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Red Sox’s Valentine: Threat to punch radio host was just a joke

SEATTLE (AP) - Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine insisted Wednesday he wasn't serious when he threatened to "punch" a radio talk-show host in the mouth.

September 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Cowboys romp past Giants to open season

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - The Dallas Cowboys waited all year for another shot at the New York Giants. When they got it in the 2012 season opener, they were ready.

September 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Hill, Kubel lift D-backs over Giants in 11

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Aaron Hill had a career-high five hits and Jason Kubel tripled home the tiebreaking run in the 11th inning to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks over the San Francisco Giants 8-6 on Tuesday night.

September 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


A’s bats go silent in defeat to Angels

OAKLAND (AP) - Zack Greinke pitched seven sharp innings to win his third consecutive start and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Oakland Athletics 6-1 on Tuesday night.

September 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Newly signed Haggans joins 49ers practice

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Clark Haggans joined the San Francisco 49ers at practice Tuesday pledging to hit the ground running with a team that fits the rugged style he has established throughout a 13-year NFL career.

September 04, 2012 | | Pro Sports


McClain looks to be more vocal for Raiders

ALAMEDA (AP) - Rolando McClain is working on making himself more of a vocal presence around the Oakland Raiders defense.

September 04, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Sports news briefs

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September 04, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Raiders sign veteran CB Joselio Hanson

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders completed their offseason overhaul of the cornerback unit Monday by signing recently released Joselio Hanson and cutting 2011 third-round pick DeMarcus Van Dyke.

September 03, 2012 | | Pro Sports


SF 49ers place linebacker Haralson on injured reserve

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers are down a key member of their talented defense heading into Week 1 after placing outside linebacker Parys Haralson on season-ending injured reserve Monday.

September 03, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Scutaro, Posey rally Giants past D'backs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Marco Scutaro hit an RBI single in the 10th inning after Buster Posey's tying double in the ninth, and the San Francisco Giants rallied to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-8 on Monday.

September 03, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Pistorius moves to diffuse Paralympics blades row

LONDON (AP) - After years as the poster boy of the Paralympics, a chastened Oscar Pistorius moved Monday to defuse the row that threatens to blemish the clean-cut image he forged during a protracted struggle for acceptance within his sport.

September 03, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Lance Armstrong's titles? Whole era is worthless

PARIS (AP) - It surely would be have been more useful for his sport if Tyler Hamilton hadn't waited until this week to tell us what he knows about doping in the Lance Armstrong era.

September 03, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Rodriguez holds off Contador in grueling Spanish Vuelta climb

CUITUNIGRU, Spain (AP) - Joaquin Rodriguez is in prime position to win the Spanish Vuelta after holding off Alberto Contador on Monday during the most demanding leg of the race.

September 03, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Chris Iannetta's 3 hits lead Angels to break A’s 9-game win streak

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Chris Iannetta hit a two-run homer in a three-hit day, Vernon Wells had a solo shot and RBI single, and the Los Angeles Angels snapped the Oakland Athletics' season-best nine-game winning streak with an 8-3 win Monday.

September 03, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Tiger Woods now first $100 million man in golf

NORTON, Mass. (AP) - Tiger Woods has become the first $100 million man on the PGA Tour.

September 03, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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A’s pen falters late

CHICAGO (AP) - Everything was going just fine for the Oakland Athletics. And then?

September 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers CEO wants to give McDonald ‘due process’

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York said Tuesday that he will let "due process take its course" before deciding whether to discipline Ray McDonald after the defensive tackle was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence.

September 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Seahawks No. 1 in AP Pro32

The Seattle Seahawks didn't need a "Fail Mary" to beat the Green Bay Packers in Week 1.

September 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


WR Kassim Osgood re-signs with 49ers after getting waived

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Wide receiver Kassim Osgood was out of work over the weekend and that's just fine with him. He's been around long enough to understand the business side of football.

September 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US beats Slovenia to reach semis at worlds

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - James Harden and Stephen Curry went into halftime with no points and no panic.

September 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Goodell says NFL didn’t see video before this week

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - As questions arose about how the NFL investigated domestic violence allegations against Ray Rice, Commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday the league asked for, but was not given, video showing the ex-Ravens running back punching his then-fiancee on an elevator.

September 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Mercury crush Sky in Game 2 of Finals

PHOENIX (AP) - Brittney Griner shook off two blows to the face to finish with 19 points, Diana Taurasi added 18 and the Phoenix Mercury made it two straight routs in the WNBA Finals with a 97-68 win over the Chicago Sky on Tuesday night.

September 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Petit tosses 4-hit gem

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Yusmeiro Petit pitched a four-hitter for his second career complete game, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-1 on Tuesday night.

September 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s get back in the swing

CHICAGO (AP) - Josh Donaldson checked out the video and figured out the problem. The quick fix led to a big night.

September 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


MLB clarifies home plate collision rule

NEW YORK (AP) - Major League Baseball sent a memo to teams and umpires clarifying this year's experimental rule intended to limit collisions at home plate, saying runners should not be called safe if the ball clearly beats them.

September 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers answer skeptics with stellar defense

SANTA CLARA (AP) - So much for all that talk of distractions, letdowns and doubts surrounding San Francisco's longtime dominant defense. One impressive first-half sequence handled all of that.

September 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers release RB LaMichael James

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Running back LaMichael James was released by the San Francisco 49ers on Monday.

September 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders lose battle of trenches in opener to Jets

ALAMEDA (AP) - The offseason plans to beef up both lines are still a work in progress for the Oakland Raiders.

September 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NFL notes

Ray Rice cut after release of video: BALTIMORE (AP) - Ray Rice was let go by the Baltimore Ravens on Monday and suspended indefinitely by the NFL after a video was released showing the running back striking his then-fiancee in February.

September 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Stafford brilliant in Lions’ opener

DETROIT (AP) - Matthew Stafford improvised brilliantly on two early touchdown passes to Calvin Johnson, and Detroit beat the New York Giants 35-14 on Monday night in Jim Caldwell's first game as Lions coach.

September 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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