Posts Tagged San Francisco

Lincecum goes 5 innings but Giants lose 6-4 to Athletics

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Tim Lincecum pitched five shaky innings for the San Francisco Giants, and Billy Butler hit a two-run double that helped the Oakland Athletics to a 6-4 victory Thursday night.

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Bears agree to 1-year deal with former 49ers DE McDonald

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears agreed Tuesday to a one-year contract with former San Francisco 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald despite his having some brushes with the law.

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Are you willing to pay to watch video clips online?

In this photo taken Monday, March 23, 2015, Vessel CEO and co-founder Jason Kilar, left, and co-founder Richard Tom, right, pose for a photo at their headquarters in San Francisco. If you can’t wait to watch some of the Internet’s best video clips, it’s going to cost you. That’s the idea behind Vessel, a new service seeking to transform the way that short video pieces make money on the Internet. Instead of focusing on a free-for-all concept supported solely by advertising, Vessel will charge $3 per month to see music, sports, comedy and other clips that won’t be available on YouTube or any other digital video service for at least 72 hours. The concept makes its debut Tuesday after two months of testing with an undisclosed number of people who received invitations to participate. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Would you pay to see some of the Internet’s best video clips first? Vessel, a new service trying to change the way that short video pieces make money on the Internet and mobile devices, is betting on it.

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George R.R. Martin won’t let pressure rush his writing

Aidan Gillen poses for photographers upon arrival at the Tower of London for the world premiere of Game of Thrones, season 5, in London Wednesday, March 18, 2015. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — George R.R. Martin has been feeling the heat to finish “The Winds of Winter,” the long-awaited sixth novel in his best-selling series, “A Song of Ice and Fire,” but he is not letting the pressure rush his writing.

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Longtime SF Giants beat writer Nick Peters dies at 75

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nick Peters, a former Spink Award winner who covered the San Francisco Giants for 47 years and loved to mentor young writers, has died. He was 75.

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