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A’s defeat Cleveland Indians 1-0 in spring pitchers duel

BY JIMMY DeROGATIS The Oakland A’s mustered up a 1-0 win over the Cleveland Indians in Mesa Saturday afternoon. Offense was hard to come by in a pitcher’s duel as Paul Blackburn faced off against Cleveland’s Trevor Bauer at the Hohokam Stadium home of the A’s. Blackburn pitched three strong …

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Giants bats take down Cincinnati 5-3 in Scottsdale

BY JIMMY DEROGATIS In a warm Friday evening spring training game at Scottsdale Stadium, the San Francisco Giants scored a 5-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. Madison Bumgarner got the start and pitched three strong innings, giving up one earned run while picking up five strikeouts. Carlos Navas came in …

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A’s enter 2019 season hoping to extend last year’s playoff run

BY JIMMY DeROGATIS The Oakland Athletics have longed for the opportunity to create some spring training buzz going into the season. 2019 might very well be that year for the A’s faithful. Headlining this years opener’s will be the A’s playing host to the Seattle Mariners at the Tokyo Dome …

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Middling Giants likely facing year of transition in 2019

BY MASON BISSADA At the risk of pointing out the painfully obvious, the San Francisco Giants’ even year magic has officially warn off. The 2016 season was not simply an glitch in the system, as last season proved a much more realistic trend: the Giants are mediocre. A 73-89 season …

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Obit: Frank Robinson (1935-2019) MLB great, Giants Manager

BY MASON BISSADA Major League Baseball Hall-of-Famer Frank Robinson passed away Thursday at the age of 83. Robinson, a true trailblazer, was the first African American manager in Major League Baseball history and the only player to win the MVP Award in both the American and National leagues.  Former Giants …

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Sixers spoil Cousins home debut, snap Warriors winning streak

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Returning to Oracle Arena riding a season-high 11 game winning streak, the Warriors were ambushed by the Philadelphia 76ers Thursday night 113-104, spoiling the home debut of DeMarcus Cousins. ©DANIEL GLUSKOTER Golden State’s Kevin Durant drives to the basket during the Warriors 113-104 loss to the Philadelphia …

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Ducks sleepwalk past Michigan St. in 7-6 Redbox Bowl snoozer

BY JIMMY DeROGATIS The Oregon Ducks ground out a 7-6 win over Michigan State to take the Redbox Bowl College Football game at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara Monday afternoon. Before the game, Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio said, “We need to have production. There’s no question that to …

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A’s hoping to parlay steady off-season into greener pastures

BY GRADY DUGGAN Current Oakland Raider Marshawn Lynch said it perfectly at the Oakland City Council, “We’re losing the Raiders, we’re losing the Warriors, best not lose the A’s. Appreciate it.” Coming out of what was one of the more exciting seasons in recent years, the Athletics enter an interesting …

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Lakers throttle Warriors 127-101 in front of Christmas audience

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER In perhaps their most embarrassing loss of a young season that has already seen a number of them, the Warriors were spanked by the Los Angeles Lakers 127-101 in front of a nationally televised Christmas night audience Tuesday evening at Oracle. While Golden State has already suffered large …

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