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Giants lose to Marlins in 10 innings

SAN FRANCISCO — Ozzie Guillen has been giving Heath Bell every opportunity to remain the Miami Marlins’ closer. He’s running out of chances. The big, burly right-hander blew his fourth save of the season before Giancarlo Stanton homered in the 10th inning, lifting the Marlins to a 3-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on […]

May 03, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

A’s clinch series with win at Fenway

BOSTON — Brandon McCarthy beat an AL East opponent once again, holding Boston to one run over 6 2/3 innings as the Oakland Athletics defeated the Red Sox, 4-2, on Wednesday. Seth Smith drove in a pair of runs for Oakland. The A’s, who started the day with the majors’ worst batting average and fewest […]

May 03, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Hotel pet peeves from host of ‘Hotel Impossible’

By Beth J. Harpaz If you think you’re a picky hotel guest, check out the pet peeves of Anthony Melchiorri, who critiques hotels for a living and hosts a new show called “Hotel Impossible” on the Travel Channel. Melchiorri is freaked out by dirty grout, hates Internet fees and always checks hotel rooms for something […]

Rails to trails movement grows around country

By Carole Feldman On a route once traversed by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, shouts of “On your left” ring out as cyclists pass runners, in-line skaters and families out for a stroll with children and dogs. The scene along the 11-mile Capital Crescent trail, which runs from Silver Spring, Md., to Georgetown in Washington, […]

Looking for a few good boomers to help others

By Jennifer C. Kerr WASHINGTON — Local charities and nonprofits are looking for a few good baby boomers — well, lots of them, actually — to roll up their sleeves to help local schools, soup kitchens and others in need. Boomers are attractive volunteers, and it’s not just the sheer strength of their numbers — […]

May 04, 2012 | Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged ,

Taliban kill 7 after Obama visit

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban struck back less than two hours after President Barack Obama left Afghanistan on Wednesday, targeting a foreigners’ housing compound with a suicide car bomb and militants disguised as women in an assault that killed at least seven people. It was the second major assault in Kabul in less than […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Stinging gas sends May Day protesters fleeing

OAKLAND (AP) — Police fired tear gas to disperse marchers in Oakland. Black-clad demonstrators smashed windows in Seattle and occupied a building owned by the Catholic archdiocese in San Francisco. And thousands of protesters in New York demanded an end to income inequality and housing foreclosures. Activists across the U.S. joined in worldwide May Day protests […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

NBA roundup: Kobe carries Lakers over Nuggets

LOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant scored 38 points and Andrew Bynum followed up his playoff-opening triple-double with 27 points and nine rebounds, as the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Denver Nuggets, 104-100, on Tuesday to take a 2-0 series lead. Pau Gasol had 13 points, 10 rebounds and five assists for the Lakers, who still […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

California college leaders press for more funding

By Judy Lin LONG BEACH (AP) — The leaders of California’s three higher education systems warned Tuesday that more budget cuts will hurt the state’s economic recovery. The heads of the University of California, California State University and California Community Colleges spent the day lobbying state lawmakers and the governor’s office to make higher education a […]

May 02, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Protesters vandalize S.F. police station

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police say one person was arrested after a protest march in the city’s Mission District turned violent. Officers responded to a large group of demonstrators vandalizing property a little after 9 p.m. on Monday. Among the properties that were damaged was the Mission police station. The San Francisco Chronicle […]

May 01, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

NBA playoff roundup: Big Three lead Heat past Knicks

MIAMI — Dwyane Wade scored 25 points, Chris Bosh added 21 and Miami beat New York, 104-94, on Monday, sending the Knicks to an NBA-record-tying 12th straight postseason loss. Making matters worse for the Knicks: center Amare Stoudemire cut his left hand in a postgame incident. LeBron James finished with 19 points, nine assists and […]

May 01, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Ortiz leads Red Sox past A’s

BOSTON — Just 10 starts into his career, Oakland’s Tommy Milone was looking forward to taking the mound for the first time at Fenway Park on Monday. The Boston Red Sox made certain it was a game he’d soon want to forget. David Ortiz capped the best April of his career with a pair of […]

May 01, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Ross allows 9 runs in A’s 10-1 loss to Orioles

BALTIMORE — The Oakland Athletics had been pitching very well recently. The Baltimore Orioles changed all that. Tyson Ross allowed nine runs in four-plus innings and Oakland lost to the Orioles 10-1 on Saturday night. While Ross gave up nine runs, Wei-Yin Chen pitched seven strong innings, Chris Davis had four RBIs, Adam Jones and […]

April 29, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

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