• Giants beat Rockies in suspended game - 09/01/2014 02:53 PM PDT
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    Talk Back: Doctors hospital
    Do you support Doctors Medical Center as a free-standing emergency room?
     Yes
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    (Tell us why or why not?)
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    ( MARIO ANZUONI )
    Jennifer Lawrence, other celebs, hit by nude photo leak

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    Ray McDonald of the San Francisco 49ers
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    Anti-gay speech in Richmond draws scrutiny

    Slurs against an openly gay councilwoman and police chief have raised questions about the climate in a city known for its progressive policies.  
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    (David Zalubowski/Associated Press)
    Giants beat Rockies in suspended game

    San Francisco Giants' 4-2 victory in completion of May 22 game leads to all sorts of oddities 
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    ( JOSE CARLOS FAJARDO )
    Kawakami: Kaepernick shoulders blame for loss

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    ( JOSE CARLOS FAJARDO )
    Purdy: Brutal heavyweight fight went way of Seahawks

    This was a wicked, awful, exhausting game for both the 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks. 
    ( Nhat V. Meyer )
    The 49ers tear up the Levi's Stadium field, and will try to get it right this time, only weeks before the regular season

    This is not ideal--this wouldn't be good for a creaky old stadium (like Candlestick), but for the debut days of fancy, shimmering Levi's Stadium, the jewel of the York ownership era, it's just perplexing.