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Sharks forward Raffi Torres hopes to be back on the ice next week

Longtime NHL agitator Torres knows that others may see his prolonged absence because of knee injury as karma, but Shark forward can still laught about it 

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Kawakami: Pablo Sandoval will be sorely missed by Giants

Pablo Sandoval wasn't a superstar for the San Francisco Giants, but he was a perfect fit between Buster Posey and Hunter Pence in the lineup, and he'll be a nice addition to the Boston Red Sox. 
Purdy: Pablo Sandoval yielding to Beantown love

Boston made the case that Sandoval could slip into the team's current lineup at third base, then become the team's designated hitter when 39-year-old David Ortiz retires.  
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Thompson: Bethea steadies 49ers secondary

The stability Antoine Bethea brings, the assurance he provides with his sure tackling and mistake-free coverage, has been a season-saver for the San Francisco 49ers.
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Warriors' Andrew Bogut, Leandro Barbosa expected to play against Miami

While the Heat will be without Dwyane Wade, the Warriors expect to have center Andrew Bogut and guard Leandro Barbosa Tuesday against Miami, coach Steve Kerr said 
Cal coach Sonny Dykes refrains from ripping Pac-12 replay officials

Pac-12 admits replay officials wrongly overturned two Cal touchdowns against Stanford, but Dykes applauds conference for owning up to the mistake and quarterback Jared Goff said blown calls did not cost Golden Bears the game. 
A's name new assistant general manager

Oakland A's have hired Dan Kantrovitz to oversee statistical analysis; he spent previous three seasons in St. Louis Cardinals' organization. 
Giants, pitcher Jon Lester to meet next week

Former A's, Boston Red Sox ace Jon Lester is a free agent and will sit down with the Giants next week to discuss the possibility of coming to AT&T Park. 
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Bette Midler to Ariana Grande: Clean up your act

The veteran entertainer complains in an interview that young singers rely too much on selling sex instead of talent.