San Francisco Giants

Bumgarner starts slowly, but Giants win

SAN DIEGO – Madison Bumgarner struggled in the first inning, allowing two runs on three hits. Then he retired 15 straight batters, keeping the San Diego Padres off-balance and giving his San Francisco Giants a chance to catch up. Bumgarner, a first-time All-Star, allowed just four hits in seven innings, and Pablo Sandoval hit his...
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Red Sox rally again to beat Seattle

SEATTLE – This time, it wasn’t David Ortiz, Mike Napoli, Dustin Pedroia or any of Boston’s other big sluggers at the center of a Red Sox rally. Try Brock Holt, Jose Iglesias, Daniel Nava and a reliever in Steven Wright making just his second major league appearance as the reason Boston was able to get...
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See photos of local Little League champions

960 the Sports Legend posted photos of local Little League teams after their district championships.  The teams will be playing at state tournaments later this month.
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Nuggets sign former Blazer Hickson

DENVER – The Denver Nuggets bolstered their frontcourt Thursday by signing free agent forward J.J. Hickson to a three-year deal. The 24-year-old bruiser is coming off his best season last year in Portland when he averaged 12.7 points and a career-high 10.4 rebounds. He joined Dwight Howard as the only players to average 12 points,...
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Comeback takes Gems to fourth straight victory

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A one out, two-run double by Nick Fisher in the bottom of the ninth inning gave the Klamath Falls Gems a come from behind 14-13 win over Top Speed Baseball in non-league action at Kiger Stadium on Wednesday night. Voice of the Gems Mike Coleman wraps up the Klamath Falls...
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Blazers officially acquire three players

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Trail Blazers formally signed free agent small forward Dorell Wright and acquired center Robin Lopez and forward Thomas Robinson in trades, sealing three of several deals the team struck last week. The Blazers got Lopez in a three-team trade with New Orleans and Sacramento that sent guard Tyreke Evans to...
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Portland to host MLS All-Star game

PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland will host the 2014 Major League Soccer All-Star game. MLS Commissioner Don Garber, Portland Timbers owner Merritt Paulson and Portland Mayor Charlie Hales announced the event at Jeld-Wen Field on Wednesday. In recent years, the MLS All-Stars have played premier international teams in the annual match. This year’s All-Stars are set...
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Beware of Kaepernick, Wilson

Caution is not one of my fortes. It was absent when I tried to pull off that sick wheelie in grade school, only to descend upon a parked car’s windshield. I could cut off a few strokes from my golf game employing restraint instead of John Daly’s “Aw, why the hell not?” mentality. Given...
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Rockies bounce back against Padres

SAN DIEGO – The Rockies expected to get a good game out of starter Jorge De La Rosa. Charlie Blackmon’s contribution was an unexpected surprise. De La Rosa took a one-hit shutout into the sixth inning in beating San Diego for the sixth straight time and Blackmon, recalled from Triple-A on Monday, drove in the...
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Angels blast Cubs behind five HRs

CHICAGO – It took them nearly up until the All-Star break, but Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton finally went back-to-back. The Los Angeles Angels sluggers connected in the fifth inning of a 13-2 rout of the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night – the first time Pujols and Hamilton homered in consecutive at-bats this season. After...
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