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Back surgery for Giants' Sanchez, out for season

WASHINGTON (AP) - Freddy Sanchez won't play this season - and he might be done for good with the San Francisco Giants - after the team announced Thursday that he will back surgery.

July 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Giants can't turn 2, swept with 6-5 loss to Nats

WASHINGTON (AP) - The San Francisco Giants lost when they couldn't turn a double play in the ninth inning. It wouldn't have mattered if they had pushed across a few runners in, say, the first or the third or the fourth.

July 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Sports news briefs

CYCLING

July 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


A's slugger Reddick learned resilience from dad

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - A day after his dad missed his first birthday, Josh Reddick ran away from his father when he walked through the door. Not because he harbored any resentment or bitterness - or could even understand those feelings at that age. Simply staring at a man whose left hand had been amputated and right reduced to three crumpled fingers left the toddler terrified.

July 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Brandon Moss’ bat lifts A’s to sweep of Red Sox

OAKLAND (AP) - Brandon Moss might just make Boston miss him yet.

July 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Bumgarner allows 3 HRs as Giants lose to Nationals

WASHINGTON (AP) - At a time when he's usually sleeping or eating breakfast back home in San Francisco, Madison Bumgarner was on the mound facing the Washington Nationals.

July 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Wimbledon semis: Djokovic-Federer

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - After curling in a 102 mph ace to grab a two-set lead a mere 56 minutes into his Wimbledon quarterfinal Wednesday, Roger Federer casually pulled an extra tennis ball from his pocket and strolled to sit in his changeover chair for a sip to drink.

July 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


National League capsules

WASHINGTON (AP) - Ryan Zimmerman's line drive to right-center kept going - and going and going - until it landed in the first row, highlighting another big Fourth of July for the resurgent third baseman and as the NL East-leading Washington Nationals beat the San Francisco Giants 9-4 Wednesday.

July 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


American League capsules

DETROIT (AP) - Miguel Cabrera homered twice and Justin Verlander pitched his fifth complete game to help the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 5-1 on Wednesday night.

July 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Woods looks to keep rolling at Greenbrier Classic

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) - A short ride to Sam Snead's playground is what Tiger Woods considers a good way to get ready for the British Open.

July 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Struggling Tseng can complete career slam at US Open

KOHLER, Wis. (AP) - Yani Tseng fondly remembers attending the U.S. Women's Open as a fan when she was 13, down to autographs and free snacks. Should Tseng win at Blackwolf Run this week, she'll get a taste of fame only a handful of players have sampled before.

July 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


As Cavendish skids, Greipel wins Tour stage

ROUEN, France (AP) - Britain's Mark Cavendish felt painful scrapes from the hard Tour de France asphalt in Wednesday's fourth stage. He bared no hard feelings toward rival Andre Greipel, who won it.

July 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


High schools adding new sport: Bass fishing

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Hooked by a neighboring state's success, Kentucky is gearing up for its inaugural season of high school bass fishing.

July 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Sports news briefs

COLLEGE BASEBALL

July 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Brooks: Thunder job is “where I wanted to be”

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Scott Brooks always believed he would be back as the coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder, even as his previous contract was surprisingly allowed to expire following the NBA Finals.

July 04, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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ALCS Game 3 postponed because of rain

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The last two times the Kansas City Royals played a postseason game at home, rain fell after the final out. This time, it started well before the first pitch.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers throttle Rams for 3rd straight win

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers defense got beat early by unfamiliar plays and Austin Davis calling the signals.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sparano puts trust in Raiders rookie QB

ALAMEDA (AP) - Soon after taking over as interim coach of the Oakland Raiders, Tony Sparano had a simple message to deliver to quarterback Derek Carr: This is your team.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cardinals arrive at familiar AT&T Park for Game 3

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals arrived in the Bay Area ballpark they know so well in October and began preparing for the possibility of facing the Giants without star catcher Yadier Molina.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Diskerud aims for larger US role in next 4 years

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - Mix Diskerud is not planning on becoming the next Landon Donovan.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Diamondbacks hire Athletics bench coach Hale as manager

PHOENIX (AP) - Chip Hale spent 10 seasons in the Arizona Diamondbacks' organization, the final three as the major league third base coach. He also played at the University of Arizona and still lives in Tucson.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cardinals plan to keep catcher Molina active

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Yadier Molina still hopes to contribute in some capacity during the NL Championship Series, if his sore side allows it.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Postseason shines spotlight on managers’ moves

Ned Yost has the revved-up Kansas City Royals on track for their first World Series trip in 29 years. Still, in his first postseason as a manager, every choice he's made has been dissected - and, in many cases, flat-out destroyed.

October 14, 2014 | By HOWIE RUMBERG AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


Playoff committee cautious when talking football

By RALPH D. RUSSO

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Furyk looking ahead to Ryder Cup changes

SOUTHAMPTON, Bermuda (AP) - Jim Furyk thinks it's time for the Americans to think long term about the Ryder Cup.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Thunder prepare to play without MVP Kevin Durant

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - For the first time, the Oklahoma City Thunder will be forced to play without Kevin Durant for more than a handful of games.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Former champion Leon Spinks hospitalized

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks is in a Las Vegas hospital after a second operation for abdominal problems.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NFL capsules

SEATTLE (AP) - DeMarco Murray scored on a 15-yard run with 3:16 left and the Dallas Cowboys stunned the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks 30-23 on Sunday.

October 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wong homers in 9th, Cards edge Giants to tie NLCS

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Kolten Wong hit a leadoff home run in the bottom of the ninth inning and the resilient St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Francisco Giants 5-4 Sunday night, evening the NL Championship Series at one game apiece.

October 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors blitz Lakers early in 116-75 rout

ONTARIO (AP) - Stephen Curry scored 12 of his 25 points in the first 2 1/2 minutes, helping the Golden State Warriors get off to a fast start and beat the banged-up Los Angeles Lakers 116-75 in a preseason game Sunday night.

October 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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