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A’s achieve something never done in Toronto with win over Blue Jays

Click HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device. TORONTO — The A’s clubhouse was a party postgame. Toronto rapper Drake’s song, “Know Yourself” was blasting through the speakers, which features the chorus, “I…

Sunday, May 20

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Kurtenbach: The simple truths at the heart of the Warriors-Rockets series

OAKLAND — This Warriors-Rockets series might be the epitome of the modern NBA, highlighting all the best skill, tactics, and idiosyncrasies of two teams who have been at the vanguard of a massive league-wide shift in style, but at the core…

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Warriors Tonight: May the 'force' be with … whom?

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Game 3 Tipoff: 5 p.m. Sunday at Oracle Arena. TV: TNT. Radio: KGMZ 95.7 “The Game” in Oakland and San Francisco, KRTY 95.3 in San Jose, KION 1460 and 101.1 in Salinas and Monterey. SERIES RECAP. Game 1: After a 56-56 tie through the first…

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Kurtenbach: What happens if Warriors play with ‘force’ today but the Rockets still win?

OAKLAND — This Warriors-Rockets series might be the epitome of the modern NBA, highlighting all the best skill, tactics, and idiosyncrasies of two teams who have been at the vanguard of a massive league-wide shift in style, but at the core…

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Crawford reveals adjustment that’s keying prolific month after pacing Giants in win

SAN FRANCISCO–Brandon Crawford spent the month of April much like a fan who forgot a jacket would spend a night game in the bleachers at AT&T Park. The Giants shortstop was stuck in the fog and absolutely freezing at the plate. Fast…

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Chad Pinder’s slam lifts A’s to third straight win over Blue Jays

TORONTO — Everything seemed to be going the Blue Jays’ way. But with one swing of the bat, Chad Pinder sucked the life right out of the Rogers Centre. After the A’s failed to capitalize with the bases loaded just a couple of innings…

Saturday, May 19

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The Latest: Family identifies substitute killed in shooting

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas (all times local):. 7:20 p.m.. Family members say a substitute teacher whose passion was her children and grandchildren is among the victims of the…

Friday, May 18

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Bay Area economy roars to life in April, adds 11,000 jobs

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Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to print (Opens in new window) The Bay Area economy rocketed to big job gains during April, adding 11,000 jobs, an upswing that was…

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The Latest: Residents say ash not bad near volcano summit

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HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on the summit eruption of Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island (all times local):. 4:45 p.m.. A resident who lives several miles from the summit of a Hawaii volcano says ash fall from an explosive eruption hasn…

Trump reportedly urged postmaster to double Amazon rates

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump has personally pushed U.S. Postmaster General Megan Brennan to double the rate the Postal Service charges Amazon.com and other firms to ship packages, according to three people familiar with their…

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Reuben Foster accuser: Beating allegations were 'all a money scheme'

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CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device. SAN JOSE — In emotional and dramatic testimony, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster's former girlfriend on Thursday said she fabricated allegations that…

Thursday, May 17

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Draymond Green sees the color of money in Hampton 5 trademark

Nice to see that Draymond Green is getting some down time during the most intense portion of the Warriors schedule. As the NBA's MVP — Most Versatile Player — Green is pretty busy during the late regular season and the playoffs. His…

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Warriors’ defense falters in Game 2 loss to Houston Rockets

HOUSTON — Two days ago, the Warriors took control of Western Conference finals against the Houston Rockets with a stifling defense in a Game 1 victory. It took 48 hours to undo those efforts, as they delivered one of their worst defensive…

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Giants' Brandon Belt calls out home plate umpire after loss to Reds

Click here if you are having trouble viewing this gallery on a mobile device. SAN FRANCISCO — The Giants made enough of their own mistakes to contribute to a 6-3 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday, but Brandon Belt was more concerned…

Wednesday, May 16

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Kurtenbach: The Rockets plan to stay true to their identity — that’s great news for the Warriors

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HOUSTON — When this series started, I predicted that the Warriors would win in five games. Golden State’s four wins would come because the Warriors have a dynamic, efficient offense and their defense, the real difference in the series,…

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Zaza Pachulia hasn’t pouted — instead he’s focused on being a coach of sorts for the Warriors

Want Warriors news in your inbox? Sign up for the free DubsDaily newsletter. HOUSTON — During a timeout with 4:32 left in the second quarter on Monday, Zaza Pachulia got off the bench and approached a referee. He calmly argued on behalf of…

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Kurtenbach: Why Stephen Curry’s struggles tell us so much about the Warriors’ successes

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HOUSTON — The spectacular isn’t coming so easily for Stephen Curry right now, so he’s seeking out the difficult. That’s not really a new thing — Curry has always been a willing participant in loose-ball scrums, side actions, and under-the…

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Stephen Piscotty homers in first at-bat back from mother's funeral

BOSTON — Stephen Piscotty crushed an 0-2 pitch from Eduardo Rodriguez over the green monster that landed on Lansdowne Street, completely out of Fenway Park. As he approached home plate after rounding the bases, he patted his chest three…

Tuesday, May 15

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The Latest: Thousands in Lebanon mark Palestinian 'nakba'

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JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (all times local):. 6:10 p.m.. Thousands of people have gathered in Lebanon's Beaufort castle near the border with Israel to mark the Jewish state's creation 70 years ago that…

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Giants get going early as homestand opens with win over Reds

SAN FRANCISCO — Maybe it was ending the road trip with a win, or perhaps it was the sight of Madison Bumgarner standing on a pitcher's mound for a bullpen session a few hours before game time. Whatever it was, the Giants opened a seven…

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A's offense backs up Sean Manaea's solid start in win over Red Sox

BOSTON — Sean Manaea's second showdown with the Red Sox this season was not quite as dominant as the first, but it was enough to get the job done with some help from the offense. Making his first start against the Red Sox after no-hitting…

Monday, May 14

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Why CCS has a baseball problem and how it can be fixed

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SAN JOSE — Long before the meeting to seed the Central Coast Section baseball playoffs, it was obvious that a home-plate collision was inevitable. The disclosure of the brackets Saturday merely underscored the problems. There are three…

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Kurtenbach: The Rockets don't fear the Warriors and that makes this could-be-epic series even better

HOUSTON — We've been waiting a year for the Warriors to play the Rockets in the Western Conference Finals, so what were another few days? Well, to start, interminable. At least to us regular folks who don't actually have to play in Game 1.…

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Warriors Tonight: Marquee matchup vs. Rockets for West supremacy

Game 1 Tipoff: 6 p.m. Monday at the Toyota Center. TV: TNT. Radio: KGMZ 95.7 “The Game” in Oakland and San Francisco, KRTY 95.3 in San Jose, KION 1460 and 101.1 in Salinas and Monterey. Want Warriors news in your inbox? Sign up for the…

Sunday, May 13

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How the death of voicemail is changing the way we connect

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Click HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device. Don’t wait for the beep: Voicemail is going the way of the dinosaurs. Although phone-message technology advanced steadily from cassette recorders attached to…

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Warriors big man David West looking forward to matchup against former teammate Chris Paul

(Click here, if you are unable to view this photo gallery and video on your mobile device.) OAKLAND — Warriors forward David West still remembers the first time Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul screamed at him. It was at the 2002 Nike All…

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Giants skid hits six games after Pirates score game-winner on hit by pitch

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PITTSBURGH–The Giants needed to sit through a 93-minute rain delay before first pitch on Saturday at PNC Park. They’ll need to wait until at least Sunday to snap their losing streak. The Giants’ skid hit six games after the club’s most…

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Robot dogs that freaked out people by opening doors may soon come to building near you

They look like they’ve scampered out of a thriller – sleek, four-legged robots vaguely resembling dogs, flinging open doors and evading attacks from the humans controlling them. And for the first time this week, videos posted to YouTube by…

Saturday, May 12

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NBA playoffs: Warriors’ Steve Kerr says “we’re peaking at the right time”

Want Warriors news in your inbox? Sign up for the free DubsDaily newsletter. OAKLAND – The term once caused Draymond Green to lower his eyebrows, scratch his head and dispute a reporter’s line of questioning. On Nov. 9, Green did not…

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Pirates deal Giants fifth straight loss, spoil McCutchen's return

PITTSBURGH–After Giants left fielder Gregor Blanco flew out to lead off Friday's contest, the game took a dramatic, emotional and positively perfect pause. The man who put baseball back on the map in Pittsburgh stepped to the plate wearing…