1. The Kid Debuts: Madison Bumgarner Makes Solid First Start in a Giants Uniform

    Not many top prospects make their debuts in the majors at age 20. Even fewer players make their debuts six weeks after turning 20 and know they're entering a playoff race...

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  2. San Francisco Giants Head Home Searching for Answers on Offense...Again

    This song seems to be stuck on a loop, doesn't it? Yes, we knew the San Francisco Giants would have it tough with the sticks for the better part of the season, and we haven’t been proven wrong yet...

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  3. Kevin Riley's Continued Development is Key for California's Pac-10 Title Hopes

    A year ago, we didn't really know what Kevin Riley we were going to get. We all knew the kid has serious talent as a quarterback, we but we only saw it in glimpses...

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  4. Giants August Prospect Report: Buster Posey Gets the Call to the Bigs

    With September comes the traditional roster expansion to 40. For some teams it is the chance to give the manager some extra bodies and for others it is the chance to give top prospects a quick taste of the majors before the various offseason leagues begin

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  5. Juventus' Fabio Grosso Signing Is a Strong Move for Team Weak on Defense

    Coming into the season, many people felt that the one thing that would hold Juventus back from seriously challenging Inter for the Scudetto would be the performance of the defense. Through two games, there hasn't been much to complain about...

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  6. Juventus-AS Roma: Diego Shines Again As Juve Beat Roma 3-1 at The Olimpico

    In the Serie A opener, Diego was the one setting up the game's lone goal. In Serie A's second week, Juventus' new magician was the one scoring the goals...

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  7. Return of Zicaso: Barry Zito Deserves To Be the NL Pitcher of the Month

    The last time they were chanting "Barry! Barry!" at AT&T Park, it wasn't because Barry Zito was lighting it up and dealing a complete gem in a San Francisco Giants uniform...

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  8. Serie A Preview: Juventus Face Early Test Against Roma in the Capital

    It's only the second week of the Serie A season, but that doesn't mean that there aren't any exciting match-ups to be had the coming weekend...

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  9. Juventus Set To Face Interesting Opposition After Champions League Draw

    It may not be the same glamour group as last season, but Juventus haven't been dealt the easiest deck of cards going into this year's UEFA Champions League group stage...

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  10. First the Wall, Then the Hall: Jeff Kent Was One of the Best Giants Ever

    It's never easy to trade a fan favorite during your time as a team's general manager, let alone trade one of the most-beloved players on the roster within your first few months on the job...

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  11. Juventus-Chievo: Diego Shines As Bianconeri Win 1-0 In Serie A Opener

    With Inter Milan stumbling out of the blocks and drawing 1-1 against Bari, Juventus manager Ciro Ferrara knew that he couldn't let a golden chance to get ahead of his closest rival slip away...

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  12. Unlucky No. 13: Tim Lincecum, Matt Cain, and the Elusive Baker's Dozen

    Rarely have we had negative things to write about the two-headed monster atop the San Francisco Giants' rotation. The two fireballing righties are two of the main reasons as to why the Giants are where they are in the standings...

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  13. Special Ed: Jose Mourinho's Paper War With Marcello Lippi Makes No Sense

    All Marcello Lippi was doing was answering a question prior to the Trofeo Berlusconi of who he thought would capture the Scudetto at the end of the 2009-10 campaign...

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  14. Same Ole Song and Dance: Barry Zito Twirls Another Gem but Doesn't Win

    Remember the last time your favorite band's newest album was released, and all it did was get stuck on one song due to some unforeseen reason? That's the San Francisco Giants offense when Barry Zito takes the hill every fifth day...

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  15. Juventus 2009-10 Season Preview: Can the Old Lady Make a Scudetto Run?

    It's not often that teams in their third year back from Italy's second division have title aspirations. Most clubs who get promoted are fighting to not get relegated the next few terms instead of splashing cash for big-name signings...

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  16. Giants Leave It Late, Sign First Round Pick Zack Wheeler For $3.3 Million

    After the San Francisco Giants selected right-hander Zack Wheeler with the No.6 overall pick in the 2009 Major League First-Year Player Draft, he told the MLB Network that all he wanted to do was go out there and play some ball...

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  17. Déjà Vu All Over Again: San Francisco Giants Can't Kick The Road Funk

    The San Francisco Giants' lack success away from the friendly confines of AT&T Park has been well chronicled as the games go and the team keeps on putting out clunker after clunker during a time they need wins the most...

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  18. Fate of the Franchise: 2010 Is the Year Buster Posey Hits San Francisco

    "I don't think there's any question (Posey) is their best offensive option at catcher. Maybe you let Molina caddy for him defensively, but I'd get Posey up there in San Francisco...

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  19. As San Francisco Hits the Road, Time Has Come for Vets To Take Over the Wheel

    As the 2009 San Francisco Giants season has gone on, we’ve seen the three-biggest producers on the team also happen to be the three-youngest players the team has...

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  20. Eugenio Velez Keeps Hitting: Say Hello To San Francisco's Newest Weapon

    When Eugenio Velez received a promotion back to the big leagues two weeks ago, the San Francisco Giants' lack of offense wasn't the only reason why people were scratching their heads around AT&T Park...

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  21. Producing When It Matters: Barry Zito's Second Half Keeps Getting Better

    Historically, Barry Zito has never done well in the first half of any season. That’s been proven to be 100 percent the truth and nothing but the truth even before he put on the San Francisco Giants uniform in 2007...

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  22. Fate of the Franchise: Giants Pitchers Are Dialed In, Just Awaiting 2010 Call-Up

    When looking into the minor leagues to find bullpen help during the course of a season, major league teams not only have to be up to date the scouting department, but also a little bit lucky...

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  23. Alberto Aquilani Off to Liverpool: Roma's Golden Boy Never Met the Hype

    As the 2002-03 Serie A campaign came to a close, the Roma faithful got the chance to watch another born-and-bred youngster make his debut in the shirt he grew up watching...

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  24. Joe Martinez Returns to the Giants: More Than Just a Win in the Boxscore

    Before his first career start in the major leagues on Wednesday, the last time we had seen San Francisco Giants pitcher Joe Martinez was when he got hit in the head by a Mike Cameron line drive in the third game of the season...

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  25. Shaky At the Back: Juventus' Defensive Shortfalls Haven't Been Addressed

    He hasn't been incredibly active, but when Juventus Sporting Director Alessio Secco has decided to sign a big-time player, he hasn't gone away from spending big this summer to improve his side's attempt to end Inter Milan's time as reigning champions...

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