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New code: Players don’t defend dopers

NEW YORK (AP) - Protective no more, baseball players are downright disgusted these days with doping.

July 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Astros rally off Balfour for win over Athletics

HOUSTON (AP) - A's closer Grant Balfour hadn't blown a save all season, and his streak of 44 straight saves was an Oakland record and the sixth longest run in major league history.

July 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ sights set on Super Bowl win

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Much like when they came together for training camp last summer, the San Francisco 49ers return yet again determined to take another important step this season - from Super Bowl runner-up to champion.

July 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Pay raise for Pedroia

BOSTON (AP) - All-Star second baseman Dustin Pedroia is close to a contract that could keep him with the Boston Red Sox for his entire big league career.

July 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Sports news briefs

• Obama to salute Giants on World Series win: WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says President Barack Obama will honor the San Francisco Giants at a ceremony saluting their victory in the 2012 World Series. The team will visit the White House on Monday. The president will also honor the team for its community service work.

July 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Cousins gets 2nd shot with Team USA

LAS VEGAS (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins has everything USA Basketball is looking for in a big man.

July 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Reds rout Giants, Lincecum in series opener

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Bronson Arroyo pitched a seven-hitter for his sixth career shutout, beating Tim Lincecum and the San Francisco Giants 11-0 Monday night for his first victory at AT&T Park and No. 100 with the Cincinnati Reds.

July 23, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Reddick’s blast saves A’s from ‘ugly’ loss

HOUSTON (AP) - There was only one word to describe Oakland's play through four innings on Monday night against the Houston Astros.

July 23, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Mickelson chases career Grand Slam

GULLANE, Scotland (AP) - Phil Mickelson described his feelings toward links golf as a "hate-love" relationship, meaning he once dreaded coming over to the British Open for a brand of golf played only once a year.

July 23, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Brewers’ Braun busted

NEW YORK (AP) - Former National League MVP Ryan Braun was suspended without pay for the rest of the season and the postseason Monday, the first penalty from baseball's investigation of players reportedly tied to a Florida clinic accused of distributing performance-enhancing drugs.

July 23, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Wright fails physical; trade to SF voided

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Cornerback Eric Wright failed his physical with the San Francisco 49ers, nullifying a trade to bring him to Northern California from Tampa Bay.

July 23, 2013 | | Pro Sports


League, union may begin testing for HGH this fall

The NFL and players union are talking again about getting a test in place for human growth hormone as early as the upcoming season.

July 23, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Sports news briefs

• MEYER DISCIPLINES 4 BUCKEYES: COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio State coach Urban Meyer has disciplined four players for legal problems, including suspending leading-scorer Carlos Hyde from all team activities in the wake of an alleged assault against a female over the weekend in Columbus. In addition, star cornerback Bradley Roby, who was arrested in Indiana for an altercation with a security guard at a bar this past weekend, will not represent the Buckeyes at this week's Big Ten media days. He was one of the players initially selected to speak to reporters at the annual event. Freshmen recruits Marcus Baugh ...

July 23, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Giants drop Arizona series finale

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Buster Posey took off from first on Pablo Sandoval's sixth-inning double with what looked like a good chance of scoring the tying run.

July 21, 2013 | | Pro Sports


A career round gives Mickelson British Open title

GULLANE, Scotland (AP) - One of the greatest final rounds in a major. Two of the best shots he ever struck with a 3-wood. The third leg of the Grand Slam.

July 21, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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MLB clarifies home plate collision rule

NEW YORK (AP) - Major League Baseball sent a memo to teams and umpires clarifying this year's experimental rule intended to limit collisions at home plate, saying runners should not be called safe if the ball clearly beats them.

September 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers answer skeptics with stellar defense

SANTA CLARA (AP) - So much for all that talk of distractions, letdowns and doubts surrounding San Francisco's longtime dominant defense. One impressive first-half sequence handled all of that.

September 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers release RB LaMichael James

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Running back LaMichael James was released by the San Francisco 49ers on Monday.

September 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders lose battle of trenches in opener to Jets

ALAMEDA (AP) - The offseason plans to beef up both lines are still a work in progress for the Oakland Raiders.

September 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NFL notes

Ray Rice cut after release of video: BALTIMORE (AP) - Ray Rice was let go by the Baltimore Ravens on Monday and suspended indefinitely by the NFL after a video was released showing the running back striking his then-fiancee in February.

September 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Stafford brilliant in Lions’ opener

DETROIT (AP) - Matthew Stafford improvised brilliantly on two early touchdown passes to Calvin Johnson, and Detroit beat the New York Giants 35-14 on Monday night in Jim Caldwell's first game as Lions coach.

September 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s bullpen fails again

CHICAGO (AP) - Eric O'Flaherty wasn't able to help the Oakland Athletics' ailing bullpen.

September 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Josh Hamilton out again for Angels

CLEVELAND (AP) - Josh Hamilton's sore right shoulder is better, but not improved enough to get him back on the field.

September 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Serena not yet thinking about 22 Grand Slam titles

NEW YORK (AP) - Serena Williams is building a new house, complete with a karaoke room and a purse room for her "bag problem."

September 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cilic tops Nishikori for 1st Slam title

NEW YORK (AP) - Marin Cilic was barred from last year's U.S. Open during a doping suspension he still says was unjust.

September 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


MLB capsules

AMERICAN LEAGUE

September 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rook, Tigers tame Giants

DETROIT (AP) - Detroit rookie Kyle Lobstein earned his first major league win, and Miguel Cabrera homered for the third time in two days in the Tigers' 6-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Sunday night.

September 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pen blows it for A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - A day after a dramatic comeback victory, the Oakland Athletics had quite the letdown.

September 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Captain cool as always, Jeter honored by Yankees

NEW YORK (AP) - Standing on the field with a microphone, the end of his baseball career likely three weeks away, Derek Jeter remained as cool and collected as his play at shortstop over the past two decades.

September 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


‘D’ COMES UP BIG in ‘BIG D’

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers can put a tumultuous offseason behind them. They have a rusty Tony Romo to thank for making the opener a little easier.

September 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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