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Weston Ranch a hit in Fresno’s 56th HIT

Weston Ranch is heading to the championship game in one of the Central Section’s most prestigious tournaments.

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Posted: dec. 20, 2014 1:47 a.m. | | Weston Ranch a hit in Fresno’s 56th HIT Comments 0 Comments


Manteca hosts fundraising event Monday

Cody Norman is back with his alma mater, coaching the Laguna Creek girls basketball team in Elk Grove.

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Posted: dec. 20, 2014 12:06 a.m. | | Manteca hosts fundraising event Monday Comments 0 Comments
ON A ROLL

ON A ROLL

Livingston buried three 3-pointers to lead 9-0 at the start of its nonleague game at Manteca High’s Winter Gymnasium Friday night.

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Posted: dec. 20, 2014 1:17 a.m. | | ON A ROLL Comments 0 Comments
Knights avenge losses to former SL rival

Knights avenge losses to former SL rival


RIPON — Ripon Christian may no longer be in the Southern League for basketball, but its growing rivalry with Mariposa lives on.

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Posted: dec. 20, 2014 12:06 a.m. | | Knights avenge losses to former SL rival Comments 0 Comments


4th straight win for SJ

SAN JOSE  (AP) — Matt Tennyson and Barclay Goodrow scored within 34 seconds of each other midway through the third period to lift the San Jose Sharks to a 4-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night.

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Posted: dec. 19, 2014 12:42 a.m. | | 4th straight win for SJ Comments 0 Comments


TALE OF 2 TEAMS

SANTA CLARA (AP) — Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers are competing for their playoff lives with two games to go, slim as those chances might be.

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Posted: dec. 19, 2014 12:42 a.m. | | TALE OF 2 TEAMS Comments 0 Comments
East Union rallies past Castlemont

East Union rallies past Castlemont

TRACY — Ryan Tarr had seen enough.

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Posted: dec. 19, 2014 12:43 a.m. | | East Union rallies past Castlemont Comments 0 Comments
GUT-CHECK TIME

GUT-CHECK TIME

TRACY — With four reserves checking in at the scorer’s table, Lathrop coach Nathan McGrath left them with one simple message:

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Posted: dec. 19, 2014 12:41 a.m. | | GUT-CHECK TIME Comments 0 Comments


Defense anchors Manteca victory

Unhappy with his team’s defensive effort in its last outing, Manteca coach Brett Lewis challenged the Buffaloes tighten things up for their first-round contest with Merced in the Running with the Pack Tournament held at Cosumnes Oaks of Elk Grove on Thursday.

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Posted: dec. 19, 2014 12:41 a.m. | | Defense anchors Manteca victory Comments 0 Comments


Warriors beat Thunder after Durant injury

OAKLAND (AP) — Stephen Curry had 34 points and nine assists, and the Golden State Warriors rallied from an early 17-point deficit to beat Oklahoma City 114-109 on Thursday night after Thunder star Kevin Durant left with a sprained right ankle.

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Posted: dec. 18, 2014 11:13 p.m. | | Warriors beat Thunder after Durant injury Comments 0 Comments


Padres, Dodgers finalize Kemp trade

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Slugger Matt Kemp has joined the Padres after San Diego and the Los Angeles Dodgers finalized a five-player trade Thursday night.

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Posted: dec. 18, 2014 11:13 p.m. | | Padres, Dodgers finalize Kemp trade  Comments 0 Comments


Raiders defense depleted by injuries

ALAMEDA (AP) — The Oakland Raiders defense was dealt a big blow back in the preseason when middle linebacker and defensive signal caller Nick Roach suffered a season-ending concussion.

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Posted: dec. 18, 2014 11:15 p.m. | | Raiders defense depleted by injuries Comments 0 Comments


Bucks spoil Cousins’ return, beat Kings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Brandon Knight scored 20 points and the Milwaukee Bucks spoiled DeMarcus Cousins’ return to the struggling Sacramento Kings with a 108-107 victory Thursday night.

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Posted: dec. 18, 2014 11:12 p.m. | | Bucks spoil Cousins’ return, beat Kings Comments 0 Comments


49ers’ Harbaugh mum on reported offer

SANTA CLARA (AP) — 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh is declining to respond to reports that he is weighing an offer from Michigan to become the new football coach at his alma mater.

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Posted: dec. 18, 2014 11:13 p.m. | | 49ers’ Harbaugh mum on reported offer  Comments 0 Comments


Smith hopes to build off tough year

SANTA CLARA (AP) — Aldon Smith might not have the intimidating and impressive sack numbers of past seasons in his abbreviated year, yet he judges his play by more than just flattening opposing quarterbacks.

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Posted: dec. 18, 2014 11:12 p.m. | | Smith hopes to build off tough year  Comments 0 Comments


Jaguars hold off Titans in home finale

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Blake Bortles revived a stagnant offense. Jordan Todman provided some cushion. And Sen’Derrick Marks sealed it with the most rewarding sack of his career.

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Posted: dec. 18, 2014 11:12 p.m. | | Jaguars hold off Titans in home finale Comments 0 Comments


A’s acquire De La Rosa from Diamondbacks

OAKLAND (AP) — The Athletics have acquired left-hander Eury De La Rosa from the Arizona Diamondbacks for cash.

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Posted: dec. 18, 2014 11:11 p.m. | | A’s acquire De La Rosa from Diamondbacks Comments 0 Comments


DeMarcus Cousins set to return vs. Bucks

SACRAMENTO (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins appears ready to return from a serious bout with viral meningitis when the Sacramento Kings host the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night.

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Posted: dec. 18, 2014 11:12 p.m. | | DeMarcus Cousins set to return vs. Bucks Comments 0 Comments


Warriors’ Bogut out indefinitely after PRP therapy

OAKLAND (AP) — Just as they have the past two seasons, the Golden State Warriors will have to get by without center Andrew Bogut for an undetermined amount of time.

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Posted: dec. 18, 2014 11:14 p.m. | | Warriors’ Bogut out indefinitely after PRP therapy Comments 0 Comments


Celtics trade Rondo to Mavericks

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics traded point guard Rajon Rondo to Dallas on Thursday night, cutting ties with the last remnant of their last NBA championship while giving Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks a chance at another title.

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Posted: dec. 18, 2014 11:14 p.m. | | Celtics trade Rondo to Mavericks  Comments 0 Comments


Pacific holds off Nevada

STOCKTON (AP) — T.J. Wallace scored 16 points and Pacific held off Nevada’s comeback bid to win 69-65 on Thursday.

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Posted: dec. 18, 2014 11:11 p.m. | | Pacific holds off Nevada Comments 0 Comments
WE GOT YOU, GYSE STEP UP

WE GOT YOU, GYSE STEP UP

East Union withstood a tremendous rally by visiting Ripon in the final minute, but the Indians couldn’t take advantage of the extra chances created by five rebounds.

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Posted: dec. 17, 2014 11:26 p.m. | | WE GOT YOU, GYSE STEP UP Comments 0 Comments


Cougars, Ragsdale blow out Madera

FRESNO – Jaelen Ragsdale scored 25 points to lead four players in double figures as the Weston Ranch boys basketball team cruised to victory in the opening round of the Holiday Invitational Tournament.

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Posted: dec. 17, 2014 10:15 p.m. | | Cougars, Ragsdale blow out Madera Comments 0 Comments


The Pump Fake

Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers had first-and-goal at Carolina, poised to break open that September game in the third quarter.

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Posted: dec. 17, 2014 7:33 p.m. | | The Pump Fake Comments 0 Comments


AP source: Romo close to $15M deal with Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Free agent reliever Sergio Romo is closing in on a $15 million, two-year contract with the San Francisco Giants, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said Wednesday.

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Posted: dec. 17, 2014 7:34 p.m. | | AP source: Romo close to $15M deal with Giants Comments 0 Comments


Chattanooga women stun No. 7 Stanford

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Chelsey Shumpert scored a career-high 18 points, including five 3-pointers, as Chattanooga stunned No. 7 Stanford 54-46 Wednesday for its second home victory over a top-10 opponent this season.

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Posted: dec. 17, 2014 7:33 p.m. | | Chattanooga women  stun No. 7 Stanford Comments 0 Comments


Rose Bowl familiar setting for Seminoles

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Second-ranked and undefeated Florida State begins its postseason quest for a second consecutive national championship in the same stadium it won the title a year ago: The Rose Bowl.

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Posted: dec. 17, 2014 7:36 p.m. | | Rose Bowl familiar setting for Seminoles Comments 0 Comments


49ers release McDonald amid more legal trouble

SANTA CLARA (AP) — Citing a pattern of behavior and off-field issues, San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke informed defensive lineman Ray McDonald that he was released Wednesday amid a sexual assault investigation by San Jose police.

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Posted: dec. 17, 2014 7:33 p.m. | | 49ers release McDonald amid more legal trouble Comments 0 Comments


Bolts’ Rivers doesn’t practice; expects to play vs. 49ers

AN DIEGO (AP) — Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers didn’t practice Wednesday, although he participated in a morning walkthrough and said he expects to play Saturday night against the San Francisco 49ers.

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Posted: dec. 17, 2014 7:32 p.m. | | Bolts’ Rivers doesn’t practice; expects to play vs. 49ers Comments 0 Comments
TURNING THE TIDE

TURNING THE TIDE

East Union blew out its first four opponents by 20 or more points, including a 53-25 shelling of Ripon Christian in a Foundation Game.

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Posted: dec. 17, 2014 12:30 a.m. | | TURNING THE TIDE Comments 0 Comments


Gray to test knee in Israel

Two knee surgeries in less than a year nearly shattered Chelsea Gray’s confidence.

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Posted: dec. 17, 2014 12:14 a.m. | | Gray to test knee in Israel Comments 0 Comments


Stallings, Hawks soar past Manteca

In time, the Manteca High basketball team may compete with the big boys of the Sac-Joaquin Section.

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Posted: dec. 17, 2014 12:13 a.m. | | Stallings, Hawks soar past Manteca Comments 0 Comments
Nunez sparks run to bury Bulldogs

Nunez sparks run to bury Bulldogs

Devin Nunez knows how to slam a door.

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Posted: dec. 17, 2014 12:27 a.m. | | Nunez sparks run to bury Bulldogs Comments 0 Comments


Thunder beat Kings for 7th straight win

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Russell Westbrook had 32 points and seven assists, Kevin Durant scored 26 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the reeling Sacramento Kings 104-92 on Tuesday night for their seventh straight win.

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Posted: dec. 16, 2014 11:13 p.m. | | Thunder beat Kings for 7th straight win Comments 0 Comments


Manteca gets even with Sonora

They may be young, but the Manteca Buffaloes are proving to be fast learners.

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Posted: dec. 17, 2014 12:13 a.m. | | Manteca gets even with Sonora Comments 0 Comments

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