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Pick a Pepper at your Farmers Market this month

BY DEBRA J. MORRIS Summer peppers are arriving at your farmers’ market this month, everything from mild and sweet bell peppers to wildly spicy Thai chile peppers. The hot summer months are perfect growing weather for these vegetables and we’re glad, because any pepper is a good pepper in our …

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Giants huge sixth inning leads to another series win at home

BY ANTHONY SOSA The San Francisco Giants, backed by a five-run sixth inning outburst and a solid start from Derek Holland, took the rubber match against the Miami Marlins, 6-3, Wednesday at AT&T Park. The Giants have yet to lose any of their last eight home series, winning seven and …

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Pinder’s perfect day helps lift A’s and Manaea past Angels 6-4

BY ANTHONY SOSA The Oakland Athletics used a strong four-run sixth inning and a quality start from Sean Manaea to propel them to a 6-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels, Saturday at the Oakland Coliseum. The A’s victory ended their four-game losing streak and also a six-game losing streak …

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Astros sweep A’s behind Verlander and high-powered offense

BY ANTHONY SOSA Justin Verlander and the Houston Astros overpowered the Oakland Athletics Thursday as they took the third and final game of the series, 7-3, to complete a three-game sweep at the Oakland Coliseum. In the three games, the Astros outscored the A’s 26-11. The A’s had no easy …

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Hot Shooting Warriors blitz Cavs, take 2-0 lead in NBA Finals

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER In a contest that provided a stark contrast to the opening game of the series, the Golden State Warriors set the tone early and controlled the game throughout, leading wire to wire on the way to a 121-103 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers Sunday night at Oracle. …

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Giants sweep the Phillies behind stellar weekend of pitching

BY ANTHONY SOSA Rebounding nicely after a brutal road trip that resulted in the Giants dropping six out of eight games, San Francisco returned home and swept the Philadelphia Phillies, scoring a 6-1 victory Sunday over Jake Arrieta, one of the top pitchers in the game. Arrieta, who came into …

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Jethro Tull celebrates 50 years at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Taking the stage at the Greek Theatre to a backdrop of old color television consoles broadcasting scenes of Robert Kennedy, Vietnam and the Mexico City Olympics protest, Ian Anderson and his band arrived to perform a 50th Anniversary celebration of the music of Jethro Tull Saturday night …

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Warriors dust Cavs in overtime, take Game 1 of NBA Finals 124-114

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Forced into overtime to avoid being on the losing end of what would’ve been a colossal upset in the opening game of the NBA Finals, the Warriors overcame a super human effort by LeBron James to score a dramatic 124-114 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers Thursday night …

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A’s ride Montas season debut to series win against D-Backs, 2-1

BY STEVEN LUKE Making his 2018 season debut in the Majors, Frankie Montas held the Arizona Diamondbacks hitless through five innings and gave up only one run through six with seven strikeouts leading the Oakland Athletics to a 2-1 win Sunday afternoon. The win also gave the A’s the series …

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Warriors Splash Brothers smash Rockets in second half, force Game 7 Monday night

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Facing a win or go home elimination game for the first time since the 2016 Finals, the Warriors rose to the challenge in the second half, and dealt an emphatic beat down on the Houston Rockets 115-86 to force a seventh and deciding game of the NBA …

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