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Longo’s blast and Samardzija’s arm carry Giants past Cards 1-0

BY RICK PORCARO Evan Longoria’s seventh-inning solo home run briefly interrupted a pitchers duel, breaking up Jack Flaherty‘s no-hit bid in the process, giving the Giants all the offense they would need to reach the All-Star break on a high note with a 1-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. …

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Semien’s slam seals series win against Twins 7-2

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Marcus Semien’s eighth inning grand slam broke open a close game Thursday afternoon, leading the A’s to a 7-2 win over the Minnesota Twins in an Independence Day matinee at the Coliseum. Semien, who also hit a solo home run leading off the fifth, blasted the first pitch …

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Can the Warriors Keep the Other Splash Brother ?

BY ROGER WILLIAMS The free agency of Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant has been a talking point over the past few months, and rightfully so. He is arguably one of the three best basketball players in the world and was the difference in the Warriors’ back-to-back championship runs. But …

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Decimated Warriors gutsy reign ends, falling 114-110 to Raptors

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER The Warriors championship run came to an end Thursday night, in spite of a gutsy performance that saw yet another key major injury to Klay Thompson that proved insurmountable, falling to the Toronto Raptors 114–110 in the final NBA game at Oracle Arena. ©DANIEL GLUSKOTER Fred VanVleet, …

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