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Wild-card playoffs: Real toss up

The main question for the NFL's weekend of wild-card games is who will advance, of course. The next big query: Who do you trust?

January 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Rout: Oregon crushes Florida State

PASADENA . (AP) - Touchdown. Turnover. Touchdown. Turnover. Touchdown.

January 01, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Raiders look to build around QB Carr

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders head into another long offseason with questions about who will coach the team and who will pick the players for next season.

December 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Seahawks finish in top spot in AP Pro32 rankings

NEW YORK (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks finished the regular season where they started it: as the top team in the NFL.

December 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors keep rolling, topple 76ers

OAKLAND (AP) - Marreese Speights has provided a big lift for Golden State as a scorer off the bench. So it was only natural that as a starter, the 6-foot-10 center wanted some recognition for his passing.

December 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


The sports stories we want to remember from 2014

BOSTON (AP) - Meb Keflezighi strode alone down Boylston Street, past the patched-up sidewalks and re-opened restaurants that line the path to the Boston Marathon finish line. On his race bib he had the names of those killed there by a pair of homemade bombs, and on his shoulders he would soon drape an American flag.

December 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NFL domestic violence is AP sports story of year

NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL's troubles with domestic violence were selected the sports story of the year Tuesday in an annual vote conducted by The Associated Press.

December 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers face big decisions after missing playoffs

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers expect to be right back competing for a Super Bowl with a new coach following the frustration of a lost year that saw coach Jim Harbaugh depart for Michigan.

December 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bumgarner is AP Male Athlete of the Year

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Madison Bumgarner sat in the outfield alongside Jake Peavy before Game 7 of the World Series and told his teammate exactly what needed to happen: Tim Hudson would work a few innings and get the ball to Bumgarner, who would hand it off to the bullpen to finish the championship.

December 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Jannik Hansen helps Canucks beat Sharks

SAN JOSE (AP) - Jannik Hansen angered the San Jose Sharks with his hit to Tommy Wingels' head. They got even more upset when he scored immediately after leaving the penalty box.

December 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Davis wins AP Female Athlete of the Year honors

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - No one in the sports world had heard of the 2014 Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year until August.

December 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Harbaugh, 49ers agree to part ways

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jim Harbaugh walked through the locker room saying emotional goodbyes, offering a handshake or hug while wishing his players well and planning his long-anticipated but bittersweet departure from the San Francisco 49ers.

December 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Handful of coaching openings to fill

NEW YORK (AP) - OK, it is done.

December 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sparano makes case to keep Raiders job

ALAMEDA (AP) - Tony Sparano won over the locker room and changed the mindset of the Oakland Raiders in 12 games as interim coach.

December 29, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Teams looking for new coaches, GMs have many options

NFL teams searching for a new coach or general manager have no shortage of qualified candidates.

December 29, 2014 | By ROB MAADDI AP Pro Football Writer | Pro Sports


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Peavy goes 4 in Giants loss to Rangers

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Texas top prospect Joey Gallo hit a three-run homer off San Francisco's Jake Peavy, and the Rangers beat the Giants 3-0 on Friday.

March 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Perez hits 3-run homer as Royals top Athletics

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - Edinson Volquez had a shaky start, but Salvador Perez hit a three-run homer to offset a two-run double by former teammate Billy Butler and the Kansas City Royals beat an Oakland Athletics split squad 8-4 Friday.

March 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Raiders sign former Viking Christian Ponder

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders signed free agent quarterback Christian Ponder on Friday.

March 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Raiders sign free agent S Nate Allen

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders added another new starter to their defense, signing former Philadelphia safety Nate Allen to a four-year contract on Thursday to fill the hole created when Tyvon Branch was released.

March 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Niemi leads Sharks to 4th win in 5 games with playoff berth in reach

SAN JOSE (AP) - Antti Niemi made 35 saves to shut out Nashville for the second time this season, and Tomas Hertl scored a power-play goal late in the second period to lead the San Jose Sharks to a 2-0 victory over the Predators on Thursday night.

March 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


49ers keep Gabbert for 2 years, release Johnson

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have re-signed quarterback Blaine Gabbert to a two-year contract while also releasing wide receiver Stevie Johnson a day after acquiring Torrey Smith.

March 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Catch ‘Z’s’, get m’W’s’

OAKLAND (AP) - Steve Kerr has no problem putting aside his cellphone late at night and grabbing a book before bed.

March 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


‘Five tool’ Will Ferrell bats, fields, coaches in Arizona

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Telling everyone "I'm a five-tool guy," Will Ferrell was off on his barnstorming tour Thursday through five Arizona spring training games.

March 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kazmir debuts, A’s top Mariners

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Scott Kazmir pitched 2 2/3 innings in his first spring start and the Oakland Athletics rallied to beat the Seattle Mariners 4-3 Thursday.

March 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Ishikawa, Bumgarner help Giants beat White Sox

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Will Ferrell got all the attention. The San Francisco Giants liked what they saw from Travis Ishikawa and Madison Bumgarner, too.

March 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Wide receiver Torrey Smith signs five-year deal with 49ers

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Torrey Smith believes in his ability to turn a simple catch into a big gain, and he knows Colin Kaepernick has the strong arm to deliver the ball just where he likes it.

March 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Hudson makes spring debut in loss to Brewers

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Tim Hudson threw one scoreless inning in his spring debut, Tim Lincecum was pulled after an inning because of stiffness in his neck and Milwaukee starter Matt Garza pitched three innings in the Brewers 6-3 win over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday.

March 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Countdown begins for their big fight

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Manny Pacquiao was out walking the red carpet by the time Floyd Mayweather Jr. arrived, fashionably late for their first appearance together to promote a fight that really needs no promoting.

March 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Cousins, Kings beat Hornets, snap 4-game skid

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins opened the door to the standup cooler in the locker room and tried to stuff as much of his 6-foot-11, 270-pound body as he could inside to cool down.

March 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NASCAR reinstates Kurt Busch

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Kurt Busch was cleared Wednesday to get back in his race car and attempt to rebuild a career that was halted two days before the Daytona 500 when NASCAR suspended him for allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend.

March 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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