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World Series: Jake Peavy's playoff woes continue

Peavy surrendered four runs over five-plus innings and was the losing pitcher in the Giants' 7-2 loss to the Royals. 
Strickland gets smacked around
as things unravel
quickly in the 6th

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- One thing you have to say about Hunter Strickland in this postseason -- he hasn't been boring. 

Local sports digest: Stanford, Cal women's basketball picked 1-2 by Pac-12 coaches
Stanford and Cal have been picked first and second in the Pac-12 women's basketball coaches' preseason poll; The Cardinal was selected first for the 15th consecutive season despite the graduation of All-American Chiney Ogwumike, the school's all-time leading scorer and rebounder.
 

Kawakami: Giants let it get ugly in Game 2
Giants now have their own worries as World Series against Kansas City Royals heads back to San Francisco
 

Purdy: Lincecum's World Series appearance adds to drama
If healthy, Tim Lincecum could give the San Francisco Giants another weapon out of the bullpen against the Kansas City Royals in the World Series  

Royals beat Giants, even World Series at 1-1
The Kansas City Royals rocked Hunter Strickland the San Francisco Giants bullpen in a five-run sixth inning and won Game 2 of the World Series 7-2. 

Giants' Lincecum hurt during Game 2
San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum's first appearance of the postseason ended abruptly; he retired the first five batters he faced in Game 2 of the World Series but he appeared to slip while throwing a two-strike pitch to Salvador Perez in the eighth inning and left the game. 

World Series notebook: Tim Lincecum's 2014 postseason debut ends in injury
San Francisco Giants' two-time Cy Young Award winner entered Game 2 against the Kansas City Royals but left abruptly with an injury 

Sports digest: North Carolina academic scandal widens
A scandal involving bogus classes and inflated grades at the University of North Carolina was bigger than previously reported, encompassing about 1,500 athletes who got easy A's and B's over a span of nearly two decades 

Oakland Raiders rookies growing up fast
Derek Carr, Khalil Mack, Gabe Jackson, Justin Ellis, TJ Carrie forced into key roles for winless NFL squad  

NBA: Owners not ready to change lottery
Brandon Rush unhappy about not being ready for Warriors' opener against Sacramento Kings 

Holes-in-one
Holes-in-one 

NFL: DeBartolo passed over as Hall of Fame finalist
Former San Francisco 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr. was left off a list of finalists for Pro Football Hall of Fame voting on Wednesday, as only longtime NFL general managers Bill Polian and former Oakland Raiders executive Ron Wolf were chosen by a committee in Washington, D.C., as 'contributor finalists.'
 

Modern Family actor jabs joke at Giants fan on Instagram
Eric Stonestreet, Cameron on Modern Family, is a Kansas City Royals fan, but he says the San Francisco Giants fan he poked fun at was in on the joke; How much will a ticket for World Series Game 3 at AT&T Park cost you? 

Raiders' Woodley might be done for season
Oakland Raiders defensive end LaMarr Woodley suffered a biceps injury against the Arizona Cardinals, and his status for the rest of the season is in question.
 

Golf: Former U.S. PGA champ Jason Dufner returns to the tour
After injury cost him chance to qualify for Ryder Cup team Dufner set to play at Perth International 

Football: Menlo teaching rugby-style tackling in hopes of curtailing head injuries
'Our goal is to keep the head out of the game and be as safe as possible,' Menlo coach Mark Newton said. 'I definitely think we've seen progress in cutting the concussion rate.' 

Magic Johnson ready to assist tech in diversity
Retired Los Angeles Laker Magic Johnson became famous for dishing out assists to his teammates during his Hall of Fame basketball career. Now, as an entrepreneur focused on minority markets, he says he is ready to help Silicon Valley hire more blacks and Latinos to diversify the technology industry's largely white and Asian workforce. 

Magic Johnson ready to assist tech in diversity
Retired Los Angeles Laker Magic Johnson became famous for dishing out assists to his teammates during his Hall of Fame basketball career. Now, as an entrepreneur focused on minority markets, he says he is ready to help Silicon Valley hire more blacks and Latinos to diversify the technology industry's largely white and Asian workforce. 

Santa Clara County boys athlete of the week: Jakob Good, Westmont
Westmont's Jakob Good rushed for 240 yards, four touchdowns in win over Lincoln 

San Mateo County boys athlete of the week: JR Hardy, Sacred Heart Prep
JR Hardy carried 19 times for 194 yards and scored two touchdowns in a 49-28 win over Terra Nova. 

Santa Clara County girls athlete of the week: Alexa Dreyer, Archbishop Mitty
Archbishop Mitty's Alexa Dreyer leads her team to the championship at the Stockton Classic 

San Mateo County girls athlete of the week: Naomi Lee, Menlo-Atherton
Naomi Lee was the medalist with a 38 at Poplar Creek as the Bears defeated Burlingame and earned a share, with Aragon, of the PAL Bay Division championship. 

High school sports highlight reel: Top performances from last week
The list of athletes includes Harker's Emma Brezoczky, Leland's James Kelbert and South San Francisco's Sharon Tukuaoga, among others 

Movin' on up: Keeping track of our former high school athletes
This week's list features the Philadelphia 76ers' Drew Gordon (Mitty) and Cal tennis' J.T. Nishimura (Piedmont Hills) 

Darren Sabedra: CCS changes its football playoff format
The section's Board of Managers voted Wednesday to approve a proposal written last spring by the section's football committee that would add a consolation round to the Open Division beginning this season. 

Fan photos: The San Francisco Giants get support while on the road in Kansas City
Bumgarner produced during Game 1 of the World Series. Will the Giants' bats keep cracking and can Jake Peavy hold the Royals at the plate? 

Giants explain Tim Lincecum's absence during Game 1 introductions
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Tim Lincecum had a good reason for not making it to the field for introductions before Game 1 of the World Series against Kansas City Royals. 

Former 49ers owner DeBartolo not a Canton finalist this year
Former 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr. was left off a list of finalists for Pro Football Hall of Fame voting on Wednesday. 

Girls volleyball: Northgate tournament features East Bay standouts
Bishop O'Dowd, Monte Vista among the volleyball standouts in 32-team Northgate Tournament field