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Sports Minute: Here is the latest California sports news from The Associated Press

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 4-1 this afternoon for their third straight win. Yusmeiro Petit (yoos-MEHR'-oh peh-TEE') set a major league record when he retired his 46th batter in a row. Petit got the first eight Colorado hitters, and established the mark by striking out Charlie Culberson. The sellout crowd at AT&T Park gave Petit a standing ovation before his streak ended when the next batter, Rockies pitcher Jordan Lyles, doubled to left field.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - University of Southern California football coach Steve Sarkisian says he shares blame with the athletic department for publicizing cornerback Josh Shaw's bogus story about injuring his ankles while saving his nephew from drowning. Sarkisian also says that Shaw could "potentially" return from suspension at some point this season.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Running back Anthony Brown has quit Southern California's football team. Coach Steve Sarkisian was stunned by Brown's apparent accusations of racism against him on social media. The post was later deleted. Sarkisian calls the apparent accusation "ridiculous." Several players immediately jumped on social media to defend the first-year USC coach.

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) -- Will Power could finally win his first championship this weekend at the IndyCar finale at Fontana. Power has started the final race of the year in first place three times since 2010. He can clinch the crown by finishing sixth or better. He has a 51-point lead over Penske teammate Helio Castroneves (EHL'-ee-oh kas-troh-NEH'-vehz).

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