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    Buster Posey put on a San Francisco Giants cap for all 12 of his seasons in the major leagues. Not a year after his retirement, he’s putting on a new hat with the Giants. Posey, 35, became a principal owner of the Giants on Wednesday, joining the ownership group with an exclusive seat on the executive board. In fact, ownership expanded the board from five to six members in order to include Posey at the table. One of the most popular and accomplished Giants in the team’s history, Posey will become the first player in franchise history to be a principal owner. He’s one of only a handful of former MLB players in modern baseball to get involved in ownership, following Derek Jeter’s purchase in 2017 (and subsequent divestment in 2022) of the Miami Marlines and Nolan Ryan’s ownership of the Texas Rangers in 2010. Posey is the youngest of the Giants’ 31 owners. “I’m excited to provide my insight,” Posey said Wednesday. “Being a player for the San Francisco Giants, I understand there’s expectations, and that’s great. I think...
    Xavier McKinney mostly has played deep safety in the NFL. In Sunday’s 19-16 win over the Panthers, the Giants’ rangy free safety was often down in the box or on the defensive line, blitzing and hounding Carolina running back Christian McCaffrey. “It was the first time that I had to do that at this level,” McKinney said postgame. “I got to play in the box. I got the responsibility of Wink putting me on McCaffery. That was my job this game: to guard him. I thought I did a pretty good job of doing that, taking him out of the game.” Defensive coordinator Don “Wink” Martindale’s three-safety plan, including Julian Love and rookie Dane Belton, was a big change from his personnel plan in the Giants’ Week 1 win at Tennessee. McKinney had plenty of help, too, with Love, safety Tony Jefferson, corner Fabian Moreau and linebacker Micah McFadden among the defenders who made key tackles on McCaffrey. But that’s exactly what has driven this 2-0 Giants start: smart, evolving defensive plans that have kept the Giants in low-scoring games....
    BP's Deepwater Horizon rig burns in April 2010 following an explosion that led to the worst oil spill in US history.Associated Press This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Campaigners have urged governments to intervene after oil companies were accused of misleading the public about their commitment to reducing carbon emissions. Oil and gas companies including Britain’s Shell and BP were urged to “stop their deception” this week as the US House committee on oversight and reform released documents showing that oil industry executives privately downplayed their public messages on efforts to tackle the climate crisis. The memo claimed that internal BP documents highlighted how carbon capture and storage (CCS)—a nascent technology that involves inserting CO2 emissions into underground rock formations—could “enable the full use of fossil fuels across the energy transition and beyond.” Congressional investigators also unearthed an internal Shell email discussing carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) in which an executive said: “We want to be careful to not talk about CCUS as prolonging the life of oil, gas or fossil fuels writ large.”...
    Tyrod Taylor is suing Gazzaniga for medical malpractice saying his treatment for a rib injury that allegedly led to a punctured lung and is seeking at least $5million in damages.  After sustaining a rib injury in the 2020 season, the Los Angeles Chargers' starting quarterback Taylor sought treatment from team doctor David S. Gazzaniga and the Newport Orthopedic Institute south of Los Angeles. Taylor says he suffered the lung puncture when Gazzaniga tried to administer a pain-killer injection to the rib area. His lawyers also allege Gazzaniga's 'negligence, carelessness and other tortious, unlawful and wrong acts' led to Taylor losing his starting spot with the Chargers. In the suit, Taylor says he suffered, 'severe physical pain resulting in hospitalization, physical therapy, emotional distress and other past pain and suffering.'  Gazzaniga is also being accused of 'medical battery' in the lawsuit, with Taylor's lawyers saying he, 'did not have proper and accurate informed consent prior to the anesthetic injections.'  Taylor hit free agency after the 2020 season, but with the injury, the now-33-year-old did so as a backup - rather than a...
    SAN FRANCISCO — Giants left-hander Alex Wood won’t throw another pitch this season. After landing on the injured list at the start of this month with a shoulder impingement, Wood, 31, was never cleared to resume throwing. With less than three weeks left in the regular season after Sunday’s series finale against the Dodgers, Wood and the Giants decided to pull the plug. “We’re just in a place where it’s probably not in the cards,” manager Gabe Kapler said, “He hasn’t been cleared yet to resume throwing, so we’re going to shut him down for the rest of the season.” Wood, who declined reporters’ interview requests before Sunday’s game, had hoped to resume throwing this weekend, but he was never medically cleared. His last start came Aug. 31, allowing four runs over 4⅔ innings in a loss to Pittsburgh, before being placed on the IL on Sept. 3. With 16 games left this season and the Giants out of contention, there was no longer the time nor the necessity for Wood to return this season. Under contract for $12.5 million...
    Follow Sportsmail's live blog for an action-packed Sunday afternoon of Week 2 NFL action, with games including the Buccaneers, the Patriots, the Steelers, the Saints and many more. Sportsmail Reporter Host commentator 21:30 Thank you all for joining us! We hope you enjoyed our coverage of the early slate for Week 2 of the NFL season. Have a great rest of your Sunday! 21:29 AND WITH THAT WILD ENDING, THAT'S CONCLUDES OUR COVERAGE It was a crazy slate of 1:00pm games today. Here's a reminder of the final scores: IND 0-24 JAX NE 17-14 PIT CAR 16-19 NYG WAS 27-36 DET TB 20-10 NO NYJ 31-30 CLE MIA 42-38 BAL 21:27 INCOMPLETE! DOLPHINS WIN! FINAL SCORE: MIA 42-38 BAL Lamar Jackson drove the ball to their own 49 yard line to set up a Hail Mary. His pass attempt fell short and that ends it. The Ravens defense only has themselves to blame giving up 28 points in the fourth quarter to allow the Dolphins to come...
    SAN FRANCISCO — Leave it to Hunter Pence to find a new way to do something on the baseball field. On Saturday, two years into retirement, that meant bursting through a cloud of smoke on a scooter before the Giants hosted the Dodgers, as the grand entrance to the on-field ceremony unveiling his plaque on the Wall of Fame. Madison Bumgarner once entered on horseback. Brandon Belt began this season by riding in on a boat. But in uniquely Pence fashion, the quirky and beloved two-time World Series champion rode his motorized scooter around the warning track, firing up the crowd, before smoothly dismounting and taking his seat at the center of the infield. Turns out, it was the same set of wheels presented to Pence in 2018. His wife, Alexis, he said, “held on to it for that moment.” “It’s still riding pretty good,” Pence said from the press box after the 40-minute pregame ceremony, which he said was less emotional than on Friday, when he reunited with his former teammates and coaches the first time. “I did cry...
    Getty Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy walks off the field after an NFL game. Randy Mueller, the 2000 NFL Executive of the Year, brings over 30 years of experience in the football business, including stints as the general manager of Seattle Seahawks, New Orleans Saints and Miami Dolphins. With Heavy, Mueller breaks down the NFL from a front office perspective. You can follow Randy on Twitter @RandyMueller_ We hit the ground running (literally if you’re a New York Giants fan) on our first weekend of real football NFL style. We learned more in one day than we learned in 5 weeks of preseason. Yes, it’s different when real bullets are flying.  The Cowboys Need to Make a Bold MoveWith the injury to Dak Prescott’s thumb on Sunday night, the Dallas Cowboys are now caught with two inexperienced backups in his replacement. It sounds coy to say “they know our system” and stay the course. But what matters most to me, as a former GM, is what does the locker room say? It’s the job of the front...
    Saquon Barkley wasn’t supposed to speak to the media until Thursday. But the NFC’s Offensive Player of the Week understood he was in high demand on Wednesday and obliged. “Any individual award is a team award,” Barkley said of being honored for his 194 yards in last weekend’s 21-20 Giants win at Tennessee. “The most important thing was getting the win. Now we’ve got to shift to Carolina.” Barkley leads the NFL in rushing yards (164) and yards from scrimmage (194) approaching Sunday’s home opener against the Panthers (0-1) at MetLife Stadium. He averaged 9.1 yards per carry, caught a team-high six passes for 30 yards, and added a 4-yard TD run and a game-winning two-point conversion. His 68-run in the early third quarter, with the Giants trailing 13-0, set the table for his touchdown and changed the game. He then made a couple of defenders miss with 1:06 remaining to convert a Daniel Jones shovel pass for two points to give the Giants their late one-point lead. His 164 rushing yards marked the third-highest total of his career in...
    This was a no-brainer. Saquon Barkley was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his dynamic opening weekend performance in a 21-20 Giants win over the Tennessee Titans in Nashville. Barkley rushed for 164 yards on 18 carries (9.1 yards per carry), caught a team-high six passes for 30 yards, and added a 4-yard TD run and a game-winning two-point conversion to his 194 yards from scrimmage. His 164 rushing yards and 194 yards from scrimmage both lead the league after the opening week of games. Barkley’s 68-run in the early third quarter, with the Giants trailing 13-0, set the table for his touchdown and changed the game. He then made a couple defenders miss with 1:06 remaining to convert a Daniel Jones shovel pass for two points to give the Giants their late one-point lead. The 164 rushing yards was the third-highest total of his career. Barkley ran for a career-high 189 yards on Dec. 22, 2019 and 170 yards on Dec. 9, 2018, both on the road at Washington’s FedEx Field. ()
    A BEHIND-the-scenes video clip has revealed GMA star Michael Strahan's real reaction to a recent New York Giants win. His caption on the Sunday football Instagram video has given the ultimate compliments to the team, saying in part: "that's how you battle!" 1Michael Strahan jumped from his seat during the New York Giants last-second win over the Tennessee Titans on SundayCredit: Fox Michael jumped out of his seat and ran in place out of excitement for the play during the video. After the Tennesee Titans missed a 47-yard field goal for the possible win Sunday, the New York Giants beat the team in the last seconds of the game. "My reaction says it all! Let’s go @nygiants!!! That’s how you battle and never give up!!!!! 1-0," he captioned the comment. One follower commented: "Thank heavens for behind-the-scenes cameras!!!" Read more on GMAGIANT EGO? GMA’s Michael insists he’s ‘a big deal’ after throwing shade at co-host RobinSKIN DEEP Michael Strahan shares major update on new work project The final score was 21-20. "I've been waiting a lot of years to get...
    Getty Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott suffered a significant injury in their season opening loss. Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott had a nightmare-level season opener. The 29-year-old suffered a right thumb injury that is expected to keep him out for several weeks, and his Cowboys were rocked by the Buccaneers 19-3. The news got worse for Prescott after the game, with Todd Archer of ESPN reporting that Prescott is expected to undergo surgery on the thumb and miss 6-8 weeks. Citing multiple sources, Archer also reported that Prescott will need to meet with a hand specialist. Prescott suffered the injury when his hand collided with that of Shaq Barrett on his follow through after releasing the ball, and his thumb was bent back. That recovery timeline would keep Prescott out well beyond the Eagles first meeting with the Cowboys, which comes in just over a month on October 16. The two rivals were expected to battle for the NFC East title coming into the year, and the rivalry had been heating up lately. The Cowboys backup quarterback is Cooper...
    During the New York Giants’ Week 1 game against the Tennessee Titans, head coach Brian Daboll was shown yelling at quarterback Daniel Jones after a turnover. This feeling that you are feeling, New York Giants fans, is called hope. For the first time in six years, the Giants opened up their season with a victory. The Giants defeated the Tennessee Titans 21-20 following a late touchdown in the fourth quarter, a made two-point conversion, and a missed game-winning field goal by Titans kicker Randy Bullock. But, it was far from an easy win for new head coach Brian Daboll. In the second half, the Giants had the chance to put points on the board after the Titans muffed a punt while down 20-13. Instead, New York ended up with zero points after quarterback Daniel Jones threw a bad interception to Tennessee safety Amani Hooker on a pass intended for running back Saquon Barkley. Titans INT! Amani Hooker jumps the route in the end zone ‼️ @amanihooker37 ????: #NYGvsTEN on FOX????: Stream on NFL+ https://t.co/z4k2UMB2UG pic.twitter.com/t5wIYAhvsW — NFL (@NFL) September 11,...
    1. TOUCHDOWNS, NOT FIELD GOALS The Giants were the NFL’s 31st-ranked scoring offense in both 2020 and 2021. They’ve been one of the league’s worst offenses in four of the last six seasons. And they scored 10 or fewer points in five of their final six games last season. Brian Daboll and Mike Kafka are here to make the offense competent and productive. They’ll use Saquon Barkley plenty to try and do that. The Titans lost Pro Bowl pass rusher Harold Landry to a torn ACL, but reigning Coach of the Year Mike Vrabel boasted last season’s sixth-ranked scoring defense. 2. STOP … RYAN TANNEHILL? It goes without saying that Don Martindale’s defense needs to slow, if not stop, human wrecking ball Titans running back Derrick Henry. Ryan Tannehill’s play-action off Henry’s runs, though, is what could bust big plays and break Big Blue’s defense. Top 2021 receiver A.J. Brown is now a Philadelphia Eagle, but Tennessee does have talent in wideouts Robert Woods, Treylon Burks, Nick Westbrook-Ikhine and Kyle Phillips, and tight end Austin Hooper. 3. COACH A...
    The San Francisco Giants are always looking for ways to find an edge on their arch-rivals, the Los Angeles Dodgers. Could a new face provide just such an edge in the years to come? During the just-completed series against the Dodgers at Chavez Ravine, San Francisco Giants rookie David Villar certainly left an impression on the Los Angeles faithful, going 6-for-8 with three home runs and five RBI. The eye-popping offensive production pushed the 25-year-old Villar to an OPS of 2.653 during the three-game set, etching his name in the MLB record books. David Villar of the @SFGiants finished the 3-game set at Dodger Stadium with a 2.653 OPS. Thats the highest OPS by any MLB rookie in a 3-game series in the modern era (minimum 8 AB). — Stats By STATS (@StatsBySTATS) September 8, 2022 David Villar of the San Francisco Giants is making his at-bats count against the Los Angeles Dodgers Making his MLB debut for the Giants on July 4, Villar has now faced the Dodgers in nine games this season, sporting a slash line of .333/.417/.810 (1.226...
    LOS ANGELES — Speculating last week about possible September call-ups, one name quickly came to mind for Giants manager Gabe Kapler. Speaking Monday before the Giants’ series-opening win here over the Dodgers about giving players “runway” to uncover their “treasure chest,” that same name dominated the conversation. It was 26-year-old infielder David Villar. “We want to see as much of David as possible,” Kapler said of the Giants’ September plans. It didn’t take long for Villar to show why, slugging one of the Giants’ five home runs Monday night in a 7-4 win over the Dodgers in a 2-for-2 performance at the plate. However, the homer was only Villar’s second in 72 at-bats between two call-ups with the Giants this season, after hitting one every 11 at-bats at Triple-A. “It was good to connect, whether it was a home run to left or right,” Villar said afterward. “Just knowing that I was on time and put a good swing on a pitch, it was a feeling I haven’t had in a while.” Plucked out of South Florida as one of...
    You would say that the Giants are about to start all over again, again, with both a general manager and a coach they imported to Jersey from western New York State. Only you can’t say that, because no one, especially not the new general manager and the new coach, have any idea if their quarterback for 2022, Daniel Jones, will be their quarterback in 2023. So start here with the conversation about the Giants, with a question that tells you everything about where they are and how far they have fallen since their last Super Bowl ten years ago: Who’s their best player? And then put another question on top of that one: When you turn on a Giants game, even if you grew up rooting for the Giants the way I did, who do you really want to watch play football? All this time after Dave Gettleman, who no longer works here, drafted Saquon Barkley with the second pick in the draft and then drafted Jones out of Duke the next year with the sixth pick in the draft,...
    Daniel Jones showed the Giants’ coaches impressive resilience and persistence this summer while installing Brian Daboll’s complicated new offense. “We talk about it all the time in our meeting room: ‘poise in the noise,’” quarterbacks coach Shea Tierney said recently. “And Daniel’s done a great job of that. Couldn’t be happier with where he’s progressing. He comes back after a bad play, talks about it, goes back in, doesn’t make the same mistake. That’s what we’re looking for.” Poise in the noise. That might as well be Jones’ mantra for how to face this season’s pressure and expectations, as well. The Giants’ stated goal for 2022 under new GM Joe Schoen is to give Jones a fair shot to prove he is a franchise quarterback in his fourth NFL season. But it’s no secret that Schoen declined to pick up Jones’ fifth-year option for 2023, which spoke volumes on where the organization stands. Next year’s draft class is full of QB talent after a down year in 2022, too. Ohio State’s C.J. Stroud, Alabama’s Bryce Young, Kentucky’s Will Levis, Florida’s...
    TOP of the league Arsenal visit Erik ten Hag's Manchester United this Sunday, looking to make it SIX wins from six to start the season. But the Red Devils themselves are on a three-game winning run of their own - after losing their first two of the campaign. 1A combined Man Utd and Arsenal XI Two of England's biggest club's have dropped down the pecking order in recent years, with it being over two years since either of them have won a trophy. United falling behind cross-town rivals Manchester City, while Chelsea have wrestled control of the capital from the Gunners. But the good feeling has returned to the Emirates in recent weeks, as proven by the thunderous atmosphere in Wednesday night's 2-1 win over Aston Villa. There are also signs that the tide is turning at Old Trafford following morale boosting wins against Liverpool, Southampton and Leicester. Read More In FootballTransfer news Moyes RAGE as West Ham 'goal' chalked off, Ronaldo trains for Arsenal clash In North London the £45million signing of Gabriel Jesus already looks a masterstroke. His...
    The Oracle Park lights malfunctioned Monday night, leaving the field dark and the Giants’ game with the Padres delayed for 40 minutes. I wish the lights would have remained off until October. This Giants season will only be remembered for the pain it inflicted on those who have watched it unfold. So while there is still a little more than a month left on the schedule, the lights going down in the city was the perfect cap to the Giants’ 2022. This season has been devoid of meaning for weeks and value for months. Let’s just call it over and pretend as if it never happened. The Giants’ organization, meanwhile, can’t forget so easily. It’s on ownership, baseball operations, and the team’s ever-expanding coaching staff needs to make sure a season like this never happens again. Related Articles San Francisco Giants | SF Giants’ player rep Austin Slater on minor-league unionization effort: ‘Great step in the right direction’ San Francisco Giants | Rodón roughed up by Padres as SF Giants’ playoff gap reaches season-high San Francisco...
    SAN FRANCISCO — Austin Slater, the Giants’ representative with the MLB Players Association, was enthusiastic Monday about this week’s potentially groundbreaking labor development, when the union began a push to include long overlooked minor-league players. “I think it’s a great step in the right direction,” said Slater, who was one of 30 player reps to vote in a Zoom meeting on Friday to support bringing in minor leaguers under the bargaining umbrella of the powerful MLBPA. With the support of the MLBPA, which has collectively bargained on behalf of major-league players since 1968, an email went out late Sunday night to all players on minor-league contracts that officially opened the unionization drive. If 30% of the estimated 5,000 to 6,500 minor leaguers in the U.S. sign authorization cards, that would permit the MLBPA to represent them and file the union authorization election request with the National Labor Relations Board. A majority vote in that election would create a separate bargaining unit for minor-league players within the MLBPA. If approved, it would mark a momentous win in the movement to improve...
    SAN FRANCISCO — Hosting the Padres on Monday to kick off a stretch of 17 games in 21 days against teams ahead of them in the National League playoff race, the Giants face their longest postseason odds of the season. Whether they are still among those teams fighting for a playoff berth the next time they face the Padres, with three games in San Diego to close the season, will be determined by how they fare over the pivotal stretch of upcoming contests, beginning Monday night. Entering play, San Francisco sat 7.5 games back of San Diego, tied for a season-high. The computers have given them the slimmest possible odds of erasing that deficit over their final 36 games. Played out 100 times, no projection system has them sneaking into the postseason in more than two scenarios: their most bullish odds, 1.7%, come from Baseball Prospectus, while FanGraphs pegged their chances at 0.7%, or not even one in every 100 simulations. In other words, they’re sitting in front of the short stack at the card table. “I don’t think our...
    Getty Davis Webb may be a lock to make the Giants final roster New York Giants quarterback Davis Webb put together a strong showing during the preseason. He also made a strong case to be on the final roster. During the preseason, Webb threw for 458 passing yards and three touchdowns on 81 passing attempts. He also managed to hold on to the ball, recording zero interceptions or fumbles. During the Giants’ final preseason game against the New York Jets, Webb was able to play nearly the final three quarters. Current QB2 Tyrod Taylor started the game but was sidelined at the end of the first quarter due to an injury. Taylor suffered a big hit, which eventually led to him being carted to the locker room. That was a HUGE hit on Tyrod Taylor by Clemens — Tyrod is down, that’s gotta hurt #NYG pic.twitter.com/alFZAIENO0 — Alex Wilson (@AlexWilsonESM) August 28, 2022 After the game, head coach Brian Daboll spoke to reporters regarding Taylor. According to Michael Eisen of Giants.com, Daboll stated, “He should be okay. I...
    The Jets and the Giants took two different approaches to Sunday’s preseason finale. Gang Green used Sunday’s game as a dress rehearsal after many starters didn’t play in the first two preseason games. The Giants rested a lot of their veterans, including quarterback Daniel Jones. After winning the Snoopy Bowl last season, the Jets extended their winning streak against the Giants as they came away with the 31-27 victory at MetLife Stadium Sunday afternoon. The Jets were looking for some momentum with the start of the regular season two weeks away. It was a mixed bag offensively for Joe Flacco and the Jets’ first-team offense. Flacco completed 7 of 12 passes for 76 yards and an interception. After not playing in the first two preseason games, Flacco and the Jets offense were able to move the ball but couldn’t find the end zone. Mike White came in for Flacco in the second quarter and completed 13 of 17 passes for 170 yards and two touchdowns. Things weren’t much better for Tyrod Taylor, who started for Jones. He completed 2 of...
    Welcome to dress rehearsal weekend in the NFL. Many teams around the league will play their starters during the first half of the final preseason game. That includes the Jets when they play the Giants on Sunday at 1 p.m. at MetLife Stadium. Unlike the previous two preseason games, the Jets starters will play most of the first half. “Anytime you’re on the field, you can benefit from it,” Jets linebacker C.J. Mosley said. “We’ve been ready since the first preseason game. “We are always going to listen to our coach and it is our job to be ready when our name and number is called. It is apparently called for this Sunday, so we will be ready.” Here are the four storylines to watch Sunday before Gang Green turns its attention to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 1. 1. HOW DOES FLACCO PERFORM? Like other veterans on the Jets roster, Flacco didn’t play in the first two preseason games. Now he will look for a standout performance before the start of the regular season. Although Jets coach Robert Saleh...
    The question of whether the Giants can still make the playoffs is taking a back seat to the possibility they won’t finish the 2022 season with a winning record. The Minnesota Twins came in having lost six straight games and were in the same precarious position regarding the postseason as the Giants. The Twins, however, broke out in a big way with a six-run inning against Alex Wood in the third inning en route to a 9-0 home win over the Giants. The Giants, at 61-63, have 38 games remaining with 23 coming against teams still in contention for playoff spots. The Twins, one of those teams, improved to 63-61. It was the Giants’ first game in Minnesota in 17 years and first-ever game at 13-year-old Target Field. Carlos Correa hit a two-run home run for the Twins against Wood in the first inning, his 14th of the season, with Gary Sanchez adding a two-run shot in the six-run third. Kyle Garlick hit a solo home run against Austin Wynns, a catcher who pitched the eighth inning. Wood (8-11) gave...
    Trailing the third and final wild card spot by 5 1/2 games, the Giants are barely on the playoff fringe. And there’s little if anything last year’s Killer B’s can do about it. Buster Posey is retired, Brandon Crawford is struggling through an off year and Brandon Belt is on the injured list. The Giants take a 61-62 record into Friday night’s road game against the Minnesota Twins, who are 62-61. Like the Giants, they’re on the outside looking in when it comes to the wild card race. The Giants are 18 games off last year’s pace through 123 games, when they were 79-44 and manager Gabe Kapler was that guy at the slot machine who unexplainably pulled winner after winner. When president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi talked with KNBR Tuesday following a 6-1 loss to the bottom-feeding Detroit Tigers, getting back into the race wasn’t even a topic of discussion with hosts Tom Tolbert and Adam Copeland. With 23 of their last 39 games coming against teams still in playoff contention and behind both the Padres and Milwaukee...
    Getty The Giants WR room may be in trouble The New York Giants headed into training camp with what looked to be a solid wide receiver room. As camp progressed, many players began to stand out. Rookie wide receiver Wan’Dale Robinson stole the show on the field. He was consistently making big plays. Second-year pass catcher Kadarius Toney looked to finally be healthy and was making his presence felt. Veteran wide receiver Kenny Golladay looked to finally be finding his footing with the Giants in year two. Darius Slayton, who many people have speculated could be traded prior to the start of the regular season, had also turned in several solid performances. And a trio of receivers in Alex Bachman, Collin Johnson, and David Sills were all steadily showing why they deserved to be on the team. Now with the start of the regular season just two weeks away, this wide receiver room looks like it could be in trouble. Injuries have begun to pile up, and several receivers have struggled to make their presence felt. ALL the...
    Not unlike the major league squad, the upper echelon of the Giants’ farm system has suffered from injuries and underperformance this season. Its shortcomings were spotlighted at the trade deadline, when the club didn’t have the pieces to make a competitive offer for Juan Soto. Peel back a layer, though, and there have been some breakout performances that should give fans reason for optimism. Two of those players, outfielders Vaun Brown and Grant McCray earned timely promotions on Thursday. To help break down five of the top performers (and a little more news, below), we talked to farm director Kyle Haines over the phone. Listed alphabetically (organizational ranks from Baseball America and MLB.com included in parentheses) RHP Mason Black: The Giants spent their first eight picks in the 2021 draft on pitchers; Black, their third selection, is looking like the early frontrunner to be the winning lottery ticket. Making his pro debut this season, Black, 22, overmatched Low-A hitters with his upper-90s fastball and needed only eight starts (1.57 ERA) to earn a promotion to High-A Eugene. He whiffed 10,...
    The Giants lost a starting-caliber receiver to injury the same day they got one back. Collin Johnson tore his right Achilles during Tuesday’s practice, the same afternoon that Sterling Shepard made his training camp debut. Johnson, 24, has been the standout of the Giants’ camp. He had earned regular first-team reps, and his 6-foot-6 frame had given the offense a high-functioning big receiver target with Kenny Golladay off to a slow start. “The guys who have been out there and are producing – guys like Collin Johnson and David Sills – they’ve stepped up and they’re right in the mix, not just to make the team but to play,” head coach Brian Daboll had said Monday. The Giants’ projected Week 1 starters at receiver seem to be Shepard, Golladay and second-round rookie Wan’Dale Robinson. Sills is pushing for a large role. Kadarius Toney continues to spend more time on one knee at practice than he does on two feet. His right hamstring appeared to be bothering him Tuesday during his only work in individuals. He has failed to fully practice...
    New York Giants rookie Kayvon Thibodeaux injured his right knee after a controversial cut-block by Cincinnati Bengals tight end Thaddeus Moss. The New York Giants suffered quite the scare during their Week 2 preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals. In the first half, rookie edge rusher and fifth-overall pick Kayvon Thibodeaux fell down to the turf clutching his right knee. He waved off the cart, walked over to the blue medical tent, and departed to the locker room while joking with teammates. The Giants quickly ruled Thibodeaux out for the remainder of the game with a knee injury. As for how the injury occurred, Thibodeaux was hit low in his right leg on a cut block by Bengals tight end Thaddeus Moss. You can take a look at the play at this link. Was the hit actually dirty?Was hit on Kayvon Thibodeaux by Thaddeus Moss a dirty play?The play is certainly up to interpretation, as you can tell by the differing opinions on social media. FanSided national NFL reporter Matt Verderame noted that while the hit looked dirty on initial...
    Giants quarterback Daniel Jones revealed on Thursday that he underwent a “non-football related procedure” on his neck “early in the winter.” Jones said the previously undisclosed surgery was “completely unrelated” to the “neck strain” that prematurely ended his 2021 NFL season after a Week 12 injury in Philadelphia. A small scar at the bottom of Jones’ neck, in a photo circulated on social media, prompted a question about whether he’d had surgery to correct last season’s injury. “No, I didn’t. I didn’t at all,” he said. “I had a non-football related procedure done on my neck. I saw there was some [speculation] about it [online]. But it was completely unrelated. I feel good. Neck’s great.” Jones added that the surgery happened “early in the winter” and reiterated that it was “unrelated” to last season’s injury. The press conference was cut off at that point, and he took no more questions on the topic. It’s unheard of nowadays for an NFL team to successfully keep a surgery to its starting quarterback under wraps. This story isn’t over, though. Understanding the exact...
    Getty Quincy Roche and Aaron Robinson named "breakout" candidates The New York Giants 2021 draft class could prove to be full of players that become building blocks for this franchise. This 2021 class is headlined by the Giant’s first two picks, wide receiver Kadarius Toney and edge rusher Azeez Ojulari. Toney played in 10 games throughout his rookie season. He recorded 39 receptions for 420 receiving yards. As the new season approaches, Toney looks to be a centerpiece in this new Giants offense. Azeez Ojulari also managed to make an impact on this Giants defense. The former Georgia edge rusher was expected to be a first-round pick. Before the draft, an unknown injury led to him drastically falling down draft boards. Eventually, the Giants selected him with the 50th overall pick. During his rookie season, Ojulari appeared in all 17 games, while earning 13 starts. He recorded 49 total tackles, eight tackles for loss, two defended passes and eight sacks. Toney and Ojulari weren’t the only players from this Giants draft class that could prove to be big...
    San Francisco Giants fans were certainly excited to see Brandon Crawford hit a walk-off home run on Tuesday night, but maybe not as excited as his kids were With two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning at Oracle Park on Tuesday night and the San Francisco Giants trailing 1-0, Brandon Crawford took an 0-1 pitch from Arizona Diamondbacks reliever Ian Kennedy deep over the center field wall to give the Giants a 2-1 victory. Held to five hits throughout the game’s first two innings, the Giants got the late rally started when Thairo Estrada knocked a two-out triple before Crawford stepped to the plate and delivered the game-winner, the second for the Giants in the last three games. [email protected] provided our second walkoff home run in the span of three days ????‍♂️ (#SFGiants x @peetscoffee) pic.twitter.com/GUxE69GgFu — SFGiants (@SFGiants) August 17, 2022 According to a tweet from Baseball-Reference, Crawford’s two-out, come-from-behind walk-off home run was the first long ball matching that criteria for the Giants since Pablo Sandoval on May 12, 2009, against Washington’s Joe Beimel. While Crawford’s home...
    In this article DE EL KSS CSCO TJX ADI TGT LOW HD WMT CNBC's Jim Cramer on Monday said that this week's economic data releases and retailer earnings reports will give important insights into the state of the American consumer and, in turn, inflation. "This week is a referendum on the consumer," he said. The "Mad Money" host said he's watching for the release of the Federal Reserve's July meeting notes on Wednesday, since that will shed more light on the central bank's plans for future interest rate increases. He also said he's watching for retail sales numbers this week to glean more information about whether inflation can continue to come down. "Only way inflation can keep coming down is to stop the endless buying," Cramer said. However, he said this week's earnings will reveal more about the state of the consumer than macroeconomic data. All earnings and revenue estimates are courtesy of FactSet. Tuesday: Walmart, Home Depot Walmart Q2 2023 earnings release at 7 a.m. ET; conference call at 8 a.m. ET Projected EPS: $1.62 Projected...
    SAN FRANCISCO —The Giants’ best, maybe last, chance at a postseason push is off to a good start. With a sweep of the Pirates, completed Sunday afternoon with a walk-off 8-7 win, the Giants did exactly what it will take over their final 48 games to close the gap for the final National League wild card spot. Thairo Estrada ended the back-and-forth marathon with a walk-off blast to left field, only made possible after Mike Yastrzemski legged out a potential double play ground ball the previous batter. Evan Longoria nearly played the goat, airmailing a throw to first base that allowed Pittsburgh to take a 7-6 lead in the top of the ninth, but ultimately played a critical role in the win, singling to lead off the bottom of the ninth. San Francisco still trails San Diego by 6.5 games, with the Brewers in between them, but has a chance to make up more ground over the next nine games, all of which come against opponents that share something in common with the team the Giants just easily dispatched: a...
    SAN FRANCISCO — On a night the Giants hosted dozens of players sporting World Series rings in a celebration of their 2012 title, it was their pitcher on the mound Saturday who provided the star power. In one of the best starts of his young career, Logan Webb dazzled for eight shutout innings to beat the Pirates 2-0. The win was the Giants’ second in a row, clinching at least two of three in this series with Pittsburgh, and their fifth in their past seven games, after dropping five of their previous seven. It also pulled them within 6.5 games of the Padres, who lost at Washington. Webb was aided by his defense — Joc Pederson’s catch at the left-field wall prevented extra-bases and ended the second inning, and Tommy La Stella started a slick 3-6-3 double play to finish the fourth — but also made a web gem of his own. The play ended with Webb laying bellydown on the infield dirt, smiling at Pirates second baseman Kevin Newman, whom he barely beat to first base for the final...
    SAN FRANCISCO — The Giants have already gotten three home runs out of one player they got in return for Darin Ruf. On Friday, they added to the roster a second player from the four-man package who they hope can inject some life into a struggling bullpen. Left-hander Thomas Szapucki, 26, took the place of right-hander Yunior Marte, who was optioned back to Triple-A after allowing four earned runs and five hits in Wednesday’s loss to the Padres. Szapucki, who was only recently converted from a starter, joins a bullpen that has the eighth-worst ERA in the majors this month and three of the 20 most-used relievers this season. He arrived to a locker only one station away from J.D. Davis, the other player who came back from the Mets for the Ruf (along with two pitching prospects). “Obviously we have a high level of awareness that this isn’t something he’s been doing very long,” manager Gabe Kapler said. “At the same time, he’s got an explosive fastball that really carries through the zone at the top if he can...
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Daniel Jones and the Giants offense’s two drives were characteristically up and down in Thursday night’s preseason opener against the New England Patriots. Jones drove the Giants 68 yards in 13 plays for a field goal on the game’s opening drive. Then he was under siege by the Patriots’ pass rush on his second and final drive, after starting left tackle Andrew Thomas and left guard Shane Lemieux (toe) came out. The plan was for Jones and the starters to play about a quarter, and that’s what they got. On the first drive, Jones completed 3-of-6 passes for 42 yards running Brian Daboll’s offense and converted a first down with his legs on a six-yard run, as well. He delivered a pair of 17-yard completions to Darius Slayton and Collin Johnson. The bubble screen to Slayton, with Kenny Golladay and big rookie right tackle Evan Neal out in front blocking, was a creative call by offensive coordinator Mike Kafka and good execution by the players. Saquon Barkley touched the ball five times in 12 offensive plays, highlighted...
    In this article 7974.T-JP 6758.T-JP MSFT A gamer plays on Sony's Playstation 5 console at his home in Seoul.Yelim Lee | AFP via Getty ImagesThe giants of the video game world saw their sales slide in the second quarter, as initial tailwinds from the Covid pandemic faded. In the three months ended June, Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo each posted disappointing results in their respective gaming businesses. The numbers reflect a broader contraction in consumer spending on video games. Americans spent $12.4 billion on games in the second quarter, according to market research firm NPD, down 13% year-on-year. Several factors are to blame, not least the relaxing of pandemic restrictions, with people eschewing home entertainment options in favor of outdoor activities. Ongoing shortages of semiconductor equipment haven't helped either. "The growth of the overall game market has recently decelerated as opportunities have increased for users to get out of [the] home as Covid-19 infections have subsided in key markets," Hiroki Totoki, Sony's chief financial officer, said on the company's earnings call last month.VIDEO4:1404:14Inside China's largest gaming conference, China JoyInternational Digital...
    Los Angeles Dodgers (71-33, first in the NL West) vs. San Francisco Giants (51-54, third in the NL West) San Francisco; Thursday, 3:45 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Dodgers: Clayton Kershaw (7-3, 2.66 ERA, .98 WHIP, 84 strikeouts); Giants: Jakob Junis (4-2, 2.78 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, 48 strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Dodgers -207, Giants +174; over/under is 8 runs BOTTOM LINE: The San Francisco Giants take on the Los Angeles Dodgers looking to stop their three-game home slide. San Francisco has a 29-26 record at home and a 51-54 record overall. The Giants have a 26-7 record in games when they hit two or more home runs. Los Angeles is 36-18 in road games and 71-33 overall. The Dodgers have the second-best team slugging percentage in the majors at .443. The teams meet Thursday for the 13th time this season. The Dodgers are ahead 9-3 in the season series. TOP PERFORMERS: Wilmer Flores has 20 doubles, 16 home runs and 56 RBI for the Giants. Joey Bart is 7-for-25 with two home runs and three RBI over the last 10...
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Tyrod Taylor signed with the New York Giants, knowing the only way he would start at quarterback would be if Daniel Jones played poorly or got hurt. It’s as simple as that for the well-traveled 32-year-old who is entering his 12th NFL season. Jones has been the Giants’ starter most of the past three seasons and he enters his fourth season and first under Brian Daboll as the No. 1 on the depth chart in training camp. “I came in here ready to compete and that’s what the nature of this game is,” Taylor said Wednesday. “There is only one quarterback that can play, and you have to be ready at any time when that opportunity presents itself. I’m working each and every day just trying to get better and ready for the opportunity that presents itself.” Since camp opened last week at the Giants’ facilities in the Meadowlands, Taylor has been working primarily with the second-team offense. Jones, the No. 6 overall pick in 2019, has worked with the ones. Like Jones, Taylor is...
    The Atlanta Braves tried and failed to trade for San Francisco Giants outfielder Joc Pederson at the deadline. It wasn’t meant to be. Pederson’s pearls weren’t meant to grace the Truist Field outfield in Braves colors once again — at least not this postseason. Despite facing a four-game deficit in the NL Wild Card standings, the Giants trade deadline approach did not reflect that of a seller. Pederson, as well as starting pitcher Carlos Rodon, remain in San Francisco. The Giants did not receive their desired return in an offer, and thus stood pat, in similar fashion to the Chicago Cubs with Willson Contreras and Ian Happ. Both Pederson and Rodon could be free agents after this year, and it’s tough to see them not testing the market. Pederson, specifically, was an NL All-Star. Why the Braves didn’t trade for Joc PedersonThe addition of Pederson would’ve been nice, but Atlanta went with a cheaper move instead, trading for Detroit Tigers outfielder Robbie Grossman. Grossman isn’t as talented or powerful as Pederson with the bat, but he gets on-base at a...
    Los Angeles Dodgers (70-33, first in the NL West) vs. San Francisco Giants (51-53, third in the NL West) San Francisco; Wednesday, 9:45 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Dodgers: Julio Urias (10-6, 2.71 ERA, .98 WHIP, 103 strikeouts); Giants: Alex Cobb (3-5, 4.06 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, 85 strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Dodgers -157, Giants +135; over/under is 7 1/2 runs BOTTOM LINE: The Los Angeles Dodgers will try to keep a three-game road win streak going when they face the San Francisco Giants. San Francisco is 51-53 overall and 29-25 in home games. The Giants are 26-7 in games when they hit two or more home runs. Los Angeles has a 35-18 record in road games and a 70-33 record overall. Dodgers pitchers have a collective 2.98 ERA, which leads the NL. Wednesday’s game is the 12th time these teams square off this season. The Dodgers hold an 8-3 advantage in the season series. TOP PERFORMERS: Freddie Freeman has 36 doubles, two triples, 15 home runs and 68 RBI for the Dodgers. Trea Turner is 14-for-42 with four doubles, two...
    While the Giants’ National League rivals made a bevy of moves to improve their playoff chances, San Francisco let the Major League Baseball trade deadline come and go without appreciably improving either their big league roster or their minor league system. If the Giants were trying to buy at the deadline, they did a terrible job. If they were selling at the deadline, they did a terrible job. But San Francisco did do something incredible Tuesday — they made deadline-day trades boring. It wasn’t boring elsewhere in the NL. Before the deadline, the Padres added a 23-year-old hitter that’s reasonably compared to Ted Williams and added the best first baseman, second baseman, and closer on the market, too. The Dodgers took a flyer on a 28-year-old two-time All-Star. The Cardinals bolstered their rotation with two new starting pitchers. The Braves and Mets improved their bullpens. The Phillies improved their rotation, bullpen, and defense, too. Meanwhile, the Giants did… nothing of consequence. Related Articles San Francisco Giants | Kurtenbach: The SF...
    ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI has said goodbye to Bayern Munich posing with the TWENTY-FOUR trophies he won at the club. The Polish striker is now a Barcelona player having made a £42.5million switch to the Catalan giants. 2Robert Lewandowski's post was captioned "together we created history". 2Robert Lewandowski has a £426million release clause at BarcelonaCredit: Getty Lewandowski was back in Munich this morning to say goodbye to the club. He posted a photo on his Instagram page of himself alongside the major titles he had won. During his eight seasons at Bayern he won eight league titles, three DFP Pokal trophies, five DFL-Supercups, one Champions League, one Super Cup and one Club World Cup. On an individual level he won the league's player of the year twice, top scorer six times, Europe's Golden Shoe twice and he was named Ballon d'Or Striker of the Year in 2021. READ MORE IN FOOTBALLTRANSFER NEWS Barcelona ANNOUNCE Kounde, Paqueta to choose Spurs over Arsenal Overall Lewandowski scored an incredible 344 goals in 375 matches at the Bavarian side. The 33-year-old forced a...
    Los Angeles Dodgers (69-33, first in the NL West) vs. San Francisco Giants (51-52, third in the NL West) San Francisco; Tuesday, 9:45 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Dodgers: Tyler Anderson (11-1, 2.61 ERA, .98 WHIP, 91 strikeouts); Giants: Alex Wood (7-8, 4.11 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 99 strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Dodgers -147, Giants +125; over/under is 8 runs BOTTOM LINE: The Los Angeles Dodgers meet the San Francisco Giants with a 1-0 series lead. San Francisco has a 29-24 record at home and a 51-52 record overall. The Giants have the eighth-ranked team slugging percentage in the NL at .393. Los Angeles is 69-33 overall and 34-18 on the road. The Dodgers have a 27-7 record in games when they hit two or more home runs. The teams square off Tuesday for the 11th time this season. The Dodgers are up 7-3 in the season series. TOP PERFORMERS: Mookie Betts has 19 doubles, a triple, 23 home runs and 52 RBI for the Dodgers. Trea Turner is 14-for-42 with four doubles and three home runs over the past 10...
    I don’t care if the San Francisco Giants buy or sell at Tuesday’s trade deadline. I just want them to do something, anything to change the paradigm of this team. The Giants’ record says they are mediocre and on the outside of the National League’s third Wild Card sport. I — and so many others, perhaps including yourself — have a more important proclamation about the Giants: They’re boring. I’d sure like that to stop being the case for the final two months of the season. Related Articles San Francisco Giants | In final start before deadline, Carlos Rodón shows his value to SF Giants — or any other club San Francisco Giants | SF Giants make trade to address shortstop depth without Crawford, Estrada San Francisco Giants | Giants offense channels Will Clark in win, but face dilemma at shortstop with Estrada injury San Francisco Giants | In scary moment, Giants’ Thairo Estrada hit in head with a pitch and leaves game San Francisco Giants | Emotional Will Clark has...
    Los Angeles Dodgers (68-33, first in the NL West) vs. San Francisco Giants (51-51, third in the NL West) San Francisco; Monday, 9:45 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Dodgers: Andrew Heaney (1-0, .47 ERA, .88 WHIP, 27 strikeouts); Giants: Logan Webb (9-4, 2.91 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 108 strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Dodgers -135, Giants +114; over/under is 7 1/2 runs BOTTOM LINE: The San Francisco Giants host the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday to start a four-game series. San Francisco is 51-51 overall and 29-23 in home games. The Giants have the eighth-best team on-base percentage in MLB play at .319. Los Angeles has a 68-33 record overall and a 33-18 record on the road. The Dodgers have the best team on-base percentage in the majors at .335. Monday’s game is the 10th meeting between these teams this season. The Dodgers have a 6-3 advantage in the season series. TOP PERFORMERS: Mike Yastrzemski has 20 doubles, a triple, nine home runs and 38 RBI while hitting .227 for the Giants. Thairo Estrada is 9-for-32 with a double over the last...
    Zach McKinstry had a feeling he soon would be on the move from the Los Angeles Dodgers. Conversations with Dodgers manager Dave Roberts and understanding how he fit in the organization’s plans prepared McKinstry for Saturday’s trade to the Chicago Cubs. He joined the team Sunday and was added to the roster after first baseman Alfonso Rivas was optioned to Triple-A Iowa. McKinstry already might be endearing himself to Chicago. He gave a shout-out in a social media post to deep-dish pizza and Lou Malnati’s. McKinstry grew up about three hours away in Fort Wayne, Ind., and made “a bunch” of trips to Chicago. He even received a direct message from Lou Malnati’s on Instagram. “Definitely know a lot of other pizza and a big fan of their pizza,” McKinstry said before Sunday night’s game against the San Francisco Giants. “In Phoenix where I live now, we go at least once a month to splurge a little bit.” Joining the Cubs presents a fresh opportunity for the 27-year-old infielder/outfielder and potentially more playing time, something that was limited on a...