The Roman Catholic bishop newly chosen by the Vatican to lead the Archdiocese of San Francisco publicly apologized Monday after his weekend arrest on suspicion of drunken driving.
Salvatore Cordileone, 56, appointed in July to preside over more than 500,000 Catholics as metropolitan archbishop of San Francisco, was taken into custody Saturday near San Diego State University, San Diego police said. Read More
Tropical Storm Isaac lashed south Florida with winds and heavy rain on Sunday after battering the Caribbean, disrupting plans for the Republican National Convention in Tampa and threatening to interrupt about half of U.S. offshore oil output.Isaac is expected to strengthen to a Category 2 hurricane and hit the Gulf Coast somewhere between Florida and Louisiana at midweek - on or near the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina - the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in an advisory. Read More
Goodlettsville, Tenn. scored nine runs in the top of the seventh on the way to a wild 24-16 Little League World Series semifinal victory over Petaluma (Calif.) National on Saturday. Read More
Perhaps the first movie brought to you by 5-Hour Energy and Google Maps, “Premium Rush” zigs and zags around the plot almost as much as champion bike courier Wiley (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) weaves his way through Manhattan traffic.
It’s a good thing that adrenaline tends to short-circuit logical thinking; the plot is mostly nonsensical, but you’ll be too thrilled by the literal twists and turns to care. As stories go, this one’s pretty basic: Wiley picks up an envelope at NYU and has to deliver it to Chinatown by 7 p.m. Read More
Joaquin Arias homered and drove in five runs and Matt Cain tossed seven strong innings as the visiting Giants completed their first three-game sweep of the Dodgers in Los Angeles since 2007 with an 8-4 win.Cain (13-5) gave up one run on seven hits with no walks for the Giants, who moved 2½ games ahead of the Dodgers in the National League West. Read More
Athletics starting pitcher Bartolo Colon, the former Cy Young award winner and two-time All-Star, won’t be around for Oakland’s surprising pennant push and news of his 50-game suspension stunned teammates who had come to rely on the popular and dependable veteran.A week to the day after San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera was hit with a 50-game suspension for testing positive for testosterone, Colon was also suspended for 50-games for testing positive for the same substance. Read More
Buster Posey drove in two runs and Tim Lincecum was solid, pitching into the sixth inning, as the visiting Giants beat the rival Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1 on Tuesday, their second straight victory.Lincecum (7-13) gave up one run over 5²⁄³ innings to win his second consecutive start and help the Giants move 1½ games ahead of the Dodgers atop the National League West.Sergio Romo gave up a one-out single to Matt Kemp in the ninth before Javier Lopez induced Andre Ethier to ground into a game-ending double play for his third save. Read More
SANTA CLARA — The 49ers figure to have a standout defense again this season, but with the first cut-down deadline less than a week away, defensive coordinator Vic Fangio and other coaches will have some tough personnel decisions to make in the near future.
Depth at safety is one of the major concerns for Fangio, and he said on Tuesday, he will try to get a look at a lot of safeties in the team’s final two preseason games to figure out which players to keep. Read More
Pablo Sandoval drove in two runs and Madison Bumgarner outdueled Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw as the visiting Giants won the opener of a pivotal three-game series 2-1 on Monday.Bumgarner (14-7) gave up four hits with no walks and 10 strikeouts over eight scoreless innings to help the Giants move a half-game ahead of the rival Dodgers in the National League West.The Dodgers threatened in the ninth, when Hanley Ramirez homered with two outs off Sergio Romo. But Javier Lopez came on and retired Andre Ethier on a ground ball for his second save. Read More
The A’s activated left-handed pitcher Brett Anderson from the 60-day disabled list on Monday, and he is scheduled to make his first major-league start of the season today against the Minnesota Twins.
Anderson had Tommy John surgery performed on his left elbow on July 14, 2011, and he has not pitched in a major-league game since June 5, 2011. He made six appearances, including five starts, for Triple-A Sacramento in his rehab assignment. He was 1-1 with a 4.62 ERA. Read More
Ryan Vogelsong’s Sunday afternoon began with a struggle and it never got better.Padres leadoff man Everth Cabrera worked the Giants pitcher for 13 pitches, all of them fastballs, in the bottom of the first. Cabrera struck out, but neither Vogelsong nor San Francisco recovered. The Padres scored three runs in the first inning, starting them on their way to a 7-1 victory that dropped the Giants into second place in the National League West, a half-game behind the Los Angeles Dodgers. Read More
San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera, who was suspended 50 games last week, allegedly created a fictitious website and product to convince Major League Baseball he unwittingly took a banned substance.
However, MLB officials quickly were onto the ruse during the investigation of his positive test for a banned testosterone, the New York Daily News reported Sunday. The plot, which is being probed by federal authorities and MLB, could cause Cabrera more serious problems than his current ban. Read More
The 1976 version of the movie “Sparkle” is often connected to an Aretha Franklin album featuring Curtis Mayfield songs — even though the Queen of Soul isn’t in the film.
The new “Sparkle” greatly improves on its source material: screenwriter Mara Brock Akil keeps and adds depth to the characters, while director Salim Akil gives the movie visual flair while letting the songs propel the story forward. Read More
Giants general manager Brian Sabean said he felt like he got “punched in the stomach” when he learned of Melky Cabrera’s 50-game suspension for testing positive for testosterone.
In his first public comments since the Wednesday suspension, Sabean told reporters on Thursday about his initial reaction. Read More
Stephen Strasburg pitched six innings, allowed four hits, two runs, and struck out seven for the Washington Nationals in a 6-4 victory and a series win over the Giants on Wednesday.
It was the first game for the Giants without star outfielder Melky Cabrera, who was suspended earlier in the day by Major League Baseball for 50 days without pay for testing positive for testosterone. Read More