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Sports Night: ‘D’ is the key for Kings

Kings: Getting defensive

The Kings’ new coaching staff pledges to toughen up the defense.

Andy Furillo: Time for more horse racing at Cal Expo

Ten local thoroughbred racing dates a year simply won’t do. It is time for an expanded schedule.

Today’s video: Brandon Belt of the Giants is excited to be an All-Star

Republic FC: What a year for Buckle

Paul Buckle took his first American coaching gig a year ago when he took over Republic FC. A lot has happened in that year.

A’s: One tough loss for Oakland

Luis Valbuena hits a three-run, walk-off home run for the Astros in Houston.

Giants: Samardzija struggles early but earns win

Brandon Crawford drives in three runs and starter Jeff Samardzija bounces back from a rough beginning to earn his ninth win as the Giants beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-2.

Belt an All-Star

Giants first baseman Brandon Belt makes his first All-Star Game via fan voting.

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