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Sports After trio of near misses, 49ers chase Super Bowl After trio of near misses, 49ers chase Super Bowl
Three straight seasons of being so close have the 49ers yearning for a Super Bowl championship they believe is right within reach. So now, no more near misses.
Sports Mikolas strong start lifts Rangers over Mariners Mikolas strong start lifts Rangers over Mariners
Miles Mikolas allowed three hits in eight scoreless innings, J.P. Arencibia singled home the go-ahead run in the fourth and the Texas Rangers opened a three-game set against the Seattle Mariners with a 2-0 win on Monday night.
Sports Game week arrives for Petersen and Huskies Game week arrives for Petersen and Huskies
Chris Petersen insists the opener for No. 25 Washington against Hawaii on Saturday carries no greater importance than any other season opener in his coaching career.
Sports Martins scores twice, Sounders beat Timbers 4-2 Martins scores twice, Sounders beat Timbers 4-2
Obafemi Martins scored two goals and got an assist for another from Clint Dempsey, and the Seattle Sounders went on to defeat the Portland Timbers 4-2 in a Cascadia Cup rivalry match on Sunday.
Sports Mariners beat Red Sox 8-6, complete sweep Mariners beat Red Sox 8-6, complete sweep
Dustin Ackley had three hits and scored three runs, Seattle's bullpen was sharp for the second straight day and the Mariners beat Boston 8-6 on Sunday for the Red Sox's eighth straight loss.
Sports Fantasy league explosion spawns big-dollar industry Fantasy league explosion spawns big-dollar industry
When lawmakers carved out an exemption for fantasy sports in a 2006 law targeting online poker, no one predicted that it would spawn an online gambling operation that may someday rival the millions wagered daily in Las Vegas sports books.
Sports Player dies after hit by rock at Algerian game
A player died of a head injury after being hit by a rock apparently thrown by his own fans at a top-flight league game in Algeria and a police investigation will be opened into his death, the Confederation of African Football and the player's club said Sunday.
Sports Marino back with Dolphins as special advisor Marino back with Dolphins as special advisor
Marino was announced Sunday as a newly hired special adviser to Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, a move that has been expected for some time. Miami NBC affiliate WTVJ first reported that Marino would return to the team.