Jamaica stuns the United States with a pair of first-half goals, one off a blunder by goalkeeper Brad Guzan, and holds on for a 2-1 victory in the Gold Cup semifinals that deals the Americans their biggest upset defeat. The Americans had played in five straight Gold Cup finals.
A week from Friday marks a sad remembrance for A’s fans, the one-year anniversary of when their lively and winning team turned into a loser. They’ll mourn July 31, 2014, as the beginning of the end of Oakland’s most recent fun run, the day general manager Billy Beane traded popular outfielder Yoenis Cespedes for Boston pitcher Jon Lester. The deal was supposed to make the team a World Series contender. Instead, it was the beginning of the end of the A’s as we knew them.
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The 49ers’ rookies don’t have to report for training camp until Monday, but some players – rookies and veterans alike – already are trickling in, including running back Jarryd Hayne of Australia. Not only is he learning a new sport, he’s competing with a slew of talented running backs to make the squad. Where does that leave Hayne?
Brandon Belt hits a tying solo home run in the sixth inning and Buster Posey a go-ahead, two-run double in the seventh to lead the Giants to a 7-1 victory over the San Diego Padres. Matt Cain pitches six strong innings in his fourth start of the season for the defending World Series champions.
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The El Paso Chihuahuas ride a 17-hit attack to a 15-2 win over the River Cats at Raley Field. Giants outfielder Nori Aoki, in the second game of a rehabilitation assignment for a broken ankle, goes 0 for 3 for the River Cats.
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