Brandon Lloyd on Return to 49ers: ‘I Didn’t Explore Any Other Options’

  Brandon Lloyd follows a simple three-step plan. “Not to let the playbook defeat me. To give maximum effort every time and make the plays,” explained Lloyd following the San Francisco 49ers training camp practice on Tuesday. So far, that approach has been working out quite well for the veteran wide receiver. Lloyd has been drawing praise from his coaches more »

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Bumgarner, Offense Struggle as Giants Fall to Pirates

The anemic Giants offense was stifled once again, this time by Pittsburgh’s Vance Worley, as he threw a complete-game shutout to beat San Francisco 5-0. After going eight shutout innings in his last start, and enduring an hour-long rain delay, Madison Bumgarner struggled right out of the gate on Monday night. Josh Harrison walked, Jordy Mercer singled, and Andrew McCutchen more »

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A’s Continue Winning Ways, Take Series From Rangers

Just one year ago, an A’s-Rangers series in July would have been a much-anticipated, and heated, matchup between division rivals. This season, however, it merits as a mere flyover series and, frankly, a rank embarrassment for the hard-charging A’s if they failed to come away with a series win. Oakland took care of business this weekend by winning two of three more »

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