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US women’s coach Jill Ellis gets contract extension

CHICAGO (AP) - Jill Ellis has been rewarded with a contract extension after leading the U.S. women to the World Cup title. Next challenge: the Olympics.

August 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


A jug in hand, Zach Johnson gets back to work

When last seen on the golf course, Spieth missed out on a three-man playoff at the British Open that ended his bid for a Grand Slam. He came back out and watched from the steps of the Royal & Ancient clubhouse at St. Andrews as Johnson, a good friend, won the claret jug.

August 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Phelps focused in and out of pool

The Associated Press

August 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Ledecky wins 200 free at worlds

KAZAN, Russia (AP) - Katie Ledecky is unbeatable in the distance races. Turns out she's awfully good going shorter, too.

August 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Manhattan judge tackles Deflategate

VNEW YORK (AP) - If there's anybody who can take the hot air out of football's "Deflategate," it's a Manhattan federal judge with a history of encouraging fast resolutions to perplexing problems.

August 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Leon serves up slam in 10th

OAKLAND (AP) - Arnold Leon was hoping to get a ground ball when he tried to throw a fastball down and away to Baltimore slugger Chris Davis.

August 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Giants peaking at the right time

ATLANTA (AP) - Madison Bumgarner loves how the San Francisco Giants have returned to their winning ways with a tough part of the schedule coming up.

August 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


49ers look to bolster pass attack with new receiving options

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Having spent his entire football career playing close to his Virginia home, new 49ers wideout Torrey Smith is enjoying his first extended stay out West in the Bay Area.

August 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Keep the $74.95, pass on fight

LAS VEGAS - So, this is it for Floyd Mayweather Jr., or so they say.

August 06, 2015 | Tim Dahlberg | Pro Sports


49ers GM wants to keep Smith beyond season

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco general manager Trent Baalke said Tuesday night that the 49ers plan to keep Aldon Smith beyond this season and indicated the linebacker would like to re-sign with the team.

August 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Haley taking 5 titles to Hall

OXNARD (AP) - Charles Haley walks the sidelines at training camp a little more slowly these days, his gruff exterior softened by a smile as he jokingly chides reporters and team personnel with the Dallas Cowboys.

August 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


49ers O-linemen out to show they are better than last year

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Alex Boone strolled through Levi's Stadium in a tank top with his large, tattooed arms on full display.

August 04, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Pence’s 3 run homer lifts Giants over Braves

ATLANTA (AP) - Hunter Pence hit a tie-breaking three-run homer in the eighth inning and the Giants bounced back from a deflating loss with an 8-3 win over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.

August 04, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Semien homers to push A’s past O’s

OAKLAND (AP) - Marcus Semien hit a two-out, three-run home run in the sixth inning to help Chris Bassitt earn his first win this season, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-0 on Tuesday.

August 04, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Aussies dominate podium at world swimming

KAZAN, Russia (AP) - Australia dominated the 100-meter backstroke events at the world swimming championships Tuesday, winning the men's title and going 1-2 in the women's final.

August 04, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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US will mix Tortorella hockey with speed, skill at World Cup

WASHINGTON (AP) - John Tortorella stood in the middle of the ice and bellowed at the top of his lungs: "Too slow! We're too slow ...

September 15, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Forbes: Cowboys worth $4.2B

NEW YORK (AP) - Not only are the Dallas Cowboys the most valuable team in the NFL, they are worth more than any franchise in sports.

September 15, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Giants miss another chance, swept by Padres

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Things have become so bad for the San Francisco Giants that Bruce Bochy is second-guessing his own managerial decisions. Madison Bumgarner is ...

September 15, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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


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