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Joey Pirillo has had just a few months to get to know his coaches and players.

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Posted: jul. 29, 2015 12:00 a.m. | | CRASH COURSE Comments 0 Comments

Spreckels Park junior team falls in Division II semifinal

FREMONT — Mistakes sent Spreckels Park to the consolation bracket Tuesday with a 7-3 loss to Gilroy in the semifinal of the California Division II Little ...

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Posted: jul. 28, 2015 11:59 p.m. | | Spreckels Park junior team falls in Division II semifinal Comments 0 Comments

A’s deal Zobrist for top pitching prospect

CLEVELAND (AP) — Back in college, Ben Zobrist once kicked Ned Yost out of his apartment.

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Posted: jul. 28, 2015 11:38 p.m. | | A’s deal Zobrist for top pitching prospect Comments 0 Comments

Del Rio aims for new version of Raiders

OAKLAND (AP) — Whenever a player would make a mistake this offseason, first-year Oakland coach Jack Del Rio would make a point that this was a ...

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Posted: jul. 28, 2015 11:38 p.m. | | Del Rio aims for new version of Raiders Comments 0 Comments

Wily Peralta returns for Brewers & shuts down Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Wily Peralta returned from the disabled list and shut down one of baseball’s hottest teams in his first start in more ...

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Posted: jul. 28, 2015 11:37 p.m. | | Wily Peralta returns for Brewers & shuts down Giants Comments 0 Comments

Sonny Gray throws 3-hitter, Oakland A’s beat Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sonny Gray pitched a masterful three-hitter for his second shutout in July, and the Oakland Athletics snapped their four-game losing streak with ...

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Posted: jul. 28, 2015 11:37 p.m. | | Sonny Gray throws 3-hitter, Oakland A’s beat Dodgers Comments 0 Comments

Gruden worries about present, future of youth sports

NEW YORK (AP) — Jon Gruden looks at the present and predicted future of youth sports. It makes him cringe.

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Posted: jul. 28, 2015 11:37 p.m. | | Gruden worries about present, future of youth sports  Comments 0 Comments

CA independent teams to have computer call balls and strikes

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — No blaming or booing the umpire for a questionable called third strike this week in a Northern California independent league.

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Posted: jul. 28, 2015 11:36 p.m. | | CA independent teams to have computer call balls and strikes Comments 0 Comments

Rockies trade SS Troy Tulowitzki to Blue Jays

DENVER (AP) — After all that speculation the past couple of years, the Colorado Rockies finally traded Troy Tulowitzki.

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Posted: jul. 28, 2015 11:36 p.m. | | Rockies trade SS Troy Tulowitzki to Blue Jays Comments 0 Comments

Nationals land Papelbon in trade

MIAMI (AP) — The Washington Nationals have a new closer, landing All-Star Jonathan Papelbon from the Philadelphia Phillies.

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Posted: jul. 28, 2015 11:36 p.m. | | Nationals land Papelbon in trade Comments 0 Comments

Mets reliever Mejia banned for year

NEW YORK (AP) — Just back from an 80-game drug suspension, New York Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia was banned for an additional 162 games Tuesday by ...

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Posted: jul. 28, 2015 11:36 p.m. | | Mets reliever Mejia banned for year Comments 0 Comments

Goodell upholds Brady’s suspension

NEW YORK (AP) — The commissioner pointed to concealed evidence. The team described it as a folly. And the agent added sham to the lexicon of ...

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Posted: jul. 28, 2015 11:35 p.m. | | Goodell upholds Brady’s suspension Comments 0 Comments

USOC moves on after Boston debacle

Embarrassing as the debacle in Boston may have been, chances are it will be nothing more than a distant memory when the vote for the ...

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Posted: jul. 28, 2015 11:35 p.m. | | USOC moves on after Boston debacle Comments 0 Comments

Woods running out of chances to salvage season

GAINESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Tiger Woods knows he’s played poorly over the past two years. Now, he’s facing the prospect of an early end ...

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Posted: jul. 28, 2015 11:35 p.m. | | Woods running out of chances to salvage season Comments 0 Comments

Run-in with reporter triggered Herrera’s ouster

MEXICO CITY (AP) — In the end it wasn’t the middling on-field performance by Mexico’s national soccer team that cost Miguel Herrera his job ...

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Posted: jul. 28, 2015 11:35 p.m. | | Run-in with reporter triggered Herrera’s ouster  Comments 0 Comments

FOLLOW THE LEADER

Ty Griggs arrived in Pasadena hoping for a top-three finish in the 4th annual Veritas International Junior Golf Festival and AAU Jr. Olympic Golf Championship.

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Posted: jul. 28, 2015 12:30 a.m. | | FOLLOW THE LEADER Comments 0 Comments

MaxPreps names Goulart state’s medium schools coach of the year


Sierra’s Kendelle Messersmith and East Union sophomore Alexis Erich finally get their due.

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Posted: jul. 28, 2015 12:29 a.m. | | MaxPreps names Goulart state’s medium schools coach of the year Comments 0 Comments

Warriors trade David Lee for Wallace, Babb

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors have completed the trade sending two-time All-Star forward David Lee to the Boston Celtics for Gerald Wallace and ...

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Posted: jul. 27, 2015 11:06 p.m. | | Warriors trade David Lee for Wallace, Babb  Comments 0 Comments

Mets acquire Tyler Clippard from Athletics

NEW YORK (AP) — The active New York Mets acquired first-rate reliever Tyler Clippard from Oakland for a minor league pitcher Monday, completing their second trade ...

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Posted: jul. 27, 2015 11:06 p.m. | | Mets acquire Tyler Clippard from Athletics  Comments 0 Comments

Crawford homers to back Heston as Giants win again

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Brandon Crawford hit a two-run homer to help rookie Chris Heston win his fifth consecutive decision, and the San Francisco Giants beat ...

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Posted: jul. 27, 2015 11:06 p.m. | | Crawford homers to back Heston as Giants win again Comments 0 Comments

A-Rod homers on 40th birthday

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Alex Rodriguez is hitting home runs in his 40s, just like he did as a teenager.

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Posted: jul. 27, 2015 11:05 p.m. | | A-Rod homers on 40th birthday Comments 0 Comments

Angels acquire Shane Victorino from Red Sox

ANAHEIM (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels acquired veteran outfielder Shane Victorino and more than $3.8 million from the Boston Red Sox on Monday for ...

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Posted: jul. 27, 2015 11:05 p.m. | | Angels acquire Shane Victorino from Red Sox Comments 0 Comments

Can Los Angeles revive a US Olympic bid?

Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Olympics was undercut by its own mayor, its skeptical public and, finally, leaders of the U.S. Olympic ...

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Posted: jul. 27, 2015 11:05 p.m. | | Can Los Angeles revive a US Olympic bid? Comments 0 Comments

Cavs trade Haywood, Miller to Blazers

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers have traded forward Mike Miller and center Brendan Haywood to the Portland Trail Blazers to create salary-cap room and save ...

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Posted: jul. 27, 2015 11:04 p.m. | | Cavs trade Haywood, Miller to Blazers Comments 0 Comments

Sky trade Sylvia Fowles to Lynx as part of 3-team deal

Sylvia Fowles only wanted to play for one team this season — the Minnesota Lynx. The Chicago Sky finally were able to make it happen.

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Posted: jul. 27, 2015 11:04 p.m. | | Sky trade Sylvia Fowles to Lynx as part of 3-team deal Comments 0 Comments

Jen Welter named Cardinals training camp coach

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have hired Jen Welter to coach inside linebackers through their upcoming training camp and preseason.

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Posted: jul. 27, 2015 11:04 p.m. | | Jen Welter named Cardinals training camp coach Comments 0 Comments

Seau lawyer: family won’t disrupt ceremonies

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The family of the late Junior Seau will not disrupt the Hall of Fame ceremonies on Aug. 8 despite its disagreement with ...

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Posted: jul. 27, 2015 11:04 p.m. | | Seau lawyer: family won’t disrupt ceremonies Comments 0 Comments

NFL close to new football inspection rules

The NFL is preparing to send out instructions to game officials and teams explaining new rules for inspecting footballs.

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Posted: jul. 27, 2015 11:04 p.m. | | NFL close to new football inspection rules Comments 0 Comments

US plays Aruba or St Vincent in World Cup qualifying

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The United States will host Aruba or St. Vincent and the Grenadines at St. Louis on Nov. 13 in the Americans’ opening ...

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Posted: jul. 27, 2015 11:03 p.m. | | US plays Aruba or St Vincent in World Cup qualifying Comments 0 Comments

Use snake shots to stay safe

I’m planning to take my daughter, son-in-law and grandkids fishing. We’re going to a couple ponds up in the foothills near Lake Comanche ...

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Posted: jul. 27, 2015 12:19 a.m. | | Use snake shots to stay safe Comments 0 Comments

SPRECKELS IN SEMI

FREMONT – Although Spreckels Park never trailed, South Siskiyou-Weed came back late to narrow the gap but could not close it as Rafael Diaz allowed just ...

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Posted: jul. 27, 2015 12:19 a.m. | | SPRECKELS IN SEMI Comments 0 Comments

Hudson beats his former A’s

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tim Hudson knows almost nobody around the ever-changing Oakland Athletics anymore. That didn’t make defeating his former team for the first ...

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Posted: jul. 26, 2015 10:05 p.m. | | Hudson beats his former A’s Comments 0 Comments

Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz, Biggio enter Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Three pitchers who became dominant after trades and a rock-solid catcher-turned-second baseman have a new moniker — Hall of Famer.

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Posted: jul. 26, 2015 10:03 p.m. | | Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz, Biggio  enter Hall of Fame  Comments 0 Comments

Whitecaps beat Earthquakes

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Mauro Rosales and Kendall Waston scored in the first half to help the Vancouver Whitecaps beat the San Jose Earthquakes 3-1 ...

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Posted: jul. 26, 2015 10:02 p.m. | | Whitecaps beat  Earthquakes Comments 0 Comments

Chris Froome wins 2nd Tour de France

PARIS (AP) — All for one, one for all, and all bathed in yellow.

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Posted: jul. 26, 2015 10:02 p.m. | | Chris Froome wins  2nd Tour de France  Comments 0 Comments

Royals get Cueto in Reds trade

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals acquired Johnny Cueto in a trade with Cincinnati on Sunday, sending three prospects to the Reds for ...

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Posted: jul. 26, 2015 10:01 p.m. | | Royals get Cueto in Reds trade Comments 0 Comments

Busch grabs elusive Indy victory; comeback continues

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — There was no celebratory burnout — Kyle Busch has done plenty of those the last few weeks — just another big, fat kiss at Indianapolis ...

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Posted: jul. 26, 2015 10:01 p.m. | | Busch grabs elusive Indy victory; comeback continues Comments 0 Comments

Misery for Mercedes with Hamilton 6th and Rosberg 8th

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The crushing dominance of the Mercedes Silver Arrows came to an abrupt halt at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday, the first ...

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Posted: jul. 26, 2015 10:00 p.m. | | Misery for Mercedes with  Hamilton 6th and Rosberg 8th Comments 0 Comments

Jason Day rallies to claim Canadian Open championship

OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) — Jason Day made himself right at home in the Canadian Open — at David Hearn’s expense.

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Posted: jul. 26, 2015 10:00 p.m. | | Jason Day rallies to claim Canadian Open championship Comments 0 Comments

Lexi Thompson rallies to win Meijer LPGA Classic in Michigan

BELMONT, Mich. (AP) — Lexi Thompson made sure she didn’t beat herself — and ended up defeating everyone else.

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Posted: jul. 26, 2015 9:59 p.m. | | Lexi Thompson rallies to win  Meijer LPGA Classic in Michigan Comments 0 Comments

Mexico wins 7th Gold Cup title

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Andres Guardado scored his fourth goal of the knockout rounds, not needing a penalty kick this time, and Mexico won its seventh CONCACAF ...

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Posted: jul. 26, 2015 9:38 p.m. | | Mexico wins 7th Gold Cup title Comments 0 Comments

With title secured, US sweeps China

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — With the FIVB World Grand Prix Finals championship already secured, the United States added a three-set victory over China on Sunday to ...

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Posted: jul. 26, 2015 9:38 p.m. | | With title secured, US sweeps China Comments 0 Comments

ON THE LINE

What started out as an unheralded group of linemen stepped out of its predecessors’ massive shadows last year and continued Manteca’s proud tradition as ...

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Posted: jul. 25, 2015 12:32 a.m. | | ON THE LINE Comments 0 Comments

Fireworks on Tour as Nibali and Froome fight

LA TOUSSUIRE, France (AP) — Chris Froome always expected his rivals to throw everything at him and his Tour de France race lead. He just didn ...

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Posted: jul. 25, 2015 12:03 a.m. | | Fireworks on Tour as Nibali and Froome fight Comments 0 Comments

Rangers’ Hamilton expects boos in return to Angel Stadium

ANAHEIM (AP) — Josh Hamilton expected to be booed in his first game back at Angel Stadium with the Texas Rangers.

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Posted: jul. 25, 2015 12:03 a.m. | | Rangers’ Hamilton expects  boos in return to Angel Stadium Comments 0 Comments

USOC asks for stance on Boston ‘24

BOSTON (AP) — The U.S. Olympic Committee wants to know where the governor of Massachusetts stands on the Boston Olympics. His answer: Still crunching the ...

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Posted: jul. 25, 2015 12:02 a.m. | | USOC asks for stance on Boston ‘24 Comments 0 Comments

NASCAR Drivers adjust to new rules

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A new rules package for Indianapolis Motor Speedway provided visibility issues for drivers. More troubling for NASCAR, though, is that after nearly five ...

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Posted: jul. 25, 2015 12:02 a.m. | | NASCAR  Drivers  adjust to new rules  Comments 0 Comments

Chad Campbell shoots 63 to take Canadian Open lead

OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) — Chad Campbell shot a 9-under 63 on Friday in the Canadian Open to take a two-stroke lead over Brian Harman.

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Posted: jul. 25, 2015 12:02 a.m. | | Chad Campbell shoots 63  to take Canadian Open lead Comments 0 Comments

Electronic Sports League to begin random drug tests

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Drug testing is coming to e-sports.

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Posted: jul. 24, 2015 12:29 a.m. | | Electronic Sports League to begin random drug tests Comments 0 Comments

Union offered NFL settlement on Brady suspension

The players’ union proposed a settlement on Tom Brady’s four-game suspension last week that was “met with silence” by the NFL, a person familiar ...

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Posted: jul. 24, 2015 12:28 a.m. | | Union offered NFL settlement on Brady suspension Comments 0 Comments

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