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Reds pitching shuts down A’s bats 3-0 to avoid sweep

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER The Cincinnati Reds rode Derek Dietrich’s two run first inning home run, and Tanner Roark threw six shutout innings to salvage the final game of their three game series with the A’s by a 3-0 score Thursday afternoon at the Oakland Coliseum. ©DANIEL GLUSKOTER Cincinnati’s Eugenio Suarez ...

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Colin Hay still an engaging Man at Work during Terrapin show

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Scottish-Australian singer-songwriter Colin Hay’s performance at Terrapin Crossroads Tuesday night was a welcome revelation for anyone previously unfamiliar with his solo works. Best known as the lead singer and frontman for the long disbanded Australian band Men at Work, Hay has also created a solid catalog of ...

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Warriors get the jump on Rockets in series opener 104-100

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Kevin Durant continued playing on another level, scoring 35 points, 24 in the second half, to lead the Warriors past the Houston Rockets 104-100 in a hotly contested game Sunday afternoon at Oracle Arena in the opener of the Western Conference semifinals. ©DANIEL GLUSKOTER Kevin Durant drives ...

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Yankees exploit Giants pitching again, hammer Holland 6-4

BY RICK PORCARO The New York Yankees took advantage of lapses by Giants pitching for the second game in a row, jumping on Derek Holland for five runs in the fifth inning before holding on for a 6-4 victory. ©DANIEL GLUSKOTER Gary Sanchez (24) is greeted at home plate by ...

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Reflective John Mellencamp Show captivates Paramount crowd

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER “I don’t think that anybody in 1975 imagined that we would still be doing this today,” John Mellencamp stated near the end of a 25 minute documentary video that served as an overview of his long career which preceded his performance at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland Thursday ...

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Bushels of Blueberries at Farmers Market from Smit Farms

BY DEBRA J. MORRIS Blueberries are one of the delights of early summer. Their beautiful blue color means they’re ripe and ready to eat. The shrubs are harvested by hand five or six times throughout the season at the firm, ripe stage because blueberries do not ripen once picked. The ...

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