Posts Tagged By JOSH DUBOW

Vargas to take on Vogelsong in Game 4 of Series

At left, in an Oct. 15, 2014, file photo, San Francisco Giants' Ryan Vogelsong throws against the St. Louis Cardinals during the first inning of Game 4 of the National League baseball championship series in San Francisco. At right, in a July 8, 2014, file photo, Kansas City Royals' Jason Vargas pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla. Vargas faces Vogelsong in Game 4 of baseball's World Series Saturday night, Oct. 25, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/File)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Even though Jason Vargas will be making his World Series debut for Kansas City in Game 4, the Fall Classic atmosphere in San Francisco will not be foreign to him.

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Giants’ Hudson to face Royals’ Guthrie in Game 3

At left in an Aug. 23, 2014, file photo, Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Jeremy Guthrie throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, in Arlington, Texas. At right, in a Sept. 19, 2014, file photo, San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Hudson throws against the San Diego Padres during the first inning of a baseball game in San Diego. Guthrie and Hudson will be the starters for Game 3 of the World Series Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Don Boomer, File)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In the middle of a champagne-and-beer-soaked clubhouse after the San Francisco Giants won the NL Championship Series, Tim Hudson was given the chance to speak to his team.

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Raiders plagued by 3rd-down defensive woes

Oakland Raiders interim head coach Tony Sparano gestures from the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — As if the Oakland Raiders’ defensive problems weren’t bad enough, another injury will force them to use a third-stringer at strong safety.

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Giants rely on core of 4 relievers

San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Javier Lopez throws against the St. Louis Cardinals during the 10th inning of Game 3 of the National League baseball championship series Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants have their own version of the Core Four that has fueled their recent October dominance.

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Palmer leads Cardinals past Raiders 24-13

Oakland Raiders interim head coach Tony Sparano gestures from the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — There have been plenty of low points in a decade of losing for the Oakland Raiders.

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