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Petit nearly perfect as Giants beat D-Backs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - One more strike. Another couple of feet on a line drive.

September 07, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Costa Rica beats US 3-1 in World Cup qualifying

Johnny Acosta and Celso Borges scored as Costa Rica burst ahead in the first 9 minutes, Joel Campbell added a goal on a late counterattack, and the Ticos beat the visiting United States 3-1 in a World Cup qualifier Friday night at San Jose.

September 07, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Sports news briefs

• SERENA BACK IN U.S. OPEN FINAL: NEW YORK (AP) - At the end, and only at the very end, did Serena Williams face anything resembling a challenge in her U.S. Open semifinal. Six times, Williams was a single point from winning. Six times, she failed to come through. All that did, of course, was delay the inevitable. On match point No. 7, Williams delivered a 107 mph service winner, then let out two shouts, a mixture of relief and rejoicing after a 6-0, 6-3 victory over fifth-seeded Li Na of China that put the defending champion back in the ...

September 07, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Raiders enter Year 2 of rebuilding

OAKLAND - Reggie McKenzie has spent most of his first two years as Oakland Raiders general manager tearing down a team mired in years of struggles.

September 06, 2013 | By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


Broncos again class of AFC West

Shaun Phillips joined the Denver Broncos after a decade of jawing with them as a member of the San Diego Chargers. He wants to show both his new team and his old one that he still has plenty of sacks left in him.

September 06, 2013 | By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer | Pro Sports


Goldschmidt has 2 hits, 2 RBIs in D-backs' 4-2 win

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Paul Goldschmidt broke out of a slump with two hits and two RBIs to help the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Francisco Giants 4-2 on Thursday night.

September 05, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Peacock sharp in Astros' 3-2 win over A's

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Jose Altuve had two hits and drove in a run to back a stellar outing by Brad Peacock, and the Houston Astros beat Oakland 3-2 on Thursday night to knock the Athletics out of first place in the AL West.

September 05, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Manning's 7 TDs lead Broncos past Ravens 49-27

DENVER (AP) - Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos waited eight long months, then another 33 minutes, to get the season started.

September 05, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Raiders seek leadership, sacks from Lamarr Houston

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Lamarr Houston's time in the shadows of the Oakland Raiders defensive line is over.

September 05, 2013 | | Pro Sports


New 49ers kicker Phil Dawson ready to start fresh

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Phil Dawson has been to Candlestick Park for numerous kicking workouts to try to learn the stadium's tricky wind. He has hit it off with his teammates and begun to settle into life in the Bay Area - his first major move in more than a decade.

September 05, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Sacramento Kings hire Chris Mullin as adviser

The Sacramento Kings on Thursday hired Hall of Famer Chris Mullin as an adviser to owner Vivek Ranadive and general manager Pete D'Alessandro.

September 05, 2013 | By ANTONIO GONZALEZ AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


Curry back in basketball mode after busy summer

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Stephen Curry shot for two days this week before he noticed a new plaque hanging above the court at the Golden State Warriors' practice facility recognizing his NBA-record 272 made 3-pointers last season. Then he looked at the area around the sign placed near the entrance to the locker room.

September 05, 2013 | | Pro Sports


2012 champ Murray loses US Open QF; Djokovic wins

NEW YORK (AP) - The earliest real signs of trouble for Andy Murray came in the 10th game of his U.S. Open quarterfinal. For 22 points stretched over 15 excruciating minutes Thursday, Murray's body language was as poor as his play.

September 05, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Williams nears 5th US Open, 17th Slam title in all

NEW YORK (AP) - When Serena Williams plays in the U.S. Open semifinals Saturday, her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, probably will pull out a pen and jot some notes in his ever-present black notebook.

September 05, 2013 | | Pro Sports


49ers determined to return to Super Bowl and win

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jim Harbaugh recently went back to reread Colin Kaepernick's goal sheet from 2012.

September 04, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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A’s pick Washington as third base coach

OAKLAND (AP) - Ron Washington is back in the dugout where he got his big league start as a coach, promoted to his old position as ...

August 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Valencia homers in 7-run 5th, A’s rally past Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) - Danny Valencia homered and Stephen Vogt doubled twice in Oakland's seven-run fifth inning, and the Athletics climbed out of a big hole ...

August 25, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Cotto-Alvarez bout Nov. 21

LOS ANGELES (AP) - If Miguel Cotto's fight with Saul "Canelo" Alvarez is anywhere near as difficult as the negotiations to get them in the ...

August 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


49er lineman picks off pass for 37-yard TD

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Long black hair swinging from his helmet, 303-pound defensive lineman Mike Purcell intercepted Dustin Vaughan's pass and returned it 37 yards ...

August 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


A’s score 7 in 7th for win

OAKLAND (AP) - Sean Doolittle's first appearance in nearly three months didn't go very well. Fresh off the disabled list, the Athletics closer lasted ...

August 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Wondolowski sparks Quakes

WASHINGTON (AP) - Chris Wondolowski scored his 12th goal of the season 4 minutes into the game and the San Jose Earthquakes beat Eastern Conference-leading D ...

August 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Pirates top San Francisco

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The San Francisco Giants had their chances, but just couldn't take advantage of their opportunities.

August 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Vikings rally after delay, top Raiders

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Charles Johnson and Chase Ford each caught touchdown passes in the second quarter for the Minnesota Vikings, who came back from an hour-plus ...

August 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


USC coach apologizes for behavior

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian apologized Sunday for his behavior and inappropriate language at a team event the night before.

August 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Travers next for Triple Crown winner

SAATOGA (AP) - Triple Crown winner American Pharoah is on his way to the Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course, where a sellout crowd is likely ...

August 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Love wins Wyndham while Tiger struggles

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Davis Love III's long victory drought is over. Tiger Woods will have to wait a while to get another chance.

August 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Bolt beats Gatlin for gold in 100 at worlds

BEIJING (AP) - A heart-stopper. A lean at the line. A next-to-nothing margin over a more-than-game challenger.

August 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


IndyCar driver Wilson in coma

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) - IndyCar driver Justin Wilson was in a coma and in critical condition after sustaining a head injury when he was hit ...

August 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Federer wins 7th Cincy title, Serena gets her 2nd

MASON, Ohio (AP) - Roger Federer jutted his right index finger toward the summer-blue sky to celebrate his latest Cincinnati title. He would have needed both ...

August 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Cowboys concerned with 49ers’ turf

OXNARD (AP) - Dallas owner Jerry Jones suggested Friday that the Cowboys could sit quarterback Tony Romo and other starters for a preseason game in San ...

August 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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