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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 ,

Cain, Giants win pitching (and hitting) duel with Phillies’ Hamels

PHILADELPHIA — Matt Cain and Cole Hamels matched each other with better performances at the plate than on the mound. The two All-Star pitchers hit homers in the same inning, and Gregor Blanco drove in the tiebreaking run with a drag bunt single in the 10th to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 6-5 […]

July 22, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Wiggins’ time trial triumph takes Tour

CHARTRES, France — For Bradley Wiggins, the champagne on the Champs-Elysees is about to flow. He all but locked up the Tour de France title with a tour-de-force performance to win the final time trial — putting him on the cusp of becoming the first Briton to win cycling’s showpiece race. Wiggins blew away the […]

July 22, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Police: 12 dead in Colorado theater shooting

By Thomas Peipert AURORA, Colo. — A gunman in a gas mask barged into a crowded Denver-area theater during a midnight premiere of the Batman movie early this morning, hurled a gas canister and then opened fire, killing 12 people and injuring at least 50 others in one of the deadliest mass shootings in recent […]

July 20, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

A’s dog Yankees in Oakland

OAKLAND — Yoenis Cespedes hit a two-run homer in the first inning and A.J. Griffin shut down one of baseball’s best lineups for five innings as the Oakland Athletics beat the Yankees, 4-3, on Thursday night to snap a nine-game skid at home to New York. Seth Smith added a two-run single in the third […]

July 20, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

San Francisco’s streak snapped in Atlanta

ATLANTA — The Giants’ first loss since the All-Star break provided a reminder their hitters still have room to improve. San Francisco outhit the Atlanta Braves 9-3 but the Giants were hurt by their failure to deliver in the clutch in Thursday’s 3-2 loss. The loss ended San Francisco’s five-game winning streak. “Really, when you […]

July 20, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

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