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    (Nhat V. Meyer, Bay Area News Group)
    Giants blanked by Pirates for fifth consecutive loss

    The Pittsburgh Pirates rocked Madison Bumgarner for four runs in the first inning, and Vance Worley shut down the San Francisco Giants, who suffered their fifth loss in a row. 


     
    TIM KAWAKAMI
    (Ben Margo)
    Kawakami: Giants' problems too big to be solved by Peavy

    The San Francisco Giants needed Jake Peavy to be perfect on Sunday, because the Giants themselves are so, so far from that these days, as evidenced during the Los Angeles Dodgers' three-game sweep. 
    MARK PURDY
    ( Karl Mondon )
    Purdy: 49ers have plenty to celebrate

    At the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Levi's Stadium, it's apparent that the San Francisco 49ers delivered on their promises.
     
    M. Thompson II
    (JANE TYSKA)
    Thompson: Playoffs!? Raiders should be content with 8-8

    Oakland Raiders should be improved with additions such as Matt Schaub, Justin Tuck and LaMarr Woodley, but playoffs might be raising the bar a little too high.
     
    RAIDERS
    (Kristopher Skinner)
    Raiders rookie keeps turning heads in camp

    Oakland Raiders rookie cornerback TJ Carrie has made a habit out of doing something in each of the first four days of practice that has turned the heads of coaches and teammates.
     
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    Live udpates: Pac-12 Football Media Day 1, Wednesday at 8 a.m.

    Live updates from Pac-12 Football Media Day on Wednesday, July 23 from the San Jose Mercury News, Los Angeles News Group, Denver Post and Salt Lake Tribune. 
    Giants
    (Nhat V. Meyer, Bay Area News Group)
    Giants blanked by Pirates for fifth consecutive loss

    The Pittsburgh Pirates rocked Madison Bumgarner for four runs in the first inning, and Vance Worley shut down the San Francisco Giants, who suffered their fifth loss in a row. 
    49ers
    49ers add former Arizona Cardinals running back Alfonso Smith

    The 49ers addressed their injury-riddled running back corps Monday by agreeing to terms with former Arizona Cardinals running back Alfonso Smith, according to a league source 
    This barren, desert prison is where O.J. Simpson lives

    Some here call it the 'O.J. House,' the only gated community in a vast stretch of desert rich in gold and silver, pioneer trails and proud, isolated towns north of Reno. 
    (ABC/Javier Pesquera)
    'The Bachelorette' recap: Who did Andi pick?

    SPOILER ALERT: Read no further unless you want to know who the winning suitor was on Monday night's season finale of "The Bachelorette. 
    (Gary Reyes/Bay Area News Group)
    Batkid documentary in the works

    A film about Miles Scott, the 5-year-old who stole the hearts of millions when he “saved Gotham” as part of a Make-a Wish Foundation event in San Francisco, is underway, but needs funds to be finished; a trailer has aired at Comic-Con.