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SPLL takes Junior pennant again

TRACY — Spreckels Park is going to need to get a bigger flag pole.

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US enjoys 1 final title celebration

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Megan Rapinoe strolled around taking selfies, occasionally sipping bubbly with her teammates and trying to balance the Women’s World Cup championship trophy on her head.

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Rookies Bryant, Pederson make All-Star team; A-Rod left out

NEW YORK (AP) — Less than three months after making his major league debut, Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant is an All-Star, one of two rookies selected along with Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson.

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Posted: jul. 07, 2015 12:15 a.m. | | Rookies Bryant, Pederson make All-Star team; A-Rod left out Comments 0 Comments

Niese silences skidding giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jonathon Niese pitched eight sharp innings for his first win in nearly two months, and the New York Mets beat the San Francisco Giants 3-0 Monday night to hand the slumping World Series champions their seventh straight defeat.

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Posted: jul. 07, 2015 12:14 a.m. | | Niese silences skidding giants Comments 0 Comments

Serena Williams tops Venus at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) — Decades ago, when the Williams sisters were kids in California, taking tennis lessons from Dad on a municipal court and imagining playing at Grand Slam tournaments one day, it was Venus — older, taller, stronger — who usually beat Serena.

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Posted: jul. 07, 2015 12:14 a.m. | | Serena Williams tops Venus at Wimbledon  Comments 0 Comments

Frightening Daytona wreck puts NASCAR safety in spotlight

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Riding bumper-to-bumper at nearly 200 mph, Austin Dillon was smack in the middle of a pack of cars headed to the checkered flag when he was suddenly sent on the ride of his life.

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Posted: jul. 06, 2015 11:19 p.m. | | Frightening Daytona wreck puts NASCAR safety in spotlight Comments 0 Comments

Bradley to make 100th appearance as US opens Gold Cup

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Michael Bradley’s 100th appearance for U.S. national team will be in Tuesday night’s CONCACAF Gold Cup opener against Honduras, captaining the defending champion.

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Froome takes yellow as Rodriguez wins

HUY, Belgium (AP) — British rider Chris Froome took the Tour de France leader’s yellow jersey after finishing second behind Spanish veteran Joacquim Rodriguez in Monday’s crash-marred third stage, as a second straight day of chaos caused around 20 riders to fall and several to quit.

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Posted: jul. 06, 2015 11:18 p.m. | | Froome takes yellow as Rodriguez wins Comments 0 Comments

World Cup moments distanced women from FIFA scandal

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — For a few moments over the past month, the Women’s World Cup seemed to push aside the FIFA scandal that is simmering a half planet away.

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Posted: jul. 06, 2015 11:18 p.m. | | World Cup moments distanced women from FIFA scandal Comments 0 Comments

McIlroy ruptures ligament in ankle while playing soccer

LONDON (AP) — Rory McIlroy was on crutches Monday with an ankle injury from playing soccer, leaving in doubt the prospects of golf’s No. 1 player defending his British Open title next week at St. Andrews.

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Posted: jul. 06, 2015 11:18 p.m. | | McIlroy ruptures ligament in ankle while playing soccer Comments 0 Comments

Women’s World Cup final seen by record 26.7 million in US

NEW YORK (AP) — The United States’ win over Japan in the Women’s World Cup final was the most viewed soccer game in the history of American television.

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Posted: jul. 06, 2015 11:18 p.m. | | Women’s World Cup final seen by record 26.7 million in US Comments 0 Comments

Keys and Vandeweghe advance to quarterfinals

LONDON (AP) — While most eyes were on the Williams sisters, CoCo Vandeweghe and Madison Keys quietly showed there are more American players to pay attention to at Wimbledon.

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Posted: jul. 06, 2015 11:17 p.m. | | Keys and Vandeweghe advance to quarterfinals Comments 0 Comments

Rays-Royals game postponed, tornado warnings in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The game between the Tampa Bay Rays and Royals scheduled for Monday night was postponed about an hour before the first pitch as tornado sirens blared across the Kansas City metro area.

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Posted: jul. 06, 2015 11:17 p.m. | | Rays-Royals game postponed, tornado warnings in Kansas City Comments 0 Comments

Manteca Seniors soar into final

By DAVE CAMPBELL

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Posted: jul. 06, 2015 1:47 a.m. | | Manteca Seniors soar into final Comments 0 Comments

Kings, Koufos agree to 4-year, $33 million deal

A day after locking up a pair of guards, the Sacramento Kings invested in their front court.

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Posted: jul. 06, 2015 1:46 a.m. | | Kings, Koufos agree to 4-year, $33 million deal Comments 0 Comments

Williams matchup headlines Monday’s action at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) — One five-time Wimbledon champion is guaranteed to reach the quarterfinals. Another is assured of elimination.

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Posted: jul. 06, 2015 1:46 a.m. | | Williams matchup headlines Monday’s action at Wimbledon Comments 0 Comments

Timbers beat Earthquakes

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Jack Jewsbury scored in second-half stoppage time to give the Portland Timbers a 1-0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes on Sunday night.

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Posted: jul. 06, 2015 1:46 a.m. | | Timbers beat Earthquakes Comments 0 Comments

Abby Wambach’s World Cup finale comes with coveted trophy

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Abby Wambach lifted American coach Jill Ellis after the final whistle. She ran to the stands for a hug from her wife. And then along with Christie Rampone, she became the first American to lift the Women’s World Cup championship trophy in 16 years.

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Posted: jul. 06, 2015 1:45 a.m. | | Abby Wambach’s World Cup finale comes with coveted trophy Comments 0 Comments

Gordon with praise before final Daytona race

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — As rain delayed his final race at Daytona International Speedway, four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon was showered with cheers during driver introductions Sunday.

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Posted: jul. 06, 2015 1:45 a.m. | | Gordon with praise before final Daytona race Comments 0 Comments

Earnhardt wins rain-delayed Daytona ahead of Dillon’s crash

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A horrific last-lap accident that left drivers fearing for Austin Dillon’s safety muted Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s victory in the rain-delayed race at Daytona International Speedway.

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Posted: jul. 06, 2015 1:44 a.m. | | Earnhardt wins rain-delayed  Daytona ahead of Dillon’s crash  Comments 0 Comments

Stockton 99 honors ‘Manteca Missle’ before Saturday’s Firecracker 100

By DALE BOSOWSKI

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Posted: jul. 06, 2015 1:44 a.m. | | Stockton 99 honors ‘Manteca Missle’ before Saturday’s Firecracker 100 Comments 0 Comments

Mountain House homers doom Northgate 9-10s

By DAVE CAMPBELL

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Posted: jul. 06, 2015 1:43 a.m. | | Mountain House homers doom Northgate 9-10s Comments 0 Comments

SUMMER RAIN

By DAVE CAMPBELL

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Posted: jul. 06, 2015 1:42 a.m. | | SUMMER RAIN Comments 0 Comments

Ejections part of winless road trip

WASHINGTON (AP) — With his team frustrated from a poor road trip, San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy thought home plate umpire Phil Cuzzi should’ve shown more restraint.

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Posted: jul. 06, 2015 1:41 a.m. | | Ejections part of winless road trip Comments 0 Comments

Giant’s Posey elected to start All-Star Game

NEW YORK (AP) — The All-Star Game will have a Kansas City flavor, just not as much as it appeared last month.

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Posted: jul. 06, 2015 1:40 a.m. | | Giant’s Posey elected to start All-Star Game Comments 0 Comments

Bassitt’s strong start not enough for Athletics

OAKLAND (AP) — Athletics rookie Chris Bassitt recorded two quick outs in the sixth inning and was on the verge of heading back to the dugout when he hit Robinson Cano of the Mariners in the right foot with a 1-2 pitch.

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Lloyd’s hatty vaults US to 3rd title

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Carli Lloyd lives for the big moment. She had her biggest on Sunday night — and gave the United States its record third Women’s World Cup title.

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Posted: jul. 06, 2015 1:40 a.m. | | Lloyd’s hatty vaults US to 3rd title Comments 0 Comments

Accused man’s family thanks slain cop’s mom for her grace

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The family of a man accused of killing a New Orleans policeman has released a statement of sympathy and thanks to the dead man’s family.

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Posted: jul. 06, 2015 12:28 a.m. | | Accused man’s family thanks slain cop’s mom for her grace Comments 0 Comments

Rondo, Belinelli to solidify Kings’ backcourt

After missing targets at the start of free agency, the Sacramento Kings finally filled out their backcourt Friday.

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Posted: jul. 03, 2015 10:41 p.m. | | Rondo, Belinelli to solidify Kings’ backcourt Comments 0 Comments

Sharks add veteran forward

SAN JOSE (AP) — The San Jose Sharks signed veteran forward Joel Ward to a three-year contract Friday.

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Posted: jul. 03, 2015 10:41 p.m. | | Sharks add veteran forward Comments 0 Comments

Wambach out to win Her final World Cup

VANCOUVER, British Columbia. (AP) — With the title match looming, Abby Wambach isn’t mincing words.

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Posted: jul. 03, 2015 10:41 p.m. | | Wambach out to win Her final World Cup Comments 0 Comments

US routs Guatemala in Gold Cup tune-up

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Clint Dempsey converted a penalty kick in his return from a suspension for a confrontation with a referee, Timmy Chandler scored his first international goal and the United States routed Guatemala 4-0 Friday night in an exhibition ahead of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

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Posted: jul. 03, 2015 10:40 p.m. | | US routs Guatemala in Gold Cup tune-up Comments 0 Comments

Serena escapes defeat; Venus next

LONDON (AP) — Twice, Serena Williams stood merely two points from a loss at Wimbledon against a British opponent buoyed by a roaring, flag-waving Centre Court crowd.

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Tour de-void of Americans

As the Tour de France drew near, Jonathan Vaughters was still poring over power outputs and training results, trying to determine the nine riders that he would send to represent Cannondale-Garmin at the start line in the Dutch city of Utrecht.

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Mavericks set to land Clippers center Jordan

DALLAS (AP) — DeAndre Jordan has chosen the Mavericks over the Los Angeles Clippers in what turned into a tense boom-or-bust wait for Dallas in pursuit of the free-agent center.

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Posted: jul. 03, 2015 10:40 p.m. | | Mavericks set to land Clippers  center Jordan Comments 0 Comments

Busch involved in Daytona crash

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Busch was involved in a multi-car crash at Daytona International Speedway, where he returned Friday for the first time since he was injured at the track in February.

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Vegas, Langley lead Greenbrier Classic

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Jhonattan Vegas hasn’t had much success since winning his second PGA Tour event as a rookie in 2011. The Greenbrier Classic could give him that needed boost.

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Posted: jul. 03, 2015 10:39 p.m. | | Vegas, Langley lead Greenbrier Classic Comments 0 Comments

A-Rod gets ball from 3,000th hit

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees settled their dispute over a marketing payment with a deal announced Friday that gives $3.5 million to charitable groups, saves the team $5.5 million and gets A-Rod the home run ball from his 3,000th hit.

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Posted: jul. 03, 2015 10:39 p.m. | | A-Rod gets ball from 3,000th hit Comments 0 Comments

NFL suspends 3 players for violating drug policies

Three-time All-Pro tight end Antonio Gates of San Diego will be suspended the first four games of the 2015 season along with New York Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson and Dallas linebacker Rolando McClain for violating NFL drug policies.

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Posted: jul. 03, 2015 1:41 a.m. | | NFL suspends 3 players for violating  drug policies Comments 0 Comments

Guzan, US seek to maintain momentum

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Brad Guzan is intent on following his disappointing spring with a title in the CONCACAF Gold Cup

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Posted: jul. 03, 2015 1:40 a.m. | | Guzan, US seek to maintain momentum Comments 0 Comments

Bradley replaces Dempsey as US captain

CHICAGO (AP) — Michael Bradley will be the U.S. captain for the CONCACAF Gold Cup rather than Clint Dempsey.

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Posted: jul. 03, 2015 1:40 a.m. | | Bradley replaces Dempsey as US captain Comments 0 Comments

Sharks sign 4 players on busy day

SAN JOSE (AP) — The San Jose Sharks signed former Harvard defenseman Patrick McNally to a two-year contract Thursday and forwards John McCarthy, Bryan Lerg and Micheal Haley to one-year deals.

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Scouting director fired amid hacking scandal

ST.LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals said Thursday they have fired scouting director Chris Correa, the first known fallout from the hacking scandal that has resulted in a federal investigation into whether the team illegally got inside the player personnel database of the Houston Astros.

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Smoltz is 1st HOFer following TJ surgery

When John Smoltz is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in three weeks he’ll be the first player enshrined following Tommy John surgery.

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Posted: jul. 03, 2015 1:39 a.m. | | Smoltz is 1st HOFer following TJ surgery Comments 0 Comments

Game goes on for Angels

ANAHEIM (AP) — Although the Los Angeles Angels’ season hasn’t been particularly good, it has been interesting in a lot of bad ways.

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Tiger Woods starts well at Greenbrier Classic

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — For a change, Tiger Woods got off to a good start.

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Posted: jul. 03, 2015 1:38 a.m. | | Tiger Woods starts well at Greenbrier Classic Comments 0 Comments

Another early Wimbledon exit for Nadal

LONDON (AP) — On the final point of the first set of his latest Wimbledon disappointment, Rafael Nadal swung his mighty, lefty forehand — and whiffed, accidentally whacking his right leg with his racket.

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Broken rod doesn’t dampen day on Delta

It’s been a little over a year since I’ve been bass fishing. 

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Posted: jul. 03, 2015 1:36 a.m. | | Broken rod doesn’t dampen day on Delta Comments 0 Comments

Fernandez outduels Cain in 2015 debuts

MIAMI (AP) — Matt Cain’s season debut Thursday came without the hype or souvenir masks accompanying the return of his counterpart, Jose Fernandez.

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Posted: jul. 03, 2015 1:28 a.m. | | Fernandez outduels Cain in 2015 debuts Comments 0 Comments

Kazmir dominates for 8 innings as A’s blank Mariners

OAKLAND (AP) — Scott Kazmir wanted to establish control of the inner half of the plate early on. From there, it was just a matter of commanding his pitches, expanding the zone and keeping the hitters off balance.

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