( 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.  
( Bullit Marquez )
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. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
( Randy Wilder )
'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)
2015 VMA photos: Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj open 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.