San Francisco Giants

Giants sweep Dodgers in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The San Francisco Giants said they had to move on after Melky Cabrera’s 50-game suspension for a positive drug test. They’ve done just that, regaining the NL West lead and improving to 5-2 since his punishment was announced last week. Solid pitching by Madison Bumgarner, Tim Lincecum and Matt Cain, along...
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49ers trying to improve protection for QB Smith

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Offensive coordinator Greg Roman said Wednesday that quarterback Alex Smith has become ”savant-like” in his understanding of the San Francisco 49ers’ West Coast system. But one area where both Smith and the team would like to see the eighth-year veteran improve is in his ability to recognize and elude pass...
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Oakland Raiders

Raiders’ Leinart unlikely to play against Lions

NAPA, Calif. — Oakland Raiders backup quarterback Matt Leinart is OK to play after injuring the index finger on his non-throwing hand but still might be held out of Saturday’s game against the Detroit Lions. Leinart, who received stitches in his finger after being knocked out by an illegal hit by Arizona’s Ricky Lumpkin...
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Thames double leads Mariners over Indians 3-1

SEATTLE — Eric Thames hit a tiebreaking, two-run double with two outs in the eighth inning, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Cleveland Indians 3-1 Wednesday for their eighth straight win. Seattle completed a three-game sweep and is on its longest winning streak since taking eight in a row from June 23 to July...
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A’s Colon banned 50 games for PEDs

OAKLAND, Calif. — Make it two 50-game suspensions in exactly one week – both starters for contending teams from the Bay Area, both for testosterone. Former Cy Young Award winner Bartolo Colon of the Oakland Athletics was suspended for 50 games Wednesday after a positive test, joining San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera on...
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Ruud surprised, but pleased to wind up with Saints

METAIRIE, La. — Barrett Ruud was caught off guard by the Seahawks’ decision to trade him only months after bringing him to Seattle as a free agent. He wasn’t about to complain about where he ended up, though. ”Usually, when somebody trades for you, they at least want you, so I’m excited,” Ruud said...
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2012 Preview: Henley Football

2012 Basin football preview: Henley Hornets
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Denver Broncos

Broncos rookie Derek Wolfe proves a quick study

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Derek Wolfe is a blur. Whether it’s making up for a lost offseason or slipping past offensive linemen, the Denver Broncos’ top draft choice is giving opposing coordinators and quarterbacks more to worry about in 2012 than just Pro Bowl pass-rushers Elvis Dumervil and Von Miller. The Broncos drafted Wolfe in...
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San Francisco Giants

Giants cancel Melky Cabrera T-shirts

SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Giants canceled an order for 20,000 Melky Cabrera T-shirts just in time. Giants spokeswoman Staci Slaughter said Tuesday that the order was stopped just before printing after Cabrera received a 50-game suspension from Major League Baseball last Wednesday following his positive test of testosterone. The original shirts had...
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Giants extend NL West lead over Dodgers

LOS ANGELES — Put the Los Angeles Dodgers in front of Tim Lincecum and he can’t help but get pumped. Buster Posey wasn’t catching Lincecum, yet he noticed ”a little extra giddy up” in the pitcher before Tuesday night’s game. Lincecum bounced back from consecutive home losses with his third straight road win to...
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