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Where, if anywhere, will unemployed vets land?

NEW YORK (AP) - Ray Lewis, Brian Urlacher and Ronde Barber grabbed the headlines by retiring, walking away from the game when they almost certainly still could have contributed to NFL teams.

July 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


The tales of a non-working fisherman

Everyone up here works hard. Really hard.

July 24, 2013 | By Jeff Lund “It’s a Lund-erful Life” | Pro Sports


Bochy wins 1,500th as manager

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pablo Sandoval hit a two-run double to help Bruce Bochy earn his 1,500th win as a manager, and the San Francisco Giants split a straight doubleheader with the Cincinnati Reds with a 5-3 victory in the nightcap Tuesday.

July 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


New code: Players don’t defend dopers

NEW YORK (AP) - Protective no more, baseball players are downright disgusted these days with doping.

July 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Astros rally off Balfour for win over Athletics

HOUSTON (AP) - A's closer Grant Balfour hadn't blown a save all season, and his streak of 44 straight saves was an Oakland record and the sixth longest run in major league history.

July 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ sights set on Super Bowl win

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Much like when they came together for training camp last summer, the San Francisco 49ers return yet again determined to take another important step this season - from Super Bowl runner-up to champion.

July 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Pay raise for Pedroia

BOSTON (AP) - All-Star second baseman Dustin Pedroia is close to a contract that could keep him with the Boston Red Sox for his entire big league career.

July 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Sports news briefs

• Obama to salute Giants on World Series win: WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says President Barack Obama will honor the San Francisco Giants at a ceremony saluting their victory in the 2012 World Series. The team will visit the White House on Monday. The president will also honor the team for its community service work.

July 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Cousins gets 2nd shot with Team USA

LAS VEGAS (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins has everything USA Basketball is looking for in a big man.

July 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Reds rout Giants, Lincecum in series opener

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Bronson Arroyo pitched a seven-hitter for his sixth career shutout, beating Tim Lincecum and the San Francisco Giants 11-0 Monday night for his first victory at AT&T Park and No. 100 with the Cincinnati Reds.

July 23, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Reddick’s blast saves A’s from ‘ugly’ loss

HOUSTON (AP) - There was only one word to describe Oakland's play through four innings on Monday night against the Houston Astros.

July 23, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Mickelson chases career Grand Slam

GULLANE, Scotland (AP) - Phil Mickelson described his feelings toward links golf as a "hate-love" relationship, meaning he once dreaded coming over to the British Open for a brand of golf played only once a year.

July 23, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Brewers’ Braun busted

NEW YORK (AP) - Former National League MVP Ryan Braun was suspended without pay for the rest of the season and the postseason Monday, the first penalty from baseball's investigation of players reportedly tied to a Florida clinic accused of distributing performance-enhancing drugs.

July 23, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Wright fails physical; trade to SF voided

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Cornerback Eric Wright failed his physical with the San Francisco 49ers, nullifying a trade to bring him to Northern California from Tampa Bay.

July 23, 2013 | | Pro Sports


League, union may begin testing for HGH this fall

The NFL and players union are talking again about getting a test in place for human growth hormone as early as the upcoming season.

July 23, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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A’s agree to 10-year lease with Oakland

OAKLAND (AP) - The Athletics have agreed to a 10-year lease extension to stay in Oakland, the team and city officials announced Tuesday.

July 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s activate Reddick; Milone requests trade A’s activate Reddick; Milone requests trade

OAKLAND (AP) - Oakland Athletics right fielder Josh Reddick returned from a second stint on the disabled list because of an injured right knee.

July 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors announce Brandon Rush’s signing

OAKLAND (AP) - The Golden State Warriors and swingman Brandon Rush have completed the deal they agreed to last week.

July 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pyrenees please Nibali, Rogers in Tour Stage 16

BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, France (AP) - The Pyrenees on Tuesday lived up to their reputation for causing ups and downs at the Tour de France: A French rider climbed in the standings, an American went down, and an Australian rebounding from an ordeal of doping suspicions won Stage 16 in a downhill breakaway.

July 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants outlast Phillies in 14

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Brandon Crawford hit a bases-clearing double to break a 14th-inning stalemate and Tim Lincecum earned his first career save as the San Francisco Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-6 on Tuesday night.

July 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Astros knock off A’s in 12

OAKLAND (AP) - L.J. Hoes homered with one out in the top of the 12th, and the Houston Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 3-2 on Tuesday night for their first win in four tries at the Coliseum this year.

July 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Yankees acquire Headley from Padres

NEW YORK (AP) - Trying to boost one of the weakest lineups in the American League, the New York Yankees acquired third baseman Chase Headley from the San Diego Padres on Tuesday for rookie infielder Yangervis Solarte and minor league pitcher Rafael De Paula.

July 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


CEO: Rivers to quit if Sterling stays

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers testified Tuesday that coach Doc Rivers told him he will quit if Donald Sterling remains the owner of the team.

July 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


AP source: Cavs to sign Andrew Wiggins to rookie contract

CLEVELAND (AP) - Andrew Wiggins will sign his rookie contract with the Cavaliers. It's still not clear if he'll play for them.

July 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Seahawks start on top

NEW YORK (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks start the preseason right where they ended last season, as the No. 1 team in the AP Pro32 NFL power rankings.

July 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sam excited about next phase of career

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Now it starts to get intense for Michael Sam and the rest of the St. Louis Rams rookies.

July 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants Duvall, Kontos help Giants beat Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Two same-day call-ups helped the San Francisco Giants stay ahead of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

July 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira out with back strain

NEW YORK (AP) - Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira will be sidelined for at least three games because of a strained muscle in his back, the latest injury to slow the team's leading run producer.

July 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rockies place 1B Justin Morneau on 15-day DL

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Rockies placed first baseman Justin Morneau on the 15-day disabled list Monday with a strained neck.

July 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants sign Dan Uggla to minor-league deal

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The San Francisco Giants have signed former All-Star second baseman Dan Uggla to a minor league contract.

July 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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