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Ball pulling son out of high school

LOS ANGELES (AP) - LaVar Ball is pulling his 16-year-old son LaMelo out of his Southern California high school to be home schooled and so he can be made into "the best basketball player ever."

October 02, 2017 | | SPORTS


Louisville places Rick Pitino, AD on administrative leave

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Rick Pitino couldn't survive another scandal, with interim Louisville president placing the coach and his boss on administrative leave amid a nationwide federal bribery investigation that has rocked college basketball.

September 28, 2017 | | SPORTS


NCAA punishes Pacific men’s hoops for violations

STOCKTON (AP) - The men's basketball team at Pacific has been punished by the NCAA for academic and recruiting violations under former coach Ron Verlin.

September 21, 2017 | | SPORTS


Cowan’s home run leads Modesto over Lancaster in 11 innings

LANCASTER (AP) - Jordan Cowan hit a three-run home run in the top of the 11th inning to lead the Modesto Nuts to an 8-5 win over the Lancaster JetHawks on Wednesday.

September 14, 2017 | | SPORTS


Lewis leads Modesto to win over Stockton

MODESTO (AP) - Kyle Lewis hit a two-run home run and had three hits, driving in three as the Modesto Nuts defeated the Stockton Ports 11-5 on Thursday.

September 08, 2017 | | SPORTS


Hamilton holds off Vettel’s late move to win

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) - For a brief moment, Lewis Hamilton feared he had lost the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday.

August 27, 2017 | | SPORTS


Nieto’s double in 11th propels Nuts over Ports

STOCKTON (AP) - Arturo Nieto hit an RBI double in the top of the 11th inning to lead the Modesto Nuts to a 4-3 win over the Stockton Ports on Wednesday.

August 24, 2017 | | SPORTS


With turmoil at home, Venezuela Little Leaguers get big lift

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - The players from Venezuela look as happy as any other team, dancing to "Shake Your Groove Thing" with the tournament mascot before a win over Mexico and raising the roof to "Taking Care of Business" before a loss to Canada.

August 21, 2017 | | SPORTS


Baseball fans flock to minor league stadiums to see eclipse

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Baseball fans in more than a half-dozen cities from Oregon to South Carolina crowded into minor league ballparks Monday to watch the solar eclipse at game-day viewing parties.

August 21, 2017 | | SPORTS


Alabama starts atop AP poll for 2nd straight year

No need to overthink it: Alabama is No. 1 in the AP preseason Top 25.

August 21, 2017 | The Associated Press | SPORTS


Ragan Smith rolls to gymnastics title

ANAHEIM . (AP) - The Ragan Smith that earned a spot as an alternate to the U.S. women's Olympic gymnastics team last summer got by on precision, precociousness and more than a dash of charm.

August 20, 2017 | | SPORTS


Pimentel, Martin slug HRs for Ports

RANCHO CUCAMONGA (AP) - Sandber Pimentel hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning, and Richie Martin homered and had three hits, driving in two as the Stockton Ports topped the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 5-3 on Wednesday.

August 17, 2017 | | SPORTS


Almonte lifts Visalia to win over Modesto

VISALIA (AP) - Jose Almonte hurled six scoreless innings, leading the Visalia Rawhide over the Modesto Nuts in a 6-3 win on Wednesday.

August 17, 2017 | | SPORTS


Little leaguers ready to show power

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - Joey Randazzo's teammates marveled as the Grosse Pointe, Michigan, shortstop lifted pitch after pitch over the left field fence during Little League World Series batting practice on Wednesday.

August 17, 2017 | | SPORTS


Jackson leads Modesto to win over San Jose

MODESTO (AP) - Tyler Jackson threw six scoreless innings, leading the Modesto Nuts over the San Jose Giants in a 3-1 win on Sunday.

August 14, 2017 | | SPORTS


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Vezaldenos shines for state-ranked Gladiators

Former East Union girls basketball standout Olivia Vezaldenos is shining on the court for one of the state's top junior college programs.

December 14, 2017 | | SPORTS


NEW YORK (AP) — Baker Mayfield took a unique road to the Heisman Trophy, a long and winding climb fr

NEW YORK (AP) - Baker Mayfield took a unique road to the Heisman Trophy, a long and winding climb from walk-on to one of the most ...

December 11, 2017 | | SPORTS


Heisman finalist steps out of McCaffrey’s shadow

STANFORD (AP) - Bryce Love ran out of Christian McCaffrey's shadow the same way he sprinted away from opposing defenses - with breathtaking speed that has ...

December 06, 2017 | | SPORTS


Moneke, Schneider push UC Davis past Pacific

DAVIS (AP) - Chima Moneke scored 20 points, Siler Schneider added 18 points and UC Davis held off Pacific 71-67 on Wednesday night to end the ...

December 06, 2017 | | SPORTS


LaVar Ball plans to withdraw son from UCLA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The father of UCLA guard LiAngelo Ball says he plans to withdraw his son from school because of concerns related to the ...

December 05, 2017 | | SPORTS


Landale sets career marks in Gaels’ win over Sac State

MORAGA (AP) - Jock Landale set career highs with 37 points and 18 rebounds on Monday night and Saint Mary's beat Sacramento State 70-54 for ...

December 05, 2017 | | SPORTS


Love, Jackson, Mayfield are Heisman finalists

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield made Heisman Trophy history just by being selected as a finalist.

December 05, 2017 | The Associated Press | SPORTS


Villanova women ranked for first time since 2004

NEW YORK (AP) - Harry Perretta has Villanova back in the Top 25.

November 28, 2017 | | SPORTS


Duke now unanimous No. 1, Arizona falls out of top 25

Duke pulled off two big comebacks to become the unanimous No. 1 in the AP Top 25 men's basketball poll. Now Arizona could use ...

November 28, 2017 | The Associated Press | SPORTS


Kelly returns to Pac-12, this time with UCLA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Chip Kelly seemed a bit surprised by the standing ovation from hundreds of UCLA fans and boosters when he walked into the ...

November 27, 2017 | | SPORTS


Bowl bid at stake when UCLA faces Cal Bears

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California wants to kick-start head coach Justin Wilcox's tenure by reaching a bowl game in his first season.

November 23, 2017 | | SPORTS


LaVar Ball questions Trump’s role in son’s release

WASHINGTON (AP) - Outspoken basketball dad LaVar Ball questioned the extent of President Donald Trump's involvement in securing his son's release from the custody ...

November 21, 2017 | | SPORTS


Wichita St. rallies from 18 down to beat Cal

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) - Wichita State's players looked stunned against California's defensive pressure, throwing errant passes easily picked off, casting up rushed shots as ...

November 21, 2017 | | SPORTS


Berry scores 29 points as UNC beats Stanford

STANFORD (AP) - Joel Berry II had no intentions of repeating his poor shooting performance from the last game.

November 21, 2017 | | SPORTS


UConn No. 1 as Louisville moves up to fourth

NEW YORK (AP) - The UConn Huskies are still the team to beat, remaining No. 1 in The Associated Press women's basketball poll.

November 21, 2017 | | SPORTS


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