By JAMES BURNS The Bulletin Josh Spooner has built a strong portfolio in the world of California high school distance running. The Sierra High junior has all the necessary benchmarks: He's qualified for the CIF State Cross Country Championship and recently placed second at the Valley Oak League Track and Field Championships in the 3,200 meter. But even he acknowledges the bottom-line truth. When looking back on a cross country season that finished in Fresno ...
STOCKTON – Olivier Roy put on the best performance of his postseason career as the Stockton Thunder won Game 5 over the Idaho Steelheads 2-1 to become the 2013 Western Conference champions in front of 4,530 fans at Stockton Arena on Saturday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Fredi Gonzalez left the Atlanta Braves for two games following a series-opening victory at San Francisco to attend his daughter's college graduation in Georgia.
SEATTLE (AP) - It's been a stretch of struggles for Oakland, and no one on the Athletics struggled more Sunday than Brandon Moss.
OAKLAND (AP) - His spirits down, his left ankle limp and his team's season hanging in the balance, Stephen Curry wondered whether he could recover for the biggest game of his career until a text message popped up on his phone around 2 a.m. Saturday.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Tiger Woods had the last word against Sergio Garcia by winning The Players Championship on Sunday.
ESCONDIDO (AP) - Lieuwe Westra of the Netherlands easily outsprinted Spanaird Francisco Mancebo to claim the sweltering and hilly stage 1 and assumed the overall race Sunday lead at the Amgen Tour of California.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - James Hinchcliffe might have the busiest appointment calendar in IndyCar.
CHICAGO (AP) - The suggestion that he's a flopper drew a grin as wide as his wingspan from LeBron James.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Henrik Zetterberg and Valtteri Filppula each had a goal and an assist, and the Detroit Red Wings finished off the Anaheim Ducks with a 3-2 victory in Game 7 on Sunday night.
Jim Todd gave his East Union girls soccer team the day off on Friday. Come Monday, though, it's back to work. The Lancers will open the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoffs on Thursday as the No. 1 seed, a just reward following a one-loss regular season and two hard-fought games against Valley Oak League champion and Division II contender Kimball. On Monday's practice agenda: "Basics," said Todd, the Lancers' seventh-year head coach. "We're getting back ...
The roller-coaster ride that is Ripon High's baseball season has hit another valley. The Indians were swept by Orestimba this week following Friday's staggering 13-2 five-inning loss at home. The Warriors (7-3 Trans-Valley League, 14-6 overall), on the other hand, appear to be peaking at the right time. By sweeping Ripon, they hold a tiebreaking advantage and clinched a berth to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V playoffs, something that coach Matt Candelario says, "hasn't happened ...
Yok Jing Ma and Angel Tejada's Cinderella run in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II Doubles Tournament came to an Friday morning at Johnson Ranch Racquet Club in Roseville. The Manteca High tandem did go down with a fight, however dropping a two-plus-hour long match to No. 2-seeded Alick Liang and Gurman Bains of Ceres, 6-3, 3-6, 3-6. "It was extremely competitive throughout," Manteca coach Frank Fontana said. "The Ceres team won the big points when ...
Erika Brown and the rest of the Ripon High girls swimmers put the cherry on top of a banner season in the Valley Oak League on Saturday. The Lady Indians more or less confirmed their status as regular-season co-champion with their performance in the VOL Championships, placing first with 129 points. Meet host Oakdale, which shares the girls crown with Ripon, posted 105 points. Oakdale dominated to win the boys competition, and the Mustangs topped ...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Tony Kanaan had one more lap, one anticlimactic last lap under the yellow caution flag, to end 12 years of frustration in the Indianapolis 500.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Buoyed by a loud crowd and another early power-play goal, the San Jose Sharks matched Los Angeles' three home wins with a third straight victory over the Kings at the Shark Tank.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Brandon Belt hit a tiebreaking, two-run double in the fifth inning to back a shaky outing by Matt Cain, and the San Francisco Giants rallied past the Colorado Rockies 7-3 Sunday.
HOUSTON (AP) - The Houston Astros have looked overmatched in their first season in the American League West - especially against the defending division champion Oakland Athletics.
By DALE BOSOWSKI
STOCKTON – The Reading Royals used four goals in the second period as enough fuel to win their first Kelly Cup championship, defeating the Thunder 6-0 in Game 5 of the Kelly Cup Finals in front of 4,662 fans at Stockton Arena on Saturday.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Boo Weekley was at the 13th hole during the final round of the Colonial before he finally glanced at a leaderboard - and saw his name on the top.
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) - The golf course flooded, and then was closed for two days. The only way to hold the Bahamas LPGA Classic was to use 12 holes over three rounds. No one played the par-5 18th hole in competition until Sunday. It was a week like no other on the LPGA Tour, especially for Ilhee Lee.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Kohki Idoki's eyes welled with tears as he putted for the Senior PGA Championship, and again in the interview room Sunday. Everything about his first appearance in the event, and first trip to the United States, was perfect.
Knives have always fascinated me. I can't remember not carrying a pocketknife as a child. It was the handiest tool of all, and got me through all sorts of odd scrapes. Once, at the bottom of the Merced River Canyon, I managed to snap off the petcock of my car radiator. I whipped out my handy jackknife and whittled a wooden plug, which I pounded into the hole in my radiator and was able to get all the way home without boiling over every five miles.
FRISCO, Texas (AP) - Fabian Castillo scored in the 33rd minute and Raul Fernandez made six saves for his fifth shutout of the season, leading FC Dallas to a 1-0 win over the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday night.
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) - Kevin Harvick pulled away from Kasey Kahne on a restart with 11 laps left to win the Coca-Cola 600 for the second time in three seasons, a race stopped for nearly 30 minutes Sunday night when a TV camera support rope snapped.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - LeBron James scored 22 points and the Miami Heat rediscovered their offensive punch, routing the Indiana Pacers 114-96 on Sunday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference finals.