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Super Bowl: float, route change for Choctaw

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Super Bowl is costing a Mardi Gras parade krewe on New Orleans' west bank its usual floats and its usual route.

July 02, 2012 | | Nation


Outdoor journals

August 12, 1956 was a Sunday and like most days during the summer, I was camped with my parents at Hermit Valley in the Sierra.

July 02, 2012 | By DON MOYER Outdoors columnist | Sports Columns


Tiger Woods squeaks out a win

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - The flight of his shot into the 18th green was so pure that Tiger Woods immediately started walking and twirled his club, knowing that it effectively wrapped up another win at the AT&T National. Making it even more special was the sound of thousands of fans at Congressional to see it.

July 02, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Phelps locks up another 8-race program in London Olympics

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Michael Phelps' Olympic program is set. He'll be going for another eight gold medals in London.

July 02, 2012 | | Olympics


Rangers, Yanks, Giants get three All-Star starters

NEW YORK (AP) - Josh Hamilton is set to lead a Texas parade to the All-Star game. Now, fans will decide if Chipper Jones gets one final appearance or whether it's time for teen sensation Bryce Harper.

July 02, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Sharks sign Burish to 4-year contract

SAN JOSE (AP) - The San Jose Sharks added some toughness by signing forward Adam Burish to a four-year, $7.4 million contract.

July 02, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Armstrong caliber? Not just yet, says Slovak cycling star

SERAING, Belgium (AP) - Peter Sagan blushed, giggled and eventually brushed off comparisons to Lance Armstrong on Sunday after becoming the youngest rider to win a Tour de France stage since the Texan nearly a generation ago.

July 02, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Bonds, 2002 NL champion Giants reunite

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Barry Bonds says he doesn't even remember Game 7 of the 2002 World Series. Russ Ortiz still has the ball manager Dusty Baker infamously handed him walking off the mound in Game 6 with a 5-0 lead and the championship eight outs away. Jeff Kent remains bitter about what he calls "the worst defeat of my life."

July 02, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Giants rally in ninth for 4-3 win over Reds

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Angel Pagan let out a sigh with the rest of AT&T Park when Jay Bruce drifted under his fly ball in right field. As he started to round first base, he lost track of the ball and figured Bruce caught it to send the game to extra innings.

July 02, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Blackley pitches As past Rangers, Darvish

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Travis Blackley went nearly eight years between victories in the majors before being claimed off waivers by the Oakland Athletics.

July 02, 2012 | | Pro Sports


American League capsules

TORONTO (AP) - Rookie Mike Trout hit a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning, Mark Trumbo and Alberto Callaspo added two-run shots and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Toronto Blue Jays 10-6.

July 02, 2012 | | Pro Sports


National League capsules

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Angel Pagan hit a game-ending double that right fielder Jay Bruce misplayed in the wind with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving the San Francisco Giants a four-game series split with a 4-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday.

July 02, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Spain crushes Italy in Euro final

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Certainly the best in the world and maybe the best ever. Definitely not boring.

July 02, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Sports news briefs

GOLF

July 02, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Philippine crocodile declared largest in captivity at 20.24 feet

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - A huge crocodile known as Lolong has brought pride, fear, tourism revenue and attention to the remote southern Philippines town where it was captured. And now it has claimed a world record, too.

July 02, 2012 | | World


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Manteca Seniors soar into final

By DAVE CAMPBELL

July 06, 2015 | | High School Sports


Kings, Koufos agree to 4-year, $33 million deal

A day after locking up a pair of guards, the Sacramento Kings invested in their front court.

July 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Williams matchup headlines Monday’s action at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) - One five-time Wimbledon champion is guaranteed to reach the quarterfinals. Another is assured of elimination.

July 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Timbers beat Earthquakes

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Jack Jewsbury scored in second-half stoppage time to give the Portland Timbers a 1-0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes on Sunday night.

July 06, 2015 | | Sports Columns


Abby Wambach’s World Cup finale comes with coveted trophy

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Abby Wambach lifted American coach Jill Ellis after the final whistle. She ran to the stands for a hug from her wife. And then along with Christie Rampone, she became the first American to lift the Women's World Cup championship trophy in 16 years.

July 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Gordon with praise before final Daytona race

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - As rain delayed his final race at Daytona International Speedway, four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon was showered with cheers during driver introductions Sunday.

July 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Earnhardt wins rain-delayed Daytona ahead of Dillon’s crash

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A horrific last-lap accident that left drivers fearing for Austin Dillon's safety muted Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s victory in the rain-delayed race at Daytona International Speedway.

July 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports




Ejections part of winless road trip

WASHINGTON (AP) - With his team frustrated from a poor road trip, San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy thought home plate umpire Phil Cuzzi should've shown more restraint.

July 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Giant’s Posey elected to start All-Star Game

NEW YORK (AP) - The All-Star Game will have a Kansas City flavor, just not as much as it appeared last month.

July 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Bassitt’s strong start not enough for Athletics

OAKLAND (AP) - Athletics rookie Chris Bassitt recorded two quick outs in the sixth inning and was on the verge of heading back to the dugout when he hit Robinson Cano of the Mariners in the right foot with a 1-2 pitch.

July 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Lloyd’s hatty vaults US to 3rd title

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Carli Lloyd lives for the big moment. She had her biggest on Sunday night - and gave the United States its record third Women's World Cup title.

July 06, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Fire that threatened homes in California is fully contained

VACAVILLE (AP) - A wildfire that might have been started by fireworks and burned more than 320 acres while threatening homes in the California city of Vacaville was 100 percent contained Sunday, officials said.

July 06, 2015 | | State


Hiker dies after medical emergency on desert trail

PALM DESERT (AP) - Riverside County authorities say a 61-year-old man died after suffering a medical emergency during a hike on a sweltering desert trail.

July 06, 2015 | | State


Fears surface about mercury in fish

SHASTA LAKE (AP) - Shasta Lake provides water to Sacramento and the crop-rich San Joaquin Valley more than 300 miles to the south.

July 06, 2015 | | State


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