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Protecting against sacks key for 49ers

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Alex Smith and the San Francisco 49ers understand the value of taking a sack.

September 21, 2012 | | Pro Sports


49ers Cap

SAN FRANCISCO (2-0) At MINNESOTA (1-1)

September 21, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Raiders Cap

PITTSBURGH (1-1) At OAKLAND (0-2)

September 21, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Raiders continue to work Huff at cornerback

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland free safety Michael Huff says he isn't sure where he'll be lining up when the Raiders come out on defense against Pittsburgh on Sunday.

September 21, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Thompson remains on top in Alabama

PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Defending champion Lexi Thompson shot a 3-under 69 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead into weekend play in the Navistar LPGA Classic.

September 21, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Giants S Phillips fined $30,000 for roughness

NEW YORK (AP) - Safety Kenny Phillips has been fined $30,000 by the NFL for unnecessary roughness, one of four New York Giants disciplined for their conduct in last Sunday's win over Tampa Bay.

September 21, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Barkley keeps USC's focus on Cal Berkeley, not rankings

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Matt Barkley apparently figured one way he could help Southern California bounce back from a disheartening loss at Stanford was with an unusual blast of bravado.

September 21, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Melky Cabrera disqualified from NL batting title

NEW YORK (AP) - Melky Cabrera ended the debate over whether a suspended drug cheat should be able to win a batting title. The San Francisco outfielder asked Major League Baseball officials to disqualify him and on Friday they agreed.

September 21, 2012 | | Pro Sports


For rebuilding Vikings, 49ers offer example

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Vikings are in the early stage of their plan to return to perennial playoff contention with a team supporting a power running game with smart, productive passes and backs that up with a stingy, turnover-forcing defense.

September 21, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Oakdale flusters Manteca from service line

Oakdale made quick work of Manteca at Winter Gym on Wednesday, sweeping in three (25-13, 25-11, 25-11) behind potent serving.

September 19, 2012 | Jonamar Jacinto | Pro Sports


Wondolowski lifts Earthquakes to draw with Timbers

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Chris Wondolowski scored two goals in the second half, including the tying goal in stoppage time, to lift the San Jose Earthquakes to a 2-2 draw with the Portland Timbers on Wednesday night.

September 19, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Raiders add CB Brandian Ross to beat-up secondary

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders made moves to bolster their banged-up secondary on Wednesday by signing cornerback Brandian Ross from Green Bay's practice squad and giving starting free safety Michael Huff work at cornerback in practice.

September 19, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Michael Crabtree motivates offense with challenge

SANTA CLARA (AP) - It was a natural moment for Michael Crabtree to address his 49ers teammates - on his 25th birthday last Friday.

September 19, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Flags by replacements, regular refs about same

NEW YORK (AP) - The numbers say there isn't much difference in the NFL with replacement officials. Comments from players and coaches say otherwise.

September 19, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Woods & McIlroy meet again with more at stake

ATLANTA (AP) - With every week, and every win, Rory McIlroy gets a new moniker. Two-time major champion. The world No. 1. Heir apparent. The latest nickname was courtesy of none other than Tiger Woods.

September 19, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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Diaz shoots 62 to lead Marathon Classic by 4

SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) - Laura Diaz got off to a surprising start at the Marathon Classic.

July 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Germany takes No. 1 soccer ranking; US is No. 15

ZURICH (AP) - Germany climbed to No. 1 in the FIFA rankings Thursday after winning the World Cup, and the United States fell two places to 15th despite reaching the round of 16.

July 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


CBS won’t dictate use of Redskins name on the air

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - CBS won't dictate to its announcers whether or not to use the nickname of Washington's NFL franchise during televised games this season.

July 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers sign Staley to 2-year extension

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers showed off their new home in style Thursday while quietly making a move to protect quarterback Colin Kaepernick's blindside.

July 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bay Area boasts 2 playoff hopefuls

OAKLAND (AP) - The small-budget Oakland Athletics are baseball's best team at the break in a division featuring some of the sport's highest-paid stars. The San Francisco Giants are right in the chase for the NL West title despite recent stumbles.

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors, Brandon Rush agree to 2-year deal

OAKLAND (AP) - Brandon Rush and the Golden State Warriors are headed for a reunion.

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sharks re-sign defensemen Demers, Doherty

SAN JOSE (AP) - The San Jose Sharks have re-signed defensemen Jason Demers and Taylor Doherty.

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A new generation emerging at golf’s oldest major

HOYLAKE, England (AP) - Even when he's not the favorite, Tiger Woods is still the show at the British Open.

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Talansky’s tenacity on show in Tour Stage 11

OYONNAX, France (AP) - Sitting on a roadside guard rail, wincing and rubbing his lower back, Andrew Talansky looked ready to quit the Tour de France in the middle of Stage 11. The Tour's Web site and French TV commentators said his race was over. So did some English-language Twitterati.

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hornets land SG Stephenson

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Lance Stephenson is bringing his swag to Charlotte.

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pacquiao returns to ring vs Algeri Nov.22 in Macau

Associated Press

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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


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