SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants avoided a sweep by the Pittsburgh Pirates with a 7-5 win this afternoon. The Giants snapped its season high-matching losing streak at six games, avoiding the club's first winless homestand of seven or more games in the 15-year history of AT&T Park.
HOUSTON (AP) - Dallas Keuchel pitched a four-hitter and Robbie Grossman homered to cap a six-run first inning that sent the Houston Astros over the Oakland Athletics 8-1 this afternoon. The Astros won the series from the AL West-leading Athletics. Jason Hammel remained winless in four starts since the A's acquired him with pitcher Jeff Samardzija from the Cubs earlier this month.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Pauley Pavilion, UCLA's storied basketball arena where John Wooden coached teams that won eight of his 10 national championships, is drying out after the court was deluged by 10 inches of water when a 93-year-old pipe burst near the campus in Westwood. UCLA Chancellor Gene Block said workers are busy cleaning up and assessing damage.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis has confirmed he's met with San Antonio officials but declined to disclose whether he has any interest in relocating the franchise to Texas. The San Antonio Express-News reported that Davis met on July 18 with city officials to discuss potentially moving the Raiders from Oakland to San Antonio.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) - Left wing Dwight King has agreed to a three-year, $5.85 million contract to return to the Los Angeles Kings, avoiding arbitration. The Stanley Cup champions announced the deal today with King, a two-time Cup winner.
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