Bud Selig had some unflattering words for the O.co Coliseum on Tuesday in his last official scheduled visit to the A’s home stadium as the commissioner of Major League Baseball.

OAKLAND -- Coco Crisp’s two-out, bases-loaded triple in the fourth inning on Tuesday night gave the A’s a three-run lead in what had been a 1-1 game. But to a team that had lost five in a row, and an offense that has struggled to come up with clutch hits recently, manager Bob Melvin said it "felt like about 10 runs at the time."

Bruce Bochy probably had a lot more he wanted to say after a 4½-hour wait to resume a game Tuesday night — and Wednesday morning — proved futile.

Shane Peterson hit a two-run homer, Colin Walsh had a two-run single, and Jose Martinez collected three hits to lead the River Cats past the Oklahoma City RedHawks 7-4 Tuesday night at Raley Field.

California’s action points to a sea change in how America perceives its most popular sport. As the perils of football have become undeniable, highlighted by mounting evidence of severe damage to the brains of professional and college athletes, youth football programs are scrambling to adjust.

Republic FC can extend its home league USL Pro unbeaten streak to 10 matches when it plays the Wilmington Hammerheads at Bonney Field tonight at 8 p.m.

When Team USA plays the Dominican Republic in an exhibition tonight in New York, look for DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay of the Kings to be key players off the bench.

The 49ers last year reined in Colin Kaepernick’s running plays to save their starting quarterback from excessive wear and tear, and because he suffered a significant injury to his foot.

Glenn Dorsey might not be ready to play for several more months, but the 49ers feel he’s worth signing for a couple more years.

DeMarcus Cousins was continuing his rehabilitation workouts Tuesday afternoon in New York, where Team USA will play exhibition games against Dominican Republic at 4 p.m. today and Puerto Rico on Friday at Madison Square Garden.

OAKLAND -- The A’s will skip right-hander Jason Hammel’s next turn in the rotation, lining up Sonny Gray, Jon Lester and Scott Kazmir to start the three games this weekend against the Los Angeles Angels, whom they’re battling for the division. But manager Bob Melvin stressed today that despite Hammel’s struggles since arriving in Oakland, the right-hander remains one of the A’s five starters.

SANTA CLARA -- Glenn Dorsey may not be ready to play for several more months, but the 49ers feel he's worth signing for a couple more years. The team on Tuesday signed Dorsey, a nose tackle who was scheduled to become a free agent in March, to a two-year contract extension.

SANTA CLARA -- Phil Dawson said field-goal kicking boils down to two things: aim and execution. He was a little bit off in both categories in his Levi's Stadium debut Sunday, missing from 55 yards looking north and from 44 yards heading south.

NBA referee Dick Bavetta is retiring after a 39-year career in which he never missed an assignment.

War Machine, a mixed martial arts fighter accused of brutally beating his porn star girlfriend in Las Vegas and fleeing to a Los Angeles suburb, told a California judge Tuesday he won't contest his return in custody to Nevada, a sheriff's official said.

SANTA CLARA -- Right tackle Anthony Davis, who has started every game for the 49ers since the team drafted him in the first round in 2010, will be in uniform and go through individual drills today, Jim Harbaugh said. The 49ers practice at 2:45 p.m.

The product on the field may have been hard to watch Sunday, but at least one 49er liked what he heard during his team’s debut at Levi’s Stadium. “Just in terms of noise – even compared to the regular season – that was a pretty good volume in there,” quarterback Colin Kaepernick said Monday.

The death of a 49ers fan at Levi's Stadium and the huge crowds who abandoned the sunny seats for shady concourses are shining a bright light on an issue that many Niner faithful were unprepared for Sunday: the heat.

Bruce Belden has been on the job for a matter of weeks, and he’s curious when the pace will settle a bit.

Ivan Mirkovic marvels at his good fortune. The 27-year-old Republic FC defensive midfielder gets to play with a teammate, Nemenja Vukovic, and for a coach, Preki, he watched compete on television with wide-eyed excitement growing up in his native Serbia.

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