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Stern to retire as NBA commissioner in 2014 after almost 30 years on job

NEW YORK (AP) - David Stern spent nearly 30 years growing the NBA, turning a league that couldn't even get its championship series on live prime-time TV into a projected $5 billion a year industry.

October 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


All quiet as deadline for full NHL season nears

NEW YORK (AP) - The NHL's deadline for playing a full, 82-game season arrived Thursday with no new discussions between the league and its locked-out players.

October 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Lakers lose again to Kings

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The Los Angeles Lakers closed out a winless preseason with a 94-82 loss to the Sacramento Kings on Thursday night.

October 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Suds taps give insight into Tigers, Giants fans

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - While the Fall Classic between the San Francisco Giants and Detroit Tigers pits clubs from two very different cities, the distinctive style and taste of each team's partisans also pours through the beer taps at their ball yards.

October 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Raiders insist they're not dirty

ALAMEDA (AP) - After the Oakland Raiders set NFL records in 2011 for penalties and penalty yards, rookie coach Dennis Allen made it a top priority to field more disciplined team.

October 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


49ers can up sacks total facing Arizona Cardinals

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The pass rusher in Aldon Smith is getting a little more excited than usual this week.

October 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


With small ball, Giants win for 2-0 WS lead

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A Giant dose of small ball, and suddenly San Francisco finds itself in a most unique position - way ahead in a postseason series.

October 25, 2012 | | Pro Sports


whats the score

FOOTBALL

October 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Palmer wants Raiders to be more balanced between passing, running

ALAMEDA (AP) - As prolific as he's been in his career, Oakland's Carson Palmer is on an unparalleled pace for him.

October 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Giants' lefty gets another shot in World Series

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Madison Bumgarner joked before his last World Series start that the pressure of pitching on baseball's biggest stage felt similar to his high school championship. After all, he was only 21.

October 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Dangerous way for kids to emulate pros

What looks like the NFL's latest nightmare played out on a football field an hour from Boston nearly six weeks ago. In a Pop Warner game between longtime rivals Southbridge and Tantasqua, five kids between the ages of 10 and 12 were concussed, all on the losing team, three in the first quarter and the last one on the final play of the game.

October 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Bettman says full season 'not going to be reality'

NEW YORK (AP) - NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says it looks as if a full-82 game schedule "is not going to be a reality," as the lockout nears its seventh week.

October 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports




Series gets awfully hairy with wild beards

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - This is going to be a very hairy World Series.

October 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports


NFL Thursdays tough on players, especially on road

NEW YORK (AP) - In today's "any given Sunday" NFL, the thinking goes, any team can win - or lose - any game. What about any given Thursday? Turns out those matchups are the closest thing to a lock there is.

October 24, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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DJ Hayden starts practices with Raiders

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland cornerback DJ Hayden practiced for the first time since breaking his foot in June, a potential boost for the Raiders' struggling defense.

October 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wainwright confident he made key adjustments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Adam Wainwright is determined to forget about his frustrating October outings and get back to the dominant postseason pitcher he used to be.

October 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kaepernick’s fine cut in half

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick's $11,025 fine from the NFL for what a game official called "inappropriate language" during the 49ers' loss to the Chicago Bears last month was cut in half Wednesday.

October 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Favre’s record on Peyton Manning’s back burner

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Even though he's just two touchdown throws shy of Brett Favre's NFL record of 508, Peyton Manning isn't getting caught up in history, and neither are his teammates.

October 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


After triumphant return, Palmer wants practice

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Three days after his triumphant return against the Washington Redskins, Carson Palmer was looking forward to practice.

October 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Redskins’ RG3 practices, will reclaim starting job

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) - Robert Griffin III returned to practice Wednesday for the Washington Redskins, and coach Jay Gruden confirmed that the third-year quarterback will regain the starter's job this season.

October 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Colts’ Irsay embraces opportunity to get to work

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Jim Irsay wants to be a better team owner.

October 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Royals Cain wins ALCS MVP

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Lorenzo Cain capped the AL Championship Series with his best catch yet: an MVP trophy.

October 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Garber criticizes Klinsmann over Donovan, MLS view

NEW YORK (AP) - Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber took the extraordinary step Wednesday of criticizing U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann for not taking Landon Donovan to the World Cup and for saying Clint Dempsey and Michael Bradley damaged their careers by returning to MLS from European clubs.

October 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


McDowell begins World Match Play with win

ASH, England (AP) - Defending champion Graeme McDowell and Victor Dubuisson began the World Match Play Championship with comfortable wins on Wednesday, three weeks after teaming up as one of Europe's top pairings in the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.

October 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Unites States beats Trinidad and Tobago 1-0

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Abby Wambach scored in the 54th minute to help the United States beat Trinidad and Tobago 1-0 on Wednesday night in their opening Women's World Cup qualifying game.

October 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Broncos gallop to top

NEW YORK (AP) - As he nears yet another milestone, Peyton Manning has the Denver Broncos back as the top team in the NFL.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


McCovey makes ballpark return

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hall of Famer Willie McCovey returned to the ballpark Tuesday for Game 3 of the San Francisco Giants' NL Championship Series win against St. Louis after being released in recent days from a lengthy stint at Stanford Hospital.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NFL, union discuss personal conduct policy

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and players' union chief DeMaurice Smith agreed to continue discussing changes to the league's personal conduct policy following a four-hour session in New York on Tuesday.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants work late-inning magic

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A wild pitch, a wide throw and an 18-inning marathon.

October 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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