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    (JOSE CARLOS FAJARDO)
    Live updates: Giants vs. Royals in World Series Game 3, Friday, 5 p.m.

    Follow the live action Wednesday in Game 2 of the World Series beginning at 5 p.m.

     

    Local sports digest: Stanford picked fifth, Cal seventh in Pac-12 basketball media poll
    Arizona was a near-unanimous pick to win the Pac-12 men's basketball championship, according to a poll of media members who cover the conference.
     

    NFL: Broncos beat Chargers 35-21
    Peyton Manning and Emmanuel Sanders connected for three touchdowns Thursday night in the Denver Broncos' 35-21 victory over the visiting San Diego Chargers.
     

    Warriors notebook: Coach Steve Kerr expects to change lineups
    Kerr sees a spot for Harrison Barnes in Warriors starting lineup and Andre Iguodala coming off bench 

    Sharks lose to Blue Jackets on late goal
    The San Jose Sharks squandered a two-goal lead and lost to the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-4 on a late goal Thursday night. 

    A's slugger Brandon Moss has hip surgery
    Oakland A's first baseman/outfielder Brandon Moss won't need the more extensive microfracture surgery and could be ready for the start of spring training. 

    Thompson: Giants have little reason to worry
    The San Francisco Giants earned a split of first two World Series games and are in the driver's seat entering Game 3 against the Kansas City Royals.
     

    Golf: Compton sets sights on first PGA Tour victory
    Erik Compton, two-time heart transplant recipient, shoots 5-under 65 for share of the lead in McGladrey Classic 

    World Series: Tim Lincecum might be able to pitch in Game 3
    Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum left Game 2 of the World Series against the Kansas City Royals with a stiff back, but it felt better Thursday and San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy is hopeful Lincecum will be ready Friday night. 

    On Poker: Why would you fold on preflop pocket kings?
    Poker pro Bryan Devonshire explains why, in a Heartland Poker Tour event, he took the extraordinary measure of folding on preflop pocket kings 

    World Series wait over for Giants' Hudson, Royals' Guthrie
    Two men with over a decade in the big leagues will pitch in the World Series for the first time Friday when the San Francisco Giants' Tim Hudson meets the Kansas City Royals' Jeremy Guthrie.
     

    Sports digest: Lakers' Nash out for season
    Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash has been ruled out for the season with a back injury, putting the two-time NBA MVP's career in doubt.
     

    Kawakami: San Francisco Giants and the mystery of the even-numbered year
    How the San Francisco Giants, managed by Brian Sabean and Bruce Bochy, have reached the World Series in 2010, 2012 and 2014 and the impact of those off-years 

    What got into Giants' Hunter Strickland? Friends, family offer guesses
    Hunter Strickland jawed at -- then appeared to challenge -- Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez after Omar Infante's sixth-inning home run in World Series Game 2. 

    World Series: Yost's journey to Kansas City took root in East Bay
    Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost was once told by Chabot coach Gene Wellman that he would never make it in the big leagues. 

    World Series: Buster Posey and the art of catching
    From Tim Hudson to Tim Lincecum to Jake Peavy and Sergio Romo, the San Francisco Giants pitchers sound off on MVP catcher Buster Posey 

    Raiders staying patient with tight end Rivera
    Mychal Rivera has 13 receptions for 101 yards a year after finishing fifth in the NFL in receiving among all rookie tight ends. 

    Hunter Strickland's mom has his back
    San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Hunter Strickland, the goat of Game 2 of the World Series against Kansas City Royals, has big support back home. 

    San Francisco Giants: Coveted players' tickets in World Series go to 'those who love us along the way.'
    Everybody who is anybody is clamoring for a ticket to see the San Francisco Giants' latest World Series title run against the Kansas City Royals, but these are the A-listers, the wives who believed in them during Single-A ball, the parents who drove them to Babe Ruth games and batting cages and brothers who shared bedrooms when they were little. Of course, everybody is calling -- but you have to be pretty special to sit in Section 119.
     

    Giants pitcher Tim Hudson's long journey finally leads to World Series start Friday night
    It's getting a little tiresome for the three Hudson children. Nearly every day in hotel rooms on the road this week, Giants' starting pitcher Tim Hudson will ask them, 'You realize we're in the World Series, right?' 

    Sharks' McLellan: Couture's faceoff success down
    Todd McLellan says Logan Couture hasn't been taking faceoffs because he hasn't been winning very many. 

    Pac-12 basketball: Monty likes what he sees of new coach Cuonzo Martin
    Mike Montgomery talked about Cuonzo Martin at Pac-12 media day. 

    World Series: Giants' Tim Lincecum to have back treatment
    San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum will receive treatment on his back when the team arrives from Kansas City on Thursday.
     

    Sharks will start Niemi against Blue Jackets
    Veteran goalie Antti Niemi will start in goal when the San Jose Sharks face the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night at the SAP Center.
     

    Raiders: Breaking down the Cleveland Browns
    Oakland Raiders at Cleveland Browns on Sunday. 

    NFL: Fantasy football cheat sheet
    Five players who likely weren't on many rosters Week 7 but showed that they are worthy of consideration for inclusion on your team. 

    NFL: 5 storylines for the week ahead
    The reeling Falcons host the red-hot Lions in the second of three games to be played in London this season. 

    Arizona picked to win Pac-12
    The Arizona Wildcats are a near-unanimous choice to win the Pac-12 basketball title in media poll.
     

    Royals coach's World Series lineup cards are works of art
    Don Wakamatsu's handiwork is so intricate and so attractive that a souvenir shop on the concourse at Kauffman Stadium sells them.  

    Cal QB Jared Goff remembers Oregon nightmare
    Weather won't be a factor this time when the Cal Golden Bears host the No. 6 Oregon Ducks and Heisman Trophy candidate Marcus Mariota in the 49ers' new Levi's Stadium.
     

     
     
     
     
    'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" star Mama June dating convicted child molester

    In news that could mean the end of the reality TV show; it’s been reported that “Mama June” Shannon has rekindled her romance with Mark McDaniel, who spent 10 years in prison for allegedly molesting a 8-year-old girl who was a relative of Mama June’s.