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Strasburg to face Peavy at home in Game 1 of NLDS

WASHINGTON (AP) - Stephen Strasburg grew up in San Diego, admiring then-Padres star Jake Peavy. They've become friends, working out together in the offseason, chatting, trading texts.

October 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sparano meets with Raiders before bye

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders interim coach Tony Sparano met with his players for the first time since replacing the fired Dennis Allen, then sent them off for a four-day weekend.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Back where he started

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Alex Smith arrived in San Francisco with the pressure of being the No. 1 overall draft pick. He got called a draft bust, then turned the tide to win back those same fans who had booed him out of Candlestick Park.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Packers heavy favorites tonight

You might say the Minnesota Vikings are pondering a quarterbacking dilemma.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Extra innings boost audience for AL wild-card game

ATLANTA (AP) - Extra innings boosted viewership for the American League wild-card game.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s move on after stumbling to finish

OAKLAND (AP) - Support his big moves or not, Billy Beane made one thing perfectly clear: The Oakland Athletics' season probably would have ended sooner without Jon Lester a part of it.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Trout makes playoff debut when Angels host Royals

ANAHEIM (AP) - Mike Trout asked Albert Pujols for advice on his playoff debut before the Los Angeles Angels stepped into the October spotlight, and the veteran slugger with two World Series rings had some simple guidance for baseball's best young player.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tigers hope starters can outdo Orioles bullpen

BALTIMORE (AP) - The Detroit Tigers' starting pitchers in the first three games of the AL Division Series have a combined 329 wins, three Cy Young Awards and 35 games of postseason experience.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rookie managers Williams, Ausmus reach postseason

WASHINGTON (AP) - Matt Williams was in his 18th game as a major league manager, still learning on the job, when he went with his gut.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Royal pain: A’s lose in 12th inning

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Royals had waited 29 years to reach the postseason. They weren't going down without a fight.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Volquez looks to continue revival against Giants

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Edinson Volquez's renaissance began with a simple game of catch.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders make Tony Sparano interim coach

ALAMEDA (AP) - Reggie McKenzie believes he put together a roster capable of competing for a playoff spot. When that roster got off to an 0-4 start and wasn't even competitive in two games, the Oakland Raiders general manager decided he needed to fire coach Dennis Allen.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Training camp essential for NBA’s new head coaches

OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers made an impromptu visit to Steve Kerr's office last week and couldn't stop staring at the walls.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wilhoite filling the injury void at linebacker

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Michael Wilhoite knows he had important shoes to fill whenever he takes the field.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Angels’ Hamilton says he’s OK for playoffs

ANAHEIM (AP) Los Angeles Angels slugger Josh Hamilton says he's feeling better and is ready for the playoffs later this week.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Bolt beats Gatlin for gold in 100 at worlds

BEIJING (AP) - A heart-stopper. A lean at the line. A next-to-nothing margin over a more-than-game challenger.

August 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


IndyCar driver Wilson in coma

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) - IndyCar driver Justin Wilson was in a coma and in critical condition after sustaining a head injury when he was hit ...

August 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Federer wins 7th Cincy title, Serena gets her 2nd

MASON, Ohio (AP) - Roger Federer jutted his right index finger toward the summer-blue sky to celebrate his latest Cincinnati title. He would have needed both ...

August 24, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Cowboys concerned with 49ers’ turf

OXNARD (AP) - Dallas owner Jerry Jones suggested Friday that the Cowboys could sit quarterback Tony Romo and other starters for a preseason game in San ...

August 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Woods claims share of lead at Wyndham

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Tiger Woods signed up for his first Wyndham Championship knowing a win would definitively keep his season from ending.

August 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Bumgarner homers again as Giants top Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Madison Bumgarner homered in his second straight start and struck out six in 6 1/3 innings to lift the San Francisco Giants ...

August 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Giants send pitcher Chris Heston to Triple-A

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The San Francisco Giants sent pitcher Chris Heston to Triple-A Sacramento on Friday, hoping to give him a small break before the stretch ...

August 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Smyly gets first win of year for Rays

OAKLAND (AP) - Drew Smyly pitched into the sixth inning for his first win in more than 11 months and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the ...

August 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Rousey will fight former boxer Holm at UFC 195

LOS ANGELES (AP) - UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will take on former boxing champion Holly Holm in her next bout on Jan. 2.

August 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic, Serena Williams reach Cincy semifinals

MASON, Ohio (AP) - Novak Djokovic played his best match. Serena Williams? Well, she needed to pull a Serena to move on.

August 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Fiers throws no-hitter against Dodgers

HOUSTON (AP) - Mike Fiers has pitched the second no-hitter in the major leagues in nine days, leading the Houston Astros to a 3-0 victory over ...

August 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Players’ union announce domestic violence policy

NEW YORK (AP) - Major League Baseball can suspend players with pay when legal charges are pending in "exceptional cases" under a new domestic violence policy ...

August 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Ward eager to stay on field in second year

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jimmie Ward is wearing a snazzy new shoe these days. Not that it's even noticeable.

August 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Chiefs hold off Seahawks in second preseason game

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Chiefs coach Andy Reid insists he has a handle on who will start along the offensive line when Kansas City opens ...

August 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Redskins acquire Carrier from 49ers for undisclosed pick

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Washington Redskins acquired tight end Derek Carrier from the San Francisco 49ers on Friday.

August 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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