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Wild card race looking extra crowded this season

NEW YORK (AP) - Joe Maddon manages one of the best teams in baseball. And the Tampa Bay Rays could wind up going home after one game this postseason.

August 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Wallace getting a chance to compete for backup QB job

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Seneca Wallace stepped on the practice field for the first time with the San Francisco 49ers on Friday as the most experienced quarterback on the roster.

August 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Gaffney puts baseball aside to return to Stanford

STANFORD (AP) - Every time Tyler Gaffney attended a Stanford practice last year, Coach David Shaw teased his former running back that he had one year of eligibility remaining.

August 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Murray aims to defend 1st major title

NEW YORK (AP) - Andy Murray chuckled as he explained the very best part about owning a pair of Grand Slam titles, one from the U.S. Open last year, the other from Wimbledon last month.

August 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Helio ready to go in Sonoma after scary crash

SONOMA (AP) - After Tony Stewart wrecked his NASCAR season by breaking his leg in a sprint car crash, Helio Castroneves admits he wondered whether it was such a good idea to drive a Brazilian stock car on an unfamiliar street course in the middle of the IndyCar season.

August 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Kuchar leads after short day at Barclays

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - Matt Kuchar made the most of his short day at The Barclays.

August 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Busch dominates Bristol to win Nationwide race

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) - The crowd showered Kyle Busch with boos Friday night as he celebrated yet another Bristol Motor Speedway win in Victory Lane.

August 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Michael sparks Seattle in win over Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks' offensive juggernaut hit a speed bump at Lambeau Field.

August 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Pirates come out swinging, beat Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Garrett Jones and Jordy Mercer homered, Jose Tabata hit a three-run double, and the NL Central-leading Pittsburgh Pirates beat the San Francisco Giants 10-5 on Thursday night.

August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Raiders to get 1st game look at 1st-round pick

OAKLAND (AP) - D.J. Hayden finally gets the chance to answer the critics who thought the Oakland Raiders made a risky bet when they drafted him 12th overall in April.

August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


49ers sign quarterback Wallace to one-year deal

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have added another quarterback to the competition to be Colin Kaepernick's backup, signing nine-year veteran Seneca Wallace to a one-year contract Thursday.

August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Sean Doolittle gets lesson on Gen. James Doolittle

ALAMEDA (AP) - Sean Doolittle tugs gently on his bushy red beard and soaks in a history lesson as he strolls in silence along the 872-foot wooden flight deck of the USS Hornet. He checks out old war planes while gazing at spectacular views of San Francisco and the bay, then climbs dozens of stairs to take a turn in the ship's "air boss" seat.

August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Ryan Braun finally admits drug use in 2011

A month after acknowledging only that he made "mistakes," Ryan Braun admitted taking performance-enhancing drugs during his NL MVP season of 2011.

August 22, 2013 | By HOWIE RUMBERG AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


A year after trade, Red Sox, Dodgers both better

BOSTON (AP) - Don't expect a sentimental reunion when Boston plays the Los Angeles Dodgers this weekend and visits former Red Sox Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and the injured Josh Beckett.

August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Giants OF Torres goes on DL with Achilles strain

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Giants outfielder Andres Torres was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday because of a strained left Achilles' tendon and might not return this season.

August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Aoki agrees to $4.7 million deal with Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - After losing to the San Francisco Giants in the World Series, Nori Aoki joined them.

January 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Luck would take another big step if the Colts beat Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Step by step, Andrew Luck has climbed into the upper echelon of NFL quarterbacks.

January 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Raiders close to signing Coliseum extension

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Raiders are close to signing a one-year extension to remain at the Coliseum for the 2015 season.

January 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Bears interview John Fox for coaching job

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) - John Fox interviewed for the Chicago Bears' coaching job Wednesday, two days after parting ways with the Denver Broncos.

January 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


49ers tight end Vernon Davis will support curling again

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Vernon Davis is taking his support skills to the curling ice once more.

January 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kennedy, Marleau lead Sharks past Maple Leafs

SAN JOSE (AP) - Tyler Kennedy and Patrick Marleau scored goals 15 seconds apart in the first period, and the San Jose Sharks beat the reeling Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 on Thursday night.

January 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


San Jose loses appeal over proposed Athletics move

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court upheld the dismissal of antitrust claims in a lawsuit by the city of San Jose against Major League Baseball, which accused the sport of illegally blocking a proposed move of the Oakland Athletics to the area.

January 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Jack Del Rio hired as new Raiders coach

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders have officially hired Denver defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio as their new head coach.

January 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


49ers introduce coach Tomsula to get team winning again

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jim Tomsula wiped down his glasses then winked at his family across the room as he waited his turn to speak on the podium, unfamiliar territory and formality for a humble defensive line coach thrust into the top job for the San Francisco 49ers.

January 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Green is the ‘heart and soul’ of the Warriors

OAKLAND (AP) - His voice can be heard everywhere the Golden State Warriors go.

January 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Showtime exec: Mayweather wants Pacquiao more than ever

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Floyd Mayweather Jr. wants a fight with Manny Pacquiao more than ever, a top Showtime executive said Thursday, and negotiations continue to make the long anticipated bout a reality on May 2.

January 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Jack Del Rio to be new Raiders coach

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders hired Denver defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio as their new head coach on Wednesday in hopes that the Bay Area native who grew up cheering for the Raiders can return the team to its glory days.

January 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Nats get Yunel Escobar from A’s for Tyler Clippard

WASHINGTON (AP) - Infielder Yunel Escobar is heading to the Nationals, and All-Star reliever Tyler Clippard is going to the Athletics, thanks to the ninth deal between those clubs in a little more than four years.

January 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


49ers promote Tomsula to head coach

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The San Francisco 49ers promoted longtime defensive line coach Jim Tomsula to head coach Wednesday, going with a familiar face following a national search that took more than two weeks and ended right in house.

January 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Marcus Mariota says he’s going to the NFL

Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota, whose bold moves and leadership on the field brought the Ducks to the brink of a national championship before falling short, is leaving Oregon early for the NFL.

January 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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