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Padres turn tide after Medica's gritty at-bat

Padres turn tide after Medica's gritty at-bat

MLB.com Updated Sep 28, 2013
Tommy Medica's 14-pitch battle helped set the stage for a critical four-run outburst in the fourth inning, propelling the Padres to a 9-3 win over the Giants on Saturday.
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  • Red Sox secure home field throughout playoffs

    Red Sox secure home field throughout playoffs

    MLB.com Sep 28, 2013
    Moments after they started Saturday night's game against the Orioles, the Red Sox clinched the best record in the American League, meaning they will have home-field advantage for every postseason series they play. Home-field advantage officially went to…
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  • Family of stabbed fan believes fight recorded

    Family of stabbed fan believes fight recorded

    ESPN.com Sep 28, 2013
    The father of a Dodgers fan fatally stabbed Wednesday during a melee following a Giants baseball game is planning to make a public plea for witnesses after San Francisco's district attorney said he lacks evidence to charge a suspect who has been release…
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  • A's locked into No. 2 seed after Parker's bumpy day

    A's locked into No. 2 seed after Parker's bumpy day

    MLB.com Sep 28, 2013
    Jarrod Parker gave up a pair of home runs to Mariners rookie shortstop Brad Miller, including a grand slam, as the division-champion A's fell by a 7-5 margin on Saturday.
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  • Rookies Miller, Maurer shine as Mariners top A's

    Rookies Miller, Maurer shine as Mariners top A's

    MLB.com Sep 28, 2013
    Right-hander Brandon Maurer closed out his season with a third straight solid outing and shortstop Brad Miller ripped a pair of home runs as the two rookies helped the Mariners top the playoff-bound A's, 7-5, in the second-to-last game of the year at Sa…
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  • Pair of Miller HRs help Mariners roar by A's

    Pair of Miller HRs help Mariners roar by A's

    ESPN.com Sep 28, 2013
    Brad Miller hit a pair of home runs, including his first grand slam, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 7-5 Saturday in a game that decided division-series matchups in the American League.
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  • 3 Reasons Harrison Barnes Should Be In The Dunk Contest

    3 Reasons Harrison Barnes Should Be In The Dunk Contest

    dimemag.com Sep 28, 2013
    The Golden State Warriors have high hopes for the 2013-14 season. After surprising many by defeating the Denver Nuggets to advance to the Western Conference Semifinals, they signed Andre Iguodala in the offseason and look poised to be among the the best…
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  • Donte Whitner: NFL just wants me to let receivers catch TD pass…

    Donte Whitner: NFL just wants me to let receivers catch TD passes

    profootballtalk.com Sep 28, 2013
    For the second week in a row, 49ers safety Donte Whitner is lashing out at the NFL over a penalty he received for a hit to an opposing player. Whitner was called for unnecessary roughness for a hit on Rams wide receiver Chris Givens on Thursday, and on …
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  • Hunter Pence agrees to five-year, $90 million extension with Gi…

    Hunter Pence agrees to five-year, $90 million extension with Giants

    yahoo.com ESPN.com MLB.com Sep 28, 2013
    The San Francisco Giants won't allow Hunter Pence to hit the open market this winter. As first reported by CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, the two sides have agreed to a five-year contract extension worth $90 million. The agreement is pending a physical, which …
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  • Kid gives record grand slam ball back to A-Rod

    Kid gives record grand slam ball back to A-Rod

    CNNSI.com Sep 28, 2013
    NEW YORK (AP) -- The 12-year-old fan who retrieved Alex Rodriguez's record 24th career grand slam ball from the stands at Yankee Stadium says he gave it back because he felt the slugger had "worked hard" for the feat and deserved it.
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  • Kaepernick a winner on third down

    Kaepernick a winner on third down

    ESPN.com Sep 28, 2013
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Quarterbacks make their reputation on third down. Can they or can’t they? Thursday night, Colin Kaepernick, under fire for leading a San Francisco 49ers offense that had scored a total of 10 points in its previous two games, was d…
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  • Jim Harbaugh says “more action” coming for Jon Baldwin

    Jim Harbaugh says “more action” coming for Jon Baldwin

    profootballtalk.com Sep 28, 2013
    49ers wide receiver Jon Baldwin’s regular-season debut Thursday passed muster with coach Jim Harbaugh, who suggested the 2011 first-round pick could see increased playing time. “There’ll be more action for him,” Harbaugh said Friday, according to remark…
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  • 49ers’ Quinton Patton suffers broken foot

    49ers’ Quinton Patton suffers broken foot

    profootballtalk.com Sep 28, 2013
    The 49ers had high hopes for rookie receiver Quinton Patton, but this season is not going according to plan. Patton caught his first pass of the season on Thursday night against the Rams, but the 49ers have announced that Patton broke a metatarsal bone …
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  • A's Colon wins 18th in trumping King Felix

    A's Colon wins 18th in trumping King Felix

    ESPN.com MLB.com Sep 28, 2013
    Bartolo Colon outpitched Felix Hernandez to reach 18 wins for the fifth time in his career, Brandon Moss hit a three-run homer in the first inning and the Oakland Athletics beat Seattle 6-2 on Friday night.
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  • Suspect freed; no charges yet in fan death

    Suspect freed; no charges yet in fan death

    ESPN.com Sep 28, 2013
    Authorities in San Francisco say a suspect arrested in the stabbing death of a Los Angeles Dodgers fan after a Dodgers-Giants game has been released from jail.
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  • Auditions go well for Vogelsong, Giants in win

    Auditions go well for Vogelsong, Giants in win

    MLB.com Sep 28, 2013
    Ryan Vogelsong ended his winless streak at five games, and a significant number of Giants auditioning for spots on the 2014 Opening Day roster distinguished themselves in Friday night's 7-3 victory over the San Diego Padres.
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  • Strauss: Expectations high for the Warriors

    Strauss: Expectations high for the Warriors

    ESPN.com Sep 28, 2013
    The Warriors' roster is full of talent. Is this the season it all comes together?
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  • NFLPA plans to explore whether Pryor went to sideline after con…

    NFLPA plans to explore whether Pryor went to sideline after concussion

    profootballtalk.com Sep 28, 2013
    The NFL Players Association remains concerned about the manner in which Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor’s concussion was handled during a Monday night game in Denver. And for good reason. A full two minutes and 50 seconds passed from the time Pryor t…
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  • Video - San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh quotes Ralph Waldo Emerson while discussing QB Colin Kaepernick 02:09

    San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh quotes Ralph Waldo Emerson while discussing QB Colin Kaepernick

    Sep 28
    San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh made an interesting comparison when asked about quarterback Colin Kaepernick's unique twitter habits.
  • Video - Pence Gets 5-Year, $90M Deal With Giants 01:35

    Pence Gets 5-Year, $90M Deal With Giants

    Sep 28
    Doug Glanville and Tim Kurkjian discuss Hunter Pence's five-year, $90 million deal with the Giants.

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  • Adande: Kobe Bryant looks for a little Mariano magic

    Sep 28
    The recovering Lakers star looks to Mariano Rivera and Peyton Manning as examples of vets who came back strong from injuries.