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Leake’s Giants debut on Sunday

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Mike Leake is replacing Tim Hudson in San Francisco's rotation, and the newly acquired right-hander will make his Giants' debut in their series finale Sunday at Texas.

July 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


A’s deal Cook to Red Sox, nab Doubront

OAKLAND (AP) - The active Oakland Athletics traded right-hander Ryan Cook to the Boston Red Sox on Friday for a player to be named or cash.

July 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Carr sharp in first Raiders practice

NAPA (AP) - Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr dropped back to pass, scanned the field then hit wide receiver Michael Crabtree for a 30-yard completion.

July 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Vernon Davis fired adviser who pushed for new deal

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Vernon Davis parted ways with an adviser before last season who had been pushing the 49ers tight end to get pushy for a new contract.

July 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Benches clear in Giants loss

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Madison Bumgarner was upset with himself for allowing six runs the first two innings.

July 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Mets get Cespedes at deadline

NEW YORK (AP) - The Mets finally landed the bat they were looking for in Yoenis Cespedes just ahead of Friday's trade deadline, and Cole Hamels confirmed he blocked a trade to Houston before Philadelphia dealt its ace to Texas.

July 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Woods on heels of Quicken Loans leaders after 66

GAINESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Tiger Woods showed a rare flash of anger on a mostly stress-free day when his second shot on the eighth hole failed to clear a massive fairway bunker. The best he could do was to squeeze it onto the front of the green.

July 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


WWE Hall of Famer Roddy Piper dies at 61

"Rowdy" Roddy Piper, the kilt wearing trash-talker who headlined the first WrestleMania and later found movie stardom, died Friday. He was 61.

July 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


MLS attendance on rise with big-name international players

DENVER (AP) - Kaka and David Villa are raising the profile of Major League Soccer. Clint Dempsey and the U.S. national teams have done their part, too.

July 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Tiger recovers from rough start

GAINESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Tiger Woods took a conservative 3-wood off the first hole Thursday at the Quicken Loans National when many players were hitting driver. No matter - he still pull-hooked it into the gallery, hit his second shot into a greenside bunker and lipped out a 5-footer for par before slamming his putter against his bag.

July 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Rousey wants to embarrass Correia in UFC 190

GLENDALE (AP) - Ronda Rousey is in charge now. The unbeaten bantamweight champion is the biggest star in the UFC, and she could have staged her next title defense anywhere in the world before she moves on to her next acting job or book tour stop or red-carpet appearance.

July 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Gomez traded to Astros after Mets deal falls through

HOUSTON (AP) - The Astros have added another bat to their lineup as they make a push for the postseason, acquiring two-time All-Star outfielder Carlos Gomez from the Milwaukee Brewers.

July 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Struggling Sandoval insists weight not a problem

BOSTON (AP) - In the midst of a season-long slump during his first season with the Boston Red Sox, Pablo Sandoval insisted Thursday he weighs the same as he did last season with San Francisco.

July 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Dodgers land Latos, Wood

ATLANTA (AP) - The first-place Los Angeles Dodgers bolstered their pitching staff on the eve of thetrade deadline, completing a 13-player deal with the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins that sent two starters and two relievers to the NL West leaders on Thursday.

July 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


A’s manage just 2 hits in loss to Indians

OAKLAND (AP) - Chris Bassitt bounced back nicely after giving up four consecutive hits in the first inning, including a two-run homer to Cleveland's Carlos Santana.

July 31, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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Royals angry, but lose again, blanked by A’s

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Royals may be angry, but that is not converting into many September victories.

September 15, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Derek Carr channels inner Mamba down stretch

ALAMEDA (AP) - When the game is on the line in the closing minutes, Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr looks for inspiration in an unusual place.

September 15, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Giants lose lead in ninth, fail to gain ground on Dodgers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Ryan Schimpf hit a go-ahead three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning, and the San Francisco Giants' bullpen gave up ...

September 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Alonso’s pinch-double scores 2 in 8th, A’s rally past Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Joakim Soria blew another save and the Kansas City Royals' chances to return to the postseason took another hit.

September 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Versatile 49ers defense shut down Rams

SANTA CLARA (AP) - A Chip Kelly-coached team is usually synonymous with a fast-paced and prolific offense.

September 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cornerback Sean Smith says he understands being benched

ALAMEDA (AP) - Deciding to go for a game-winning two-point conversion in the final minute might not have been the boldest move Raiders coach Jack Del ...

September 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cowan, Campbell help EU topple Manteca

East Union got solid efforts from its top two golfers, who powered the Lancers to a 254-284 Valley Oak League victory over Manteca at Manteca ...

September 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


‘Complete player’ Joe Pavelski is the new Captain America

WASHINGTON (AP) - Joe Pavelski isn't the United States' oldest player at the World Cup of Hockey, nor does he have the most skill, size ...

September 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


NCAA turns up pressure on North Carolina over bathroom law

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The NCAA's decision to pull seven championships out of North Carolina ratchets up the pressure on this college sports-crazy state ...

September 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


WADA says Russian hackers published athletes’ medical data

GENEVA (AP) - Confidential medical data of gold medal-winning gymnast Simone Biles, seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams and other female U.S. Olympians was hacked ...

September 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Vin Scully says he won’t call Dodgers playoff games

NEW YORK (AP) - Vin Scully says the last ballgame he will broadcast is the Los Angeles Dodgers' regular-season finale - regardless of whether they reach the ...

September 14, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Wambach: I abused alcohol, prescription drugs for years

Abby Wambach says she abused alcohol and prescription drugs for years until her arrest for driving under the influence in April.

September 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Roethlisberger throws for 3 TDs as Steelers beat Redskins

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - Ben Roethlisberger knew the retired Heath Miller, suspended teammates Le'Veon Bell and Martavis Bryant and the injured Markus Wheaton weren't ...

September 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Del Rio says 2-point try was all about believing

ALAMEDA (AP) - The most daring gambler on the NFL's first weekend turns out not to be much of a betting man at all.

September 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Padres use 6 pitchers toshut out Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hector Sanchez is getting a lot more comfortable with his swing and his role on the Padres since coming off the disabled ...

September 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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