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38-year-old man found fatally shot in East Oakland

OAKLAND – A man was shot to death early Friday morning in east Oakland, police officials said. Officers responded to the 3300 block of Courtland Avenue around 6:30 a.m. to investigate a report of a person down, according to police. The officers found a man with what appeared to be a gunshot wound. Emergency medics tried to save the man, but he was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.  The victim has been tentatively identified as a 38-year-old Port Costa resident. Officials won't be sharing his name until they have reached his family. This is an ongoing investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact the Oakland Police homicide section at (510) 238-3821. 

Wood, Giants beat slumping Padres after overturned call, 1-0

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Alex Wood held San Diego to three singles in 6 1/3 innings and the San Francisco Giants benefited from an overturned call at the plate to beat the sputtering Padres 1-0 Monday night.San Francisco reliever Camino Doval retired the heart of San Diego's order in the ninth — Juan Soto, Manny Machado and Josh Bell — to earn his 15th save.It was the fifth straight loss and second consecutive shutout for the Padres, who fell to 1-5 since obtaining Soto and Bell in a blockbuster trade last Tuesday. They were coming off a three-game sweep at...

Suarez strikes out 8, outduels Irvin as Angels edge A's, 1-0

OAKLAND (AP) — José Suarez added a second changeup to his pitching repertoire this season and it has given him "100% confidence" to offer batters different looks.He certainly kept the Oakland Athletics off balance all night.Suarez struck out eight over seven superb innings to outpitch fellow lefty Cole Irvin, and the Los Angeles Angels edged the A's 1-0 on Monday.Luis Rengifo homered in the first and it held up to provide dear friend Suarez with just enough support."He's like my brother. We grew up together," Suarez said of his Venezuelan countryman from the same city, Naguanagua. "It's great when he...

Alleged Russian crypto crime boss Alexander Vinnik extradited to San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO - Alexander Vinnik, the alleged operator of an illicit cryptocurrency exchange used to launder billions of dollars, has been extradited from Greece to San Francisco to stand trial on federal charges.Vinnik, who operated the cryptocurrency exchange BTC-e, arrived in San Francisco on Thursday.    "After more than five years of litigation, Russian national Alexander Vinnik was extradited to the United States yesterday to be held accountable for operating BTC-e, a criminal cryptocurrency exchange, which laundered more than $4 billion of criminal proceeds," said Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Polite, Jr. Vinnik, 42, was charged in a 21-count superseding indictment...

Jimmy Garoppolo could end up with surprising NFC team

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is working his way back from an offseason shoulder surgery and expectations are that he’ll soon be traded. But to whom?. Most early rumors have centered around the New York Giants, Seattle Seahawks, Cleveland Browns and Detroit Lions. However, with each passing day, it seems like potential destinations are being dropped off the list.

Jimmy Garoppolo To Rams? NFL World Reacts To Speculation

Could we see San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo go to the Los Angeles Rams? Well, Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk certainly thinks so. Since Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford is dealing with an elbow injury that could linger, Florio believes the team would be wise to consider bringing in Garoppolo. That is, of course, if the 49ers cut him.
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Giants' defensive display vs. Padres reignites playoff hopes

SAN DIEGO -- Gabe Kapler said the words, but for a second, it was almost like he didn't quite know how to finish the sentence. He paused and trailed off, looking up at reporters for the next question. It was hard to blame him for not knowing where to go next.
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Kotsay praises Irvin's 'bulldog mentality' in loss to Angels

A pitching duel opened up the three-game series between the Athletics and Los Angeles Angels on Monday night at Oakland Coliseum. Oakland starting pitcher Cole Irvin went eight innings while his opponent on the mound, José Suarez, went seven innings. Irvin allowed five hits but made one mistake in the 1-0 loss, surrendering a home run at the top of the first to Luis Rengifo.

SF officials pledge action amid rise in late-night burglaries in Chinatown

SAN FRANCISCO -- Police in San Francisco are stepping up patrols in the city's Chinatown, which has been hit by an alarming rash of late-night burglaries and vandalism.There have been 10 commercial burglaries in the last 45 days in Chinatown, according to the department. A volunteer muralist was painting plywood outside Dim Sum Corner, which was burglarized Thursday. Surveillance video shows someone throwing a rock at the glass door, before stealing two cash registers around 2 am. Nearby Begoni Bistro was also hit this week. Someone stole cash and iPads stolen after smashing their way in.  Calvin Louie is a...

South San Francisco police officer dragged during traffic stop; driver arrested

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO – A police officer in South San Francisco suffered non-life threatening injuries after being dragged by a motorist during a traffic stop on Friday.Around 5:20 p.m., officers pulled over the suspect on the 1000 block of San Mateo Avenue over a vehicle code violation. Police said that during the traffic stop, the driver suddenly restarted the vehicle.The driver then "rapidly accelerated" away from the scene, police said. An officer standing by the vehicle was dragged and forced to the ground.Police said the officer was treated at a local hospital and released.Officers pursued the driver into neighboring San Bruno. During the pursuit, police said the driver threw a loaded firearm out the window.The pursuit ended and the driver was arrested when the suspect crashed into two parked vehicles. A search of the vehicle yielded burglary toolsPolice said the suspect, identified as 31-year-old Vincent Harris of East Palo Alto, was booked into the San Mateo County Jail. It was not immediately known when Harris would appear in court on the charges.

Fatal Oakland shooting leaves one man dead

OAKLAND, Calif. (BCN) — A man was shot to death early Friday morning in east Oakland, police officials said. Officers responded to the 3300 block of Courtland Avenue around 6:30 a.m. to investigate a report of a person down, according to police. The officers found a man with what appeared to be a gunshot wound. […]