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QB Alex Smith returns to Bay Area to face old team

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Alex Smith was booed so many times on his home field at Candlestick Park, he has no idea how he might be received by the old fans when he runs out with the Chiefs to face the 49ers on Sunday.

October 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


After 1 great game, 49ers defense looks to build

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco's once-dominant defense is beginning to rediscover the swagger that has defined this unit in recent years.

October 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Nats face playoff- seasoned Giants

WASHINGTON (AP) - The San Francisco Giants and Washington Nationals both missed the postseason last year. That's pretty much where the similarities end heading into Friday's NL Division Series opener.

October 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sharks try to move past playoff collapse

SAN JOSE (AP) - As much as the San Jose Sharks may try to put last season's playoff collapse behind them, there will be constant reminders all season long.

October 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cruz, Hardy HRs carry Orioles past Tigers 12-3

BALTIMORE (AP) - The way Nelson Cruz and the Baltimore Orioles are hitting this season, it may not matter much who pitches for the other guys.

October 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders WR Rod Streater out for at least 8 weeks

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders' Rod Streater will miss at least the next eight weeks after being placed on the injured reserve list with a designation to return.

October 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kershaw vs. Wainwright in stellar NLDS matchup

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The last time the Los Angeles Dodgers faced the St. Louis Cardinals in the playoffs, Clayton Kershaw had a terrible outing and the Dodgers were bounced out of the postseason.

October 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Peppers gets pick 6, Packers rout Vikings

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - The Green Bay Packers kept scoring on a rainy Thursday night.

October 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors’ Andrew Bogut hoping for a healthy season

OAKLAND (AP) - Andrew Bogut saw Marreese Speights driving to the rim during a pickup game at the Golden State Warriors' practice facility a couple weeks ago and never second-guessed what to do next.

October 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US women’s basketball team set to take on France

ISTANBUL (AP) - Maya Moore and her U.S. teammates know what's at stake now. A loss and their world championship run would be over.

October 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Moustakas’ HR in 11th puts Royals past Angels

ANAHEIM (AP) - Mike Moustakas homered leading off the 11th inning, and the Kansas City Royals kept rolling in their first postseason in 29 years with a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels in the AL Division Series opener Thursday night.

October 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Strasburg to face Peavy at home in Game 1 of NLDS

WASHINGTON (AP) - Stephen Strasburg grew up in San Diego, admiring then-Padres star Jake Peavy. They've become friends, working out together in the offseason, chatting, trading texts.

October 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sparano meets with Raiders before bye

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders interim coach Tony Sparano met with his players for the first time since replacing the fired Dennis Allen, then sent them off for a four-day weekend.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Back where he started

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Alex Smith arrived in San Francisco with the pressure of being the No. 1 overall draft pick. He got called a draft bust, then turned the tide to win back those same fans who had booed him out of Candlestick Park.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Packers heavy favorites tonight

You might say the Minnesota Vikings are pondering a quarterbacking dilemma.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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LeBron blasts critics on social media after winning NBA title

CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James ended his social media blackout by throwing a knockout punch at his critics.

June 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Lynx visit Sparks in undefeated battle

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - When the Minnesota Lynx visit the Los Angeles Sparks tonight, it will be just another regular-season game for two teams with championship aspirations.

June 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


LeBron, Cavaliers bring title home

CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James stepped off the plane and into a blizzard of red-and-gold confetti before hoisting the Larry O'Brien trophy. It gleamed in ...

June 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


US: Facing Argentina, Messi in Copa semis not overwhelming

HOUSTON (AP) - American players maintained over and over that playing Argentina and Lionel Messi in a Copa America semifinal on Tuesday night was a big ...

June 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Giants looking like threats for another even-year run

Overshadowed again in a loaded National League, the San Francisco Giants have taken control of their division with a run that feels awfully familiar.

June 20, 2016 | NOAH TRISTER | Pro Sports


Sharks head into offseason with few needs

SAN JOSE (AP) - When general manager Doug Wilson entered last offseason he had a long list of needs after the San Jose Sharks missed the ...

June 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Disappointed Warriors vow to get back to Finals

OAKLAND (AP) - Draymond Green wants to maintain the momentum from a special season that fell short by competing in the Rio Olympics. Klay Thompson plans ...

June 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Appeals dismissed, Jones & Wood to miss Copa semifinal

HOUSTON (AP) - The U.S. Soccer Federation's appeals of a red card given to midfielder Jermaine Jones and a yellow card assessed to forward ...

June 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Late goal gives San Jose draw with Orlando City

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Shea Salinas scored on the last touch of the game in the fourth minute of stoppage time to give San Jose a ...

June 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Sei Young Kim wins Meijer in playoff

BELMONT, Mich. (AP) - Sei Young Kim won the Meijer LPGA Classic on Sunday for her second victory of the year, beating Carlota Ciganda with a ...

June 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Dustin Johnson wins Oakmont, first major title

OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) - Dustin Johnson had everything going his way Sunday in the U.S. Open.

June 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


James wins NBA Finals MVP for 3rd time

OAKLAND (AP) - LeBron James is a champion again, and the NBA Finals MVP again.

June 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Sam Hornish Jr. wins Xfinity race in Iowa

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) - Sam Hornish Jr. won three IndyCar championships and an Indianapolis 500 before fading into obscurity as a NASCAR driver.

June 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Surkamp pitches better, but A’s struggle in loss

OAKLAND (AP) - Erik Surkamp and Liam Hendriks gave the Athletics bullpen a well-deserved day off. On a day the Oakland offense was virtually non-existent, a ...

June 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Belt homers, Giants finish sweep of Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The way the San Francisco Giants are playing lately, even a sloppy defensive performance couldn't cool off the NL West ...

June 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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