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Where, if anywhere, will unemployed vets land?

NEW YORK (AP) - Ray Lewis, Brian Urlacher and Ronde Barber grabbed the headlines by retiring, walking away from the game when they almost certainly still could have contributed to NFL teams.

July 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


The tales of a non-working fisherman

Everyone up here works hard. Really hard.

July 24, 2013 | By Jeff Lund “It’s a Lund-erful Life” | Pro Sports


Bochy wins 1,500th as manager

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pablo Sandoval hit a two-run double to help Bruce Bochy earn his 1,500th win as a manager, and the San Francisco Giants split a straight doubleheader with the Cincinnati Reds with a 5-3 victory in the nightcap Tuesday.

July 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


New code: Players don’t defend dopers

NEW YORK (AP) - Protective no more, baseball players are downright disgusted these days with doping.

July 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Astros rally off Balfour for win over Athletics

HOUSTON (AP) - A's closer Grant Balfour hadn't blown a save all season, and his streak of 44 straight saves was an Oakland record and the sixth longest run in major league history.

July 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ sights set on Super Bowl win

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Much like when they came together for training camp last summer, the San Francisco 49ers return yet again determined to take another important step this season - from Super Bowl runner-up to champion.

July 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Pay raise for Pedroia

BOSTON (AP) - All-Star second baseman Dustin Pedroia is close to a contract that could keep him with the Boston Red Sox for his entire big league career.

July 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Sports news briefs

• Obama to salute Giants on World Series win: WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says President Barack Obama will honor the San Francisco Giants at a ceremony saluting their victory in the 2012 World Series. The team will visit the White House on Monday. The president will also honor the team for its community service work.

July 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Cousins gets 2nd shot with Team USA

LAS VEGAS (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins has everything USA Basketball is looking for in a big man.

July 24, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Reds rout Giants, Lincecum in series opener

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Bronson Arroyo pitched a seven-hitter for his sixth career shutout, beating Tim Lincecum and the San Francisco Giants 11-0 Monday night for his first victory at AT&T Park and No. 100 with the Cincinnati Reds.

July 23, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Reddick’s blast saves A’s from ‘ugly’ loss

HOUSTON (AP) - There was only one word to describe Oakland's play through four innings on Monday night against the Houston Astros.

July 23, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Mickelson chases career Grand Slam

GULLANE, Scotland (AP) - Phil Mickelson described his feelings toward links golf as a "hate-love" relationship, meaning he once dreaded coming over to the British Open for a brand of golf played only once a year.

July 23, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Brewers’ Braun busted

NEW YORK (AP) - Former National League MVP Ryan Braun was suspended without pay for the rest of the season and the postseason Monday, the first penalty from baseball's investigation of players reportedly tied to a Florida clinic accused of distributing performance-enhancing drugs.

July 23, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Wright fails physical; trade to SF voided

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Cornerback Eric Wright failed his physical with the San Francisco 49ers, nullifying a trade to bring him to Northern California from Tampa Bay.

July 23, 2013 | | Pro Sports


League, union may begin testing for HGH this fall

The NFL and players union are talking again about getting a test in place for human growth hormone as early as the upcoming season.

July 23, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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US women beat Costa Rica in rainy exhibition

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Not even a thunderstorm could slow down the United States in the latest chapter of its Women's World Cup victory tour.

August 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Earthquakes score season-high 5 goals

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Cordell Cato and Chris Wondolowski each scored two goals and the San Jose Earthquakes cruised past Sporting Kansas City 5-0 on ...

August 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Raiders’ line benefits from Rodney Hudson

NAPA (AP) - Derek Carr was only on the field for two series in the Raiders' preseason-opening win over the St. Louis Rams. That was more ...

August 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Giants lose to Cardinals, miss chance to gain on Dodgers

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Madison Bumgarner had a rare opportunity for a pitcher: Pinch-hit with two outs in the ninth inning with his team trailing by ...

August 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Erik Pears fitting in on 49ers O-line

SANTA CLARA (AP) - New right tackle Erik Pears is doing all he can to fit into the 49ers huddle.

August 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Giants to place Pence on DL, activate Aoki on Thursday

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The San Francisco Giants plan to place Hunter Pence on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with a strained left oblique, a move ...

August 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Athletics hold off Dodgers in 2-game sweep

OAKLAND, (AP) - Jesse Chavez's record hardly tells the story of his season and first year as a full-time starter.

August 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NFL suspends Simpson for 6 games

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The NFL suspended San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Jerome Simpson on Tuesday without pay for the first six games of the season ...

August 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Vogelsong, Bumgarner help Giants beat Cardinals

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The San Francisco Giants got a rally-starting at-bat from an unusual source.

August 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Athletics edge Dodgers in 10th inning

OAKLAND (AP) - Billy Butler hit an RBI double in the 10th inning and the Oakland Athletics outlasted Clayton Kershaw and held on to beat the ...

August 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Raiders counting on Murray to revive running game

NAPA (AP) - Whether it was because of injuries his first year or a lack of trust from his coaches last season, Latavius Murray has been ...

August 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Moody looks to make mark on 49ers defense

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Joe Gaines and other teachers at Nick Moody's elementary school used to regularly pull the boy aside and remind him that ...

August 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


49ers trade TE Asante Cleveland to Patriots for OL Jordan Devey

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers traded tight end Asante Cleveland to the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots for offensive lineman Jordan Devey ...

August 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Red Sox hire Dombrowski as president

BOSTON (AP) - On their way to a third last-place finish in four seasons, the Boston Red Sox shook up their front office on Tuesday night ...

August 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Failed union bid won’t stop reforms in college athletics

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - With or without a union, more rights and benefits are coming for college athletes.

August 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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