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'Battle of the Sexes' resonates 40 years later

NEW YORK (AP) - The name itself struck an antagonistic tone: "Battle of the Sexes."

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


LA's Candace Parker wins WNBA MVP

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Sparks forward Candace Parker won the WNBA MVP on Thursday, making her the fifth player in league history to receive the award twice.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Oracle stays alive as America's Cup plods along

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An America's Cup that continues to see remarkable performances by fast, space-age catamarans is nonetheless plodding along because of a convergence of wind, tide and safety concerns.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Luck, Harbaugh share equal admiration, respect

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Andrew Luck played quite a role in landing the 49ers' Jim Harbaugh his first NFL coaching job. Harbaugh helped pave the path to the quarterback becoming the No. 1 overall pick by the Indianapolis Colts in last year's draft out of Stanford.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Raiders GM says vindication comes with playoffs

ALAMEDA (AP) - Reggie McKenzie heard all the preseason predictions from the pundits that had his Oakland Raiders pegged as one of the worst teams in the NFL.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


NFL ROUNDUP

BEREA, Ohio (AP) - Not long ago, Trent Richardson was viewed as a cornerstone for Cleveland's future.

September 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Sports news briefs

• Former heavyweight champion Norton dies: LAS VEGAS (AP) - He was the second man to beat Muhammad Ali, breaking Ali's jaw and sending him to the hospital in their 1973 heavyweight fight.

September 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


National League capsules

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Logan Forsythe and Rene Rivera delivered consecutive RBI singles in the ninth inning off Pittsburgh closer Mark Melancon and the San Diego Padres rallied for a 3-2 victory on Wednesday night.

September 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


American League capsules

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Desmond Jennings had an RBI single in the 12th inning and Tampa Bay took over the top spot in the AL wild-card race by beating Texas 4-3 on Wednesday night.

September 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Iguodala: Warriors aiming for 'more than' 50 wins

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry indicated the Golden State Warriors are aiming for 50 wins this season when he said earlier this month that there's a number that "has a five in front of it" written on a whiteboard inside the team's practice facility as a goal.

September 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Crisp, Cespedes hit homers in A's 5-4 loss

OAKLAND (AP) - Coco Crisp and Yoenis Cespedes again delivered for the Athletics. Oakland's usually reliable closer let an opportunity slip away.

September 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Cain throws gem, Giants' bullpen blows it vs. Mets

NEW YORK (AP) - Matt Cain is winless in three September starts despite a 1.29 ERA. That's the sort of season it's been for the San Francisco Giants and their All-Star right-hander.

September 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Marecic joins 49ers, reunites with Harbaugh

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Owen Marecic joined the San Francisco 49ers on Tuesday, signing a one-year contract two weeks after being released by the Cleveland Browns.

September 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Donaldson single in 9th lifts A’s to victory

OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics have that September swagger again.

September 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Angel Pagan’s big night leads Giants

NEW YORK (AP) - A big game for Angel Pagan left the San Francisco Giants lamenting where they might be in the standings if their leadoff hitter was healthy all season.

September 18, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Keuchel solid again to help Astros over A’s

HOUSTON (AP) - Expectations were high for the Oakland Athletics this year after three straight postseason appearances.

May 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors go small to overcome big deficit in Game 1

OAKLAND (AP) - Down big at home, the Golden State Warriors went small.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Raiders GM still considers Oakland top option

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Raiders owner Mark Davis walked into a makeshift Black Hole outside The Ritz-Carlton joining a throng of protesters, and vowed to do all he can to keep his team in Oakland. Even as he and Chargers owner Dean Spanos moved ahead on plans for a stadium project in Southern California.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Gray struggles in A’s loss

HOUSTON (AP) - Sonny Gray was less than his usually reliable self, and the struggling Oakland Athletics couldn't overcome it.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Furcal retires after 14 major league seasons

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Former NL Rookie of the Year Rafael Furcal is retiring after 14 major league seasons.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Dodgers finalize 6-year deal with Olivera

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Cuban infielder Hector Olivera arrived at the Dodgers' spring training facility in Arizona after finalizing a $62.5 million, six-year contract Tuesday, and predicted he could be playing in the major leagues within a month.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Derek Carr sidelined in offseason workouts

ALAMEDA (AP) - When the Oakland Raiders took the field for the start of their first full-team practice since the NFL draft, there was one notable spectator.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NFL to change extra-point kicks to longer distance

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The NFL is moving back extra-point kicks and allowing defenses to score on conversion turnovers.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Land deal closes for NFL stadium near LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders moved a step closer Tuesday to building a new stadium near Los Angeles after a complex land deal was finalized on a site that could become the home of a shared $1.7 billion venue.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kraft: Patriots won’t appeal team’s fine, draft penalties

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Now that Patriots owner Robert Kraft is not appealing his team's punishments in the deflated footballs scandal, only his quarterback's challenge remains.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Players’ union asks Goodell to recuse self from Brady appeal

The players' union has asked NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to recuse himself from the appeal hearing for Tom Brady in the deflated footballs case.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Timberwolves get top pick

NEW YORK (AP) - The Minnesota Timberwolves too often came to the NBA draft lottery and left in worse shape than they arrived.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Quite a change since 2014; Cavs meet Hawks in East finals

ATLANTA (AP) - The Cleveland Cavaliers could only watch enviously as LeBron James made a run at another NBA title in Miami.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NBA MVP, runner-up to clash

OAKLAND (AP) - The MVP race was decided weeks ago. Newly crowned Stephen Curry and runner-up James Harden insist there's a bigger prize they've wanted all along.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ Justin Smith retires

SANTA CLARA (AP) - When Justin Smith decided that his body wouldn't let him perform up to his own lofty standards, he knew it was time to stop playing.

May 19, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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