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Baseball should get serious about speeding up games

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - There are all sorts of ways to give baseball a much-needed boost of speed.

February 23, 2017 | PAUL NEWBERRY | Sports Columns


West Coast Swing whets appetite for Augusta

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The refrain is becoming a tradition unlike any other, especially after a West Coast Swing like this one.

February 20, 2017 | DOUG FERGUSON | Sports Columns


Big punching Wilder believes he can save heavyweights

Deontay Wilder was in the Super Bowl media center in Houston a few days before the game when a somewhat familiar face walked by.

February 20, 2017 | | Sports Columns


Gonzaga provides new college hoops story line for fans

Unbeaten Gonzaga is giving college basketball fans something to talk about besides the usual story lines.

February 19, 2017 | PAUL NEWBERRY | Sports Columns


Knowledge is power, but luck is underrated

I'm beginning to see an increase boats being towed through my neighborhood, leading me to believe that the fishing must be improving.

February 17, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Loria tries to finish great con in South Florida

The great con in South Florida could be nearing its payoff.

February 12, 2017 | PAUL NEWBERRY | Sports Columns


Blossoming trees are good indicator that spring is near

There's a tree in my neighborhood that's been my springtime indicator for past 20 years.

February 03, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


A preview of things to expect during Super Bowl week

There have been 50 of these already, making this Super Bowl LI in the roman numerals the NFL uses to make sure no one forgets just how important the game really is.

January 30, 2017 | TIM DAHLBERG | Sports Columns


For EU’s Daube, Hoops for Cure was personal

Saturday night was the seventh annual Hoops for the Cure Classic between Ripon and East Union, a fund raiser for cancer. For Lancers senior Ruby Daube, it was personal.

January 30, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Concealed carry reciprocity

With the election of Donald Trump as our president, gun rights advocates are getting all fired up at the possibility of a national concealed carry reciprocity bill. Carrying a concealed weapon has long been regulated by the individual states. In New York or Illinois, it is almost impossible to get a permit to carry a concealed weapon, while in Arizona every citizen has the right to carry concealed. Most of the other states fall somewhere in between. Utah, Idaho, and Florida issue fairly large numbers of concealed carry permits. California issues concealed carry permits at the discretion of the local ...

January 29, 2017 | Don MOYER | Sports Columns


As Falcons head to Super Bowl, remember Smith

ATLANTA - Mike Smith never made it to the Super Bowl with the Atlanta Falcons.

January 29, 2017 | PAUL NEWBERRY | Sports Columns


Be on the lookout for trout plants on lakes

If you've never witnessed a lake being planted with trout, it's definitely a sight to see.

January 27, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Brotherhood only gets you so far against Tom Brady

The brotherhood did its job methodically, pleasing Atlanta owner Arthur Blank so much that he was last seen dancing into the night on the victory podium.

January 23, 2017 | TIM DAHLBERG | Sports Columns


With truck back home, it’s time to head back out on fuller lakes

It has been a while since I've been so excited to go fishing.

January 19, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Hall vote shows some stains last longer than others

The takeaway from this year's Hall of Fame balloting is Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens likely will get in within the next five years. Shame it couldn't be this one.

January 18, 2017 | JIM LITKE | Sports Columns


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ON A RAMPAGE

The Manteca Jr. Timberwolves varsity came out of the gates with a bang in their first game in Northern California Youth Football and Cheer with ...

August 22, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Cowboys corral Outlaws in CYF season opener

Jacorey Franklin and Everett Sangalang scored three touchdowns apiece Saturday to lead the Manteca Cowboys varsity to a 57-0 thumping of the Central Valley Outlaws ...

August 22, 2017 | | Sports Columns


Wilber’s late pick seals Knights’ JV win over Hilmar

Owen Wilber intercepted a Hilmar Packer pass at his own 1-yard line with 25 seconds remaining Saturday to seal a 12-6 win for the Ripon ...

August 22, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


NASCAR needs to speak up amid US turmoil

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Fans turn to sports for entertainment, a respite from the stress of the real world. They say they don't want ...

August 22, 2017 | JENNA FRYER | Sports Columns


Purists eager for fight after Mayweather-McGregor

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Look at any boxing website, and the comments will largely all be the same.

August 21, 2017 | TIM DAHLBERG | Sports Columns


Philpott picks up second win of season at 99 Speedway

STOCKTON - Dominant performances were the theme of the night in all four divisions racing at the Stockton 99 Speedway on Saturday night.

August 21, 2017 | DALE BOSOWSKI | Sports Columns


What’s in a smaller glove? More hype for the fight

LAS VEGAS (AP) - It's only 2 ounces of foam, 4 if you count both hands.

August 17, 2017 | TIM DAHLBERG | Sports Columns


Shopping around for new bass boat

I've got to confess that I've secretly been shopping around for bass boats.

August 17, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


A magical season in the sun for Los Angeles Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The hottest team in the land had yet to get a runner to first base as the third inning came to a ...

August 14, 2017 | TIM DAHLBERG | Sports Columns


Gone fishing with Joshua

Last weekend I took my Grandson Joshua out to the San Joaquin River fishing. Whenever I take kids fishing I try to find ponds or ...

August 13, 2017 | Don MOYER | Sports Columns


FACING FORFEIT

The longest-running youth-football organization in Manteca is about to face its toughest challenge in its 40-some years of existence.

August 11, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Patience key as seasons change

I'm always surprised at how the seasons change.

August 11, 2017 | JAROD BALLARDO | Sports Columns


Kaepernick unemployed, at least Cutler has a job

Jay Cutler has a job playing quarterback.

August 08, 2017 | PAUL NEWBERRY | Sports Columns


MORE THAN JUST A COACH

In his long and illustrious basketball coaching career at East Union High School that saw four Valley Oak League titles, Bill Stricker cast a very ...

August 07, 2017 | Dave Campbell | Sports Columns


Jared Irvan wins 100-lap Late Model race

STOCKTON - A large crowd was on hand at the Stockton 99 Speedway Saturday night to see the return of one of its most famous stars ...

August 06, 2017 | DALE BOSOWSKI | Sports Columns


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