Ray Ratto

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Trevor Cahill took a no-hitter into the sixth inning, but the A's committed four errors -- the most since Opening Day -- and dropped another game to the Rangers, infuriating their manager in the process.

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The people of L.A. are excited about a sparkly, but imaginary, football stadium. And, of course, the Raiders are brought up as potential residents. Ray Ratto writes that it's far from time to panic in Raider Nation.

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When the Giants lose, the masses always seem to find a story to obsess over. But a win on Tuesday can bring the focus back to baseball, at least for one night only.

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The Giants only punishments were fines to Ramon Ramirez, who hit Victorino with the precipitant pitch, and catcher Eli Whiteside, for his unconvincing Muhammad Ali dance and subsequent Jeff Van Gundy imitation on Placido Polanco.

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Giants 3B coach Tim Flannery made some difficult decisions during Sunday's win. Insider Ray Ratto reveals that the gremlin inside Flannery's head may hold the key to the Giants' success.

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Bruce Bochy treats himself to a glass of wine following most Giants win. With the way the defending champs have been hitting lately, though, the skipper is going to bed thirsty on a lot of nights.

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Despite prevailing public opinion, the Giants don't hate Brandon Belt. They need bats now, and Belt hasnt convinced them he's ready to become the everyday player they still expect him to be.

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The preseason poll, as predominantly useless as it is, still has this one thing going for it. It riles people up, and that is why college football matters in America.

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The San Francisco Giants' run total through August 3rd has them lineup next to some historically bad teams. But they continue to win, despite loving to score two runs, Wednesday's game the exception.

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A day after announcing an extension for Brent Burns, the Sharks again bolstered their defense with the signing of Colin White to a one-year deal, a source close to the team has told Comcast SportsNet.

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Prior to Monday night's game, Barry Zito to the DL was the buzz at AT&T Park. However, Ray Ratto asserts that he is a mere afterthought as the Giants try to outlast the D'Backs and win the NL West.

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The accountants are high-fiving, but that's not what makes the Brent Burns deal a good one. The larger point is whether Burns will deliver what the Sharks require -- a tough presence.

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Brian Sabean deserves credit, and he will get it. More nationally than locally, to be sure, but even the "lunatic fringe" and the "firesabean.com" crowd will have to applaud.

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The problem is that they had a chance to shut up about the hardships they were not enduring, and chose instead to act like the general in the rear pretending to lead his troops into battle.

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The 49ers' new head coach has stood behind Alex Smith throughout the NFL lockout. But with new options now available, such as Matt Hasselbeck and Carson Palmer, Harbaugh's resolve will be tested.

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