Local sports digest: Cal's Missy Franklin salvages third place at Pan Pacific championships
Five challengers ante up to take on Oracle Team USA in 2017 America's Cup.
Longer NFL PATs can't miss?
The NFL could rule a longer extra-point distance next March.
Sports digest: U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard to take one-year from national team
Little League World Series run ends for Mo'ne Davis and Philadelphia.
NFL: Cowboys linebacker's career ended by neck injury
The Dallas Cowboys said Thursday that linebacker DeVonte Holloman has a career-ending neck injury related to a spinal problem that kept him out almost half of his rookie season a year ago; LeSean McCoy leaves the Philadelphia Eagles' game against the Pittsburgh Steelers with a thumb injury.
Thompson: Jeremy Lin finds himself on big stage after humble beginning
Jeremy Lin, a new Los Angeles Lakers, is immortalized at Madame Tussauds.
On poker: Ante-only games send pros back to school
Poker pro Adam Levy says wave of ante-only games, including at the World Series of Poker, are a hit with players even if it requires some changes in the method of play
Golf: Fun-loving Rory McIlroy stumbles out gate at Barclays
Long-shot Bo Van Pelt leads the opening tournament of the FedEx Cup playoffs with a 65.
Oakland A's shocker: reliever Dan Otero sent to minors
Right-hander Dan Otero sent to Triple-A Sacramento with 7-1 record and 2.28 ERA, probably to activate a position player for upcoming series against Angels.
Cal football: Safety Lowe shapes up, holds job
Senior safety Michael Lowe had to show the new Cal football coaching staff of his commitment, and he proved himself enough that he will start when the Bears open against Northwestern on Aug. 30.
Video: Amy Van Dyken-Rouen takes first step since accident
Amy Van Dyken-Rouen, the six-time swimming Olympic gold medalist, took her first steps Thursday after being paralyzed from the waist down in an ATV accident in June.
Giants get split with Cubs
The San Francisco Giants lost 2-1 to the Chicago Cubs in the completion of Tuesday's suspended game, then won the scheduled game 5-3 behind Madison Bumgarner and Buster Posey.
Giants' first baseman Brandon Belt hopes to play again this season
Brandon Belt has missed 22 games with a concussion but is hopeful of returning to San Francisco Giants' lineup at some point in September.
Uh oh! Giants in another rain delay at Wrigley Field
San Francisco Giants' suspended game with Chicago Cubs delayed by rain, but this time ground crew is prepared.
A's lefty Jon Lester, formerly with Red Sox, knows all about hype
Jon Lester, acquired by the A's from the Boston Red Sox last month, played in plenty of overhyped series against the New York Yankees, and he says players should tune out the noise and turn up their games.
Raiders visit to Green Bay will be difficult dress rehearsal
Oakland Raiders haven't shined on offense or defense in their first two exhibitions, but a good performance against the Packers at Lambeau Field would be a strong confidence boost for the Silver and Black.
Mo'Ne Davis pulled in third inning of Little League World Series defeat
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) -- Mo'ne Davis didn't have her best stuff when she and her Philadelphia teammates needed it most, and Las Vegas took advantage.
Local sports digest: Missy Franklin has sore back at Pan Pacific
Golden State Warriors release eight-game preseason schedule.
Sports digest: Tony Stewart won't race at Bristol, missing third straight NASCAR race after tragedy
Mo'ne Davis and Philadelphia lose to Las Vegas at Little League World Series.
San Jose Earthquakes manage 1-1 tie with Seattle Sounders
But San Jose Earthquakes lose Matias Perez Garcia for four to six weeks with a knee injury.
Giants beat Cubs to complete win-win day
After winning their protest with Major League Baseball, the San Francisco Giants jumped on Chicago Cubs starter Edwin Jackson en route to an 8-3 victory.
Golf: Rory McIlroy not satisfied with three wins in row
Phil Mickelson has his sights set on the 2016 Rio Olympics
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.
Video: Former Raiders QB JaMarcus Russell in commercial with other NFL busts
DISH Network commercial features former Oakland Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell.
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
Giants' Brandon Belt out at least two or three more weeks
San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt saw a concussion specialist on Monday; Bochy said Belt needs rest to recover.
Raiders' Marcel Reece's foot improving; fullback could play Friday
Oakland Raiders versatile fullback Marcel Reece is in a protective boot, but coach Dennis Allen says he 'should be good to go' for Green Bay Packers exhibition game
Sharks take away Thornton's captaincy
San Jose Sharks coach Todd McLellan said the team will begin with no captain or assistants, but Joe Thornton will have chance to earn back his captaincy.
Cubs' GM says good-faith effort was made to continue Giants game
Chicago Cubs' general manager Jed Hoyer said Wrigley Field was hit by a flash storm, and that his team wanted to continue what became a rain-shortened Giants' loss on Tuesday night.
Live updates: Oakland Raiders vs. Green Bay Packers, Friday at 4:30 p.m.
Keep up with all the action as the Oakland Raiders play their third preseason game against the Green Bay Packers.
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Review: 'Sword Art Online' stumbles in latest chapter
'Hollow Fragment' carries on the series' story of a trapped anime hero and his friends and lovers; but glitches and complicated gameplay mar the experience.
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Chris Pratt dons 'Guardians of the Galaxy' costume to visit sick kids
New Marvel superhero hits Children’s Hospital Los Angeles for a screening and a three-hour visit.