Manager Bruce Bochy and the Giants needed Sunday’s game to try to get this second half turned back in their direction. Twenty-seven games into it, they still await the moment of the shift in fortune after blowing a 7-1 lead against the Baltimore Orioles.
Since the All-Star break the Giants have lost two-thirds of their games, and their 9-18 record is the worst in the majors. Sunday’s loss was especially painful as the Giants gave back a six-run lead over the final three innings, with Jonathan Schoop’s two-out, three-run homer in the ninth inning off Santiago Casilla proving the decisive blow in an 8-7 loss.
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Khris Davis became the first A’s player with at least 30 home runs since Brandon Moss hit 30 in 2013, but it wasn’t enough as the Seattle Mariners won for the eighth time in nine games, beating the A’s 8-4.
Chip Kelly’s offense ran 14 more plays than Houston’s, had two 12-play drives in the first half and finished with 409 total yards. But it but managed just one touchdown in the 49ers’ 24-13 exhibition loss to the Texans.
Usain Bolt became the first person to win three consecutive Olympic 100-meter titles, blowing down the straightaway in 9.81 seconds for his seventh overall Olympic gold.
This is a bumpy road for the men’s basketball team in Rio, but at least the Americans know Klay Thompson is finally along for the ride. Thompson ended an Olympic-long slump with seven three-pointers and 30 points, and the Americans needed almost all of them to hold off France 100-97 to finish pool play 5-0.
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