<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Bay Area Sports]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/sports http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.comen-usTue, 28 Jun 2016 02:49:23 -0700Tue, 28 Jun 2016 02:49:23 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[A's Jump on Samardzija, Defeat Giants]]> Tue, 28 Jun 2016 00:18:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/178*120/GettyImages-543383942_594_screen1.jpg
Jeff Samardzija set the side down in order four of the first five innings Monday night, which made the second inning all the more maddening. Samardzija gave up five runs in his second frame, and that was that.

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<![CDATA[All-Star Voting Update: Posey Almost Catches Molina]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 17:18:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-519137830_594_screen.jpg
Buster Posey is on Yadier Molina's heels. MLB released the most updated All-Star voting results on Monday and Posey (1,563,800) is just 5,130 votes behind Molina (1,568,930).

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<![CDATA[Source: Reddick on Prelim List of Giants' Trade Targets]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 17:18:53 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/183*120/GettyImages-519174516_594_screen.jpg
Josh Reddick is sure to be mentioned in plenty of trade rumors over the next month, and the team just across the Bay has at least a degree of interest in the A’s right fielder.

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<![CDATA[Warriors Offer Top Assistant Job to Mike Brown: Report]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:30:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Mike+Brown+Nov+2+2012+cropped.jpg
Steve Kerr and the Warriors may be announcing a new hire soon.

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<![CDATA[A's Blow Lead, Can't Complete Sweep of Angels]]> Sun, 26 Jun 2016 20:47:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/as-angels-26.jpg
The A’s dangled in that odd state of limbo Sunday, trying to see the good of taking three of four on the road, but processing a defeat that never should have happened.

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<![CDATA[Gillaspie's RBI Single in Ninth Lifts Giants Over Phillies]]> Sun, 26 Jun 2016 17:45:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/giants-626.jpg
Jake Peavy went out of his way after Friday night’s win to tell reporters how much he respected the way the Phillies play the game. It sounded like a nice compliment. It ended up being a warning.

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<![CDATA[Lochte Fails to Qualify for Rio in Signature Race]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 07:49:44 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/LochteSwimmingTrials-AP_217437856132.jpg
The first event of the U.S. Olympic swimming trials produced a huge stunner, as Ryan Lochte failed to qualify for the team Sunday night in an event he won at the 2012 London Games.

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<![CDATA[Tony Stewart Wins NASCAR Race at Sonoma Raceway]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 00:28:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/stewart12.jpg
Tony Stewart returned to victory lane for the first time in three years in vintage fashion - refusing to let Denny Hamlin steal a win at Sonoma Raceway away from him on the final lap Sunday.

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<![CDATA[Bumgarner Unravels, Giants Fall to Phillies ]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 22:28:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/178*120/543104322.jpg
If you had forgotten, there's a good reason why games are not decided on paper.

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<![CDATA[A's Win Third Straight Game Against Angels ]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 22:40:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-543106526.jpg
The A's won their third straight game Saturday night to take their four-game set with the Angels in prospect Dillon Overton's debut.

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<![CDATA[Oregon Track and Field Star Pierced in Eye With Javelin ]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 15:15:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ambulance-shutterstock_565683792.jpg
An Oregon track and field athlete’s eye was pierced with a javelin after he tripped and fell onto the spear during a meet Friday, NBC News reported. Parker Kennedy, 18, was competing at the USA Track &...

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<![CDATA[Giants Move to 'Impressive' 31-9 in Last 40 Games]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 10:01:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-542898386.jpg
As Brandon Belt addressed about a dozen reporters late Friday night, Brandon Crawford and Matt Duffy snuck in behind the cameras. They kept a straight face while Belt recounted his game-winning, bases-clearing...

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<![CDATA[A's Get Lift From 'Strong, Strong, Strong Human Being']]> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 10:09:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-542896120.jpg
Khris Davis believes his defense in left field might get overlooked.

For that he can blame his offense.

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<![CDATA[Raiders' Hayden Still Has One More Chance]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:47:59 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Hayyyydynn.jpg
Del Rio believes Hayden has talent to win slot cornerback job.

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<![CDATA[49ers' Ellington Could be Double Threat in 2016]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:44:01 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/ellyreturrrn.jpg
San Francisco special teams coach says Ellington has a skill set that is "rare in this league"

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<![CDATA[Shaq Is US Sports Envoy to Cuba]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 13:16:33 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-508873874.jpg
Months after President Obama's historic trip to Cuba, 15-time NBA all-star Shaquille O'Neal will visit the island nation. The State Department announced Friday that O'Neal will be part of a U.S.

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<![CDATA[Semien Homers Off Lincecum to Lift A's Over Angels]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 22:36:53 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/as-angels-623.jpg
Given another crack at Tim Lincecum, the A’s made life a little rougher on him this time.

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<![CDATA[Warriors' Klay Thompson to Play For Team USA]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00:00:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-535930176_594_screen.jpg
Warriors guard Klay Thompson will reportedly play for Team USA in the upcoming Rio Games, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

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<![CDATA[Niners' Armstead, Buckner Ready to Make an Impact]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 11:03:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/niners+image.jpg
Young defensive ends are expected to contribute in 2016, but so will many others

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<![CDATA[Raiders Eager to See Contributions from Draft Class]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 10:57:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/raiders+image.jpg
Khalil Mack says Ward, Calhoun and others have been impressive so far in offseason workouts

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<![CDATA[Sen. Boxer Loses NBA Finals Bet, Wears LeBron James Jersey]]> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 20:35:01 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0622-2016-BoxerLebron.jpg
A sight most Golden State fans don’t want to see – a Californian wearing Cleveland Cavaliers gear.

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<![CDATA[Giants Rally From Five Down to Defeat Pirates]]> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 20:13:27 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/166*120/giants-622.jpg
The Giants fell behind by five runs Wednesday night and saw their starter get knocked out after the third inning, but they stormed back for a 7-6 win over the reeling Pirates.

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<![CDATA[Brewers Homers Doom A's; Angels, Lincecum Next]]> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 19:21:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/178*120/as-622.jpg
Scooter Gennett and Kirk Nieuwenhuis homered to back Junior Guerra's first victory in more than a month, and the Milwaukee Brewers earned a split of their quick two-game interleague series against the Oakland...

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<![CDATA[New Las Vegas Team Will Play in Sharks' Division]]> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:28:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/462082324-nhl-logo-generic.jpg
The Sharks will have a new division rival beginning with the 2017-18 season.

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