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Ty Griggs arrived in Pasadena hoping for a top-three finish in the 4th annual Veritas International Junior Golf Festival and AAU Jr. Olympic Golf Championship.

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Posted: jul. 28, 2015 12:30 a.m. | | FOLLOW THE LEADER Comments 0 Comments
MaxPreps names Goulart state’s medium schools coach of the year

MaxPreps names Goulart state’s medium schools coach of the year


Sierra’s Kendelle Messersmith and East Union sophomore Alexis Erich finally get their due.

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Posted: jul. 28, 2015 12:29 a.m. | | MaxPreps names Goulart state’s medium schools coach of the year Comments 0 Comments


Warriors trade David Lee for Wallace, Babb

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors have completed the trade sending two-time All-Star forward David Lee to the Boston Celtics for Gerald Wallace and Chris Babb, the teams said Monday.

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Posted: jul. 27, 2015 11:06 p.m. | | Warriors trade David Lee for Wallace, Babb  Comments 0 Comments


Mets acquire Tyler Clippard from Athletics

NEW YORK (AP) — The active New York Mets acquired first-rate reliever Tyler Clippard from Oakland for a minor league pitcher Monday, completing their second trade in four days and sending another signal they’re serious about contending this year.

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Posted: jul. 27, 2015 11:06 p.m. | | Mets acquire Tyler Clippard from Athletics  Comments 0 Comments


Crawford homers to back Heston as Giants win again

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Brandon Crawford hit a two-run homer to help rookie Chris Heston win his fifth consecutive decision, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 Monday night for their sixth straight victory.

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Posted: jul. 27, 2015 11:06 p.m. | | Crawford homers to back Heston as Giants win again Comments 0 Comments


A-Rod homers on 40th birthday

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Alex Rodriguez is hitting home runs in his 40s, just like he did as a teenager.

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Posted: jul. 27, 2015 11:05 p.m. | | A-Rod homers on 40th birthday Comments 0 Comments


Angels acquire Shane Victorino from Red Sox

ANAHEIM (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels acquired veteran outfielder Shane Victorino and more than $3.8 million from the Boston Red Sox on Monday for infielder Josh Rutledge.

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Posted: jul. 27, 2015 11:05 p.m. | | Angels acquire Shane Victorino from Red Sox Comments 0 Comments


Can Los Angeles revive a US Olympic bid?

Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Olympics was undercut by its own mayor, its skeptical public and, finally, leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee, who were tired of the city’s ever-changing blueprint.

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Posted: jul. 27, 2015 11:05 p.m. | | Can Los Angeles revive a US Olympic bid? Comments 0 Comments


Cavs trade Haywood, Miller to Blazers

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers have traded forward Mike Miller and center Brendan Haywood to the Portland Trail Blazers to create salary-cap room and save luxury-tax money.

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Posted: jul. 27, 2015 11:04 p.m. | | Cavs trade Haywood, Miller to Blazers Comments 0 Comments


Sky trade Sylvia Fowles to Lynx as part of 3-team deal

Sylvia Fowles only wanted to play for one team this season — the Minnesota Lynx. The Chicago Sky finally were able to make it happen.

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Posted: jul. 27, 2015 11:04 p.m. | | Sky trade Sylvia Fowles to Lynx as part of 3-team deal Comments 0 Comments


Jen Welter named Cardinals training camp coach

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have hired Jen Welter to coach inside linebackers through their upcoming training camp and preseason.

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Posted: jul. 27, 2015 11:04 p.m. | | Jen Welter named Cardinals training camp coach Comments 0 Comments


Seau lawyer: family won’t disrupt ceremonies

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The family of the late Junior Seau will not disrupt the Hall of Fame ceremonies on Aug. 8 despite its disagreement with a policy preventing live remarks during a posthumous induction.

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Posted: jul. 27, 2015 11:04 p.m. | | Seau lawyer: family won’t disrupt ceremonies Comments 0 Comments


NFL close to new football inspection rules

The NFL is preparing to send out instructions to game officials and teams explaining new rules for inspecting footballs.

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Posted: jul. 27, 2015 11:04 p.m. | | NFL close to new football inspection rules Comments 0 Comments


US plays Aruba or St Vincent in World Cup qualifying

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The United States will host Aruba or St. Vincent and the Grenadines at St. Louis on Nov. 13 in the Americans’ opening qualifier for the 2018 World Cup.

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Posted: jul. 27, 2015 11:03 p.m. | | US plays Aruba or St Vincent in World Cup qualifying Comments 0 Comments


Use snake shots to stay safe

I’m planning to take my daughter, son-in-law and grandkids fishing. We’re going to a couple ponds up in the foothills near Lake Comanche that are loaded with Bass, Crappie and Bluegills.

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Posted: jul. 27, 2015 12:19 a.m. | | Use snake shots to stay safe Comments 0 Comments
SPRECKELS IN SEMI

SPRECKELS IN SEMI

FREMONT – Although Spreckels Park never trailed, South Siskiyou-Weed came back late to narrow the gap but could not close it as Rafael Diaz allowed just three hits in 5.2 innings to help Spreckels Park post a 6-4 victory Saturday in the California Division II Little League Junior All Star Tournament at Gomes Elementary School in Fremont.

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Posted: jul. 27, 2015 12:19 a.m. | | SPRECKELS IN SEMI Comments 0 Comments
Hudson beats his former A’s

Hudson beats his former A’s

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tim Hudson knows almost nobody around the ever-changing Oakland Athletics anymore. That didn’t make defeating his former team for the first time any less sweet.

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Posted: jul. 26, 2015 10:05 p.m. | | Hudson beats his former A’s Comments 0 Comments


Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz, Biggio enter Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Three pitchers who became dominant after trades and a rock-solid catcher-turned-second baseman have a new moniker — Hall of Famer.

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Posted: jul. 26, 2015 10:03 p.m. | | Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz, Biggio  enter Hall of Fame  Comments 0 Comments


Whitecaps beat Earthquakes

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Mauro Rosales and Kendall Waston scored in the first half to help the Vancouver Whitecaps beat the San Jose Earthquakes 3-1 on Sunday.

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Posted: jul. 26, 2015 10:02 p.m. | | Whitecaps beat  Earthquakes Comments 0 Comments


Chris Froome wins 2nd Tour de France

PARIS (AP) — All for one, one for all, and all bathed in yellow.

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Posted: jul. 26, 2015 10:02 p.m. | | Chris Froome wins  2nd Tour de France  Comments 0 Comments


Royals get Cueto in Reds trade

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals acquired Johnny Cueto in a trade with Cincinnati on Sunday, sending three prospects to the Reds for a legitimate ace for the front of their beleaguered rotation.

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Posted: jul. 26, 2015 10:01 p.m. | | Royals get Cueto in Reds trade Comments 0 Comments


Busch grabs elusive Indy victory; comeback continues

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — There was no celebratory burnout — Kyle Busch has done plenty of those the last few weeks — just another big, fat kiss at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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Posted: jul. 26, 2015 10:01 p.m. | | Busch grabs elusive Indy victory; comeback continues Comments 0 Comments


Misery for Mercedes with Hamilton 6th and Rosberg 8th

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The crushing dominance of the Mercedes Silver Arrows came to an abrupt halt at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday, the first time since the final race of the 2013 season without either Lewis Hamilton or Nico Rosberg on the podium.

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Posted: jul. 26, 2015 10:00 p.m. | | Misery for Mercedes with  Hamilton 6th and Rosberg 8th Comments 0 Comments


Jason Day rallies to claim Canadian Open championship

OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) — Jason Day made himself right at home in the Canadian Open — at David Hearn’s expense.

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Posted: jul. 26, 2015 10:00 p.m. | | Jason Day rallies to claim Canadian Open championship Comments 0 Comments


Lexi Thompson rallies to win Meijer LPGA Classic in Michigan

BELMONT, Mich. (AP) — Lexi Thompson made sure she didn’t beat herself — and ended up defeating everyone else.

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Posted: jul. 26, 2015 9:59 p.m. | | Lexi Thompson rallies to win  Meijer LPGA Classic in Michigan Comments 0 Comments


Mexico wins 7th Gold Cup title

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Andres Guardado scored his fourth goal of the knockout rounds, not needing a penalty kick this time, and Mexico won its seventh CONCACAF Gold Cup title Sunday with a 3-1 victory over upstart Jamaica.

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Posted: jul. 26, 2015 9:38 p.m. | | Mexico wins 7th Gold Cup title Comments 0 Comments


With title secured, US sweeps China

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — With the FIVB World Grand Prix Finals championship already secured, the United States added a three-set victory over China on Sunday to cap the tournament.

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Posted: jul. 26, 2015 9:38 p.m. | | With title secured, US sweeps China Comments 0 Comments
ON THE LINE

ON THE LINE

What started out as an unheralded group of linemen stepped out of its predecessors’ massive shadows last year and continued Manteca’s proud tradition as a smash-mouth football team.

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Posted: jul. 25, 2015 12:32 a.m. | | ON THE LINE Comments 0 Comments


Fireworks on Tour as Nibali and Froome fight

LA TOUSSUIRE, France (AP) — Chris Froome always expected his rivals to throw everything at him and his Tour de France race lead. He just didn’t expect that would happen when he was stopped by the side of the road.

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Posted: jul. 25, 2015 12:03 a.m. | | Fireworks on Tour as Nibali and Froome fight Comments 0 Comments


Rangers’ Hamilton expects boos in return to Angel Stadium

ANAHEIM (AP) — Josh Hamilton expected to be booed in his first game back at Angel Stadium with the Texas Rangers.

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Posted: jul. 25, 2015 12:03 a.m. | | Rangers’ Hamilton expects  boos in return to Angel Stadium Comments 0 Comments


USOC asks for stance on Boston ‘24

BOSTON (AP) — The U.S. Olympic Committee wants to know where the governor of Massachusetts stands on the Boston Olympics. His answer: Still crunching the numbers.

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Posted: jul. 25, 2015 12:02 a.m. | | USOC asks for stance on Boston ‘24 Comments 0 Comments


NASCAR Drivers adjust to new rules

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A new rules package for Indianapolis Motor Speedway provided visibility issues for drivers. More troubling for NASCAR, though, is that after nearly five hours of practice Friday, there was little indication the changes will produce better racing.

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Posted: jul. 25, 2015 12:02 a.m. | | NASCAR  Drivers  adjust to new rules  Comments 0 Comments


Chad Campbell shoots 63 to take Canadian Open lead

OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) — Chad Campbell shot a 9-under 63 on Friday in the Canadian Open to take a two-stroke lead over Brian Harman.

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Posted: jul. 25, 2015 12:02 a.m. | | Chad Campbell shoots 63  to take Canadian Open lead Comments 0 Comments


Electronic Sports League to begin random drug tests

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Drug testing is coming to e-sports.

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Posted: jul. 24, 2015 12:29 a.m. | | Electronic Sports League to begin random drug tests Comments 0 Comments


Union offered NFL settlement on Brady suspension

The players’ union proposed a settlement on Tom Brady’s four-game suspension last week that was “met with silence” by the NFL, a person familiar with the proposal told The Associated Press.

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Posted: jul. 24, 2015 12:28 a.m. | | Union offered NFL settlement on Brady suspension Comments 0 Comments

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