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Vogelsong’s hit, pitching pace Giants in victory

SAN FRANCISCO — Not only did Ryan Vogelsong pitch the San Francisco Giants to another victory on Saturday, he added a hit in the process. Vogelsong pitched a season-high 7 2/3 innings to win his fifth straight decision, Nate Schierholtz hit an RBI triple and the Giants bounced back from their first shutout of the season to […]

June 10, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Sharapova edges Errani for French Open title

PARIS — Already a big name on the red carpet, Maria Sharapova is now a champion on the red clay, too. The Russian star won the French Open on Saturday, defeating Sara Errani, 6-3, 6-2, in the final at Roland Garros to complete the career Grand Slam. Second-seeded Sharapova, who was guaranteed of moving to […]

June 10, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Europe bailout of Spain could cost $125 billion

MADRID (AP) — Spain became the fourth and largest country Saturday to ask Europe to rescue its failing banks, a bailout of up to €100 billion ($125 billion) that leaders hoped would stabilize a financial crisis that threatens to break apart the 17-country eurozone. The rescue offer follows growing pressure from international investors and the […]

June 10, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Stock market posts best week of 2012

By Joshua Freed Stocks rose for the fourth day in a row on Friday, capping their best week so far this year. It was a relief for investors after the big drops of the previous week. Stocks fell in morning trading, with the Dow Jones industrial average down almost 63 points. But they turned around […]

June 10, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Democrats, Gov. Brown discuss bridging $2B divide

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Democratic leaders are meeting privately with Gov. Jerry Brown to try to avoid about $2 billion in proposed welfare cuts as next week’s budget deadline approaches, the state Senate leader said Thursday. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg said he and Assembly Speaker John Perez would like to find “middle ground” with […]

June 08, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Syrian troops bomb rebel-held neighborhood in Homs

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian troops on Friday heavily shelled a rebel-held neighborhood in the flashpoint central city of Homs as the military appeared to be readying to storm the area, activists said. Also, U.N. observers entered an area where a massacre was reported this week, an activist said Friday. The monitors were stopped and fired […]

June 08, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

James wills Miami to a Game 6 win in Boston

BOSTON — LeBron James refused to let another season end in Boston. The Eastern Conference finals, and his chase of an NBA championship, are headed back to Miami for a Game 7. James had 45 points and 15 rebounds, overwhelming the Celtics and leading the Heat to a 98-79 victory on Thursday that forced the […]

June 08, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Giants power past Padres

SAN DIEGO — Matt Cain didn’t flinch, whether it was dealing with the four errors committed by his teammates or facing a bases-loaded situation with no outs. Cain struck out nine in seven innings to win his sixth straight start and Buster Posey, Angel Pagan and Gregor Blanco homered at Petco Park to lead the […]

June 08, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

A’s win again to take three of four from Texas

OAKLAND — The Oakland Athletics leave town feeling a whole lot better than they did when they arrived at home just four days ago. Coco Crisp hit a solo homer and bases-loaded triple to match his season total for extra-base hits and the A’s earned their first series win in more than a month, beating […]

June 08, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Colon, A’s blank Rangers

OAKLAND — Yoenis Cespedes finished a home run shy of hitting for the cycle, drove in a run and scored and Bartolo Colon pitched eight scoreless innings, leading the Oakland Athletics past the Texas Rangers, 2-0, on Wednesday. Brandon Inge hit an RBI single in the second and Colon won for the second time in […]

June 07, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Game 6 win puts Thunder in NBA finals

OKLAHOMA CITY — Kevin Durant had 34 points and 14 rebounds while playing all of regulation for the first time all season, and the Oklahoma City Thunder claimed a spot in the NBA finals by beating the San Antonio Spurs, 107-99, on Wednesday. Russell Westbrook added 25 points for the Thunder, who trailed Game 6 […]

June 07, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Three late goals keep Devils alive in Cup finals

LOS ANGELES — Adam Henrique scored the tiebreaking goal with 4:29 to play, Martin Brodeur made 21 saves, and the New Jersey Devils beat the Los Angeles Kings, 3-1, on Wednesday to avoid a sweep in the Stanley Cup finals. Patrik Elias and Ilya Kovalchuk also scored third-period goals for the Eastern Conference champion Devils, […]

June 07, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

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