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Serena beats Venus at US Open to extend her Slam bid

NEW YORK (AP) - If Serena Williams would feel sympathy for any opponent standing in the way of her pursuit of tennis' first true Grand Slam in 27 years, it might very well be her sister Venus.

September 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Mickelson given spot on Presidents Cup golf team

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Phil Mickelson kept alive a streak and earned a footnote in Presidents Cup history Tuesday when he was selected to play on his 21st consecutive U.S. team.

September 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Raiders hope coach Jack Del Rio changes pattern of losing

OAKLAND . (AP) - The Oakland Raiders have had eight coaches, 18 starting quarterbacks and one all-too-familiar result for the past 12 seasons.

September 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


After year of change, 49ers move on under Jim Tomsula

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jim Tomsula has been tested so many times already as a first-year NFL coach.

September 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Serena vs Venus with Slam bid on line

NEW YORK (AP) - So there's at least one person with zero interest in watching the Williams sisters play each other in the U.S. Open quarterfinals tonight, with Serena's bid for a calendar-year Grand Slam on the line.

September 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Doolittle’s 1-2-3 9th closes out A’s win over Astros

OAKLAND. (AP) - For Sean Doolittle, closing out a one-run victory against a division leader in September after an injury-shortened season meant the world.

September 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Giants bats quiet again, Leake takes another defeat

PHOENIX (AP) - Mike Leake still is looking for his first win as a San Francisco Giant.

September 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Carl Edwards takes Southern 500 title

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) - Joe Gibbs couldn't help but beam about this team victory: Carl Edwards drove superbly, crew chief Darian Grubb made stellar calls with his car two laps down and the No. 19 crew got the car out of the pits in first when it counted most.

September 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


New buzz terms: ‘step kick,’ ‘win probability’

NEW YORK (AP) - If you're dizzy from "Deflategate," take heart. It's time to talk football and put aside all that hot air.

September 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Fowler rallies to win Deutsche Bank

NORTON, Mass. (AP) - Rickie Fowler delivered all the right shots Monday at the Deutsche Bank Championship, and then he delivered some champagne.

September 07, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Texas school district suspends players after they hit referee

MARBLE FALLS, Texas (AP) - A San Antonio school district has suspended two football players from the team after one of them ran into the back of a referee watching a play and the other dove into the official, the district's athletic director said Sunday.

September 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Stenson takes the lead at Deutsche Bank

NORTON, Mass. (AP) - One 3-wood quickly put Henrik Stenson into the mix at the Deutsche Bank Championship. Another one helped to give him the lead.

September 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Serena beats Keys to set up US Open QF vs. Venus

NEW YORK (AP) - No need for any extra practice after this performance by Serena Williams.

September 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


49ers acquire center Easton from Ravens for draft pick

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have acquired center Nick Easton from the Baltimore Ravens for an undisclosed draft pick, giving the team a backup to Marcus Martin.

September 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Ex-Australian rugby league star makes 49ers

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jarryd Hayne made his way to the San Francisco waterfront with his visiting mother and sisters then waited for word. When 15 minutes went by after the deadline for NFL roster cuts Saturday, he finally dialed his agent and found out the thrilling news: He made the 49ers' 53-man roster.

September 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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Pirates Starling Marte suspended 80 games

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Pittsburgh Pirates All-Star outfielder Starling Marte has been suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug.

April 18, 2017 | | Pro Sports


MLB receives overall C+ in racial, gender hiring practices

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - As Major League Baseball celebrates the 70th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier, a diversity report finds that the league ...

April 18, 2017 | | Pro Sports


When Stephen Curry sees Mark Few, it’s fond NCAA memories

OAKLAND (AP) - Mark Few watched the Golden State Warriors practice Tuesday as they prepared for Game 2 of their playoff series against Portland, and the ...

April 18, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Carr clarifies comments about ‘true’ Raiders fans & team move

ALAMEDA (AP) - Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is clarifying comments he made about how fans who won't support the team after it moves from Oakland ...

April 18, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Game 2: Portland’s Nurkic out Warriors’ Durant questionable

OAKLAND (AP) - The Golden State Warriors figured out how to win during a long stretch without Kevin Durant once. Now they might have to do ...

April 18, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Bulls take 2 game lead over Celtics

BOSTON (AP) - Jimmy Butler scored 22 points, Rajon Rondo finished one rebound shy of a triple-double and the Chicago Bulls beat the Boston Celtics 111-97 ...

April 18, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Raiders begin offseason as lame ducks in Oakland

ALAMEDA (AP) - Three weeks after the team's move to Las Vegas was approved by the NFL, the Raiders began preparations for the 2017 season ...

April 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Griffin sharp in return to Oakland as Rangers top A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - A.J. Griffin pitched six scoreless innings in his return to the Oakland Coliseum, Nomar Mazara had two hits and three RBIS, and ...

April 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Kansas frosh Jackson declares for NBA draft

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Josh Jackson declared for the NBA draft on Monday after one of the best freshman seasons in Kansas history, one marked by ...

April 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Luck offers no timetable for return from surgery

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Andrew Luck was eager to get back to work Monday. He's still not sure when he'll be start throwing passes.

April 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Oakland’s Graveman goes on DL, Semien headed for wrist surgery

OAKLAND (AP) - Right-hander Kendall Graveman was placed on the 10-day disabled list Monday by Oakland with a strained right shoulder, and the Athletics also announced ...

April 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Steve Johnson wins US Men’s Clay Court title

HOUSTON (AP) - Steve Johnson fought through late cramps to win the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship, beating Brazil's Thomaz Bellucci 6-4, 4-6 ...

April 16, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Stephen Ames wins first PGA Tour Champions title

DULUTH, Ga. (AP) - Stephen Ames hadn't won a tournament in eight years, so he knew it was critical to keep his cool.

April 16, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Wesley Bryan takes RBC Heritage in homecoming

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - Wesley Bryan remembers pestering players with a lot of crazy questions at Harbour Town Golf Links as he followed ...

April 16, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Giants put outfielder Parker on DL with broken collarbone

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jarrett Parker was placed on the 10-day disabled list by the San Francisco Giants on Sunday, a day after he broke his ...

April 16, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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