4:31 AM EDT, Fri October 24, 2014
San Jose Mercury News 1 hour ago

Live updates: Giants vs. Royals in World Series Game 3, Friday, 5 p.m.

Follow the live action Wednesday in Game 2 of the World Series beginning at 5 p.m.
San Francisco Chronicle 2 hours ago

Sharks fall 5-4 after failing to hold 3rd-period lead again

Letestu tipped Mark Savard’s shot from the right point past San Jose goalie Antti Niemi to extend the hosts’ losing streak to three games. The Sharks scored twice in the opening half of the final period to take a 4-3 lead, but like their last game against Boston, they couldn’t hold a third-period lead. Ryan Johansen beat Sharks defenseman Justin Braun wide and lifted a backhand shot over Antti Niemi’s right shoulder and just under the crossbar at 8:22. Rookie defenseman Mirco Mueller was a healthy scratch for a second straight game, but coach Todd McLellan warned, “He’s not...
Columbus Dispatch 3 hours ago

Blue Jackets 5, Sharks 4: Letestu's second goal caps stunning rally

Mark Letestu scored his second goal of the game with 20.7 seconds remaining last night to give the Blue Jackets a 5-4, come-from-behind victory over the San Jose Sharks.

8,000 attend Warriors’ open practice, witness new offense

The Warriors hosted their annual open practice Thursday night, showing off their new offense and a variety of shooting drills in front of a franchise-record crowd of more than 8,000. “This night is mostly about our interaction with the fans and to bring some of the kids out on the floor to shoot with our guys,” said head coach Steve Kerr, who put his team through a real 1½-hour practice before the fans were allowed into Oracle Arena. Just before the practice opened, word came down that former Santa Clara and current Lakers point guard Steve Nash would miss the season because of nerve...
San Francisco Chronicle 4 hours ago

Hudson ready for long-awaited World Series debut

Tim Hudson leads active major-league pitchers with 214 career victories. Some quick perspective: That’s 75 more wins than Jake Peavy’s total (139) and more than twice as many as Tim Lincecum (101) and Matt Cain (95). But while those veterans became fixtures of recent Octobers, carving out World Series moments and memories on baseball’s biggest stage, Hudson sat and watched. Until now. Finally, at age 39 – after years of wondering if he would get the chance – he will make his first World Series start Friday in Game 3. Hudson takes the mound in China Basin at a pivotal moment, with...
San Jose Mercury News 4 hours ago

Warriors notebook: Coach Steve Kerr expects to change lineups

Kerr sees a spot for Harrison Barnes in Warriors starting lineup and Andre Iguodala coming off bench
Patrick Marleau picks up career assist No. 500

Patrick Marleau picks up career assist No. 500

SAN JOSE — Sharks forward Patrick Marleau picked up his 500th career assist in the first period of San Jose’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday. Marleau had the second assist on a power play goal by… Continue Reading →
Columbus Dispatch 4 hours ago

Blue Jackets notebook: Cody Goloubef, Adam Cracknell make season debuts vs. Sharks

Defenseman Cody Goloubef and forward Adam Cracknell — the last players on the Blue Jackets’ roster to appear in a game — made their debuts last night against the San Jose Sharks.
San Jose Mercury News 5 hours ago

Sharks' Marleau gets 500th assist

San Jose Sharks forward Patrick Marleau picked up his 500th career assist in the first period of San Jose's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday.
Oakland Tribune 5 hours ago

A's slugger Brandon Moss has hip surgery

Oakland A's first baseman/outfielder Brandon Moss won't need the more extensive microfracture surgery and could be ready for the start of spring training.
San Jose Mercury News 5 hours ago

Thompson: Giants have no need to worry

The Giants earned a split of first two World Series games and are in the driver's seat entering Game 3.
Moss on crutches now; should be ready for spring training

Moss on crutches now; should be ready for spring training

Brandon Moss will need about three months before he can start running again after having surgery on his right hip Tuesday. He’ll spend the next month on partial weight-bearing crutches after Dr. Thomas Byrd repaired a torn labrum as well… Continue Reading →
San Jose Mercury News 6 hours ago

World Series: Tim Lincecum might be able to pitch in Game 3

Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum left Game 2 of the World Series against the Kansas City Royals with a stiff back, but it felt better on Thursday and San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy is hopeful Lincecum will be ready Friday night.
WORLD SERIES NOTES: Lincecum gets MRI, then throws; Strickland tries to move on; Pence plays along

WORLD SERIES NOTES: Lincecum gets MRI, then throws; Strickland tries to move on; Pence plays along

Tim Lincecum walked into the clubhouse briefly, put some workout shorts on and went back to the trainer’s room. He said he feels better than he did yesterday, which is good news, but the Giants wanted to make sure everything… Continue Reading → 
San Jose Mercury News 6 hours ago

World Series wait over for Giants' Hudson, Royals' Guthrie

Two men with over a decade in the big leagues will pitch in the World Series for the first time Friday when the San Francisco Giants' Tim Hudson meets the Kansas City Royals' Jeremy Guthrie.

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