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Crawford agrees to $3.1M contract with the Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants and shortstop Brandon Crawford have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract for $3,175,000.

January 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Nadal loses; Sharapova to play all-Russian semi in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Rafael Nadal has joined Roger Federer on the sidelines at the Australian Open, taking their combined 31 Grand Slam singles titles with them.

January 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Wilson recalls watching Brady win Super Bowls as kid

PHOENIX (AP) - Tom Brady began winning Super Bowls when Russell Wilson was still a teenager, tuning in to see the big game on TV.

January 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Stockton native Julius Thomas is set to get paid

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Julius Thomas is about to cash in, one way or another.

January 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Deflated topic: air pressure in footballs

PHOENIX (AP) - Patriots owner Robert Kraft's pre-emptive strike the previous night took the issue of air pressure in footballs on Super Bowl media day and, well, deflated it.

January 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Gronkowski ready to roll in Super Bowl

PHOENIX (AP) - Rob Gronkowski's ankle is fine. So are his forearm and knee. He's way past those injuries that ruined his last three postseasons.

January 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kobe Bryant to have shoulder surgery, likely out for season

EL SEGUNDO (AP) - Kobe Bryant will have surgery Wednesday on his torn right rotator cuff, likely ending his 19th season with the Los Angeles Lakers.

January 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Patriots owner makes strong defense of team

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) - New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft demanded an apology from the league once the Patriots are found to be not guilty of breaking any rules regarding using under-inflated footballs in the AFC championship game.

January 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Raiders sign Woodson for 2015 season

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders signed pending free-agent safety Charles Woodson to a one-year contract extension on Monday, bringing him back for an 18th season in the NFL.

January 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Sharapova to play Makarova in Australian Open semifinals

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Maria Sharapova moved closer to another Australian Open title, set to face a fellow Russian in the semifinals who has never beaten her.

January 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Capitals among East contenders; West race too tight to call

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Alex Ovechkin's familiar gap-toothed grin has returned with the Washington Capitals in the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff hunt.

January 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Snow forces NBA to postpone Knicks, Nets games

NEW YORK (AP) - The NBA has postponed home games for both the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets because of a snowstorm expected to batter the area.

January 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Tim Brown hopes 6th time is charm in HoF vote

ALAMEDA (AP) - After watching fellow receivers Cris Carter and Andre Reed get that coveted Pro Football Hall of Fame call the past two years, Tim Brown hopes it's finally time for his number to be called.

January 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Smith goes from MVP to barely seeing field for Seattle

PHOENIX (AP) - Malcolm Smith stood out for always being in the right spot.

January 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Manning has a lot to consider as he ponders his future

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - As Peyton Manning considers whether to take the gold watch or make one more run at the silver trophy, there are many factors he's weighing: age, desire, vitality, security, relationships.

January 26, 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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