FOOTBALL • FOOTBALL FAN STABBED IN CANDLESTICK PARK ATTACK: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A man was seriously wounded after being stabbed near Candlestick Park as he was going to watch the San Francisco 49ers' home game. Police Sgt. Michael Andraychak said two men suspected of attacking the 27-year-old Elk Grove man Sunday were arrested a short distance away. Andraychak said the victim was with five friends when the suspects approached them on the southwest side ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - Doesn't matter how bad things look for the St. Louis Cardinals. Trailing by a bunch, down to their last strike, they simply stay calm and do what it takes to win.
BASEBALL GIANTS OF CABRERA REINSTATED AFTER 50-GAME BAN: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco outfielder Melky Cabrera has been reinstated by Major League Baseball after serving a 50-game suspension for a positive testosterone test, but he will not be part of the Giants' playoff roster. Cabrera is back on the Giants' 40-man roster as of Friday. Giants vice president of baseball operations Bobby ...
NEW YORK GIANTS (3-2) At SAN FRANCISCO (4-1) Sunday, 1:25 p.m., FOX OPENING LINE - 49ers by 5½ <p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 18pt; margin: 0in 0in ...
OAKLAND (1-3) At ATLANTA (5-0) Sunday, 10 a.m., CBS OPENING LINE - Falcons by 9½ RECORD VS. SPREAD - Oakland 1-3; Atlanta 4-1 SERIES RECORD - Raiders lead 7-5 AP PRO32 RANKING - Raiders No. 28; Falcons No. 2 LAST MEETING - Falcons beat Raiders 24-0, Nov. ...
SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh is taking on another coach. Less than a year after an on-field confrontation with Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz over a postgame handshake, Harbaugh is miffed with New York Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride. Harbaugh accused Gilbride on Friday of making outrageous and incendiary comments about All-Pro defensive end Justin Smith in an effort to influence officials prior to Sunday's game between the teams that ...
ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders defensive end Andre Carter was always taught to do everything on the field at full speed. Recovering from a torn quadriceps injury required a bit more patience.
FIVE ARMSTRONG TEAMMATES ACCEPT SUSPENSIONS: COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Five of Lance Armstrong's teammates have accepted six-month doping suspensions, reduced because they provided evidence that helped the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency make the case to strip Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles.
LONDON (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers will return to Wembley Stadium to play an NFL regular-season game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2013. The Jaguars, who have a deal to play one home game in London for four consecutive seasons beginning in 2013, will face the 49ers on Oct. 27, 2013. The 49ers beat the Denver Broncos ...
SANTA CLARA (AP) - It wasn't very difficult for Mario Manningham to leave the New York Giants after winning a Super Bowl. The fleet wide receiver is happy in his new home with the San Francisco 49ers, another championship contender that's making better use of Manningham than the Giants ever did. It's ...
BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) - Early in his career, Andrew Weibrecht constantly flirted with the line between foolhardy and fast on a downhill course.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - O.J. Simpson's lawyers said Tuesday they will take his case back to the Nevada Supreme Court, hoping justices will overturn a lower court judge's decision last week denying the former football stat a new trial in his armed robbery case.
The chairman of the U.S. Olympic Committee says "it is our intention to bid" for the 2024 Olympics if a number of criteria are met - the strongest indication yet that the United States will put forth a bid city by the end of next year.
LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (AP) - Lindsey Vonn was cleared to get back on a World Cup course for downhill training, the latest step as she works to return from a right knee injury and get ready for the Sochi Olympics.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Forward Jozy Altidore has earned his first Futbol de Primera U.S. national team player of the year award.
COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil (AP) - The United States could wind up in a group with powers Brazil, Italy and the Netherlands after FIFA tinkered with its format for Friday's World Cup draw.
COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil (AP) - At least three World Cup stadiums in Brazil will not be finished by the end of December as FIFA requested.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Few things could damage the image of Brazil more than violent street protests during the World Cup.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The new ball for next year's World Cup - called the "Brazuca," in honor of Brazil, of course - was unveiled at a ceremony Tuesday in Rio de Janeiro.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Donte Whitner realizes how different the San Francisco 49ers are now from the team that got whipped at Seattle in Week 2.
OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics acquired AL saves leader Jim Johnson from the Baltimore Orioles on Monday night as a replacement for All-Star closer Grant Balfour.
NEW YORK (AP) - Paul Pierce will be out two to four weeks with a broken bone in his right hand, the biggest loss yet for the injury-plagued Brooklyn Nets.
NEW YORK (AP) - As the big-money free agents negotiated, dozens of players with lower profiles waited to find out whether they would be dumped on the market by their clubs Monday night.
DETROIT (AP) - Doug Weight recalled his father putting him on skates at the age of 2 because he could barely walk due to a childhood condition that relegated him to wearing braces on his legs.
NEW YORK (AP) - New England defender Kevin Alston has been voted Major League Soccer's Comeback Player of the Year after returning from treatment for leukemia, and Portland's Caleb Porter has been selected Coach of the Year.