Ryan Vogelsong broke his throwing hand on a swing after pitching himself toward his first win in seven starts, and the San Francisco Giants returned from a terrible road trip to beat the Washington Nationals 8-0 on Monday night. Read More
Seth Smith homered and scored three times, Bartolo Colon pitched seven strong innings for his first win in nearly a month and the A’s beat the Texas Rangers 9-2 on Monday night.
Colon, who turns 40 on Friday, gave up two runs on six hits and struck out three. It was the first win for Colon (3-3) since April 23 at Boston. Read More
So far, the Sharks’ Stanley Cup playoff series with the Los Angeles Kings is giving hockey nuts everything they could ask for: drastic momentum swings, rock’em, sock’em play, a controversial suspension, a wounded hero and dazzling performances from two of the game’s best goalies.
In one corner, we have the defending champs and in the other, a veteran club that might be making its last push to finally capture Lord Stanley’s Cup. And all the action is wrapped up and packaged in a heated NorCal-SoCal division rivalry. Read More
The turnaround has taken place. The total transformation might not be far away.
And if they want to be considered true title contenders, the Warriors will have to develop their promising young talent even more and show they can be consistent — and consistently healthy — for longer stretches. Read More
Charles Woodson will receive quite a greeting from Raiders fans when he makes a free agent visit to the team’s facilities on Tuesday.
A few of his potential teammates in Oakland will give him a warm reception as well.
Woodson spent his first eight NFL seasons with the Raiders after being selected with the fourth overall pick in 1998. He signed with Green Bay following the 2005 season and helped the Packers win a Super Bowl title five years later before being released by the team in February. Read More
Where the Super Bowl will celebrate a half-century of existence will be decided Tuesday by NFL owners.
They have two choices for the 50th anniversary game in 2016: the Bay Area and South Florida.
But after Miami was unable to secure public financing to renovate Sun Life Stadium earlier this month, San Francisco appears to be the front-runner as committees will make presentations at the NFL spring meetings in Boston. Read More
Someone wondered before the first pitch what A’s manager Bob Melvin was going to do about Yoenis Cespedes.
The second-year major-leaguer from Cuba was hitting below the dreaded “Mendoza Line” of .200, at .198. Or as the players say, he’s on the wrong interstate, I-98.
Melvin shrugged off the question. “He’s fine,” the manager said. “He’s just an aggressive swinger. He’s staying, because when he’s in the lineup he takes the pressure off everybody. He’s so important.” Read More
The Stanford and Cal softball teams have both have their fair share of success on the national stage over the years. But this season, neither will be playing in a super regional.
Stanford fell 10-5 to Nebraska in the Lincoln Regional on Sunday, while Cal dropped a 3-1 game to host Michigan in the Ann Arbor Regional, ending both schools’ season.
Senior pitcher Teagan Gerhart threw her final game in a Stanford uniform, ending the year 21-13 overall.
STANFORD 7, CAL 3 Read More
The College of San Mateo softball team ended a historic 2013 season on a bitter note — it was pummeled by Riverside College 10-2 in a California Community College Athletic Association final-four elimination game on Saturday at Bakersfield College — but the loss did little to dampen what was otherwise one of the greatest seasons in Bulldogs history. Read More
The Giants’ prized pitching rotation took one more pounding.
Barry Zito couldn’t get on track in a second consecutive ineffective outing, and the Giants lost 5-0 to the Colorado Rockies on Sunday.
A 1-5 road swing finished with another thud. The starting pitchers had a 9.82 ERA and the fielders committed 13 errors on the trip.
“Overall, I think we had just a horrible trip,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. “You have a rough week like this, I wouldn’t say concerned [about the rotation], but we’ve got to make some adjustments.” Read More