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Strmiska Memorial features Manteca racers, fireworks

SACRAMENTO — The Pacific Challenge Series presented by PenneyLawyers.com will have one of its most coveted races of the year with Saturday’s Ron Strmiska ...

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YANKS BLAST BRAVES

Trying unsuccessfully to fight off problems in the field and at the plate, the Northgate Braves gave up six runs in the fifth inning to ...

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Coastal Carolina beats Arizona to even CWS finals

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Connor Owings’ bloop RBI single sparked a three-run eighth inning, and Coastal Carolina beat Arizona 5-4 on Tuesday night to send the ...

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Posted: jun. 28, 2016 11:37 p.m. | | Coastal Carolina beats Arizona to even CWS finals Comments 0 Comments

Pat Summitt, winningest coach in D1 history, has died at 64

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Pat Summitt put women’s basketball on her back, breaking down barriers with her indomitable spirit and demanding respect for female athletes ...

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Posted: jun. 28, 2016 11:37 p.m. | | Pat Summitt, winningest coach in D1 history, has died at 64  Comments 0 Comments

Smolinski’s 3-run pinch-hit HR leads A’s past Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pinch-hitter Jake Smolinski hit a go-ahead, three-run homer during Oakland’s five-run eighth inning that carried the Athletics to a 13-11 victory ...

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Posted: jun. 28, 2016 11:37 p.m. | | Smolinski’s 3-run pinch-hit HR leads A’s past Giants Comments 0 Comments

Kershaw goes home for tests on sore back

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is returning to Los Angeles for tests on a sore back that’s been bothering him for a few ...

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Posted: jun. 28, 2016 11:37 p.m. | | Kershaw goes home for tests on sore back  Comments 0 Comments

Franklin, Lochte struggle against rising stars at US trials

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — One by one, some of America’s biggest swimming stars are going down at the Olympic trials.

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Posted: jun. 28, 2016 11:36 p.m. | | Franklin, Lochte struggle against rising stars at US trials  Comments 0 Comments

Serena Williams, coach don’t discuss ‘22’ at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) — Leave all the chatter about Serena Williams’ pursuit of her 22nd major singles trophy to others.

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Posted: jun. 28, 2016 11:36 p.m. | | Serena Williams, coach don’t discuss ‘22’ at Wimbledon Comments 0 Comments

Buddy Ryan, NFL coach dies at 85

Associated Press

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Posted: jun. 28, 2016 11:36 p.m. | | Buddy Ryan, NFL coach dies at 85 Comments 0 Comments

Golf back in the Olympics after 112 years, but for how long?

AKRON, Ohio (AP) For the longest time, golf’s biggest headache in preparing for a return to the Olympics was getting a new course built ...

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Posted: jun. 28, 2016 11:36 p.m. | | Golf back in the Olympics after 112 years, but for how long? Comments 0 Comments

Ronaldo aims for Euro record but faces tough Polish defense

MARSEILLE, France (AP) — If Cristiano Ronaldo is to send Portugal to the semifinals and match Michel Platini’s all-time European Championship scoring record, he’ll ...

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Posted: jun. 28, 2016 11:36 p.m. | | Ronaldo aims for Euro record but faces tough Polish defense Comments 0 Comments

Top-ranked Jason Day skipping Rio Olympics because of Zika

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Jason Day pulled out of the Olympics on Tuesday because of the Zika virus, costing golf its No. 1 player as it ...

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Posted: jun. 28, 2016 11:35 p.m. | | Top-ranked Jason Day skipping Rio Olympics because of Zika Comments 0 Comments

Fans, president, Maradona want Messi to reconsider

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Lionel Messi arrived back in Argentina on Monday and avoided commenting on his abrupt resignation from the national team after losing ...

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Posted: jun. 28, 2016 11:35 p.m. | | Fans, president, Maradona want Messi to reconsider Comments 0 Comments

RED SOX SEIZE D67 BANNER

TRACY — The Manteca Little League Red Sox put the finishing touches on their undefeated run in the District 67 Junior Division Tournament of Champions on ...

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Posted: jun. 28, 2016 5:48 p.m. | | RED SOX SEIZE D67 BANNER Comments 0 Comments

NGLL Braves force ‘if’ game in majors final

The Northgate Braves were looking for a strong pitching performance from Romeo Torres on Monday night. They got it and then some.

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Arizona’s Cloney shuts down Chanticleers

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — JC Cloney just keeps rolling along at the College World Series, pushing Arizona to the doorstep of its second national championship in ...

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Posted: jun. 28, 2016 12:38 a.m. | | Arizona’s Cloney shuts down Chanticleers Comments 0 Comments

Sharks make qualifying offers to Hertl, 3 others

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks issued a qualifying offer to pending restricted free agent forward Tomas Hertl and three other players.

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Posted: jun. 28, 2016 12:38 a.m. | | Sharks make qualifying offers to Hertl, 3 others Comments 0 Comments

Lindros’ wait over as he headlines Hockey Hall of Fame class

Eric Lindros knew exactly what day and time the Hockey Hall of Fame would call. He was just hoping his phone would ring this time ...

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Posted: jun. 28, 2016 12:38 a.m. | | Lindros’ wait over as he headlines Hockey Hall of Fame class Comments 0 Comments

Durant, Anthony lead 12-player US Olympic basketball roster

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving took one last shot on the flight home from the NBA Finals, hoping LeBron James would play in the Olympics.

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Posted: jun. 28, 2016 12:37 a.m. | | Durant, Anthony lead 12-player US Olympic basketball roster Comments 0 Comments

Italy finally ends its losing run

SAINT-DENIS, France (AP) — Spain’s era of dominance at the European Championship came to an end Monday when Italy beat the two-time defending champion 2-0 ...

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Posted: jun. 28, 2016 12:37 a.m. | | Italy finally ends its losing run Comments 0 Comments

Humiliating night for English soccer

NICE, France (AP) — Gary Cahill was lying face down on the field in disbelief. Dele Alli was squatting on the turf with his head in ...

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Posted: jun. 28, 2016 12:37 a.m. | | Humiliating night for English soccer Comments 0 Comments

Fans, president, Maradona want Messi to reconsider

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Lionel Messi arrived back in Argentina on Monday and avoided commenting on his abrupt resignation from the national team after losing ...

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Posted: jun. 28, 2016 12:37 a.m. | | Fans, president, Maradona want Messi to reconsider Comments 0 Comments

Tennis teacher ranked 772nd wins at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) — Marcus Willis originally was scheduled to spend Monday teaching tennis to a group of 5-to-10-year-old kids, among others, at Warwick Boat Club in ...

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Posted: jun. 28, 2016 12:36 a.m. | | Tennis teacher ranked 772nd wins at Wimbledon Comments 0 Comments

Vintage Smoke recaptures his glory days

SONOMA (AP) — Tony Stewart sat slumped on the stairs inside his team transporter a year ago reflecting on the worst slump of his NASCAR career.

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Posted: jun. 28, 2016 12:36 a.m. | | Vintage Smoke recaptures his glory days Comments 0 Comments

Mengden gets all the run support for first big league win

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Rookie Daniel Mengden, with that quirky double-pump delivery and old-school handlebar mustache, thought his first major league win might come sooner than ...

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Posted: jun. 28, 2016 12:34 a.m. | | Mengden gets all the run support for first big league win Comments 0 Comments

Shafer wins 99 Late Model race

Stockton’s Gary Shafer Jr. survived a crash marred Late Model main to capture a controversial victory in his first race back at the ¼ mile ...

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Posted: jun. 27, 2016 12:05 a.m. | | Shafer wins 99 Late Model race Comments 0 Comments

Stewart wins Save Mart 350

SONOMA — A small piece of debris on the track in the late stages of the race proved to be worth its weight in gold for ...

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Posted: jun. 27, 2016 12:03 a.m. | | Stewart wins Save Mart 350 Comments 0 Comments

Spreckels, Manteca going for Juniors title

TRACY – The Spreckels Park Giants racked up 11 hits Sunday and took advantage of 12 walks from the Weston Ranch Yankees on the way to ...

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Posted: jun. 27, 2016 12:02 a.m. | | Spreckels, Manteca going for Juniors title Comments 0 Comments

JAYS WIN TOC

With the 10-0 win by the Northgate Blue Jays over the Lathrop Reds on Saturday, Northgate gained its second consecutive banner in the Little League ...

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Posted: jun. 27, 2016 12:00 a.m. | | JAYS WIN TOC Comments 0 Comments

Road runners & rattlesnakes

When I was about 10 years old my father took my younger brother Chris and I on an excursion to the hills South of Tracy. 

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Posted: jun. 27, 2016 12:00 a.m. | | Road runners  & rattlesnakes Comments 0 Comments

Federer out to turn around rough season at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) — Missing his first Grand Slam in 17 years - the French Open - was worth it to Roger Federer to be fit and confident for ...

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Posted: jun. 26, 2016 10:15 p.m. | | Federer out to turn around  rough season at Wimbledon Comments 0 Comments

Defending champ Serena at Wimbledon ready to play

LONDON (AP) — Top-ranked Serena Williams hasn’t won a Grand Slam since Wimbledon a year ago, but the 21-time major champion appeared confident about her ...

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Posted: jun. 26, 2016 10:15 p.m. | | Defending champ Serena  at Wimbledon ready to play Comments 0 Comments

Murray-Lendl partnership is among things to know

LONDON (AP) — Andy Murray was part of the first wave of top tennis players who hired former stars of the game as coaches, striking up ...

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Posted: jun. 26, 2016 10:14 p.m. | | Murray-Lendl partnership  is among things to know Comments 0 Comments

Chad Barrett lifts Quakes to draw with Los Angeles

STANFORD (AP) — Chad Barrett headed home Shea Salinas’ free kick in the 90th minute to give the San Jose Earthquakes a 1-1 draw with Los ...

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Posted: jun. 26, 2016 10:14 p.m. | | Chad Barrett lifts Quakes   to draw with Los Angeles Comments 0 Comments

Power holds off Kanaan to win at Road America

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Healthy again following an early-season illness, Will Power is feeling much better about his chances of contending for another IndyCar championship.

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Posted: jun. 26, 2016 10:14 p.m. | | Power holds off Kanaan to win at Road America Comments 0 Comments

No weeknight races

NASCAR chairman also squashes more road courses 

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Posted: jun. 26, 2016 10:13 p.m. | | No weeknight races Comments 0 Comments

No. 1 Ko wins LPGA Tour’s NW Arkansas Championship

ROGERS, Ark. (AP) — Lydia Ko began the final round of the NW Arkansas Championship in a tie for the lead.

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Posted: jun. 26, 2016 10:13 p.m. | | No. 1 Ko wins LPGA Tour’s NW Arkansas Championship Comments 0 Comments

Naval Academy grad Hurley wins Quicken Loans National

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Billy Hurley III held the club in his left hand and fist pumped with his right. The ball disappeared into the hole ...

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Posted: jun. 26, 2016 10:13 p.m. | | Naval Academy grad Hurley  wins Quicken Loans National Comments 0 Comments

Chile wins 2nd straight Copa America crown

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Lionel Messi still awaits his first title with Argentina’s national team.

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Posted: jun. 26, 2016 10:13 p.m. | | Chile wins 2nd straight Copa America crown Comments 0 Comments

Athletics blow late lead in loss to Angels

ANAHEIM (AP) — Coco Crisp and the Oakland Athletics had a chance for a four-game sweep of the Los Angeles Angels. The bullpen just couldn’t ...

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Posted: jun. 26, 2016 10:12 p.m. | | Athletics blow late lead in  loss to Angels Comments 0 Comments

Brochy’s 800th win as Giants topple Phillies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bruce Bochy’s 800th victory as Giants manager was anything but typical.

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Posted: jun. 26, 2016 10:12 p.m. | | Brochy’s 800th win as Giants topple Phillies Comments 0 Comments

RED SOX RISE TO THE OCCASION

TRACY — The Manteca Little League Red Sox overcame early miscues, got clutch hits up and down the lineup and a dominant relief pitching effort from ...

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Posted: jun. 25, 2016 1:08 a.m. | | RED SOX RISE TO THE OCCASION Comments 0 Comments

Davis’ 3-run HR in 8th lifts A’s to win over Angels

ANAHEIM (AP) — Khris Davis hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the eighth inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 7-4 on Friday ...

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Posted: jun. 24, 2016 11:55 p.m. | | Davis’ 3-run HR in 8th lifts A’s to win over Angels Comments 0 Comments

Resurgent Peavy leads Giants past Phillies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jake Peavy threw seven strong innings in another solid start, Brandon Belt hit a three-run double and Angel Pagan had three hits ...

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Posted: jun. 24, 2016 11:55 p.m. | | Resurgent Peavy leads Giants past Phillies Comments 0 Comments

Howard to start in goal for 3rd-place game

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Tim Howard — remember him? — will be in goal for just the fourth time in five months when the United States plays Colombia ...

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Posted: jun. 24, 2016 11:54 p.m. | | Howard to start in goal for 3rd-place game Comments 0 Comments

Stewart ready for final season to come to an end

SONOMA (AP) — There was a twinge of nostalgia in Tony Stewart’s voice as he was inducted into the Sonoma Raceway Wall of Fame.

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Posted: jun. 24, 2016 11:54 p.m. | | Stewart ready for final season to come to an end  Comments 0 Comments

NFL to interview Matthew, Peppers, Harrison in PEDs probe

NEW YORK (AP) — Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers and James Harrison will be interviewed next month by NFL officials in connection to a media report that ...

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Posted: jun. 24, 2016 11:54 p.m. | | NFL to interview Matthew, Peppers, Harrison in PEDs probe Comments 0 Comments

Djokovic seeks next step toward Golden Slam

The Associated Press

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Posted: jun. 24, 2016 11:54 p.m. | | Djokovic seeks next step toward Golden Slam Comments 0 Comments

Arizona-born Matthews goes 1st in NHL draft; Finns follow

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — On the heels of the NHL expanding into Las Vegas, the Toronto Maple Leafs pinned their future on Arizona-raised center Auston ...

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Posted: jun. 24, 2016 11:54 p.m. | | Arizona-born Matthews goes 1st in NHL draft; Finns follow Comments 0 Comments

Rahm, Hurley III share lead at Quicken Loans National

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Jon Rahm was surprised about the level of fan support he has received at the Quicken Loans National, far away from his ...

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Posted: jun. 24, 2016 11:53 p.m. | | Rahm, Hurley III share lead at Quicken Loans National Comments 0 Comments

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