• 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.

    Updated: 10:48 pm

  • Oakland Athletics pitcher Aaron Brooks (36) is congratulated by teammates after being removed from the baseball game against the Cleveland Indians in the eighth inning Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    Brooks earns first career win in A’s debut, 5-1 over Indians

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Marcus Semien homered to back a strong outing by Oakland newcomer Aaron Brooks and the Athletics beat the Cleveland Indians 5-1 on Saturday night to snap a three-game losing streak.

  • 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.

    Updated: 9:56 pm

  • Fires approach a home near Lower Lake, Calif., Friday, July 31, 2015. A series of wildfires were intensified by dry vegetation, triple-digit temperatures and gusting winds. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

    Firefighter killed, hundreds flee as California blazes burn

    LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Blazes raging in forests and woodlands across California have taken the life of a firefighter and forced hundreds of people to flee their homes as crews continue to battle the flames from the air and the ground.

    Updated: 8:36 pm

  • 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.

  • This 2014 photo provided by the Black Hills, S.D., National Forest shows U.S. Forest Service firefighter David Ruhl in the national forest near Custer, S.D. Ruhl, 38, of Rapid City, S.D., was killed while scouting a wildfire in Northern California when he became trapped by the wind-stoked blaze, officials said Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. (Black Hills National Forest via AP)

    Firefighter died after being trapped in wind-fueled blaze

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A firefighter evaluating a Northern California wildfire was killed by the erratic, wind-stoked blaze while he was surveying an area to decide the best way for crews to handle the flames, a U.S. Forest Service official said Saturday.

  • This July 15, 2015, file photo shows mixed martial arts fighter Ronda Rousey working out at Glendale Fighting Club in Glendale, Calif. Rousey's star power grows with each month, and the UFC's dominant bantamweight champion could have held her next title defense anywhere. She chose to travel to Bethe Correia's native Brazil for UFC 190 on Saturday, Aug. 1,  just so she can embarrass the challenger in front of her home fans. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong,File)

    Rousey roams to Brazil with plan to beat Correia at UFC 190

    GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) — Ronda Rousey is in charge now. The unbeaten bantamweight champion is the biggest star in the UFC, and she could have staged her next title defense anywhere in the world before she moves on to her next acting job or book tour stop or red-carpet appearance.

  • Saturday, August 1, 2015

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

    Updated: 4:00 am

  • 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.