Pablo Sandoval

The Cal men's basketball team was bounced out of the NCAA tournament in the round of 64 by Hawaii. Marking a disappointing finish to a confounding season. (Young Kwak/AP)

Poof! ‘Loaded’ Cal leaves legacy of March Badness

Geez, that didn’t last long, did it? What had been called the…

The Cal men's basketball team was bounced out of the NCAA tournament in the round of 64 by Hawaii. Marking a disappointing finish to a confounding season. (Young Kwak/AP)
Oakland A's manager Bob Melvin signed a two-year extension with the ball club on Wednesday. (Eric Risberg/AP)

Love that Bob, but Melvin should want more

Balls likes Bob Melvin. Has for a while. Good guy. Knows baseball.…

Oakland A's manager Bob Melvin signed a two-year extension with the ball club on Wednesday. (Eric Risberg/AP)
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks was charged with misdemeanor sexual battery on Wednesday. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Time for 49ers to stop the madness

So where does the madness end for the Phony-Niners, anyway? Certainly not…

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks was charged with misdemeanor sexual battery on Wednesday. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Bruce Bochy (15) heads into the dugout after being ejected during the fifth inning against the Washington Nationals on Sunday. (Alex Brandon/AP)

A task too messy for even Bochy

For a moment, but just one, Bruce Bochy was able to love…

Bruce Bochy (15) heads into the dugout after being ejected during the fifth inning against the Washington Nationals on Sunday. (Alex Brandon/AP)
Ben Margot/APRed Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval

Unfazed Sandoval returns to Bay Area

OAKLAND — At least the memories will always be warm. Because the…

Ben Margot/APRed Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval
Chris Szagola/APEx-Giants Pablo Sandoval went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts in his Red Sox debut

Balls: For openers, Sandoval has no hits, still no clue

Go ahead, Pablo Sandoval, make our Opening Day. In his Boston Red…

Chris Szagola/APEx-Giants Pablo Sandoval went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts in his Red Sox debut
Carlos Osorio/AP file photoBy speaking to the media about his departure from the Giants

Good for Ball, Bad for Ball? That is the question

One or the other: Good for Ball, Bad for Ball. You can…

Carlos Osorio/AP file photoBy speaking to the media about his departure from the Giants
Andrew Nelles/AP file photoMatt Cain

Don’t worry about a little rain falling on Giants

Nobody wants their parade rained upon, but when it happened so literally…

Andrew Nelles/AP file photoMatt Cain
Gregory Bull/ap file photoIn recent Giants news

In leaving Giants, Tim Flannery simply embarking on a new journey

Everything in life can be labeled one of two ways: Good for…

Gregory Bull/ap file photoIn recent Giants news
Stephan Savoia/APFormer Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval

Sandoval on leaving Giants: I wanted 'new challenge'

Date: 11/25/2014 4:31 PM BC-BBA--Red Sox-Free Agents,6th Ld-Writethru/731 Eds: Updates throughout with…

Stephan Savoia/APFormer Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval
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Pablo Sandoval reaches deal with Red Sox

Free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval and the Boston Red Sox have…

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Giants confident they're in Pablo Sandoval chase

Giants assistant general manager Bobby Evans says he has been given "every…

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Matt Slocum/AP file photoDespite being swooned by the Red Sox

Giants fans, trust your team when it comes to Pablo Sandoval

Everything in life can be labeled one of two ways: Good for…

Matt Slocum/AP file photoDespite being swooned by the Red Sox
Marcio Jose Sanchez/ap file photoThe Giants have shown recently that they are willing to give big contracts to keep players

Pablo Sandoval has definitely earned a big deal, but will Giants reward him?

Aubrey Huff, Marco Scutaro and Tim Lincecum are among the players who…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/ap file photoThe Giants have shown recently that they are willing to give big contracts to keep players
Matt Slocum/AP file photoThird baseman Pablo Sandoval

Sandoval rejects Giants’ qualifying offer

The World Series champion Giants went 0-for-2 Tuesday when it came to…

Matt Slocum/AP file photoThird baseman Pablo Sandoval
AP PHOTO/MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZFree-agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval has seven days to accept a $15.3 million qualifying offer from the Giants that would keep him with the team for next season.

Giants extend $15.3 million qualifying offer to Sandoval

Just a few days after winning their third World Series in five…

AP PHOTO/MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZFree-agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval has seven days to accept a $15.3 million qualifying offer from the Giants that would keep him with the team for next season.
AP Photo/Kathy KmonicekNew York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud and San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval watch Sandoval's two-run double off of Mets starting pitcher Dillon Gee in the third inning of a baseball game at Citi Field on Monday

Sandoval's double in 9th sends Giants over Mets

Pablo Sandoval drove in three runs and got three hits, including an…

AP Photo/Kathy KmonicekNew York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud and San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval watch Sandoval's two-run double off of Mets starting pitcher Dillon Gee in the third inning of a baseball game at Citi Field on Monday
Ben Margot/apSan Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford

Morse, Sandoval homer as Giants hold off Cardinals

ST. LOUIS -- Michael Morse rewarded his manager for giving him a…

Ben Margot/apSan Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford
Ben Margot/apSan Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford

Giants’ win streak snapped by Samardzija, Cubs

SAN FRANCISCO — Jeff Samardzija struck out a season-high 10 for his…

Ben Margot/apSan Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford
Ben Margot/apSan Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford

Pablo Sandoval goes deep as Giants beat Marlins

Pablo Sandoval homered for the first time in more than a month,…

Ben Margot/apSan Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford