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One of the most successful youth football franchises in Manteca, the Manteca Chargers have fallen on hard times lately, with falling numbers leading to the failure to make the playoffs at any level last season.

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Posted: jul. 30, 2014 11:32 p.m. | | RECHARGED Comments 0 Comments
Raiders owner talks with San Antonio

Raiders owner talks with San Antonio

OAKLAND (AP) — Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis confirmed he has met with San Antonio officials but declined to disclose whether he has any interest in relocating the franchise to Texas.

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Posted: jul. 30, 2014 11:31 p.m. | | Raiders owner talks with San Antonio  Comments 0 Comments


Hammel fails again for Athletics in loss to Astros

HOUSTON (AP) — In the first inning against Houston, Jason Hammel picked up right where he left off since coming to the Oakland Athletics.

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Posted: jul. 30, 2014 11:30 p.m. | | Hammel fails again for Athletics in loss to Astros  Comments 0 Comments


Guy’s wait for Hall of Fame comes to end

OAKLAND (AP) — Ray Guy built a Hall of Fame career of making other people wait.

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Posted: jul. 30, 2014 11:29 p.m. | | Guy’s wait for Hall of Fame comes to end  Comments 0 Comments


Lloyd’s film watching impresses teammates

SANTA CLARA (AP) — San Francisco wide receiver Anquan Boldin laughs — a big, hearty guffaw — and shakes his head.

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Posted: jul. 30, 2014 11:29 p.m. | | Lloyd’s film watching impresses teammates  Comments 0 Comments
Giants benefit from Pirates’ blunder

Giants benefit from Pirates’ blunder

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jean Machi and the San Francisco Giants ended their six-game losing streak in the most wacky way. They don’t care how it happened, any break is welcome these days.

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Posted: jul. 30, 2014 11:29 p.m. | | Giants benefit from Pirates’ blunder Comments 0 Comments


Pauley Pavilion drenched in hoops history

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The House That Wooden Built is waterlogged.

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Posted: jul. 30, 2014 11:28 p.m. | | Pauley Pavilion drenched in hoops history Comments 0 Comments


Stern sees Sterling saga ending well, lauds Silver

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Commissioner David Stern praised the NBA’s handling of the Donald Sterling controversy and predicts it will “end well” for the league.

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Posted: jul. 30, 2014 11:27 p.m. | | Stern sees Sterling saga ending well, lauds Silver Comments 0 Comments


Riley insists Heat will be competitive

MIAMI (AP) — One of the last things Miami Heat President Pat Riley told LeBron James before free agency began this summer was that he would be selling potential players on the notion of playing alongside a four-time NBA MVP.

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Posted: jul. 30, 2014 11:26 p.m. | | Riley insists Heat will be competitive Comments 0 Comments


Woods hopeful of more good memories at Firestone

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Tiger Woods finds out over the next two weeks if his season is over or just getting started.

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Posted: jul. 30, 2014 11:26 p.m. | | Woods hopeful of more good memories at Firestone Comments 0 Comments


Nadal withdrawals due to wrist injury

Rafael Nadal withdrew Wednesday from U.S. Open tuneups in Toronto and Cincinnati because of a right wrist injury, putting in doubt his status for a title defense at the year’s last Grand Slam tournament.

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Posted: jul. 30, 2014 11:26 p.m. | | Nadal withdrawals due to wrist injury Comments 0 Comments


New name in Reno, same old aggressive play

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The 16th edition of Reno’s PGA Tour event has a new sponsor, a new name, no defending champ and a modified Stableford scoring format that encourages aggressive play up and down the edge of the Sierra Nevada.

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Posted: jul. 30, 2014 11:25 p.m. | | New name in Reno, same old aggressive play Comments 0 Comments


Serena Williams wins in her return

STANFORD (AP) — Serena Williams looked healthy and played sharp in her first tournament since defaulting during a doubles match with sister Venus at Wimbledon.

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Posted: jul. 30, 2014 11:25 p.m. | | Serena Williams wins in her return  Comments 0 Comments


Scully humbled to return to Dodgers booth

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vin Scully poked fun at himself after word came out that he plans to return for his record 66th season in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ broadcast booth next year.

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Posted: jul. 30, 2014 11:25 p.m. | | Scully humbled to return to Dodgers booth Comments 0 Comments


Diamondbacks infielder Eric Chavez retires

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Eric Chavez announced his retirement Wednesday, ending his 17-year major league career at the age of 36.

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Posted: jul. 30, 2014 11:25 p.m. | | Diamondbacks infielder Eric Chavez retires  Comments 0 Comments


Even on bad teams, Williams good enough for Hall

PHOENIX (AP) — Aeneas Williams spent most of his NFL career on bad teams.

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Posted: jul. 30, 2014 11:24 p.m. | | Even on bad teams, Williams good enough for Hall  Comments 0 Comments


Streater bounces back from concussion

NAPA (AP) — Oakland Raiders wide receiver Rod Streater made a quick recovery from the concussion he suffered early in training camp and is expected to be cleared for full contact for Thursday’s practice.

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Posted: jul. 30, 2014 11:24 p.m. | | Streater bounces back from concussion Comments 0 Comments


Stanford star Montgomery rehabbing shoulder

SANTA CLARA (AP) — Stanford receiver and All-America kick returner Ty Montgomery said he’s in the final stages of his rehabilitation from right shoulder surgery and hopes to play in the opener against UC Davis on Aug. 30.

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Posted: jul. 30, 2014 11:24 p.m. | | Stanford star Montgomery rehabbing shoulder Comments 0 Comments
FIGHTING CHANCE

FIGHTING CHANCE

STOCKTON — Vincent Avina began his amateur boxing career at age 9.

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Posted: jul. 29, 2014 11:52 p.m. | | FIGHTING CHANCE Comments 0 Comments


Coaching, curveballs & class

I walked onto the football field for the first time as a player in 1968 and walked off for the last time as a coach in 2002. In 1998 I started sports writing with a focus on youth sports and have been doing so more or less ever since – for one paper or another.

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Posted: jul. 29, 2014 11:51 p.m. | | Coaching, curveballs & class Comments 0 Comments


Cousins hopes for US spot

LAS VEGAS (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis have been joking with one another during the U.S. basketball team’s first two days of practice, about which big man is better.

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Posted: jul. 29, 2014 11:51 p.m. | | Cousins hopes for US spot Comments 0 Comments


Moss sparks 6-run rally in ninth

HOUSTON (AP) — Brandon Moss was having a frustrating night before the ninth inning.

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Posted: jul. 29, 2014 11:50 p.m. | | Moss sparks 6-run rally in ninth Comments 0 Comments


Liriano shuts down Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — His left oblique no longer a painful obstacle, Francisco Liriano is starting to look like the dominant pitcher he was for Pittsburgh in 2013.

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Posted: jul. 29, 2014 11:50 p.m. | | Liriano shuts down Giants Comments 0 Comments


49ers WR Brandon Lloyd enjoying return to NFL

SANTA CLARA (AP) — Brandon Lloyd returned to the San Francisco 49ers to finish what he started.

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Posted: jul. 29, 2014 11:50 p.m. | | 49ers WR Brandon Lloyd enjoying return to NFL  Comments 0 Comments
Schaub settles in as Raiders QB

Schaub settles in as Raiders QB

NAPA (AP) — The anointed starting quarterback for the Oakland Raiders is strengthening his hold on the position this training camp instead of losing it.

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Posted: jul. 29, 2014 11:50 p.m. | | Schaub settles in as Raiders QB  Comments 0 Comments


Ivanovic lone seeded player to win at Stanford

STANFORD (AP) — Ana Ivanovic has a new coach and a better outlook.

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Posted: jul. 29, 2014 11:49 p.m. | | Ivanovic lone seeded player to win at Stanford Comments 0 Comments


NASCAR suspends Hamlin crew chief Grubb 6 races

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR suspended Denny Hamlin’s crew chief and car chief on Tuesday for six races because the Joe Gibbs Racing entry failed inspection following his third-place finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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Posted: jul. 29, 2014 11:49 p.m. | | NASCAR suspends Hamlin crew chief Grubb 6 races Comments 0 Comments


Woods faces 2 weeks that shape the season

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The landmark at Firestone Country Club is among the most popular in America, a massive water tower in the shape of a golf ball on a tee.

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Posted: jul. 29, 2014 11:49 p.m. | | Woods faces 2 weeks that shape the season Comments 0 Comments


49ers sign former Cardinals running back Alfonso Smith

SANTA CLARA (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have signed former Arizona Cardinals running back Alfonso Smith to a one-year deal.

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Posted: jul. 29, 2014 11:48 p.m. | | 49ers sign former Cardinals running back Alfonso Smith Comments 0 Comments


Twins sign NorCal prospect

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In one of their craziest scouting experiences, the Minnesota Twins have reached a deal with a 24-year-old pitching prospect who has thrown 100 mile per hour fastballs but has never been drafted.

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Posted: jul. 29, 2014 11:48 p.m. | | Twins sign NorCal prospect Comments 0 Comments


Cain to meet with elbow specialist

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Giants right-hander Matt Cain plans to meet with specialist Dr. James Andrews this week to get a second opinion on his injured elbow.

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Posted: jul. 29, 2014 11:48 p.m. | | Cain to meet with elbow specialist Comments 0 Comments


Alameda County approves Athletics lease

OAKLAND (AP) — The Alameda County Board of Supervisors has voted to approve a 10-year lease extension to keep the Athletics in Oakland.

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Posted: jul. 29, 2014 11:48 p.m. | | Alameda County approves Athletics lease Comments 0 Comments


NBA, Clippers eager for Sterling out

The NBA and the Los Angeles Clippers are ready to move on, even if Donald Sterling wants to keep fighting.

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Posted: jul. 29, 2014 11:47 p.m. | | NBA, Clippers eager for Sterling out Comments 0 Comments


Scott sees swift title contention for Lakers

EL SEGUNDO (AP) — Byron Scott was a key component of the Los Angeles Lakers’ Showtime teams, a smooth shooting guard with sizzling competitive fire. He believes his purple-and-gold championship pedigree makes him the ideal coach to return the struggling 16-time champions to NBA contention.

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Posted: jul. 29, 2014 11:47 p.m. | | Scott sees swift title contention for Lakers Comments 0 Comments


Anderson Silva returns Jan. 31 vs Nick Diaz

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former UFC champion Anderson Silva will return to the octagon Jan. 31 against Nick Diaz in Las Vegas.

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Posted: jul. 29, 2014 11:47 p.m. | | Anderson Silva returns Jan. 31 vs Nick Diaz Comments 0 Comments

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