• Saturday's Sports Scoreboard - 07/04/2015 05:16 PM PDT
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    What to watch for in U.S. women's World Cup final rematch with Japan

    The monthlong women's soccer spectacle reaches its climax Sunday as the Americans try to win a record third world championship in a highly anticipated game in Vancouver, British Columbia. 
    Local sports digest: Cal football lands three recruits
    Golden Bears' 2016 recruiting class now numbers 16 prospects 

    A's beat King Felix and Mariners 2-0
    Felix Hernandez hadn't lost in Oakland since 2008, a string of 13 starts, but A's rookies Kendall Graveman and Billy Burns end the streak 

    Kawakami: Stephen Curry and the (free agency) Summer of 2017
    For the Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry, there are lessons to be learned from the free-agency cases of LaMarcus Aldridge and DeAndre Jordan.
     

    What time is the Women's World Cup Final between the U.S. and Japan?
    The United States will take on Japan Sunday in the Women's World Cup finale on Sunday, July 5 2015 at 4. 

    Bumgarner, Giants blasted by Nationals
    In a pre-noon holiday start, Madison Bumgarner gives up three runs in first five pitches of 9-3 loss to Washington Nationals 

    Local sports digest: Texas defensive tackle Mike Williams picks Stanford
    Mike Williams, a 6-foot-2, 300-pounder from All Saints Episcopal School in Fort Worth, Texas, ranks 110th overall on Scout's Top 300 player list. 

    MLB: Sanchez loses no-hitter, and Tigers almost blow game
    Padres hand Cardinals their fourth straight loss at home. 

    A's lose as Mariners blast four two-run homers
    Oakland misses chance to escape A.L. West cellar 

    Sports digest: Wondolowski scores in U.S. exhibition win
    Americans defeat Guatemala 4-0 in tuneup for CONCACAF Gold Cup 

    Women's World Cup: British coach says own-goal scorer good to go
    Laura Bassett will start in third-place match against Germany 

    NBA: DeAndre Jordan picks Mavericks over Clippers
    Jordan, who turns 27 this month, led the NBA in rebounding the past two seasons and is coming off career-best averages of 11.5 points and 15.0 rebounds. 

    IRS will get its share of Warriors forward Draymond Green's windfall
    Green will be giving a mind-boggling chunk of his monster raise to a team nobody can beat -- the IRS. California will gleefully take its 13.3 percent as well, the price for dunking in this state from the highest tax bracket. 

    Wilner: Santa Clara University should answer for hiring Renee Baumgartner
    New athletic director was most recently at Syracuse, where major violations occurred in basketball program 

    Tour de France: Past champion Chris Froome is confident on eve of race
    Defending Tour champion Vincenzo Nibali knows he will have to keep his eyes on Froome. 

    NHL: Sabres' O'Reilly gets $52M extension
    Forward was acquired last week from Avalanche 

    Giants' Jake Peavy's stellar return spoiled by one pitch
    Clint Robinson broadsided an 89 mph fastball for a two-run home run to give the Washington Nationals a 2-1 victory, leaving the Giants still looking for a win four games deep into their road trip.
     

    A's: Gray could make two starts before break, miss All-Star game
    Pitcher still recovering from illness, might not return to mound before Tuesday 

    Wimbledon: Serena Williams survives scare, will face sister Venus next
    Serena, two points from defeat to Heather Watson, keeps alive quest for fourth major title in a row.  

    Giants' NLCS hero Travis Ishikawa designated for assignment for second time
    San Francisco purchases contracts of left-hander Josh Osich and utility man Ryan Lollis from Triple-A Sacramento, also designate manager's son Brett Bochy for assignment 

    A's Reddick apologizes for complaining about lineup
    Right fielder aimed criticism at Beane, but Melvin faults himself for 'miscommunication 

    Wilner: Santa Clara University should answer for hiring Renee Baumgartner
    New athletic director was most recently at Syracuse, where major violations occurred in basketball program 

    Sharks add depth with forward Joel Ward
    Team dips into the free-agent market again, signing Ward, who scored 19 goals for the Capitals last season. 

    Watch: Stephen Curry makes yet another ridiculous shot, survives
    Go ahead and insert your Monta Ellis joke here.If these videso give Warriors fans heart palpitations, it's simply because Stephen Curry riding any sort of motorized vehicle brings back bad memories of the one-time Golden State star Ellis who infamously crashed his moped in the offseason, seriously 

    Draymond Green, Stephen Curry lead the parade of one-liners
    Carl Steward's weekly laugh at the world of sports touches all the bases: Giants, A's, NBA, Major League All Stars.... 

    World Cup soccer: U.S. women seeking their own historic moment
    Might the California-like drought finally end with another jersey-shedding moment Sunday in Vancouver?  

    Local sports digest: Wayne Thomas, longtime Sharks exec, retires
    Kuzmic, McAdoo, Looney to play on Warriors' summer league team 

    Kazmir dominant as A's blank Mariners
    Lefty holds Seattle to two hits in eight innings 

    MLB: Pirates, Cubs finish sweeps
    Cardinals fire scouting director in wake of hacking scandal. 

    NHL: Martin St. Louis retires after 16 seasons
    Seven-time All-Star won Hart Trophy, Stanley Cup with Lightning in 2004 

     
     
     
     
    (Dan Rosenstrauch/Bay Area News Group)
    Five delicious noshes for that picnic basket

    Ready to dine al fresco? Picnic cocktails, addictive fried chicken and tasty salads add up to a quintet of delicious treats for your outdoor feast. 
    (Photo by Darren Carroll/Getty Images)
    Did Tiger Woods cheat with Amanda Dufner?

    Lindsey Vonn reportedly caught golfer with his competitor’s ex-wife, which is likely why they aren’t dating anymore.