Posts Tagged By JANIE McCAULEY

After trio of near misses, 49ers chase Super Bowl

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick passes against the San Diego Chargers during the first quarter of an NFL preseason football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Three straight seasons of being so close have the 49ers yearning for a Super Bowl championship they believe is right within reach. So now, no more near misses.

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Rockies earn first four-game winning streak at SF

San Francisco Giants first baseman Buster Posey, left, comes off the base while catching an errant throw from second baseman Joe Panik, allowing Colorado Rockies' Charlie Blackmon (19) to reach first base safely during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For years, the Colorado Rockies would lose the close ones in San Francisco.

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Struggling Lincecum moved into Giants bullpen

San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum throws the ball during the first inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in Washington. The Nationals won 6-2. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Right-hander Tim Lincecum has been moved to the San Francisco Giants’ bullpen as he tries to work through his latest struggles.

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Philip Rivers, Chargers offense finding a stride

San Diego Chargers defensive tackle Kwame Geathers is carted off the field during the first quarter of an NFL preseason football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Philip Rivers never looks too much into preseason success or lack of it, though he certainly appreciates finding a nice August rhythm to carry into the regular season.

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Crisp scores on wild pitch as A’s beat Angels 2-1

Los Angeles Angels catcher Chris Iannetta, right, and Oakland Athletics' Josh Donaldson, second from left, look to home plate umpire Chad Fairchild for the call at home plate in the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. After review, Donaldson was ruled out on the play. At left is A's Jonny Gomes (15). (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Coco Crisp scored the go-ahead run on Joe Smith’s wild pitch with two outs in the eighth inning, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Angels 2-1 on Saturday night to move into a first-place tie with Los Angeles atop the AL West.

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