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49ers defense eager to face Chiefs QB Alex Smith

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Over all those years and thousands of practice snaps, the stingy San Francisco defense never got to put a hit on Alex Smith.

August 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


49ers defensive lineman Dobbs suspended for Week 1

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Demarcus Dobbs said he agrees with the NFL's decision to suspend him for one game without pay for a violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy that happened last season.

August 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Raiders lose LT Veldheer to torn triceps

NAPA, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Raiders sustained a significant blow Wednesday with the news that starting left tackle Jared Veldheer will need surgery on his torn left triceps and will miss a significant portion of the upcoming season.

August 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


A's, Rangers keep Rosales busy with roster moves

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Adam Rosales is a wanted man in the AL West race.

August 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Struggling SF falters again on the road

August 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Raiders high on RB’s body of work

NAPA (AP) - Rashad Jennings takes every precaution he can to keep his body in top shape necessary for an NFL running back.

August 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Suspended Dominican slugger heading home

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Suspended Rangers slugger Nelson Cruz is heading home Wednesday to the Dominican Republic, where he will work out before returning to Texas later this month. General manager Jon Daniels said Cruz will spend about 12 days in the Dominican, where the All-Star right fielder has a home gym and the team has a complex he will visit.

August 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Fan who died in fall ‘Braves fan forever’

ATLANTA (AP) - A lifelong Atlanta Braves fan who fell about 65 feet to his death at the team's stadium was waiting out a rain delay in a smoking area and talking to his mother on the phone shortly before the accident.

August 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Tiger’s season changed after Masters’ shot

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) - Imagine how different it might have been for Tiger Woods if not for one perfect shot.

August 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ Eric Reid a hit in camp

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Hitting and tackling is not allowed during team drills for the San Francisco 49ers, so Eric Reid practices proper technique by driving his body through a makeshift punching bag with the other defensive backs.

August 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


PGA champ back on New York rooftops

NEW YORK (AP) - The last time Jason Dufner was on a Manhattan rooftop, he was down on one knee proposing to his future wife.

August 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Sports News Briefs

COLLEGES

August 12, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Darvish fans career-top 15 in no-hit try vs Astros

HOUSTON (AP) - Yu Darvish was nearly perfect against the Astros once again, taking a no-hit bid into the eighth inning and striking out a career-high 15 to lead the Texas Rangers over Houston 2-1 Monday for their eighth straight win.

August 12, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Vernon Davis mentors improving rookie tight end

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Vance McDonald has been fortunate to spend his rookie summer as the understudy to veteran San Francisco tight end Vernon Davis, who has been eager to take McDonald on as a little brother and teammate, to guide him through the rigors of training camp and the regular season.

August 12, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Rookie WR Butler impresses Raiders

NAPA (AP) - Two long catches and a touchdown in his NFL exhibition debut earned Oakland Raiders receiver Brice Butler plenty of congratulatory messages from friends and family.

August 12, 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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