( Karl Mondon )
Timmy's time with Giants may already be over

San Francisco Giants' pitcher Tim Lincecum having a difficult time recovering from hip, back soreness; right-hander might not pitch again in 2015, and he will be a free agent after this season. 
( Doug Duran )
Canseco to be starting pitcher for Pittsburg team

Jose Canseco, 51, will be starting pitcher for the independent Pacific Diamonds on Sunday.  
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State lawmakers propose sweeping ivory ban

Supporters of the measure, AB 96, note that scientific studies show poachers are killing 35,000 African elephants a year, or 96 every day, for their tusks, causing the African elephant population of about 500,000 to shrink at alarming rates. 
 
Rick Scuteri
The Oakland A's allowed the tying run to score in the ninth inning, then rallied to defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks in 11 innings  
 
 
Coach Jack Del Rio confident Austin Howard will be a capable fill-in for tackle Menelik Watson, who suffered a ruptured Achilles.  
 
 
 
 
As tech companies and estate lawyers battled this summer over who gets the keys to our digital data after we die, the father of bestselling novelist Marsha Mehran sued Google searching for her lost works and clues to her tragic death.  
 
 
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Dr. Oliver Sacks, whose books like 'The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat' probed distant ranges of human experience by compassionately portraying people with severe and sometimes bizarre neurological conditions, has died. He was 82.  
 
 
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Feminism is enjoying a pop culture resurgence as A-list celebrities, social media activists and college students proudly identify with and celebrate push for equality.  
 
 
( Rob Eby )
'Big Blue Live': Monterey Bay to star in its own 'reality show'

PBS, BBC team up for a groundbreaking multimedia event showcasing marine life along California's coast in which producers hope to deliver real-time images of whales, dolphins, great white sharks, elephant seals and other sea creatures to millions of viewers across the nation.
 
(Jason Merritt)
Photos: Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj open 2015 VMA show together

Miley Cyrus led the pack for over-the-top outfits, while Taylor Swift classes up the night at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards.