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Despite being faced with an eight-run deficit and just six more outs left to make something happen with on Wednesday, Manteca had no intentions of laying down against its cross-town rival East Union at the Northgate Softball Complex.

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Cortez shines in Titan’s Cage 7 co-main event

Cortez shines in Titan’s Cage 7 co-main event

East Union graduate Jason Cortez Jr. and Nico Lozada didn’t take long to get acquainted in a co-feature bout for The Titans Cage 7 event held at McClellan Conference Center in Sacramento this past Saturday.

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Posted: apr. 17, 2014 12:50 a.m. | | Cortez shines in Titan’s Cage 7 co-main event Comments 0 Comments


Backups lead the way for Warriors

DENVER (AP) — Jordan Crawford scored a career-high 41 points and Harrison Barnes added 30 as a squad of Golden State backups beat the Denver Nuggets 116-112 Wednesday night.

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Posted: apr. 17, 2014 12:49 a.m. | | Backups lead the way for Warriors Comments 0 Comments


Sharks mum on starting GK

SAN JOSE (AP) — For more than a decade there have been no questions about who will start in goal for the San Jose Sharks come playoff time.

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Iannetta’s blast beats A’s

ANAHEIM (AP) — Chris Iannetta homered with two outs in the 12th inning against Drew Pomeranz, giving the Los Angeles Angels a 5-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night.

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Sandoval clutch for Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pablo Sandoval singled in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, lifting the San Francisco Giants to a 2-1 victory over the rival Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night and into first place in the NL West.

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Posted: apr. 17, 2014 12:48 a.m. | | Sandoval clutch for Giants Comments 0 Comments


Yankees honor Nelson Mandela

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees honored Nelson Mandela on Wednesday night during their rain-delayed celebration of the legacy of Jackie Robinson, another icon of social change.

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Ripon bashes winless Bruins

Ripon rallied for seven runs in the first two innings and never looked back in a 10-2 rout of host Riverbank on Tuesday.

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Sierra boys track in driver’s seat for title

The Sierra High boys track and field team are in line to capture its first Valley Oak League championship since 2011.

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Posted: apr. 17, 2014 12:47 a.m. | | Sierra boys track in driver’s seat for title Comments 0 Comments


New-look lineup sparks Ripon attack

Desperate for a spark in the offensive third, Ripon coach Jamie DeBruyn has looked to a defender and a goalie for help as the Trans-Valley League race for three postseason berths heads down the final stretch.

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No shortage of excitement in Long Beach

Last Sunday’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach for the Verizon IndyCars proved to be one the most entertaining and action packed races in the 40-year history of the event.

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Suns set on Kings in season finale

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Archie Goodwin scored 12 of his career-high 29 points in the fourth quarter and the Phoenix Suns defeated the Sacramento Kings 104-99 Wednesday night in the season finale for both teams.

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Playoff seedings finalized

BOSTON (AP) — Bradley Beal scored 27 points and Washington clinched the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference with a 118-102 win over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.

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Anaheim holds off Dallas

ANAHEIM (AP) — Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and an assist, Frederik Andersen made 32 saves to win his NHL playoff debut, and the Anaheim Ducks opened the postseason with a 4-3 victory over the Dallas Stars on Wednesday night.

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FRESH  FACES

FRESH FACES

If Tuesday’s match with Kimball was a barometer for how good East Union can be this season, consider this:

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Sierra stymied by ’Stangs

Sierra stymied by ’Stangs

Sierra competed with the heart of a lion Tuesday during a Valley Oak League showdown with Oakdale.

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Valdez takes center stage in Manteca win

Donning pink jerseys, Manteca blanked Lathrop 3-0 in the annual Kicking for the Cure game hosted at Guss Schmiedt Field on Tuesday night.

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Ripon prevails in 1st-place battle

Ripon prevails in 1st-place battle

RIPON — After blanking Ripon in their first meeting this season, Hughson pitcher Courtney Thornhill was working on eight consecutive shutout innings over the Indians when she turned her ankle in the first inning and had to leave Tuesday’s Trans-Valley League softball contest.

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Athletics hold off Angels in see-saw game

ANAHEIM (AP) — Josh Donaldson drove in Jed Lowrie with an 11th-inning double, and the Oakland Athletics overcame Mike Trout’s tying homer in the ninth for a 10-9 victory against the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night.

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Sanchez ends it in the 12th

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hector Sanchez singled home the winning run with two outs in the 12th inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 Tuesday night after Brandon Belt’s tying double in the ninth.

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Celebrating No.42

NEW YORK (AP) — Marking the 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier, the Rev. Jesse Jackson praised Commissioner Bud Selig for the strides the sport has taken in minority opportunities over the past two decades.

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White Sox pay tribute to bombing victims

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have paid tribute to victims of the Boston Marathon bombing before their game against the Red Sox.

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Lancers rounding into form

East Union may be peaking at just the right time.

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Lancers look impressive in VOL win against Sierra

Both of Sierra’s points were awarded thanks to pair of grueling victories from its No. 5 and No. 6 singles players in a 7-2 loss at East Union Tuesday.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2014 12:55 a.m. | | Lancers look impressive in VOL win against Sierra Comments 0 Comments


10 things to know as the Stanley Cup playoffs get underway

Here’s a look at 10 things to watch when the NHL playoffs begin Wednesday with a new format, some stars returning from injuries and renewed rivalries:

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Posted: apr. 15, 2014 8:10 p.m. | | 10 things to  know as the Stanley Cup playoffs  get underway Comments 0 Comments


Warriors go on without C Bogut

OAKLAND (AP) — Go small or go home.

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Cal hires Martin as coach

BERKELEY (AP) — A more relaxed fan base, milder weather and a chance to coach at the top-rated public university in the country added up to Cuonzo Martin making the decision to leave Tennessee for California.

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Duke’s Parker will decide today

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Jabari Parker says he plans to meet with Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski when he returns to Durham, N.C., on Tuesday, and he will decide Wednesday whether to declare for the NBA draft or return to college for his sophomore year.

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Djokovic eases into Monte Carlo 3rd round

MONACO (AP) — Novak Djokovic began the defense of his Monte Carlo Masters title in flamboyant style Tuesday, taking only 45 minutes to beat Albert Montanes 6-1, 6-0 and maintain his perfect record against the Spaniard.

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Posted: apr. 15, 2014 8:09 p.m. | | Djokovic eases into Monte Carlo 3rd round  Comments 0 Comments
SMASHING SUCCESS

SMASHING SUCCESS

Two big wins from the bottom half of its singles ladder propelled Manteca High’s boys tennis team to a pivotal 6-3 win over visiting Sonora on Monday.

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Posted: apr. 15, 2014 1:07 a.m. | | SMASHING SUCCESS Comments 0 Comments
4 area stars selected for Lions Game

4 area stars selected for Lions Game

The area’s two best offensive linemen along with two record-breaking skill position players have been selected to compete in the 41st Central California Lions All-Star Football Game.

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Buffs settle for tie in Oakdale

Manteca and Oakdale both needed a win, so it’s understandable why both were unsatisfied with Monday’s result.

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Posted: apr. 15, 2014 1:05 a.m. | | Buffs settle for tie in Oakdale Comments 0 Comments


Bogut out indefinitely

OAKLAND (AP) — The playoffs have not even begun and the Golden State Warriors are already dealing with a big blow to their postseason chances.

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Sun rising after busy draft night

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — It was a busy draft night for the Connecticut Sun.

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Padres, Gyorko reach deal adding $35M for 5 years

SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Padres think so much of second baseman Jedd Gyorko that they gave him a hefty raise and he’s only 13 games into his second full big league season.

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Posted: apr. 15, 2014 1:03 a.m. | | Padres, Gyorko reach deal adding $35M for 5 years Comments 0 Comments

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