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DOWN BUT NOT OUT

East Union lost a pitcher’s duel to Central Catholic on Wednesday.

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Posted: apr. 30, 2016 12:45 a.m. | | DOWN BUT NOT OUT Comments 0 Comments

Oakdale outlasts Sierra in slugfest

Sierra High’s playoff hopes became a little bit tougher following Friday’s 11-7 Valley Oak League loss to visiting Oakdale.

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Posted: apr. 30, 2016 12:43 a.m. | | Oakdale outlasts Sierra in slugfest Comments 0 Comments

Buffs bash 16 hits to beat LHS

LATHROP — Devin Sullivan pitched five strong innings in his first start in more than month, and Manteca rapped out 16 hits in completing a series ...

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Posted: apr. 30, 2016 12:43 a.m. | | Buffs bash 16 hits to beat LHS Comments 0 Comments

Peavy, Giants give up 12 in 3rd inning of loss to Mets

NEW YORK (AP) — Jake Peavy has an 8.61 ERA after five starts, and some of his other numbers are even worse. Still, the San ...

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Posted: apr. 30, 2016 12:35 a.m. | | Peavy, Giants give up 12 in 3rd inning of loss to Mets  Comments 0 Comments

Alonso’s 3-run homer gives Athletics win over Astros

OAKLAND (AP) — Yonder Alonso hit a game-winning three-run homer to lift the Oakland Athletics to a 7-4 win over the Houston Astros on Friday night.

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Posted: apr. 30, 2016 12:35 a.m. | | Alonso’s 3-run homer gives Athletics win over Astros  Comments 0 Comments

Ward leads Sharks past Predators in Game 1

SAN JOSE (AP) — Joel Ward scored the tiebreaking goal against his former team with 8:11 remaining in regulation to help the San Jose Sharks ...

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Posted: apr. 30, 2016 12:34 a.m. | | Ward leads Sharks past Predators in Game 1 Comments 0 Comments

Curry working for speedy recovery from knee injury

OAKLAND (AP) — Stephen Curry is rehabbing his injured right knee about three times a day, spending four to five hours at the Warriors’ practice facility ...

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Posted: apr. 30, 2016 12:34 a.m. | | Curry working for speedy recovery from knee injury Comments 0 Comments

Wait for touted LBs ends in second round

CHICAGO (AP) — It was a long wait and a soft landing for Myles Jack and Jaylon Smith.

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Posted: apr. 30, 2016 12:34 a.m. | | Wait for touted LBs  ends in second round Comments 0 Comments

Lug nuts, fine still the talk around Stewart

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — It’s been an action-packed week for Tony Stewart following his return to a race car after a back injury sidelined him ...

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Posted: apr. 30, 2016 12:34 a.m. | | Lug nuts, fine  still the talk  around Stewart Comments 0 Comments

Lovemark, Vegas top Zurich Classic leaderboard

AVONDALE, La. (AP) — Jamie Lovemark and Jhonattan Vegas shared the Zurich Classic lead at 11 under Friday when second-round play was suspended because of darkness.

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Posted: apr. 30, 2016 12:33 a.m. | | Lovemark, Vegas  top Zurich Classic leaderboard Comments 0 Comments

Raiders select D-ends in Day 2

ALAMEDA (AP) — Jihad Ward’s path to the NFL included spending two years in junior college and a rare position change — moving from safety and ...

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Posted: apr. 30, 2016 12:33 a.m. | | Raiders select D-ends in Day 2 Comments 0 Comments

Faksa’s goal, assist give Stars series lead

DALLAS (AP) — Radek Faksa scored the tiebreaking goal on a rebound with 4:44 to play and had an assist on the other Dallas goal ...

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Posted: apr. 30, 2016 12:31 a.m. | | Faksa’s goal, assist give Stars series lead Comments 0 Comments

49ers take chance on cornerback

SANTA CLARA (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers selected Mississippi State cornerback Will Redmond with their third-round pick at 68th overall in the NFL draft Friday ...

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Posted: apr. 30, 2016 12:29 a.m. | | 49ers take chance on cornerback Comments 0 Comments

Lakers hire Luke Walton as head coach

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Luke Walton is coming home to rebuild the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Posted: apr. 30, 2016 12:29 a.m. | | Lakers hire Luke Walton as head coach Comments 0 Comments

Blazers advance 4-2 with victory over the Clippers

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard scored 28 points and the Portland Trail Blazers advanced to the Western Conference semifinals by holding off the resilient Los ...

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Posted: apr. 30, 2016 12:28 a.m. | | Blazers advance 4-2 with victory over the Clippers Comments 0 Comments

Dee Gordon says he unknowingly took PEDs

MIAMI (AP) — To the president of the Miami Marlins, whatever star Dee Gordon did to trigger a positive drug test still amounted to one thing.

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Posted: apr. 30, 2016 12:28 a.m. | | Dee Gordon says he unknowingly took PEDs Comments 0 Comments

Sierra boys track wins VOL title

Sierra High’s boys track and field team had to truly early its Valley Oak League championship, and it ended the regular season undefeated with ...

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Posted: apr. 29, 2016 12:27 a.m. | | Sierra boys track wins VOL title Comments 0 Comments

Scoreless tie good enough for Knights to seize SL title

RIPON — A team rarely celebrates a tie, and while two-time defending Sac-Joaquin Section Division VII champion Ripon Christian was not all smiles after tying visiting ...

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Posted: apr. 29, 2016 12:26 a.m. | | Scoreless tie good enough for Knights to seize SL title Comments 0 Comments

HITS KEEP COMING

Two days after pitching a perfect game against rival Manteca, Sierra ace Lindsey Walljasper didn’t get the nod for the Timberwolves’ rematch with once-beaten ...

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Posted: apr. 29, 2016 12:26 a.m. | | HITS KEEP COMING Comments 0 Comments

Missed bite does not dampen day on Delta

Last week, I mentioned that I was going to be fishing for bass with a childhood friend.

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Posted: apr. 28, 2016 11:15 p.m. | | Missed bite does not dampen day on Delta Comments 0 Comments

Tigers tag Bassitt, sliding A’s

DETROIT (AP) — After Oakland opened a trip with a three-game sweep of the New York Yankees and a win at Toronto, the Athletics had high ...

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Posted: apr. 28, 2016 11:15 p.m. | | Tigers tag Bassitt, sliding A’s Comments 0 Comments

Oshie hat trick lifts Capitals to overtime win

WASHINGTON (AP) — T.J. Oshie completed a hat trick in overtime to give the Washington Capitals a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday ...

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Posted: apr. 28, 2016 11:14 p.m. | | Oshie hat trick lifts Capitals to overtime win Comments 0 Comments

Hawks soar past Celtics; Cavs next

BOSTON (AP) — Paul Millsap had 17 points and eight rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks advanced to the second round of the NBA playoffs with a ...

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Posted: apr. 28, 2016 11:14 p.m. | | Hawks soar past Celtics; Cavs next Comments 0 Comments

Rams use top pick on Cal QB

CHICAGO (AP) — Jared Goff is moving down the West Coast to Los Angeles. Carson Wentz and his big right arm are moving from North Dakota ...

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Posted: apr. 28, 2016 11:13 p.m. | | Rams use top pick on Cal QB  Comments 0 Comments

Raiders address safety need with Joseph selection

ALAMEDA (AP) — The Oakland Raiders set out this offseason knowing they needed to retool a secondary that was suspect at times last year and then ...

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Posted: apr. 28, 2016 11:13 p.m. | | Raiders address safety need with Joseph selection Comments 0 Comments

Oregon DE Buckner excited for reunion with Kelly, Armstead

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As DeForest Buckner waited for his name to be called, he hoped for this very scenario: An Oregon reunion in Northern California.

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Posted: apr. 28, 2016 11:12 p.m. | | Oregon DE Buckner excited for reunion with Kelly, Armstead Comments 0 Comments

Kings hire Catanella as assistant GM

SACRAMENTO (AP) — The Sacramento Kings have hired Ken Catanella as assistant general manager.

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Posted: apr. 28, 2016 11:12 p.m. | | Kings hire  Catanella as assistant GM  Comments 0 Comments

Livingston shines as fill-in for Curry

OAKLAND (AP) — Shaun Livingston’s left leg could have been amputated nine years ago.

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Posted: apr. 28, 2016 11:12 p.m. | | Livingston shines as fill-in for Curry Comments 0 Comments

Raiders owner goes all in for Vegas move

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Mark Davis was beaming as he posed with fans behind a black and silver “Las Vegas Raiders” banner. He made a few ...

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Posted: apr. 28, 2016 11:10 p.m. | | Raiders owner goes all in for Vegas move Comments 0 Comments

Weston Ranch gets extra-inning win at Kimball to end skid

 

TRACY — C.J. Drain scored the eventual-game winning run, then struck out the side in the bottom of the eighth inning as Weston Ranch escaped ...

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Posted: apr. 28, 2016 12:33 a.m. | | Weston Ranch gets extra-inning win at Kimball to end skid Comments 0 Comments

Diaz, Ferrer dominate for state titles

FRESNO — Two members of Lancer Youth Wrestling placed first in the California USA Greco/Cadet Freestyle State Championship at Selland Arena on April 15-17.

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Posted: apr. 28, 2016 12:32 a.m. | | Diaz, Ferrer  dominate for state titles Comments 0 Comments

DOWN THE STRETCH

Barely three minutes into the game, Ivy Benson fought through a pack of Oakdale defenders for a goal, and midway through the first half Leah ...

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Posted: apr. 28, 2016 12:31 a.m. | | DOWN THE STRETCH Comments 0 Comments

Lancers locked in 3-way tie for fourth

The race for the fourth and final Sac-Joaquin Section playoff berth is on in the Valley Oak League.

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Posted: apr. 28, 2016 12:30 a.m. | | Lancers  locked in 3-way tie for fourth Comments 0 Comments

Gray lasts only 2 innings in A’s loss

DETROIT (AP) — Sonny Gray’s control issues finally caught up with him.

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Posted: apr. 28, 2016 12:19 a.m. | | Gray lasts only 2 innings in A’s loss Comments 0 Comments

Giants complete sweep of Padres

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Brandon Belt is giving himself credit for a home run in the first inning, even though the wind held up his shot ...

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Posted: apr. 28, 2016 12:19 a.m. | | Giants complete sweep of Padres  Comments 0 Comments

Nintendo plans sale of Mariners’ stake

SEATTLE (AP) — Nintendo of America plans to sell its controlling stake in the Seattle Mariners to a group of minority owners led by John Stanton ...

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Posted: apr. 28, 2016 12:19 a.m. | | Nintendo plans sale of Mariners’ stake Comments 0 Comments

Raptors hold on for win

TORONTO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan scored 34 points and the Toronto Raptors held on for a 102-99 victory over the Indiana Pacers and a 3-2 lead ...

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Posted: apr. 28, 2016 12:18 a.m. | | Raptors hold on for win Comments 0 Comments

Warriors grant Lakers permission to interview assistant Luke Walton

OAKLAND (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers received permission from the Warriors to interview top assistant Luke Walton for their coaching vacancy.

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Posted: apr. 28, 2016 12:18 a.m. | | Warriors grant Lakers  permission to interview  assistant Luke Walton  Comments 0 Comments

Predators claim victory over the Ducks

ANAHEIM (AP) — Colin Wilson and Paul Gaustad scored in the first period and the Nashville Predators hung on to win the franchise’s first Game ...

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Posted: apr. 28, 2016 12:18 a.m. | | Predators claim victory over the Ducks Comments 0 Comments

Moving on from ‘Deflategate’

CHICAGO (AP) — As far as NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is concerned, the league is ready to move on from “Deflategate.”

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Posted: apr. 28, 2016 12:17 a.m. | | Moving on from ‘Deflategate’  Comments 0 Comments

Top QBs Goff, Wentz at ease

CHICAGO (AP) — Jared Goff lobbed a few balls to a couple of lucky kids and practiced his coverage skills. Carson Wentz grinned as he sent ...

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Posted: apr. 28, 2016 12:17 a.m. | | Top QBs Goff, Wentz at ease  Comments 0 Comments

Brooks’ focus on Wizards, not Kevin Durant

WASHINGTON (AP) — New Washington Wizards coach Scott Brooks was surprised it took so long to get the question. Almost 15 minutes into his introductory news ...

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Posted: apr. 28, 2016 12:17 a.m. | | Brooks’ focus on Wizards, not Kevin Durant Comments 0 Comments

Can Vegas win a longshot bet on the Raiders?

LAS VEGAS (AP) — This is a town built on taking money from people, not giving it to them.

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Posted: apr. 28, 2016 12:16 a.m. | | Can Vegas win a longshot bet on the Raiders?  Comments 0 Comments

Raiders will announce draft selections from Mexico City

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Oakland Raiders will announce their third-day draft selections from Mexico City on Saturday.

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Posted: apr. 28, 2016 12:16 a.m. | | Raiders will announce draft  selections from Mexico City  Comments 0 Comments

Warriors roll into second round of playoffs

OAKLAND (AP) — Klay Thompson knew Golden State had to come together, that every player needed to raise his game with Stephen Curry sidelined.

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Posted: apr. 28, 2016 12:15 a.m. | | Warriors roll into second round of playoffs Comments 0 Comments

Mundt, Central Catholic deal 1st-place Manteca its first VOL defeat

Central Catholic found out firsthand last week that there is no quit in Manteca.

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Posted: apr. 27, 2016 12:56 a.m. | | Mundt, Central Catholic deal 1st-place Manteca its first VOL defeat Comments 0 Comments

Golden State’s Steve Kerr wins Coach of the Year

OAKLAND (AP) — As Steve Kerr tried to cope with the headaches, nausea, pain and other concerning symptoms, there were times he wondered whether he would ...

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Posted: apr. 27, 2016 12:52 a.m. | | Golden State’s  Steve Kerr wins  Coach of the Year  Comments 0 Comments

Warriors confident without injured Curry

OAKLAND (AP) — Draymond Green is going to tell it like it is, and he insists these Golden State Warriors have few issues when it comes ...

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Posted: apr. 27, 2016 12:52 a.m. | | Warriors confident without injured Curry Comments 0 Comments

Sharks await Ducks-Predators winner

SAN JOSE (AP) — The San Jose Sharks are happy to wait a little longer before finding out their second-round playoff opponent.

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Posted: apr. 27, 2016 12:52 a.m. | | Sharks await Ducks-Predators winner Comments 0 Comments

DeRozan scores 34, Raptors rally for 3-2 lead over Pacers

TORONTO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan scored 34 points and the Toronto Raptors held on for a 102-99 victory over the Indiana Pacers and a 3-2 lead ...

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Posted: apr. 27, 2016 12:51 a.m. | | DeRozan scores 34, Raptors rally for 3-2 lead over Pacers Comments 0 Comments

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