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DUARTE DEALS

TRACY — Sante Duarte was in the zone Thursday.

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Braves use 8-run 5th to hold off Giants

ATLANTA (AP) — Lane Adams says he believes the baseball cliche that hitting is contagious.

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Posted: jun. 23, 2017 12:01 a.m. | | Braves use 8-run 5th to hold off Giants Comments 0 Comments

Reddick lifts Astros over Athletics

OAKLAND (AP) — Josh Reddick will take a three-hit game any time. This one meant just a little bit more to the Houston Astros outfielder, though.

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Posted: jun. 23, 2017 12:00 a.m. | | Reddick lifts Astros over Athletics Comments 0 Comments

76ers take Fultz, Lakers grab Ball to start NBA draft

NEW YORK (AP) — Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball and the future of the NBA arrived Thursday night.

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Posted: jun. 23, 2017 12:00 a.m. | | 76ers take Fultz, Lakers grab Ball to start NBA draft Comments 0 Comments

Warriors pick up No. 38 pick Jordan Bell

OAKLAND (AP) — The Golden State Warriors didn’t have a pick in Thursday night’s draft but they moved quickly when the opportunity to grab ...

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Posted: jun. 23, 2017 12:00 a.m. | | Warriors pick up No. 38 pick Jordan Bell Comments 0 Comments

Jordan Spieth shoots 63 to take lead

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Jordan Spieth didn’t take long to figure out TPC River Highlands.

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Posted: jun. 22, 2017 11:59 p.m. | | Jordan Spieth shoots 63 to take lead  Comments 0 Comments

Best NHL expansion team ever?

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Vegas Golden Knights owner Bill Foley has repeatedly said he wants to win the Stanley Cup within the first six years of ...

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Posted: jun. 22, 2017 11:59 p.m. | | Best NHL expansion team ever? Comments 0 Comments

Devils on the clock with No. 1 pick

CHICAGO (AP) — The NHL stage belongs to Ray Shero and the New Jersey Devils. Then it goes right back to George McPhee and the Vegas ...

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Posted: jun. 22, 2017 11:59 p.m. | | Devils on the clock with No. 1 pick Comments 0 Comments

Alysia Montano competes again while pregnant

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Alysia Montano took two laps at nationals while pregnant with her first child. It was only fair she do the same with baby ...

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Posted: jun. 22, 2017 11:59 p.m. | | Alysia Montano competes again while pregnant Comments 0 Comments

Allmendinger, Dale Jr. part of Toyota/Save Mart 350 field

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returns to the wine country in Sonoma for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 this weekend.

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Posted: jun. 22, 2017 11:58 p.m. | | Allmendinger, Dale Jr. part of Toyota/Save Mart 350 field Comments 0 Comments

A’s designate popular catcher Vogt for assignment

OAKLAND (AP) — Already told he would be cut, catcher Stephen Vogt asked the Oakland Athletics to announce his departure Thursday rather than be a distraction ...

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Posted: jun. 22, 2017 11:58 p.m. | | A’s designate popular catcher Vogt for assignment Comments 0 Comments

Weather does not deter the obsessed fisherman

As I was pulling my boat out of the water on Thursday, I saw a young boy riding his bike, steering with one hand, while ...

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Raiders QB Derek Carr agrees to $125M extension

ALAMEDA (AP) — Raiders quarterback Derek Carr finalized a five-year contract extension Thursday that will keep him with the team through the 2022 season.

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Posted: jun. 22, 2017 11:57 p.m. | | Raiders QB Derek Carr agrees to $125M extension Comments 0 Comments

Kings select De’Aaron Fox with 5th pick

SACRAMENTO (AP) — The Sacramento Kings’ rebuilding project is undergoing a youth movement.

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Posted: jun. 22, 2017 11:57 p.m. | | Kings select De’Aaron Fox with 5th pick Comments 0 Comments

HOT BATS

TRACY — It was hard to tell which was hotter Wednesday, the scorching San Joaquin Valley sun or the smoking Manteca Giants bats.

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Posted: jun. 21, 2017 11:41 p.m. | | HOT BATS Comments 0 Comments

Draft is next up during NBA’s days of deals

NEW YORK (AP) — Markelle Fultz is ready for the NBA draft. He’s already learned about life at the trade deadline.

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Posted: jun. 21, 2017 10:28 p.m. | | Draft is next up during NBA’s days of deals Comments 0 Comments

Everyone is digging the long ball these days

Aaron Judge revealed that he received an invitation to the All-Star Home Run Derby, then promptly went out and hit another home run. Cody Bellinger ...

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Posted: jun. 21, 2017 10:28 p.m. | | Everyone is digging the long ball these days Comments 0 Comments

Poche’ sets LSU wins mark, knocks Florida St. out of CWS

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Jared Poche’ returned to LSU for his senior season for moments like this. His freshman teammate, Jake Slaughter, just started making his ...

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Posted: jun. 21, 2017 10:28 p.m. | | Poche’ sets LSU wins mark, knocks Florida St. out of CWS Comments 0 Comments

Kemp’s 2-run HR in 11th lifts Braves past Giants

ATLANTA (AP) — Matt Kemp hit a two-run homer off Cory Gearrin in the 11th inning to lift the Atlanta Braves to a 5-3 win over ...

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Posted: jun. 21, 2017 10:28 p.m. | | Kemp’s 2-run HR in 11th lifts Braves past Giants Comments 0 Comments

Connor McDavid wins first Hart Trophy as NHL MVP

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Connor McDavid won his first Hart Trophy. Hardly anybody in hockey believes it will be his last.

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Posted: jun. 21, 2017 10:27 p.m. | | Connor McDavid wins first Hart Trophy as NHL MVP Comments 0 Comments

Vegas holds all the cards in NHL expansion draft

The Associated Press

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Posted: jun. 21, 2017 10:27 p.m. | | Vegas holds all the cards in NHL expansion draft Comments 0 Comments

Mexico recovers to beat New Zealand 2-1

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Mexico asserted its superiority in the second half against New Zealand to avoid a Confederations Cup embarrassment on Wednesday, coming from behind ...

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Posted: jun. 21, 2017 10:27 p.m. | | Mexico recovers to beat New Zealand 2-1 Comments 0 Comments

Grunewald ready to race at nationals in middle of chemo

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Middle-distance runner Gabriele Grunewald has only missed one day of training since beginning chemotherapy this month.

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Posted: jun. 21, 2017 10:27 p.m. | | Grunewald ready to race at nationals in middle of chemo Comments 0 Comments

Ronaldo heads Portugal to 1-0 win over Russia

MOSCOW (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo set aside his legal troubles to score the winning goal for Portugal on Wednesday in a 1-0 victory over hosts Russia ...

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Posted: jun. 21, 2017 10:27 p.m. | | Ronaldo heads Portugal to 1-0 win over Russia Comments 0 Comments

Springer keys big 1st inning that leads Astros past Athletics

OAKLAND AP) — George Springer hit a leadoff homer to spark a five-run first inning and the Houston Astros once again made themselves at home in ...

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Posted: jun. 20, 2017 11:43 p.m. | | Springer keys big 1st inning that leads Astros past Athletics Comments 0 Comments

Slater’s 3-run homer leads Giants to win over Braves

ATLANTA (AP) — Austin Slater hit a three-run homer after the Braves botched a potential double-play grounder, sparking the San Francisco Giants to a 6-3 victory ...

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Posted: jun. 20, 2017 9:31 p.m. | | Slater’s 3-run homer leads Giants to win over Braves Comments 0 Comments

The real thing in boxing is Canelo vs Triple G

NEW YORK (AP) — Think about this as the real fight.

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Posted: jun. 20, 2017 9:31 p.m. | | The real thing in boxing is Canelo vs Triple G Comments 0 Comments

Giants send Law to minors after dismal outing vs. Braves

ATLANTA (AP) — San Francisco Giants reliever Derek Law was optioned to the minors on Tuesday, a day after facing six batters without getting an out ...

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Posted: jun. 20, 2017 9:31 p.m. | | Giants send Law to minors after dismal outing vs. Braves Comments 0 Comments

A’s agree to deal with 1st-round pick Beck

OAKLAND (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have agreed to a contract with first-round draft pick Austin Beck.

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Posted: jun. 20, 2017 9:31 p.m. | | A’s agree to deal with 1st-round pick Beck Comments 0 Comments

NHL awards, expansion draft colliding in Vegas

The Associated Press

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Posted: jun. 20, 2017 9:30 p.m. | | NHL awards, expansion draft colliding in Vegas Comments 0 Comments

A week after Finals, the NBA in overdrive

The Associated Press

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Tiger Woods in a clinic for handling pain medication

The Associated Press

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Murray out on day of 1st-round shocks at Queen’s

LONDON (AP) — Top-ranked Andy Murray headed a list of high-profile departures in the first round at Queen’s on Tuesday, with the Wimbledon champion losing ...

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Olympic sprinter Ato Boldon to bring fresh eyes to NASCAR

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ato Boldon likes speed. And cars. NASCAR? Well, the four-time Olympic medalist is about to find out.

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Posted: jun. 20, 2017 9:29 p.m. | | Olympic sprinter Ato Boldon to bring fresh eyes to NASCAR Comments 0 Comments

GIANTS OUTSLUG DODGERS

TRACY — Seth Dunn led a 16-hit parade for the Lathrop Giants on Monday, going 4 for 4 with a triple and five RBI as they ...

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MLB international spending soars above $200M

NEW YORK (AP) — A record $203 million was spent on international amateur free agents in the just-ended signing period, nearly $50 million more than the ...

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Posted: jun. 20, 2017 12:42 a.m. | | MLB international spending soars above $200M Comments 0 Comments

Koepka’s trip around the world leads to major title at home

ERIN, Wis. (AP) — Before their names shared space on the silver U.S. Open trophy, Brooks Koepka and Jordan Spieth were together in a less ...

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Posted: jun. 20, 2017 12:41 a.m. | | Koepka’s trip around the world leads to major title at home Comments 0 Comments

Kings president Chris Granger leaves team

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Sacramento Kings president Chris Granger is leaving the team to take on a new challenge.

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Posted: jun. 20, 2017 12:41 a.m. | | Kings president Chris Granger leaves team Comments 0 Comments

GM Griffin, Cavs part ways after title, 3 straight Finals

CLEVELAND (AP) — One year ago, David Griffin celebrated the biggest win in Cavaliers history.

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Posted: jun. 20, 2017 12:40 a.m. | | GM Griffin, Cavs part ways after title, 3 straight Finals Comments 0 Comments

76ers get No. 1 pick from Celtics, chance to draft Fultz

History will say the Boston Celtics passed on the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s NBA draft, not only trading it away but ...

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Posted: jun. 20, 2017 12:40 a.m. | | 76ers get No. 1 pick from Celtics, chance to draft Fultz Comments 0 Comments

Fultz, Ball, Fox headline list of point guards in NBA draft

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Teams looking for point guard help in Thursday night’s NBA draft are in luck — as long as they have a ...

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Posted: jun. 20, 2017 12:40 a.m. | | Fultz, Ball, Fox headline list of point guards in NBA draft Comments 0 Comments

Jerry West joins LA Clippers as consultant

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hall of Famer Jerry West, fresh off helping the Golden State Warriors win another NBA championship, is now officially a consultant with ...

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Posted: jun. 20, 2017 12:39 a.m. | | Jerry West joins LA Clippers as consultant Comments 0 Comments

Fehmel’s gem, Harrison slam help Beavers extend streak

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Bryce Fehmel limited LSU to two hits in eight innings, KJ Harrison hit the first College World Series grand slam at TD ...

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Posted: jun. 20, 2017 12:39 a.m. | | Fehmel’s gem, Harrison slam help Beavers extend streak Comments 0 Comments

Astros launch 3 to beat A’s

OAKLAND (AP) — As good as the Houston Astros have been at home this season, they’ve been even better on the road while piling up ...

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Posted: jun. 20, 2017 12:39 a.m. | | Astros launch 3 to beat A’s  Comments 0 Comments

MLB upholds Strickland’s 6-game suspension for Bryce Harper brawl

ATLANTA (AP) — San Francisco Giants pitcher Hunter Strickland began serving a six-game suspension Monday for brawling with Bryce Harper after his appeal was denied by ...

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Posted: jun. 20, 2017 12:38 a.m. | | MLB upholds Strickland’s 6-game suspension for Bryce Harper brawl Comments 0 Comments

Dickey, Adams lead Braves to win over dismal Giants

ATLANTA (AP) — R.A. Dickey knew he was close, even if the results didn’t show it.

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Posted: jun. 20, 2017 12:38 a.m. | | Dickey, Adams lead Braves to win over dismal Giants Comments 0 Comments

Kerr to pursue more answers for health

OAKLAND (AP) — Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr will be given time throughout the summer to explore medical options that could alleviate the symptoms he ...

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Posted: jun. 20, 2017 12:38 a.m. | | Kerr to pursue more answers for health Comments 0 Comments

NORTHGATE TAKEs 67 TITLE

STOCKTON – An RBI triple by Trenton Bardonner and an RBI double by Dennis Crum in the second inning sparked the Northgate Dodgers to an early ...

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Posted: jun. 19, 2017 12:17 a.m. | | NORTHGATE TAKEs 67 TITLE Comments 0 Comments

North defeated in All-Star game

TRACY – Inspiration will take a team just so far. 

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Posted: jun. 19, 2017 12:16 a.m. | | North defeated in All-Star game Comments 0 Comments

Rattler precautions for this summer

From every indication, this summer will be a bad one for rattlesnake encounters. While we got the rain we prayed for, we also got a ...

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