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Pablo Sandoval credits Bay Area fans for success of Giants, Warriors

Pablo Sandoval credits Bay Area fans for success of Giants, Warriors

Sports
MIAMI, June 14 (UPI) -- What do Pablo Sandoval and Stephen Curry have in common? They have each claimed three championships while playing for a Bay Area franchise. Sandoval says regional fans are a big reason for that success. "It's the fan support," Sandoval told UPI Monday before the San Francisco Giants played the Marlins in Miami. "The fan support is a great compliment to play hard and do everything we can to play every day for them." The Giants' last World Series came in 2014. The Golden State Warriors also won the NBA Finals that season, sparking a dynasty. The Giants ranked as the ninth-most positive fan base, according to a study conducted by Casino.org. The Oakland Athletics' fan base came in at No. 11 in that study of sentiment. Study findings were pulled from more than 230,000...

American tech giants are making life tough for startups

Finance
IT IS a classic startup story, but with a twist. Three 20-somethings launched a firm out of a dorm room at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2016, with the goal of using algorithms to predict the reply to an e-mail. In May they were fundraising for their startup, EasyEmail, when Google held its annual conference for software developers and announced a tool similar to EasyEmail’s. Filip Twarowski, its boss, sees Google’s incursion as “incredible confirmation” they are working on something worthwhile. But he also admits that it came as “a little bit of a shock”. The giant has scared off at least one prospective backer of EasyEmail, because venture capitalists try to dodge spaces where the tech giants might step.The behemoths’ annual confer...
Cole, Houston Astros open two-game set vs. San Francisco Giants

Cole, Houston Astros open two-game set vs. San Francisco Giants

Sports
Despite their perch atop the American League West, the Astros remain in search of consistent production from a few spots in their lineup, with left field representing a concern. With Jake Marisnick optioned to Triple-A Fresno and Derek Fisher landing on the 10-day disabled list with gastrointestinal discomfort, opportunity has again knocked for Tony Kemp. A fifth-round pick by the Astros in 2013, Kemp has found himself wedged between the majors and Fresno, excelling at the latter level while lacking the chance to stick with the Astros. He had compiled 175 plate appearances over 76 games and two seasons before his recall last week, and with some competitive at-bats and defensive handiwork, Kemp is raising eyebrows again. "This is not new; he just hasn't done it at this level because we ...
New York Giants waive RB Paul Perkins

New York Giants waive RB Paul Perkins

Sports
The New York Giants waived running back Paul Perkins, the team announced Thursday. The move was expected after Perkins underwent surgery for a non-football injury and New York's subsequent decision to draft Penn State running back Saquon Barkley with the No. 2 overall pick in last month's NFL Draft. Perkins suffered a pectoral injury prior to the start of the team's offseason program. The Giants did not offer a timeline for a return to football activities following the surgery. A fifth-round draft pick out of UCLA in 2016, Perkins had 112 carries for 456 yards and 15 catches for 162 yards during his rookie season in the same year. Expected to compete for a starting job in 2017, Perkins mustered just 90 rushing yards and eight receptions in 11 games in 2017. He was inactive in four ga...
Struggling Nick Pivetta gets start for Phillies vs. Giants

Struggling Nick Pivetta gets start for Phillies vs. Giants

Sports
Nick Pivetta's promising start to the 2018 season has been derailed in his last two starts. The right-hander will try to get back on track Wednesday as the Philadelphia Phillies host the San Francisco Giants for a 7:05 p.m. ET start at Citizens Bank Park. Pivetta's ERA has gone up by more than two runs in his last pair of starts. His latest outing was the shortest of his professional career. Pivetta (1-2, 4.76 ERA) allowed six runs on five hits and three walks in only one inning against the Washington Nationals last Friday. Pivetta gave up two home runs in the start and needed 46 pitches to get three outs. "I just look at this as a bad day at work," Pivetta told MLB.com after the Phillies' 7-3 loss. "That's what happened. It wasn't a good day. It wasn't my best. ... I'm going to be fine. I...