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Buster Posey

In this 2008 photo former Stanford quarterback Trent Edwards suffers a concussion while playing for the Buffalo Bills. (Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

KCBS Sports Fans: Pro Sports Paying The Price For Legacy Of Violence

It’s a real quandary for the NFL, which has marketed its brand of sanctioned mayhem for many a year. Now, the league is trying to ease away from the madness a bit, imposing heavier fines on players who deliver blows to the head. The unintended consequence may be more injuries to the knees of players as tacklers aim lower.

11/13/2013

Brandon Belt #9 of the San Francisco Giants hits an RBI double against the Colorado Rockies during the eighth inning at AT&T Park on September 9, 2013 in San Francisco. (Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Giants Win On Belt’s Walk-Off Hit In 10th

Brandon Belt’s RBI single with one out in the bottom of the 10th inning gave the San Francisco Giants a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Monday night, their second straight walk-off win.

09/09/2013

Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants pitches during the second inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on September 3, 2013 in San Diego. (Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Giants Strand 10 Runners In Loss To Padres

Chris Denorfia hit a go-ahead RBI single in the seventh inning to lift the San Diego Padres to a 3-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night.

09/03/2013

National League All-Star Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants walks back to the dugout after striking out during the 84th MLB All-Star Game on July 16, 2013 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Elsa/Getty Images)

Posey Likely Gets Night Off As Rockies Resume Set With Giants

Colorado may get to avoid Buster Posey, who has reached base in 49 straight games overall against Colorado. SF Giants manager Bruce Bochy said he would “probably” give Posey the game off Tuesday evening.

08/27/2013

Barry Zito #75 of the San Francisco Giants delivers a pitch against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning of a game against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on August 26, 2013 in Denver. (Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Zito Stays Winless On The Road, Giants Lose To Rockies

Barry Zito allowed five runs and nine hits and struck out one in four innings in his second start since being put back into the rotation. He is 0-8 with a 9.61 ERA on the road this season.

08/26/2013

Matt Cain of the San Francisco Giants.

Cain Goes Down As Giants Fall To Pirates 10-5

Giants right-hander Matt Cain departed in the fourth inning of San Francisco’s 10-5 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday night after getting hit on his pitching arm by a line drive from Gaby Sanchez. X-rays on Cain’s bruised forearm were negative.

08/22/2013

Manager Bruce Bochy #15 of the San Francisco Giants takes the ball from pitcher Madison Bumgarner #40 taking him out of the game in the eighth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at AT&T Park on August 7, 2013 in San Francisco. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Bumgarner Struggles In 8th, Giants Lose To Brewers

Madison Bumgarner (11-7) took a shutout into the eighth inning, but lost. He gave up four runs — three earned — on five hits in seven-plus innings. He walked three and struck out four.

08/07/2013

Pablo Sandoval #48 of the San Francisco Giants is congratulated by Jeff Francoeur #23 after Sandoval scored on an RBI single from Hunter Pence #8 in the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds at AT&T Park on July 23, 2013 in San Francisco. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Bochy Wins 1,500th As Manager, Giants Beat Reds In Nightcap

Pablo Sandoval hit a two-run double to help Bruce Bochy earn his 1,500th win as a manager, and the San Francisco Giants split a straight doubleheader with the Cincinnati Reds with a 5-3 victory in the nightcap Tuesday.

07/23/2013

Kensuke Tanaka #37 of the San Francisco Giants dives to catch a ball hit by Paul Goldschmidt #44 of the Arizona Diamondbacks in the fourth inning at AT&T Park on July 19, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Pitching, Defense Key 2-0 Giants Win Over 1st Place Arizona

Chad Gaudin struck out eight in seven scoreless innings to build on his impressive monthlong stretch, All-Star Buster Posey hit an RBI double, and the San Francisco Giants beat the first-place Arizona Diamondbacks 2-0 on Friday night.

07/19/2013

American League All-Star pitcher Grant Balfour walks off the mound during the 84th MLB All-Star Game on July 16, 2013 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

A’s Balfour Helps Shut Out National League In All-Star Game

The AL’s 3-0 victory at Citi Field on Tuesday night was an arms showcase. It was just the third shutout for the AL, following 1946 at Boston’s Fenway Park and 1990 at Chicago’s Wrigley Field.

07/16/2013

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