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Warriors tough in Oakland

OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson sat on the scorer's table at Oracle Arena on Wednesday morning. He gazed around the building and tried to envision what it will look and sound like when the Warriors host the Los Angeles Clippers for Game 3 of their first-round playoff series tonight.

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Seahawks open NFL season vs. Green Bay

NEW YORK (AP) - As Super Bowl champions, the Seattle Seahawks get to kick off the NFL's regular season by hosting the Green Bay Packers on Sept. 4.

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Texas sweeps A’s with shutout

OAKLAND (AP) - With the Texas rotation ravaged by injuries early in the season, Martin Perez has more than filled the void.

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sanchez’s slam last of 6 HRs

DENVER (AP) - Hector Sanchez hit two of San Francisco's six homers, including a grand slam in the 11th inning Wednesday that gave the Giants a wild 12-10 victory over the Colorado Rockies.

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sharks smell blood in the water

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Joe Thornton and the Sharks have been in command of many playoff series over the past decade. The San Jose captain has also seen just how easily control slips away during nine straight postseason trips without raising the Stanley Cup.

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Blue Jackets even series

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Brandon Dubinsky scored with 22.5 seconds left in regulation to force overtime and Nick Foligno's wrist shot just inside the blue line 2:49 into the extra session gave the Columbus Blue Jackets a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night. The Blue Jackets overcame a 3-0 deficit for their first home playoff victory in the franchise's 13 seasons, sending the series back to Pittsburgh for Game 5 on Saturday night tied 2-2.

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Klinsmann close to finalizing roster

Just three weeks remain before the start of the United States' pre-World Cup training camp, and coach Jurgen Klinsmann is close to finalizing the players he'll invite.

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


James, Heat hold off ‘Cats

MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James scored 32 points and added eight assists, Chris Bosh scored 20 points and the Miami Heat held on to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 101-97 on Wednesday night to take a 2-0 lead in their Eastern Conference first-round series.

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Phelps to swim three events in comeback

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Michael Phelps is entered in three events at his first swimming meet since he retired after the 2012 London Olympics. The 22-time Olympic medalist is set to swim the 50- and 100-meter freestyles and the 100 butterfly at the Arena Grand Prix in Mesa, Ariz., starting next Thursday. Phelps is the top seed in the 100 fly, where he owns the world and American records. He is seeded eighth in the 100 free and 28th in the 50 free. The 28-year-old swimmer is planning to compete in fewer and shorter events in his comeback than he did ...

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


WRIGLEY TURNS 100

CHICAGO (AP) - For Wrigley Field, it really was the party of a century.

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Oldest ex-player dies at 102

HAVANA (AP) - Conrado Marrero, the diminutive Cuban right-hander who pitched for the Washington Senators in the 1950s and in 2011 became the oldest living former Major League Baseball player, died in Havana on Wednesday. He was 102, just two days short of his 103rd birthday.

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sherman speaks at Harvard

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - Richard Sherman was called all kinds of names after his raging rant at the end of the NFC championship game. It was worth it, the Seattle cornerback said, because it gave him a chance to talk about the perception of black athletes to a wider audience.

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Stunning draw for state No. 1 Lancers

East Union girls soccer coach Victor Polanco called it a reality check.

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sharks skate to 3-0 lead

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Patrick Marleau scored on a backhand 6:20 into overtime, and the San Jose Sharks moved to the brink of the second round with a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night to take a 3-0 first-round series lead.

April 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors: Bring on the trap

OAKLAND (AP) - For all the problems he had facing the Clippers' smothering trap defense in Game 2 of their playoff series, Warriors guard Stephen Curry hopes to see more of it.

April 23, 2014 | | 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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