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Matt Rose shot a three-over par 40 to lead the Sierra Timberwolves past rival Manteca in a three-way Valley Oak League golf match at the Manteca Park Golf Course on Thursday.

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Posted: mar. 27, 2015 12:54 a.m. | | THREE’S COMPANY Comments 0 Comments

Sierra pitchers perfect

As assistant coach, Vic DeAnda got to see the Sierra’s two best softball pitchers go through the program over the past eight years.

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Posted: mar. 27, 2015 12:53 a.m. | | Sierra pitchers perfect Comments 0 Comments

Sierra gets revenge with win over East Union

The Sierra boys tennis team exacted revenge against visiting cross-town foe East Union on Thursday, winning 5-4 despite dropping the first three singles matches.

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Posted: mar. 27, 2015 12:52 a.m. | | Sierra gets revenge with win over East Union Comments 0 Comments

Fledgling CVMA team wins opener

Central Valley Monarcas Academy’s newly-added under-14 girls Pride is off and running after winning its first NorCal Premier Spring League match.

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Posted: mar. 27, 2015 12:51 a.m. | | Fledgling CVMA team wins opener Comments 0 Comments

Escalon baseball nips Ripon again

Last year, the Ripon Indians swept Escalon in the two-game series decided by one runs.

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Posted: mar. 27, 2015 12:50 a.m. | | Escalon baseball nips Ripon again Comments 0 Comments

Sierra boys involved in rare tie

The Sierra and Oakdale boys track and field teams battled to a rare draw in a Valley Oak League dual meet on Thursday.

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Posted: mar. 27, 2015 12:50 a.m. | | Sierra boys involved in rare tie Comments 0 Comments

Lincecum shaky as Athletics best Giants

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Tim Lincecum pitched five shaky innings for the San Francisco Giants, and Billy Butler hit a two-run double that helped the Oakland Athletics to a 6-4 victory Thursday night.

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Posted: mar. 27, 2015 12:42 a.m. | | Lincecum shaky as Athletics best Giants  Comments 0 Comments

Cosart says MLB reviewing his Twitter

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Miami Marlins pitcher Jarred Cosart said Major League Baseball is reviewing his deleted Twitter account as part of an investigation into gambling-related tweets posted there and he is cooperating with the investigation.

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Posted: mar. 27, 2015 12:41 a.m. | | Cosart says MLB reviewing his Twitter Comments 0 Comments

Hoffman takes lead in wind-swept Texas Open

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Charley Hoffman took advantage of calmer afternoon conditions to take the first-round lead in the wind-swept Texas Open, shooting a 5-under 67 on Thursday.

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Posted: mar. 27, 2015 12:41 a.m. | | Hoffman takes lead in wind-swept Texas Open Comments 0 Comments

Astros club pulls 2017 championship ring promotion

The Associated Press

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Posted: mar. 27, 2015 12:41 a.m. | | Astros club pulls 2017 championship ring promotion Comments 0 Comments

Hurry up! Nats, Cubs, Red Sox on the clock

Even before Max Scherzer, Bryce Harper and the rest of the ramped-up Washington Nationals hit the field for their first full-squad workout at spring training, they got the message.

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Posted: mar. 27, 2015 12:41 a.m. | | Hurry up! Nats, Cubs, Red Sox on the clock Comments 0 Comments

Marleau, Niemi lead Sharks past Red Wings

DETROIT (AP) — The San Jose Sharks are trying to play their way into a playoff berth. Meanwhile, Detroit seems on the verge of falling out of one.

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Posted: mar. 27, 2015 12:40 a.m. | | Marleau, Niemi lead Sharks past Red Wings Comments 0 Comments

VanDerveer, McGraw to face off

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Stanford’s Tara VanDerveer and Notre Dame’s Muffett McGraw will coach against each other Friday in the Sweet 16 for just the third time in their Hall of Fame careers and the first time in the NCAA Tournament.

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Posted: mar. 27, 2015 12:40 a.m. | | VanDerveer, McGraw to face off Comments 0 Comments

NCAA concerned about Indiana law

With the Final Four a week away from shining a spotlight on Indianapolis, NCAA President Mark Emmert said Thursday that the governing body for college sports is concerned about an Indiana law that could allow businesses to discriminate against gay people.

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Labor, developers reach deal on proposed stadium

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Labor leaders announced Thursday that they have resolved a dispute with developers that threatened to delay construction of a proposed 80,000-seat stadium near Los Angeles that could become home for an NFL team.

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Posted: mar. 27, 2015 12:40 a.m. | | Labor, developers reach deal on proposed stadium Comments 0 Comments

Wisconsin staves off UNC

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wisconsin looked like a beaten team for much of the game.

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Posted: mar. 27, 2015 12:40 a.m. | | Wisconsin staves off UNC Comments 0 Comments

Warriors can match record for wins at Memphis

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — It has been a season full of firsts and fun for the Golden State Warriors, rewriting the franchise record book and rediscovering what it means to be a winner.

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Posted: mar. 27, 2015 12:39 a.m. | | Warriors can match record for wins at Memphis Comments 0 Comments

STAN & DELIVER

Sophomore Ilena Rivera is quickly turning into a human highlight reel for the East Union soccer team.

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Posted: mar. 26, 2015 12:02 a.m. | | STAN & DELIVER Comments 0 Comments

Sierra ace makes up for spotty defense

Leo Soto doesn’t have the luxury of a Gold Glove-winning shortstop or the most efficient defense in Sierra High history behind him.

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Posted: mar. 26, 2015 12:01 a.m. | | Sierra ace makes up for spotty defense Comments 0 Comments

Manteca readies for tough stretch

The fun is about to start for Manteca High’s girls soccer team.

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Posted: mar. 26, 2015 12:00 a.m. | | Manteca readies for tough stretch Comments 0 Comments

Oakdale’s 5-run 7th upends East Union

The East Union High Lancers opened Valley Oak League play with a heartbreaking 8-7 loss against the Mustangs on Wednesday.

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Posted: mar. 26, 2015 12:00 a.m. | | Oakdale’s 5-run 7th upends East Union Comments 0 Comments

Ripon tennis tops Riverbank to stay unbeatten

Ripon High tennis continued its winning ways Tuesday, defeating visiting Riverbank 6-3 in a Trans Valley League match.

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Posted: mar. 26, 2015 12:00 a.m. | | Ripon tennis tops Riverbank to stay unbeatten Comments 0 Comments

After 1st division title in 39 years, Warriors want more

OAKLAND(AP) — One goal down, still more to go.

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Posted: mar. 25, 2015 11:37 p.m. | | After 1st division title in 39 years, Warriors want more  Comments 0 Comments

Alameda County to join talks about new Oakland stadium

OAKLAND (AP) — The Alameda County Board of Supervisors has voted in favor of negotiating directly with the city of Oakland and its private development partner to build a new football stadium for the Raiders.

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Posted: mar. 25, 2015 11:37 p.m. | | Alameda County to join talks about new Oakland stadium  Comments 0 Comments

Change to extra points likely in NFL

PHOENIX (AP) — Spice it up.

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Posted: mar. 25, 2015 11:37 p.m. | | Change to extra points likely in NFL Comments 0 Comments

Kings win 4th straight

PHOENIX (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins scored 24 points, all but four coming in the first three quarters, and grabbed 11 rebounds to help the Sacramento Kings beat the Phoenix Suns 108-99 on Thursday night.

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Posted: mar. 25, 2015 11:36 p.m. | | Kings win 4th straight Comments 0 Comments

Bendtner gives Denmark win over US

The pattern since last spring is familiar: The United States does well in the first half and fades as the final whistle approaches.

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Posted: mar. 25, 2015 11:36 p.m. | | Bendtner gives Denmark win over US Comments 0 Comments

Tulowitzki homers, Butler strong in Rockies’ win

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Troy Tulowitzki hit his third home run of the spring, Eddie Butler threw five effective innings in an audition for a rotation spot, and the Colorado Rockies beat the San Francisco Giants 5-2 on Wednesday.

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Posted: mar. 25, 2015 11:36 p.m. | | Tulowitzki homers, Butler strong in Rockies’ win Comments 0 Comments

Gomez uses offense and defense, leads Brewers

PHOENIX (AP) — Carlos Gomez led off the game with a home run, had three RBIs and made a sparkling catch in center field for the Milwaukee Brewers in a 9-9 tie with the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday.

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Posted: mar. 25, 2015 11:36 p.m. | | Gomez uses offense and defense, leads Brewers Comments 0 Comments

ERASING MISTAKES

Errors can be deadly.

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Posted: mar. 25, 2015 12:59 a.m. | | ERASING MISTAKES Comments 0 Comments

Ripon loses in extra despite Scott’s gem

Ripon High suffered a tough 3-2 extra-inning loss Tuesday to visiting Escalon.

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Posted: mar. 25, 2015 12:58 a.m. | | Ripon loses in extra despite Scott’s gem Comments 0 Comments

Ripon makes statement with TVL win at Hilmar

Ripon didn’t need to wait long to find out where it stands in the Trans-Valley League.

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Posted: mar. 25, 2015 12:57 a.m. | | Ripon makes statement with TVL win at Hilmar Comments 0 Comments

Owners nix replay proposals

PHOENIX (AP) — NFL owners shot down nearly every video replay proposal brought to their meetingsTuesday, while approving six safety rule changes.

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Posted: mar. 25, 2015 12:56 a.m. | | Owners nix replay proposals Comments 0 Comments

Unbeaten Buffs blank T’wolves

The Manteca High boys tennis team continued its march toward a Valley Oak League title with a shutout victory over Sierra.

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Posted: mar. 25, 2015 12:56 a.m. | | Unbeaten Buffs blank T’wolves Comments 0 Comments

Lancers rebound with win over MHS

Coming off a loss at Oakdale, East Union’s boys golf team got back on track Tuesday by routing Manteca 219-275 at Manteca Park Golf Course.

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Posted: mar. 25, 2015 12:56 a.m. | | Lancers rebound with win over MHS Comments 0 Comments

Ripon dominates for first VOL wins

The Ripon boys and girls swim teams tallied their first wins in the Valley Oak League season Tuesday, toppling visiting Weston Ranch. The Indians won every race.

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Posted: mar. 25, 2015 12:55 a.m. | | Ripon dominates for first VOL wins Comments 0 Comments

Warriors clinch division with win over Blazers

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Stephen Curry had 33 points and 10 assists and the Golden State Warriors pulled away from the shorthanded Trail Blazers in the second half for a 122-108 victory on Tuesday night, clinching the team’s first division title in 39 years.

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Posted: mar. 24, 2015 10:57 p.m. | | Warriors clinch division with win over Blazers  Comments 0 Comments

Cousins scores 33, Kings finally beat 76ers at home

SACRAMENTO (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins had 33 points and 17 rebounds and the Sacramento Kings dealt the Philadelphia 76ers their 16th straight road loss, 107-106 on Tuesday night.

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Posted: mar. 24, 2015 10:56 p.m. | | Cousins scores 33, Kings finally beat 76ers at home Comments 0 Comments

Mayweather and Pacquiao purses soar

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The first ticket has yet to be sold, but the richest fight in boxing history is getting richer by the day.

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Posted: mar. 24, 2015 10:56 p.m. | | Mayweather and Pacquiao purses soar  Comments 0 Comments

‘74-75 Warriors believe franchise can win this year

OAKLAND (AP) — Rick Barry has watched the Golden State Warriors try to accomplish what his team did 40 years ago. He has never seen a group with as good a chance to win another NBA title as the current club.

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Posted: mar. 24, 2015 10:56 p.m. | | ‘74-75 Warriors believe franchise can win this year  Comments 0 Comments

Peterson return to Vikings not in ‘best interest’

Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings have reached a standstill.

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Posted: mar. 24, 2015 10:56 p.m. | | Peterson return to Vikings not in ‘best interest’ Comments 0 Comments

Bears agree to 1-year deal with Ray McDonald

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears agreed Tuesday to a one-year contract with former San Francisco 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald despite his having some brushes with the law.

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Posted: mar. 24, 2015 10:55 p.m. | | Bears agree to 1-year deal with Ray McDonald Comments 0 Comments

NFL unveils plans for 50th Super Bowl

PHOENIX (AP) — The Super Bowl turns 50 this year and the NFL is planning a golden yearlong celebration.

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Posted: mar. 24, 2015 10:55 p.m. | | NFL unveils plans for 50th Super Bowl Comments 0 Comments

Pitchers put on timers in high minors

NEW YORK (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates reliever Rob Scahill thinks his mound mates will do just fine at beating the new 20-second pitch clock that will be used at Triple-A and Double-A this season, one that could lead to balls and strikes as penalties.

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Posted: mar. 24, 2015 10:55 p.m. | | Pitchers put on timers in high minors Comments 0 Comments

Butler, Vogt homer in A’s win over Cubs

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Edwin Jackson might be thinking he wishes he never found his way to work.

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Posted: mar. 24, 2015 10:55 p.m. | | Butler, Vogt homer in A’s win over Cubs Comments 0 Comments

Augusta National getting too crowded for its liking

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Matt Every needed a victory at Bay Hill to get into the Masters, and he was only being honest when he shared what he was thinking as Henrik Stenson faced a birdie putt on the final hole to force a playoff.

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Firing Line movin’ up in AP’s Derby Top 10

Look out Dortmund, Firing Line may be running head to head with you again on Derby Day.

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Posted: mar. 24, 2015 10:54 p.m. | | Firing Line movin’ up in AP’s Derby Top 10 Comments 0 Comments

DOUBLE TROUBLE

Joshua Patton was named All-Valley Oak League MVP for a second straight season, only this time he gets to share the honor with a friend.

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Posted: mar. 24, 2015 1:09 a.m. | | DOUBLE TROUBLE Comments 0 Comments

RC’s Broker is MVP for TVL boys

After ruling the Southern League for three of its four years there, Ripon Christian’s boys basketball team returned to the Trans-Valley League this past winter to reign over its longtime traditional rivals.

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Posted: mar. 24, 2015 1:08 a.m. | | RC’s Broker is MVP for TVL boys Comments 0 Comments

Manteca pulls away in 2nd half

Sierra got on the board first Monday, but host Manteca poured in three second-half goals to pull away and hand the Timberwolves a 5-1 loss in Valley Oak League soccer action at Guss Schmiedt Field.

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Posted: mar. 24, 2015 1:07 a.m. | | Manteca pulls away in 2nd half Comments 0 Comments

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