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POSTGAME NOTES: “My emotions got the best of me,” Strickland says; Blanco makes his mark; Lincecum makes some friends

POSTGAME NOTES: “My emotions got the best of me,” Strickland says; Blanco makes his mark; Lincecum makes some friends

Hunter Strickland stood there and faced the waves, and there were many of them. When you scream at an opponent in a World Series game, you’re going to have to answer a few questions once you take your glove off.… Continue Reading → 

Basketball: Pac-12 media day set for Thursday

Pac-12 basketball media day is Thursday in San Francisco and I will be on hand to provide news and notes from the proceedings. The event, featuring all 12 coaches and one player from each school, begins at 10 a.m. Cal… Continue Reading →
San Jose Mercury News 6 hours ago

Jake Peavy's playoff woes continue

Peavy surrendered four runs over five-plus innings and was the losing pitcher in the Giants' 7-2 loss to the Royals.

Football: Dykes dishes on `importance’ of uniforms

Cal coach Sonny Dykes did an interview this week with John Canzano, columnist for the Oregonian and Portland radio personality, and expressed his view that some things are more important than fancy uniforms. Here’s part of what Dykes had to… Continue Reading →
San Jose Mercury News 7 hours ago

Kawakami: Giants let it get ugly in Game 2

Giants now have their own worries as World Series against Kansas City Royals heads back to San Francisco
Baltimore Sun 8 hours ago

Royals lean on power surge in 7-2 win over Giants in Game 2

Bruce Bochy had become less of a manager and more of a savant. As the San Francisco Giants advanced through the playoffs and into their third World Series in five years, the guy running the show was widely crowned a genius.
San Jose Mercury News 8 hours ago

Royals beat Giants, even World Series at 1-1

The Kansas City Royals rocked Hunter Strickland the San Francisco Giants bullpen in a five-run sixth inning and won Game 2 of the World Series 7-2.
San Francisco Chronicle 8 hours ago

Royals rout SF Giants in Game 2; Lincecum hurt in postseason debut

Kansas City, Mo. – Fans had clamored to see Tim Lincecum in a postseason game. They finally got their wish Wednesday night in Game 2 of the World Series, even if the familiar sight of his whip-like delivery meant something had gone haywire for the Giants. Indeed, Lincecum entered in the seventh inning of a 7-2 Royals victory after Kansas City smoked Jake Peavy and a gaggle of relievers for five runs in the sixth to break a 2-2 tie. The inning got heated when rookie Hunter Strickland allowed a two-run Salvador Perez double and two-run Omar Infante homer, then got into a tiff with Perez after...
San Jose Mercury News 8 hours ago

Giants' Lincecum hurt during Game 2

San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum's first appearance of the postseason ended abruptly; he retired the first five batters he faced in Game 2 of the World Series but he appeared to slip while throwing a two-strike pitch to Salvador Perez in the eighth inning and left the game.

Add Hansen to the list of A’s batting coach possibilities

The A’s have been able to add another strong candidate for the club’s open batting coach position. When Chili Davis took off to be the batting coach with the Boston Red Sox, Oakland thought about trying to hire Dave Hansen,… Continue Reading →
San Jose Mercury News 8 hours ago

World Series notebook: Michael Morse soaks up wisdom of former Giants greats

San Francisco Giants' clubhouse often has star-studded visitors that include Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Barry Bonds, Will Clark, J.T. Snow and other former All-Stars and MVPs
San Francisco Chronicle 8 hours ago

Royals take 7-2 lead, Stickland barks at Perez

From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Kauffman Stadium The Royals busted loose for five runs in the sixth, an inning that started with a little bloop single by Lorenzo Cain off Jake Peavy and included a two-run double by Salvador Perez – and then a two-run homer by Omar Infante off Hunter Strickland. Strickland, the rookie reliever, started barking at Perez, the American League’s starting catcher in the All-Star Game, when Perez and Infante crossed the plate. That brought many of the Royals onto the field, and when Strickland was lifted for Jeremy Affeldt, one of the umpires even...

Hayden wants to play Sunday, Sparano says it’s a ‘possibility’

Cornerback DJ Hayden took some reps with the first-team defense today, thanks in part to starter Carlos Rogers being sidelined. Either way, it’s progress, Hayden and coach Tony Sparano said. Last week, Hayden was limited in practice as he returned… Continue Reading →
San Jose Mercury News 9 hours ago

Modern Family actor's Instagram Giants jabs a joke

Eric Stonestreet, Cameron on Modern Family, is a Kansas City Royals fan, but he says the San Francisco Giants fan he poked fun at was in on the joke; How much will a ticket for World Series Game 3 at AT&T Park cost you?

Woodley injures biceps, status in question

Raiders defensive end LaMarr Woodley suffered a biceps injury against the Arizona Cardinals and his status for the rest of the season is in question. Coach Tony Sparano revealed the nature of the injury Wednesday afternoon. A short time later,… Continue Reading →

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