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Pacers beat Heat 107-96 in Game 1 of East finals

The Pacers took the first step Sunday, when Paul George finished with 24 points and seven assists, David West added 19 points and seven rebounds, and suddenly surging Indiana led wire-to-wire in a 107-96 victory over the [Read entire story]

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Alex Gordon was 4-for-4 with two three-run homers Sunday as the Royals beat the Orioles 8-6. Gordon, who led the Royals with 20 home runs last year, had gone 134 at-bats without a home run before he connected off Ubaldo [Read entire story]

SF GIANTS UPDATE: Results of Angel Pagan’s MRI are in

Print—UPDATE, 5:50 p.m.: Angel Pagan has a sprained AC joint in his left shoulder, according to an MRI, but manager Bruce Bochy listed him as day to day and both said they hope Pagan can play in Tuesday night’s [Read entire story]

Pablo Sandoval homers in SF Giants’ 4-1 win

Sunday's manifestation was Sandoval's first home run in more than a month, an opposite-field drive to left in a 4-1 victory that earned the Giants a split in their four-game series against the Marlins and a 4-3 [Read entire story]

Sunday afternoon open thread

Sunday afternoon open thread

The San Francisco 49ers are still a week away from their rookie minicamp, and then another few days until the start of their OTAs. That means things are fairly quiet right now. When the 49ers are not in session, we like [Read entire story]

A’s mash Indians 13-3 for sweep

On Sunday, the Indians got a leadoff homer from Michael Bourn, and the A's roared back for a 13-3 victory and the series sweep. Moss, playing in left while Yoenis Cespedes got to rest his legs by DH-ing, tripled in the [Read entire story]

What Marco Scutaro is doing to get back to the SF Giants faster

Print—Second baseman Marco Scutaro has traveled from Arizona to Miami to undertake a non-surgical procedure designed to “speed up the process” of his return from a back injury, manager Bruce Bochy said, adding it [Read entire story]

Taking a look at Aldon Smith’s conversation with CSN Bay Area

Taking a look at Aldon Smith's conversation with CSN Bay Area

Aldon Smith recently took some time to chat with CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco. We take a look at what they discussed, and consider Aldon Smith's future. San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Aldon Smith has been keeping [Read entire story]

49ers 2010 NFL Draft re-grades: The first of the Trent Baalke drafts….sort of

49ers 2010 NFL Draft re-grades: The first of the Trent Baalke drafts....sort of

We are now four full seasons removed from the 2010 NFL Draft. Time to look at some re-grading of the draft. How do you view it in hindsight? They say you have to wait a few years to get a better handle on draft grades, [Read entire story]

49ers roster, 90-in-90 breakdowns: Brandon Lloyd

49ers roster, 90-in-90 breakdowns: Brandon Lloyd

Breaking down the 90 players on the 49ers offseason roster in 90 posts (over 90 or so days or in however long we feel like it). Today we focus on veteran wide receiver Brandon Lloyd. Each year, we like to run a series of [Read entire story]

Golden Nuggets: Aldon Smith ready for the truth to come out

Golden Nuggets: Aldon Smith ready for the truth to come out

Sunday, May 18th, 2014 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from around the Internet. Good morning ladies and gentlemen. I think, at this point, I'm contractually obligated to [Read entire story]

Hitting or not, Pablo Sandoval keeps on smiling

Hitting or not, Pablo Sandoval keeps on smiling

by Mychael Urban Pablo Sandoval is the big-league equivalent of the neighborhood kid you can't help but like, even when he's trampling your hydrangeas while searching for the Wiffle ball he fouled into your [Read entire story]

Daric Barton never able to fulfill early promise

Daric Barton never able to fulfill early promise

by Mychael Urban Designated for assignment. Quick, raise your hand if you really know what the hell that means. My hand isn't raised, and I covered big-league baseball on a daily basis for the better [Read entire story]

Elite take race seriously, mostly

Elite take race seriously, mostly

by Ben Martin Bay to Breakers might be best known for the colorful costumes and party atmosphere, but that doesn't mean no runners will be taking it seriously today. The event, now in its 103rd year, always [Read entire story]

MLS results, May 17

Seattle (8-3-1) remained the MLS points leader, thanks to Martins' goal, as teams begin a two-month stretch during which some of the top players in the league will be off competing at the World Cup. Martins' goal came [Read entire story]

SF GIANTS UPDATE: Latest news on Pagan’s shoulder

Print—UPDATE, 10:30 p.m.: Manager Bruce Bochy believes that Angel Pagan will be OK after jamming his left shoulder diving for a Garrett Jones’ RBI triple in tonight’s 5-0 loss, but Pagan later told a group of [Read entire story]

River Cats eyeing Giants affiliation

Cleveland -- - The A's have enjoyed a terrific relationship with the Sacramento River Cats ever since the Triple-A club moved to California's capital in 2000. Among other things, the River Cats have won seven Pacific [Read entire story]

Marlins blank Giants

Tom Koehler and three relievers combined to shut out the Giants, Giancarlo Stanton hit one of his gazillion-foot home runs, and yet the Marlins presented the game ball from Saturday night's 5-0 victory to an employee [Read entire story]

Giants’ Masanori Murakami, 50 years later

Masanori Murakami did not think of himself as a pioneer, saying, "I just wanted to play baseball." Whenever Ichiro Suzuki, Hideo Nomo, Yu Darvish, Masahiro Tanaka and other Japanese players spend their millions, they [Read entire story]

Errani joins big names in Italian Open finals

There will be an enticing women's championship too, with top-ranked Serena Williams to face Sara Errani, the tournament's first Italian finalist in nearly 30 years. Williams overcame a second-set lapse to beat Ana [Read entire story]