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Marine vet Milo Imrie gets a second chance after time in solitary confinement

mercurynews.com — Traumatized by his wartime experiences in Afghanistan and the loss of his mother and grandmother, Milo Imrie was forgiven by the man he assaulted and granted probation by a judge. He is making the most of his second chance, coping with his inner demons and looking to a brighter future.

A's and San Jose agree on 7-year extension -- new ballpark hopes not dead yet

mercurynews.com — The Oakland baseball club and its long-time Silicon Valley suitor have agreed on a deal that will extend negotiations on a new ballpark for up to another seven years as San Jose tries to win approval from the courts or the MLB for the A's move south.
Oct 23, 2014

San Jose Mayor has met w/ new MLB commissioner, says #Athletics SJ project is "still alive". bit.ly/1zn3mRN pic.twitter.com/fb8vyZQ0Gx

Oct 23, 2014

RT @RosenbergMerc: Update: San Jose mayor recently met with incoming MLB commissioner, says the A's ballpark plan "is still alive" mercurynews.com/bay-area-news/…

Oct 23, 2014

RT @RosenbergMerc: Breaking: A's and San Jose agree to 7-year extension on talks for a ballpark. Silicon Valley move ain't dead yet mercurynews.com/bay-area-news/…

Oct 23, 2014

RT @RosenbergMerc: Update: San Jose mayor recently met with incoming MLB commissioner, says the A's ballpark plan "is still alive" mercurynews.com/bay-area-news/…

Oct 23, 2014

Update: San Jose mayor recently met with incoming MLB commissioner, says the A's ballpark plan "is still alive" mercurynews.com/bay-area-news/…

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Quinn: Critics of Apple and Facebook's egg freezing benefit wrongly bash the companies for not fixing the larger issues

mercurynews.com — Posted: 10/23/2014 02:37:28 PM PDT The cascade of criticism to the news that Apple and Facebook will pay female employees who want to freeze their eggs strikes me as misdirected. Rather than seeing two enlightened companies offering a valuable perk for female employees, critics warn that the companies are trying to squeeze more work out of women by making it easier for them to put motherhood on ice.
Oct 23, 2014

What's lost in debate about egg-freezing is that many women in tech asked for the benefit, @michellequinn writes. mercurynews.com/michelle-quinn…

Oct 23, 2014

The backlash against Facebook and Apple egg-freezing benefits is ridiculously misguided, @michellequinn writes. bit.ly/1tgNNYt

Oct 23, 2014

RT @michellequinn: The retro criticism of Apple and Facebook's egg freezing benefit or just tech bashing? bit.ly/1D3cjwg @michellequinn

Oct 23, 2014

RT @michellequinn: The retro criticism of Apple and Facebook's egg freezing benefit or just tech bashing? bit.ly/1D3cjwg @michellequinn

Oct 23, 2014

The retro criticism of Apple and Facebook's egg freezing benefit or just tech bashing? bit.ly/1D3cjwg @michellequinn

A's and San Jose agree on seven-year deal -- new ballpark hopes not dead yet

mercurynews.com — The Oakland baseball club and its long-time Silicon Valley suitor have agreed on a deal that will extend negotiations on a new ballpark for up to another seven years as San Jose tries to win approval from the courts or the MLB for the A's move south.
Oct 24, 2014

About to join @KCBSNews to talk about the new 7-deal deal between San Jose and the A's mercurynews.com/athletics/ci_2…

Oct 24, 2014

RT @mercnews: A's and San Jose agree on seven-year deal -- new ballpark hopes not dead yet bit.ly/ZPvTPP @RosenbergMerc pic.twitter.com/yV1DPqtb7v

What's Buster Posey's best trait as a catcher? Here's what his pitchers had to say

blogs.mercurynews.com — Jake Peavy was in the midst of a long explanation of why he has been better with the Giants than he was with the Red Sox. He stopped, squinted and started scanning the room of reporters, a new thought suddenly on the tip of one of the most talkative tongues in baseball.
Oct 23, 2014

I wrote a Buster Posey feature a couple days ago. It wasn't anywhere near as good as this one from @AlexPavlovic: blogs.mercurynews.com/giants/2014/10…

Oct 23, 2014

"The game is pretty easy to some people, you know?” Giants pitchers on what Posey does best: bit.ly/1t7ln28 pic.twitter.com/73d0kDOT2n

Oct 23, 2014

RT @AlexPavlovic: What's Posey's best trait as a catcher? I asked all of his pitchers. Here's what they said: bit.ly/1t7ln28 pic.twitter.com/1F2a7FhJyp

Oct 23, 2014

What's Posey's best trait as a catcher? I asked all of his pitchers. Here's what they said: bit.ly/1t7ln28 pic.twitter.com/1F2a7FhJyp

World Series: Tim Lincecum might be able to pitch in Game 3

mercurynews.com — Posted: 10/23/2014 07:12:17 PM PDT Updated: 10/23/2014 07:44:05 PM PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- Tim Lincecum was feeling better Thursday evening and looked to be in good shape when he threw off flat ground at AT&T Park. Lincecum was still waiting for results of an MRI on his lower back, which stiffened up during Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday in Kansas City.
Oct 23, 2014

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World Series: Buster Posey and the art of catching

mercurynews.com — Posted: 10/23/2014 04:42:50 PM PDT Updated: 10/23/2014 04:48:48 PM PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- Jake Peavy was in the midst of a long explanation of why he has been better with the Giants than he was with the Red Sox.

What got into Giants' Hunter Strickland? Friends, family offer guesses

mercurynews.com — Posted: 10/23/2014 05:36:02 PM PDT Updated: 10/23/2014 05:48:59 PM PDT What America saw from Giants reliever Hunter Strickland on Wednesday night was a hothead losing it on the national stage of World Series Game 2. Mike Triflio saw a good kid, under immense pressure, cracking in uncharacteristic fashion.
Oct 23, 2014

What the $#@&!! got into Hunter Strickland? Stress, pressure, spotlight say family, friends. bit.ly/1D3ODYH #SFGiants #WorldSeries

Oct 23, 2014

RT @BANG_Sports: What got into Giants' Hunter Strickland? Friends, family offer guesses bit.ly/1D3ODYH

Football: CCS Open Division consolation bracket might be just the start of ‘a new frontier’

blogs.mercurynews.com — Football changes are coming fast and furious in the Central Coast Section and across the state, and I am not sure everyone has completely wrapped their hands around what exactly is happening, even those in the middle of the action.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @MercPreps: Football: CCS Open Division consolation bracket might be just the start of ‘a new frontier’: Football... bit.ly/1D2z8Qx

Ned Yost's journey to Kansas City took root at Dublin High, Chabot College

mercurynews.com — Posted: 10/23/2014 04:53:19 PM PDT Updated: 10/23/2014 05:05:26 PM PDT KANSAS CITY -- Ned Yost confesses he wouldn't be managing in the World Series -- never would have made it to the major leagues, in fact -- if not for a Bay Area junior college baseball coach who once scouted for the Kansas City Royals and whose son played for the Giants and Royals.
Oct 23, 2014

World Series: Yost's journey to Kansas City took root in East Bay dlvr.it/7JBL9m

Oct 23, 2014

RT @BANG_Sports: Ned Yost's journey to Kansas City took root at Dublin High, Chabot College bit.ly/1D3ERFX

One Direction targets Levi's Stadium in 2015

mercurynews.com — Posted: 10/23/2014 08:18:24 AM PDT Updated: 10/23/2014 08:52:34 AM PDT Fans can get pretty loud for San Francisco 49ers home games, yet it's nothing compared to what will likely greet Niall, Zayn, Liam, Louis and Harry when they appear at Levi's Stadium. That's right -- One Direction is finally returning to the Bay Area.

World Series Giants Kansas City Royals

photos.mercurynews.com — The Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 in Game Two of the World Series in Kansas City, Mo.

Going to Cal-Oregon game at Levi's Stadium Friday night, then plan ahead

mercurynews.com — The crowd will be big -- at least 60,000 fans -- and with kickoff at 7 p.m., many of those fans will be competing for space on jammed roads like 101, 237 and 880 with working people at rush hour.
Oct 23, 2014

Levi's Stadium: Going to Cal-Oregon game Friday night? Plan ahead bit.ly/1uMBmPE

Oct 23, 2014

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Hunter Strickland's mom has his back

mercurynews.com — Posted: 10/23/2014 03:30:08 PM PDT Updated: 10/23/2014 03:35:09 PM PDT The mother of Giants' pitcher Hunter Strickland, who gave up two runs and lost his temper on the mound in Game 2 of the World Series, came to her son's defense Thursday, saying "he's an intense player, you can't blame him for that."

Giants pitcher Tim Hudson's long journey finally leads to World Series start Friday night

mercurynews.com — Posted: 10/23/2014 01:18:47 PM PDT Updated: 10/23/2014 01:41:55 PM PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- It's getting a little tiresome for the three Hudson children. Nearly every day in hotel rooms on the road this week, Giants' starting pitcher Tim Hudson will ask them, "You realize we're in the World Series, right?"
Oct 23, 2014

Giants pitcher Tim Hudson's long journey finally leads to World Series start Friday night dlvr.it/7J6Dy9

Oct 23, 2014

RT @mercnews: Giants pitcher Tim Hudson's long journey finally leads to World Series start Friday night bit.ly/1sUH6sx @juliasulek

Reality check: Honda's ad misleads viewers on Khanna's positions, as well as his own

mercurynews.com — Posted: 10/23/2014 12:50:50 PM PDT Updated: 10/23/2014 01:00:29 PM PDT Rep. Mike Honda is being challenged in the 17th Congressional District by fellow Democrat Ro Khanna, a former Obama administration official who lives in Fremont. Honda bested Khanna by 20 points in June's primary, but a recent SurveyUSA poll showed a tight race.
Oct 23, 2014

RT @Josh_Richman: #CA17: Some of @RoKhannaUSA's stances aren't as different from @MikeHonda17's as Honda's TV ad would have you think. bit.ly/1wnb0Hg

Oct 23, 2014

#CA17: Some of @RoKhannaUSA's stances aren't as different from @MikeHonda17's as Honda's TV ad would have you think. bit.ly/1wnb0Hg

Warriors notebook: Coach Steve Kerr expects to change lineups

mercurynews.com — Posted: 10/23/2014 08:51:26 PM PDT OAKLAND -- Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Thursday he doesn't expect to continuously stick with the starting lineup that last season that went 30-13 and was nicknamed the "#FullSquad."

Thompson: Giants have little reason to worry

mercurynews.com — Posted: 10/23/2014 07:49:34 PM PDT Updated: 10/23/2014 08:25:13 PM PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants are fine. The loss in Kansas City was ugly. Some of the Giants' issues were exposed by the Royals, who made it clear they weren't going down without a fight.
Oct 23, 2014

The Giants, it seems, have a fight on their hands. Still, they're in a good spot ... bit.ly/1DGmTvl

Patrick Marleau picks up career assist No. 500

blogs.mercurynews.com — SAN JOSE - Sharks forward Patrick Marleau picked up his 500th career assist in the first period of San Jose's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday. Marleau had the second assist on a power play goal by Joe Pavelski, who tipped a shot from the point by Logan Couture past Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky with 5:16 left in the first period, giving the Sharks a 2-0 lead.