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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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49ers need a win as they visit Saints

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh is generally a man of few words when speaking about his team.

November 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Mack taking cues from Denver’s Miller, Ware

ALAMEDA (AP) - Raiders rookie linebacker Khalil Mack has spent plenty of time this week watching video of Denver quarterback Peyton Manning.

November 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bumgarner, Posey are Silver Sluggers

NEW YORK (AP) - The Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout, Pittsburgh's Andrew McCutchen and Washington's Ian Desmond have won their third straight Silver Slugger Awards.

November 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers Crabtree says health not an issue

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Michael Crabtree has had two operations on his left foot since 2009 and missed most of last season because of an Achilles tendon tear. Yet the San Francisco 49ers wide receiver insists he's healthy and says lingering effects have nothing to do with his recent drop in production.

November 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders O-line faces toughest test yet

ALAMEDA (AP) - Trying to stop Denver's pass rush tandem of defensive end DeMarcus Ware and linebacker Von Miller would be a tough challenge for the winless Raiders under the best circumstances.

November 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Edler, Bonino lead Canucks past Sharks

SAN JOSE (AP) - Alex Edler and Chris Bonino scored second-period goals and Ryan Miller preserved the lead through the final second as the Vancouver Canucks beat the San Jose Sharks 3-2 on Thursday night.

November 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants turn all their attention to Pablo Sandoval

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Giants are planning their offseason around efforts to re-sign Pablo Sandoval.

November 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


McDowell fires 67 in Shanghai

SHANGHAI (AP) - Graeme McDowell likes a tough golf course, and Sheshan International was perfect for him Thursday. He opened with seven birdies in 12 holes and then hung on for a 5-under 67 and a two-shot lead after the first round of the HSBC Champions.

November 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Browns beat Bengals to move into 1st place

CINCINNATI (AP) - Andy Dalton's harried look summed it up. Cleveland's defense was all over him all night long, turning an AFC North showdown into a shockingly one-sided matchup.

November 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Leafs’ Ashton banned 20 games for drug violation

NEW YORK (AP) - Toronto Maple Leafs forward Carter Ashton was suspended for 20 games without pay by the NHL on Thursday after failing a drug test.

November 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Vonn’s knee on mend, Miller’s back still aching

COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. (AP) - Her right knee finally free of pain, Lindsey Vonn is actually considering moving up her return to racing.

November 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Blues hold off Devils for 7th straight win

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Vladimir Tarasenko stretched his goal-scoring streak to four games and the St. Louis Blues extended their NHL-best winning streak to seven with a 4-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night.

November 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


David Lee to miss Warriors’ road trip with hamsrting injury

OAKLAND (AP) - David Lee will not travel with the Golden State Warriors when they play at Houston and Phoenix this weekend because of a left hamstring injury.

November 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rockets stop Spurs as Howard nets 32

HOUSTON (AP) - Heading into a game with the San Antonio Spurs, Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale had his eye on a few matchups. A specific one that caught his eye was getting Dwight Howard in the post.

November 06, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers running back Marcus Lattimore to retire

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Running back Marcus Lattimore never played an NFL snap because of two serious knee injuries while he was in college, and he has decided his knees might not hold up through the rigors of a 16-game season.

November 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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