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Bumgarner, Giants silence Pirates 8-0 to advance

San Francisco Giants' Brandon Crawford hits a grand slam off Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Edinson Volquez during the fourth inning of the NL wild-card playoff baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Brandon Crawford figured the San Francisco Giants needed one run, maybe two, the way ace Madison Bumgarner was dealing.

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A’s part ways a day after 12-inning loss to Royals

Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin (6) is hugged by designated hitter Adam Dunn after a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. The Athletics won 4-0, clinching a playoff spot. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Support his big moves or not, Billy Beane made one thing perfectly clear: The Oakland Athletics’ season probably would have ended sooner without Jon Lester a part of it.

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IOC on Rio: ‘Lot of progress’ but schedule ‘tight’

Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes, 3rd left with blue shirt, Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, center, Rio Governor Luiz Fernando Pezao, 2nd right, and President of Rio 2016, Carlos Nuzman, right whith jacket, visit the works of the Rio 2016 Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. Chaired by Nawal El Moutawakel, the IOC Coordination Commission makes its seventh visit to Rio de Janeiro to monitor the preparation of the city for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Preparations for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro have made “a lot of progress” in the last six months but the schedule “remains tight,” the head of the IOC’s inspection team said Wednesday.

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Pirates carry 3 catchers to protect hobbled Martin

San Francisco Giants' Hunter Pence catches a ball during batting practice before the NL Wild Card Playoff baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene Puskar)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pirates opted for depth at catcher while the San Francisco Giants lengthened their bullpen for Wednesday night’s NL wild-card game.

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Steinbrenner apologizes for missing playoffs

This Dec. 18, 2008 file photo shows New York Yankees co-chairman Hal Steinbrenner during a news conference in New York.  Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner apologized for his team's failure to make the playoffs for a second straight year and said New York is talking with general manager Brian Cashman about a new contract, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner apologized Wednesday for his team’s failure to make the playoffs for a second straight year and said New York is talking with general manager Brian Cashman about a new contract.

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