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Raiders: Ross will start for injured Branch

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland defensive back Brandian Ross made a fairly smooth transition from cornerback to safety this past offseason.

September 21, 2013 | | Pro Sports


American League capsules

BOSTON (AP) - Boston clinched its first postseason berth since 2009, beating Baltimore 3-1 on Thursday night behind John Lackey's two-hitter.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


National League capsules

PHOENIX (AP) - The Los Angeles Dodgers became the first team to clinch a postseason berth, wrapping up their first NL West title since 2009 when they rallied past Arizona 7-6 on Thursday behind two homers from Hanley Ramirez.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


A's lower magic number to 4 for AL West title

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Coco Crisp hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the eighth inning, and the Oakland Athletics lowered their magic number to clinch the AL West to four with a back-and-forth 8-6 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Bumgarner strikes out 10, Giants edge Mets 2-1

NEW YORK (AP) - Madison Bumgarner and the Giants felt right at home during the first leg of their extended stay in the Big Apple.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


NAPA dropping Waltrip after Richmond scandal

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - NAPA Auto Parts said Thursday it will end its multimillion-dollar sponsorship of Michael Waltrip Racing at the end of the year, the latest fallout from the team's attempt to manipulate a race to get Martin Truex Jr. into NASCAR's version of the playoffs.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Stenson opens with 64 to take lead at East Lake

ATLANTA (AP) - Henrik Stenson changed his attitude and chose a different target at the Tour Championship.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Hayden to get tested by Manning

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Oakland rookie cornerback D.J. Hayden has never played against Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. He figures the two will become well-acquainted Monday night in Denver.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


49ers determined to get the run going

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - No matter that opponents are stacking extra defenders next to the line of scrimmage. The San Francisco 49ers are determined to run the football successfully, a key element of their offense that has been missing through the first two weeks of the season.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


49ers' Smith responds to lawsuit alleging shooting

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Attorneys for San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith and former Niners tight end Delanie Walker have filed a response to a civil lawsuit filed by a Northern California man who says he was shot during a party at Smith's house.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Reid's return a success as Chiefs top Eagles 26-16

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The look was strange: Andy Reid in all red on the visitors' sideline.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Colts' new running back greeted by hoots, hollers

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Trent Richardson's new NFL home has all the features he's wanted.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Lawyer believes $765M concussion deal will succeed

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) - A lawyer who filed the first concussion lawsuit against the NFL believes the proposed $765 million settlement will go through, and lead to payments to injured players within 18 months.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Mayweather-Alvarez bout is richest fight ever

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s dominating win over Canelo Alvarez was the richest fight ever, a box-office smash at the arena and on television.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Jon Jones eyes crossover stardom after UFC 165

LOS ANGELES (AP) - On nights when Jon Jones' four daughters are in bed, when he's done with his training and video games and frequent trips to the gun range, the UFC's light heavyweight champion sometimes spends hours searching for answers online.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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ALCS Game 3 postponed because of rain

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The last two times the Kansas City Royals played a postseason game at home, rain fell after the final out. This time, it started well before the first pitch.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers throttle Rams for 3rd straight win

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers defense got beat early by unfamiliar plays and Austin Davis calling the signals.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sparano puts trust in Raiders rookie QB

ALAMEDA (AP) - Soon after taking over as interim coach of the Oakland Raiders, Tony Sparano had a simple message to deliver to quarterback Derek Carr: This is your team.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cardinals arrive at familiar AT&T Park for Game 3

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals arrived in the Bay Area ballpark they know so well in October and began preparing for the possibility of facing the Giants without star catcher Yadier Molina.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Diskerud aims for larger US role in next 4 years

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - Mix Diskerud is not planning on becoming the next Landon Donovan.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Diamondbacks hire Athletics bench coach Hale as manager

PHOENIX (AP) - Chip Hale spent 10 seasons in the Arizona Diamondbacks' organization, the final three as the major league third base coach. He also played at the University of Arizona and still lives in Tucson.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cardinals plan to keep catcher Molina active

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Yadier Molina still hopes to contribute in some capacity during the NL Championship Series, if his sore side allows it.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Postseason shines spotlight on managers’ moves

Ned Yost has the revved-up Kansas City Royals on track for their first World Series trip in 29 years. Still, in his first postseason as a manager, every choice he's made has been dissected - and, in many cases, flat-out destroyed.

October 14, 2014 | By HOWIE RUMBERG AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


Playoff committee cautious when talking football

By RALPH D. RUSSO

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Furyk looking ahead to Ryder Cup changes

SOUTHAMPTON, Bermuda (AP) - Jim Furyk thinks it's time for the Americans to think long term about the Ryder Cup.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Thunder prepare to play without MVP Kevin Durant

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - For the first time, the Oklahoma City Thunder will be forced to play without Kevin Durant for more than a handful of games.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Former champion Leon Spinks hospitalized

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks is in a Las Vegas hospital after a second operation for abdominal problems.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NFL capsules

SEATTLE (AP) - DeMarco Murray scored on a 15-yard run with 3:16 left and the Dallas Cowboys stunned the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks 30-23 on Sunday.

October 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wong homers in 9th, Cards edge Giants to tie NLCS

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Kolten Wong hit a leadoff home run in the bottom of the ninth inning and the resilient St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Francisco Giants 5-4 Sunday night, evening the NL Championship Series at one game apiece.

October 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors blitz Lakers early in 116-75 rout

ONTARIO (AP) - Stephen Curry scored 12 of his 25 points in the first 2 1/2 minutes, helping the Golden State Warriors get off to a fast start and beat the banged-up Los Angeles Lakers 116-75 in a preseason game Sunday night.

October 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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