Kawakami: Giants might make monster deal

The Giants are trying to get into every trade conversation they can, working to make a deal -- maybe a monster deal -- that improves the Giants just enough to get back into October to go for their fourth World Series title in six years. 
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Purdy: 49ers' new OC defends Kaepernick

Chryst says quarterback could have 'greatest year yet 
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Thompson: Spieth what American golf fans have been waiting for

Young lion has confidence, gumption to be great 
Shaq O'Neal, Scottie Pippen continue their silly feud

Former NBA stars exchanging insults over Shaq's comments that Lakers' best starting five would beat Chicago Bulls' best five by 50 points. 
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Raiders' new coaching staff like an energy drink

New Raiders coach Jack Del Rio and his staff an 'electrifying group,' says Oakland cornerback T.J. Carrie 
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Cal football adds former Concord High coach to staff

Brian Hamilton, who helped turn around Concord High's football program, will work at Cal as a quality control assistant. 
Fan reaction mixed over Beane's latest moves

Season ticket holders not in agreement over whether trades are good for the franchise. 
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Giants trade for pitcher Leake

The Giants acquire Mike Leake from Cincinnati for minor leaguers Adam Duvall and Keury Mella 
Hall of Fame push for John Brodie

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback John Brodie, who is recovering from a stroke suffered in 2000, connects with former teammates at event pushing for his inclusion in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
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Purdy: Have Sharks' offseason moves made them a playoff team?

San Jose has upgraded its roster, but it still will be up to core players to get team back to the postseason  
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Weekend Top 10: It's Alive! Famed women's jazz combo back in action

Also on tap: Oakland's Lower Bottom Playaz want to talk about race; Symphony Silicon Valley's summer series goes to the movies; celebrating Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Tejano star Little Joe Hernandez and folk icons New Christy Minstrels heading to Bay Area. 
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Katy Perry still battling nuns for former convent

Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary deny singer's bid to buy a Los Angeles convent, in favor of restaurateur's higher bid, but judge opens the door for renting the property -- and Perry hopes to make her case.