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Dodgers' Yasiel Puig vows to focus on baseball despite reports of threats

SAN FRANCISCO - Yasiel Puig believes he has the support from his Los Angeles Dodgers teammates and the club to help him keep his focus on baseball...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-04-17/dodgers-yasiel-puig-vows
Christian Jones takes step forward in no-hit effort for Augusta GreenJackets

...before elbow surgery cut into his development. He returned in 2013 as a reliever for the Ducks and was drafted by the San Francisco Giants as a sleeper in the 18th round.The Giants are working Jones back slowly with shorter outings in the GreenJackets...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-04-15/christian-jones-takes-st
High jet fuel prices have protected existing airlines from startups, prevented fare wars

...Baker says.Virgin America was the last major new U.S. carrier. But since it started flying in August 2007, the San Francisco-based airline has lost hundreds of millions of dollars. It didn't post its first annual profit until last year...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-16/high-jet-fuel-prices-have-
Cole Stoudt named Clemson quarterback

...49ERS: Have signed wide receiver Brandon Lloyd to a one-year contract.The 49ers announced the deal Tuesday.San Francisco selected Lloyd in the fourth round of the 2003 draft. He was a member of the 49ers from 2003-05.He caught 105...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-04-15/cole-stoudt-named-clemson
GreenJackets release 2014 roster

The San Francisco Giants released their Augusta GreenJackets roster Sunday, headlined...right-hander Keury Mella. Mella is the highest-ranked GreenJacket on San Francisco's Baseball Prospectus top 10 at seventh, and Baseball America ranks...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/david-lee/2014-03-30/greenjackets
Once-soaring tech stocks sink in sobering comedown

SAN FRANCISCO - The stock market's laws of gravity are ravaging its highest fliers...Twitter boasted a market value of roughly $50 billion, even though the San Francisco company has never turned a profit in its eight-year history. The stock...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-11/once-soaring-tech-stocks-s
Despite innovations, Windows Phone 8 has gaps

...consider. More features are coming through an update that Microsoft is expected to showcase at its Build conference in San Francisco.By no means is Windows Phone 8 perfect. Despite the "8" in the name, it is a second-generation system with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-12/despite-innovations-window
Inmates get Obamacare

...non-elderly low-income adults." That means many criminals who are in or leaving prison and jail will be eligible. San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi has said he wants to make sure no offender leaves his jail without it.Not surprisingly, NBC...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-04-15/inmates-get-obamacare
Bonsai is art, philosophy in form of a tree

...collections on public display outside Japan ? it all started with a bonsai he purchased as a young man at a street fair in San Francisco."Pretty quickly ... I knew it would be a lifelong path," he said.Bonsai is horticulture, art, philosophy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-04-10/bonsai-art-philosophy-form-tree
Expanded replay might make baseball more civil

...umpire-initiated reviews such as the one requested by Francona."I think some of the longer heated arguments are gone," San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "You'll just challenge now."There were 85 total managerial ejections in 2013...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-04-11/expanded-replay-might-ma