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Sports Night: A’s need to get a grip

A’s lose to White Sox, drop to 13-26

The A’s insist they are better than their record, but their record isn’t better than any team in the major leagues. The A’s made four errors, giving them 42 for the season, so at least they lead the majors in something. The Bee’s Matt Kawahara breaks down the latest home series loss.

Giants: Belt homers again, S.F. holds off Reds

Brandon Belt homered for the third time in three games, and the Giants held on to beat the Reds 9-8 in Cincinnati after nearly blowing a five-run lead. The World Series champions, 20-18, moved two games over .500 for the first time since they were 3-1.

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River Cats top Isotopes

Adam Duvall has three hits, including a solo homer for his 10th of the season, and three RBIs as the visiting River Cats defeat Albuquerque 5-2.

Furillo: Can Sac State return to the NCAA baseball tournament?

Sacramento State coach Reggie Christiansen has raised the program to college baseball relevance. How did he do it? By shifting the recruiting focus to the youth and high school baseball hotbed that is the Sacramento area.

Tour of California: Sagan wins overall race title

Slovakian Peter Sagan surged late and won the Tour of California by three seconds with a third-place stage finish. Britain’s Mark Cavendish won his fourth stage of the eight-stage event in a mass sprint in the last of nine circuits around the Rose Bowl.

Republic FC tops Galaxy II

Rodrigo Lopez scored in the 65th minute, lifting Republic FC over Los Angeles Galaxy II 1-0 in Carson. Republic FC is unbeaten in three matches against Galaxy II this season.

NBA playoffs: Rockets beat Clippers in Game 7, will face Warriors

Behind 31 points from James Harden, the Houston Rockets beat the Los Angeles Clippers 113-100 and are headed to the Western Conference finals for the first time in 18 years after overcoming a 3-1 series deficit.

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