Sports Night: Jockeying for No. 1

Baze’s exit opens door for other jockeys

For the past three decades, dozens of talented jockeys had the second-most wins during a major Northern California horse racing meet. None ever had more than Russell Baze, who abruptly retired June 14. The absence of “Russell Muscle” means there are suddenly 300-plus annual Northern California wins and riding titles up for grabs.

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Furillo: Real major-league soccer coming to U.S.

It’s only a string of exhibitions in search of a tournament, but starting this weekend, major-league soccer – as opposed to Major League Soccer – takes to some of the biggest pitches in the United States.

NFL: Coaching pioneer Dennis Green dies at 67

Dennis Green, remembered as one of the first African American head coaches in major-college football and the NFL, died Thursday of cardiac arrest. He was 67.

Team USA: Argentina routed in pre-Olympic exhibition

Full of new star power — and dominant inside — the U.S. men’s basketball team opens its bid for a third straight Olympic gold medal Friday night with a 111-74 exhibition romp over Argentina.

A’s: Crisp’s single in 13th lifts Oakland

Coco Crisp singles home the winning in the 13th inning for his eighth career game-ending RBI, and the A’s beat the Tampa Bay Rays 1-0 on Friday night.

Giants: Error-prone Giants drop sixth straight

Giants Gold Glove shortstop Brandon Crawford makes three errors for the first time in his career, with his wild throw in the eighth inning giving the New York Yankees a 3-2 win Friday night that sent San Francisco to its season-worst sixth straight loss.


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