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Victor Polanco won’t even touch the question.

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Posted: apr. 27, 2015 12:00 a.m. | | HUNGRY FOR MORE Comments 0 Comments

Northgate Pirates claim 4th straight victory

The Northgate Little League junior Pirates won four in a row with a 6-5 squeaker over the Giants.

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Posted: apr. 27, 2015 12:00 a.m. | | Northgate Pirates claim 4th straight victory Comments 0 Comments

Warriors confident after sweep

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Golden State coach Steve Kerr dead-panned that he’d be relaxing on the beaches of Cabo San Lucas while waiting to find out who would be the Warriors’ second-round playoff opponent.

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Posted: apr. 26, 2015 8:35 p.m. | | Warriors confident after sweep Comments 0 Comments

A’s swept by Astros after 9th inning rally

OAKLAND  (AP) — The Athletics will finally get a day off — their first in more than a week and just the second of the season. With a tired bullpen and a four-game losing streak, Oakland welcomes the break.

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Posted: apr. 26, 2015 8:35 p.m. | | A’s swept by Astros after 9th inning rally Comments 0 Comments

Rain postpones Giants-Rockies

DENVER (AP) — The San Francisco Giants didn’t have to wait for this game to be called. Getting out of town was another matter.

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Posted: apr. 26, 2015 8:34 p.m. | | Rain postpones Giants-Rockies Comments 0 Comments

Bonds deserve to be in Cooperstown

Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens deserve their plaques in Cooperstown.

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Posted: apr. 26, 2015 8:34 p.m. | | Bonds deserve to be in Cooperstown Comments 0 Comments

Cavs sweep Celtics behind LeBron’s 27 points

BOSTON (AP) — LeBron James scored 27 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers overcame a shoulder injury to Kevin Love to complete a first-round sweep of the Boston Celtics with a 101-93 victory Sunday.

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Posted: apr. 26, 2015 8:34 p.m. | | Cavs sweep Celtics behind LeBron’s 27 points Comments 0 Comments

CA man, AZ woman win regional hot dog contest in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A California man and Arizona woman wolfed down dozens of hot dogs to win a regional contest in Las Vegas and qualify for the annual hot dog eating contest at New York’s Coney Island.

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Posted: apr. 26, 2015 8:33 p.m. | | CA man, AZ woman win regional hot dog contest in Vegas Comments 0 Comments

Justin Rose wins Zurich Classic for 7th PGA title

AVONDALE, La. (AP) — Whatever derailed Justin Rose’s game appears long gone now.

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Posted: apr. 26, 2015 8:33 p.m. | | Justin Rose  wins Zurich Classic for 7th PGA title Comments 0 Comments

Las Vegas bullish on Mayweather- Pacquiao megafight

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Interested in coming to Vegas to be part of the matchup to end all matchups that Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are selling? It’s gonna cost you.

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Posted: apr. 26, 2015 8:32 p.m. | | Las Vegas bullish on Mayweather- Pacquiao megafight Comments 0 Comments

Busch leads 291 laps to dominate Richmond win

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Kurt Busch has spent time this year in a Delaware courtroom, then on NASCAR’s sidelines as he served a three-race suspension for an alleged domestic assault on a former girlfriend.

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Posted: apr. 26, 2015 8:32 p.m. | | Busch leads 291 laps to dominate Richmond win Comments 0 Comments

Lydia Ko wins Swinging Skirts for 2nd time

DALY CITY (AP) — Lydia Ko celebrated another birthday week at Lake Merced with another victory Sunday in the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic.

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Posted: apr. 26, 2015 8:32 p.m. | | Lydia Ko wins Swinging Skirts for 2nd time Comments 0 Comments

Billy Andrade, Joe Durant win Legends of Golf

RIDGEDALE, Mo. (AP) — Joe Durant had a hole-in-one and teamed with Billy Andrade to win the Champions Tour’s Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf on Sunday at Big Cedar Lodge.

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Posted: apr. 26, 2015 8:32 p.m. | | Billy Andrade, Joe Durant win Legends of Golf Comments 0 Comments

Newgarden claims first IndyCar Series victory not far from home

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Josef Newgarden’s wait is over. To his relief, so is the race.

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Posted: apr. 26, 2015 8:31 p.m. | | Newgarden claims first IndyCar  Series victory not far from home Comments 0 Comments

Motorcycle rider from Livermore killed in race

VIRGINIA CITY, Nev. (AP) — A motorcycle rider from California has died in a crash during the Virginia City Grand Prix race Saturday in northern Nevada.

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Posted: apr. 26, 2015 8:31 p.m. | | Motorcycle rider from Livermore killed in race Comments 0 Comments

FINISH STRONG

Manteca High’s boys and girls swim teams both finish the year 4-4 in the Valley Oak League with wins in their regular-season finale Friday at East Union.

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Posted: apr. 25, 2015 1:08 a.m. | | FINISH STRONG Comments 0 Comments

Sierra settles for split with Oakdale


Errors and lost opportunities came back to haunt Sierra in its first-place showdown with Oakdale on Friday.

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Posted: apr. 25, 2015 1:07 a.m. | | Sierra settles for split with Oakdale Comments 0 Comments

RC dismisses Vander Molen as head coach

After two decades with the program, Ron Vander Molen is no longer the boys varsity basketball coach at Ripon Christian.

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Posted: apr. 25, 2015 1:07 a.m. | | RC dismisses  Vander Molen as head coach Comments 0 Comments

‘Wrong Arm’ lifts Knights to series win

RIPON – Jon De Visser has learned to embrace the zaniness of “Wrong Arm,” his playful nickname for left-hander Connor McGovern.

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Posted: apr. 25, 2015 1:06 a.m. | | ‘Wrong Arm’ lifts Knights to series win Comments 0 Comments

Rockies win 4th straight over Giants

DENVER (AP) — Pinch-hitter Rafael Ynoa snapped a sixth-inning tie with an RBI double, Eddie Butler was backed by stellar defense over six shaky innings and the Colorado Rockies beat the San Francisco Giants 6-4 on Friday night.

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Posted: apr. 25, 2015 1:05 a.m. | | Rockies win 4th straight over Giants Comments 0 Comments

Astros outlast Athletics in extra-inning victory

OAKLAND (AP) — Robbie Grossman singled in two runs in the 11th inning, and the Houston Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 5-4 on Friday night to match their best start in eight years.

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Posted: apr. 25, 2015 1:05 a.m. | | Astros outlast Athletics in extra-inning victory  Comments 0 Comments

Bonds, Clemons should be in Hall

Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens deserve their plaques in Cooperstown.

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Posted: apr. 25, 2015 1:04 a.m. | | Bonds, Clemons should be in Hall Comments 0 Comments

SLUGFEST


TRACY — After taking an early lead Friday, Weston Ranch committed five errors in the last two innings – including a throwing error that led to the walk-off run for Kimball in the bottom of the seventh – as the Jaguars came away with an 11-10 come-from-behind win in Valley Oak League baseball action played in blustery conditions on an arid field at Kimball High School.

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Posted: apr. 25, 2015 1:04 a.m. | | SLUGFEST Comments 0 Comments

Spartans’ boys sprint past Sierra

Lathrop High’s track and field program continued its breakout season Thursday with a varsity split at Sierra, while its frosh-soph teams remain undefeated in the Valley Oak League with one meet to go.

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Posted: apr. 25, 2015 1:04 a.m. | | Spartans’ boys sprint past Sierra Comments 0 Comments

LA projects viable for bringing back team

NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Goodell says the two stadium projects in the Los Angeles area look promising enough to lead to the return of the NFL to the nation’s second-largest city.

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Posted: apr. 24, 2015 11:48 p.m. | | LA projects viable for bringing back team Comments 0 Comments

Swafford, Weekley atop Zurich leaderboard

AVONDALE, La. (AP) — Hudson Swafford shot a 6-under 66 for a share of the Zurich Classic lead with Boo Weekley when second-round play was suspended Friday because of the threat of severe weather.

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Posted: apr. 24, 2015 11:48 p.m. | | Swafford, Weekley atop Zurich leaderboard Comments 0 Comments

Woods adds Players Championship to his schedule

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods has added The Players Championship to his schedule, another indication that he is getting back to a normal golf season.

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Posted: apr. 24, 2015 11:47 p.m. | | Woods adds Players Championship to his schedule Comments 0 Comments

Harden, Howard lead Rockets to win

DALLAS (AP) — James Harden scored a playoff career-high 42 points, Dwight Howard had his postseason best with 26 rebounds and Houston beat Dallas 130-128 on Friday night for a 3-0 lead in their first-round series.

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Posted: apr. 24, 2015 11:47 p.m. | | Harden, Howard lead Rockets to win Comments 0 Comments

MLS wants top Americans despite Klinsmann’s view

W YORK (AP) — Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber says the league will keep on pursuing the top American players, even if U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann thinks they will improve more with European clubs.

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Posted: apr. 24, 2015 11:47 p.m. | | MLS wants top Americans despite Klinsmann’s view Comments 0 Comments

Rangers advance on Hagelin’s OT goal

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Rangers used Carl Hagelin’s overtime goal and spectacular goaltending by Henrik Lundqvist to beat Pittsburgh 2-1 on Friday night to advance in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

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Posted: apr. 24, 2015 11:47 p.m. | | Rangers advance on Hagelin’s OT goal Comments 0 Comments

Yost insists Royals not to blame for string of fights

CHICAGO (AP) — Manager Ned Yost insists his Kansas City Royals are not at fault for a string of fights. He blames the other teams.

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Posted: apr. 24, 2015 11:46 p.m. | | Yost insists Royals not to blame for string of fights Comments 0 Comments

Best time of the year

From now until mid-May, local fishing is at its best if you were to ask me.

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Posted: apr. 24, 2015 1:08 a.m. | | Best time of the year Comments 0 Comments

PAIR OF ACES

Yok Jing Ma and Mike Lopez went out in style — and as Valley Oak League champions.

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Posted: apr. 24, 2015 1:07 a.m. | | PAIR OF ACES Comments 0 Comments

DeAnda, Sierra steal win against Manteca

Sometimes you win a game through offense and sometimes through defense.

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Posted: apr. 24, 2015 1:06 a.m. | | DeAnda, Sierra steal win against Manteca Comments 0 Comments

Weston Ranch’s Carganilla signs with Pacific

Mark Carganilla had already earned an academic scholarship and was accepted by Pacific University with an eye on the private school’s popular exercise science program.

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Posted: apr. 24, 2015 1:05 a.m. | | Weston Ranch’s Carganilla signs with Pacific  Comments 0 Comments

Late arrival has given Sierra a boost

Jack Thomson encourages today’s student-athletes to play as many sports as possible, but as the baseball coach of several basketball players, the longtime Sierra High skipper has also been a victim of that phenomena.

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Posted: apr. 24, 2015 1:04 a.m. | | Late arrival has given Sierra a boost Comments 0 Comments

Spring season heats up

Only one goal was scored the last time the Southern League’s reigning girls soccer co-champions met.

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Posted: apr. 24, 2015 1:03 a.m. | | Spring season heats up Comments 0 Comments

Warriors erase 20-point hole, take 3-0 lead

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 40 points, including a 3-pointer in the final seconds of regulation to complete a 20-point, fourth-quarter comeback, and the Golden State Warriors beat New Orleans 123-119 in overtime Thursday night to take a 3-0 lead in their first-round playoff series.

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Posted: apr. 24, 2015 1:00 a.m. | | Warriors erase 20-point hole, take 3-0 lead Comments 0 Comments

Maxwell’s GW hit caps Giants’ sweep

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Justin Maxwell took advantage of a second chance to drive in the winning run.

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Posted: apr. 24, 2015 1:00 a.m. | | Maxwell’s GW hit caps Giants’ sweep Comments 0 Comments

Something to prove

ALAMEDA (AP) — Free agency didn’t go exactly the way Michael Crabtree planned.

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Posted: apr. 24, 2015 12:59 a.m. | | Something to prove Comments 0 Comments

Bulls hold off Bucks in double OT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Derrick Rose scored 34 points, Jimmy Butler added 24 and Chicago beat Milwaukee 113-106 in double overtime Thursday night to take a 3-0 lead in their Eastern Conference playoff series.

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Posted: apr. 24, 2015 12:59 a.m. | | Bulls hold off Bucks in double OT Comments 0 Comments

Johnson, Lightning rally past Detroit in OT

DETROIT (AP) — Tyler Johnson led a stirring Tampa Bay rally late in regulation, then scored 2:25 into overtime to lift the Lightning to a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night, evening their playoff series at 2-2.

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Posted: apr. 24, 2015 12:59 a.m. | | Johnson, Lightning rally past Detroit in OT Comments 0 Comments

Leonard named NBA’s top defender

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard is keeping some Hall of Fame company.

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Posted: apr. 24, 2015 12:59 a.m. | | Leonard named NBA’s top defender Comments 0 Comments

Sharks owner endorses rebuilding plan

SAN JOSE (AP) — San Jose Sharks owner Hasso Plattner remains behind general manager Doug Wilson’s rebuilding plan despite the team missing the playoffs for the first time since 2003.

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Posted: apr. 24, 2015 12:58 a.m. | | Sharks owner endorses rebuilding plan Comments 0 Comments

Boo Weekley, Brendon de Jonge share Zurich Classic lead

AVONDALE, La. (AP) — Boo Weekley had an eagle and seven birdies for an 8-under 64 and a share of the first-round lead with Brendon de Jonge on Thursday in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

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Posted: apr. 24, 2015 12:58 a.m. | | Boo Weekley, Brendon de Jonge share Zurich Classic lead Comments 0 Comments

One hit is all Angels need against A’s

ANAHEIM (AP) — After Nick Tropeano shut down the Oakland Athletics in a dazzling debut, three relievers escaped big jams with the help of some stellar defense.

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Posted: apr. 24, 2015 12:58 a.m. | | One hit is all Angels need against A’s Comments 0 Comments

Barry Bonds’ legacy might always be tarnished

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For the first time in more than a decade, Barry Bonds is in the clear.

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Posted: apr. 24, 2015 12:58 a.m. | | Barry Bonds’ legacy might always be tarnished Comments 0 Comments

Rose will be allowed to be part of All-Star Game

NEW YORK (AP) — Commissioner Rob Manfred says Pete Rose will be allowed to participate in activities surrounding this summer’s All-Star Game in his hometown of Cincinnati.

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Posted: apr. 24, 2015 12:58 a.m. | | Rose will be allowed to be part of All-Star Game Comments 0 Comments

ON THE PROWL

Steven Rios was so fired up for Wednesday’s clash with Oakdale that he could feel his body tightening up in the batter’s box.

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Posted: apr. 23, 2015 1:05 a.m. | | ON THE PROWL Comments 0 Comments

7th-inning rally, triple play propel Raiders past EU


Despite a strong pitching performance from Marco Gonzales, East Union suffered a 4-2 loss to Central Catholic Wednesday at Agostini Field.

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Posted: apr. 23, 2015 1:04 a.m. | | 7th-inning rally, triple play propel Raiders past EU Comments 0 Comments

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