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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


Suh to Miami, Bulaga to Packers in free agency

The free agency frenzy, trading outbreak and stunning retirements of the first day of the NFL's business year gave way to one headliner Wednesday: Ndamukong Suh.

March 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Moss homers, triples against former team

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Brandon Moss had a home run and a triple against his former team, but the Cleveland Indians lost to the Oakland Athletics 3-2 Wednesday.

March 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


District attorney reviewing case against 49ers’ Miller

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The Santa Clara County District Attorney's office has received the case of 49ers fullback Bruce Miller, who was arrested on suspicion of spousal battery last week.

March 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Stadium supporters to begin petition drive

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Organizers behind a proposed NFL stadium that could become home for the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders will kick off a petition drive Thursday to bring the plan before voters.

March 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


US beats France for 10th Algarve Cup title

The United States not only avenged last month's stinging loss to France with its 10th Algarve Cup title, the Americans addressed concerns about their readiness for the Women's World Cup.

March 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Warriors hold off Pistons for fifth straight win

OAKLAND (AP) - Klay Thompson reached the 5,000-point milestone and knocked down two late 3-pointers in a 69-second span, leading the Golden State Warriors past the Detroit Pistons 105-98 on Wednesday night for their fifth straight win.

March 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Patrick Willis retires after injury-shortened season

SANTA CLARA (AP) - His eyes swollen from crying and reciting scripture as he spoke of retirement, five-time All-Pro linebacker Patrick Willis bid farewell to football and called it one of his happiest days yet because he is leaving on his own terms.

March 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Big trades steal spotlight from free agents

NEW YORK (AP) - Until the New York Jets landed Darrelle Revis, the first hours of NFL free agency Tuesday looked more like fantasy football.

March 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Gray, Zito combine for 5 innings in A’s win

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Sonny Gray pitched into the third inning, Barry Zito went 2 2-3 innings and the Oakland Athletics defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5 in an exhibition game Tuesday.

March 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


LA stadium plan declared defunct; others remain

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Farmers Field had a prime location in downtown Los Angeles, big-time boosters, a builder with an impeccable professional sports resume, even a name and sponsor - rare for a project in the planning stages.

March 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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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


Athletics trounce Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Oakland Athletics looked like a team battling for a playoff spot Monday night, and the Kansas City Royals looked like ...

September 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


49ers open Chip Kelly era with victory over Rams

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers opened the Chip Kelly era with a dominating win while the Rams are still seeking their first points ...

September 13, 2016 | | Pro Sports


SF 49ers open tonight

SANTA CLARA (AP) - When Colin Kaepernick's national anthem protest initially went public, talk immediately turned to whether it would lead to a distraction that ...

September 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders, Carr rally to beat Saints

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Even if the Oakland Raiders' latest visit to the Superdome won't go down as their most memorable triumph in New Orleans ...

September 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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