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Raiders take Amari Cooper with 4th pick

ALAMEDA (AP) - One year after finding their quarterback, the Oakland Raiders added the kind of big-play receiver for Derek Carr that has been missing for nearly a decade in Oakland.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


49ers select defensive lineman Arik Armstead

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Uncertain whether Justin Smith will play another season, and with Ray McDonald already long gone, the San Francisco 49ers were searching for a pass-rusher with a big body.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


QBs go 1-2 in NFL Draft

CHICAGO (AP) - Even with significant off-field baggage, Jameis Winston was the first pick in the NFL draft Thursday night.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Baffert aiming at 1st 1-2 Kentucky Derby finish since 1948

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Bob Baffert was a big-shot quarter horse trainer when he took his cowboy hat and scuffed boots to the high-class world of thoroughbred racing. He gave himself three years to make a splash. After a slow start and some embarrassing losses, he found his footing.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Spieth makes a big adjustment on the greens

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Rickie Fowler made three big putts in a row and won his second straight match Thursday to secure his spot in the round of 16 on the weekend at the Match Play Championship.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Roach confident in referee Bayless, 3 judges for big fight

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The third man in the ring on Saturday night has been in more big fights than Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao put together.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


A’s rally falls short

OAKLAND (AP) - All eyes were on Mike Trout as he tracked Ike Davis' long fly ball to the wall. He had to make a late adjustment but was able to haul it in, prompting Los Angeles closer Huston Street to pump his fist into the air.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Oklahoma City Thunder hire Florida’s Billy Donovan as coach

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Thunder hired Florida's Billy Donovan as their coach Thursday, hoping he will help the franchise win an NBA championship in Oklahoma City.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Bonds still not in the clear

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court has granted a motion from prosecutors that gives them until at least July 22 to decide whether to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Mets’ home streak ends

NEW YORK (AP) - An agitated Stephen Strasburg settled down in a hurry after a rocky start and the Washington Nationals became the first visiting team to win at Citi Field this season, beating the New York Mets 8-2 on Thursday night.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Dunleavy scores 20, Bulls clobber Bucks to advance

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Mike Dunleavy scored 20 points and Chicago came close to an NBA playoff record, finally putting away Milwaukee with a 120-66 victory in Game 6 to clinch their first-round series Thursday night.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Ward scores with 1.3 seconds left, Capitals beat Rangers

NEW YORK (AP) - Joel Ward scored with 1.3 seconds left to give the Washington Capitals a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Thursday night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series.

May 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Dodgers hit 4 HRs off Vogelsong in win over Giants

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Joc Pederson, Adrian Gonzalez and Andre Ethier homered off Ryan Vogelsong in the first inning and Jimmy Rollins hit another one off him in the third, powering the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 7-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night.

April 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Angels lose Pujols but beat Athletics

OAKLAND (AP) - Mike Trout homered and drove in three runs, Johnny Giavotella hit a tiebreaking single in the seventh inning and the Los Angeles Angels held on to beat the Oakland Athletics 6-3 on Wednesday night.

April 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Former rugby star Hayne finding way with 49ers

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jarryd Hayne has found himself discussing snakes, kangaroos and koalas - all things Aussie - in the middle of San Francisco's locker room right along with the routes and responsibilities from his daunting new NFL playbook.

April 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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Giants slip in wild-card race

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Perhaps there was a hangover from a stinging loss the previous night, or maybe the Cardinals' heralded pitching prospect is on the ...

September 18, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ex-Alabama WRs take center stage when Raiders host Falcons

OAKLAND (AP) - When Amari Cooper arrived at Alabama back in 2012, he immediately started studying film of an old Crimson Tide receiver he wanted to ...

September 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ defense gets bigger test vs. Panthers QB Newton

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - It's time to find out if the San Francisco defense is for real.

September 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Lucroy’s walk-off single gives Rangers win over A’s

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Jonathan Lucroy's two-run single with two outs in the ninth inning gave the Texas Rangers a 7-6 victory over the Oakland ...

September 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Giants beat Cards, extend wild-card gap over St. Louis

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - All that talk about Buster Posey's second-half power drought was answered with one mighty swing in a September game that mattered ...

September 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


No matter what, Team Penske will win an IndyCar title

SONOMA (AP) - Team Penske rolled into the title-deciding IndyCar race last season quite confident about its chances to win a championship. The organization had three ...

September 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Golovkin hovers over Canelo-Smith fight in Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Liam Smith kept things respectful in the traditional stare down with Canelo Alvarez, ending it with a handshake in less than 10 ...

September 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Paul Broadhurst leads PGA Tour Champions at Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH (AP) - Paul Broadhurst shot a 6-under 66 at Pebble Beach on Friday to take a two-stroke lead after the first round of the ...

September 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Forte scores 3 TDs leading Jets to win over Bills

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - Matt Forte scored three touchdown runs and Ryan Fitzpatrick finally solved Rex Ryan's defense, leading the New York Jets ...

September 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders hoping to ignite missing pass rush

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - It hasn't taken long for the Raiders to get a pretty good feel for how teams plan to counter the tandem ...

September 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Retiring Tony Stewart in spotlight as NASCAR playoffs begin

CHICAGO (AP) - Tony Stewart's complex personality was on display at media day for NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

September 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Vogt drives in 5 runs as A’s win to sweep 4 from Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Ryon Healy's long shot left the Kansas City Royals a longshot to return to postseason play.

September 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cueto pitches 5-hitter, Giants beat Cardinals

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Bruce Bochy gave his guys an afternoon off from batting practice and a late report time to the ballpark. His players got ...

September 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Niners QB Blaine Gabbert avoids sacks, mistakes in opener

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The longer he's in the NFL, the quicker Blaine Gabbert wants to get rid of the ball.

September 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Stadium plan to lure Raiders to Las Vegas passes major vote

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A plan to build an NFL stadium in Las Vegas and lure the Raiders from Oakland crossed a major hurdle Thursday when ...

September 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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