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World Cup veiwership up in US

NEW YORK (AP) - Television viewership of the World Cup's opening game in the United States was up 8 percent over 2010, due to increased interest in ESPN's English-language telecast.

June 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Masters champion ousted

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - Masters champion Bubba Watson avoided major mistakes, putted well and seemed more comfortable in his second run through Pinehurst No. 2 at the U.S. Open.

June 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


SF in running for U.S. bid

An American bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics would come from Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Washington if the U.S. Olympic Committee decides to put a city in the running.

June 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NBA: Don Sterling hires investigators

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling's team of lawyers has hired four private investigation firms to dig up dirt on the NBA's former and current commissioners and its 29 other owners, said a person familiar with Sterling's legal strategy.

June 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Phelps shuts down A’s

OAKLAND (AP) - David Phelps pitched two-hit ball into the seventh inning and two relievers were perfect the rest of the way, leading the New York Yankees past the Oakland Athletics 7-0 on Friday night for their fourth straight victory.

June 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rockies rally past Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - D.J. LeMahieu hit a tiebreaking single in a five-run ninth inning, lifting the Colorado Rockies to a 7-4 win over the San Francisco Giants on Friday night.

June 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ex-Dodgers owner testifies in court

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former Dodgers owner Frank McCourt testified Friday in a lawsuit filed over a severe beating at Dodger Stadium that he wasn't personally involved in security matters at the venue but did suggest a fan code of conduct.

June 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Jeter revisits famous flip play of 2001

OAKLAND (AP) - Derek Jeter has never understood the fuss over his famous flip.

June 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


England vet puts slip behind him

MANAUS, Brazil (AP) - Many footballers would struggle to recover from a lapse that cost his team the league title. After a difficult few weeks, Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard's mind is clear of the anguish and ready to lead England at the World Cup.

June 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Dutch thrash Spain; three points for El Tri

SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) - The Netherlands thrashed Spain 5-1 Friday, toying with the defending champions in the second half and gaining a measure of revenge for its 2010 loss in the World Cup final.

June 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Details of state’s proposed $156M spending plan

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, all Democrats, have agreed on the main points of a state budget for the fiscal year that will start July 1. Not all budget figures were available Friday because the administration and legislative staff were still finalizing the details. Because the budget needs only a simple majority to pass the Legislature, support from minority Republicans is not required. The Assembly and Senate have scheduled floor sessions for 4 p.m. Sunday to begin voting on the budget.

June 13, 2014 | | State


California reports whooping-cough epidemic

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The number of whooping-cough cases in California is now at an epidemic level, state health officials said Friday.

June 13, 2014 | | State


San Francisco thrilled to be in Olympics hunt

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee says he is thrilled that his city is one of four U.S. cities still in the running to possibly host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games.

June 13, 2014 | | State


Janitor accused of recording women

ANAHEIM (AP) - Authorities say a janitor for a contract cleaning company has been arrested on suspicion of secretly recording women in a restroom at Anaheim City Hall.

June 13, 2014 | | State


Ethics expert hired after high school scandals

NEWPORT BEACH (AP) - The Newport-Mesa Unified School District has hired an ethics consultant to work at a high school where some students allegedly hacked into computers and others held a controversial "prom draft."

June 13, 2014 | | State


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Decisive Buff Cup wins for MHS, EU

Manteca's boys soccer team wasn't a kind wasn't a kind host to its first opponent in the 9th Annual Buffalo Cup on ...

December 03, 2016 | | High School Sports


Who’s got it better than us? Everybody! 49ers lose 10 in row

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have fallen to a new level of failure and futility, a laughingstock of the league.

December 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


A’s being phased out of revenue sharing, so ballpark urgency

OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics will be phased out of revenue sharing in the coming years as part of baseball's new labor deal, and ...

December 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Giants agree to 1-year deals with Adrianza, Gearrin

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants have agreed to one-year contracts with infielder Ehire Adrianza and right-hander Cory Gearrin to avoid salary arbitration.

December 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Al Horford scores 26 to lead Celtics over Kings

BOSTON (AP) - A runaway start for the Boston Celtics turned into a tight finish.

December 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Martin Jones stops 31 shots, Sharks beat Canadiens

SAN JOSE (AP) - Brent Burns and Joe Pavelski scored in the first period, Martin Jones stopped 31 shots and the San Jose Sharks extended their ...

December 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Washington beats Colorado for Pac-12 title

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Taylor Rapp returned one of his two interceptions for a touchdown and Myles Gaskin ran for 159 yards to help No. 4 ...

December 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Dustin Johnson, Hideki Matsuyama tied for lead

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) - Dustin Johnson wasn't even expecting to be in the Bahamas for the Hero World Challenge. He was tied for the lead ...

December 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Happy, healthy Stewart leaving NASCAR so he can race more

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Tony Stewart sat in a casino ballroom wearing a coat and tie he no doubt wanted to rip off and brushed off ...

December 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ross, Revere, Asche among 35 new free agents in baseball

NEW YORK (AP) - Tyson Ross, an All-Star pitcher for San Diego two years ago, was among 35 players who became free agents when their teams ...

December 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


F1 champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement

The Associated Press

December 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


LA 2024 releases $5.3 billion budget; no new stadiums needed

The Associated Press

December 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


For Bills LB Alexander, Raiders’ success no surprise

OAKLAND (AP) - Spending just a year around players like Derek Carr and Khalil Mack was enough for Bills linebacker Lorenzo Alexander to see that the ...

December 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Bears, 49ers seek positives in dismal season’s final stretch

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) - A winning record, a shot at the playoffs and just about all hope for something positive got squashed almost as soon ...

December 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


California state-worker union cancels Monday strike

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's largest public-employee union on Friday canceled a planned one-day strike, averting a potentially disruptive protest that would have kept up to ...

December 03, 2016 | | State


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