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Central Catholic remains in the driver’s seat for the Valley Oak League championship after the conference’s newest member knocked off defending titlist Manteca 6-3 for a second time this season.

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Posted: oct. 02, 2014 1:09 a.m. | | HEIR RAIDERS Comments 0 Comments
Manteca survives second-half scoring spree

Manteca survives second-half scoring spree

LATHROP — With just two goals scored in the game’s first 60 minutes, Manteca and Lathrop combined for three in a five-minute span in Wednesday’s Valley Oak League contest at Bennie Gatto Field.

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Posted: oct. 02, 2014 1:08 a.m. | | Manteca survives second-half scoring spree Comments 0 Comments


Sierra to face first real test in Central Catholic


Jeff Harbison’s well-intentioned pre-league schedule produced favorable results, but not the type of games he had hoped for his Sierra football team.

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Posted: oct. 02, 2014 1:08 a.m. | | Sierra to face first real test in Central Catholic Comments 0 Comments


Ripon hangs tough in loss to Hilmar

Ripon was undaunted by its first Trans-Valley League assignment Wednesday.

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Posted: oct. 02, 2014 1:09 a.m. | | Ripon hangs tough in loss to Hilmar Comments 0 Comments


Weston Ranch shakes off frustrating first half to beat Oakdale

Weston Ranch coach Francisco Cisneros could sense the frustration mounting from his Cougars in the first half of their Valley Oak League match at Oakdale on wednesday.

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Posted: oct. 02, 2014 1:07 a.m. | | Weston Ranch shakes off frustrating first half to beat Oakdale Comments 0 Comments


EU’s Riley cards 31 at Old River

Brooke Riley capped off an impressive week Wednesday, shooting 5-under-par 31 on the links-style front nine at Tracy’s Old River Golf Course, as East Union continued its Valley Oak League title defense with a 205-225 win against host Kimball.

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Posted: oct. 02, 2014 1:07 a.m. | | EU’s Riley cards 31 at Old River Comments 0 Comments


Sparano meets with Raiders before bye

ALAMEDA (AP) — Oakland Raiders interim coach Tony Sparano met with his players for the first time since replacing the fired Dennis Allen, then sent them off for a four-day weekend.

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Posted: oct. 01, 2014 11:43 p.m. | | Sparano meets with Raiders before bye Comments 0 Comments


Back where he started

SANTA CLARA (AP) — Alex Smith arrived in San Francisco with the pressure of being the No. 1 overall draft pick. He got called a draft bust, then turned the tide to win back those same fans who had booed him out of Candlestick Park.

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Posted: oct. 01, 2014 11:41 p.m. | | Back where he started Comments 0 Comments


Packers heavy favorites tonight

You might say the Minnesota Vikings are pondering a quarterbacking dilemma.

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Extra innings boost audience for AL wild-card game

ATLANTA (AP) — Extra innings boosted viewership for the American League wild-card game.

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Posted: oct. 01, 2014 11:40 p.m. | | Extra innings boost audience for AL wild-card game Comments 0 Comments


A’s move on after stumbling to finish

OAKLAND (AP) — Support his big moves or not, Billy Beane made one thing perfectly clear: The Oakland Athletics’ season probably would have ended sooner without Jon Lester a part of it.

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Posted: oct. 01, 2014 11:42 p.m. | | A’s move on after stumbling to finish Comments 0 Comments


Trout makes playoff debut when Angels host Royals

ANAHEIM (AP) — Mike Trout asked Albert Pujols for advice on his playoff debut before the Los Angeles Angels stepped into the October spotlight, and the veteran slugger with two World Series rings had some simple guidance for baseball’s best young player.

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Posted: oct. 01, 2014 11:40 p.m. | | Trout makes playoff debut when Angels host Royals Comments 0 Comments


Tigers hope starters can outdo Orioles bullpen

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Detroit Tigers’ starting pitchers in the first three games of the AL Division Series have a combined 329 wins, three Cy Young Awards and 35 games of postseason experience.

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Posted: oct. 01, 2014 11:40 p.m. | | Tigers hope starters can outdo Orioles bullpen Comments 0 Comments


Rookie managers Williams, Ausmus reach postseason

WASHINGTON (AP) — Matt Williams was in his 18th game as a major league manager, still learning on the job, when he went with his gut.

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Posted: oct. 01, 2014 11:41 p.m. | | Rookie managers Williams, Ausmus reach postseason Comments 0 Comments
TAYLOR MADE

TAYLOR MADE

Taylor Bays can serve. And she can dig, too.

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Posted: oct. 01, 2014 12:47 a.m. | | TAYLOR MADE Comments 0 Comments
Ripon Christian holds off late Orestimba charge

Ripon Christian holds off late Orestimba charge

RIPON — Nothing is coming easy in what is shaping up to be a competitive Southern League boys soccer season.

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Posted: oct. 01, 2014 12:44 a.m. | | Ripon Christian holds off late Orestimba charge Comments 0 Comments


Lancers serve up loss for Cougars

East Union kept host Weston Ranch on its heels thanks to big serving runs from Jordyn Posz and Destiny Flores.

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Posted: oct. 01, 2014 12:43 a.m. | | Lancers serve up loss for Cougars Comments 0 Comments


Manteca shuts out WR;1st-place Central next

The weather is expected to cooperate for today’s Valley Oak League rematch between Manteca and Central Catholic, which was originally postponed because of rain last Thursday.

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Posted: oct. 01, 2014 12:43 a.m. | | Manteca shuts out WR;1st-place Central next Comments 0 Comments


Riley cards 4-under 32 at Oakdale GCC

Brooke Riley’s round didn’t end as well as she had hoped during East Union’s Valley Oak League dual match at Oakdale Golf and Country Club on Tuesday.

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Posted: oct. 01, 2014 12:42 a.m. | | Riley cards 4-under 32 at Oakdale GCC Comments 0 Comments


Jr. Bulldogs edge Jr. Timberwolves

Scoring was at a premium Saturday when the Manteca Jr. Timberwolves junior novice squad locked up with the Tracy Jr. Bulldogs, who prevailed 6-0 in Delta Youth Football League action.

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Posted: oct. 01, 2014 12:42 a.m. | | Jr. Bulldogs edge Jr. Timberwolves Comments 0 Comments


Royal pain: A’s lose in 12th inning

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals had waited 29 years to reach the postseason. They weren’t going down without a fight.

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Posted: oct. 01, 2014 12:43 a.m. | | Royal pain: A’s lose in 12th inning Comments 0 Comments


Volquez looks to continue revival against Giants

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Edinson Volquez’s renaissance began with a simple game of catch.

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Posted: oct. 01, 2014 12:41 a.m. | | Volquez looks to continue revival against Giants  Comments 0 Comments


Raiders make Tony Sparano interim coach

ALAMEDA (AP) — Reggie McKenzie believes he put together a roster capable of competing for a playoff spot. When that roster got off to an 0-4 start and wasn’t even competitive in two games, the Oakland Raiders general manager decided he needed to fire coach Dennis Allen.

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Training camp essential for NBA’s new head coaches

OAKLAND (AP) — Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers made an impromptu visit to Steve Kerr’s office last week and couldn’t stop staring at the walls.

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Posted: oct. 01, 2014 12:40 a.m. | | Training camp essential for NBA’s new head coaches Comments 0 Comments


Wilhoite filling the injury void at linebacker

SANTA CLARA (AP) — Michael Wilhoite knows he had important shoes to fill whenever he takes the field.

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Posted: oct. 01, 2014 12:42 a.m. | | Wilhoite filling the injury void at linebacker Comments 0 Comments


Angels’ Hamilton says he’s OK for playoffs

ANAHEIM (AP) Los Angeles Angels slugger Josh Hamilton says he’s feeling better and is ready for the playoffs later this week.

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Posted: oct. 01, 2014 12:39 a.m. | | Angels’ Hamilton says he’s OK for playoffs Comments 0 Comments


NFL says Abdullah should not have been penalized

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The NFL said Tuesday that Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct when he dropped to his knees in prayer after an interception.

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Posted: oct. 01, 2014 12:40 a.m. | | NFL says Abdullah should not have been penalized Comments 0 Comments


No changes for top 3

NEW YORK (AP) — There was no change in the top three spots in the latest AP Pro32 power rankings.

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Posted: oct. 01, 2014 12:42 a.m. | | No changes for top 3 Comments 0 Comments


Brown nets go-ahead goal, Kings top Sharks

SAN JOSE (AP) — Dustin Brown snapped a tie 44 seconds into the second period, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the San Jose Sharks 4-1 in an NHL preseason game on Tuesday night.

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Posted: oct. 01, 2014 12:40 a.m. | | Brown nets go-ahead goal, Kings top Sharks Comments 0 Comments


US women rout Angola finish pool play 3-0

ISTANBUL (AP) — Brittney Griner was a little surprised.

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Posted: oct. 01, 2014 12:41 a.m. | | US women rout Angola finish pool play 3-0 Comments 0 Comments


Dodgers using down time to heal up for playoffs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers are heading into the postseason healthier than they were a year ago, and they hope it holds up.

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Strasburg’s playoff debut

WASHINGTON (AP) — About a half-hour before game time on the days Stephen Strasburg starts at home for the Washington Nationals, he emerges from the dugout and walks along the right-field line with pitching coach Steve McCatty, hearing cheers from spectators along the way.

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Scherzer to start Game 1 for Tigers vs Baltimore

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers will start this postseason just like last year’s: Max Scherzer in Game 1, Justin Verlander in Game 2.

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Posted: oct. 01, 2014 12:39 a.m. | | Scherzer to start Game 1 for Tigers vs Baltimore Comments 0 Comments
COUGARS STREAKIN’

COUGARS STREAKIN’

STOCKTON — The blond streak in Esteban Paramo’s hair may have started as a personal statement of style, but it’s come to symbolize something much bigger.

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Posted: sep. 30, 2014 12:38 a.m. | | COUGARS STREAKIN’ Comments 0 Comments
EU salvages tie on late goal

EU salvages tie on late goal

Sierra played perfect defense from the second minute to the 78th Monday against visiting East Union.

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Posted: sep. 30, 2014 12:37 a.m. | | EU salvages tie on late goal Comments 0 Comments

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