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Game On Dude made early favorite for Breeders' Cup

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) - Game On Dude was made the early 9-5 favorite in a field of 12 for the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic, a race he led most of the way last year before being overtaken in the closing strides. This time, he'll have home-field advantage running at Santa Anita, where the 5-year-old gelding is 5-0.

October 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


San Francisco gets ready for Giants' parade

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - For the second time in three years, San Francisco is gearing up for a ticker-tape parade to celebrate a World Series victory for the Giants.

October 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Oakland Raiders earn day off after 2nd straight win at midseason point

ALAMEDA (AP) - The first convincing victory of the season was enough for coach Dennis Allen to give his Oakland Raiders players a welcome day off midway through the season.

October 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy beats Woods in China exhibition

ZHENGZHOU, China (AP) - Rory McIlroy outdueled Tiger Woods in the first one-on-one exhibition match between golf's two biggest names.

October 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


A's exercise Balfour contract option, decline Stephen Drew

OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics exercised their $4.5 million contract option for closer Grant Balfour on Monday, while the AL West champions declined their half of a $10 million mutual option for shortstop Stephen Drew.

October 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


One Giant Series sweep

DETROIT (AP) - Finally pressed in the World Series, the San Francisco Giants finished off a most unexpected and stunning sweep.

October 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Panda pounds his way to Series MVP

DETROIT (AP) - Pablo Sandoval not only has baseball's neatest nickname, Kung Fu Panda has a World Series MVP award to go along with it.

October 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Thousands gather at City Hall to celebrate

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - They came from all corners of the region and screamed louder with each strike and every out in the bottom of the 10th inning as the San Francisco Giants closed in on a second championship in three years Sunday.

October 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Thunder sweep of Bakersfield with OT goal

STOCKTON – Tony DeHart's blast from the high slot with six seconds left in sudden death overtime lifted the Stockton Thunder (4-1-1, 9 points) to a 3-2 victory over the Bakersfield Condors before 5,062 fans at Stockton Arena on Sunday.

October 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Wondolowski ties MLS goal mark in Earthquakes’ tie

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Chris Wondolowski tied the MLS single-season record with his 27th goal and the San Jose Earthquakes wrapped up the regular season with a 1-1 draw against the Portland Timbers on Saturday night.

October 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Sports news briefs

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October 29, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Oakland Raiders take advantage of struggling Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Take your pick of problems and the Kansas City Chiefs probably have them.

October 28, 2012 | | Pro Sports


49ers face Arizona in defensive contest

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The NFC West takes over Monday night football, and this season at least that means defense.

October 28, 2012 | | Pro Sports


NFL capsules

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Matt Ryan threw touchdown passes on Atlanta's first three possessions against Philadelphia and new defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, and the Falcons remained the NFL's only unbeaten team with a 30-17 victory over the Eagles on Sunday.

October 28, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Fan, 11, presents Goodell with pink penalty flags

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Dante Cano had a big idea, so he wrote a letter and sent it to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

October 28, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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Hewitt breaks thru on 3rd try in Newport

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) - Australian Lleyton Hewitt took advantage of his second chances to win a title on his third try at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships.

July 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


LeBron: ‘I’m coming home’

CLEVELAND (AP) - If LeBron James was going to win another NBA title, heal broken hearts and continue building his legacy, he knew there was only one place to go.

July 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


World Cup finale pits best of best

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The most entertaining World Cup in a generation comes down to a final match that pits the planet's best player against the tournament's best team.

July 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Canelo Alvarez faces dangerous foe in Lara

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Canelo Alvarez wants to be known as a fighter who never ducked anyone, one reason why he paid particular attention when Erislandy Lara started calling his name.

July 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Italy’s Trentin wins his 7th Tour

NANCY, France (AP) - Matteo Trentin of Italy won Friday's seventh stage of the Tour de France in a photo finish, after two top American hopefuls went down in the latest spills of a crash-marred edition this year.

July 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy slumps at Scottish Open

ABERDEEN, Scotland (AP) - Rory McIlroy surrendered the lead at the Scottish Open with his latest second-round meltdown on Friday, leaving three players tied for first place on a day when brutal winds played havoc with the field.

July 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Phelps easily beats Lochte in 100 butterfly

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Michael Phelps surged to the wall and quickly searched for the scoreboard.

July 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Netherlands looking to finish World Cup unbeaten

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) - Dutch coach Louis Van Gaal is trying to motivate his players for the third-place match against Brazil by giving them the mission of becoming the only Dutch squad to finish a World Cup unbeaten in regular play.

July 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


United gets 3rd straight road win; 2-1 over Quakes

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Eddie Johnson and Luis Silva each scored in the first half, and Bill Hamid made close-range saves in the 89th and 91st minutes to lift D.C. United to a 2-1 win over the San Jose Earthquakes on Friday night.

July 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Yankees get LHP Francis in trade with Athletics

BALTIMORE (AP) - The New York Yankees have obtained left-handed pitcher Jeff Francis from the Oakland Athletics for a player to be named and cash.

July 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hernandez gets 11th win

SEATTLE (AP) - Felix Hernandez outpitched Jeff Samardzija, Robinson Cano hit a go-ahead double and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 3-2 Friday night.

July 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lincecum returns to CY

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Lincecum and two relievers combined on a five-hitter, and Lincecum drove in a run with a safety squeeze, helping the San Francisco Giants beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-0 on Friday night.

July 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rockies activate Gonzalez from DL

DENVER (AP) - Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez was activated from the disabled list on Friday after he missed 35 games because of left index finger inflammation.

July 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers WR Ellington focused on NFL career

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) - Gone are the days when Bruce Ellington would rush from a basketball workout with South Carolina teammates to a football meeting room to learn the complex schemes of coach Steve Spurrier. Ellington's only focus is the San Francisco 49ers and making an impact on the NFL.

July 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bosh agrees to max deal with Heat

Associated Press

July 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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