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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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August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Serena beats Ivanovic in WTA Finals opener

SINGAPORE (AP) - A new venue, an injury-hit preparation and insults from a top sports official - none of it could stop Serena Williams' winning streak at the WTA Finals.

October 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Texans overwhelmed in 30-23 loss to Steelers

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Confident and in command, the Houston Texans appeared poised for the biggest win of Bill O'Brien's brief tenure.

October 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Spurs rally to beat Kings 106-99

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Jeff Ayres had 15 points and rookie Kyle Anderson added 14 points as the San Antonio Spurs overcame DeMarcus Cousin's 32 points and 11 rebounds to rally for a 106-99 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Monday night.

October 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Keselowski keeps title hopes alive at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) - Brad Keselowski refused to be knocked down - not by Matt Kenseth, who jumped him from behind after a disastrous race at Charlotte, and not by garage-wide condemnation over his post-race meltdown.

October 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lincecum waits his turn

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Lincecum walked silently through the bustling clubhouse before Saturday's workout and stuck his left arm straight out as he passed Jean Machi's locker, offering a friendly fist bump to the reliever.

October 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Manning breaks Favre’s TD mark at SF’s expense

DENVER (AP) - Peyton Manning's receivers played keep-away with his milestone memento and the NFL's new leader in career touchdown passes toyed with the San Francisco 49ers in the Denver Broncos' emphatic 42-17 victory Sunday night.

October 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Whitecaps and Earthquakes play to scoeless draw

SANTA CLARA (AP) - David Ousted made three saves and the Vancouver Whitecaps tied the San Jose Earthquakes 0-0 on Saturday night to regain sole possession of the fifth and final Western Conference playoff position.

October 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cards hand Raiders 12th straight defeat

OAKLAND (AP) - Carson Palmer made a triumphant return to Oakland.

October 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


KC Royals dependent on 3-headed bullpen monster

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Buck Showalter knew he was in trouble when the seventh inning rolled around and his Orioles were trailing the Kansas City Royals in Game 4 of the AL Championship Series.

October 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Oakdale fan returns ‘the ball’

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A lifelong San Francisco fan had a piece of team history in his hands Thursday night: the home run ball that sent the Giants to the World Series.

October 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rangers net 2 goals in 4 seconds to stun Sharks

NEW YORK (AP) - That was quick.

October 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Jacksonville finally wins

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The Jacksonville Jaguars are winless no more.

October 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Martin wins first PGA in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Ben Martin made a 45-foot eagle putt to regain the lead and finished with a 20-foot birdie putt for a 3-under 68 and his first PGA Tour victory Sunday in the Shriners Hospital for Children Open.

October 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Haas wins Greater Hickory Kia Classic

CONOVER, N.C. (AP) - Jay Haas became the 18th player to win a Champions Tour at 60 or older, closing with a 5-under 66 on Sunday for a two-stroke victory in the Greater Hickory Kia Classic.

October 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ilonen beats Stenson in World Match Play final

ASH, England (AP) - Mikko Ilonen defeated top-seeded Henrik Stenson 3 and 1 in the final Sunday to win the World Match Play Championship.

October 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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