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World cycling considers introducing doping amnesty

BRANDS HATCH, England (AP) - World cycling's governing body is considering an amnesty for riders and officials to confess to doping offenses, and says there is no plan to challenge the decision to strip Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles.

September 07, 2012 | | Pro Sports


New-look Raiders host Chargers

OAKLAND (AP) - From the Bay Area to down near the Mexican border, change has been the approach for two of California's NFL teams.

September 07, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Contrasting styles for SF 49ers, Green Bay Packers in opener

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Green Bay is Exhibit A in an NFL trend that emphasizes mesmerizing passing games above all else, and Aaron Rodgers nearly passed the Packers to an undefeated season in 2011.

September 07, 2012 | | Pro Sports


49er Record Cap

2011 RECORD VS. SPREAD - San Francisco 12-5-1; Green Bay 11-6

September 07, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic gets past del Potro to reach Open semis

NEW YORK (AP) - Locked in a taut, thrill-a-minute second set, Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro headed to a tiebreaker and produced a 20-stroke masterpiece of a point befitting a pair of past U.S. Open champions.

September 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy in tie for lead; Woods 1 behind

CARMEL, Ind. (AP) - Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy seem to be spending a lot of time together lately. That includes the top of a busy leaderboard at the BMW Championship.

September 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


49ers linebackers becoming NFL's elite unit

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Two are All-Pros. One was the runner-up for the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year. The other just received a new $44.5 million, six-year contract extension.

September 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Raiders get boost for receiving corps

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders' thin receiving corps got a boost Thursday when Denarius Moore returned to practice from an injury and the team signed Derek Hagan.

September 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Miller, Nelson among hoops Hall inductees

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - She was the first person he called after he got the call. And Cheryl Miller will be on stage to present her brother, Reggie, when he is inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

September 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Cahill carries no-hitter into 7th for D-backs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Trevor Cahill took a no-hitter into the seventh inning, helping the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Francisco Giants 6-2 Wednesday night in a game in which the benches cleared after a tag play at third base.

September 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


McCarthy struck by liner in A's loss to Angels

OAKLAND (AP) - Brandon McCarthy had just finished his delivery when Erick Aybar's line drive zipped back. It struck the Oakland Athletics pitcher in the head and knocked him to the ground in the fourth inning.

September 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


A's McCarthy hit by line drive in head vs. Angels

OAKLAND (AP) - Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy left in the fourth inning of Wednesday's 7-1 loss to the Los Angeles Angels after Erick Aybar's hard line drive ricocheted off the right-hander's head.

September 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Roddick's career ends with Open loss to del Potro

NEW YORK (AP) - More than an hour after hitting one last shot as a professional tennis player, then delivering one last, voice-wavering speech to an adoring U.S. Open audience, Andy Roddick exited the locker room one last time.

September 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Tyler Hamilton says book on Lance Armstrong provides relief

NEW YORK (AP) - At first, Tyler Hamilton was impressed with the power Lance Armstrong wielded in cycling circles, his ability to call the head of the international cycling federation at any time - and call him by his first name.

September 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


49ers begin season with big hopes for receivers

SANTA CLARA. (AP) - Randy Moss still carries himself with that same old swagger and avoids saying much about his NFL return after a year away. Mario Manningham has no qualms speaking out about how he wants to show the West Coast what he can do seven months after leading the New York Giants to a Super Bowl title.

September 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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AP source: Love to return as Ryder Cup captain

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Davis Love III is getting another shot as U.S. captain in the Ryder Cup.

February 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Chargers ‘keeping a close eye’ on LA developments

SAN DIEGO (AP) - With one eye on the developing NFL situation up the freeway in Los Angeles, the San Diego Chargers issued their sternest warning yet to City Hall in their long-running effort to get a new stadium.

February 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Yankees to retire numbers of Pettitte, Posada and Williams

NEW YORK (AP) - The Yankees are retiring the uniform numbers of Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada and Bernie Williams and will honor the trio with plaques in Monument Park this season along with Willie Randolph.

February 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Judge issues no-contact order against NASCAR’s Kurt Busch

DOVER, Del. (AP) - NASCAR driver Kurt Busch was ordered by a judge to stay away from his ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll and not communicate with her.

February 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Venus Williams beats player half her age at Dubai tournament

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Defending champion Venus Williams beat an opponent half her age on Monday, winning 6-1, 6-2 against 17-year-old Belinda Bencic of Switzerland in the first round of the Dubai Tennis Championships.

February 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Four Ripon wrestlers earn gold at TVL

Javier Hernandez (138 pounds), Gabe Barnett (152), Dyllan Heald (160) and Tristan Smith (285) brought home gold medals from the Trans Valley League wrestling championships on Saturday at Hilmar High School.

February 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Stamkos leads Lightning past San Jose Sharks

SAN JOSE (AP) - Steven Stamkos knew his team needed to start the first of a five-game road trip with plenty of energy.

February 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Snedeker wins Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH (AP) - Coming off the worst season of his career, Brandt Snedeker's mission was to become relevant again. He was eligible for only one major and none of the World Golf Championships, and he hated the idea of the world's best players competing without him.

February 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Lathrop defense tames Mustangs

Lathrop held visiting Oakdale to single digits in three periods Saturday and defeated the Mustangs 43-26.

February 15, 2015 | Dave Campbell | Pro Sports


West edges East in All-Star Game

NEW YORK (AP) - Mixing Broadway and basketball, this NBA All-Star Game was a West Side Story.

February 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Nishikori 3-peats as Memphis champ

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - All the big names from Bjorn Borg, Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe to Pete Sampras, Michael Chang and Andy Roddick are on the list of past champions.

February 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Gordon wins pole for his career final Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The qualifying session for NASCAR's biggest race of the year was lambasted by Tony Stewart as "a complete embarrassment" and called a "cute show" by Clint Bowyer.

February 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


US collects 5 medals at world championships

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) - Bode Miller crashing and slicing his leg in what possibly could be his last race. Lindsey Vonn breaking into tears with all the pressure weighing on her. Ted Ligety and Mikaela Shiffrin coming through with gold medals as expected.

February 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Drought prompts cancellation of World Cup event in Sierra

OLYMPIC VALLEY (AP) - Another dry winter in the Sierra Nevada has prompted the cancellation of World Cup skicross and snowboardcross races at the Squaw Valley resort in early March.

February 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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