The Associated Press

No offense, L.A., Giants move into first

SAN FRANCISCO — Tim Lincecum threw his 167-pound body in front of the plate to save a run. He pounded the strike zone like the Lincecum of old. More than anything, he pitched the San Francisco Giants into first place while winning again at last. The Freak’s funk is over — for now, anyway. Lincecum […]

June 28, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Parker pitches A’s past Seattle

SEATTLE — Oakland manager Bob Melvin had a concise assessment of starter Jarrod Parker. “He’s good,” Melvin said. Parker earned that praise with seven dominant innings and a career-high nine strikeouts Wednesday in the Athletics’ 2-1 win over the Seattle Mariners. The A’s mustered just two hits against four Seattle pitchers, but both left the […]

June 28, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Destructive Colorado blaze doubles size overnight

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A stubborn and towering wildfire jumped firefighters’ perimeter lines in the hills overlooking Colorado Springs, forcing frantic mandatory evacuation notices for more than 32,000 residents, including the U.S. Air Force Academy, and destroying an unknown number of homes. The blaze doubled in size overnight to more than 24 square miles, […]

June 27, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Unlikely Mariner has key hit to beat A’s

SEATTLE — Brendan Ryan works with Seattle hitting coach Chris Chambliss every day, and it appears something is working. Ryan hit a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning to send Seattle to a 3-2 win over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday. The light-hitting infielder has a .182 average but is batting .323 with seven RBIs in […]

June 27, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Dodgers still can’t score against Giants

SAN FRANCISCO — Ryan Vogelsong picked up where Barry Zito left off and the San Francisco Giants had the Los Angeles Dodgers once again searching for answers and runs. Vogelsong pitched seven innings to outduel San Francisco nemesis Clayton Kershaw for the second time this season and Melky Cabrera homered to help the Giants move […]

June 27, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Woodland fan missing after Giants game; may have fallen into Bay

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Emergency crews have stopped searching for a man who friends say may have fallen into the San Francisco Bay attending a baseball game nearby. U.S. Coast Guard spokesman Officer Mark Leahey says the search was called off before noon Tuesday for the 27-year-old man from Woodland, who was reported missing late […]

June 27, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

100 missing after Uganda mudslide

BUDUDA, Uganda (AP) — Rescue workers equipped only with hand-held tools gave up their search Tuesday and waited for bulldozers to arrive to help find some 100 people who residents said were missing after landslides struck Uganda’s mountainous east. Residents who survived the natural disaster stared at the quickly hardening red sludge the day after […]

June 26, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Plan would freeze UC, CSU fees if voters pass tax

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic leaders have come up with a plan to freeze tuition rates at California’s public universities if voters approve a tax hike in November, the Senate leader said Monday. Under the plan, lawmakers would move a budget-related bill that appropriates an extra $125 million each for University of […]

June 26, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Floods cut part of highway as Debby storms over Florida

ST. GEORGE ISLAND, Fla. (AP) — Parts of the main interstate highway across northern Florida were closed by flooding Tuesday as Tropical Storm Debby hung stubbornly offshore over the Gulf of Mexico, threatening up to two feet of rain in places. After raking Florida’s Gulf coast with high winds and heavy rain, Debby promised to […]

June 26, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Zito, Giants beat L.A.

SAN FRANCISCO — A month ago, the Giants trailed the Los Angeles Dodgers by a season-high 7 1/2 games, and Melky Cabrera almost singlehandedly produced the offense. Suddenly, San Francisco is right back in the chase, and well before the All-Star break. Pablo Sandoval hit a two-run double and sacrifice fly to help Barry Zito […]

June 26, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

A’s rookie Milone sets record in victory

SEATTLE — Tommy Milone wasn’t surprised or overly impressed by the fact that he is the first Oakland Athletics’ rookie to win eight games before the All-Star break. After all, that is his job. Milone (8-5) allowed seven hits, struck out five and didn’t walk anyone in Oakland’s 1-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners on […]

June 26, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Arizona captures CWS championship

OMAHA, Neb. — Arizona coach Andy Lopez thought he had the makings of a national championship team four years ago. Better late than never. Arizona ended South Carolina’s two-year run of dominance at the College World Series with a 4-1 victory on Monday, delivering the long-awaited national title to the coach who took over Arizona’s […]

June 26, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Giants beat A’s in a wild game

OAKLAND — Twelve pitchers combined to throw 385 pitches in a game that lasted 4 hours, 15 minutes — among the longest nine-inning games the Athletics and Giants have played. After a wild finish, Brandon Belt’s big swings were nearly forgotten in it all. Belt hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the sixth inning, Buster […]

June 24, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

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