AP) - Andy Murray chuckled as he explained the very best part about owning a pair of Grand Slam titles, one from the U.S. Open last year, the other from Wimbledon last month.

August 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Helio ready to go in Sonoma after scary crash

SONOMA (AP) - After Tony Stewart wrecked his NASCAR season by breaking his leg in a sprint car crash, Helio Castroneves admits he wondered whether it was such a good idea to drive a Brazilian stock car on an unfamiliar street course in the middle of the IndyCar season.

August 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Kuchar leads after short day at Barclays

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - Matt Kuchar made the most of his short day at The Barclays.

August 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Busch dominates Bristol to win Nationwide race

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) - The crowd showered Kyle Busch with boos Friday night as he celebrated yet another Bristol Motor Speedway win in Victory Lane.

August 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Michael sparks Seattle in win over Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks' offensive juggernaut hit a speed bump at Lambeau Field.

August 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Pirates come out swinging, beat Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Garrett Jones and Jordy Mercer homered, Jose Tabata hit a three-run double, and the NL Central-leading Pittsburgh Pirates beat the San Francisco Giants 10-5 on Thursday night.

August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Raiders to get 1st game look at 1st-round pick

OAKLAND (AP) - D.J. Hayden finally gets the chance to answer the critics who thought the Oakland Raiders made a risky bet when they drafted him 12th overall in April.

August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


49ers sign quarterback Wallace to one-year deal

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have added another quarterback to the competition to be Colin Kaepernick's backup, signing nine-year veteran Seneca Wallace to a one-year contract Thursday.

August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Sean Doolittle gets lesson on Gen. James Doolittle

ALAMEDA (AP) - Sean Doolittle tugs gently on his bushy red beard and soaks in a history lesson as he strolls in silence along the 872-foot wooden flight deck of the USS Hornet. He checks out old war planes while gazing at spectacular views of San Francisco and the bay, then climbs dozens of stairs to take a turn in the ship's "air boss" seat.

August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Ryan Braun finally admits drug use in 2011

A month after acknowledging only that he made "mistakes," Ryan Braun admitted taking performance-enhancing drugs during his NL MVP season of 2011.

August 22, 2013 | By HOWIE RUMBERG AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


A year after trade, Red Sox, Dodgers both better

BOSTON (AP) - Don't expect a sentimental reunion when Boston plays the Los Angeles Dodgers this weekend and visits former Red Sox Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and the injured Josh Beckett.

August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Giants OF Torres goes on DL with Achilles strain

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Giants outfielder Andres Torres was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday because of a strained left Achilles' tendon and might not return this season.

August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Dodgers' Wilson makes return from elbow surgery

MIAMI (AP) - Former All-Star closer Brian Wilson acknowledged feeling butterflies in the bullpen as he warmed up Thursday, which was understandable since he hadn't pitched in 16 months.

August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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McDowell begins World Match Play with win

ASH, England (AP) - Defending champion Graeme McDowell and Victor Dubuisson began the World Match Play Championship with comfortable wins on Wednesday, three weeks after teaming up as one of Europe's top pairings in the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.

October 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Unites States beats Trinidad and Tobago 1-0

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Abby Wambach scored in the 54th minute to help the United States beat Trinidad and Tobago 1-0 on Wednesday night in their opening Women's World Cup qualifying game.

October 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Broncos gallop to top

NEW YORK (AP) - As he nears yet another milestone, Peyton Manning has the Denver Broncos back as the top team in the NFL.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


McCovey makes ballpark return

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hall of Famer Willie McCovey returned to the ballpark Tuesday for Game 3 of the San Francisco Giants' NL Championship Series win against St. Louis after being released in recent days from a lengthy stint at Stanford Hospital.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NFL, union discuss personal conduct policy

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and players' union chief DeMaurice Smith agreed to continue discussing changes to the league's personal conduct policy following a four-hour session in New York on Tuesday.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants work late-inning magic

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A wild pitch, a wide throw and an 18-inning marathon.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Americans try to solve Ryder Cup with task force

After two decades of European dominance in the Ryder Cup, the Americans have created a task force to figure out why they keep losing.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Keselowski and Stewart fined after Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - NASCAR fined Brad Keselowski $50,000 and Tony Stewart $25,000 on Tuesday for their roles in the fracas at Charlotte Motor Speedway over the weekend.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Royals edge Orioles 2-1 to take 3-0 lead in ALCS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Royals have embraced the bloop, bunt and sacrifice fly all postseason.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US women prepare for World Cup qualifying

World Cup qualifying for the U.S. women's team looks like an easy road.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


L.A. Dodgers hire Andrew Friedman from the Tampa Rays

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Fresh off another early playoff exit, the Los Angeles Dodgers overhauled their front office Tuesday.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Barry Bonds recovering from hip surgery

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - As Barry Bonds hobbled to his car with the help of crutches post hip surgery, and well before the start of Game 3 of the NL Championship Series, the home run king insisted he can hardly remember the World Series of 12 years ago.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


ALCS Game 3 postponed because of rain

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The last two times the Kansas City Royals played a postseason game at home, rain fell after the final out. This time, it started well before the first pitch.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers throttle Rams for 3rd straight win

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers defense got beat early by unfamiliar plays and Austin Davis calling the signals.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sparano puts trust in Raiders rookie QB

ALAMEDA (AP) - Soon after taking over as interim coach of the Oakland Raiders, Tony Sparano had a simple message to deliver to quarterback Derek Carr: This is your team.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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