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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


New 49ers kicker Phil Dawson ready to start fresh

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Phil Dawson has been to Candlestick Park for numerous kicking workouts to try to learn the stadium's tricky wind. He has hit it off with his teammates and begun to settle into life in the Bay Area - his first major move in more than a decade.

September 05, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Sacramento Kings hire Chris Mullin as adviser

The Sacramento Kings on Thursday hired Hall of Famer Chris Mullin as an adviser to owner Vivek Ranadive and general manager Pete D'Alessandro.

September 05, 2013 | By ANTONIO GONZALEZ AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


Curry back in basketball mode after busy summer

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Stephen Curry shot for two days this week before he noticed a new plaque hanging above the court at the Golden State Warriors' practice facility recognizing his NBA-record 272 made 3-pointers last season. Then he looked at the area around the sign placed near the entrance to the locker room.

September 05, 2013 | | Pro Sports


2012 champ Murray loses US Open QF; Djokovic wins

NEW YORK (AP) - The earliest real signs of trouble for Andy Murray came in the 10th game of his U.S. Open quarterfinal. For 22 points stretched over 15 excruciating minutes Thursday, Murray's body language was as poor as his play.

September 05, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Williams nears 5th US Open, 17th Slam title in all

NEW YORK (AP) - When Serena Williams plays in the U.S. Open semifinals Saturday, her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, probably will pull out a pen and jot some notes in his ever-present black notebook.

September 05, 2013 | | Pro Sports


49ers determined to return to Super Bowl and win

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jim Harbaugh recently went back to reread Colin Kaepernick's goal sheet from 2012.

September 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Selig hopes Jeter will own team

NEW YORK (AP) - Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig hopes one day Derek Jeter will own a team after the 40-year-old shortstop retires as a player.

September 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ryder Cup: an unbalanced ledger in Europe’s favor

GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) - Paul McGinley is not trying to reinvent the wheel at the Ryder Cup. He just wants to keep Europe rolling.

September 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sue Bird 1st 4-time player on US basketball roster

Sue Bird is in a class by herself.

September 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Thornton scores twice in Stockton

STOCKTON (AP) - Joe Thornton scored two goals, and Nikolay Goldobin and Barclay Goodrow each had a goal and an assist to lead the San Jose Sharks to a 5-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks in a split-squad preseason matchup Tuesday night.

September 24, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pagan to have season-ending back surgery

LOS ANGELES (AP) - San Francisco Giants outfielder Angel Pagan will have season-ending surgery to repair a bulging disk in his back.

September 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants pull within 3½ of West lead, beat LA in 13

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Pinch-hitter Andrew Susac singled home the go-ahead run in the 13th inning, and the San Francisco Giants beat the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers 5-2 Monday night to climb within 3 1/2 games of the NL West lead.

September 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Samardzija pitches Athletics past Angels

OAKLAND (AP) - Jeff Samardzija pitched seven strong innings and received some rare run support to snap a four-start winless stretch, and the Oakland Athletics kept hold of the top AL wild-card spot by beating the AL West champion Los Angeles Angels 8-4 Monday night.

September 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders settle for moral victory in New England

The Oakland Raiders left New England with a moral victory, having taken the Patriots down to the closing minute a week after being completely uncompetitive against Houston.

September 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Undisciplined play sends 49ers to 1-2 start

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers find themselves in a familiar position having lost two straight games to fall to 1-2 after three games for the second straight season.

September 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Concern over McIlroy, McDowell more about results

GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) - European captain Paul McGinley is having second thoughts about a Rory McIlroy-Graeme McDowell partnership in the Ryder Cup.

September 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kent creates scholarship for Cal women’s athletics

BERKELEY (AP) - Former major league infielder Jeff Kent is giving back to women's athletics at his former school, the University of California.

September 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


2 fans arrested, others ejected during 49ers-Cardinals game

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Two men have been arrested on assault charges after fighting in the stands during Sunday's game between the Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers.

September 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bears hold on to beat Jets 27-19

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - The Chicago Bears took advantage of early mistakes by the sloppy New York Jets.

September 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Braves fire GM Frank Wren after missing playoffs

ATLANTA (AP) - For nearly a quarter-century, the Atlanta Braves have been all about stability.

September 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


MLB capsules

CLEVELAND (AP) - Danny Duffy pitched six shutout innings for his first win in more than a month as the Kansas City Royals moved closer to the top of the AL Central and kept some distance over Cleveland in the wild-card race, beating the Indians 2-0 on Monday night.

September 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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