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A’s bow to King Felix in shutout

OAKLAND (AP) - Felix Hernandez struck out eight on opening day in his first start since signing a $175 million, seven-year contract in February, and the Mariners beat the reigning AL West champion Oakland Athletics 2-0 on Monday night.

April 02, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Giants in awe of Kershaw

LOS ANGELES (AP) - After an erratic first inning, Matt Cain settled down and tossed six scoreless innings for the San Francisco Giants.

April 02, 2013 | | Pro Sports


McKenzie’s man: Raiders acquire Flynn

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders are changing directions at quarterback once again.

April 02, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Harper homers twice

WASHINGTON (AP) – All it took was two at-bats on his first opening day in the majors for Bryce Harper to hit two homers - and hear some "M-V-P!" chants.

April 02, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Sports news briefs

• Oakland's top prospect in Stockton: STOCKTON – The Oakland Athletics announced its Opening Day roster for the Single-A Stockton Ports. The team includes several returning players from last season along with talented up-and-comers, including the Athletics Top Prospect infielder Addison Russell.

April 02, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Sandoval returns to lineup for Giants against A’s

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The status of San Francisco Giants slugger Pablo Sandoval for opening day is still a big question after he left Friday night's 3-1 victory against the Oakland Athletics with more discomfort in his irritated elbow.

March 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Buster Posey gets $167M, 9-year deal from Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - At age 26, Buster Posey can envision one day retiring with the San Francisco Giants.

March 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


A’s designate for assignment Barton, Blackley

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Oakland Athletics designated infielder Daric Barton and left-hander Travis Blackley for assignment on Friday.

March 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Walljasper, Sierra silence Weston Ranch

Sierra's Allie Walljasper was lights out from the circle during Thursday's Valley Oak League ballgame against visiting Weston Ranch.

March 29, 2013 | By JOHN JOEL GRIFFITHS Staff reporter | Pro Sports


Lincecum labors, Giants lose to A’s

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Back on the mound in his home ballpark, Tim Lincecum was still far from his old form.

March 29, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Niemi leads Sharks to win over Red Wings

SAN JOSE (AP) - Antii Niemi made 27 saves for his second shutout in two nights and the San Jose Sharks won their third straight game in regulation, beating the Detroit Red Wings 2-0 on Thursday.

March 29, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Cousins leads Kings past Suns

PHOENIX (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins put his full array of skills on display Thursday night.

March 29, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Giants extend deals for Sabean, Bochy through 2016 season

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The brains behind two of the last three World Series titles plan to stick together for at least another four seasons.

March 29, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Boxer Guerrero arrested on NY airport gun charges

NEW YORK (AP) - Boxer Robert Guerrero, a former featherweight champion, was arrested Thursday at New York's Kennedy Airport after police said he tried to take a gun on a plane.

March 29, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Heat start to move on after streak ends

Take heart, Heat. Look out, NBA.

March 29, 2013 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer | Pro Sports


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Talansky’s tenacity on show in Tour Stage 11

OYONNAX, France (AP) - Sitting on a roadside guard rail, wincing and rubbing his lower back, Andrew Talansky looked ready to quit the Tour de France in the middle of Stage 11. The Tour's Web site and French TV commentators said his race was over. So did some English-language Twitterati.

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hornets land SG Stephenson

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Lance Stephenson is bringing his swag to Charlotte.

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pacquiao returns to ring vs Algeri Nov.22 in Macau

Associated Press

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pacers get Stuckey for 1 year

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Indiana Pacers blew Lance Stephenson a kiss goodbye and jumped on Rodney Stuckey to fill the void.

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Griner blossoming in WNBA after 1st year

PHOENIX (AP) - After a tough first season in the WNBA, Brittney Griner is blossoming into the player everyone thought she would be, all the while embracing her status as a role model for gay youth.

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Mother of 2 makes NFL cheerleading at age 40

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - She hadn't done splits and high kicks since her cheerleading days in high school, but 40-year-old dance instructor Kriste Lewis set a lofty goal: to try out for the New Orleans Saints cheerleading squad, known as the Saintsations.

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Durant, Rousey win top athlete honors at ESPYs

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kevin Durant won two ESPY Awards, including male athlete of the year, and mixed martial arts star Ronda Rousey earned female athlete honors, becoming the first UFC fighter to claim a trophy in the biggest category at the show honoring the year's best performances Wednesday night.

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Jeter, Trout lead AL All-Stars

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Derek Jeter soaked in the adulation from fans and players during one more night on baseball's national stage, set the tone for the American League with a pregame speech and delivered two final All-Star hits.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wolves, Warriors restart Love talks

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Minnesota Timberwolves and Golden State Warriors have reopened trade talks for All-Star forward Kevin Love, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lew Wolff willing to re-examine new Oakland ballpark

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Athletics owner Lew Wolff is willing to re-examine whether it would make sense to build a new ballpark at the site of Oakland Coliseum.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


British Open: a new golf course, a new Tiger Woods

HOYLAKE, England (AP) - Tiger Woods was an hour into his practice round Tuesday at the British Open when he stood on the fifth tee with a foreign object in his hand.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Nibali favorite to win Tour de France

BESANCON, France (AP) - With defending champion Chris Froome and two-time winner Alberto Contador out of the race, the path is wide open for Vincenzo Nibali to become the first Italian to win the Tour de France since the late Marco Pantani in 1998.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Dwyane Wade re-signs with Miami Heat

Dwyane Wade is staying with the Miami Heat, and his latest deal is designed to give both the player and the only franchise he's ever known some flexibility in the coming years.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Contador looks to Vuelta after Tour exit

MADRID (AP) - Former Tour de France champion Alberto Contador does not need surgery on his injured right leg and hopes to defy his doctors by racing in next month's Spanish Vuelta.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Saints confirm multiyear deal with Graham

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans Saints on Tuesday confirmed a multiyear contract with Jimmy Graham, ending a protracted holdout for the star tight end.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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