Former coaching colleagues face off when 49ers host Rams

Now McVay and Shanahan are both first-time head coaches ready to face off as opponents on Thursday night when McVay's Los Angeles Rams (1-1) face Shanahan's San Francisco 49ers (0-2).

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Mengden throws 7 scoreless, A's sweep Tigers with 3-2 win

The Oakland right-hander pitched seven scoreless innings, and Marcus Semien homered and drove in three runs, leading the Athletics to a 3-2 win and three-game sweep of the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday.

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Still in thick of wild-card race, Rockies lose third in row

Tyler Chatwood dug himself an early hole Wednesday and the Rockies lost their third straight game, 4-0 to the last-place San Francisco Giants.

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Lowrie's slam helps A's rally from 4 down, beat Tigers 9-8

Lowrie hit a go-ahead grand slam in the eighth inning, and the Oakland Athletics overcame a four-run deficit to beat the Detroit Tigers 9-8 Tuesday night.

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Contending Rockies lose early lead, fall to Giants 4-3

Charlie Blackmon had a two-run double in the second inning for his first career 200-hit season, but Colorado couldn't hold its early lead and lost 4-3 to the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night.

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Olson, Lowrie lead Oakland to 8-3 win in Detroit

After the Tigers spent the day expecting to face Oakland's Jharel Cotton, he was scratched a few minutes before Monday night's game with a strained groin. His replacement, Raul Alcantara, held Detroit scoreless for 3 2/3 innings to set up an 8-3 victory.

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Raiders use near flawless offense for best start in 15 years

The offense has been near flawless, the defense has been much improved and the special teams has generated big plays to help Oakland to its first 2-0 start in 15 years.

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49ers Eric Reid sidelined with left knee injury

Now he faces a short week to try to end those droughts and will be without a key player in strong safety Eric Reid. Reid injured his posterior cruciate ligament on Sunday at Seattle and will miss at least Thursday night's home game for the 49ers (0-2) against the Los Angeles Rams.

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Wendle's grand slam lifts Athletics to 6-3 win over Phillies

On Sunday, he beat his hometown team hitting a go-ahead grand slam in the sixth inning to lift the Oakland Athletics to a 6-3 win over the Phillies.

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Sandoval has HR, 3 RBIs to lift Giants over D-backs 7-2

Pablo Sandoval homered and drove in three runs, rookie Chris Stratton pitched six strong innings and the San Francisco Giants beat the Diamondbacks 7-2 on Sunday.

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Lynch helps fuel Raiders' offense in 45-20 win over Jets

Lynch celebrated his first home game for his hometown team by running for a touchdownand delighting the fans with a lengthy sideline dance in the fourth quarter of the Raiders 45-20 victory over the New York Jets on Sunday.

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Wilson's escape act helps Seahawks top 49ers 12-9

Wilson avoided two potential sacks and found Paul Richardson in the front corner of the end zone for a 9-yard touchdown with 7:06 left and the Seahawks held on for an unsightly 12-9 win over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.

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California gets defensive in 27-16 win over Ole Miss

Ross Bowers threw a touchdown pass on the opening drive of the third quarter and Cameron Goode added a game-sealing interception return for a touchdown in the Golden Bears 27-16 victory over Mississippi on Saturday night.

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Golovkin and Alvarez fight to a brutal draw; rematch to come

Golovkin retained his middleweight titles Saturday night, fighting to a 12-round draw with Alvarez in a brutal battle that ended with both fighters holding their hands aloft in victory. It was a fight neither deserved to lose and, when the scores were tallied, neither did.

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Lights out! After darkness delay, SDSU stuns No. 19 Stanford

Christian Chapman threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to tight end David Wells with 54 seconds left, capping a wild ending sparked by a darkness delay in San Diego State's 20-17 victory Saturday night.

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Greinke wins 17th, Goldschmidt homers as Dbacks top Giants

Greinke pitched eight innings of two-hit ball and Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run homer as the Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the San Francisco Giants 2-0 on Saturday night.

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Raiders look forward to seeing Lynch in home opener vs. Jets

Derek Carr got a taste in the preseason of what the atmosphere will be like in the Oakland Coliseum when Marshawn Lynch carries the ball for the first time in a game that counts in front of his hometown fans.

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Seahawks hope they didn't spill too many secrets to 49ers

Carroll certainly didn't expect that sharing those kinds of details could come back to have an adverse effect someday — except when Lynch took the job as the general manager of Seattle's division rival, the San Francisco 49ers.

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Mengden tosses 2-hitter, A's beat Phillies 4-0

Mengden was dominant in a two-hitter, Matt Olson and Matt Joyce each hit two-run homers and the Oakland Athletics beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-0 on Friday night.

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Pomeranz, Benintendi lead AL East-leading Bosox past A's 6-2

Pomeranz threw six innings of one-run ball, finishing by striking out Matt Olson with the bases loaded, and Andrew Benintendi had three hits and drove in three runs to lead the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox past the Oakland Athletics 6-2 on Thursday.

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Stanford roomies ready to meet up when Panthers face 49ers

Solomon Thomas shared a suite with Christian McCaffrey in college at Stanford, played heated games against him in Connect Four, and they helped lead the Cardinal to great success on the field as future top 10 picks in the NFL draft.

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