"I think you should check out the APEX program," my high school counselor, Mrs. Workman, suggested.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Just a week into training camp, Colin Kaepernick can already feel the difference between where the San Francisco 49ers' offense is now versus this time a year ago.
OAKLAND (AP) - Bartolo Colon fell behind in the count, his velocity dropped and he hardly received the kind of run support the right-hander has become accustomed to in a sensational comeback season.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma City Thunder has named two new assistant coaches to its bench, a move that unites two local products.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - When Chad Gaudin gets a hit, the rest of the San Francisco Giants have to join along.
NAPA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders probably should wear name tags in the defensive huddle in training camp.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - A raucous crowd packed into one of Major League Soccer's glitzy new stadiums to watch a team comprised of its best players in an exhibition game on a picturesque late-summer night.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Missy Franklin climbed to the top of the podium to collect a prize she really wanted.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Major League Soccer plans to add four expansion teams by the 2020 season.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) - In the dark, head-to-head, 11 shots clear of the pack, from rooftops and in every other conceivable way, Tiger Woods has dominated at Firestone Country Club.
NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL Pro Bowl rosters for next year will be selected in a draft by team captains, with Deion Sanders and Jerry Rice assisting as alumni captains.
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NEW YORK (AP) - Major League Baseball is threatening to kick Alex Rodriguez out of the game for life unless the New York Yankees star agrees not to fight a lengthy suspension for his role in the sport's latest drug scandal, according to a person familiar with the discussions.
OAKLAND (AP) - About 14 hours after he learned he'd been traded by the Angels while playing in Texas, infielder Alberto Callaspo joined his new Oakland team confident he can still play his old second base position.
Frances Lee Rita "Fran," 81, entered into rest Saturday July 4, 2015 in Manteca. She was born on September 1, 1933 in Oakland, California.
Joshua Bray, 22, entered into rest on July 2, 2015 in Manteca, Ca. He was born on [ ]May 25, 1993 in Hayward, Ca. He is preceded in death by his grandmother, Sandra Bray, uncle's Joshua Bray and Tim Dean.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Megan Rapinoe strolled around taking selfies, occasionally sipping bubbly with her teammates and trying to balance the Women's World Cup championship trophy on her head.
NEW YORK (AP) - Less than three months after making his major league debut, Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant is an All-Star, one of two rookies selected along with Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jonathon Niese pitched eight sharp innings for his first win in nearly two months, and the New York Mets beat the San Francisco Giants 3-0 Monday night to hand the slumping World Series champions their seventh straight defeat.
LONDON (AP) - Decades ago, when the Williams sisters were kids in California, taking tennis lessons from Dad on a municipal court and imagining playing at Grand Slam tournaments one day, it was Venus - older, taller, stronger - who usually beat Serena.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Jeanette Balmut has been selected to participate in the Year of You, a fitness challenge hosted by The Manteca Bulletin, CalFit Manteca and CORE Athletic Performance. Balmut is keeping a weekly journal, highlighting the strides and struggles of her fitness journey.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Riding bumper-to-bumper at nearly 200 mph, Austin Dillon was smack in the middle of a pack of cars headed to the checkered flag when he was suddenly sent on the ride of his life.
FRISCO, Texas (AP) - Michael Bradley's 100th appearance for U.S. national team will be in Tuesday night's CONCACAF Gold Cup opener against Honduras, captaining the defending champion.
HUY, Belgium (AP) - British rider Chris Froome took the Tour de France leader's yellow jersey after finishing second behind Spanish veteran Joacquim Rodriguez in Monday's crash-marred third stage, as a second straight day of chaos caused around 20 riders to fall and several to quit.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - For a few moments over the past month, the Women's World Cup seemed to push aside the FIFA scandal that is simmering a half planet away.
LONDON (AP) - Rory McIlroy was on crutches Monday with an ankle injury from playing soccer, leaving in doubt the prospects of golf's No. 1 player defending his British Open title next week at St. Andrews.
NEW YORK (AP) - The United States' win over Japan in the Women's World Cup final was the most viewed soccer game in the history of American television.
LONDON (AP) - While most eyes were on the Williams sisters, CoCo Vandeweghe and Madison Keys quietly showed there are more American players to pay attention to at Wimbledon.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The game between the Tampa Bay Rays and Royals scheduled for Monday night was postponed about an hour before the first pitch as tornado sirens blared across the Kansas City metro area.