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    AP sources: Peavy agrees on $24M, 2-year deal with Giants

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The Giants are keeping a key member of their World Series rotation, bringing back Jake Peavy and one of the Southern boys who thrived on the big October stage alongside ace Madison Bumgarner.The right-hander agreed to a $24...

    By Janie Mccauley, AP Baseball Writer|

  • Sports

    NT Mike Purcell promoted to add depth against Chargers

    Nose tackle Mike Purcell, ahead of defensive tackle Lawrence Okoye, has been promoted from the 49ers' practice squad to add depth for Saturday's game against the San Diego Chargers"He s been good. He ll do a good job," coach Jim Harbaugh said Thursday. "He s ready to go and feel very confident that he ll do a good job. Purcell is mainly a nose tackle, and he'll back up Quinton Dial, who may help man the line's other spots, along with Justin Smith, Tony Jerod-Eddie and Tank Carradine.

    Cam Inman|

  • General news

    AP source: Padres to obtain Middlebrooks from Red Sox

    SAN DIEGO (AP) Two people with knowledge of the deal say the San Diego Padres have agreed to obtain third baseman Will Middlebrooks from the Boston Red Sox for catcher Ryan Hanigan.The people spoke with The Associated Press on condition of...

    By Bernie Wilson, AP Sports Writer|

  • Sports

    Sharks defenseman Mueller will play for Switzerland in WJC

    SAN JOSE -- The Sharks will allow Mirco Mueller to play for his home country of Switzerland at the upcoming IIHF World Junior Championships later this month in Toronto and Montreal.

    By Curtis Pashelka cpashelka@bayareanewsgroup.com|

  • Nation and World

    Agency: Jerry Sandusky won't get pension back

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has lost a legal battle to restore his $4,900-a-month pension, a benefit that was canceled two years ago after he was sentenced for child molestation.The State...

    By Mark Scolforo, Associated Press|

  • Sports

    Giants, Jake Peavy agree on two-year, $24 million deal

    SAN FRANCISCO -- For the second time in three days, the Giants reached an agreement to bring a familiar face back to the pitching staff. Right-hander Jake Peavy has agreed to a two-year, $24 million deal to return to San Francisco, filling the gaping hole in the rotation.

    By Alex Pavlovic apavlovic@mercurynews.com|

  • General news

    Rays, Padres, Nats complete 11-player trade involving Myers

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) The Rays, Padres and Nationals finalized an 11-player trade Friday that sent 2013 AL Rookie of the Year Wil Myers from Tampa Bay to San Diego and outfielder Steven Souza Jr. from Washington to the Rays.The deal was...

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  • General news

    Preller revamps Padres with series of blockbusters

    SAN DIEGO (AP) In a dizzying series of blockbuster trades in just more than a week, new San Diego Padres general manager A.J. Preller has revamped the worst offense in the major leagues by adding Matt Kemp, Wil Myers, Justin Upton and Derek...

    By Bernie Wilson, AP Sports Writer|

  • Sports

    Bobby Evans: The door is still open for adding another starting pitcher

    Alex Pavlovic|

  • General news

    No. 7 Stanford, No. 11 Lady Vols in unfamiliar positions

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) For the first time in nearly a quarter century, Stanford and Tennessee are facing off with neither of these traditional women's basketball powers ranked in the top five.The seventh-ranked Cardinal (6-3) and 11th-ranked...

    By Steve Megargee, AP Sports Writer|

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