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Raiders wideout Holmes suspended four games

Raiders wideout Holmes suspended four games

NAPA, Calif. (AP) -- Oakland Raiders receiver Andre Holmes was suspended Saturday for the first four games of the season for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances.
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  • Dog Days v.2013: The great flurry of activity surrounding the d…

    Dog Days v.2013: The great flurry of activity surrounding the draf…

    feltbot.com Jul 27, 2013
    The great flurry of activity surrounding the draft and the opening of free agency has now died down, and I think the Warriors have emerged clear winners. They have not only addressed every single critical hole or misconstruction in their roster that I h…
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  • Notes, quotes and observations from camp — Day 2

    Notes, quotes and observations from camp — Day 2

    insidebayarea.com Jul 27, 2013
    NAPA — Several key players went down with injuries Friday that turned out to be of the season-ending variety. The news came one day before the Raiders throw on pads for the first time and ratchet up the intensity. Don’t expect coach Dennis Allen to chan…
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  • Norris' pinch-hit go-ahead blast sparks A's

    Norris' pinch-hit go-ahead blast sparks A's

    MLB.com ESPN.com Jul 27, 2013
    Pinch-hitter Derek Norris belted a two-run homer to put the A's on top Saturday in one of the better starts of the season for left-hander Tommy Milone, a 3-1 victory over the Angels.
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  • LBs Maiava, Moore among four players injured at practice

    LBs Maiava, Moore among four players injured at practice

    insidebayarea.com Jul 27, 2013
    Linebackers Kaluka Maiava an Sio Moore were among four players that suffered injuries during practice Saturday. Coach Dennis Allen said he didn’t envision any of the injuries being too serious, though he hadn’t received detailed updates when he spoke wi…
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  • Matt Flynn suggests his style didn’t mesh with Pete Carroll’s

    Matt Flynn suggests his style didn’t mesh with Pete Carroll’s

    profootballtalk.com Jul 27, 2013
    As quarterback Matt Flynn embarks on his career as the Raiders presumed starter, Flynn has reflected on his inability to go from presumed starter to actual starter in Seattle last year. And while Flynn concedes that Russell Wilson won the job based on h…
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  • N.F.L. Roundup: Knee Injury May Sideline Eagles’ Maclin for Sea…

    N.F.L. Roundup: Knee Injury May Sideline Eagles’ Maclin for Season

    nytimes.com Jul 27, 2013
    Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, who is in the final year of his rookie contract, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during a noncontact drill.
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  • Niners have different way to prepare for the read-option

    Niners have different way to prepare for the read-option

    profootballtalk.com Jul 27, 2013
    With the proliferation of young, mobile quarterbacks who run the read-option, teams now have some interest in having quarterbacks on the roster who can run the formation for the scout team. As explained by Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, the 49ers h…
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  • Training camp roundup: Injured Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta…

    Training camp roundup: Injured Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta might miss season

    yahoo.com Jul 27, 2013
    <br /> The Baltimore Ravens were hoping tight end Dennis Pitta could be a reliable possession receiver this season, filling a hole left when Anquan Boldin was traded to the San Francisco 49ers. Those plans hit a snag when Pitta dislocated his hip …
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  • Super Bowl? This time, Asomugha is serious

    Super Bowl? This time, Asomugha is serious

    sfgate.com Jul 27, 2013
    Nnamdi Asomugha is talking about winning the Super Bowl this season. And this time, for the first time in his loss-filled, 10-year NFL career, he’s not lying through his teeth. In his first meeting with the media during training camp, the 49ers cornerba…
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  • Gurode signing has several potential meanings

    Gurode signing has several potential meanings

    insidebayarea.com Jul 27, 2013
    NAPA — Now that the Raiders made official the signing of offensive lineman Andre Gurode, we’re left figuring out what it means in the long run. Coach Dennis Allen likely will shed some light on the situation later this afternoon, once the Raiders conclu…
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  • Anderson simulates game warmup in rehab session

    Anderson simulates game warmup in rehab session

    MLB.com Jul 27, 2013
    A's left-hander Brett Anderson, working his way back from a stress fracture in his right foot, threw 51 pitches in a bullpen session Saturday morning at O.co Coliseum.
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  • Bills set to open camp without unsigned S Byrd

    Bills set to open camp without unsigned S Byrd

    CNNSI.com Jul 27, 2013
    The Buffalo Bills are preparing to open training camp minus Jairus Byrd. And with contract talks at a stalemate, the team has no indication when the two-time Pro Bowl safety plans to report.
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  • Pujols leaves club to have ailing foot examined

    Pujols leaves club to have ailing foot examined

    MLB.com Jul 27, 2013
    Albert Pujols was out of the Angels' lineup and back in Southern California for Saturday's game against the Athletics, having his nagging left foot evaluated after aggravating it Friday night.
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  • Some clarity, direction up front for Arizona

    Some clarity, direction up front for Arizona

    ESPN.com Jul 27, 2013
    2008-2012 Cardinals OL The San Francisco 49ers have all five starters returning along their offensive line. There's no drama at the position unless you're into swing tackles, left guard contracts or developing young depth at center. The situation is dif…
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  • New WR Boldin also helping 49ers defense

    New WR Boldin also helping 49ers defense

    ESPN.com Jul 27, 2013
    With so much talent returning on defense, several San Francisco 49ers players have taken advantage of an intriguing new resource in training camp: newcomer Anquan Boldin.
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  • A's all-around efforts secure Colon's 14th win

    A's all-around efforts secure Colon's 14th win

    MLB.com ESPN.com Jul 27, 2013
    Jed Lowrie homered and compiled three RBIs on a three-hit night to lead the A's to a 6-4 victory over the Angels on Friday night. Oakland ace Bartolo Colon recovered after a shaky first inning to tie for the Major League lead in wins.
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  • Cubs rally in ninth with help from Giants' error

    Cubs rally in ninth with help from Giants' error

    MLB.com Jul 27, 2013
    Before Friday's game, Cubs manager Dale Sveum talked about how Anthony Rizzo needed to deliver with runners on. The first baseman did that in the ninth, with an assist from Giants first baseman Brandon Belt. Two runs scored on an error by Belt with two …
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  • Video - Athletics Rally Past Angels 00:31

    Athletics Rally Past Angels

    Jul 27
    The Athletics scored three runs in the seventh inning to defeat the Angels 3-1.
  • Video - Cubs Hold Off Giants 00:34

    Cubs Hold Off Giants

    Jul 27
    Nate Schierholtz's solo home run was all the offense the Cubs needed to top the Giants 1-0.

Sports Columnists

  • Gary Neal on verge of signing with Milwaukee Bucks - sources

    Jul 27
    The Milwaukee Bucks are on the verge of signing shooting guard Gary Neal, according to sources close to the process.