• Texas Rangers' Josh Hamilton follows through on his swing, hitting a two-run home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Hamilton homers, Perez wins as Rangers edge Giants 2-1

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Josh Hamilton hit a two-run homer and Martin Perez allowed only two hits to earn his first win in his comeback from Tommy John surgery as the Texas Rangers edged the San Francisco Giants 2-1 on Sunday.

  • San Francisco Giants Hunter Pence, right, gets a greeted by third base coach Roberto Kelly (39) as he rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run in the 11th inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015.  The Giants won 9-7. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Pence home as Giants rally 9-7, ruin Hamels’ debut in Texas

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Hunter Pence’s homecoming and San Francisco’s big bats trumped Cole Hamels’ debut in Texas.

  • A San Francisco 49ers player runs on the field at Levi's Stadium during the team's NFL football training camp in Santa Clara, Calif., Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. It took less than a half-hour into the 49ers’ first practice for the Levi’s Stadium sod to come up in pieces, also only a couple of hours after the venue hosted a high school all-star game. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

    49ers deal with loose sod in Levi’s Stadium on first day

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — It took less than 30 minutes into the San Francisco 49ers’ first training camp practice for the Levi’s Stadium sod to come up in pieces, also only a couple of hours after the venue hosted a high school all-star game.

  • Lawsuit: Bosses let rules-breaking sailor compete in Cup

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Top officials with Oracle Team USA knew grinder Matt Mitchell didn’t illegally alter a catamaran used in warmup regattas and yet let a rules-breaking sailor compete in the 2013 America’s Cup, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court in San Francisco.

  • 49ers rookie Hayne reiterates apology for offensive comments

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — On the opening day of his first NFL training camp, former Australian rugby league star Jarryd Hayne reiterated how sorry he is for offensive comments last month about Jews that drew criticism from the Anti-Defamation League and others.

  • Saturday, August 1, 2015

    Obama to unveil final power plant emissions limits Monday; mandate steeper cuts than expected

  • FILE- In this July 29, 2015, photo, Sen. Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown, center, questions witnesses during a Texas Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee hearing on Planned Parenthood videos covertly recorded that target the abortion provider in Austin, Texas. Texas is one of a number of GOP-controlled states that have launched investigations after the release of videos in which Planned Parenthood officials discuss how to harvest tissue for research from aborted fetuses.(AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

    Abortion supporters get help from courts in video fight

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Abortion rights advocates locked in a public relations battle with abortion opponents over videos of Planned Parenthood leaders discussing the use of aborted fetuses got some good news from two courts in California.

  • Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Mike Leake watches from the dugout during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday, July 28, 2015, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Scott Kane)

    Giants get RH Mike Leake from Reds for another playoff run

    CINCINNATI (AP) — After whiffing on Cole Hamels, the San Francisco Giants got starter Mike Leake from the Cincinnati Reds for a pair of prospects on Thursday night.

  • Great white shark thwarts marathon swim in San Francisco Bay

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A great white shark thwarted a Northern California man’s quest to become the first person to swim from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Farallon Islands.

  • Milwaukee Brewers' Shane Peterson, left, is tagged out by San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford on a rundown between home plate and third base on a fielder's choice in the eighth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in San Francisco. Looking on is third base umpire Tony Randazzo. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

    Parra, Lucroy get 4 of Brewers’ 6 hits in 5-0 loss to Giants

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gerardo Parra and Jonathan Lucroy had no problem hitting the San Francisco Giants’ pitching. The rest of the Milwaukee Brewers’ lineup was unable to match them.