ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Kobe Bryant pulled Phil Jackson close, embracing his coach and looking him straight in the eyes. After all they'd been through, this was their moment, their championship, their time. This was the one to top all the others.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Nate Schierholtz hit an inside-the-park three-run homer, Matt Cain pitched a four-hitter for his seventh straight win and the San Francisco Giants beat the Oakland Athletics 7-1 Sunday for a three-game sweep.
Jake Pruitt struck out nine in 6 1/3 innings, and Jacob Alvarado and Nick Lucchetti smacked two-run blasts in the sixth inning to lead the Yankees' 9-1 major division championship victory over the Mets Monday at Gillen Field in what was Northgate Little League's mini version of the Subway Series.
Every year, many track and field athletes from the area converge at Modesto Junior College, the site of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III trials and finals today and Thursday, with aspirations of advancing as far as the state meet.