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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


Dodgers' Wilson makes return from elbow surgery

MIAMI (AP) - Former All-Star closer Brian Wilson acknowledged feeling butterflies in the bullpen as he warmed up Thursday, which was understandable since he hadn't pitched in 16 months.

August 22, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Donovan not looking to future after MLS Cup

CARSON, Calif. (AP) - Until last weekend, Landon Donovan's pending retirement was a nebulous concept obscured by games, goals and a sport-wide outpouring of appreciation from the moment he made his stunning decision this summer.

December 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Murray, Romo lead Cowboys over Bears 41-28

CHICAGO (AP) - Tony Romo has bigger goals for the Dallas Cowboys so he wasn't about to get too excited over securing a winning season.

December 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Warriors beat Pelicans for 11th straight win

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Stephen Curry had 19 points and a season-high 11 assists, Klay Thompson scored 23 points, and the Golden State Warriors beat the New Orleans Pelicans 112-85 on Thursday night for their 11th consecutive win.

December 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kennedy helps Sharks beat Bruins 7-4

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Tyler Kennedy, fresh off the injured list, scored two goals - including the winner - and the San Jose Sharks beat the Boston Bruins 7-4 on Thursday night for their third straight victory.

December 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Senators to NFL: Drop 'blackout' rule or we might

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senators from both parties warned the National Football League on Thursday to get rid of a four-decade-old TV "blackout" rule or risk congressional action to restrict the league's lucrative antitrust exemption, which allows NFL teams to negotiate radio and television broadcast rights together.

December 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers O-lineman Davis progressing from concussion

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - San Francisco right tackle Anthony Davis was able to drive home following a cross-country flight from New York last month despite feeling "loopy" from a concussion he didn't initially realize was so severe.

December 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ravens’ Haloti Ngata draws 4-game drug ban by NFL

BALTIMORE (AP) - Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata was suspended without pay for four games Thursday for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

December 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers OC Greg Roman moving forward from criticism

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Offensive coordinator Greg Roman has moved on from a critical Twitter post last week by the daughter of his boss, 49ers general manager Trent Baalke.

December 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders' Tarell Brown anxious to face former team

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Oakland Raiders cornerback Tarell Brown has a fairly good idea what to expect this week from San Francisco receivers Anquan Boldin and Michael Crabtree.

December 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Mancini, Bowe head Boxing Hall of Fame's new class

CANASTOTA, N.Y. (AP) - When Ray Mancini got the call, he was caught off guard.

December 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Woods stumbles to a 77 in his return

WINDERMERE, Fla. (AP) - Tiger Woods took on any shot without pain or worry Thursday, a feeling he hasn't had on the golf course in a long time.

December 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Team USA stars off to strong starts with NBA teams

The first time the Golden State Warriors practiced this season, new coach Steve Kerr noticed something different about Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson compared to the rest of the team.

December 04, 2014 | By ANTONIO GONZALEZ AP Basketball Writer | Pro Sports


Tim Howard wins player of year award

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Goalkeeper Tim Howard has won the 2014 Player of the Year award for his work with the U.S. national team.

December 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lawler back for 2nd shot at Hendricks in UFC 181

LOS ANGELES (AP) - When Johny Hendricks emerged from a bruising, bloodying five-round bout with the UFC welterweight title in March, a significant portion of the mixed martial arts world thought Robbie Lawler got robbed.

December 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Robbie Keane named MLS MVP

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Robbie Keane has been named Major League Soccer's Most Valuable Player after the Irish forward's dynamic season for the Los Angeles Galaxy.

December 03, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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