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BUMP IN EXPECTATIONS

Manteca volleyball coach Kevin Bolding hopes good numbers from the summer coupled with a core group of returners will give his team the depth they sorely needed last season. "We had a lot of girl...

August 17, 2017 | Dave Campbell | High School Sports

Sean Smith faces assault charge

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Oakland Raiders cornerback Sean Smith has been charged with beating his sister's boyfriend last month, Los Angeles prosecutors said Thursday. The 30-year-old Smith is scheduled ...

August 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports

Cutler debuts in Dolphins defeat

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - Jay Cutler ran onto the field with the Miami Dolphins for the first time, and the fans greeted their new quarterback with a loud ovation. They didn't have much else to c...

August 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports

What’s in a smaller glove? More hype for the fight

LAS VEGAS (AP) - It's only 2 ounces of foam, 4 if you count both hands. Still, it was enough to make Conor McGregor quite happy. Floyd Mayweather Jr., too, because it likely means more sales for w...

August 17, 2017 | TIM DAHLBERG | Sports Columns

Nationals owner Mark Lerner had cancer, leg amputated

WASHINGTON (AP) - Washington Nationals owner Mark Lerner said Thursday night in a letter to a Washington Post columnist that he had cancer and had his left leg amputated. In the letter to columnis...

August 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports

Manfred working on pace of play

CHICAGO (AP) - Major League Baseball is having conversations with the players' association over possible rule changes designed to speed the pace of play, and Commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday ...

August 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports

Broncos, 49ers QBs capitalizing on opportunity to start

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Paxton Lynch now gets his chance to seize the starting quarterback job for the Denver Broncos. Lynch has gotten the bulk of the work with the first-team offense this week and wi...

August 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports

Shopping around for new bass boat

I've got to confess that I've secretly been shopping around for bass boats. There's really only one brand that I would purchase. The problem I'm having is coming to terms with the price of a new ...

August 17, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns

Samardzija strikes out 6 as Giants beat Phillies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hunter Pence had to holler at Denard Span mere inches ahead of him on the bases to run harder because otherwise he would get passed by his fellow outfielder on the way to home ...

August 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports

Rookie LB Foster limited by injury to right shoulder

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers rookie linebacker Reuben Foster has a mild AC joint sprain in his surgically repaired right shoulder. Foster was held out of contact during practice Thursday...

August 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports

Raiders working on long to-do list for LV stadium

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Oakland Raiders and the public entity that oversees the team's proposed stadium in Las Vegas sought to to forge ahead Thursday on a long list of crucial pending issues that nee...

August 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports

Marshawn Lynch avoids questions about anthem

NAPA (AP) - Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch spoke to reporters Thursday for the first time in training camp and avoided questions regarding his decision to sit during the national anthe...

August 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports

Pete Morales

Pete Morales, longtime Manteca resident and barber, passed away on August 12, 2017. He was born December 30, 1930 in Denver, Colorado. He proudly served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the K...

August 17, 2017 | | OBITS

Time is long overdue to take back Manteca

If you go by Lincoln Park around 9 o'clock in the evening, there will sometimes be a small gathering under the picnic shelter. There are usually three or four people.They will have a fire in the BB...

August 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns

Chestnut going whole hog

Joey Chestnut - a San Jose man who makes a pig of himself for a living - is competing in the World Bacon Eating Championship taking place during the second annual Dell'Osso Family Farm Baconfest ne...

August 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS

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