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Wheeler wins again, Mets end 3-game skid

OAKLAND (AP) - The New York Mets still consider themselves a contender in the NL East chase even with a daunting deficit to make up over the final month.

August 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


WR Stevie Johnson adds depth to 49ers

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Wide receiver Stevie Johnson hopes the 49ers have to give up a third-round draft pick next year.

August 20, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Gloomy night at Wrigley

CHICAGO (AP) - Anthony Rizzo slammed a two-run homer, Tsuyoshi Wada pitched five strong innings, and the Chicago Cubs beat the San Francisco Giants 2-0 on Tuesday night in a game that was halted after 4 1/2 innings because of unplayable field conditions following rain at Wrigley Field.

August 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Dawson eager to straighten out kicks

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Phil Dawson converted 49 of his 50 pregame kicks, even a pair of 58-yard field goals going from each direction. That's about as accurate as San Francisco's veteran place kicker has been in recent years.

August 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tricking out stadiums with Wi-Fi, LED

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Lining the brightly lit hallways of Populous, one of the leading architectural firms behind college sports, there are hundreds of scale models and graphic renderings of college football stadiums in various stages of renovation and construction.

August 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Browns not ready to name starting QB

CLEVELAND (AP) - Browns coach Mike Pettine isn't quite ready to name his starting quarterback. Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel haven't convinced him they deserve the job.

August 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Buckeyes’ Miller out for season

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio State star quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the 2014 season, dealing a severe blow to the fifth-ranked Buckeyes' national title hopes.

August 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders still waiting for Hayden to get healthy

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen said Tuesday the team will decide by next week whether cornerback DJ Hayden is healthy enough to start the season on the active roster or if he will go on the physically unable to perform list.

August 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Indians sign Atchison for next season

CLEVELAND (AP) - The Cleveland Indians have signed veteran right-handed reliever Scott Atchison to a contract for next season.

August 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pirates activate OF McCutchen off disabled list

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Andrew McCutchen's fractured rib is healed. The reigning National League MVP is hoping his return will have the same effect on the reeling Pittsburgh Pirates.

August 19, 2014 | | Pro Sports


When will the racing world see Tony Stewart next?

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - There are hundreds of guidebooks on how to handle grief, how to navigate the emotional suffering that follows a significant loss.

August 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Neymar scores twice in return; Suarez debuts

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Luis Suarez and Neymar played their first match since their memorable exits from the World Cup on Monday, with the Brazil star scoring two goals to help Barcelona rout Mexican champion Leon 6-0 in a preseason friendly at Camp Nou.

August 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rafa Nadal pulls out of U.S. Open

Reigning champion Rafael Nadal pulled out of the U.S. Open because of an injury for the second time in three years Monday, leaving Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer as the men to beat at the year's last Grand Slam tournament.

August 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pryor making good 1st impression

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - With one designed rollout and sprint to the end zone, Terrelle Pryor showed why the Seattle Seahawks sacrificed a late-round draft pick to add another quarterback.

August 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Carr returns after concussion

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Oakland Raiders rookie quarterback Derek Carr returned to practice three days after being knocked out of a preseason game with a concussion and sore ribs.

August 18, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Ishikawa’s blast sends SF to Series

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Call it the Shot That Shook the Bay.

October 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


World Series: Perfect Royals vs tested Giants

Lorenzo Cain gearing up to run on Buster Posey. Pablo Sandoval trying to launch long balls, Alex Gordon banging into walls chasing them. Madison Bumgarner and James Shields starting big games, with lights-out bullpens poised to close 'em.

October 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner wins NLCS MVP

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The big man they call MadBum is a playoff MVP.

October 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tavares scores in shootout, lifts Islanders

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) - John Tavares scored the decisive goal of the shootout and the New York Islanders remained unbeaten with a 4-3 win over the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night.

October 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rangers hire Pirates’ Jeff Banister as new manager

The Texas Rangers hired Pittsburgh Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister as their new manager.

October 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants closer to World Series berth

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Buster Posey and the Giants already know how to win in October - even without all this help from the St. Louis Cardinals.

October 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hapless Jets face Patriots

BARRY WILNER

October 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Royals ride 11-game win streak to WS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - James Shields led thousands of fans in a celebratory chant. Lorenzo Cain pranced along the warning track, cradling his newborn son. Ned Yost finally allowed himself to smile.

October 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Teletovic leads Nets to win over Kings

BEIJING (AP) - Mirza Teletovic scored 22 points to lead the Nets to a 129-117 overtime preseason victory over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday, as Brooklyn swept a pair of exhibition games in China between the teams.

October 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


DJ Hayden starts practices with Raiders

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland cornerback DJ Hayden practiced for the first time since breaking his foot in June, a potential boost for the Raiders' struggling defense.

October 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wainwright confident he made key adjustments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Adam Wainwright is determined to forget about his frustrating October outings and get back to the dominant postseason pitcher he used to be.

October 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kaepernick’s fine cut in half

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick's $11,025 fine from the NFL for what a game official called "inappropriate language" during the 49ers' loss to the Chicago Bears last month was cut in half Wednesday.

October 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Favre’s record on Peyton Manning’s back burner

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Even though he's just two touchdown throws shy of Brett Favre's NFL record of 508, Peyton Manning isn't getting caught up in history, and neither are his teammates.

October 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


After triumphant return, Palmer wants practice

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Three days after his triumphant return against the Washington Redskins, Carson Palmer was looking forward to practice.

October 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Redskins’ RG3 practices, will reclaim starting job

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) - Robert Griffin III returned to practice Wednesday for the Washington Redskins, and coach Jay Gruden confirmed that the third-year quarterback will regain the starter's job this season.

October 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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