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Speeds top 200 mph at Daytona test session

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - NASCAR is making gains toward breaking up the two-car tandem racing that has taken over at Daytona and Talladega, but the fix sent speeds soaring over 200 mph Friday in a test session.

January 13, 2012 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Pro Sports


Every makes late birdies and takes Sony Open lead

HONOLULU (AP) - Matt Every, finally making news for his golf, made the game look and sound easy Friday at the Sony Open.

January 13, 2012 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Pro Sports


Texans, Ravens make a run at glory in playoffs

BALTIMORE (AP) - The Baltimore Ravens and Houston Texans are quite content to run against the grain in the pass-happy NFL.

January 13, 2012 | By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


Giants hope to pressure Rodgers, Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - All-Pro defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul thinks the New York Giants are going to beat the Green Bay Packers in Sunday's divisional playoff game at Lambeau Field.

January 13, 2012 | By CHRIS JENKINS AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


Tebowmania grabs headlines from Brady

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - For his latest trick, Tim Tebow is making three-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady disappear from the headlines.

January 13, 2012 | By HOWARD ULMAN AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


Plan to scrap kindergarten program for even younger kids draws protest

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California educators and childcare advocates are protesting Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to scrap a new program for children who are no longer old enough for kindergarten.

January 13, 2012 | | State


HBO: No political agenda behind Palin film

PASADENA (AP) - In a politically polarized country, the people behind HBO's upcoming movie on Sarah Palin's vice presidential campaign are being careful not to take one side or the other.

January 13, 2012 | | State


Brown moves to revamp high-speed rail project by changing board composition

ELK GROVE (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown said Friday that his appointees to the board overseeing California's embattled $98 billion high-speed rail project will fix its problems and offer a revamped business plan after the rail authority's director and its board chairman resigned a day earlier.

January 13, 2012 | | State


San Fran college's computer network compromised

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The computer networks of a San Francisco community college have been infected with software viruses that illegally transmitted personal data from students and employees overseas, school officials said Friday.

January 13, 2012 | | State


State news briefs

MAN DECAPITATED WHEN WOOD CHIPPER SUCKS UP ROPE: NEVADA CITY (AP) - A Northern California tree trimmer has been decapitated after an industrial wood chipper apparently sucked up a rope tangled around his neck.

January 13, 2012 | | State


Lawmakers propose extending redevelopment agencies to April 15

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers introduced a bipartisan measure Friday to save community redevelopment agencies from immediate elimination, but it's not certain if they have backing from legislative leaders or Gov. Jerry Brown.

January 13, 2012 | | State


LA city attorney seeks 'gentle ban' on marijuana

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles city attorney asked the city council on Friday to implement a "gentle ban" on marijuana that would shutter dispensaries but allow patients and caregivers to grow it.

January 13, 2012 | | State


Giants ace Tim Lincecum heads 142 in arbitration

NEW YORK - San Francisco Giants ace Tim Lincecum headed 142 players filing for arbitration on Friday and is set to ask for a record salary when figures are exchanged next week.

January 13, 2012 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


New San Francisco sheriff charged with domestic violence involving his wife

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Prosecutors on Friday charged San Francisco's newly sworn-in sheriff with three misdemeanors, including domestic violence, related to a New Year's Eve incident with his wife.

January 13, 2012 | | State


49ers defense looks to stop Brees, red-hot Saints

SAN FRANCISCO - Drew Brees piled up points, yards and accolades in a record-setting season for the New Orleans Saints. Much of the time, Alex Smith did just enough to get the San Francisco 49ers back in the playoffs for the first time in nine years while a dominant defense and kicking game did the rest.

January 13, 2012 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


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Feeling juiced about workouts, just not juicing

Editor's Note: Susan McCreath has been selected to participate in the Year of You, a fitness challenge hosted by The Manteca Bulletin and CORE Athletic Performance. McCreath is keeping a weekly journal, highlighting the strides and struggles of her fitness journey. These are her thoughts and feelings shared with you.

July 22, 2014 | By SUSAN McCREATH Year of You | Year of You


Northgate advances to finals

VALLEY SPRINGS - Northgate took advantage of multiple Linden miscues and laced four hits to put up seven first-inning runs Monday in a 14-4 mercy rule consolation final win in the Section 6 Little League 9-10 Year-Old All-Star Tournament at Duke Powers Field.

July 22, 2014 | By DAVE CAMPBELL The Bulletin | Regional Sports


Bowling news

MANTECA BOWL

July 22, 2014 | | Regional Sports


Full-contact football practices restricted

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday that he has signed a bill limiting full-contact football practices at middle and high schools in response to concerns about concussions, even as many teams already comply with the rules.

July 22, 2014 | | High School Sports


Giants Duvall, Kontos help Giants beat Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Two same-day call-ups helped the San Francisco Giants stay ahead of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

July 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira out with back strain

NEW YORK (AP) - Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira will be sidelined for at least three games because of a strained muscle in his back, the latest injury to slow the team's leading run producer.

July 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rockies place 1B Justin Morneau on 15-day DL

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Rockies placed first baseman Justin Morneau on the 15-day disabled list Monday with a strained neck.

July 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants sign Dan Uggla to minor-league deal

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The San Francisco Giants have signed former All-Star second baseman Dan Uggla to a minor league contract.

July 22, 2014 | | Pro Sports


MLB capsules

TORONTO (AP) - David Ortiz hit the 452nd and 453rd home runs of his career, moving past Boston great Carl Yastrzemski into 36th place on the all-time list, and the Red Sox won their fifth straight game Monday night, routing the Toronto Blue Jays 14-1.

July 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


McCallum scores 29, Kings win summer league title

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Ray McCallum had a few big moments toward the end of last season for the Sacramento Kings.

July 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders enter camp with 'chip' on shoulders

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - There was a common theme to the players the Oakland Raiders brought in this offseason.

July 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy will emerge even stronger than ever

HOYLAKE, England (AP) - The celebration began long before Rory McIlroy had a chance to drink out of the claret jug.

July 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Witness: Sterling needs Clippers sale to pay debts

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The chief financial officer of Donald Sterling's properties said Monday that the billionaire may be forced to sell a large portion of his real estate empire to cover $500 million in loans if he persists in refusing to sell the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion.

July 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tony Stewart riding high from sprint car victory

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Tony Stewart heads into the busiest week of his year riding high from a win in his return to sprint car racing.

July 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tour leader Nibali: A ‘flag-bearer’ against doping

CARCASSONNE, France (AP) - Barring a disaster for him on French roads from now until Sunday, the man who looks set to win the Tour de France says he understands that cycling is still paying for its longtime doping plague.

July 21, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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