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FOLLOW THE LEADER

FOLLOW THE LEADER

Brooke Riley stood shoulder to shoulder with a teammate, both staring down the third fairway at Manteca Park Golf Course.

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Posted: aug. 27, 2014 11:23 p.m. | | FOLLOW THE LEADER Comments 0 Comments
Spartans march on under new coach

Spartans march on under new coach

LATHROP – Alfredo Reynaga hasn’t wasted any time putting his stamp on the Lathrop High boys soccer program.

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Posted: aug. 27, 2014 11:22 p.m. | | Spartans march on under new coach Comments 0 Comments


Sharapova knocks off Dulgheru

NEW YORK (AP) — A year ago at this time, Maria Sharapova was sitting out the U.S. Open, getting checked by doctors and having tests on the surgically repaired right shoulder that has troubled her off and on.

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Posted: aug. 27, 2014 11:22 p.m. | | Sharapova knocks off Dulgheru Comments 0 Comments


Fuld’s homer punctuates A’s comeback rally

HOUSTON (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have rallied to win game after game this season after trailing late.

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Posted: aug. 27, 2014 11:22 p.m. | | Fuld’s homer punctuates A’s comeback rally Comments 0 Comments


Posey hits game-ending 2-run homer for Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Buster Posey hit a game-ending two-run homer for his third clout in two nights, sending the San Francisco Giants past the Colorado Rockies 4-2 on Wednesday night for Bruce Bochy’s 1,600th managerial victory.

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Posted: aug. 27, 2014 11:21 p.m. | | Posey hits game-ending 2-run homer for Giants  Comments 0 Comments
49ers cap preseason in Houston

49ers cap preseason in Houston

HOUSTON (AP) — Rookie Tom Savage looked like a polished pro leading the Texans to the winning touchdown and 2-point conversion against Denver last week.

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Posted: aug. 27, 2014 11:21 p.m. | | 49ers cap preseason in Houston Comments 0 Comments


QB Derek Carr to start vs. Seahawks

OAKLAND (AP) — Oakland Raiders fans will get a close look at their past and future at quarterback in Thursday night’s exhibition finale against the Seattle Seahawks.

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Posted: aug. 27, 2014 11:21 p.m. | | QB Derek Carr to start vs. Seahawks  Comments 0 Comments


Stanford’s Kevin Hogan a ‘stabilizing agent’ at QB

STANFORD (AP) — David Shaw remembers Stanford’s first few games without Andrew Luck two years ago as a stressful time for his coaching staff and his players.

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Posted: aug. 27, 2014 11:20 p.m. | | Stanford’s Kevin Hogan a ‘stabilizing agent’ at QB Comments 0 Comments


Sanchez likely done for season with concussion

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Giants backup catcher Hector Sanchez is expected to miss the remainder of the season while recovering from a second concussion this year.

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Posted: aug. 27, 2014 11:20 p.m. | | Sanchez likely done for season with concussion Comments 0 Comments
TOUGH ACT  TO FOLLOW

TOUGH ACT TO FOLLOW

Victor Polanco stood on the sidelines, a sun hat pulled low on his brow.

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Posted: aug. 26, 2014 11:42 p.m. | | TOUGH ACT  TO FOLLOW Comments 0 Comments


Brush with greatness, tragedy

I had every reason in the world to take in everything that South Florida had to offer.

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Posted: aug. 26, 2014 11:40 p.m. | | Brush with greatness, tragedy Comments 0 Comments
Weston Ranch hopes to build off ’13 success

Weston Ranch hopes to build off ’13 success

Weston Ranch isn’t going to surprise anybody this year.

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Posted: aug. 26, 2014 11:39 p.m. | | Weston Ranch hopes to build off ’13 success Comments 0 Comments


Hayden to start season on PUP

ALAMEDA (AP) — Oakland Raiders cornerback DJ Hayden will miss at least the first six weeks of the season after being placed on the physically unable to perform list Tuesday with a stress fracture in his right foot.

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Posted: aug. 26, 2014 11:25 p.m. | | Hayden to start season on PUP Comments 0 Comments


Bellis youngest US Open winner since ‘96

NEW YORK (AP) — While 15-year-old American CiCi Bellis was in the process of stunning a Grand Slam finalist to become the youngest player to win a U.S. Open match since 1996, her father did his best to conceal his emotions courtside.

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Posted: aug. 26, 2014 11:25 p.m. | | Bellis youngest US Open winner since ‘96  Comments 0 Comments


49ers prepare for possible Aldon Smith suspension

SANTA CLARA (AP) — Linebacker Aldon Smith still has no indication from the NFL about a possible suspension for his off-field legal issues.

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Posted: aug. 26, 2014 11:24 p.m. | | 49ers prepare for possible Aldon Smith suspension Comments 0 Comments


Davis, US beat Slovenia in basketball exhibition

LAS PALMAS, Canary Islands (AP) — Mike Krzyzewski’s big men had barely finished pushing around Slovenia when he was asked how they would match up with Spain’s imposing frontcourt.

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Posted: aug. 26, 2014 11:24 p.m. | | Davis, US beat Slovenia in basketball exhibition Comments 0 Comments


Carter crushes A’s again

HOUSTON (AP) — Chris Carter has hit his fair share of no-doubt home runs this season and has never taken more than a second to watch as one began to sail out of the park.

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Posted: aug. 26, 2014 11:24 p.m. | | Carter crushes A’s again Comments 0 Comments


Bumgarner almost perfect

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Madison Bumgarner pitched a one-hitter and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 3-0 on Tuesday night to snap a three-game losing streak.

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Posted: aug. 26, 2014 11:24 p.m. | | Bumgarner almost perfect Comments 0 Comments
STRONG START

STRONG START

Daniel Morales saved his best for when there was no time left on the clock.

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Posted: aug. 26, 2014 1:30 a.m. | | STRONG START Comments 0 Comments


Manteca, Oakdale get head start on rivalry

The stakes just keep getting higher and higher for the football programs at Manteca and Oakdale high schools.

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Posted: aug. 26, 2014 1:29 a.m. | | Manteca, Oakdale get head start on rivalry Comments 0 Comments
BACK FOR MORE

BACK FOR MORE

Ripon Christian has re-established itself as a force among Sac-Joaquin Section small-school powers following eight straight losing seasons.

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Posted: aug. 26, 2014 1:29 a.m. | | BACK FOR MORE Comments 0 Comments


Rotating running backs carry load for Knights

The Ripon Knights varsity used a running-back-by-committee approach to put up three first-half scores on the way to a 43-13 win over the El Capitan Gauchos on Saturday at Ripon Christian High School in Trans-Valley Youth Football League action.

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Posted: aug. 26, 2014 1:24 a.m. | | Rotating running backs carry load for Knights Comments 0 Comments


Bowling news

MANTECA BOWL

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Posted: aug. 26, 2014 1:23 a.m. | | Bowling news Comments 0 Comments


Lincecum moved to Giants ’pen

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Right-hander Tim Lincecum has been moved to the San Francisco Giants’ bullpen as he tries to work through his latest struggles.

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Posted: aug. 26, 2014 1:23 a.m. | | Lincecum moved to Giants ’pen  Comments 0 Comments


Cramping Murray grits way to US Open victory

NEW YORK (AP) — Spinning in 70 mph second serves, grabbing at his hamstring during points, Andy Murray gritted his way through head-to-toe cramps to win at the U.S. Open.

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Posted: aug. 26, 2014 1:19 a.m. | | Cramping Murray grits way to US Open victory Comments 0 Comments


Schaub remains out

ALAMEDA (AP) — Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt Schaub missed his second straight day of practice Monday with a sore throwing elbow that has lingered throughout the preseason.

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Posted: aug. 26, 2014 1:18 a.m. | | Schaub remains out Comments 0 Comments


49ers OL looks to regroup

SANTA CLARA (AP) — San Francisco 49ers rookie center Marcus Martin suffered a left knee injury that isn’t considered season-ending, yet still a blow to the depth of a struggling offensive line.

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Posted: aug. 26, 2014 1:18 a.m. | | 49ers OL looks to regroup Comments 0 Comments


Samardzija pitches A’s to win over Astros

HOUSTON (AP) — Jeff Samardzija was determined to get back on track Monday night after a couple of bad starts, so he was thrilled to see Josh Donaldson back in the Oakland lineup.

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Posted: aug. 26, 2014 1:17 a.m. | | Samardzija pitches A’s to win over Astros Comments 0 Comments


Rockies earn first four-game winning streak at San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For years, the Colorado Rockies would lose the close ones in San Francisco.

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Posted: aug. 26, 2014 1:12 a.m. | | Rockies earn first four-game winning streak at San Francisco Comments 0 Comments


Choo done for the season

SEATTLE (AP) — Texas Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo is scheduled for surgery to remove a bone spur from his left elbow and will miss the rest of the season.

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Posted: aug. 26, 2014 1:12 a.m. | | Choo done for the season Comments 0 Comments


MLB Capsules

BALTIMORE (AP) — Delmon Young, J.J. Hardy and Chris Davis homered in succession during a six-run fifth inning, and the Baltimore Orioles cruised past the Tampa Bay Rays 9-1 Monday night to end a three-game losing streak.

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Posted: aug. 26, 2014 1:12 a.m. | | MLB Capsules Comments 0 Comments
THE REPLACEMENTS

THE REPLACEMENTS

The Ripon High boys soccer team didn’t just lose the area’s top player from a year ago.

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Posted: aug. 24, 2014 10:28 p.m. | | THE REPLACEMENTS Comments 0 Comments


49ers beat Chargers for first Lei win

SANTA CLARA  AP) — Colin Kaepernick went down once, then again and another time.

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Posted: aug. 24, 2014 10:26 p.m. | | 49ers beat  Chargers for  first Lei win Comments 0 Comments


Dixon gets dramatic Sonoma IndyCar win; Power is 10th

SONOMA — Scott Dixon patiently stalked race leaders Graham Rahal and Mike Conway over the closing laps of Sunday’s GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma before blowing by Conway with just three laps to go in the 85-lap race to capture his second Verizon IndyCar win of the season.

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Posted: aug. 24, 2014 10:26 p.m. | | Dixon gets dramatic Sonoma IndyCar  win; Power is 10th  Comments 0 Comments


South Korea defeats Chicago to win LLWS

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — In the giddy moments after South Korea won the Little League World Series, outfielder Don Wan Sin realized how he wanted to celebrate.

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Posted: aug. 24, 2014 10:25 p.m. | | South Korea defeats Chicago to win LLWS  Comments 0 Comments

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