NORTON, Mass. (AP) - On and off the golf course, Tiger Woods didn't look anything like the player who only four days ago dropped to knees with back pain.
NEW YORK (AP) - Bob and Mike Bryan came into last year's U.S. Open without a title in their previous four Grand Slam tournaments - an eternity by their standards.
THE 'O' GOES 'I': First-year head coach Steven Wichman is going back to his roots and to the roots of his father Rob, who heads the Lathrop's linemen. The Spartans lined up in the wishbone offensively in their first three seasons, but Wichman has them running out of the familiar I-back formation. He orchestrated the "I" as quarterback for then-head coach Steve Lopez at West (Tracy). Both Lopez and Rob Wichman played in the same offense for legendary Tracy High head coach Wayne Schneider. "We feel that it suits us best with the players we have," the younger Wichman ...
CHICAGO (AP) - With Landon Donovan back in the fold, the U.S. resumes World Cup qualifying next week with its deepest team yet.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants have paid nearly $545,000 in back wages and damages to 74 clubhouse and administrative employees for violations of minimum wage, overtime and record-keeping laws, federal officials said Thursday.
SAN JOSE\ (AP) - Commuters fed up with traffic-clogged streets have a new option to get around the San Francisco Bay region: pedal power.
PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) - Longtime major league umpire Frank Pulli, who used instant replay to make a call nearly a decade before video reviews were allowed, has died. He was 78.
DETROIT (AP) - Detroit Tigers superstar Miguel Cabrera left Thursday's game against the Oakland Athletics after hurting his abdomen while making an awkward slide trying to stretch a single into a double.
WOMAN STRUCK, KILLED BY CARS ON S. CAL FREEWAY: LOS ANGELES (AP) - A woman who jumped, fell or was pushed from a car on a Southern California freeway was killed when several other cars hit her Thursday morning, and investigators were treating her death as a homicide, police said.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Fewer California public schools met state and federal benchmarks that are used to evaluate how well schools educate youngsters, although high school students improved their performance on an exit exam required for graduation, according to results released Thursday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Traffic around the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge was sluggish on Thursday after the span was closed and work progressed on its new eastern stretch set to open early next week.
CHASING HUGHSON: With all-league running back Tanner Duron back in the fold, Ripon head coach Chris Johnson believes the Huskies are the team to beat in the Trans-Valley League. Duron rushed for 1,806 yards and totaled 24 touchdowns as Hughson went 6-5 and qualified for the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs in 2012. Hughson played Ripon tough in a 35-27 loss last fall.
YUBA CITY (AP) - The veteran district attorney in a largely rural Northern California county is caught in a story fit for the tabloids, with the 65-year-old grandfather and former Rotary Club president being investigated in a fire that gutted the home of a former escort with whom he had an affair.
RIVERSIDE (AP) - A high school football player has died after collapsing on the field during a game.
FOREIGN FLAVOR: Assyrian exchange student Bashar Shammas may prove to be a difference maker at receiver this fall. Shammas arrived on campus a bona fide basketball talent, but the 5-foot-11, 170-pound senior has dazzled the football staff with his athleticism.
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - With more than 42,000 fans cheering against them, the Tokyo players found themselves down eight runs in the first inning ...
NEW WORK (AP) Maria Sharapova pulled out of the U.S. Open for the second time in three years Sunday, withdrawing on the eve of ...
STOCKTON (AP) - Darren Arbet walked through a cloud of confetti at Stockton Arena and pointed with both hands toward 89-year-old mother Clinso in the stands.
10 years ago: September 1, 2005 – Angelica Gonzalez made her debut on the singles ladder of the East Union High tennis team with three victories ...
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) - They were waiting for their horse, ready to take pictures with cellphones and ready to feed him snacks.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - The pitch is for charity, but the call could favor California's professional sports teams.
PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Kris Tamulis counted down from 29 to 1 during her final-day trek at the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic.
DENVER (AP) - Sure, Peyton Manning said, he'd like to have played more this summer - and better.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks will not practice this coming week with the San Francisco 49ers, who sent him away from the team ...
EDISON, N.J. (AP) - The toughest challenge Jason Day faced Sunday at The Barclays was convincing his peers that golf really isn't this easy.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Marlon Byrd said there was only one way he could have enjoyed his birthday more.
PHOENIX (AP) - Marcus Semien's two-run single with the bases loaded and two outs in the 11th inning sent the Oakland Athletics to a 7-4 ...
OAKLAND (AP) - Even though Carson Palmer spent much of the first half on his back and running from the Oakland defense, Arizona coach Bruce Arians ...
By DALE BOSOWSKI
Some of the biggest development to come in the City of Ripon will be that of the northeast area near the Mistlin Sports Park.