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49ers’ Harbaugh won’t tolerate domestic violence

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh reiterated Tuesday that the team will not tolerate domestic violence. Harbaugh made his comments and maintained a firm stance about the topic during his radio segment on KNBR-AM, two days after 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald was arrested on felony domestic violence charges. “You ask me how I feel about […]

Carr knows being named starter just the beginning

ALAMEDA — Derek Carr has been groomed to be a starting quarterback in the NFL ever since he was an 11-year-old breaking down film with big brother David. It may come as a bit of a surprise that he will reach that goal in the first game of his rookie season. Carr used an impressive preseason to put […]

Sports on TV/Local sports for Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

TV sports Baseball MLB •San Francisco at Colorado, CSNBA, noon •Washington at L.A. Dodgers or San Francisco at Colorado, MLB, noon •Seattle at Oakland, CSNCA, 12:30 p.m. •Boston at N.Y. Yankees, ESPN, 4 p.m. •Arizona at San Diego, ESPN, 7 p.m. Basketball •FIBA, World Cup, group phase, Australia vs. Mexico, at Gran Canaria, NBATV, 4 […]

This date in sports history for Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

Sept. 3 1921 — The United States defeats Japan in five straight matches to win the Davis Cup. 1932 — Ellsworth Vines wins the men’s singles title in the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association championships with a three-set victory over France’s Henri Cochet. 1944 — Frank Parker wins the men’s singles title with a four-set victory […]

Kirk rallies to win the Deutsche Bank

NORTON, Mass. — Chris Kirk made three big putts and captured the biggest win of his career Monday in the Deutsche Bank Championship. Whether that was enough for U.S. captain Tom Watson to add him to the Ryder Cup team was the least of his concerns. Kirk won for the second time this season. He went the last […]

Rockies top Giants after losing end of suspended game

DENVER — Charlie Blackmon lined a two-out single in the ninth inning off reliever Sergio Romo, helping the Colorado Rockies beat San Francisco 10-9 on Monday and stop the Giants’ six-game win streak on a long day at Coors Field. Earlier in the day, the Giants broke away from a tie and beat Colorado 4-2 in a game […]

Dunn homers in 1st at-bat as A’s top Mariners

OAKLAND — Adam Dunn is in a pennant race at last, and what an impression he made on his new team as the September stretch run began. Dunn provided instant pop for the struggling Athletics, hitting a towering, two-run homer in his debut at-bat forOakland to highlight a 6-1 win over the Seattle Mariners on Monday in a […]

Right guard Boone passes physical, rejoins 49ers

SANTA CLARA — San Francisco 49ers right guard Alex Boone has passed his physical and rejoined the team for its Week 1 preparation ahead of Sunday’s opener at Dallas. The 27-year-old Boone reached agreement on a restructured $6 million, two-year contract Sunday. The 49ersrequested a roster exemption and Boone must be added to the 53-man roster before he […]

Raiders name rookie Derek Carr as starting QB

ALAMEDA — Oakland rookie Derek Carr will start the season opener against the New York Jets, becoming the first Raiders quarterback to start the first game of his rookie season. Coach Dennis Allen announced Monday that Carr would be the starter for the foreseeable future ahead of Matt Schaub, who struggled in the preseason and has been […]

Armijo beats Vanden 2-0 to claim All-City boys soccer title

FAIRFIELD — The Indians have reclaimed to crown as kings of the city. The Armijo High boys soccer team shut out Vanden 2-0 to win the All-City Soccer Tournament at Brownlee Field, Monday. Christian Diaz led the attack for the Indians, recording the game’s first goal in the 22nd minute, then assisted on the second, […]

Armed with new deal, Chiefs’ Smith looks forward

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Alex Smith didn’t have much choice when he was traded from San Francisco to Kansas City last year. He had the final say when it came to staying with the Chiefs, though. One day after signing a four-year extension that should solidify his future through the 2018 season, Smith expressed relief […]

Jaguars awarded Shuler off waivers, waive Rodriguez High grad Marcel Jensen

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Jaguars have been awarded second-year tight end Mickey Shuler off waivers from the Atlanta Falcons. The Jaguars waived rookie tight end and Rodriguez High graduate Marcel Jensen to make room for Shuler on the 53-man roster. Shuler spent the preseason with Atlanta before being waived Saturday. Originally a seventh-round draft pick by Minnesota […]

Column: Stewart’s Chase status doesn’t matter

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Tony Stewart has one final shot to make the Chase, and it’s not a very good one: He must win Saturday night at Richmond, where he last visited Victory Lane in 2002. He sat out three races after his sprint car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. at a New York dirt track on Aug. […]

Raiders ink CB Dowling, 9 others to practice squad

ALAMEDA — The Oakland Raiders have signed former New England cornerback Ras-I Dowling to their practice squad. Dowling played nine games for the Patriots in 2011-12 after being drafted in the second round. He spent last season on the New York Jets’ practice squad and was released by the Jets last week after being hampered by foot […]

Serena Williams, Djokovic roll to US Open quarters

NEW YORK — Serena Williams reached her first Grand Slam quarterfinal of the year with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Kaia Kenepi at the U.S. Open on Monday, keeping her hopes alive for a third straight Flushing Meadows crown. Williams, who lost in the fourth round of the Australian Open, the second round of the French Open […]

Houston Astros fire manager Bo Porter

HOUSTON — The Houston Astros fired manager Bo Porter on Monday, saying the dismissal had less to do with the team’s 59-79 record than the need for “new direction” and a “united message throughout the entire organization.” Porter was in his second season with the Astros and was succeeded by interim manager Tom Lawless, who worked in Houston’s minor […]

Hamels, 3 Phillies relievers no-hit Braves

ATLANTA — Cole Hamels and three Philadelphia Phillies relievers combined to pitch a no-hitter Monday, beating the Atlanta Braves 7-0 and giving a last-place team a rare reason to celebrate. Hamels (8-6) was pulled after six innings and seemed fine with the decision. He struck out seven, walked five, hit a batter and threw 108 pitches on […]

Otto wins Italian Open; Gallacher comes up short

TURIN, Italy — Hennie Otto of South Africa held on to claim a second Italian Open victory by two shots on Sunday, while Stephen Gallacher came up just short of an automatic Ryder Cup spot after finishing third. Otto, who won the event in 2008, shot a 4-under 68 to finish with a 20-under total […]

Henley takes a 1-shot lead at Deutsche Bank

NORTON, Mass. — Russell Henley doesn’t get into contention as much as he’d like, though he is tough to beat when he’s anywhere near the lead. Rory McIlroy seems to be there all the time. They were among a host of contenders Sunday at the Deutsche Bank Championship, setting up the second straight week in […]

Fred Couples wins Champions Tour event

CALGARY, Alberta — Fred Couples won the Champions Tour’s Shaw Charity Classic on Sunday, chipping in for eagle for a course-record 9-under 61 and beating Billy Andrade with a tap-in birdie on the first hole of a playoff. “It never came into my mind about winning the tournament until really maybe the 15th, 16th holes,” […]

Ernst wins LPGA’s Portland Classic in playoff

PORTLAND, Ore. — Austin Ernst won the LPGA Tour’s Portland Classic on Sunday with a par on the first hole of a playoff against South Korea’s I.K. Kim. It was the first professional victory for the 22-year-old Ernst, who shot a 5-under 67 in the final round to get to 14 under at Columbia Edgewater. […]

Down at half, US beats Turkey in basketball worlds

BILBAO, Spain — They figured it would be simple, that they would just beat up on Turkey like they did Finland a night earlier. Instead, the Americans were the ones on the ropes for nearly three quarters. “I guess we felt like last night’s game was pretty easy and tonight was going to be the […]

Source: Chiefs’ Smith agrees to 4-yr extension

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — When he was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs last offseason, quarterback Alex Smith professed his admiration for coach Andy Reid and his excitement at playing for the storied franchise. Now, he could have that opportunity for at least four more years. Smith signed a $68 million extension Sunday to remain with the Chiefs through […]

Tony Stewart’s return to race track ends early

HAMPTON, Ga. — Tony Stewart climbed from his battered car, took a big gulp of water, and surveyed the damage. His night was done. Not the way he wanted to come back to racing. In his first event since his sprint car struck and killed a fellow driver, Stewart slammed the wall twice and settled for a dismal 41st-place […]

Sam clears waivers, meets with Fisher

ST. LOUIS — Michael Sam was probably never an ideal fit with the St. Louis Rams and it had absolutely nothing to do with his sexual orientation. They’re just too well-stocked at defensive end, Sam’s position. Sam showed up for his face-to-face exit meeting with coach Jeff Fisher Sunday, a few hours after clearing waivers. He arrived […]

FC Kansas City wins NWSL title over Seattle, 2-1

TUKWILA, Wash. — Vlatko Andonovski is glad the last 10 minutes of the National Women’s Soccer League title game is over. The stress was almost too much for the FC Kansas City coach. Amy Rodriguez scored twice and Kansas City held on during a wild finish to capture the NWSL championship with a 2-1 win over Seattle […]

Raiders claim DE Mayowa off waivers

ALAMEDA — The Oakland Raiders have claimed defensive end Benson Mayowa off waivers from the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks. Oakland waived linebacker Kaelin Burnett with a knee injury Sunday to make room on the 53-man roster for Mayowa. Mayowa originally joined the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent out of Idaho in May 2013. He played […]

Jensen waived after Jaguars awarded TE Shuler

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Jaguars waived rookie tight end and Rodriguez High graduate Marcel Jensen after being awarded second-year tight end Mickey Shuler off waivers from the Atlanta Falcons. The Jaguars waived Jensen to make room for Shuler on the 53-man roster. Shuler spent the preseason with Atlanta before being waived Saturday. Originally a […]

Source: 49ers OL Boone agrees to new 2-yr deal

SAN FRANCISCO — Holdout right guard Alex Boone has agreed to a $6 million, two-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers that replaces the two years remaining on his previous deal, a person with direct knowledge of the contract said Sunday. Boone, represented by the agency of Schwartz & Feinsod, is expected to join the 49ers as soon as […]

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