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A's honor retiring Yankees closer Mariano Rivera

OAKLAND (AP) - Yankees closer Mariano Rivera got a surfboard and a bottle of Napa Valley white wine as retirement gifts from the Oakland Athletics.

June 13, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Moss has 2 HRs, Straily pitches A’s past Yankees

OAKLAND (AP) - Brandon Moss hit a two-run homer and a solo shot for his third career two-homer game, and the Oakland Athletics beat the New York Yankees 5-2 on Wednesday night to win their 10th straight home game.

June 13, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Pirates power past struggling Zito, SF

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Barry Zito doesn't believe his quality pitches just magically disappear whenever the San Francisco Giants venture away from AT&T Park.

June 13, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Blackhawks beat Bruins in 3OT opener

CHICAGO (AP) - Andrew Shaw skated off to the side and pumped his arms furiously.

June 13, 2013 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ A.J. Jenkins making strides in second year

SANTA CLARA (AP) - If A.J. Jenkins had yet to call his dad on a given day last season, he would receive a text asking him to do so.

June 13, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Janikowski deals with more change in 14th season

ALAMEDA (AP) - Sebastian Janikowski has seen plenty of changes on the Oakland Raiders in his 13 years in the NFL.

June 13, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Nets hire Jason Kidd as coach

(AP) - The Brooklyn Nets hired Jason Kidd as their coach Wednesday, bringing the former star back to the franchise he led to its greatest NBA success.

June 13, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Dodgers still mad after brawl with Diamondbacks

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Dodgers remained upset Wednesday about their brawl with the Arizona Diamondbacks, and much of their ire was directed toward pitcher Ian Kennedy.

June 13, 2013 | | Pro Sports


2014 MLB opener in Australia: Dodgers-D’backs

NEW YORK (AP) - The Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks will bring their thunder Down Under.

June 13, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Kansas City teen throws 1st pitch via telerobot

OAKLAND (AP) - From some 1,800 miles away in Kansas City, Mo., 13-year-old Nick LeGrande threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Yankees-Athletics game Wednesday night.

June 13, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Yankees’ Rivera surprises longtime A’s employee

OAKLAND (AP) - Posing as a pizza delivery man, New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera surprised longtime Athletics employee Julie Vasconcellos by visiting her in the mail room where she has worked going on 25 years.

June 13, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Giants 2B Scutaro out with finger injury

PITTSBURGH (AP) - San Francisco Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro is out indefinitely with an injury to the pinkie finger on his left hand.

June 13, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Kontos suspended for 3 games by MLB, Bochy for 1

NEW YORK (AP) - San Francisco pitcher George Kontos has been suspended for three games by Major League Baseball, which said he intentionally threw a pitch at Pittsburgh's Andrew McCutchen, and Giants manager Bruce Bochy has been banned for one.

June 13, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Mystery of Merion starts to unfold at US Open

ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) - The affection was genuine. Even better was beating Jack Nicklaus in a playoff. So when Lee Trevino got his hands on that U.S. Open trophy in 1971, the guy who never lacked for one-liners gushed, "I love Merion, and I don't even know her last name."

June 13, 2013 | | Pro Sports


LeBron not backing down on vow for Game 4

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A day later, LeBron James didn't back down.

June 13, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Poll: Defending champion Florida State is in top spot

NEW YORK (AP) - Jameis Winston and defending national champion Florida State are No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason college football poll.

August 17, 2014 | | Pro Sports


McGloin leads Raiders’ comeback win

OAKLAND (AP) - Matthew Stafford and Detroit's passing game looked in midseason form even with star Calvin Johnson on the sideline watching.

August 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kings sign NBA’s first Indian player

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Sim Bhullar became the first player of Indian descent to sign a contract with an NBA team Friday, inking a deal to join the Sacramento Kings in training camp.

August 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Phillies rally to beat Giants late

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Chase Utley was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the top of the 10th inning to help the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San Francisco Giants 5-3 on Friday night.

August 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


New rule: Drivers can’t exit cars after wrecks

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) - Even Jimmie Johnson has a temper - one that was on display long before he became a six-time champion and one of NASCAR's most respected drivers.

August 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lincicome in front at LPGA

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) - Brittany Lincicome opened a three-stroke lead Friday in the wind-swept LPGA Championship, the tour's fourth major championship of the season.

August 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Serena advances in Cincy

MASON, Ohio (AP) - Serena Williams advanced to the semifinals of a tournament she has never won. Given her history in Cincinnati, she'll avoid thinking about the long-awaited title.

August 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Slocum, Langley share Wyndham lead

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Heath Slocum needs a strong finish at the Wyndham Championship to earn a spot in the PGA Tour's postseason.

August 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Livingston out 6-8 weeks

OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State Warriors guard Shaun Livingston is expected to be out six to eight weeks after having arthroscopic surgery on the big toe of his right foot.

August 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Girl tosses gem at LLWS

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - Pitcher Mo'Ne Davis, one of two girls at the Little League World Series, threw a two-hitter to help Philadelphia beat Nashville 4-0 on Friday in the opener for both teams.

August 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cousins injures knee in practice

CHICAGO (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins had a big bag of ice on his right knee while he watched the end of practice Thursday. He briefly covered his face with a towel as trainers milled around his table next to the folded gym bleachers.

August 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


San Francisco saying goodbye to Candlestick Park

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco said goodbye Thursday to Candlestick Park - the stadium where the city's beloved Giants and 49ers celebrated some of their greatest triumphs.

August 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders prepare to host Lions in exhibition game

OAKLAND (AP) - Two days of practice in front of boisterous Raiders supporters gave Oakland's newcomers a taste of the passion of the fan base.

August 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s get Royal treatment

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - After a spotless stretch for 18 days earlier this month, the Oakland Athletics bullpen is struggling a bit.

August 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rob Manfred elected next MLB commissioner

BALTIMORE (AP) - Rob Manfred was elected baseball's 10th commissioner Thursday, winning a three-man race to succeed Bud Selig and given a mandate by the tradition-bound sport to recapture young fans and speed play in an era that has seen competition increase and attention spans shrink.

August 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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