The nerves accompanying Tim Lincecum’s first appearance in a major-league game in nearly a year, he said, did not begin to go away until after he had pitched a scoreless first inning. He then followed it with five more innings in which he allowed one run in Los Angeles’ 7-1 victory over the A’s, earning the win in his Angels debut.
Joe Panik had four RBIs, including a tiebreaking three-run homer in the ninth inning that sent the Giants to their seventh consecutive victory. San Francisco defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 6-4 Saturday, lifting the National League West leaders to a season-high 17 games over .500.
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LeBron James went back to Cleveland to invigorate his community and, perhaps, make amends for his less-than-gracious exit to Miami in 2010. But he came back mostly because he is obsessed with bringing home a championship, with breaking the streak of futility endured by the Cavaliers, the Indians and the Browns.
Jaleel Cousins, the younger brother of Kings All-Star DeMarcus Cousins, was part of a six-player predraft workout at the Kings’ facility, which he knows well. It was Jaleel’s second workout with an NBA team, and he got reacquainted with many people.
After two consecutive losses that have forced a winner-take-all Game 7 in the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday night, the Warriors are one game from either capping the most successful season in NBA history or the greatest Finals collapse.
Cameron Iwasa scored two goals and Emrah Klimenta tallied the game winner in the 87th minute to lead Republic FC to a 3-2 win over the Rio Grande Valley FC Toros on Saturday night at Bonney Field.
Saturday’s 59th Optimist All-Star football game at Jesuit was called after a bench-clearing brawl with 1:33 remaining and the North winning 29-7. A scuffle broke out on a punt, and officials decided to call the game. Grant’s B.J. Brown led a dominating defense that had six sacks and three interceptions and limited the South to 141 yards of offense.
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