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    Jim Harbaugh, Bob Melvin are new old friends

    Budding relationship in the Bay Area between San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh and Oakland A's manager Bob Melvin, writes Tim Kawakami
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    Purdy: Bud Selig offers revisionist history on A's-Giants territorial rights feud

    Baseball commissioner Bud Selig was in Oakland on Tuesday, along with A's owner Lew Wolff, and while there was nothing new about his blue ribbon panel's progress, he did say former San Francisco Giants owner Bob Lurie and former A's owner Walter Haas created the territorial issue
    M. Thompson II
    Thompson: A's trade for Jon Lester will be judged in October

    Jon Lester came to the A's for one reason: to bring a World Series to Oakland; trading Yoenis Cespedes to Boston Red Sox was heavy price, and that's how trade will be judged.
    ( José Carlos Fajardo )
    Warriors preseason schedule unveiled

    Golden State Warriors' preseason schedule includes home games against Los Angeles Clippers, Denver Nuggets 
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    Cal's goal in Dykes' second season is to establish running game

    The Cal Golden Bears' ineffective running game in 2013 meant there were many third-and-short situations that forced QB Jared Goff into having to pass rather than handing off to a reliable back.  
    ( Dan Honda )
    Samardzija struggles as A's lose 8-5 to New York Mets

    Jeff Samardzija loses his second consecutive start as Oakland A's, in tuneup for series with the Los Angeles Angels, lose 8-5 to New York Mets  
    S.F. Giants win #TarpGate protest: Social media reaction

    Teams will finish play Thursday afternoon after major league executives uphold San Francisco manager's complaint over Tuesday night's rain-delayed game at Chicago's Wrigley Field 
    ( Josie Lepe )
    Sharks' Raffi Torres could miss half the season

    San Jose Sharks left wing Raffi Torres must undergo a second surgery on the right knee injury that caused him to miss all but five regular-season games last season, the team announced. That could cause him to miss half the season.
    (Nicole diGiorgio)
    Bonny Doon's Randall Grahm scales back, forges ahead

    He's the beloved, maverick winemaker who led the way for screw caps, ingredient labeling and little-known varietals. Today, eight years after the sale of his big brands, the envelope-pusher is forging ahead as he tries to reseize Bonny Doon Vineyard and breed new wine grapes. 
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    Nicki Minaj to open VMAs -- but not alone

    Ariana Grande and Jessie J will join Minaj in performing 'Bang Bang' at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday. Kim Kardashian named a presenter.