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Blue Jays no match for red-hot A’s

TORONTO — The American League’s lowest scoring offense didn’t just break out on Wednesday, it unloaded. Coco Crisp hit two home runs and Yoenis Cespedes had a pair of RBI doubles, leading A.J. Griffin and the Oakland Athletics over the Toronto Blue Jays 16-0 for their season-high seventh straight win. “My guess is after (Wednesday) […]

July 26, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Lincecum loses again as Pads beat S.F.

SAN FRANCISCO — Tim Lincecum covered his face with his glove, paced around the mound in frustration and took a seat on the San Francisco Giants bench for good before the fifth inning even ended. Indeed, that painful look for the two-time NL Cy Young Award winner is not gone yet. The Freak is still […]

July 26, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

U.S. women open Olympics with soccer win

GLASGOW, Scotland — Twice, Hope Solo stretched to her left to stop the ball. Twice, she couldn’t quite reach it. Bang! Boom! Two quick shots, and the U.S. women’s soccer team had an early hole at the start of the quest for a third consecutive Olympic gold medal. Fortunately for the Americans, they have firepower […]

July 26, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

UC Berkeley to offer free online courses this fall

BERKELEY (AP) — UC Berkeley will start offering free online courses through a nonprofit initiative launched by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Officials say UC Berkeley courses on artificial intelligence and software engineering will be available on the website www.edx.com, which was formed in May. The two Berkeley courses brings to seven […]

July 25, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Crawford comes through for Giants

SAN FRANCISCO — Brandon Crawford singled home the winning run in the ninth inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres, 3-2, Tuesday night, their ninth victory in 11 games since the All-Star break. Brandon Belt walked to open the ninth and Angel Pagan singled. Both runners moved up on a wild […]

July 25, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

MLB roundup: Cardinals crush Kershaw, Dodgers

ST. LOUIS — Adam Wainwright’s first two RBIs of the season helped knock out Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw in the sixth inning in a game that began in 103-degree heat as the St. Louis Cardinals ended Los Angeles’ five-game winning streak with an 8-2 victory on Tuesday. Wainwright (8-10) allowed two runs and seven hits […]

July 25, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

A’s make it six straight wins

TORONTO — After striking out in each of his first three at-bats, Yoenis Cespedes came to the plate with the bases loaded in the seventh and promptly delivered a big hit. That’s the way things are going right now for the streaking Oakland Athletics. Cespedes broke open a close game with a three-run single and […]

July 25, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Sally Ride, first U.S. woman in space, dies at 61

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Space used to be a man’s world. Then came Sally Ride, who blazed a cosmic trail into orbit for U.S. women. With a pitch perfect name out of a pop song refrain, she joined the select club of American space heroes the public knew by heart: Shepard, Glenn, Armstrong and Aldrin. […]

July 24, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Posey powers Giants past Padres

SAN FRANCISCO — On one of the strangest nights in the 13-year history of AT&T Park, Buster Posey provided some normalcy. The team’s best hitter over the past two weeks, Posey hit his 13th home run and added an RBI single to back Ryan Vogelsong’s first victory in nearly a month while helping the Giants […]

July 24, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Two UC Davis surgeons banned from human research

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Two UC Davis neurosurgeons have been banned from performing medical research on humans after they were accused of experimenting on dying brain cancer patients without university permission, the Sacramento Bee reported Sunday. J. Paul Muizelaar and Rudolph Schrot were banned from any research on humans after the university told the federal government […]

July 24, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

A’s roll continues as they edge Yanks

OAKLAND — Brandon Inge and Yoenis Cespedes homered, Jarrod Parker shut down one of baseball’s best lineups for eight innings and the Oakland Athletics beat the New York Yankees, 2-1, Saturday night for their fourth straight win. Parker (7-4) allowed only an RBI single to Raul Ibanez in the fourth to become the latest Oakland […]

July 22, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

State, federal officials to reveal water plans

FRESNO (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown is set to reignite the state’s water wars when he makes the long-awaited announcement this week about plans to build a massive twin tunnel system to carry water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to farmland and cities. Already the $23.7 billion proposal is facing heavy criticism. Opponents […]

July 22, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

21 burned in walk over hot coals

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Fire officials said 21 people at an event hosted by motivational speaker Tony Robbins suffered burns while walking across hot coals and three of the injured were treated at hospitals. The injuries took place during the first day Thursday of a four-day event at the San Jose Convention Center hosted by […]

July 22, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Police: Suspect planned attack for months

By Mead Gruver and Thomas Peipert AURORA, Colo. (AP) — The shooting suspect who went on a deadly rampage inside a Colorado theater planned the attack with “calculation and deliberation,” police said Saturday, receiving deliveries for months which authorities believe armed him for battle and were used to rig his apartment with dozens of bombs. […]

July 22, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

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