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Wallace getting a chance to compete for backup QB job

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Seneca Wallace stepped on the practice field for the first time with the San Francisco 49ers on Friday as the most experienced quarterback on the roster.

August 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Gaffney puts baseball aside to return to Stanford

STANFORD (AP) - Every time Tyler Gaffney attended a Stanford practice last year, Coach David Shaw teased his former running back that he had one year of eligibility remaining.

August 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Murray aims to defend 1st major title

NEW YORK (AP) - Andy Murray chuckled as he explained the very best part about owning a pair of Grand Slam titles, one from the U.S. Open last year, the other from Wimbledon last month.

August 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Helio ready to go in Sonoma after scary crash

SONOMA (AP) - After Tony Stewart wrecked his NASCAR season by breaking his leg in a sprint car crash, Helio Castroneves admits he wondered whether it was such a good idea to drive a Brazilian stock car on an unfamiliar street course in the middle of the IndyCar season.

August 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Kuchar leads after short day at Barclays

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - Matt Kuchar made the most of his short day at The Barclays.

August 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Busch dominates Bristol to win Nationwide race

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) - The crowd showered Kyle Busch with boos Friday night as he celebrated yet another Bristol Motor Speedway win in Victory Lane.

August 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Michael sparks Seattle in win over Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks' offensive juggernaut hit a speed bump at Lambeau Field.

August 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Pirates come out swinging, beat Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Garrett Jones and Jordy Mercer homered, Jose Tabata hit a three-run double, and the NL Central-leading Pittsburgh Pirates beat the San Francisco Giants 10-5 on Thursday night.

August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Raiders to get 1st game look at 1st-round pick

OAKLAND (AP) - D.J. Hayden finally gets the chance to answer the critics who thought the Oakland Raiders made a risky bet when they drafted him 12th overall in April.

August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


49ers sign quarterback Wallace to one-year deal

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have added another quarterback to the competition to be Colin Kaepernick's backup, signing nine-year veteran Seneca Wallace to a one-year contract Thursday.

August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Sean Doolittle gets lesson on Gen. James Doolittle

ALAMEDA (AP) - Sean Doolittle tugs gently on his bushy red beard and soaks in a history lesson as he strolls in silence along the 872-foot wooden flight deck of the USS Hornet. He checks out old war planes while gazing at spectacular views of San Francisco and the bay, then climbs dozens of stairs to take a turn in the ship's "air boss" seat.

August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Ryan Braun finally admits drug use in 2011

A month after acknowledging only that he made "mistakes," Ryan Braun admitted taking performance-enhancing drugs during his NL MVP season of 2011.

August 22, 2013 | By HOWIE RUMBERG AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


A year after trade, Red Sox, Dodgers both better

BOSTON (AP) - Don't expect a sentimental reunion when Boston plays the Los Angeles Dodgers this weekend and visits former Red Sox Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and the injured Josh Beckett.

August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Giants OF Torres goes on DL with Achilles strain

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Giants outfielder Andres Torres was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday because of a strained left Achilles' tendon and might not return this season.

August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Dodgers' Wilson makes return from elbow surgery

MIAMI (AP) - Former All-Star closer Brian Wilson acknowledged feeling butterflies in the bullpen as he warmed up Thursday, which was understandable since he hadn't pitched in 16 months.

August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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US women draw 1-1 with China in Brazil tournament

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) - The United States women's soccer team conceded a second-half equalizer to draw 1-1 against China in the opening match of the International Tournament of Brasilia on Wednesday.

December 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Oregon State hires Gary Andersen

Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen unexpectedly stepped down Wednesday to become head coach at Oregon State.

December 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Colin Kaepernick working on how he answers media

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Unexpectedly cheerful and far more chatty than the norm, Colin Kaepernick insisted he takes every part of his job seriously and is working at giving more thoughtful public responses even after poor performances.

December 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Owners approve new personal conduct policy

IRVING, Texas (AP) - NFL owners moved quickly and unanimously Wednesday to change the league's personal conduct policy. Now the question is how, or whether, the players' union responds.

December 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Heisman finalists headline awards

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - Alabama and Oregon are the top two seeds in the inaugural College Football Playoff. But first, their star players are up for several major awards.

December 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rivera: Anderson replacing Newton at QB vs. Bucs

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Panthers coach Ron Rivera wants Cam Newton to get some rest and not worry about football.

December 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


5 conferences comfortable with 4 CFP slots

NEW YORK (AP) - Five power conferences. Four spots in the College Football Playoff.

December 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors release new arena renderings

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Golden State Warriors have released new renderings for their planned San Francisco arena after the last design became an Internet punchline for its resemblance to a toilet.

December 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Oregon State hires Gary Andersen

Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen unexpectedly stepped down Wednesday to become head coach at Oregon State.

December 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bryant heats up late, Lakers rally past Kings

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kobe Bryant scored nine of his 32 points in the final 3:14, leading the Los Angeles Lakers' fourth-quarter comeback for a 98-95 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night.

December 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pavelski nets two in Sharks’ victory

SAN JOSE (AP) - Joe Pavelski scored two goals and the San Jose Sharks bounced back from a loss at Edmonton by beating the Oilers 5-2 in the back end of a home-and-home set Tuesday night.

December 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Short stay: A’s deal Samardzija to ChiSox

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Jeff Samardzija has played for Notre Dame and the Cubs and now will get to pitch for the White Sox.

December 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers activate LB Bowman

SANTA CLARA (AP) - NaVorro Bowman realizes that just by strapping on a helmet again and stepping onto the practice field he could provide the San Francisco 49ers and their defense a serious emotional lift when they desperately need one.

December 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Panthers’ Newton no man of steel

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Panthers quarterback Cam Newton suffered fractures to his lower back in a two-car crash Tuesday and will spend the night in the hospital, a team spokesman said Tuesday.

December 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cooper looks to get hands on Heisman

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama receiver Amari Cooper blew past the defensive back on a deep post, and his offensive coordinator didn't even wait until the ball was in the air to celebrate.

December 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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