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ON THE ATTACK

RIPON — The Ripon boys basketball team dominated from the opening tip to the final buzzer Friday night in a 63-25 thumping of Bret Harte of ...

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Posted: dec. 16, 2017 1:04 a.m. | | ON THE ATTACK Comments 0 Comments

Sequeira helps Sierra secure win over Turlock

TURLOCK — After holding Turlock to just seven points in the third quarter, the Sierra boys basketball team staved off a late charge from the Bulldogs ...

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Posted: dec. 16, 2017 1:03 a.m. | | Sequeira helps Sierra secure win over Turlock Comments 0 Comments

Buffs ride underclassmen to shutout win

Two first-half goals were all the Manteca girls soccer team needed Friday, as the Buffaloes fended off visiting Modesto 2-0 in a nonleague contest at ...

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Posted: dec. 16, 2017 1:03 a.m. | | Buffs ride underclassmen to shutout win Comments 0 Comments

Giants deal Matt Moore for minor leaguers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Texas acquired Matt Moore in a trade with the San Francisco Giants on Friday, raising the possibility of four left-handers in the ...

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Posted: dec. 15, 2017 10:54 p.m. | | Giants deal Matt Moore for minor leaguers Comments 0 Comments

Piscotty thankful to play with A’s near ailing mom

OAKLAND (AP) — For now, Gretchen Piscotty can still comfortably attend her son’s big league baseball games seven months after being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig ...

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Posted: dec. 15, 2017 10:54 p.m. | | Piscotty thankful  to play with A’s  near ailing mom Comments 0 Comments

Cowboys, Raiders hope to salvage disappointing seasons

OAKLAND (AP) — A season that began with such high expectations in Dallas and Oakland is headed to the finish with the Cowboys and Raiders struggling ...

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Posted: dec. 15, 2017 10:54 p.m. | | Cowboys, Raiders  hope to salvage  disappointing seasons Comments 0 Comments

Titans look for Mariota to pick up Ppay against 49ers

SANTA CLARA (AP) — In just two starts with San Francisco, Jimmy Garoppolo has shown the traits of becoming the franchise quarterback for the 49ers.

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Posted: dec. 15, 2017 10:53 p.m. | | Titans look for Mariota to pick up Ppay against 49ers Comments 0 Comments

Gagner lifts Canucks over Sharks in OT to snap skid

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Sam Gagner scored at 4:34 of overtime and the Vancouver Canucks snapped a four-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory ...

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Posted: dec. 15, 2017 10:53 p.m. | | Gagner lifts Canucks over Sharks in OT to snap skid Comments 0 Comments

Angels get All-Star Zack Cozart with $38M, 3-year deal

ANAHEIM (AP) — After spending his entire career at shortstop in Cincinnati, Zack Cozart was willing to switch positions for the chance to join the Los ...

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Posted: dec. 15, 2017 10:53 p.m. | | Angels get All-Star Zack Cozart with  $38M, 3-year deal Comments 0 Comments

Westbrook helps Thunder outlast 76ers in OT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Russell Westbrook had 27 points, 17 rebounds and 15 assists, and Oklahoma City and the Philadelphia 76ers went basket-for-basket in a three-overtime thriller ...

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Posted: dec. 15, 2017 10:53 p.m. | | Westbrook helps Thunder outlast 76ers in OT Comments 0 Comments

Rick Nash breaks late tie, Rangers beat Kings

NEW YORK (AP) — Rick Nash scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:27 remaining to lead the New York Rangers to a 4-2 victory over the ...

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Posted: dec. 15, 2017 10:52 p.m. | | Rick Nash breaks late tie, Rangers beat Kings  Comments 0 Comments

Amari Cooper won’t play against Cowboys

ALAMEDA (AP) — The Oakland Raiders will be without wide receiver Amari Cooper for Sunday night’s game against the Dallas Cowboys.

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Posted: dec. 15, 2017 10:52 p.m. | | Amari Cooper won’t play against Cowboys Comments 0 Comments

Tiebreaker decides Manteca’s loss to Tracy

There are some who say you cannot go home again. Do not tell that to the Garcia brothers.

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Posted: dec. 15, 2017 2:03 a.m. | | Tiebreaker decides Manteca’s loss to Tracy Comments 0 Comments

FRIENDLY RIVALS

Rick Inderbitzin was in his final year as head coach of the East Union girls basketball team the last time he was on a basketball ...

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Posted: dec. 15, 2017 2:02 a.m. | | FRIENDLY RIVALS Comments 0 Comments

Cedano leads Manteca to 1st win of season

ELK GROVE — Jorge Cedano spearheaded a balanced effort for the Manteca boys basketball team, which tallied its first win of the season Thursday with a ...

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Posted: dec. 15, 2017 2:00 a.m. | | Cedano leads Manteca to 1st win of season Comments 0 Comments

Manteca’s Kyle Rachels signs with Simpson

Kyle Rachels was fresh off yet another big moment for the Manteca High Buffaloes.

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Posted: dec. 15, 2017 2:00 a.m. | | Manteca’s Kyle Rachels signs with Simpson Comments 0 Comments

Lathrop boys battle Edison to tie

STOCKTON — The Lathrop boys soccer team is ready for its final season in the competitive Valley Oak League.

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Posted: dec. 15, 2017 1:59 a.m. | | Lathrop boys battle Edison to tie Comments 0 Comments

Osweiler’s strong relief appearance leads Broncos past Colts

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler played like a relaxed reliever on Thursday.

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Posted: dec. 15, 2017 12:18 a.m. | | Osweiler’s strong relief appearance leads Broncos past Colts Comments 0 Comments

49ers run defense to get tested by Titans

SANTA CLARA (AP) — 49ers coordinator Robert Saleh viewed the game against the Cowboys in October as the low point for his defense.

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Posted: dec. 15, 2017 12:18 a.m. | | 49ers run defense to get tested by Titans Comments 0 Comments

Undrafted LB Nicholas Morrow highlights Raiders rookie class

ALAMEDA (AP) — There’s been one pleasant surprise in what’s otherwise been a disappointing rookie class for the Oakland Raiders.

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Posted: dec. 15, 2017 12:18 a.m. | | Undrafted LB Nicholas Morrow highlights Raiders rookie class Comments 0 Comments

James’ 59th career triple-double leads Cavaliers past Lakers

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James recorded his 59th career triple-double in front of Lonzo Ball and his brothers, Kevin Love scored 28 points and the Cleveland ...

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Posted: dec. 15, 2017 12:17 a.m. | | James’ 59th career triple-double leads Cavaliers past Lakers Comments 0 Comments

Donskoi scores late in third to lift Sharks over Flames

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Joonas Donskoi made an immediate impact in his return to the San Jose lineup.

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Posted: dec. 15, 2017 12:17 a.m. | | Donskoi scores late in third to lift Sharks over Flames Comments 0 Comments

Board pleased with Raiders proposed community benefits plan

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The public entity that oversees the Oakland Raiders’ proposed stadium in Las Vegas on Thursday gave its blessing to a plan that ...

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Posted: dec. 15, 2017 12:17 a.m. | | Board pleased with Raiders proposed community benefits plan Comments 0 Comments

Durant leads Warriors past Mavericks for 8th straight win

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant had 36 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists, and the short-handed Golden State Warriors beat the Dallas Mavericks 112-97 on ...

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Posted: dec. 15, 2017 12:16 a.m. | | Durant leads Warriors past Mavericks for 8th straight win Comments 0 Comments

Towns scores 30 as Wolves cruise to win over Kings

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns put the blame for an overtime loss to Philadelphia squarely on his shoulders, saying he cost his team a win.

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Posted: dec. 15, 2017 12:16 a.m. | | Towns scores 30 as Wolves cruise to win over Kings Comments 0 Comments

Piscotty dealt to A’s after mother diagnosed with ALS

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Stephen Piscotty has been traded by the St. Louis Cardinals to the Oakland Athletics for two infield prospects, allowing the ...

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Posted: dec. 15, 2017 12:15 a.m. | | Piscotty dealt to A’s after mother diagnosed with ALS Comments 0 Comments

Vezaldenos shines for state-ranked Gladiators

Former East Union girls basketball standout Olivia Vezaldenos is shining on the court for one of the state’s top junior college programs.

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Posted: dec. 14, 2017 1:10 a.m. | | Vezaldenos shines for state-ranked Gladiators Comments 0 Comments

PAIGE’S STAGE

Ripon Christian’s run of six straight Southern Athletic League volleyball titles came to an end in the fall season, but the Knights didn’t ...

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Posted: dec. 14, 2017 1:08 a.m. | | PAIGE’S STAGE Comments 0 Comments

Ripon Christian downs Delhi after slow start

RIPON — Having gone 51 straight matches without a loss in Southern Athletic League play, the Ripon Christian girls soccer team found itself in a strange ...

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Posted: dec. 14, 2017 1:06 a.m. | | Ripon Christian downs Delhi after slow start Comments 0 Comments

Freshman guard propels Manteca to road victory

LOS BANOS — Freshman point guard Kyaira Jacobs erupted for a season-high 17 points on Wednesday, leading Manteca to a 41-31 win over Los Banos.

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Posted: dec. 14, 2017 1:06 a.m. | | Freshman guard  propels Manteca to road victory Comments 0 Comments

Shinn nets 3 goals in season debut for Sierra

MERCED — Jadyn Shinn is back, and the Sierra girls soccer team just got that much better.

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Posted: dec. 14, 2017 1:05 a.m. | | Shinn nets 3 goals in season debut for Sierra Comments 0 Comments

Weston Ranch coasts past Downey

STOCKTON — Weston Ranch kicked off Wednesday’s non-league game against visiting Downey with plenty of good energy.

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Posted: dec. 14, 2017 1:05 a.m. | | Weston Ranch coasts past Downey Comments 0 Comments

Thunder hold off Pacers in Paul George’s return

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Paul George made a winning return to Indiana, hitting the clinching free throws with 10.7 seconds left in the Oklahoma City Thunder ...

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Posted: dec. 13, 2017 11:39 p.m. | | Thunder hold off Pacers in Paul George’s return Comments 0 Comments

Pitlick, Benn lead Stars to victory over Islanders

NEW YORK (AP) — Tyler Pitlick scored twice and Jamie Benn had a goal and two assists, leading the Dallas Stars to a 5-2 victory over ...

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Posted: dec. 13, 2017 11:39 p.m. | | Pitlick, Benn lead Stars to victory over Islanders Comments 0 Comments

Canseco tweets could jeopardize his job on Athletics telecasts

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — A series of tweets by Jose Canseco about sexual misconduct and politicians could put in jeopardy his job as a ...

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Posted: dec. 13, 2017 11:38 p.m. | | Canseco tweets could jeopardize his job on Athletics telecasts Comments 0 Comments

FaceTime: JD Martinez meets and greets, Ozuna to Cards

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — J.D. Martinez has a chance to see in person what his monster year is worth.

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Posted: dec. 13, 2017 11:38 p.m. | | FaceTime: JD Martinez meets and greets, Ozuna to Cards Comments 0 Comments

Goodell, Jerry Jones moving on with new contract in place

IRVING, Texas (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell twice turned to Jerry Jones when asked about his relationship with the powerful Dallas Cowboys owner who tried ...

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Posted: dec. 13, 2017 11:37 p.m. | | Goodell, Jerry Jones moving on with new contract in place Comments 0 Comments

Garoppolo gears up for first home start

SANTA CLARA (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers circled up in their locker room last Sunday moments before taking the field at Houston and Jimmy Garoppolo ...

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Posted: dec. 13, 2017 11:37 p.m. | | Garoppolo gears up for first home start Comments 0 Comments

Raiders put aside frustration of down season for stretch run

ALAMEDA (AP) — The anger over a lopsided loss in Kansas City that crushed Oakland’s playoff hopes and raised questions about how a team could ...

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Posted: dec. 13, 2017 11:37 p.m. | | Raiders put aside frustration of down season for stretch run Comments 0 Comments

HELP HAS ARRIVED

Just three days after getting chased around by behemoth linemen on the football field, Gino Campiotti went toe-to-toe with one of the top basketball players ...

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Posted: dec. 13, 2017 1:48 a.m. | | HELP HAS ARRIVED Comments 0 Comments

Lathrop battles fatigue, hold off Bella Vista

LATHROP — A fatigued Lathrop girls basketball team came out sluggish Tuesday against visiting Bella Vista of Fair Oaks but bounced back to win 47-37 in ...

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Posted: dec. 13, 2017 1:48 a.m. | | Lathrop battles fatigue, hold off Bella Vista Comments 0 Comments

East Union falls to Gregori despite Sena’s 31 points

MODESTO — A career night from Drew Sena was not enough for East Union on Tuesday, as Gregori took over in the second half en route ...

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Posted: dec. 13, 2017 1:48 a.m. | | East Union falls  to Gregori despite Sena’s 31 points Comments 0 Comments

Anderson scores 60 to lead Davis past Sierra

MODESTO — It took a record night from Lea Anderson for Grace Davis to ward off a valiant effort from Sierra on Tuesday.

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Posted: dec. 13, 2017 1:47 a.m. | | Anderson scores 60 to lead Davis past Sierra Comments 0 Comments

Lathrop edges West for program’s 1st 3-0 start

LATHROP —Jose Montes isn’t concerned about his team’s record, but it just so happens to be a good one in the early going ...

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Posted: dec. 13, 2017 1:47 a.m. | | Lathrop edges West for program’s 1st 3-0 start Comments 0 Comments

Silva’s hat trick anchors comeback tie for Ranch

STOCKTON — It was a tale of two halves, and Weston Ranch coach Francisco Cisneros was satisfied with the result — a wild 4-4 come-from-behind stalemate with ...

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Posted: dec. 13, 2017 1:47 a.m. | | Silva’s hat trick anchors comeback tie for Ranch Comments 0 Comments

Randolph, Hill lead Kings to win over Suns

SACRAMENTO (AP) — From the moment he signed with the Kings last offseason, Zach Randolph fully embraced his role as a veteran mentor in the locker ...

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Posted: dec. 12, 2017 11:21 p.m. | | Randolph, Hill lead Kings to win over Suns Comments 0 Comments

Glow is gone for Derek Jeter as Marlins CEO after 2 months

MIAMI (AP) — Reacting to the Giancarlo Stanton trade, a Miami Marlins supporter who is a priest suggested in church that fans boycott the team’s ...

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Posted: dec. 12, 2017 11:21 p.m. | | Glow is gone for Derek Jeter as Marlins CEO after 2 months Comments 0 Comments

NFL Network suspends analysts over sexual misconduct suit

NEW YORK (AP) — Hall of Fame player Marshall Faulk and two other NFL Network analysts were suspended after a woman who worked as a wardrobe ...

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Posted: dec. 12, 2017 11:21 p.m. | | NFL Network suspends analysts over sexual misconduct suit Comments 0 Comments

Lightning blank Blues 3-0 in matchup of NHL’s top 2 teams

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nikita Kucherov and Brayden Point scored, Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 32 shots and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the St. Louis Blues 3-0 ...

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Posted: dec. 12, 2017 11:21 p.m. | | Lightning blank Blues 3-0 in matchup of NHL’s top 2 teams Comments 0 Comments

Porzingis, Beasley lead Knicks past Lakers

NEW YORK (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis had 37 points and 11 rebounds, Michael Beasley made the biggest plays in overtime, and the New York Knicks beat ...

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Posted: dec. 12, 2017 11:20 p.m. | | Porzingis, Beasley lead Knicks past Lakers Comments 0 Comments

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