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TIMBERWOLVES FEND OFF RIVAL

Manteca was able to accomplish much of what it wanted to in Monday’s vital Valley Oak League clash at Sierra’s Daniel Teicheira Memorial ...

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Posted: jan. 17, 2017 12:28 a.m. | | TIMBERWOLVES FEND OFF RIVAL Comments 0 Comments

MHS wins in OT on Bolding’s buzzer beater

MORAGA — One of Manteca’s shortest players stood tall Monday during the 20th annual MaxPreps/De La Salle Martin Luther King Jr. Classic at St ...

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Posted: jan. 17, 2017 12:28 a.m. | | MHS wins in OT on Bolding’s buzzer beater Comments 0 Comments

Warriors rout Cavaliers in rematch

OAKLAND (AP) — Now, everybody can sit back for a few months and envision the possibility of another scintillating NBA Finals between Cleveland and Golden State.

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Posted: jan. 17, 2017 12:04 a.m. | | Warriors rout Cavaliers in rematch Comments 0 Comments

Joel Ward gets goal, assist to lead Sharks past Jets

SAN JOSE (AP) — Sharks coach Peter DeBoer wanted a lot more out of his team following a lackluster shutout loss to St. Louis. Joel Ward ...

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Posted: jan. 17, 2017 12:03 a.m. | | Joel Ward gets goal, assist to lead Sharks past Jets Comments 0 Comments

49ers coach search narrows, GM search expands

SANTA CLARA (AP) — The search for San Francisco’s new coach narrowed on Monday with New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels pulling out of the ...

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Posted: jan. 17, 2017 12:03 a.m. | | 49ers coach search narrows, GM search expands Comments 0 Comments

Pursuing a record 23rd major title, Williams opens with win

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams is choosing her moments carefully. Deep contemplation on her recent engagement, she says, can wait until after the Australian Open.

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Posted: jan. 17, 2017 12:03 a.m. | | Pursuing a record 23rd major title, Williams opens with win Comments 0 Comments

Thomas’ carries Celtics past Hornets

BOSTON (AP) — Isaiah Thomas scored 17 of his 35 points in the fourth quarter, and the surging Boston Celtics beat Charlotte for their ninth victory ...

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Capitals blow out Flyers to win 9th consecutive game

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Conor Sheary scored 34 seconds into overtime and the Pittsburgh Penguins ended the Washington Capitals’ nine-game winning streak with a wild 8-7 victory ...

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Posted: jan. 17, 2017 12:03 a.m. | | Capitals blow out Flyers to win 9th consecutive game Comments 0 Comments

Green fouls LeBron, appears to mock him for flopping

OAKLAND (AP) — Draymond Green and LeBron James went at it again in the first half of the Cavaliers’ visit to Golden State on Monday.

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Posted: jan. 17, 2017 12:02 a.m. | | Green fouls LeBron, appears to mock him for flopping Comments 0 Comments

New NFL stadium would play key role in Olympics

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Organizers trying to land the 2024 Summer Olympics for Los Angeles would include a new football stadium in the games’ ceremonies.

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Posted: jan. 17, 2017 12:02 a.m. | | New NFL stadium would play key role in Olympics Comments 0 Comments

Baylor is No. 1 in AP poll for 1st time, ‘Nova falls to 3rd

 The Associated Press

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Posted: jan. 17, 2017 12:02 a.m. | | Baylor is No. 1 in AP poll for 1st time, ‘Nova falls to 3rd Comments 0 Comments

UConn still tops in AP women’s basketball poll

 The Associated Press

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Posted: jan. 17, 2017 12:02 a.m. | | UConn still tops in AP women’s basketball poll Comments 0 Comments

ANOTHER CLOSE CALL

LATHROP — Jim Agostini knew there would be nights like this.

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Posted: jan. 14, 2017 1:09 a.m. | | ANOTHER CLOSE CALL Comments 0 Comments

Kakala, Manteca overcome physical Kimball

It is tough to keep a good person down – no matter how much you push, pull or grab trying to do so.

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Posted: jan. 14, 2017 1:04 a.m. | | Kakala, Manteca overcome physical Kimball Comments 0 Comments

Ripon throttles Mustangs in TVL 1st-place battle

MOUNTAIN HOUSE — Ripon’s boys basketball team established itself as the team to beat Friday after crushing Mountain House 71-48 in a battle showcasing the ...

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Posted: jan. 14, 2017 1:03 a.m. | | Ripon throttles Mustangs in TVL 1st-place battle Comments 0 Comments

Arrieta, Harper, Machado, Britton get big-money deals

NEW YORK (AP) — Chicago Cubs ace Jake Arrieta, Washington star Bryce Harper and Baltimore standouts Manny Machado and Zach Britton got big-money deals Friday as ...

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Posted: jan. 13, 2017 10:37 p.m. | | Arrieta, Harper, Machado, Britton get big-money deals Comments 0 Comments

A different look in paradise at Sony Open

HONOLULU (AP) — Justin Thomas finished with another eagle and put himself in the PGA Tour record book again Friday in the Sony Open.

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49ers interview Cardinals VP Terry McDonough for GM

SANTA CLARA (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers interviewed Arizona vice president of player personnel Terry McDonough for their general manager’s job on Friday.

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Posted: jan. 13, 2017 10:37 p.m. | | 49ers interview Cardinals VP Terry McDonough for GM Comments 0 Comments

Irving, Korver lead Cavaliers past Kings

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Kyrie Irving scored 26 points, Kyle Korver added 18 in his most productive game since joining Cleveland last week and the Cavaliers tuned ...

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Posted: jan. 13, 2017 10:37 p.m. | | Irving, Korver lead Cavaliers past Kings Comments 0 Comments

Nunez, Kontos, Smith agree to 1-year deals with Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Keeping Eduardo Nunez healthy and in the lineup could mean so much for San Francisco’s infield and its chances.

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Posted: jan. 13, 2017 10:36 p.m. | | Nunez, Kontos, Smith agree to 1-year deals with Giants Comments 0 Comments

Ace Sonny Gray, catcher Stephen Vogt reach deals with Athletics

OAKLAND (AP) — The Oakland Athletics knew Khris Davis would command a hefty raise after a career year.

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Posted: jan. 13, 2017 10:36 p.m. | | Ace Sonny Gray, catcher Stephen Vogt reach deals with Athletics Comments 0 Comments

Indians take down defending TVL champ

ESCALON — Escalon’s longtime reign in the Trans-Valley League may soon come to an end.

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Posted: jan. 13, 2017 1:32 a.m. | | Indians take down defending TVL champ Comments 0 Comments

Tala’s 3s catapult Mountain House over Ripon

RIPON – Practice makes perfect.

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Posted: jan. 13, 2017 1:31 a.m. | | Tala’s 3s catapult Mountain House over Ripon Comments 0 Comments

Lathrop rallies for 1st win over rival Weston Ranch

LATHROP — Lathrop finally has a win in what has been a one-sided Battle of I-5 rivalry with Weston Ranch, but it didn’t come easy.

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Posted: jan. 13, 2017 1:31 a.m. | | Lathrop rallies for 1st win over rival Weston Ranch Comments 0 Comments

DOWN TO THE WIRE

Brett Lewis emerged from the locker room smiling and with good reason: his Manteca boys basketball team had squeaked out a 61-58 win over Central ...

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Crain’s late saves help Sierra fend off Raiders

The combined hustle of Daisy Valencia and Jadyn Shinn coupled with a gritty effort from ailing goalkeeper Callie Crain proved to be the difference for ...

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Posted: jan. 13, 2017 1:28 a.m. | | Crain’s late saves help Sierra fend off Raiders Comments 0 Comments

Curry, Durant, Thompson with 20-plus points to beat Pistons

OAKLAND (AP) — Klay Thompson didn’t much care for sitting out a game even if he knows it will probably help him in the long ...

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Posted: jan. 13, 2017 1:00 a.m. | | Curry, Durant, Thompson with 20-plus points to beat Pistons Comments 0 Comments

Williams and Wallace lead Pacific past Pepperdine

STOCKTON (AP) — T.J. Wallace scored 25 points, Jack Williams added 17 points, and his late 3-pointer helped Pacific end a five-game skid to Pepperdine ...

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Posted: jan. 13, 2017 1:00 a.m. | | Williams and Wallace lead Pacific past Pepperdine Comments 0 Comments

Chargers’ next move? Chasing respect in sports-saturated LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Chargers were the biggest story in Los Angeles for about four hours.

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Posted: jan. 13, 2017 1:00 a.m. | | Chargers’ next move? Chasing respect in sports-saturated LA Comments 0 Comments

Gillaspie, Giants agree to $1.4 million, 1-year contract

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Third baseman Conor Gillaspie and the San Francisco Giants have agreed to a $1.4 million, one-year contract, a raise from his ...

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Posted: jan. 13, 2017 12:59 a.m. | | Gillaspie, Giants agree to $1.4 million, 1-year contract Comments 0 Comments

Mayweather in search of attention, not a fight

Floyd Mayweather Jr. wants attention more than he wants a fight.

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Posted: jan. 13, 2017 12:58 a.m. | | Mayweather in search of attention, not a fight Comments 0 Comments

Predicting weather is like predicting fish

It’s hard to believe that this time last year many of us were hoping that we would have enough rain to finally end the ...

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Posted: jan. 13, 2017 12:58 a.m. | | Predicting weather is like predicting fish Comments 0 Comments

Sierra blows by Raiders in 2nd half

Sierra overcame two first-half deficits and dominated the final 40 minutes Wednesday en route to a 4-2 win over visiting Central Catholic to remain undefeated ...

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Posted: jan. 12, 2017 12:52 a.m. | | Sierra blows by Raiders in 2nd half Comments 0 Comments

Lancers overcome early losses to rout Lathrop

LATHROP — It was good while it lasted.

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Posted: jan. 12, 2017 12:51 a.m. | | Lancers overcome early losses to rout Lathrop Comments 0 Comments

REPELLING RAIDERS

Sydney Fryer poured in 19 points, 15 rebounds and four assists, but it was the play of the supporting cast that allowed Manteca to keep ...

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EU escapes Oakdale with last-second win

OAKDALE — Ruby Daube spearheaded East Union’s dramatic 42-41 win over Oakdale with 21 points on Wednesday, but it was a key play in the ...

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Posted: jan. 12, 2017 12:49 a.m. | | EU escapes Oakdale with last-second win Comments 0 Comments

Lathrop rolls to blowout of rival

STOCKTON — Lathrop High used a strong third quarter to roll past host Weston Ranch 52-32 in Wednesday’s Valley Oak League rivalry clash.

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Posted: jan. 12, 2017 12:49 a.m. | | Lathrop  rolls to blowout of rival Comments 0 Comments

Sharmoug signs with New Mexico State

Billy Sharmoug referred to Wednesday’s signing to play football at New Mexico State as his second chance.

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Posted: jan. 12, 2017 12:48 a.m. | | Sharmoug signs with New Mexico State Comments 0 Comments

ESPN: Chargers plan to announce move to Los Angeles

NEW YORK (AP) — The deadline for the San Diego Chargers to exercise their option to relocate to Los Angeles has been extended for two days ...

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Posted: jan. 11, 2017 11:43 p.m. | | ESPN: Chargers plan to announce move to Los Angeles Comments 0 Comments

Iguodala’s influence felt by Warriors on and off court

OAKLAND (AP) — Andre Iguodala offered a good-natured shoutout to those behind the design of his creative and coveted golf-themed bobblehead doll handed out Tuesday night ...

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Posted: jan. 11, 2017 11:43 p.m. | | Iguodala’s influence felt by Warriors on and off court Comments 0 Comments

Hamilton’s late goal third Flames over Sharks

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Dougie Hamilton scored at 17:41 of the third period to lead the Calgary Flames to a 3-2 victory over the San ...

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Posted: jan. 11, 2017 11:42 p.m. | | Hamilton’s late goal third Flames over Sharks Comments 0 Comments

FIFA risks quality of World Cup to bring more teams to party

LONDON (AP) — During a 17-year FIFA presidency packed with madcap ideas and policy on the hoof, not even Sepp Blatter ultimately tinkered with the World ...

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Posted: jan. 11, 2017 11:42 p.m. | | FIFA risks quality of World Cup to bring more teams to party Comments 0 Comments

Broncos hire Vance Joseph as head coach

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — A runner-up two years ago, Vance Joseph is John Elway’s pick this time around.

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Posted: jan. 11, 2017 11:42 p.m. | | Broncos hire Vance Joseph as head coach Comments 0 Comments

Bills hire Panthers McDermott as coach

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills are putting their faith in Sean McDermott to fix their under-performing defense and restore relevance to a ...

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Posted: jan. 11, 2017 11:42 p.m. | | Bills hire Panthers McDermott as coach Comments 0 Comments

Bruce Arena aims for quick start to save US’ World Cup hopes

CARSON (AP) — Bruce Arena realizes he has very little time to get back into his groove with the U.S. national team. After all, two ...

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Posted: jan. 11, 2017 11:41 p.m. | | Bruce Arena aims for quick start to save US’ World Cup hopes Comments 0 Comments

Pacquiao set to return to ring on April 23

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Manny Pacquiao will add another fight to his long career resume when he takes on Australian welterweight Jeff Horn on April 23 ...

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Posted: jan. 11, 2017 11:41 p.m. | | Pacquiao set to return to ring on April 23 Comments 0 Comments

BACK ON TRACK

Based on recent history, Lathrop may be due for another big winning streak.

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Posted: jan. 11, 2017 12:51 a.m. | | BACK ON TRACK Comments 0 Comments

Power outage, not Waterford, slows RC girls

RIPON — On a rainy, windy night Tuesday host Ripon Christian had the wind at their backs top start the game, putting up three goals in ...

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Posted: jan. 11, 2017 12:51 a.m. | | Power outage, not Waterford, slows RC girls Comments 0 Comments

Verhouven’s triple double helps push Buffs to win

TRACY — A close one throughout, Manteca needed a 21-point burst in the fourth quarter and a triple double from highly-recruited Tydus Verhoeven to pull away ...

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Posted: jan. 11, 2017 12:51 a.m. | | Verhouven’s triple double helps push Buffs to win Comments 0 Comments

Ripon boys rally late to top Hughson

HUGHSON — Hughson has been a house of horrors for Ripon in the past.

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Posted: jan. 11, 2017 12:51 a.m. | | Ripon boys rally late to top Hughson Comments 0 Comments

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