12:07 AM EDT, Sun July 05, 2015

Graveman making Donaldson trade look better and better

News flash: Kendall Graveman is good. Very, very good. His latest seven-inning shutout stint extended his scoreless streak to 15 innings, and he outdueled the bane of Oakland, Seattle’s Felix Hernandez, for his latest feat of fine mound work. This… Continue Reading →
San Francisco Chronicle 3 hours ago

Warriors’ NBA trophy making the rounds in players’ hometowns

Warriors’ NBA trophy making the rounds in players’ hometowns The itinerary was demanding, but doable — especially since so many people’s happiness depended on it. Larry — the Larry O’Brien NBA Championship Trophy — makes lifelong friends with everyone the first time they meet. Barnes, “still riding the high” of Golden State winning the NBA title last month, was the grand marshal of his hometown Ames’ Fourth of July parade. Larry has already been to the Pride Parade in San Francisco with team President Rick Welts, Stephen Curry’s basketball camp in Pebble Beach and ...
Oakland Tribune 4 hours ago

A's beat King Felix and Mariners 2-0

Felix Hernandez hadn't lost in Oakland since 2008, a string of 13 starts, but A's rookies Kendall Graveman and Billy Burns end the streak
San Francisco Chronicle 5 hours ago

MLB wrestling with Tommy John do-overs

The sad story of A’s pitcher Jarrod Parker is not unlike the sad stories of other young starting pitchers coming off a second Tommy John surgery and still waiting to pitch again in the big leagues. “It was a year of redos,” Dr. James Andrews said during a conference call Wednesday that included John Smoltz, who will be the first pitcher inducted into the Hall of Fame after undergoing Tommy John surgery. There’s no saying he wouldn’t have suffered his latest injury — a fracture in the medial epicondyle area — if he had waited longer to begin his rehab assignment. The...

Kawakami: Stephen Curry and the (free agency) Summer of 2017

For the Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry, there are lessons to be learned from the free-agency cases of LaMarcus Aldridge and DeAndre Jordan.
San Francisco Chronicle 6 hours ago

Homeland Security seeks victory over fake Warriors gear

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, whose mission is to protect us from terrorist attack and react to national disasters, was able to divert some manpower last month to the Bay Area to crack down on the sale of unlicensed Warriors gear. In a monthlong operation, Homeland Security agents seized 14,000 unlicensed items from street vendors. Couldn’t the illegal-souvenir cleanup have been handled by lower-level defense forces, like school crossing guards who are idle for the summer? The Warriors won the NBA championship and their devoted fans want to celebrate by rocking Dubs’ gear,...
San Jose Mercury News 9 hours ago

Bumgarner, Giants blasted by Nationals

In a pre-noon holiday start, Madison Bumgarner gives up three runs in first five pitches of 9-3 loss to Washington Nationals

Nationals rise up to ambush Bumgarner, who takes another Independence Day loss

Running game story... WASHINGTON – They started the game at brunch time. And once again, Madison Bumgarner served mimosas. The Giants’ left-handed ace might rise with the roosters on his North Carolina farm. But hold this truth as self-evident: he… Continue Reading → The post Nationals rise up to ambush Bumgarner, who takes another Independence Day loss appeared first on Giants Extra.
San Francisco Chronicle 9 hours ago

Nats hit Bumgarner early, crush Giants

Five pitches into the game, Bumgarner was down by three runs on two homers, including Bryce Harper's 25th, and the National easily overcame an injury by starter Stephen Strasburg to crush the Giants 9-3. The Giants are 0-5 on a trip that ends with Ryan Vogelsong facing Jordan Zimmermann on "Sunday Night Baseball." The Giants have lost their last five appearances on ESPN's signature baseball telecast, last winning in May, 2013. The Giants achieved their fourth losing streak of at least five games yet somehow are clinging to a winning record, at 42-40. Bumgarner took his second loss on July...

Football: Bears add three recruits

So I take a little vacation, and Cal responds with a busy recruiting week. The Bears got their third oral commitment of the week on Friday when Chris Yaghi, a defensive tackle from Foothill-Santa Ana, made his announcement on Twitter.… Continue Reading →
San Jose Mercury News Jul 4, 2015

A's lose as Mariners blast four two-run homers

Oakland misses chance to escape A.L. West cellar
San Jose Mercury News Jul 3, 2015

Sports digest: Wondolowski scores in U.S. exhibition win

Americans defeat Guatemala 4-0 in tuneup for CONCACAF Gold Cup
Washington Post Jul 3, 2015

In first meeting since NLDS, Nationals get better of Giants, 2-1

Squint your eyes a bit and Friday could have felt like last October, the last time the Washington Nationals hosted the San Francisco Giants. A sellout crowd filled Nationals Park at first pitch and Giants starter Jake Peavy carved through the Nationals lineup like he did during the 2014 playoffs. Read full article >>
San Jose Mercury News Jul 3, 2015

Giants Jake Peavy's stellar return spoiled by one pitch

Clint Robinson broadsided an 89 mph fastball for a two-run home run to give the Washington Nationals a 2-1 victory, leaving the Giants still looking for a win four games deep into this road trip.
San Jose Mercury News Jul 3, 2015

A's: Gray could make two starts before break, miss All-Star game

Pitcher still recovering from illness, might not return to mound before Tuesday

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