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49ers pleased with Smith's progress at LB

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers figured they were in for a long term project when they selected Missouri defensive end Aldon Smith with the No. 6 pick in the 2011 draft.

October 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Spread offense taking hold for No. 25 UCLA, ready for Cal

BERKELEY . (AP) - First-year coach Jim Mora figured it would take some time before No. 25 UCLA looked polished running the spread offense, and he's still not sure the Bruins are there.

October 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


49ers return home against two-faced Buffalo Bills in showdown this Sunday

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - NaVorro Bowman and Patrick Willis will harass the quarterback. The defense will probably force a turnover. Frank Gore will run for around 100 yards and Alex Smith will protect the ball.

October 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


SPORTS HISTORY

1922: Players prepare for football practice by pulling weeds

October 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Dusty Baker back in Bay Area managing Reds

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Minus his old signature toothpick, Cincinnati's Dusty Baker leaned against the batting cage intently watching his players just as he did for a decade managing the Giants.

October 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Athletics sweep Rangers to win AL West on last day

OAKLAND (AP) - Same chaotic, champagne dance-party scene in the clubhouse just two days later. New T-shirt: AL West champions.

October 03, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Los Angeles Dodgers beat Giants to end season

LOS ANGELES (AP) - With nothing at stake in the last game of the season, many teams' aces would take the day off. Not Clayton Kershaw.

October 03, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Tigers' Cabrera wins 1st Triple Crown in 45 years

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Miguel Cabrera became the 15th player to win baseball's Triple Crown on Wednesday night, the reluctant superstar thrust into the spotlight after joining an elite list that includes Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams and Lou Gehrig.

October 03, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Reds' Cueto will start Game 1 against SF

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker confirmed Wednesday that right-hander Johnny Cueto will start the opener of the NL division series against San Francisco.

October 03, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Giants Buster Posey wins NL batting title with .336

LOS ANGELES (AP) - San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey won the National League batting title with a .336 average on Wednesday.

October 03, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Los Angeles Dodgers beat Giants to end season

LOS ANGELES (AP) - With nothing at stake in the last game of the season, many teams' aces would take the day off. Not Clayton Kershaw.

October 03, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Giants dash Dodgers’ playoff hopes

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Dodgers were eliminated from playoff contention, their wild-card hopes dashed Tuesday night with a 4-3 loss to Barry Zito and the San Francisco Giants.

October 02, 2012 | | Pro Sports


A's forge 1st-place tie with win over Rangers

OAKLAND (AP) - After erasing what once appeared to be an insurmountable deficit, it has come down to this for the Oakland Athletics - one game against the Texas Rangers to decide the AL West title.

October 02, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Heyward-Bey back at practice for Raiders

ALAMEDA (AP) - Wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey practiced for the first time Tuesday since being hospitalized by a helmet-to-helmet hit as the Oakland Raiders worked on fixing their problems during the bye week.

October 02, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Kaepernick makes his way onto field in key moments

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Every week, 49ers tight end Vernon Davis anxiously awaits the game plan offensive coordinator Greg Roman is conjuring up. For Davis, Roman's creativity has stood out since his arrival as part of Jim Harbaugh's staff prior to last season.

October 02, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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Pacers get Stuckey for 1 year

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Indiana Pacers blew Lance Stephenson a kiss goodbye and jumped on Rodney Stuckey to fill the void.

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Griner blossoming in WNBA after 1st year

PHOENIX (AP) - After a tough first season in the WNBA, Brittney Griner is blossoming into the player everyone thought she would be, all the while embracing her status as a role model for gay youth.

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Mother of 2 makes NFL cheerleading at age 40

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - She hadn't done splits and high kicks since her cheerleading days in high school, but 40-year-old dance instructor Kriste Lewis set a lofty goal: to try out for the New Orleans Saints cheerleading squad, known as the Saintsations.

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Durant, Rousey win top athlete honors at ESPYs

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kevin Durant won two ESPY Awards, including male athlete of the year, and mixed martial arts star Ronda Rousey earned female athlete honors, becoming the first UFC fighter to claim a trophy in the biggest category at the show honoring the year's best performances Wednesday night.

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Jeter, Trout lead AL All-Stars

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Derek Jeter soaked in the adulation from fans and players during one more night on baseball's national stage, set the tone for the American League with a pregame speech and delivered two final All-Star hits.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wolves, Warriors restart Love talks

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Minnesota Timberwolves and Golden State Warriors have reopened trade talks for All-Star forward Kevin Love, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lew Wolff willing to re-examine new Oakland ballpark

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Athletics owner Lew Wolff is willing to re-examine whether it would make sense to build a new ballpark at the site of Oakland Coliseum.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


British Open: a new golf course, a new Tiger Woods

HOYLAKE, England (AP) - Tiger Woods was an hour into his practice round Tuesday at the British Open when he stood on the fifth tee with a foreign object in his hand.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Nibali favorite to win Tour de France

BESANCON, France (AP) - With defending champion Chris Froome and two-time winner Alberto Contador out of the race, the path is wide open for Vincenzo Nibali to become the first Italian to win the Tour de France since the late Marco Pantani in 1998.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Dwyane Wade re-signs with Miami Heat

Dwyane Wade is staying with the Miami Heat, and his latest deal is designed to give both the player and the only franchise he's ever known some flexibility in the coming years.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Contador looks to Vuelta after Tour exit

MADRID (AP) - Former Tour de France champion Alberto Contador does not need surgery on his injured right leg and hopes to defy his doctors by racing in next month's Spanish Vuelta.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Saints confirm multiyear deal with Graham

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans Saints on Tuesday confirmed a multiyear contract with Jimmy Graham, ending a protracted holdout for the star tight end.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s relish in the All-Star spotlight

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Oakland had a major league-high six players selected for the All-Star game, plus a seventh in recently acquired right-hander Jeff Samardzija, who would've been included on the NL side had he remained with the Chicago Cubs.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Selig says Rose could play All-Star role in 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Pete Rose may have a role to play in next year's All-Star game in Cincinnati despite his lifetime ban from baseball.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


MLB appoints Billy Bean consultant for inclusion

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The burden of being gay became too great for Billy Bean to bear during his playing career, so he quit rather than seek support for his secret.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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