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August 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Chiefs’ Smith gets to square off against ex team

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Alex Smith treads carefully when subject of the San Francisco 49ers is broached. He politely talks about the positive days he spent with them, and then seems to usher along the conversation whenever their divorce is brought up.

August 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Jenkins not concerned about preseason slow start

SANTA CLARA, (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers don't seem too concerned with wide receiver A.J. Jenkins' slow start to the preseason.

August 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Freiman, Gray help A’s beat Astros 5-0

OAKLAND, (AP) - Sonny Gray has been hearing the comparisons since his high school days in Tennessee. The references to Tim Hudson, another right-hander with a slight build and a big arm.

August 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Nationals’ win streak ends, 4-3 to Giants

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Washington homestand that began with three losses to Atlanta was about to culminate in a six-game winning streak and the Nationals at .500 for the first time since mid-July.

August 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


MLB to expand instant replay in 2014

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Calling it a historic moment, Commissioner Bud Selig said Thursday that Major League Baseball plans to expand its video review process next season, giving managers a tool they've never had in an effort to dramatically reduce the number of incorrect calls made in games.

August 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ Reid a hit in camp

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Hitting and tackling is not allowed during team drills for the San Francisco 49ers, so Eric Reid practices proper technique by driving his body through a makeshift punching bag with the other defensive backs.

August 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


PGA champ back on New York rooftops

NEW YORK (AP) - The last time Jason Dufner was on a Manhattan rooftop, he was down on one knee proposing to his future wife.

August 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Cards rookie Mathieu will start Saturday

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The "Honey Badger" is about to get his first NFL start.

August 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


COMMENTARY: ON THE FRINGE

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) - Imagine how different it might have been for Tiger Woods if not for one perfect shot.

August 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


A’s drop 2nd straight to Astros in 11

OAKLAND, (AP) - In a span of 24 hours Chris Young came within inches of giving the Athletics a pair of walkoff wins.

August 15, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Giants come up short in 6-5 loss to Nationals

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hunter Pence had just sent a liner into the gap in left-center, and as he headed toward second base he figured the San Francisco Giants had completed a ninth-inning comeback against the Washington Nationals.

August 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Altidore's hat trick leads US to 4-3 win vs Bosnia

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) - Jozy Altidore scored a hat trick Wednesay to lead an impressive second-half comeback by the United States, which scored all of its goals in the second half to beat Bosnia-Herzegovina 4-3 in a friendly in Sarajevo and extend its record winning streak to 12 games.

August 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


49ers defense eager to face Chiefs QB Alex Smith

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Over all those years and thousands of practice snaps, the stingy San Francisco defense never got to put a hit on Alex Smith.

August 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


49ers defensive lineman Dobbs suspended for Week 1

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Demarcus Dobbs said he agrees with the NFL's decision to suspend him for one game without pay for a violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy that happened last season.

August 14, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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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


A’s bullpen fails again

CHICAGO (AP) - Eric O'Flaherty wasn't able to help the Oakland Athletics' ailing bullpen.

September 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Josh Hamilton out again for Angels

CLEVELAND (AP) - Josh Hamilton's sore right shoulder is better, but not improved enough to get him back on the field.

September 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Serena not yet thinking about 22 Grand Slam titles

NEW YORK (AP) - Serena Williams is building a new house, complete with a karaoke room and a purse room for her "bag problem."

September 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cilic tops Nishikori for 1st Slam title

NEW YORK (AP) - Marin Cilic was barred from last year's U.S. Open during a doping suspension he still says was unjust.

September 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


MLB capsules

AMERICAN LEAGUE

September 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rook, Tigers tame Giants

DETROIT (AP) - Detroit rookie Kyle Lobstein earned his first major league win, and Miguel Cabrera homered for the third time in two days in the Tigers' 6-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Sunday night.

September 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pen blows it for A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - A day after a dramatic comeback victory, the Oakland Athletics had quite the letdown.

September 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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