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Giants overcome 5-run deficit to beat Cubs

Giants overcome 5-run deficit to beat Cubs

ESPN.com Updated Apr 11, 2013
Pablo Sandoval hit a two-run double in a four-run fourth inning and the San Francisco Giants rallied from an early five-run deficit to beat the Chicago Cubs 7-6 Thursday.
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  • The Warriors filled Kent Bazemore’s car with popcorn (Video)

    The Warriors filled Kent Bazemore’s car with popcorn (Video)

    yahoo.com Apr 11, 2013
    There's a long history in pro sports of veterans hazing rookies, and the NBA proves no exception. While players are certainly apt to indulge in making youngsters carry backpacks made for little girls, the league's most popular prank is filling a teammat…
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  • To spark offense, Trout batting second

    To spark offense, Trout batting second

    MLB.com Apr 11, 2013
    In an attempt to get the offense going, Angels manager Mike Scioscia made a rather drastic change for Thursday's series finale against the A's, moving Mike Trout to the No. 2 spot of the batting order.
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  • Pagan, Panda persevere to back Vogelsong

    Pagan, Panda persevere to back Vogelsong

    MLB.com Apr 11, 2013
    Angel Pagan had two RBIs and played dazzling defense, and Ryan Vogelsong survived a four-run fourth inning Thursday as the Giants won their fourth consecutive game, a 7-6 decision over the Chicago Cubs.
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  • Mark Davis is pleased with Reggie McKenzie

    Mark Davis is pleased with Reggie McKenzie

    profootballtalk.com Apr 11, 2013
    An offseason that has featured several significant moves, most notably trading for quarterback Matt Flynn and trading away quarterback Carson Palmer, has left Raiders owner Mark Davis pleased with the work of General Manager Reggie McKenzie. “Everything
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  • Raiders taking a pass on Wallace for now

    Raiders taking a pass on Wallace for now

    profootballtalk.com Apr 11, 2013
    Maybe the Raiders weren’t talking to Seneca Wallace, but just to a guy who stole his wallet. At any rate, it doesn’t appear they’re signing the backup quarterback, after reports yesterday that they were. According to Vic Tafur of the San Francisco C
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  • Raiders sign safety Smith, RB Jennings

    Raiders sign safety Smith, RB Jennings

    The Oakland Raiders have signed safety Reggie Smith and running back Rashad Jennings to free agent contracts.
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  • Raiders keep working on their secondary

    Raiders keep working on their secondary

    profootballtalk.com Apr 11, 2013
    The Raiders have signed three new defensive backs this offseason, but they don’t appear to be done making changes to a unit that did not perform well last season. The team announced Thursday that they have signed safety Reggie Smith. Smith was a third-r
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  • Selig won't meet San Jose mayor about A's

    Selig won't meet San Jose mayor about A's

    ESPN.com Apr 11, 2013
    San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed's request to sit down with Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig to discuss the Oakland A's pursuit of a San Jose ballpark has been rejected, a newspaper reported.
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  • Ravens take minimal risk with McClain

    Ravens take minimal risk with McClain

    profootballtalk.com Apr 11, 2013
    Sometimes, a guy who doesn’t get it suddenly gets it after he has been cut. If that’s the case with former Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain, the Ravens will have gotten a steal. If it isn’t, they’ll be able to move on with minimal expense. McCla
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  • Moss' five-RBI night fuels A's seventh straight win

    Moss' five-RBI night fuels A's seventh straight win

    MLB.com Apr 11, 2013
    First baseman Brandon Moss, who was a double shy of hitting for the cycle, matched a career high with five RBIs in Oakland's seventh straight win.
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  • Video - Giants Win Fourth Straight 00:36

    Giants Win Fourth Straight

    Apr 11
    The Giants hold off the Cubs 7-6.
  • Video - Vince Young works out for Oakland Raiders 01:05

    Vince Young works out for Oakland Raiders

    Apr 11
    Ian Rapoport has the latest on quarterback Vince Young's workout in front of Oakland Raiders personnel.
  • Video - AFC West draft outlook 03:25

    AFC West draft outlook

    Apr 11
    Brian Billick breaks down what each of the AFC West teams' needs are heading into the 2013 NFL Draft.
  • Video - A's Win Eighth Straight 00:32

    A's Win Eighth Straight

    Apr 11
    A's crush Angels 8-1.

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  • Eric Wright of Tampa Bay Buccaneers took $6.25M pay cut -- source

    Apr 11
    Eric Wright, one of the top acquisitions in the 2012 free-agent market, accepted a $6.25 million pay cut to stay with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to a source.