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49ers’ defense looks to rebound

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco defense dearly misses the menacing presence of suspended pass-rushing specialist Aldon Smith, and it better get used to it.

September 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Grand jury to weigh in on Stewart’s case

The decision whether to charge three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York will be up to a grand jury.

September 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Mayor: Talked to 6 possible Hawks owners

ATLANTA (AP) - Mayor Kasim Reed said Tuesday he has already talked with six potential buyers of the Atlanta Hawks and expects a sale of the team to move quickly after racially charged comments by owner Bruce Levenson and general manager Danny Ferry.

September 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


MLB capsules

BALTIMORE (AP) - The Baltimore Orioles moved to the brink of claiming their first AL East title in 17 years, using a resilient pitching performance by Wei-Yin Chen to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-2 Monday night.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Diamondbacks knock off Giants 6-2

PHOENIX (AP) - The San Francisco Giants lost their third consecutive game when Mark Trumbo hit a grand slam to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 6-2 victory Monday night.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders embarrassed after 0-2 start

ALAMEDA (AP) - After an offseason overhaul that brought on board veteran players with playoff pedigrees, the Oakland Raiders were optimistic for a turnaround after back-to-back four-win seasons.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US basketball reigns in Spain, awaits Rio Olympics

MADRID (AP) - It feels like so long ago, though it's been only a decade.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Woods says strength is back, but not swing

WINDEMERE, Fla. (AP) - Tiger Woods is too busy in the gym to find a new swing coach, or even swing a golf club.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Harbaugh: McDonald’s legal process must play out

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh insisted Monday that public pressure will not sway his decision to play Ray McDonald during an investigation into the defensive lineman's arrest on suspicion of domestic violence.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


AP Source: Raiders to sign WR Vincent Brown

ALAMEDA (AP) - A person familiar with the deal says the Oakland Raiders have reached an agreement to sign free agent receiver Vincent Brown.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Vikings bring back Peterson despite child abuse charge

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Vikings have seen the details. They have seen photos of the injuries that Adrian Peterson's 4-year-old son suffered at the hands of the star running back. They have a history of punishing players who have run into trouble with the law.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bears claw their way back

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Down big, Jay Cutler kept his poise on the road while Colin Kaepernick struggled in prime time.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Homer runs from Moss, Fuld helps A’s extend wildcard lead

SEATTLE (AP) - Jon Lester could not find his command. There was no one pitch he could lean on or one side of the plate he could hit with any consistency.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Watt’s TD catch fuels Texans win

OAKLAND (AP) - J.J. Watt has spent his NFL career disrupting offenses, batting down passes and piling up sacks.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Dodgers beat SF behind Kershaw

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly entered the eighth inning planning to take out Clayton Kershaw after the first batter. The left-hander retired Joe Panik on one pitch, and as Mattingly walked to the mound, he noticed Kershaw shaking his head and waving him back to the dugout.

September 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Hertl, Grosenick lead Sharks

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - San Jose rookie goalkeeper Troy Grosenick stopped everything the Carolina Hurricanes threw at him in a 2-0 win on Sunday.

November 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kim wins Lorena Ochoa Invitational

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Christina Kim won the Lorena Ochoa Invitational on Sunday for her first LPGA Tour title in nine years, beating Shanshan Feng in a playoff after losing a five-stroke lead.

November 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Gay gets $40M, 3-year extension

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Sacramento Kings and forward Rudy Gay have agreed to a $40 million, three-year contract extension that runs through the 2017-18 season, a person with knowledge of the deal said Sunday.

November 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Double dose of NFC West for NY Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - The NFL is giving the New York Giants a rare chance for a do-over.

November 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Opportunity to get right for Bolts, Raiders

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Reinforcements have arrived for the San Diego Chargers, who also are getting some help from the schedule-makers.

November 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rex Ryan fined $100,000 for profanities

NEW YORK (AP) - New York Jets coach Rex Ryan has been fined $100,000 for his postgame use of profanity that was picked up on video last Sunday.

November 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rookie Chris Borland making big plays for the 49ers Defense

SANTA CLARA (AP) - As one of the smallest kids with five brothers growing up in Ohio, Chris Borland learned to protect himself at an early age.

November 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Winless Raiders search for inspiration

ALAMEDA (AP) - While the Oakland Raiders stretched before the start of practice, a voice could be heard over the usual musical soundtrack on the loudspeaker.

November 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Clayton Kershaw, Mike Trout win MVP awards

NEW YORK (AP) - For once, Clayton Kershaw was glad to see a long shutout streak end.

November 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors snap 2-game skid, beat Nets

OAKLAND (AP) - Klay Thompson scored 25 points, Draymond Green had 17 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, and the Golden State Warriors snapped a two-game losing streak by beating the Brooklyn Nets 107-99 on Thursday night.

November 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Niemi keys Sharks’ win over Lightning

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Antti Niemi provided some offense in addition to stopping the puck.

November 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Federer thrashes Murray at ATP Finals

LONDON (AP) - Roger Federer blew away Andy Murray 6-0, 6-1 to finish the ATP Finals round-robin unbeaten, and hand Murray his worst defeat in seven years in front of his home crowd on Thursday.

November 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lee scores at buzzer, Grizzlies beat Kings

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Courtney Lee scored on a lob pass as time expired to cap a furious fourth-quarter rally, and the Memphis Grizzlies came from 26 points down to beat the Sacramento Kings 111-110 on Thursday night.

November 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tannehill rallies Dolphins past Bills

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - When Miami Dolphins rookie receiver Jarvis Landry dived into the end zone for a fourth-quarter touchdown, he was just getting started. A replay review upheld the score, and Landry then sprinted up and down the sideline in a celebration of redemption.

November 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Aldon Smith prepares for post-suspension return

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Aldon Smith wore a big grin beneath his facemask, even when linebackers coach Jim Leavitt good-naturedly let him have it after the ball didn't wind up in his hands during one drill.

November 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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