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POSTGAME NOTES: Peavy expects it to get better; Panik to play for Uggla tomorrow

blogs.mercurynews.com — Jake Peavy looked down at the red Air Jordan slippers on his feet. His old number, 44, is written on them in sharpie. "I'll get rid of these red shoes," Peavy said, smiling. "I'll have orange on the rest of the way." The adjustment on the field was a little bit harder to make on Sunday night.
Jul 28, 2014

Jake Peavy plans on ditching his Red Sox shower shoes. He also hopes to ditch that losing record: bit.ly/1k34YJz

Jake Peavy's debut gives the Giants good news (he's a solid fifth starter) and bad news (the Giants probably need a lot more than that)

blogs.mercurynews.com — Straight from tonight's Merc website (MY VERSION)/ SAN FRANCISCO-The Giants needed Jake Peavy to be perfect on Sunday, because the Giants themselves are so, so far from that these days. And Peavy wasn't perfect; he isn't going to be perfect or a savior.
Jul 28, 2014

Jake Peavy’s debut gives the Giants good news (he’s a solid fifth starter) and bad news (the Giants probably n... bit.ly/1q7mJFv

Jul 28, 2014

The Giants will take 10 more of these kinds of games from Jake Peavy, but they still might lose most of them : bit.ly/1xmQ7Kt

Tony La Russa thankful in Hall of Fame speech

mercurynews.com — Posted: 07/27/2014 01:05:19 PM PDT Updated: 07/27/2014 01:06:19 PM PDT COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Shortly after taking his first minor league managing job, a veteran team executive warned Tony La Russa: "When you manage, you'll never have a completely happy day." Maybe not. But Sunday came pretty close.
Jul 27, 2014

RT @mercbrownie: Full story from Cooperstown, where @TonyLaRussa says he's "at peace" on induction day bit.ly/1ptgN85 #Athletics

Jul 27, 2014

Full story from Cooperstown, where @TonyLaRussa says he's "at peace" on induction day bit.ly/1ptgN85 #Athletics

Local digest: Former Stanford star Kerri Walsh Jennings wins World Series of Beach Volleyball

mercurynews.com — Posted: 07/27/2014 07:12:57 PM PDT Updated: 07/27/2014 07:12:59 PM PDT Former Stanford star Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross won the World Series of Beach Volleyball on Sunday, beating Brazil's Agatha Bednarczuk and Barbara Seixas 21-17, 21-17 in Long Beach. The victory was Walsh Jennings' 50th on the FIVB World Tour.
Jul 28, 2014

Local digest: Former Stanford star Kerri Walsh Jennings wins World Series of Beach Volleyball bit.ly/X1yNjd

Photos: 27th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals

photos.mercurynews.com — By Pro Stock Motorcycle driver Eddie Krawiec, Pro Stock driver Jason Line, Funny Car driver Courtney Force, and Top Fuel driver Khalid alBalooshi placed first in the finals of the 27th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals at Sonoma raceway in Sonoma, Calif. on Sunday, July 27, 2014.

49ers' LaMichael James suffers apparent arm injury

mercurynews.com — Posted: 07/27/2014 03:51:57 PM PDT Updated: 07/27/2014 04:05:49 PM PDT SANTA CLARA -- Running back LaMichael James was carted off the field with an apparent left-arm injury early in Sunday's practice. James had just become a top contender for the No. 2 running back role Friday, once Kendall Hunter sustained a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
Jul 27, 2014

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Sunday's Giants, Dodgers lineups: Blanco goes back to the top

blogs.mercurynews.com — Gregor Blanco's last 12 games: .309 batting average, a hit against Clayton Kershaw. Plus the Giants have two runs in the past three games. Add it up and you have Blanco back atop the lineup. The Giants crushed Ryu earlier this year at Dodger stadium, but overall he's 11-5 with a 3.39 ERA.
Jul 27, 2014

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"He's a very, very intense player--he’s almost like a Hunter Pence on the mound"

blogs.mercurynews.com — SAN FRANCISCO-Bruce Bochy certainly wasn't gnashing his teeth in the hours before the Giants' series finale against the Dodgers here tonight... But one little hint about the goings-on with the team after their two bad losses to start this series: When Bochy joked about running in this morning's SF Marathon, he noted he had to avoid the runners as he got home last night...
Jul 27, 2014

Bruce Bochy on Jake Peavy: “He’s a very, very intense player–he’s almost like a Hunter Pence on the mound”: SA... bit.ly/X0Fylz

RB LaMichael James sustains apparent arm injury in practice

blogs.mercurynews.com — Running back LaMichael James was carted off the field with an apparent left-arm injury early in Sunday's practice. James had just become a top contender for the No. 2 running back role Friday, once Kendall Hunter sustained a torn anterior cruciate ligament. It's believed James got hurt in a pass-blocking drill.
Jul 27, 2014

#49ers LaMichael James sustains apparent arm injury in practice; carted to locker room blogs.mercurynews.com/49ers/2014/07/…

49ers' No. 2 running back Kendall Hunter tears ACL

mercurynews.com — Posted: 07/26/2014 10:00:26 AM PDT Updated: 07/26/2014 10:02:35 AM PDT SANTA CLARA -- Kendall Hunter, the 49ers' No. 2 running back since 2011, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee Friday at practice, the team confirmed Saturday morning.
Jul 27, 2014

RT @CamInman: #49ers' No. 2 RB Kendall Hunter tears ACL. LaMichael James,Marcus Lattimore, Carlos Hyde top candidates for role mercurynews.com/49ers/ci_26221…

Jul 27, 2014

#49ers' No. 2 RB Kendall Hunter tears ACL. LaMichael James,Marcus Lattimore, Carlos Hyde top candidates for role mercurynews.com/49ers/ci_26221…

Neel Kashkari is running the best campaign that money can't buy

mercurynews.com — Posted: 07/27/2014 02:13:26 PM PDT Updated: 07/27/2014 02:13:27 PM PDT As the summer wears on and the polls still show him far behind Gov. Jerry Brown, Neel Kashkari is running the most energetic and high-profile campaign for governor that money can't buy.
Jul 27, 2014

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Santa Clara County coroner's office identifies two men killed in weekend traffic incidents

mercurynews.com — Posted: 07/27/2014 01:40:10 PM PDT Updated: 07/27/2014 01:47:31 PM PDT SAN JOSE -- Two men who died in separate South Bay traffic incidents this weekend were identified as San Jose residents by the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner's Office on Sunday.
Jul 28, 2014

RT @mercnews: Santa Clara County coroner's office identifies two men killed in weekend traffic incidents bit.ly/1rrJYLz

East Palo Alto: Man killed and two women wounded in shooting

mercurynews.com — Posted: 07/27/2014 01:39:20 PM PDT Updated: 07/27/2014 01:45:21 PM PDT EAST PALO ALTO -- A 31-year-old man was killed and two women were wounded in a shooting incident late Saturday night, and authorities are asking for any witnesses to step forward to help with the investigation. At 11:51 p.m.

West Contra Costa school board saves taxpayers $10 million

mercurynews.com — The district on Thursday refinanced at a lower interest rate $77.5 million of general obligation bonds to pay off original bonds approved by voters in 2002 and 2005. By refinancing bonds previously sold at higher interest rates, the West Contra Costa school district expects to save tax payers $10.3 million over the 20-year life of the bonds.
Jul 27, 2014

West Contra Costa school board saves taxpayers $10 million - goo.gl/alerts/jEGR #WCCUSD

Two-alarm blaze destroys San Leandro salon, arson suspected

mercurynews.com — Posted: 07/27/2014 11:51:31 AM PDT Updated: 07/27/2014 11:51:31 AM PDT SAN LEANDRO -- A suspicious two-alarm fire destroyed a San Leandro beauty salon on Sunday morning, a fire spokeswoman said. Crews were dispatched at 9:16 a.m. to Stylist Hair Saloon at 197 Pelton Center Way for a report of the building being on fire, Alameda County Fire spokeswoman Aisha Knowles said.
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