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

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(AP) - The top two teams in the National League West start a weekend series tonight as the Giants play host to the Dodgers. In the standings the Giants hold a 1 ½ -game lead over the rival Dodgers. The Giants enter the game having won seven of their last 10 while the Dodgers are 5-5. Two of the top teams in the AL continue their series in Anaheim tonight as the Angels entertain the Tigers.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants have purchased the contract of second baseman Dan Uggla from Triple A-Fresno and put him in the starting lineup for the opener of a three-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Giants placed second baseman Marco Scutaro and infielder Ehire Adrianza on the 15-day disabled list before tonight's game.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Athletics have acquired minor league right-hander Deck McGuire from the Toronto Blue Jays for cash. The A's say McGuire will be optioned to Triple-A Sacramento. The 25-year-old McGuire is 6-9 with a 4.21 ERA in 20 starts for Triple-A Buffalo and Double-A New Hampshire.

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Four European teams intending to challenge for the America's Cup have released a statement supporting the event following the withdrawal of an Australian syndicate that was serving as Challenger of Record. Conspicuous by its absence was Team New Zealand, which has said it intends to enter the next America's Cup.

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