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Sports Night: Braves’ four-run ninth sinks Giants

Giants: S.F. blows ninth-inning lead, falls to Atlanta

The Giants, leading by two runs in the ninth inning, allow the Atlanta Braves to score four times in a 7-5 loss. The Giants lose for the first time this season when leading after eight innings.

A’s: Chavez, Vogt help Oakland win home series

Jesse Chavez pitches eight impressive innings and Stephen Vogt hits a two-run homer to give the A’s their first home series win of the season with a 3-0 victory over the New York Yankees.

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River Cats: McGehee hits home run in victory

Casey McGehee, who the Giants sent down to Triple-A Sacramento last week, homers and has three RBIs as the River Cats beat the host Colorado Springs Sky Sox 10-5.

Furillo: U.S. soccer needs promotion-relegation

Promotion-relegation is the concept that guides professional soccer worldwide, except in the United States, where MLS, the top U.S. league, is opposed to the idea.

Rowing: Ohio State wins at Lake Natoma for third consecutive title

Ohio State prevails in the premier varsity eights final, the final day of the NCAA Women’s Rowing Championships at Lake Natoma. It is the Buckeyes’ third consecutive team title.

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