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John Skelton seen quarterbacking the Arizona Cardinals during the 2012 season. (Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: More QB Shuffling For 49ers

The 49ers have reportedly signed backup quarterback John Skelton after cutting rookie QB B.J. Daniels.


Sandoval Exults

Vogelsong Helps Giants Beat Pirates 4-0

Ryan Vogelsong threw eight sharp innings for his first victory in three months, helping the San Francisco Giants beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0 on Sunday.


Garrett Jones, Gaby Sanchez

Pirates Seek More Success Against Struggling Giants

While Pittsburgh continues its attempt at securing the club’s first postseason appearance since 1992, the reigning World Series champion SF Giants have lost two straight and 22 of 31 at home.


Manager Bruce Bochy #15 of the San Francisco Giants. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Giants Try To Get Themselves Right As They Welcome Pirates

“We’re having a hard time with the bats here,” SF Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. “It’s got to get better with the pitching side and the hitting side.”


Dave Parker as an Oakland Athletic in 1989.  (Photo by Ronald C. Modra/ Getty Images)

Former A’s Slugger Dave Parker Coping With Parkinson’s Disease

Seven-time major-league All-Star Dave Parker is dealing with Parkinson’s disease. The 62-year-old Parker, who played with the Oakland A’s in 1988 and 1989, said he is able to get by without medication at this point and relies on a healthy diet and plenty of exercise.



Sports Verdict: Which Team Has A Better Shot At Making The Playoffs? Pirates Vs. Orioles

Both the Baltimore Orioles and the Pittsburgh Pirates are enjoying quality seasons midway through this year. With each team presenting a legitimate threat to make the playoffs in their respective leagues, the question is, which is most likely to achieve that goal?


Brandon Moss #37 of the Oakland Athletics touches home after hitting a two run home run in the fourth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the game on July 9, 2013 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. (Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

A’s Go For Sweep Of Pirates In Pittsburgh Wednesday

The surging Oakland Athletics have a chance to complete yet another sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates, but they’ll face a red-hot Francisco Liriano in the series finale at PNC Park on Wednesday night.


Bartolo Colon #40 of the Oakland Athletics pitches in the ninth inning against the Chicago White Sox at Coliseum on May 31, 2013 in Oakland, California. Colon pitched a complete game and the Athletics won 3-0. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Surprising All-Stars Take Mound In A’s, Pirates Matchup

Though Jeff Locke hasn’t received much attention from the national media, he figures to receive a bit more acclaim after making the NL All-Star team.


San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Jerry Rice (left) and quarterback Joe Montana look on during a game against the Washington Redskins at RFK Stadium in Washington, D. C. The 49ers won the game, 26-13. (Mike Powell /Allsport)

Daily Madden: Who’s On The 49ers’ Mt. Rushmore?

“It’s easy to say would you put Steve Young in there,” John said. But the picks are limited to four, and adding one means removing another. “I’d put Steve Young in there. I may put guys like Hugh McElhenney in there. I may put a guy like Joe Perry in there. I may put a guy like John Henry Johnson from that million dollar backfield (in there). I may throw a Y.A. Tittle in there. Those were guys that were really a big part of the 49ers also, although in a different era. They’re all in the Hall of Fame too.”


San Francisco Giants v Los Angeles Dodgers

Giants Turn To Cain In Hopes Of Salvaging Win Vs. Pittsburgh

After taking Tuesday’s opener 8-2 behind an impressive effort from prized pitching prospect Gerrit Cole, Pittsburgh’s bats led the way Wednesday in a 12-8 victory. Starling Marte, Jordy Mercer, Andrew McCutchen and Gaby Sanchez – the top four hitters in the batting order – went a combined 13 for 19 with eight runs.