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Red Sox’s Valentine: Threat to punch radio host was just a joke

SEATTLE (AP) - Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine insisted Wednesday he wasn't serious when he threatened to "punch" a radio talk-show host in the mouth.

September 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Cowboys romp past Giants to open season

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - The Dallas Cowboys waited all year for another shot at the New York Giants. When they got it in the 2012 season opener, they were ready.

September 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Hill, Kubel lift D-backs over Giants in 11

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Aaron Hill had a career-high five hits and Jason Kubel tripled home the tiebreaking run in the 11th inning to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks over the San Francisco Giants 8-6 on Tuesday night.

September 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


A’s bats go silent in defeat to Angels

OAKLAND (AP) - Zack Greinke pitched seven sharp innings to win his third consecutive start and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Oakland Athletics 6-1 on Tuesday night.

September 05, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Newly signed Haggans joins 49ers practice

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Clark Haggans joined the San Francisco 49ers at practice Tuesday pledging to hit the ground running with a team that fits the rugged style he has established throughout a 13-year NFL career.

September 04, 2012 | | Pro Sports


McClain looks to be more vocal for Raiders

ALAMEDA (AP) - Rolando McClain is working on making himself more of a vocal presence around the Oakland Raiders defense.

September 04, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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September 04, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Raiders sign veteran CB Joselio Hanson

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders completed their offseason overhaul of the cornerback unit Monday by signing recently released Joselio Hanson and cutting 2011 third-round pick DeMarcus Van Dyke.

September 03, 2012 | | Pro Sports


SF 49ers place linebacker Haralson on injured reserve

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers are down a key member of their talented defense heading into Week 1 after placing outside linebacker Parys Haralson on season-ending injured reserve Monday.

September 03, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Scutaro, Posey rally Giants past D'backs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Marco Scutaro hit an RBI single in the 10th inning after Buster Posey's tying double in the ninth, and the San Francisco Giants rallied to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-8 on Monday.

September 03, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Pistorius moves to diffuse Paralympics blades row

LONDON (AP) - After years as the poster boy of the Paralympics, a chastened Oscar Pistorius moved Monday to defuse the row that threatens to blemish the clean-cut image he forged during a protracted struggle for acceptance within his sport.

September 03, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Lance Armstrong's titles? Whole era is worthless

PARIS (AP) - It surely would be have been more useful for his sport if Tyler Hamilton hadn't waited until this week to tell us what he knows about doping in the Lance Armstrong era.

September 03, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Rodriguez holds off Contador in grueling Spanish Vuelta climb

CUITUNIGRU, Spain (AP) - Joaquin Rodriguez is in prime position to win the Spanish Vuelta after holding off Alberto Contador on Monday during the most demanding leg of the race.

September 03, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Chris Iannetta's 3 hits lead Angels to break A’s 9-game win streak

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Chris Iannetta hit a two-run homer in a three-hit day, Vernon Wells had a solo shot and RBI single, and the Los Angeles Angels snapped the Oakland Athletics' season-best nine-game winning streak with an 8-3 win Monday.

September 03, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Tiger Woods now first $100 million man in golf

NORTON, Mass. (AP) - Tiger Woods has become the first $100 million man on the PGA Tour.

September 03, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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Morris scores in 1st US start in 2-0 win over Mexico

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Stanford sophomore Jordan Morris scored early in the second half in his first start for the U.S. national team, Juan Agudelo added his first international goal in four years and the Americans dispatched Mexico by their traditional 2-0 score in an exhibition game Wednesday night.

April 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Curry makes 77 straight 3-pointers in practice

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry has been known to put on incredible shooting displays. He did something following a recent practice that even he had never done.

April 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Stadium plan for Chargers, Raiders near Los Angeles advances

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A proposed stadium that could become the home of the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders hit an early milestone Wednesday amid rising competition to bring football back to the Los Angeles market.

April 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Giants’ slide continues

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The catch of his career one night, a three-run homer the next for Nolan Arenado, who put Colorado on the board in the first inning and saw it hold up as the first-place Rockies completed a sweep of the San Francisco Giants with a 4-2 win Wednesday night.

April 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Astros avoid A’s sweep

HOUSTON (AP) - Collin McHugh struck out 11, and Jed Lowrie hit one of the Houston Astros' three homers in a 6-1 win over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night.

April 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Graveman, A’s blank Astros

HOUSTON (AP) - Oakland rookie Kendall Graveman was walking off the mound after pitching into the sixth inning of what would be his first major league win against the Astros on Tuesday night when he heard a familiar voice.

April 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Rockies hand Giants their 5th straight loss

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Colorado third baseman Nolan Arenado made a sensational falling catch over the tarp in foul territory, Corey Dickerson had an RBI single among his three hits and the Rockies established their best road start in franchise history with a 4-1 win against the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night.

April 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Indians’ Carrasco hit in face with line drive

CLEVELAND (AP) - Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco is being treated at a hospital for a bruised jaw after he was struck in the face by a line drive hit by Chicago's Melky Cabrera.

April 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Rough start for Moliotor, Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Twins have presented new manager Paul Molitor with quite a challenge after his first week of the regular season.

April 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


College bowl game payouts surpass $500m

Thanks to the College Football Playoff, bowl games paid more than a half billion dollars to conferences and schools last season, the largest payout ever and an increase of almost $200 million from the final season of the Bowl Championship Series.

April 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Rampone, Brian and Solo among those on US World Cup roster

U.S. women's national team coach Jill Ellis thinks her World Cup roster includes a good mix of veterans and newcomers.

April 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Hawks player blames NYC police for ‘significant injury’

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta Hawks player Thabo Sefolosha said Tuesday he is in "great pain" and blamed New York City police for causing a "significant injury" that knocked him out for the season.

April 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Rockies beat Giants to spoil SF’s home opener

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Colorado Rockies stood at the dugout rail and watched their division rival celebrate a third World Series championship in five years. Giants October ace Madison Bumgarner even mounted a horse to carry the flag around the outfield warning track.

April 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Butler’s 3-run homer helps A’s beat Astros 8-1

HOUSTON (AP) - Entering the season there were questions about the power in an Oakland lineup that had lost Yoenis Cespedes, Brandon Moss and Josh Donaldson in the last year.

April 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Klay Thompson scores 42, Warriors down Memphis 111-107

OAKLAND (AP) - Klay Thompson turned a meaningless game for the Golden State Warriors - and a huge one for the Memphis Grizzlies - into must-see TV for a moment.

April 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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