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Warriors have people taking notice with fast start

OAKLAND (AP) - When the Golden State Warriors began madly celebrating a stunning, last-second win against defending NBA champion Miami on the Heat's home court this week, Jarrett Jack quickly offered a message to his teammates.

December 14, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Chiefs, Raiders playing out string of season

ALAMEDA (AP) - For most of the past decade, December has meant only one thing to Oakland Raiders punter Shane Lechler - searching for motivation as he plays out the string of another lost season.

December 14, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Patriots pose severe test for 49ers' defense

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Running against the San Francisco 49ers is tough. Passing isn't any easier. And scoring is a huge challenge.

December 14, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Getting to Brady could be key for 49ers

SANTA CLARA (AP) - As Aldon Smith chases down the NFL record for sacks, his specialty becomes of particular significance this week when the San Francisco 49ers face New England and the NFL's top-ranked offense.

December 14, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Branch returns to practice for Raiders

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders safety Tyvon Branch practiced for the first time this week, an encouraging turn for a struggling secondary sorely lacking depth.

December 14, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Magic hit 9 3-pointers, hold off Warriors

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Poor starts have often been the cause of Orlando's worst outings this season.

December 14, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Thunder win 10th straight, over Sacramento

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - There was no coasting to a 10-game winning streak for Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder.

December 14, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Moss credits Belichick for teaching him football

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Randy Moss joined the New England Patriots five years ago thinking he knew a lot about football.

December 13, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Torres returns to Giants for $2 million

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Andres Torres is returning to the San Francisco Giants, who gave the outfielder his first chance as a regular two years ago.

December 13, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Appeals court to hear Bonds' appeal on Feb. 13

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court will hear Barry Bonds' appeal of his obstruction of justice conviction early next year.

December 13, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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December 12, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Facing Pats, 49ers looking to step up offensively

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers are looking forward to matching up with Tom Brady and the prolific offense of the New England Patriots on Sunday night.

December 12, 2012 | | Pro Sports


McClain practices with Raiders

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain met with coach Dennis Allen before returning to practice Wednesday after serving a two-game suspension for conduct detrimental to the team.

December 12, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Warriors slip past Heat

MIAMI (AP) - The Golden State Warriors used a savvy play by a rookie and took advantage of a defensive breakdown to surprise the Miami Heat on Wednesday.

December 12, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Jennings, Ellis lead Bucks in win over Kings

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The Milwaukee Bucks won 'ugly' in a matchup of short-handed teams - and that's just fine with Brandon Jennings.

December 12, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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Landon Donovan says he’ll retire after season

CARSON (AP) - A year after Landon Donovan returned to soccer, he realized he had lost his passion for the sport again. This time, the best player in American history decided to walk away for good.

August 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


MLS assesses its future following big summer

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - This summer showed Major League Soccer that attracting U.S. fans to the game is no longer an issue. It's engaging them that the league sees as its next step.

August 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Teens take center stage

IRVINE (AP) - Katie Ledecky beat defending champion Missy Franklin to win the 200-meter freestyle in a showdown of teen swimming queens at the U.S. national championships on Thursday night.

August 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Durant withdraws from US national team

Kevin Durant withdrew Thursday from the U.S. national team, the biggest loss yet for a weakening American squad that will go to Spain without the leading scorer on its last two gold medal winners.

August 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tsonga stuns Djokovic in sweep

TORONTO (AP) - Top-ranked Novak Djokovic was upset by 13th-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Thursday in the Rogers Cup, falling 6-2, 6-2 in only 63 minutes in the third round.

August 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


David Stern headlines Hall of Fame class

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Former NBA Commissioner David Stern prefers to look at the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers for a record $2 billion and not the decades of Donald Sterling's "interesting" ownership that came before it.

August 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Peralta is 1st to 14

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The San Francisco Giants were just a key hit or two from another victory on the road.

August 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lester twirls 3-hitter

OAKLAND (AP) - Jon Lester pitched a three-hitter for his fourth career shutout, and Oakland Athletics beat the Minnesota Twins 3-0 on Thursday night.

August 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


2 girls may play in LL regional finals

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) - Kayla Roncin and Mo'ne Davis are competing to make it to the Little League World Series, a rare feat for girls. But to get there, one girl's team may have to knock off the other's team.

August 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


‘Skins top Brady-less Patriots

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - Tom Brady took the night off, and Robert Griffin III played one series Thursday night as the Washington Redskins beat the New England Patriots 23-6 in the teams' preseason opener.

August 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


More power for largest conferences

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The biggest schools in college sports are about to get a chance to make their own rules.

August 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Woods good to go for major

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Barely able to tie his shoes three days ago, Tiger Woods is ready to tee it up in the PGA Championship.

August 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Harbaughs gather for 49ers-Ravens

BALTIMORE (AP) - They are NFL coaches on opposite ends of the country, so it isn't often that the Harbaugh brothers have a get-together in August.

August 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sharks, Kings to play game at Levi’s Staduim

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings are going to take their rivalry outdoors next season.

August 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Morse, Sandoval knock in 3 runs each

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Michael Morse and Pablo Sandoval each drove in three runs to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 7-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday night.

August 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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