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(L-R) Co-defendant Marvin Norwood, with his attorney Victor Escobedo and co-defendant Louie Sanchez during their preliminary hearing in Los Angeles Superior court May 31, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Sanchez and co-defendant Marvin Norwood are charged in the beating of San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium on opening day 2011. (Photo by Irfan Khan-Pool/Getty Images)

Bryan Stow’s Attackers Guilty Of Gun Crime

The two men who savagely beat a San Francisco Giants fan outside Dodger Stadium face up to 10 years in federal prison on firearms...

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 14:  Brandon Crawford #35 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates in the 10th inning before he scores the game-winning run against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Three of the National League Championship Series at AT&T Park on October 14, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Crawford Signs 1-Year Deal To Remain With Giants

The San Francisco Giants and shortstop Brandon Crawford have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract for $3,175,000. The agreement Tuesday gives Crawford a raise from the $560,000 he earned last season. He had […]

OAKLAND, CA - JULY 07:  Craig Gentry #3 of the Oakland Athletics steals second base, beating the throw to Brandon Crawford #35 of the San Francisco Giants in the bottom of the fifth inning at O.co Coliseum on July 7, 2014 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

No Arbitration: Brandon Crawford Agrees To $3.1 Million Contract With San Francisco Giants

The agreement Tuesday gives Crawford a raise from the $560,000 he earned last season. He had been asking for $3.95 million in his first year of arbitration, while the Giants had countered at $2.4 million. The sides settled at the midpoint.

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 05:  A general view as the Houston Astros play against the Oakland Athletics in the sixth inning at O.co Coliseum on September 5, 2014 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Noah Graham/Getty Images)

New MLB Commish Hopeful For New Ballpark In Oakland

By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer New baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred is optimistic the Athletics will be able to get a new ballpark in Oakland. The A’s have been blocked from building a stadium in […]

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 25:  Eric Sogard #28 of the Oakland Athletics hits a bunt against the Texas Rangers in the top of the fifth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on September 25, 2014 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

A’s Bring Back #NerdPower For 2015

Infielder Eric Sogard has reached a $1,075,000, one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics to avoid salary arbitration, and left-hander Fernando Abad also agreed to a one-year deal Friday. Sogard, who earned $510,000 last year, asked […]

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 19:  Sean Doolittle #62 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Philadelphia Phillies during the ninth inning of an interleague game at O.co Coliseum on September 19, 2014 in Oakland, California. The Oakland Athletics defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 3-1. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

A’s Could Be Without Doolittle For Start Of Season

By JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer Oakland Athletics closer Sean Doolittle is unlikely to be ready for the start of the season because of a slight tear to the rotator cuff in his left shoulder […]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 25:  Ryan Vogelsong #32 of the San Francisco Giants pitches in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals during Game Four of the 2014 World Series at AT&T Park on October 25, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Vogelsong, Giants Agree To 1-Year Deal

By JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer Ryan Vogelsong visited the Houston Astros this week and had an uncomfortable feeling about how he might fit in, and he had discussions with other teams during the course […]

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 6: Defendant Marvin Norwood (L) and his attorney Victor Escobedo look toward the witness stand as Corey Maciel, a friend of victim Bryan Stowe, testifies in Los Angeles Superior Court during their preliminary hearing on June 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Norwood and fellow defendant Louie Sanchez  are accused of brutally beating San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium on opening day in 2011. (Photo by Brian van der Brug-Pool/Getty Images)

Giants Fan’s Attacker Pleads Guilty To Federal Gun Crime

A man who severely beat a San Francisco Giants fan outside Dodger Stadium has pleaded guilty to a federal weapons charge. Marvin Norwood pleaded guilty Thursday in Los Angeles to being a felon in possession […]

PHOENIX, AZ - JUNE 21: Marco Scutaro #19 of the San Francisco Giants looks on from the dugout during the eighth inning of a MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on June 21, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

Giants Designate 2B Scutaro For Assignment

By JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer Second baseman Marco Scutarowas designated for assignment by the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday as he recovers from back surgery. The Giants said they plan to retain Scutaro and […]

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 03:  Josh Reddick #16 of the Oakland Athletics bats against the Seattle Mariners at O.co Coliseum on September 3, 2014 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

A’s Reach 1-Year Deals With 5 Players, Avoid Arbitration

Right fielder Josh Reddick and new third baseman Brett Lawrie were among the players to reach one-year contracts with the Oakland Athletics on Friday and avoid arbitration. Reddick is set to earn $4.1 million in […]

Gregor Blanco of the San Francisco Giants is congratulated after scoring in the seventh inning against the St. Louis Cardinals in Game Seven of the National League Championship Series at AT&T Park on October 22, 2012 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Report: Giants, OF Gregor Blanco Agree On 2-Year Deal

Outfielder Gregor Blanco and the San Francisco Giants reached agreement on a $7.5 million, two-year contract to avoid arbitration, a person with knowledge of the deal said Sunday.

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 14:  Brandon Crawford #35 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates in the 10th inning before he scores the game-winning run against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Three of the National League Championship Series at AT&T Park on October 14, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Crawford Signs 1-Year Deal To Remain With Giants

The San Francisco Giants and shortstop Brandon Crawford have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract for $3,175,000. The agreement Tuesday gives Crawford a raise from the $560,000 he earned last season. He had […]

OAKLAND, CA - JULY 07:  Craig Gentry #3 of the Oakland Athletics steals second base, beating the throw to Brandon Crawford #35 of the San Francisco Giants in the bottom of the fifth inning at O.co Coliseum on July 7, 2014 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

No Arbitration: Brandon Crawford Agrees To $3.1 Million Contract With San Francisco Giants

The agreement Tuesday gives Crawford a raise from the $560,000 he earned last season. He had been asking for $3.95 million in his first year of arbitration, while the Giants had countered at $2.4 million. The sides settled at the midpoint.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 25:  Ryan Vogelsong #32 of the San Francisco Giants pitches in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals during Game Four of the 2014 World Series at AT&T Park on October 25, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Vogelsong, Giants Agree To 1-Year Deal

By JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer Ryan Vogelsong visited the Houston Astros this week and had an uncomfortable feeling about how he might fit in, and he had discussions with other teams during the course […]

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 6: Defendant Marvin Norwood (L) and his attorney Victor Escobedo look toward the witness stand as Corey Maciel, a friend of victim Bryan Stowe, testifies in Los Angeles Superior Court during their preliminary hearing on June 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Norwood and fellow defendant Louie Sanchez  are accused of brutally beating San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium on opening day in 2011. (Photo by Brian van der Brug-Pool/Getty Images)

Giants Fan’s Attacker Pleads Guilty To Federal Gun Crime

A man who severely beat a San Francisco Giants fan outside Dodger Stadium has pleaded guilty to a federal weapons charge. Marvin Norwood pleaded guilty Thursday in Los Angeles to being a felon in possession […]

PHOENIX, AZ - JUNE 21: Marco Scutaro #19 of the San Francisco Giants looks on from the dugout during the eighth inning of a MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on June 21, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

Giants Designate 2B Scutaro For Assignment

By JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer Second baseman Marco Scutarowas designated for assignment by the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday as he recovers from back surgery. The Giants said they plan to retain Scutaro and […]

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OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 05:  A general view as the Houston Astros play against the Oakland Athletics in the sixth inning at O.co Coliseum on September 5, 2014 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Noah Graham/Getty Images)

New MLB Commish Hopeful For New Ballpark In Oakland

By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer New baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred is optimistic the Athletics will be able to get a new ballpark in Oakland. The A’s have been blocked from building a stadium in […]

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 25:  Eric Sogard #28 of the Oakland Athletics hits a bunt against the Texas Rangers in the top of the fifth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on September 25, 2014 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

A’s Bring Back #NerdPower For 2015

Infielder Eric Sogard has reached a $1,075,000, one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics to avoid salary arbitration, and left-hander Fernando Abad also agreed to a one-year deal Friday. Sogard, who earned $510,000 last year, asked […]

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 19:  Sean Doolittle #62 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Philadelphia Phillies during the ninth inning of an interleague game at O.co Coliseum on September 19, 2014 in Oakland, California. The Oakland Athletics defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 3-1. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

A’s Could Be Without Doolittle For Start Of Season

By JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer Oakland Athletics closer Sean Doolittle is unlikely to be ready for the start of the season because of a slight tear to the rotator cuff in his left shoulder […]

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 03:  Josh Reddick #16 of the Oakland Athletics bats against the Seattle Mariners at O.co Coliseum on September 3, 2014 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

A’s Reach 1-Year Deals With 5 Players, Avoid Arbitration

Right fielder Josh Reddick and new third baseman Brett Lawrie were among the players to reach one-year contracts with the Oakland Athletics on Friday and avoid arbitration. Reddick is set to earn $4.1 million in […]

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 16:  A general view during the Oakland Athletics game against the Seattle Mariners at O.co Coliseum on June 16, 2013 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Update On Proposed A’s Move To San Jose

A federal appeals court upheld the dismissal of antitrust claims in a lawsuit by the city of San Jose against Major League Baseball, which accused the sport of illegally blocking a proposed move of the […]