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49ers-Cards: One-sided ‘rivalry’

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The Arizona Cardinals have a hard time beating San Francisco. Now they have a distraction to deal with, too.

September 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tuck & cover: Raiders big underdogs

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The New England Patriots have been mediocre in splitting their first two games. Yet they're two-touchdown favorites on Sunday.

September 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Frustrations mounting for struggling A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics are stunned by their September collapse, yet stuck to find a solution.

September 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders seek to get Reece more involved

ALAMEDA (AP) - For a player who generates so much attention from opposing defenses and gets paid handsomely by his own team, Marcel Reece somehow has become the forgotten man on the Oakland Raiders offense.

September 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Carrier ready to step in

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Derek Carrier's decisions to attend a small liberal arts college in Wisconsin and drop basketball for football paid off when he earned a spot on the San Francisco 49ers this season after spending most of the last two years on NFL practice squads.

September 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Falcons soar past Bucs

ATLANTA (AP) - Devin Hester high-stepped into the NFL record book. Matt Ryan had as many touchdown passes as incompletions. Julio Jones made a spectacular over-the-shoulder catch tumbling into the end zone.

September 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Police: Cardinals RB Dwyer head-butted wife

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer head-butted his wife and broke her nose after she refused his sexual advances, and punched her in the face the next day, police said Thursday.

September 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Woods might coach himself

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) - The next swing coach for Tiger Woods might be Tiger Woods.

September 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Vikings reconsider, put AP on paid leave

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - Adrian Peterson has had the potential to be that rare post-modern NFL running back playing productively into his 30s. After that extraordinary comeback from knee reconstruction, Emmitt Smith's career rushing record became a realistic if daunting target.

September 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


R&A votes to admit women

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews is no longer just for men.

September 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Chivas USA might not play in 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - Chivas USA might not play in 2015 and perhaps longer, a decision that won't be made until a new owner takes over the Major League Soccer team.

September 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants narrow NL West gap

PHOENIX (AP) - Someone had been to the costume shop, and Matt Duffy was about to put on faux leather boots, chaps and a pink cowboy hat to complete his travel ensemble.

September 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bonds appeal back to court

Nearly 11 years after Barry Bonds testified before a grand jury investigating the illegal distribution of performance-enhancing drugs, a group of judges will hear arguments Thursday on whether baseball's career home-run leader should have his obstruction of justice conviction thrown out.

September 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Umpire West suspended 1 game

NEW YORK (AP) - Umpire Joe West was suspended for one game without pay for grabbing the jersey of Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon.

September 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Carr focuses on job at hand

ALAMEDA (AP) - As a rookie quarterback seeking his first NFL win against Bill Belichick's New England Patriots, Derek Carr has too much to worry about himself to focus on questions about his coach's job security.

September 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Harvick finds happiness long before NASCAR title

It was some six hours after Kevin Harvick had won his first Sprint Cup championship when he was finally able to peel off his beer-soaked firesuit, take a shower and begin celebrating the biggest moment of his career.

November 18, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Pro Sports


Mo’ne Davis memoir coming next March

NEW YORK (AP) - A memoir when you're still a teenager may seem premature, but not for Mo'ne Davis, the first female pitcher to win a Little League World Series game.

November 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Parents lie on survey to identify English learners

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nieves Garcia came from Mexico at age 6 and spent most of her elementary school years in California classified as an "English learner" even after she had picked up the language. Now a 32-year-old mother, she didn't want her daughter labeled the same way and subjected to additional testing.

November 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Fire destroys -old church in San Jose

SAN JOSE, (AP) - A fire has destroyed a century-old Catholic church in San Jose.

November 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ defense nabs 5 passes to secure win

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Every time the San Francisco offense opened the door for the reeling New York Giants, the 49ers' defense closed it.

November 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders’ losing streak reaches 16 overall

SAN DIEGO (AP) - When the sun rises Monday, it will have been a year since the Oakland Raiders won a game.

November 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Harvick wins Homestead to claim 1st championship

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) - There was no trick to Kevin Harvick's first Sprint Cup championship. Competing for the title against three other drivers, he seized his opportunity with a relentless dash through the field in the closing laps of the season finale.

November 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hertl, Grosenick lead Sharks

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - San Jose rookie goalkeeper Troy Grosenick stopped everything the Carolina Hurricanes threw at him in a 2-0 win on Sunday.

November 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kim wins Lorena Ochoa Invitational

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Christina Kim won the Lorena Ochoa Invitational on Sunday for her first LPGA Tour title in nine years, beating Shanshan Feng in a playoff after losing a five-stroke lead.

November 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Gay gets $40M, 3-year extension

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Sacramento Kings and forward Rudy Gay have agreed to a $40 million, three-year contract extension that runs through the 2017-18 season, a person with knowledge of the deal said Sunday.

November 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Double dose of NFC West for NY Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - The NFL is giving the New York Giants a rare chance for a do-over.

November 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Opportunity to get right for Bolts, Raiders

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Reinforcements have arrived for the San Diego Chargers, who also are getting some help from the schedule-makers.

November 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rex Ryan fined $100,000 for profanities

NEW YORK (AP) - New York Jets coach Rex Ryan has been fined $100,000 for his postgame use of profanity that was picked up on video last Sunday.

November 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rookie Chris Borland making big plays for the 49ers Defense

SANTA CLARA (AP) - As one of the smallest kids with five brothers growing up in Ohio, Chris Borland learned to protect himself at an early age.

November 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Winless Raiders search for inspiration

ALAMEDA (AP) - While the Oakland Raiders stretched before the start of practice, a voice could be heard over the usual musical soundtrack on the loudspeaker.

November 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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