SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The only thing that stopped Tim Lincecum from throwing his second complete game this season was a tiny blister forming on his middle finger.
NAPA (AP) - Ever since arriving in Oakland in April, Matt Flynn has proven on the practice field and in the meeting rooms that he is the most capable candidate to start at quarterback for the Raiders.
PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) - Adam Scott began the final major of the year with a tee shot deep into the trees. He ended the opening round of the PGA Championship by having to gouge out of deep rough. It was the golf in between that was some of the best he has ever played, even for an Australian with a green jacket.
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SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - Eddie Vanderdoes says he had four good reasons for deciding to attend UCLA shortly after committing to Notre Dame.
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - DeSean Jackson caught Michael Vick's pass over the middle, took a couple steps and braced himself for a hit that Kurt Coleman never delivered.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Cornerback Eric Wright has joined the San Francisco 49ers after all.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - Manny Pacquiao will be coming off the longest layoff of his incredible career when he steps back into the ring in Macau in November.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Colin Kaepernick has learned a thing or two from Peyton Manning.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Corky Miller got a chance to play a major league game in front of his sons on Wednesday, and the journeyman catcher made the most of the opportunity.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Norichika Aori drove in two runs, Khris Davis hit a home run and the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the San Francisco Giants 6-1 on Wednesday night.
PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) - Here they are again, back at the top of the world rankings.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Seven-time major league All-Star Dave Parker is dealing with Parkinson's disease.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick said Thursday that he has been fined $10,000 by the NFL for the pink "Beats by Dre" brand name headphones he wore around his neck after Sunday's game.
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Landon Donovan set U.S. national team and Major League Soccer records for goals and assists, scored in a signature stoppage-time moment that lifted America to a first-place finish in a World Cup group for the first time in 80 years and won five MLS titles - with a sixth still possible.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - As Bruce Miller swung away and trash-talked linebacker Dan Skuta from across the locker room pingpong table, Jim Harbaugh emerged to officiate.
ALAMEDA (AP) - As a coaching disciple of Bill Parcells, Oakland Raiders interim coach Tony Sparano has long believed that a powerful offense starts with a strong running game.
HOUSTON (AP) - Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson should be arrested anew after admitting during his court appearance on a child abuse charge that he had "smoked a little weed" while out on bond, Texas prosecutors said Thursday.
ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders placed starting middle linebacker Nick Roach on season-ending injured reserve Wednesday after he was unable to recover from a concussion in the preseason.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Even in his late 30s and a year removed from a devastating ankle injury that cut short his 2013 season in Atlanta, Tim Hudson pictured himself pitching at a high level again.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett, facing surgery for a torn labrum in his left hip that caused him to miss most of the last three months of the season, has retired at 34, ending a 14-year career that included two World Series championships.
The AFC South pretty much has been the province of the Colts and Texans in recent years. Even though Houston fell apart last season, it's not a big surprise it has emerged as the only challenger to Indianapolis in the division this year.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have found the offensive balance that helped the team reach the NFC championship game in each of the past three seasons.
NEW YORK (AP) - NFL owners spent five hours discussing the league's personal conduct policy, domestic violence and discipline for misbehavior during their fall meetings Wednesday.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Diego Valeri scored twice and Donovan Ricketts had his fifth shutout of the season to help the Portland Timbers beat San Jose Earthquakes 3-0 on Wednesday night.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Changing cast, same old hit show for the St. Louis Cardinals.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Matt Adams could barely contain his enthusiasm - and he didn't really try, either. He thrust both arms in the air while still in the batter's box and added a couple of big hops to his home run trot as he approached first base.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants are on another October roll in their every-other-year pattern of postseason success.