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Riddle solved: Wild rally ends Astros' woes vs. A's

Riddle solved: Wild rally ends Astros' woes vs. A's

MLB.com Updated Jul 23, 2013
Matt Dominguez hit a game-tying homer in the ninth and Jonathan Villar scored the winning run after a botched pickoff attempt to give the Astros a wild 5-4 win over the A's on Tuesday at Minute Maid Park.
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  • New Stadium in the Raiders Future?

    New Stadium in the Raiders Future?

    raidersgab.com Jul 23, 2013
    The Raiders are entering the season with the smallest stadium in the NFL at 53,000 seating capacity. The stadium up until this season held 63,000 thousand fans but the Raiders decided to cover 10,000 seats to help to avoid TV blackouts. The O.co coliseu…
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  • Warriors sign J. O'Neal to 1-year, $2M deal

    Warriors sign J. O'Neal to 1-year, $2M deal

    ESPN.com nba.com Jul 23, 2013
    The Golden State Warriors signed free agent center Jermaine O'Neal to a $2 million, one-year contract Tuesday.
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  • Raiders waive CB-KR Coye Francies, LB Travis Goethel

    Raiders waive CB-KR Coye Francies, LB Travis Goethel

    profootballtalk.com Jul 23, 2013
    The Raiders waived cornerback / kick returner Coye Francies and linebacker Travis Goethel on Tuesday. According to the NFL’s official transactions, Francies was waived with a “failure to disclose physical condition” designation. Francies, 26, led the Ra…
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  • The Las Vegas Summer League’s new tournament format generated v…

    The Las Vegas Summer League’s new tournament format generated very little additional interest

    The NBA's annual Las Vegas Summer League came to a conclusion on Monday night with the Golden State Warriors defeating the Phoenix Suns 91-77. It was an entertaining game in the form we've come to expect from these late-July contests: a little loose, fe…
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  • Raiders sign Tyler Wison

    Raiders sign Tyler Wison

    sfgate.com Jul 23, 2013
    The Raiders have signed fourth-round pick quarterback Tyler Wilson to a contract. Oakland, which starts training camp Wednesday (first practice is Friday), still has two unsigned draft picks in first-round cornerback D.J. Hayden and second-round offensi…
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  • Raiders sign another draft pick

    Raiders sign another draft pick

    The Raiders signed quarterback Tyler Wilson on Tuesday morning, one day before the team reports to Napa for the start of training camp. Cornerback D.J. Hayden and offensive tackle Menelik Watson are the only two draft picks unsigned as of now, though bo…
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  • Mixed messages coming from the players

    Mixed messages coming from the players

    CNNSI.com Jul 23, 2013
    Let's get the easy part out of the way: There's no way to defend Ryan Braun. By accepting a rest-of-2013 suspension from MLB at a cost of more than $3 million, Braun effectively pleaded guilty to charges that he violated the Joint Drug Agreement. Braun,…
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  • Kaepernick says he heard the Packers turning on each other

    Kaepernick says he heard the Packers turning on each other

    As 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick ran for an NFL-record 181 yards in the divisional playoff win over the Packers, he heard a sound that was music to his ears: Players on Green Bay’s defense getting on each other’s cases about why no one could stop h…
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  • Colin Kaepernick Does Not Care What You Think About His Tattoos

    Colin Kaepernick Does Not Care What You Think About His Tattoos

    CNNSI.com Jul 23, 2013
    TURLOCK, Calif. — On a hot May night in California’s Central Valley, graduation night at Pitman High, eight police officers stand in a multipurpose room listening to instructions. One is an undercover cop. A couple are SWAT-teamers in bulletproof vests.…
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  • Niners bring back Lowell Rose

    Niners bring back Lowell Rose

    profootballtalk.com Jul 23, 2013
    After the draft, the 49ers signed cornerback Lowell Rose, who was not selected by any team. The Niners kept him through the offseason program, cutting him on July 19. Coincidentally, the 49ers struck a deal with the Bucs for cornerback Eric Wright on Ju…
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  • Bruce Arians' long-awaited opportunity arrives

    Bruce Arians' long-awaited opportunity arrives

    CNNSI.com Jul 23, 2013
    A scapegoat in Pittsburgh, a hero in Indy and now a beacon of hope in Arizona, coach Bruce Arians will need all of his experiences to resurrect the Cardinals, writes Don Banks.
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  • Harbaugh: Docs say Crabtree 'looks great'

    Harbaugh: Docs say Crabtree 'looks great'

    ESPN.com Jul 23, 2013
    Michael Crabtree is still in the early stages of rehabilitation from surgery on his right Achilles tendon, but San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh is pleased with his recovery so far.
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  • Marcus Lattimore thinks he could practice right now

    Marcus Lattimore thinks he could practice right now

    profootballtalk.com Jul 23, 2013
    The San Francisco 49ers are taking it slow with rookie running back Marcus Lattimore, who is recovering from a serious knee injury. But Lattimore thinks he’s good to go now. Lattimore told Yahoo! Sports that his recovery from a knee injury that he initi…
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  • Reds rack up runs behind Arroyo's shutout

    Reds rack up runs behind Arroyo's shutout

    MLB.com Jul 23, 2013
    With Monday's 11-0 drubbing of the Giants, Cincinnati has won five of its last six contests in San Francisco, including the first pair of games of the 2012 National League Division Series.
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  • Video - Ravens Set To Open Training Camp 04:14

    Ravens Set To Open Training Camp

    Jul 23
    Sal Paolantonio breaks down all of the Ravens' top storylines as they get ready to open training camp.
  • Video - Reds Power Past Giants In Game 1 00:32

    Reds Power Past Giants In Game 1

    Jul 23
    Devin Mesoraco, Joey Votto and Zack Cozart each homered in the Reds' 9-3 win against the Giants.
  • Video - Astros Score 3 In 9th To Beat A's 00:31

    Astros Score 3 In 9th To Beat A's

    Jul 23
    The Astros plated three runs against Grant Balfour in the ninth inning to earn a walk-off 5-4 win against the Athletics.

Sports Columnists

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    Jul 23
    Mike Krzyzewski has a lot more coaching left to do.
  • Sources: Oden works out for Heat, Pelicans

    Jul 23
    Greg Oden went through a two-hour workout Tuesday in Indianapolis in front of Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra, new Sacramento Kings general manager Pete D'Alessandro and representatives from the New Orleans Pelicans, according to sources.
  • ‘I Have Moved On’

    Jul 23
    PETER KING: What’s your reaction to Aaron Hernandez’s being arrested and cut from the team, and how will his absence affect your offense? TOM BRADY: I’ve seen a lot of things over 13 years, and what I have learned is that mental toughness and putting as…
  • 2013 NFL training camp -- Eager for whirlwind road trip

    Jul 23
    Here are the 10 things John Clayton is eager to see in his whirlwind 12-day tour of training camps.