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Samardzija stifles Bucs as Giant trade winds swirl

BY RYAN LEONG The Giants have very little to play for with the second worst record in the majors at 40-63. Only the Phillies have fewer wins and they just beat the Giants in a series back in Philadelphia last month. The key number for the Orange and Black is …

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Transitioning A’s Complete Strong Homestand Against Contenders

BY RYAN LEONG The A’s are rebuilding for the future again because they’re not in contention. But still, the Athletics are an exciting ballclub because of their young talent with rookies like Matt Chapman and Franklin Barreto. While he’s rumored to be on the trading block, Yonder Alonso for the …

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Jefferson Starship to rock Cornerstone in Berkeley on July 28th

Rising from the ashes of another legendary San Francisco band, Jefferson Airplane, the members of Jefferson Starship past and present have been exploring the mysteries of music for hundred’s of years collectively. Next Friday, July 28th, the latest incarnation of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees will be …

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Temporary Dog Park Set to Open Friday, July 14th

The City is pleased to announce that the Temporary Dog Park at the Martinez Waterfront Amphitheater will be open to the public beginning on Friday, July 14th at 8 a.m. Since receiving City Council approval, City staff have been working closely with the Martinez Dog Park Committee to transform part …

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A’s end first half home schedule with signs of promise

BY RYAN LEONG With the A’s record at the bottom of the American League standings as proof that the team isn’t going to the playoffs this year, the best course of action is to look towards the future. And the Athletics have done exactly that the past month by waiving …

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Reeling Giants Rebound to Sweep Rockies

BY RYAN LEONG Baseball is an unpredictable game, perhaps more than any other sport. How else can you explain how a team like the Giants, who already have a Major League worst 51 losses, can manage to sweep a quality team like the Colorado Rockies who arrived on Monday 20 …

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A’s follow sweep of Yanks by getting swept by Astros, cut Vogt

BY RYAN LEONG It’s only the second day of summer but when you’re buried in last place like the A’s are, it already feels like late August. Their just completed four game sweep of the Yankees now seems like a mirage because the Athletics got a cruel dose of reality …

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Anemic Giants bats continue to struggle as season slips away

BY RYAN LEONG While the Warriors were gearing up for their parade to celebrate a second NBA title in three years, the Giants were finishing up a disasterous 1-4 home stand by losing two of three to the Twins and being swept in a two-game series against the Royals. The …

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Roger Waters recreates Pink Floyd, blasts Trump in San Jose

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Like a space ship releasing a time capsule that flashed back to a more innocent era, Roger Waters “Us + Them” Tour landed in the Bay Area on Wednesday night for a show at the SAP Pavilion in San Jose. The often dark 2 1/4 hour performance …

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Blue Jays Donaldson haunts A’s again in home stand finale

BY RYAN LEONG The 2017 Oakland Athletics are not a playoff team. If you like home runs, they’ll provide plenty of offense. Unfortunately they don’t offer much in the way of pitching and are terrible defensively. Wednesday’s homestand finale provided a sample of what the team offers. They got a …

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