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ALL FOR KNOT

ALL FOR KNOT

Back in August, as teams across the Central Valley prepared for tournaments and non-league games, Victor Polanco kept his team at home.

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Posted: oct. 30, 2014 12:51 a.m. | | ALL FOR KNOT Comments 0 Comments


Sierra sets sights on VOL title

The Manteca-Sierra football rivalry smolders and smokes throughout the spring and summer months, before bursting into flames each autumn.

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Posted: oct. 30, 2014 12:50 a.m. | | Sierra sets sights on VOL title Comments 0 Comments


Cougars complete perfect VOL run

STOCKTON — Francisco Cisneros is a member of a club few coaches get to join: Club Perfect.

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Posted: oct. 30, 2014 12:50 a.m. | | Cougars complete perfect VOL run Comments 0 Comments
VOL champion Ripon holds off Sonora

VOL champion Ripon holds off Sonora

RIPON — The Ripon boys water polo team had shredded Valley Oak League competition leading up to Wednesday’s Valley Oak League finale against Sonora, winning each contest by no less than seven goals.

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Posted: oct. 30, 2014 12:49 a.m. | | VOL champion Ripon holds off Sonora  Comments 0 Comments


Recent additions bolster East Union, Weston Ranch

Help is on the way for East Union and Weston Ranch, and just in time for their Week-9 Valley Oak League tussle at Dino Cunial Field.

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Posted: oct. 30, 2014 12:48 a.m. | | Recent additions bolster East Union, Weston Ranch Comments 0 Comments


Ripon battles Escalon with playoff bid on line

Ripon can forget about that over-the-top pre-league schedule that led to its 1-4 start.

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Posted: oct. 30, 2014 12:48 a.m. | | Ripon battles Escalon with playoff bid on line Comments 0 Comments


Buffaloes coast to another VOL title; Sierra girls nab No. 8

Mahir Pepic asked Manteca High head coach Rick Cuevas to bark out his time while nearing the 2-mile mark at the Eagal Lakes Resort 3.1-mile course.

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Posted: oct. 30, 2014 12:47 a.m. | | Buffaloes coast to another VOL title; Sierra girls nab No. 8 Comments 0 Comments


Ripon rolls past Modesto Christian

Ripon showed no drop off with reserves getting ample playing time in Wednesday’s three-game rout (25-11, 25-15, 25-12) of visiting Modesto Christian.

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Posted: oct. 30, 2014 12:47 a.m. | | Ripon rolls past Modesto Christian Comments 0 Comments


Pence, Panda celebrate another World Series crown

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Hunter Pence herded his teammates into the center of a clubhouse that was ready to pop. As the Giants hollered and hugged, he kept asking: “Is everybody here? Is everybody here?”

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Posted: oct. 29, 2014 11:42 p.m. | | Pence, Panda celebrate another World Series crown Comments 0 Comments


Bumgarner, Giants beat KC to win World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A giant, indeed.

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Posted: oct. 29, 2014 10:22 p.m. | | Bumgarner, Giants beat KC to win World Series  Comments 0 Comments


Warriors whip Kings in season opener

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Stephen Curry had 24 points and 10 rebounds, Klay Thompson scored 19 points and the undermanned Golden State Warriors made Steve Kerr a winner in his coaching debut, rolling past the Sacramento Kings 95-77 on Wednesday night.

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Posted: oct. 29, 2014 10:21 p.m. | | Warriors whip Kings in season opener  Comments 0 Comments


Big match in messy NFC South

Back in 2010, New Orleans went 11-5 and Seattle was 7-9. But the Saints were a wild card for the playoffs and the Seahawks won their division.

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Posted: oct. 29, 2014 10:21 p.m. | | Big match in messy NFC South Comments 0 Comments


Carr prepares for tough test vs. Seahawks

ALAMEDA (AP) — Derek Carr won the starting quarterback job for the Oakland Raiders in part based on how well he played in the preseason against Seattle.

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Posted: oct. 29, 2014 10:21 p.m. | | Carr prepares for tough test vs. Seahawks Comments 0 Comments


Rookie center Marcus Martin to make NFL debut

SANTA CLARA (AP) — Colin Kaepernick offered a few encouraging words, and rookie Marcus Martin knew the quarterback believed in him to step in at center and do the job.

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Posted: oct. 29, 2014 10:21 p.m. | | Rookie center Marcus Martin to make NFL debut Comments 0 Comments


Sacramento breaks ground on new Kings arena

SACRAMENTO (AP) — The Sacramento Kings have officially broken ground on their new downtown arena.

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Posted: oct. 29, 2014 10:21 p.m. | | Sacramento breaks ground on new Kings arena Comments 0 Comments


Giants ace Bumgarner wins World Series MVP

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Madison Bumgarner was limbering up at Kauffman Stadium this week, getting loose with his San Francisco teammates near the dugout, when Tim Hudson and Michael Morse sneaked up from behind and playfully ruffled the pitcher’s long, scraggly locks.

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Posted: oct. 29, 2014 10:20 p.m. | | Giants ace Bumgarner wins World Series MVP Comments 0 Comments


Royals’ dream season falls short in World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals took their dream season to the limit, falling just short of their first World Series title since 1985.

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Posted: oct. 29, 2014 10:20 p.m. | | Royals’ dream season falls short in World Series Comments 0 Comments


Game 7 of World Series: ‘A gift for everyone’

In Kansas City, Game 7 of the World Series conjures up memories of Bret Saberhagen’s brilliance, a St. Louis meltdown and the only Royals championship in 1985.

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Posted: oct. 29, 2014 10:20 p.m. | | Game 7 of World Series: ‘A gift for everyone’ Comments 0 Comments


Selig’s imprint seen in Game 7 of World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — For his final game as baseball commissioner, Bud Selig was able to see the low-budget Kansas City Royals compete with the high-spending San Francisco Giants for the title.

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Posted: oct. 29, 2014 10:19 p.m. | | Selig’s imprint seen in Game 7 of World Series Comments 0 Comments
LATE BLOOMERS

LATE BLOOMERS

STOCKTON — The Weston Ranch volleyball team is hitting its stride.

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Posted: oct. 28, 2014 11:56 p.m. | | LATE BLOOMERS Comments 0 Comments


East Union will honor its ’74 champions

East Union plans to throw it back to the 1970s, when losses were hard to come by and names like Herrera and Taylor were still at the forefront of the football program.

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Posted: oct. 28, 2014 11:55 p.m. | | East Union will honor its ’74 champions Comments 0 Comments


Manteca competes well in loss to CC; Oakdale sweeps EU

Manteca held its own against Central Catholic and nearly forced a fifth set in a 25-19, 13-25, 21-25, 24-26 Valley Oak League loss Tuesday in Modesto.

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Posted: oct. 28, 2014 11:55 p.m. | | Manteca competes well in loss to CC; Oakdale sweeps EU Comments 0 Comments


Ripon Christian claims SL’s outright crown

Ripon Christian secured the outright claim to the Southern League championship with Tuesday’s 2-0 victory at Denair.

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Posted: oct. 28, 2014 11:54 p.m. | | Ripon Christian claims SL’s outright crown Comments 0 Comments


Royals put parade on hold

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Jake Peavy and the San Francisco Giants hoped Game 6 of the World Series would result in a parade.

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Posted: oct. 28, 2014 11:38 p.m. | | Royals put parade on hold Comments 0 Comments


Niemi has 31 saves as Sharks top Avalanche

DENVER (AP) — Patrick Marleau and Joe Pavelski scored in the shootout to help the San Jose Sharks beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 on Tuesday night.

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Posted: oct. 28, 2014 11:38 p.m. | | Niemi has 31 saves as Sharks top Avalanche Comments 0 Comments


Former 49er Gordon Soltau dies at 89

SANTA CLARA (AP) — Gordon Soltau, a wide receiver and kicker who played nine NFL seasons with San Francisco, has died. He was 89.

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Posted: oct. 28, 2014 11:30 p.m. | | Former 49er Gordon Soltau dies at 89 Comments 0 Comments


Broncos are unanimous No. 1 in AP Pro32 rankings

NEW YORK (AP) — Going into Sunday’s highly anticipated matchup against the New England Patriots, Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos are the unanimous choice as the NFL’s top team.

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Posted: oct. 28, 2014 11:30 p.m. | | Broncos are unanimous No. 1 in AP Pro32 rankings  Comments 0 Comments


Bailey calls it a career after 15 years in NFL

DENVER (AP) — Former teammate Brian Dawkins called Champ Bailey “a great conserver of energy,” a rare superstar who was never in a rush to get anywhere “unless it was on a football field.”

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Posted: oct. 28, 2014 11:30 p.m. | | Bailey calls it a career after 15 years in NFL Comments 0 Comments


Cowboys awaiting word on latest Romo back injury

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Tony Romo’s dramatic return from his latest back injury doesn’t mean he is cleared to face the next opponent.

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Posted: oct. 28, 2014 11:29 p.m. | | Cowboys awaiting word on latest Romo back injury Comments 0 Comments


Mississippi State, Florida State top list

GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — The College Football Playoff selection committee has spoken — and it likes the SEC.

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Posted: oct. 28, 2014 11:29 p.m. | | Mississippi State, Florida State top list Comments 0 Comments


Hudson, Guthrie starting Game 7

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — After long waits to make their World Series debuts, Tim Hudson and Jeremy Guthrie will get another opportunity to pitch Wednesday night.

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Posted: oct. 28, 2014 11:29 p.m. | | Hudson, Guthrie starting Game 7 Comments 0 Comments


Grieving Ventura shines

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Yordano Ventura honored his close friend Oscar Tavares the best way he could.

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Posted: oct. 28, 2014 11:28 p.m. | | Grieving Ventura shines Comments 0 Comments


Rockets rout Lakers 108-90 in Kobe’s return

LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Harden scored 32 points, Dwight Howard added 13 points and 11 rebounds before getting into a shouting match with Kobe Bryant, and the Houston Rockets spoiled Bryant’s return to the Lakers with a 108-90 victory over Los Angeles on Tuesday night.

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Posted: oct. 28, 2014 11:28 p.m. | | Rockets rout Lakers 108-90 in Kobe’s return Comments 0 Comments


Free agency looms after World Series concludes

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Giants star Pablo Sandoval dug into the batter’s box in Game 5 of the World Series, peering out at Royals ace James Shields standing on the mound.

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Posted: oct. 28, 2014 11:28 p.m. | | Free agency looms after World Series concludes Comments 0 Comments


Warriors co-owner regrets writing ‘hoodish’

OAKLAND (AP) — Golden State Warriors co-owner Peter Guber wrote to team employees to say that he regrets if anybody was offended by his unintentional use of “hoodish” in an email.

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Posted: oct. 28, 2014 11:28 p.m. | | Warriors co-owner regrets writing ‘hoodish’ Comments 0 Comments

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