SAN FRANCISCO — Jean Machi and the San Francisco Giants ended their six-game losing streak in the most wacky way. They don't care how it happened, any break is welcome these days. A timely, heads-up glance by Machi helped San Francisco take advantage of a huge baserunning blunder by Pittsburgh, and the Giants tagged out of two runners who wandered away on the same play to beat the Pirates 7-5 Wednesday. San Francisco stopped a skid that matched its longest of the season, and avoided the club's first winless homestand of at least seven games in the 15-year history of AT&T Park. By Baseball Writer Janie McCauley. SENT: 750 words.
— ARLINGTON, Texas — BBA--Jeter-Presidential Farewell. SENT: 322 words.
— LOS ANGELES — BBN--Dodgers-Scully. By Beth Harris. SENT: 756 words.
— CHICAGO — BBN--Rockies-Cubs Marathon. By Jay Cohen. SENT: 594 words.
— CHICAGO — BBO--Red Sox-Cubs Trade. By Jay Cohen. SENT: 557 words.
— LOS ANGELES — BBN--Dodgers-Trade Deadline. By Beth Harris. SENT: 245 words.
— BALTIMORE — BBA--Orioles-Trade Deadline. By David Ginsburg. SENT: 357 words.
— PHOENIX — BBN--Diamondbacks-Chavez Retires. SENT: 335 words.
OXNARD, Calif. — Tyron Smith has a new contract that will probably make him the most important blocker for the next Dallas quarterback after Tony Romo. The Pro Bowl left tackle signed an eight-year, $98 million extension Wednesday that pushes the total value of his deal to $110 million over 10 years, locking him up through 2023. The extension includes a $10 million signing bonus and $40 million in guaranteed money. Smith joins Romo as the only Cowboys with contracts valued at more than $100 million. Smith was just 20 when the Cowboys took him ninth overall in 2011 out of Southern California. SENT: 641 words.
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Patrick Peterson is the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL. Just ask him. Not only did he tweet out the terms of his new contract — five years, $70 million, $48 million guaranteed — he referred to himself as the highest-paid at his position at least five times in the Arizona Cardinals news conference announcing the new deal on Wednesday — twice before he was ever asked a question. He's long maintained he's the league's best cornerback. Now he says has higher goals — the playoffs, a Super Bowl title, the Hall of Fame. And Peterson doesn't speak as if he's boasting, rather just a matter of the facts. By Bob Baum. SENT: 783 words.
— PHOENIX — FBN--Hall of Fame-Williams. By Bob Baum. SENT: 757 words.
— OXNARD, Calif. — FBN--Cowboys-Lawrence. By Schuyler Dixon. SENT: 341 words.
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— NAPA, Calif. — FBN--Raiders-Streater. By Michael Wagaman. SENT: 604 words.
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— PITTSFORD, N.Y. — FBN--Bills-Jackson. By Mark Ludwiczak. SENT: 467 words.
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— ANDERSON, Ind. — FBN--Colts-Trent's Time. By Michael Marot. SENT: 809 words.
— GREEN BAY, Wis. — FBN--Packers-Thompson. By Genaro C. Armas. SENT: 675 words.
— PITTSFORD, N.Y. — FBN--Bills-Bradham-Suspended. SENT: 511 words.
— SEOUL, South Korea — OLY--Pyeongchang 2018-President. By Hyung-Jin Kim. SENT: 368 words.
— RENO, Nev. — GLF--Barracuda Championship. By Scott Sonner. SENT: 598 words.
— CHARLOTTE, N.C. — CAR--NASCAR-Earnhardt-Crew Chief. By Jenna Fryer. SENT: 684 words.
— SANTA CLARA, Calif. — FBC--Stanford-Montgomery. By Antonio Gonzalez. SENT: 495 words.
— MONTGOMERY, Ala. — FBC--SEC-Quarterback Questions. By John Zenor. SENT: 720 words.
— TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — FBC--Winston-Pellet Gun. By Brendan Farrington. SENT: 266 words.
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— STANFORD, Calif. — TEN--Stanford. By Rick Eymer. SENT: 492 words.
— WASHINGTON — TEN--Washington. By Howard Fendrich. SENT: 555 words.
Thursday's Time Schedule
Chicago White Sox at Detroit, 1:08 p.m.
Colorado at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m.
St. Louis at San Diego, 3:40 p.m.
L.A. Angels at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m.
Philadelphia at Washington, 7:05 p.m.
Seattle at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m.
Cincinnati at Miami, 7:10 p.m.
Minnesota at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m.
Toronto at Houston, 8:10 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Arizona, 9:40 p.m.
Atlanta at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.
Atlanta at Tulsa, 8 p.m.
New York at Chicago, 8 p.m.
Phoenix at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Indiana at Seattle, 10 p.m.