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Indians fall despite spirited effort

Indians fall despite spirited effort

RIPON —Hilmar had the look of a team that had been there, done that in tight situations.

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 2:29 a.m. | | Indians fall despite spirited effort Comments 0 Comments


Giants, KC hope rest doesn’t turn to rust

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alex Gordon took a big rip at a batting-practice fastball, fouled it off badly into the cage, and ducked when the carom nearly hit him in the head.

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 2:29 a.m. | | Giants, KC hope rest doesn’t turn to rust Comments 0 Comments


Four relievers help SF close in on history

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants have their own version of the Core Four that has fueled their recent October dominance.

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 2:31 a.m. | | Four relievers help SF close in on history Comments 0 Comments
East Union part of ‘discussion’ despite injuries

East Union part of ‘discussion’ despite injuries

East Union has won three games for the first time under fourth-year football coach Willie Herrera.

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 2:28 a.m. | | East Union part of ‘discussion’ despite injuries Comments 0 Comments


Cougars secure postseason berth

Weston Ranch clinched a second straight postseason berth with Monday’s resounding 7-1 victory at Lathrop.

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 2:27 a.m. | | Cougars secure postseason berth Comments 0 Comments


Jr. T’wolves nab No. 1 seed

The Manteca Jr. Timberwolves varsity remained undefeated in conference play and sewed up the No. 1 seed in upcoming Delta Youth Football League playoffs with a 39-22 victory over the host Dublin Fighting Irish.

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 2:24 a.m. | | Jr. T’wolves nab No. 1 seed Comments 0 Comments
KNIGHTS TAME LIONS

KNIGHTS TAME LIONS

The Ripon Knights used a balanced and pounding attack to defeat the Denair Lions 40-8 on Saturday at Ripon Christian High School to sew up the first seed and an opening-round bye in the upcoming Trans-Valley Youth Football League playoffs.

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 2:27 a.m. | | KNIGHTS TAME LIONS Comments 0 Comments


Jaguars throttle Bears

Angel Garay ran for 116 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Manteca Jaguars varsity to a 38-8 win over the Merced Bears in Cen-Cal action.

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 2:24 a.m. | | Jaguars throttle Bears Comments 0 Comments


Bowling news

Manteca Bowl

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 2:17 a.m. | | Bowling news Comments 0 Comments


Chiefs unable to sustain early momentum in loss

The Ripon Chiefs varsity got on the board first Saturday, but that was not enough as the undefeated Escalon Outlaws battled back to win 28-8 in the Motherlode Valley Football League regular-season finale.

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 2:23 a.m. | | Chiefs unable to sustain early momentum in loss Comments 0 Comments


San Francisco radio stations ban hit song 'Royals'

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The popular song “Royals” by New Zealand artist Lorde is getting caught up in the fervor over the upcoming World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals.

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Posted: oct. 20, 2014 11:43 p.m. | | San Francisco radio stations ban hit song 'Royals' Comments 0 Comments


Royals, fans bond over improbable postseason run

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The game had been over for hours. Kauffman Stadium had gone dark. The roars of a sold-out crowd, which had rooted the Kansas City Royals to a sweep of the mighty Los Angeles Angels, had drifted away into the cool night air.

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Posted: oct. 20, 2014 11:40 p.m. | | Royals, fans bond over improbable postseason run Comments 0 Comments


Kellogg is umpire crew chief for World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jeff Kellogg will be the umpire crew chief for the World Series, and four other umps have been picked to work the event for the first time.

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Posted: oct. 20, 2014 11:38 p.m. | | Kellogg is umpire crew chief for World Series Comments 0 Comments


Yearwood, Santana to perform at World Series

NEW YORK (AP) — Trisha Yearwood and Carlos Santana are among the musicians set to perform the national anthem during the World Series.

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Posted: oct. 20, 2014 11:37 p.m. | | Yearwood, Santana to perform at World Series Comments 0 Comments


49ers lose center Daniel Kilgore, needs surgery

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers center Daniel Kilgore is scheduled to undergo season-ending surgery Tuesday on a fractured left ankle sustained in the third quarter of Sunday night's loss at Denver.

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Posted: oct. 20, 2014 11:32 p.m. | | 49ers lose center Daniel Kilgore, needs surgery Comments 0 Comments


US tops Haiti to advance in World Cup qualifying

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S women's soccer team is winning in a no-win situation. Of course, the Americans should beat Haiti by a bunch of goals. And, of course, the Haitians are going to park themselves in front of their own net to keep the score as respectable as possible.

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Posted: oct. 20, 2014 11:31 p.m. | | US tops Haiti to advance in World Cup qualifying Comments 0 Comments


Serena beats Ivanovic in WTA Finals opener

SINGAPORE (AP) — A new venue, an injury-hit preparation and insults from a top sports official — none of it could stop Serena Williams’ winning streak at the WTA Finals.

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Posted: oct. 20, 2014 11:30 p.m. | | Serena beats Ivanovic in WTA Finals opener Comments 0 Comments


Texans overwhelmed in 30-23 loss to Steelers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Confident and in command, the Houston Texans appeared poised for the biggest win of Bill O'Brien's brief tenure.

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Posted: oct. 20, 2014 11:30 p.m. | | Texans overwhelmed in 30-23 loss to Steelers Comments 0 Comments


Spurs rally to beat Kings 106-99

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Jeff Ayres had 15 points and rookie Kyle Anderson added 14 points as the San Antonio Spurs overcame DeMarcus Cousin’s 32 points and 11 rebounds to rally for a 106-99 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Monday night.

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Posted: oct. 20, 2014 11:28 p.m. | | Spurs rally to beat Kings 106-99 Comments 0 Comments


Keselowski keeps title hopes alive at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Brad Keselowski refused to be knocked down — not by Matt Kenseth, who jumped him from behind after a disastrous race at Charlotte, and not by garage-wide condemnation over his post-race meltdown.

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Posted: oct. 19, 2014 11:21 p.m. | | Keselowski  keeps title hopes alive at Talladega Comments 0 Comments
SPARTANS TOP EU

SPARTANS TOP EU

R.J. Tisdell ground out 106 yards on 10 carries with a 45-yard touchdown run to help lead Lathrop to a 24-13 win over host East Union on Friday in sophomore Valley Oak League action at Dino Cunial Field.

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Posted: oct. 19, 2014 11:20 p.m. | | SPARTANS TOP EU Comments 0 Comments
Lathrop stuns EU Lancers

Lathrop stuns EU Lancers

Keonnee Linnell directed the Lathrop freshmen to a 40-6 win over visiting East Union on Thursday in Valley Oak League at Dino Cunial Field.

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Posted: oct. 19, 2014 11:12 p.m. | | Lathrop stuns EU Lancers Comments 0 Comments


Lincecum waits his turn

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tim Lincecum walked silently through the bustling clubhouse before Saturday’s workout and stuck his left arm straight out as he passed Jean Machi’s locker, offering a friendly fist bump to the reliever.

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Posted: oct. 19, 2014 11:12 p.m. | | Lincecum waits his turn Comments 0 Comments


Manning breaks Favre’s TD mark at SF’s expense

DENVER (AP) — Peyton Manning’s receivers played keep-away with his milestone memento and the NFL’s new leader in career touchdown passes toyed with the San Francisco 49ers in the Denver Broncos’ emphatic 42-17 victory Sunday night.

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Posted: oct. 19, 2014 11:11 p.m. | | Manning breaks  Favre’s TD mark  at SF’s expense Comments 0 Comments


Whitecaps and Earthquakes play to scoeless draw

SANTA CLARA (AP) — David Ousted made three saves and the Vancouver Whitecaps tied the San Jose Earthquakes 0-0 on Saturday night to regain sole possession of the fifth and final Western Conference playoff position.

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Posted: oct. 19, 2014 10:50 p.m. | | Whitecaps and Earthquakes play to scoeless draw Comments 0 Comments


Cards hand Raiders 12th straight defeat

OAKLAND  (AP) — Carson Palmer made a triumphant return to Oakland.

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Posted: oct. 19, 2014 11:11 p.m. | | Cards hand Raiders  12th straight defeat Comments 0 Comments


KC Royals dependent on 3-headed bullpen monster

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Buck Showalter knew he was in trouble when the seventh inning rolled around and his Orioles were trailing the Kansas City Royals in Game 4 of the AL Championship Series.

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Posted: oct. 19, 2014 10:51 p.m. | | KC Royals dependent on  3-headed bullpen monster Comments 0 Comments


Oakdale fan returns ‘the ball’

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A lifelong San Francisco fan had a piece of team history in his hands Thursday night: the home run ball that sent the Giants to the World Series.

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Posted: oct. 19, 2014 10:51 p.m. | | Oakdale fan returns ‘the ball’ Comments 0 Comments


Rangers net 2 goals in 4 seconds to stun Sharks

NEW YORK (AP) — That was quick.

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Posted: oct. 19, 2014 10:50 p.m. | | Rangers net 2 goals in 4  seconds to stun Sharks Comments 0 Comments


Jacksonville finally wins

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars are winless no more.

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Posted: oct. 19, 2014 10:50 p.m. | | Jacksonville finally wins Comments 0 Comments


Martin wins first PGA in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ben Martin made a 45-foot eagle putt to regain the lead and finished with a 20-foot birdie putt for a 3-under 68 and his first PGA Tour victory Sunday in the Shriners Hospital for Children Open.

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Posted: oct. 19, 2014 10:49 p.m. | | Martin wins first  PGA in Las Vegas Comments 0 Comments


Haas wins Greater Hickory Kia Classic

CONOVER, N.C. (AP) — Jay Haas became the 18th player to win a Champions Tour at 60 or older, closing with a 5-under 66 on Sunday for a two-stroke victory in the Greater Hickory Kia Classic.

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Posted: oct. 19, 2014 10:49 p.m. | | Haas wins Greater Hickory Kia Classic Comments 0 Comments


Ilonen beats Stenson in World Match Play final

ASH, England (AP) — Mikko Ilonen defeated top-seeded Henrik Stenson 3 and 1 in the final Sunday to win the World Match Play Championship.

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Posted: oct. 19, 2014 10:49 p.m. | | Ilonen beats Stenson in  World Match Play final Comments 0 Comments
GAME OF  THRONES

GAME OF THRONES

Jeff Harbison put his full trust in his players.

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Posted: oct. 18, 2014 1:02 a.m. | | GAME OF  THRONES Comments 0 Comments


No matter what: T’wolves resilient

Let’s play a word association game, shall we? When I say “Sierra High football,” what adjectives and superlatives spring to mind?

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Posted: oct. 18, 2014 1:01 a.m. | | No matter what: T’wolves resilient Comments 0 Comments

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