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Kawakami: Giants fans should r-e-l-a-x

The San Francisco Giants lost Pablo Sandoval and lost out on Jon Lester, but they still have Brian Sabean and Bruce Bochy
 
Bryan Stow attacker pleads guilty in weapons case
A man who severely beat Capitola resident and San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow outside Dodger Stadium has pleaded guilty to a federal weapons charge. 

Vogey in! Giants, Ryan Vogelsong agree to one-year deal
For the second straight year, pitcher Ryan Vogelsong and the San Francisco Giants have agreed on a one-year contract. 

A-Rod was in San Rafael working out with Barry Bonds
Alex Rodriguez is getting hitting tips from Barry Bonds as the New York Yankees third baseman prepares to return from a season-long suspension. 

Giants designate Marco Scutaro for assignment
San Francisco Giants make room on 40-man roster for new outfielder Nori Aoki by removing Marco Scutaro from roster, but they intend to help their former second baseman recover from back surgery.  

Giants' star Buster Posey warming up for Pebble Beach Pro-Am
Posey will play Pebble Beach courses for first time in AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am 

San Francisco Giants introduce new left fielder Nori Aoki
Former Kansas City Royals outfielder Nori Aoki will give Giants a different look, adding more speed and better defense to the lineup of the World Series champions 

Giants, Gregor Blanco come to terms
Brandon Belt, Brandon Crawford, and Casey McGehee remain arbitatrion eligible for World Series champion San Francisco Giants. 

Giants projected lineup and rotation
New San Francisco Giants' left fielder Nori Aoki likely to bat seventh, with Angel Pagan and Joe Panik remaining in the top two spots 

Giants, Nori Aoki agree to one-year contract
The San Francisco Giants finally added some depth in the outfield Friday, agreeing to a one-year deal with former Kansas City Royals outfielder Nori Aoki 

Giants righty Tim Hudson has surgery to remove bone spurs from ankle
San Francisco Giants' pitcher Tim Hudson will need about eight weeks recovery time after having surgery to remove bone spurs fro his right ankle. 

Baseball Hall of Fame elects biggest class since 1955
Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio gain entrance to Cooperstown, but not Barry Bonds or Roger Clemens 

Leading candidates for the Baseball Hall of Fame
Pitchers Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz top list of candidates who could get call from Cooperstown on Tuesday. 

Stu Miller, former Giants All-Star, dies at 87
Former San Francisco Giants pitcher Stu Miller, who is most remembered for being 'blown off the mound' during the 1961 All-Star Game at Candlestick Park, has died. He was 87 

Giants hero Travis Ishikawa inspires worshippers in San Jose
Giants outfielder Travis Ishikawa visits the Cathedral of Faith to share his story of struggles on and off the ballfield and how his belief in God helped him stay hopeful.  

Photos: San Francisco Giants star Hunter Pence buys Southern California beach house
Just before the San Francisco Giants made their latest championship World Series run, star outfielder Hunter Pence bought a cozy beachfront bungalow in Newport Beach, Calif. for $3.8 million.  

Giants' Madison Bumgarner named AP Male Athlete of the Year
Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner led San Francisco to its third title in five years with a brilliant postseason and was voted the 2014 Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year 

Giants' World Series title tops Bay Area sport stories for 2014
The San Francisco Giants and Pablo Sandoval, the 49ers and Jim Harbaugh, the Golden State Warriors, and Chris Wondolowski's World Cup were among the top stories in 2014.
 

A Giants' gesture helps bring Peavy back to San Francisco
Pitcher Jake Peavy's two-year, $24 million contract with the San Francisco Giants formalized Tuesday 

Marco Scutaro's career with Giants may be over
San Francisco Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro is recovering from back surgery that will sideline him from four to six months. 

Giants' Marco Scutaro has back surgery, baseball career in doubt
San Francisco Giants' Marco Scutaro has back surgery that could end his career 

Giants' McGehee thrilled to be back home
New San Francisco Giants third baseman Casey McGehee, a Soquel native, says he won't try to fill Pablo Sandoval's shoes. 

Giants trade for Marlins' McGehee, re-sign Peavy
The San Francisco Giants have reached a deal to obtain third baseman Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins for two minor league pitchers; the Giants also reached agreement with right-hander Jake Peavy on a two-year, $24 million contract. 

Sergio Romo, Giants close to finalizing new contract
Sergio Romo expected to return to San Francisco Giants with two-year deal reportedly worth $15 million 

Photos: Former Giants and former A's pitcher Barry Zito sells swanky Hollywood mansion
Former San Francisco Giants and Oakland A's pitcher Barry Zito has sold a property in the Hollywood Hills for $3.375 million 

Giants not discouraged by quiet winter meetings
San Francisco Giants were busy behind the scenes contacting representatives for players such as pitcher James Shields, but the World Series champs were said to be a little frustrated at the inability to make a trade in San Diego. 

Giants notebook: Barry Zito will attempt a comeback
Having last played in 2013, former San Francisco Giants and Oakland A's pitcher Barry Zito will audition for teams in January. 

Barry Zito eyes major league comeback
Former San Francisco Giants and Oakland A's pitcher Barry Zito will audition for teams in January in hopes of returning to the big leagues, his agent Scott Boras said Wednesday at the winter meetings.  

San Francisco Giants lose out on Jon Lester sweepstakes
Lefty Jon Lester calls San Francisco Giants to say he will sign elsewhere; he reportedly chooses Chicago Cubs over the Boston Red Sox. 

Madison Bumgarner is Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year
After carrying the Giants to a third title in five years, left-hander Madison Bumgarner was named Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year 

 
 
 
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10 best new Bay Area restaurants

Looking for a terrific place to take your sweetheart? These 10 Bay Area restaurants opened within the last year -- and they delight on every front, from the Spanish dazzle of Jen Biesty's Shakewell to the savoir faire of Guillaume Bienaime's Zola and the Japanese inspiration at Michael Mina's Pabu. 
Eddie Murphy returning to 'Saturday Night Live'

The actor and comedian will appear on “SNL’s” 40th anniversary episode, marking his first time on the show in 31 years.