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Wallace getting a chance to compete for backup QB job

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Seneca Wallace stepped on the practice field for the first time with the San Francisco 49ers on Friday as the most experienced quarterback on the roster.

August 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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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Indians’ Carrasco hit in face with line drive

CLEVELAND (AP) - Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco is being treated at a hospital for a bruised jaw after he was struck in the face by a line drive hit by Chicago's Melky Cabrera.

April 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Rough start for Moliotor, Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Twins have presented new manager Paul Molitor with quite a challenge after his first week of the regular season.

April 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


College bowl game payouts surpass $500m

Thanks to the College Football Playoff, bowl games paid more than a half billion dollars to conferences and schools last season, the largest payout ever and an increase of almost $200 million from the final season of the Bowl Championship Series.

April 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Rampone, Brian and Solo among those on US World Cup roster

U.S. women's national team coach Jill Ellis thinks her World Cup roster includes a good mix of veterans and newcomers.

April 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Hawks player blames NYC police for ‘significant injury’

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta Hawks player Thabo Sefolosha said Tuesday he is in "great pain" and blamed New York City police for causing a "significant injury" that knocked him out for the season.

April 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Rockies beat Giants to spoil SF’s home opener

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Colorado Rockies stood at the dugout rail and watched their division rival celebrate a third World Series championship in five years. Giants October ace Madison Bumgarner even mounted a horse to carry the flag around the outfield warning track.

April 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Butler’s 3-run homer helps A’s beat Astros 8-1

HOUSTON (AP) - Entering the season there were questions about the power in an Oakland lineup that had lost Yoenis Cespedes, Brandon Moss and Josh Donaldson in the last year.

April 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Klay Thompson scores 42, Warriors down Memphis 111-107

OAKLAND (AP) - Klay Thompson turned a meaningless game for the Golden State Warriors - and a huge one for the Memphis Grizzlies - into must-see TV for a moment.

April 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Casspi helps Kings beat Lakers 102-92

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Los Angeles Lakers are one loss away from the worst season in franchise history.

April 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Teams battle for NBA playoff berths

With two days left in the NBA's regular season, the playoffs virtually have already begun for a handful of teams.

April 14, 2015 | By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


Uncharted waters in San Jose

SAN JOSE (AP) - Instead of answering the annual questions about what it would take for San Jose finally to break through in the NHL playoffs, the Sharks are spending the start of this postseason facing even bigger questions.

April 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


AP writers like Curry for NBA MVP but split on champion

The final days of the NBA regular season have arrived with a few things still to be decided, such as a scoring champion and exactly who gets what seed in the respective brackets.

April 14, 2015 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Rod Thorn retiring as NBA President in August

NEW YORK (AP) - Rod Thorn returned to the NBA league office in 2013 with a commitment to stay two years.

April 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Games finishing faster — so far

Baseball games have indeed been finishing faster this year.

April 14, 2015 | By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer | Pro Sports


MLB Capsules

AMERICAN LEAGUE

April 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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