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Lamb homers, A's move closer to AL West title, beat Giants

Sep. 19, 2020 10:44 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics were more than fine waiting to celebrate a potential AL West title. They haven't won a division crown since 2013, so no rush from this happy-go-lucky group of sluggers. Oh, but they planned to watch the rival Astros on Saturday night to find out their fortunes....

In this Aug. 21, 2017, photo, baseball scout Gary Hughes, left, talks with Milwaukee Brewers managers Craig Counsell before a baseball game in San Francisco. Hughes' son, Michael, is married to Counsell's sister. Hughes, a beloved longtime professional scout for numerous big league organizations during a 54-year career, has died in Northern California after a battle with cancer. He was 79. Hughes was a regular at Bay Area ballparks in recent years working for the Red Sox and Diamondbacks. Arizona announced his death in a statement Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, saying he died earlier in the day. (AP Photo/Janie McCauley)

Longtime baseball pro scout Gary Hughes dies at 79

Sep. 19, 2020 9:11 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gary Hughes, a beloved professional scout for numerous big league organizations during a 54-year career, has died in Northern California after a battle with cancer. He was 79. Hughes was a regular at Bay Area ballparks in recent years working for the Red Sox and Diamondbacks. Arizona...

Edge rusher Dee Ford ruled out for 49ers vs. Jets

Sep. 19, 2020 4:45 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have ruled out edge rusher Dee Ford for this week’s game against the New York Jets. Ford had been listed as questionable initially before being ruled out on Saturday for Sunday's game. The team also announced that offensive lineman Hroniss Grasu has...

FILE- In this Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, file photo, Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, right, shakes hands with quarterback Russell Wilson (3) on the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Atlanta.  The= Seahawks have had a nasty habit of starting slowly. If their debut at Atlanta last weekend is any indication, Carroll and Wilson have the motors revving from the jump. (AP Photo/Danny Karnik, File)

Top-flight Seahawks await Cam Newton, Patriots in Week 2

Sep. 19, 2020 11:37 AM EDT

The Seattle Seahawks have had a nasty habit of starting slowly. If their debut at Atlanta last weekend is any indication, Pete Carroll and Russell Wilson have the motors revving from the jump. Few teams were more impressive than Seattle as the NFL season began. Baltimore, Kansas City and Green Bay — all...

Oakland Athletics' Matt Olson (28) is greeted by Marcus Semien (10) and Mark Canha (20) after hitting a three-run home run off San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Logan Webb during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

A's clinch playoff berth with win over Giants, Mariners loss

Sep. 19, 2020 1:14 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — An AL West title will mean so much more than simply clinching a playoff berth given how the past two seasons have gone for the Oakland Athletics. Then, the A’s might let loose and celebrate a little. But not just yet. They secured a third straight playoff berth with...

Defending NFC champ 49ers look to avoid 0-2 start vs. Jets

Sep. 18, 2020 7:48 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (0-1) at NEW YORK JETS (0-1) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox OPENING LINE - 49ers by 7 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD - 49ers 1-0; Jets 0-1 SERIES RECORD - 49ers lead 10-3 LAST MEETING - Jets beat 49ers 23-17 on Dec. 11, 2016, at Santa Clara, California LAST WEEK - 49ers lost to Cardinals 24-20; Jets lost to Bills...

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (85) runs against Arizona Cardinals strong safety Budda Baker (32) during the first half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

49ers rule out All-Pro TE George Kittle for game vs. Jets

Sep. 18, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers will be without All-Pro tight end George Kittle this week because of a sprained left knee. Coach Kyle Shanahan said Friday that Kittle won’t make the trip to face the New York Jets on Sunday after hurting his knee during a season-opening loss to...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Pelosi to church: 'Follow science' on COVID-19 restrictions

Sep. 18, 2020 3:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pushed back Friday against the Catholic archbishop of San Francisco's criticism of COVID-related restrictions, saying he should “follow science” rather than advocate for fuller in-person gatherings for Mass and worship. Asked about Archbishop...

Seattle Mariners right fielder Phillip Ervin (20) makes a running catch of San Francisco Giants' Donovan Solano's fly ball during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020 in San Francisco. The Giants defeated the Mariners 6-4. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)

LEADING OFF: Seattle hosts Padres in San Diego, Fried back

Sep. 17, 2020 8:46 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Friday: ___ ON THE ROAD AGAIN The Mariners open a three-game series as the home team in San Diego after the set was relocated due to air quality concerns in the Seattle area. The Mariners already had two games against the Giants moved from Seattle to San Francisco this...

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tyler Anderson (31) reacts to comments from the Seattle Mariners dugout after he hit Kyle Seager with a pitch during the second inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020 in San Francisco. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)

Giants beat Mariners again in road game playing at home

Sep. 17, 2020 8:44 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The nomadic Mariners are taking their bats from the Bay Area to Southern California for three more “home games” on the road. Wilmer Flores hit a go-ahead, two-run triple in the seventh inning of the Giants' 6-4 win Thursday that sent Seattle to a second home defeat played...