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Young Giants fan sends money to Jacobs to stay

SANTA CLARA (AP) - New 49ers running back Brandon Jacobs received a letter this week from a 6-year-old Giants fan named Joseph that included $3.36 in cash from the boy's piggy bank - the child's contribution to try to keep Jacobs in New York with the reigning Super Bowl champions.

June 07, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Cain wins 6th straight start as Giants beat Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Matt Cain didn't flinch, whether it was dealing with the four errors committed by his teammates or facing a bases-loaded situation with no outs.

June 07, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Crisp leads Athletics past Rangers

OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics leave town feeling a whole lot better than they did when they arrived at home just four days ago.

June 07, 2012 | | Pro Sports


National League capsules

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Dee Gordon hit a go-ahead single to back Chris Capuano and the Los Angeles Dodgers held on to beat the struggling Philadelphia Phillies 6-5 on Wednesday night.

June 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


American League Capsules

DETROIT (AP) - Michael Brantley hit a three-run homer after a Detroit error kept a first-inning rally going, and Johnny Damon added a two-run single and an impressive catch in left field to help the Cleveland Indians to a 9-6 victory over the Tigers on Wednesday night.

June 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Coughlin gets contract extension from Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - The oldest coach to win a Super Bowl will get at least three more shots at adding to his total.

June 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


49ers giving quartet a two-way look

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco's Will Tukuafu has spent most of his football life chasing down running backs. The 49ers hope he can now help Frank Gore and the rest of their backfield handle other defensive linemen with the same agenda.

June 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Celtics return home with chance to close out Heat

BOSTON (AP) - LeBron James saw his share of disappointment in Boston when he was with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

June 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Nadal improves to 50-1 at French Open; Ferrer next

PARIS (AP) - It was about time Rafael Nadal faced some sort of test at the French Open.

June 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Bartolo Colon shuts down powerful Rangers

OAKLAND (AP) - Yoenis Cespedes finished a home run shy of hitting for the cycle, drove in a run and scored and Bartolo Colon pitched eight scoreless innings, leading the Oakland Athletics past the Texas Rangers 2-0 on Wednesday night.

June 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Blanco, Bumgarner lead Giants to 6-5 win

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Madison Bumgarner was feeling pretty lucky on Wednesday.

June 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


I'll Have Another made 4-5 favorite to win Belmont

NEW YORK (AP) - I'll Have Another went into lockdown on Wednesday, moving into a secured barn shortly after the colt was made the early 4-5 favorite to win the Belmont Stakes in his quest to become the 12th Triple Crown champion and first in 34 years.

June 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Bradley to make most of chance against Pacquiao

LAS VEGAS (AP) - He's a vegan in a sport where meat is king, a thinking man's fighter in a game that embraces brawlers. Timothy Bradley never wavered in his chase for boxing glory, even when his bank account was down to $11 and there was no guarantee he would ever be on the big stage.

June 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Reece brings unique skill set to Raiders offense

ALAMEDA (AP) - Coach Dennis Allen has firsthand knowledge of what challenges Marcel Reece can give opposing defenses because he has the speed and hands of a receiver while playing fullback for the Oakland Raiders.

June 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Devils avoid elimination, beat Kings on late goals

LOS ANGELES (AP) - When Adam Henrique decided to face playoff elimination by shaving his beard into a bristly mustache, the New Jersey Devils realized their remarkable rookie isn't exactly buckling under the pressure of the Stanley Cup finals.

June 06, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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Ovechkin nets 50th goal

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Alex Ovechkin became the 11th player in NHL history to score 50 or more goals in a season five times, and the Washington Capitals kept their slim playoff hopes alive by beating the slumping St. Louis Blues 4-1 on Tuesday night.

April 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Can Scott be great again?

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Adam Scott is relishing every part of being Masters champion.

April 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


U.S. women move on after coach’s exit

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) - Abby Wambach quickly dismissed any notion that players on the U.S. women's soccer team were behind the surprise firing of coach Tom Sermanni.

April 08, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s ruin home opener for Twins with victory

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Oakland Athletics can win a lot of different ways, as evidenced by their two-year hold on the AL West division title.

April 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Morse, Hudson gear up for AT&T debut

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Michael Morse is counting on a comeback season, and the San Francisco Giants fully expect their new left fielder to bring life to a lineup that sure could use some added power.

April 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rain washes out first day at Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - The first full day at the Masters turned out to be a short one Monday.

April 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


UConn back in title game, beats Stanford

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Connecticut Huskies are back in a very familiar position, undefeated and playing for a national championship.

April 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Holiday, Rapinoe lead US to 2-0 win over China women

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) - The thunder rumbled near the stadium and pelting sleet began to fall, sending the U.S. players scurrying for cover.

April 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Thompson wins Kraft Nabisco

RANCHO MIRAGE (AP) - Lexi Thompson left Michelle Wie behind Sunday - off the tee and on the leaderboard in the Kraft Nabisco Championship.

April 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hornqvist helps Predators puts dent in SJ title plans

SAN JOSE (AP) - A night after giving San Jose an opening to the Pacific Division title by winning in Anaheim, the Nashville Predators might have closed it up again by beating the Sharks.

April 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Jones’ playoff chip-in wins Houston Open

HUMBLE, Texas (AP) - Matt Jones told his caddy he was about to make a 42-yard chip-in on the first playoff hole at the Houston Open.

April 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rain postpones NASCAR race

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - On a day when the weather was more suitable for ducks than racing, the Sprint Cup Series at Texas Motor Speedway became NASCAR's first rainout of the season.

April 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kemp, Ramirez hit 2 HRs each as LA beats San Francisco

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Matt Kemp hit his first two home runs at Dodger Stadium since late in 2012 and Hanley Ramirez slugged his first two homers this season, helping Los Angeles beat the San Francisco Giants 6-2 Sunday night to avoid a three-game sweep.

April 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Gutierrez uninjured after scary crash

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) - Medical tests have shown Sauber driver Esteban Gutierrez escaped without injuries after his frightening accident in Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix, when his car flipped over in a collision.

April 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Mavericks defeat Sacramento

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Monta Ellis scored eight of his 23 points in the fourth quarter and the Dallas Mavericks kept their playoff position with their third straight win, a 93-91 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday.

April 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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