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TESTED ON ROAD

TESTED ON ROAD

LATHROP – Jaelen Ragsdale had his best performance in weeks on a night when Lathrop star Isaiah Ellis struggled just to stay on the court.

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Posted: jan. 29, 2015 12:26 a.m. | | TESTED ON ROAD Comments 0 Comments
Spartans pin down victories

Spartans pin down victories


The Lathrop wrestling team swept its Valley Oak League double-dual meet with Weston Ranch and Kimball on Wednesday.

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Posted: jan. 29, 2015 12:25 a.m. | | Spartans pin down victories Comments 0 Comments


Tiger back with huge following

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Tiger Woods returned to the Phoenix Open and received cheers, boos and gasps.

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Posted: jan. 28, 2015 9:16 p.m. | | Tiger back with huge following Comments 0 Comments


Serena advances, Venus out of Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Venus Williams lost her quarterfinal match against Madison Keys on Wednesday at the Australian Open. Serena Williams, the other sister in a family that has won a combined 25 Grand Slam singles titles, will attempt to right the wrong in the semifinals on Thursday.

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Posted: jan. 28, 2015 9:16 p.m. | | Serena advances, Venus out of Australian Open  Comments 0 Comments


Kings’ Cousins campaigning for AS bid

SACRAMENTO (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins has the statistics. He has the stature. And he has the support of several high-profile peers calling for him to get his first All-Star nod.

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Posted: jan. 28, 2015 9:16 p.m. | | Kings’ Cousins campaigning for AS bid Comments 0 Comments


Bland finish in Chilie: USMNT fades again

Mark Gonzalez scored in the 66th and 75 minutes, rallying Chile to a 3-2 exhibition win over the United States on Wednesday night that sent the Americans to their first five-game winless streak since 2007.

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Posted: jan. 29, 2015 12:09 a.m. | | Bland finish in Chilie: USMNT fades again Comments 0 Comments


Obscure players ‘Super’ for game

PHOENIX (AP) — Almost all football fans know Tom Brady, Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman, Marshawn Lynch and Rob Gronkowski.

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Posted: jan. 28, 2015 9:16 p.m. | | Obscure players  ‘Super’  for game Comments 0 Comments


Schneider has been architect of Seahawks’ success

PHOENIX (AP) — Give Pete Carroll the opportunity to campaign for someone or something he believes in and he’ll gladly jump at the chance.

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Posted: jan. 28, 2015 9:15 p.m. | | Schneider has been architect of Seahawks’ success Comments 0 Comments


Marlins finalize $2 million, 1-year deal with Ichiro Suzuki

MIAMI (AP) — Ichiro Suzuki has passed his physical and finalized a $2 million, one-year contract with the Miami Marlins.

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Posted: jan. 28, 2015 9:15 p.m. | | Marlins finalize $2 million, 1-year deal with Ichiro Suzuki  Comments 0 Comments


History ahead: first Super Bowl OT upcoming

PHOENIX (AP) — Almost as dominant as New England’s performance in the AFC championship game was the showing for Pro Picks in both conference title matches.

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Posted: jan. 28, 2015 9:15 p.m. | | History ahead: first Super Bowl OT upcoming Comments 0 Comments


Tom Brady fighting cold, not worried about health for the the Super Bowl

HANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — Tom Brady is dealing with a cold four days before the Super Bowl but says he’ll be OK.

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Posted: jan. 28, 2015 9:20 p.m. | | Tom Brady fighting cold, not worried about health for the the Super Bowl Comments 0 Comments


Packers coach says team will learn from loss

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Mike McCarthy promised Wednesday to evaluate, make changes and learn from his team’s gut-wrenching NFC Championship game loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

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Posted: jan. 28, 2015 9:19 p.m. | | Packers coach says team will learn from loss Comments 0 Comments


Patriots not dwelling on last Super Bowl loss in Arizona

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — The road to perfection reached a dead end in the Arizona desert. Now the New England Patriots are back where a Super Bowl championship — and an unbeaten record — barely eluded them seven years ago.

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Posted: jan. 28, 2015 9:19 p.m. | | Patriots not dwelling on last Super Bowl loss in Arizona Comments 0 Comments
OUR KNIGHT

OUR KNIGHT

RIPON – Sean Broker burrowed down in the post, a tree standing tall above the Tribe. Austin Alger danced around the perimeter.

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Posted: jan. 28, 2015 12:40 a.m. | | OUR KNIGHT Comments 0 Comments
Defend The Den: T’wolves snap skid

Defend The Den: T’wolves snap skid

The Sierra High girls basketball team turned to its defense to snap a five-game losing streak.

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Posted: jan. 28, 2015 12:35 a.m. | | Defend The Den: T’wolves snap skid Comments 0 Comments
Blankers’  defense the difference

Blankers’ defense the difference

RIPON – Physically, Ed Mulder knew Ellen Blankers would be fine following knee surgery in the spring.

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Posted: jan. 28, 2015 12:35 a.m. | | Blankers’  defense the difference Comments 0 Comments


Rose’s shot lifts Bulls over Warriors in OT

OAKLAND (AP) — Derrick Rose hit a step-back jumper with 7 seconds remaining in overtime, and the Chicago Bulls ended Golden State’s franchise-record 19-game home winning streak with a thrilling 113-111 victory over the Warriors on Tuesday night.

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Posted: jan. 27, 2015 11:55 p.m. | | Rose’s shot lifts Bulls over Warriors in OT  Comments 0 Comments


Tiger’s tooth: ‘Dude caught me square’ on mouth

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Tiger Woods was all smiles Tuesday — and with a full set of teeth.

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Posted: jan. 27, 2015 8:37 p.m. | | Tiger’s tooth: ‘Dude caught me square’ on mouth Comments 0 Comments


After Twitter feud, Revis, Sherman pledge respect

PHOENIX (AP) — Darrelle Revis long reigned supreme among NFL cornerbacks.

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Posted: jan. 27, 2015 8:40 p.m. | | After Twitter feud, Revis, Sherman pledge respect Comments 0 Comments


Terry Larrier, No. 14 VCU overwhelm George Washington

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Freshman Terry Larrier scored 15 points and No. 14 VCU pulled away with a 16-2 run early in the second half to beat George Washington 72-48 on Tuesday night for its 12th consecutive victory.

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Posted: jan. 27, 2015 8:37 p.m. | | Terry Larrier, No. 14 VCU overwhelm George Washington Comments 0 Comments


Belichick and The Beast talk but don’t say much at Media Day

PHOENIX (AP) — Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch knew he had to talk. It didn’t mean he had to say anything.

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Posted: jan. 27, 2015 8:36 p.m. | | Belichick and The Beast talk but don’t say much at Media Day Comments 0 Comments


Allenby stands by story, says truth will come out

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A defiant and at times angry Robert Allenby stood by his story Tuesday that he was robbed and beaten in Honolulu, basing the account on what he remembered and what he was told by a homeless woman who came to his aid.

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Posted: jan. 27, 2015 8:41 p.m. | | Allenby stands by story,  says truth will come out Comments 0 Comments


Crawford agrees to $3.1M contract with the Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants and shortstop Brandon Crawford have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract for $3,175,000.

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Posted: jan. 27, 2015 8:41 p.m. | | Crawford agrees to $3.1M contract with the Giants Comments 0 Comments


Nadal loses; Sharapova to play all-Russian semi in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rafael Nadal has joined Roger Federer on the sidelines at the Australian Open, taking their combined 31 Grand Slam singles titles with them.

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Posted: jan. 27, 2015 8:41 p.m. | | Nadal loses; Sharapova to play all-Russian semi in Australia Comments 0 Comments


Wilson recalls watching Brady win Super Bowls as kid

PHOENIX (AP) — Tom Brady began winning Super Bowls when Russell Wilson was still a teenager, tuning in to see the big game on TV.

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Posted: jan. 27, 2015 8:35 p.m. | | Wilson recalls watching Brady win Super Bowls as kid Comments 0 Comments


Stockton native Julius Thomas is set to get paid

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Julius Thomas is about to cash in, one way or another.

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Posted: jan. 27, 2015 8:35 p.m. | | Stockton native Julius Thomas is set to get paid Comments 0 Comments


Deflated topic: air pressure in footballs

PHOENIX (AP) — Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s pre-emptive strike the previous night took the issue of air pressure in footballs on Super Bowl media day and, well, deflated it.

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Posted: jan. 27, 2015 8:35 p.m. | | Deflated topic: air pressure in footballs Comments 0 Comments


Gronkowski ready to roll in Super Bowl

PHOENIX (AP) — Rob Gronkowski’s ankle is fine. So are his forearm and knee. He’s way past those injuries that ruined his last three postseasons.

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Posted: jan. 27, 2015 8:34 p.m. | | Gronkowski ready to roll in Super Bowl Comments 0 Comments
RC looks to reverse trend in rivalry

RC looks to reverse trend in rivalry

RIPON – The Ripon Christian girls basketball team hasn’t had much success this decade against its across-the-street neighbor.

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Posted: jan. 26, 2015 11:06 p.m. | | RC looks to reverse trend in rivalry Comments 0 Comments
BEST IN TOWN

BEST IN TOWN

RIPON – Rod Wright and his staff are in charge of the official book, access to the locker rooms and providing a game ball.

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Posted: jan. 26, 2015 11:12 p.m. | | BEST IN TOWN Comments 0 Comments


Lathrop United shakes off loss; finishes third at Frazier tourney

A controversial penalty kick may have kept the Lathrop United from a Jim Frazier Tournament championship, but it hardly diminished a banner inaugural season for the boys soccer club. 

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Posted: jan. 26, 2015 11:06 p.m. | | Lathrop United shakes off loss; finishes third at Frazier tourney Comments 0 Comments


Kobe Bryant to have shoulder surgery, likely out for season

EL SEGUNDO (AP) — Kobe Bryant will have surgery Wednesday on his torn right rotator cuff, likely ending his 19th season with the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Posted: jan. 26, 2015 9:38 p.m. | | Kobe Bryant to have shoulder surgery, likely out for season Comments 0 Comments


Patriots owner makes strong defense of team

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft demanded an apology from the league once the Patriots are found to be not guilty of breaking any rules regarding using under-inflated footballs in the AFC championship game.

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Posted: jan. 26, 2015 9:41 p.m. | | Patriots owner makes strong defense of team Comments 0 Comments


Raiders sign Woodson for 2015 season

ALAMEDA (AP) — The Oakland Raiders signed pending free-agent safety Charles Woodson to a one-year contract extension on Monday, bringing him back for an 18th season in the NFL.

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Posted: jan. 26, 2015 9:42 p.m. | | Raiders sign Woodson for 2015 season Comments 0 Comments


Sharapova to play Makarova in Australian Open semifinals

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Maria Sharapova moved closer to another Australian Open title, set to face a fellow Russian in the semifinals who has never beaten her.

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Posted: jan. 26, 2015 9:36 p.m. | | Sharapova to play Makarova in Australian Open semifinals Comments 0 Comments

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