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Take it easy on volunteer umpires

These truly are the dog days of summer.

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Posted: jun. 23, 2017 11:42 p.m. | | Take it easy on volunteer umpires Comments 0 Comments
CROSSTOWN SHOWDOWN

CROSSTOWN SHOWDOWN

TRACY — Carson Sanders got to have a say in the ending of the game after all.

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Posted: jun. 23, 2017 11:42 p.m. | | CROSSTOWN SHOWDOWN Comments 0 Comments


Raiders reward Carr with record $125 million deal

ALAMEDA (AP) — Derek Carr and general manager Reggie McKenzie never doubted the two sides could reach a long-term contract agreement to keep the quarterback with ...

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Posted: jun. 23, 2017 10:25 p.m. | | Raiders reward Carr with record $125 million deal Comments 0 Comments


Warriors newbie Jordan Bell gets call from Draymond Green

OAKLAND (AP) — Jordan Bell knows he will most certainly get an earful from Draymond Green come training camp as a Golden State Warriors rookie.

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Posted: jun. 23, 2017 10:24 p.m. | | Warriors newbie Jordan Bell gets call from Draymond Green Comments 0 Comments


Davis, Joyce homer, Athletics beat White Sox

CHICAGO (AP) — Jharel Cotton told Oakland’s relievers he wanted to give them some rest by pitching a complete game. Instead, the bullpen took over ...

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Posted: jun. 23, 2017 10:24 p.m. | | Davis, Joyce homer, Athletics beat White Sox Comments 0 Comments


Bowyer hopes to take Lightning McQueen to victory lane again

SONOMA (AP) — Lightning McQueen went to NASCAR’s victory lane last week when Kyle Larson drove the “Cars 3” vehicle to a win.

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Posted: jun. 23, 2017 10:24 p.m. | | Bowyer hopes to take Lightning McQueen to victory lane again Comments 0 Comments


Butler trade sets the stage for looming free agency

The Associated Press

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Posted: jun. 23, 2017 10:24 p.m. | | Butler trade sets the stage for looming free agency Comments 0 Comments


Alysia Montano competes again while pregnant at nationals

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Alysia Montano took two laps at nationals while pregnant with her first child. It was only fair she do the same with baby ...

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Posted: jun. 23, 2017 10:24 p.m. | | Alysia Montano competes again while pregnant at nationals Comments 0 Comments


Mexico relishing chance to show its worth against Russia

KAZAN, Russia (AP) — The game against host nation Russia will mean more to Mexico than just a spot in the Confederations Cup semifinal.

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Posted: jun. 23, 2017 10:24 p.m. | | Mexico relishing chance to show its worth against Russia Comments 0 Comments


Portugal weighs resting Ronaldo for next game

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Portugal coach Fernando Santos could deny himself the pleasure of seeing Cristiano Ronaldo play against New Zealand on Saturday.

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Posted: jun. 23, 2017 10:23 p.m. | | Portugal weighs resting Ronaldo for next game Comments 0 Comments


Spieth maintains lead in Travelers Championship

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Jordan Spieth played well enough in the second round of the Travelers Championship to stay in the lead. Rory McIlroy played just ...

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Posted: jun. 23, 2017 10:23 p.m. | | Spieth maintains lead in Travelers Championship Comments 0 Comments


From Bronx to Tokyo, Darvish vs Tanaka creates buzz

NEW YORK (AP) — Snuggled in his baby pouch, 3-month-old Toma Tsubota probably won’t remember being at Yankee Stadium for his first baseball game.

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Posted: jun. 23, 2017 10:23 p.m. | | From Bronx to Tokyo, Darvish vs Tanaka creates buzz Comments 0 Comments


Urias to have season-ending r surgery

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers tried to do everything they could to protect the young, slight frame of prized prospect Julio Urias. They ...

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Posted: jun. 23, 2017 10:23 p.m. | | Urias to have season-ending r surgery Comments 0 Comments


Siddall leads Stockton to win over Modesto

STOCKTON  (AP) -- Brett Siddall hit two home runs and drove in five runs, as the Stockton Ports defeated the Modesto Nuts 11-1 on Thursday.

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Posted: jun. 23, 2017 10:22 p.m. | | Siddall leads Stockton to win over Modesto Comments 0 Comments


LSU ends Oregon State’s streak

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Alex Lange limited top-seeded Oregon State to two hits over 7 1/3 innings, and LSU ended the Beavers’ 23-game winning streak ...

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Posted: jun. 23, 2017 10:22 p.m. | | LSU ends Oregon State’s streak Comments 0 Comments
DUARTE DEALS

DUARTE DEALS

TRACY — Sante Duarte was in the zone Thursday.

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Posted: jun. 23, 2017 12:26 a.m. | | DUARTE DEALS  Comments 0 Comments


Braves use 8-run 5th to hold off Giants

ATLANTA (AP) — Lane Adams says he believes the baseball cliche that hitting is contagious.

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Posted: jun. 23, 2017 12:01 a.m. | | Braves use 8-run 5th to hold off Giants Comments 0 Comments


Reddick lifts Astros over Athletics

OAKLAND (AP) — Josh Reddick will take a three-hit game any time. This one meant just a little bit more to the Houston Astros outfielder, though.

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Posted: jun. 23, 2017 12:00 a.m. | | Reddick lifts Astros over Athletics Comments 0 Comments


76ers take Fultz, Lakers grab Ball to start NBA draft

NEW YORK (AP) — Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball and the future of the NBA arrived Thursday night.

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Posted: jun. 23, 2017 12:00 a.m. | | 76ers take Fultz, Lakers grab Ball to start NBA draft Comments 0 Comments


Warriors pick up No. 38 pick Jordan Bell

OAKLAND (AP) — The Golden State Warriors didn’t have a pick in Thursday night’s draft but they moved quickly when the opportunity to grab ...

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Posted: jun. 23, 2017 12:00 a.m. | | Warriors pick up No. 38 pick Jordan Bell Comments 0 Comments


Jordan Spieth shoots 63 to take lead

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Jordan Spieth didn’t take long to figure out TPC River Highlands.

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Posted: jun. 22, 2017 11:59 p.m. | | Jordan Spieth shoots 63 to take lead  Comments 0 Comments


Best NHL expansion team ever?

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Vegas Golden Knights owner Bill Foley has repeatedly said he wants to win the Stanley Cup within the first six years of ...

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Posted: jun. 22, 2017 11:59 p.m. | | Best NHL expansion team ever? Comments 0 Comments


Devils on the clock with No. 1 pick

CHICAGO (AP) — The NHL stage belongs to Ray Shero and the New Jersey Devils. Then it goes right back to George McPhee and the Vegas ...

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Posted: jun. 22, 2017 11:59 p.m. | | Devils on the clock with No. 1 pick Comments 0 Comments


Alysia Montano competes again while pregnant

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Alysia Montano took two laps at nationals while pregnant with her first child. It was only fair she do the same with baby ...

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Posted: jun. 22, 2017 11:59 p.m. | | Alysia Montano competes again while pregnant Comments 0 Comments


Allmendinger, Dale Jr. part of Toyota/Save Mart 350 field

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returns to the wine country in Sonoma for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 this weekend.

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Posted: jun. 22, 2017 11:58 p.m. | | Allmendinger, Dale Jr. part of Toyota/Save Mart 350 field Comments 0 Comments


A’s designate popular catcher Vogt for assignment

OAKLAND (AP) — Already told he would be cut, catcher Stephen Vogt asked the Oakland Athletics to announce his departure Thursday rather than be a distraction ...

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Posted: jun. 22, 2017 11:58 p.m. | | A’s designate popular catcher Vogt for assignment Comments 0 Comments


Weather does not deter the obsessed fisherman

As I was pulling my boat out of the water on Thursday, I saw a young boy riding his bike, steering with one hand, while ...

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Posted: jun. 22, 2017 11:58 p.m. | | Weather does not deter the obsessed fisherman Comments 0 Comments


Raiders QB Derek Carr agrees to $125M extension

ALAMEDA (AP) — Raiders quarterback Derek Carr finalized a five-year contract extension Thursday that will keep him with the team through the 2022 season.

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Posted: jun. 22, 2017 11:57 p.m. | | Raiders QB Derek Carr agrees to $125M extension Comments 0 Comments


Kings select De’Aaron Fox with 5th pick

SACRAMENTO (AP) — The Sacramento Kings’ rebuilding project is undergoing a youth movement.

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Posted: jun. 22, 2017 11:57 p.m. | | Kings select De’Aaron Fox with 5th pick Comments 0 Comments
HOT BATS

HOT BATS

TRACY — It was hard to tell which was hotter Wednesday, the scorching San Joaquin Valley sun or the smoking Manteca Giants bats.

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Posted: jun. 21, 2017 11:41 p.m. | | HOT BATS Comments 0 Comments


Draft is next up during NBA’s days of deals

NEW YORK (AP) — Markelle Fultz is ready for the NBA draft. He’s already learned about life at the trade deadline.

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Posted: jun. 21, 2017 10:28 p.m. | | Draft is next up during NBA’s days of deals Comments 0 Comments


Everyone is digging the long ball these days

Aaron Judge revealed that he received an invitation to the All-Star Home Run Derby, then promptly went out and hit another home run. Cody Bellinger ...

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Posted: jun. 21, 2017 10:28 p.m. | | Everyone is digging the long ball these days Comments 0 Comments


Poche’ sets LSU wins mark, knocks Florida St. out of CWS

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Jared Poche’ returned to LSU for his senior season for moments like this. His freshman teammate, Jake Slaughter, just started making his ...

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Posted: jun. 21, 2017 10:28 p.m. | | Poche’ sets LSU wins mark, knocks Florida St. out of CWS Comments 0 Comments


Kemp’s 2-run HR in 11th lifts Braves past Giants

ATLANTA (AP) — Matt Kemp hit a two-run homer off Cory Gearrin in the 11th inning to lift the Atlanta Braves to a 5-3 win over ...

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Posted: jun. 21, 2017 10:28 p.m. | | Kemp’s 2-run HR in 11th lifts Braves past Giants Comments 0 Comments


Connor McDavid wins first Hart Trophy as NHL MVP

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Connor McDavid won his first Hart Trophy. Hardly anybody in hockey believes it will be his last.

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Posted: jun. 21, 2017 10:27 p.m. | | Connor McDavid wins first Hart Trophy as NHL MVP Comments 0 Comments

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