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Magic is in charge after GM Kupchak fired

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MLB to push forward with process for rule changes

PHOENIX (AP) — Major League Baseball intends to push forward with the process that could lead to possible rule changes involving the strike zone, installation of ...

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Posted: feb. 21, 2017 7:24 p.m. | | MLB to push forward with process for rule changes Comments 0 Comments

Athletics hopeful Santiago Casilla to arrive in coming days

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — As Santiago Casilla awaits his final paperwork to depart the Dominican Republic and rejoin the Oakland Athletics, he has been speaking with ...

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Posted: feb. 21, 2017 7:24 p.m. | | Athletics hopeful Santiago Casilla to arrive in coming days Comments 0 Comments

Identifying the best in golf not as easy as 10 years ago

Imagine the best players in golf competing at the absolute top of their games.

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Johnson’s 8th title could stake him as NASCAR’s greatest

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson might have had an easier time had his 6-year-old daughter asked for help with a school art project. Genevieve ...

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Posted: feb. 21, 2017 7:24 p.m. | | Johnson’s 8th title could stake him as NASCAR’s greatest Comments 0 Comments

49ers hire DeMeco Ryans, Daniel Bullocks as assistants

SANTA CLARA (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have hired former NFL players DeMeco Ryans and Daniel Bullocks as assistants on coach Kyle Shanahan’s staff.

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Posted: feb. 21, 2017 7:23 p.m. | | 49ers hire DeMeco Ryans, Daniel Bullocks as assistants Comments 0 Comments

BEST OF THE BEST

Forty-eight seventh and eighth graders from Manteca Unified’s Acorn League will showcase their talents in the 8th annual Maryann Wallace Pangburn All-Star Classic this ...

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UConn, Miss St, Baylor, Notre Dame top seeds in NCAA reveal

NEW YORK (AP) — After a week full of upsets, the NCAA women’s basketball committee revealed its projected top 16 seeds for the final time ...

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Posted: feb. 20, 2017 11:15 p.m. | | UConn, Miss St, Baylor, Notre Dame top seeds in NCAA reveal Comments 0 Comments

UConn still No. 1 while Temple enters hoops poll

NEW YORK (AP) — After nearly making the Top 25 a few times during her coaching career at Temple, Tonya Cardoza has the Owls ranked for ...

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Gonzaga, Villanova, Kansas stay 1-2-3 in poll

For the third straight week, Gonzaga, Villanova and Kansas are the top three teams in The Associated Press college basketball poll.

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Posted: feb. 20, 2017 11:14 p.m. | | Gonzaga, Villanova, Kansas stay 1-2-3 in poll Comments 0 Comments

Not a lot of All-Star defense

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It was the fourth quarter of the All-Star Game, and a few fans started yelling loudly enough for DeAndre Jordan to hear ...

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Going deep: Dodgers add Gutierrez to already loaded roster

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Although Franklin Gutierrez officially joined the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday afternoon, the veteran outfielder had already been working out at their ...

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West Coast Swing whets appetite for Augusta

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The refrain is becoming a tradition unlike any other, especially after a West Coast Swing like this one.

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Dustin Johnson goes to No. 1 in the world

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The only question about Dustin Johnson going to No. 1 in the world is: What took so long?

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Posted: feb. 20, 2017 11:13 p.m. | | Dustin Johnson goes to No. 1 in the world Comments 0 Comments

Buster Posey eager for fresh start

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Buster Posey leans on the back of the batting cage under Arizona’s blue skies, one leg crossed over the other as ...

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Posted: feb. 20, 2017 11:06 p.m. | | Buster Posey eager for fresh start Comments 0 Comments

Cueto still in Dominican Republic with ailing father

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Johnny Cueto remains in the Dominican Republic helping his ailing father a week after pitchers and catchers reported to spring training, and ...

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Optimism in high gear at Daytona for NASCAR’s top teams

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Optimism abounds after the opening weekend at Daytona International Speedway, especially for NASCAR’s top teams.

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Welcome to NBA trade season, already underway in earnest

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jahlil Okafor viewed New Orleans during All-Star weekend with a different lens than usual, since he thought there was a chance it ...

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Big punching Wilder believes he can save heavyweights

Deontay Wilder was in the Super Bowl media center in Houston a few days before the game when a somewhat familiar face walked by.

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Posted: feb. 20, 2017 11:04 p.m. | | Big punching Wilder believes he can save heavyweights Comments 0 Comments

Kings GM on Cousins trade: I had a better deal two days ago

Sacramento general manager Vlade Divac headed into All-Star weekend convinced it was finally time to part ways with ultra-talented center DeMarcus Cousins.

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Posted: feb. 20, 2017 11:02 p.m. | | Kings GM on Cousins trade: I had a better deal two days ago Comments 0 Comments

11 HEAD TO MASTERS

FOLSOM – It was a tough day Saturday for local wrestlers Saturday in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III championships as Vista del Lago High. 

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Record All-Star: Davis scores 52, West tops East

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Sacramento Kings have agreed to trade DeMarcus Cousins and Omri Casspi to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for Tyreke Evans ...

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Posted: feb. 19, 2017 10:16 p.m. | | Record All-Star: Davis scores 52, West tops East Comments 0 Comments

Kings deal Cousins to New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Sacramento Kings have agreed to trade DeMarcus Cousins and Omri Casspi to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for Tyreke Evans ...

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Harrison wins Memphis Open

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Ryan Harrison served up the ace that won him his first career ATP World Tour title, then stuck both hands over his ...

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Couples wins Chubb Classic for 12th senior

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Fred Couples won the Chubb Classic on Sunday for his 12th PGA Tour Champions title and first since 2014, rallying to beat ...

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Posted: feb. 19, 2017 9:19 p.m. | | Couples wins Chubb Classic for 12th senior Comments 0 Comments

Great expectations: Indians eye Series title after 2016 run

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Above the small cactuses and flowering plants dotting the concrete-blocked plaza outside the doorway to Cleveland’s training complex is a new ...

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Posted: feb. 19, 2017 9:19 p.m. | | Great expectations: Indians eye Series title after 2016 run Comments 0 Comments

Gonzaga provides new college hoops story line for fans

Unbeaten Gonzaga is giving college basketball fans something to talk about besides the usual story lines.

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Posted: feb. 19, 2017 9:19 p.m. | | Gonzaga provides new college hoops story line for fans Comments 0 Comments

Florida State coach reaches 1,900 wins

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State’s Mike Martin became the second baseball coach in NCAA history to reach 1,900 wins when the Seminoles defeated ...

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Posted: feb. 19, 2017 9:18 p.m. | | Florida State coach reaches 1,900 wins Comments 0 Comments

Robinson III new dunk king

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Glenn Robinson III is the NBA’s new dunk king, with an assist to Indiana teammate Paul George, the Pacers’ mascot and ...

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US ski team leans on superstars for medals

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) — Dressed as comic book superheroes, American skiers were often merely mortal at the last world championships before the 2018 Olympics.

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Chen lands 5 quads to win 4 Continents figure skating

PYEONCHANG, South Korea (AP) — American men rarely are ground breakers when it comes to quadruple jumps.

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Posted: feb. 19, 2017 9:18 p.m. | | Chen lands 5 quads to win 4 Continents figure skating Comments 0 Comments

Johnson goes to No. 1 with big win

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dustin Johnson went to No. 1 in the world with a world-class performance at Riviera.

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Sons of legends 1-2 at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — It’s impossible to tell the history of NASCAR without mentioning Elliott and Earnhardt.

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STAYING HOME

Six of the seven Sac-Joaquin Section postseason qualifiers from the area will get to enjoy home-field advantage in the opening round next week.

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Posted: feb. 18, 2017 12:19 a.m. | | STAYING HOME Comments 0 Comments

Ripon comes up short in Division IV play-in game

NEWMAN — Ripon could not overcome Payton Church and 16th-seeded Orestimba in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV play-in game Friday, but the young Indians gained valuable ...

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4 remain in contention for girls state berth

STOCKTON – Alexa Garcia is a freshman with no fear, and now she is two matches away from a trip to the California Girls Wrestling Championships.

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Posted: feb. 18, 2017 12:18 a.m. | | 4 remain in contention for girls state berth Comments 0 Comments

Westbrook, Durant All-Star reunion off to awkward start

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant had plenty to say at their first All-Star appearance.

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Posted: feb. 17, 2017 11:10 p.m. | | Westbrook, Durant All-Star reunion off to awkward start Comments 0 Comments

49ers hire Saleh as DC, Hightower as special teams coach

SANTA CLARA (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have hired Robert Saleh as defensive coordinator and Richard Hightower as special teams coordinator for Kyle Shanahan’s ...

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Posted: feb. 17, 2017 11:10 p.m. | | 49ers hire Saleh as DC, Hightower as special teams coach Comments 0 Comments

Jimmy Rollins eager to prove himself, earn spot on Giants

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Post-practice, Jimmy Rollins relaxed at his locker and added some orange shoelaces to his cleats, sharing with locker mate and San Francisco ...

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Posted: feb. 17, 2017 11:10 p.m. | | Jimmy Rollins eager to prove himself, earn spot on Giants Comments 0 Comments

Former Diamondbacks manager Hale at home with A’s as coach

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — The day in early October when Chip Hale lost his job as manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks, he called his good friend ...

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Sam Saunders opens 2-shot lead at Riviera

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wind, rain and the snap of a large tree limb were enough to stop play Friday in the second round of the ...

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Posted: feb. 17, 2017 11:09 p.m. | | Sam Saunders opens 2-shot lead at Riviera Comments 0 Comments

Bowyer out to revive NASCAR career as Stewart’s replacement

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Clint Bowyer hasn’t won a race since 2012, hasn’t made the playoffs in three years and is coming off ...

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Posted: feb. 17, 2017 11:09 p.m. | | Bowyer out to revive NASCAR career as Stewart’s replacement Comments 0 Comments

Pace of play, potential strike zone changes on baseball deck

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Commissioner Rob Manfred says he can’t offer a prediction on how likely it is that baseball will be altering the strike ...

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Iran defeats US at freestyle wrestling world cup

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s wrestling team Friday defeated the United States wrestling team to secure the gold medal at the Freestyle World Cup.

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Murray, Hield, lead World past US

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jamal Murray and Buddy Hield each had moments when they caught the ball in the low post, only to dribble right out ...

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Posted: feb. 17, 2017 11:08 p.m. | | Murray, Hield, lead World past US Comments 0 Comments

Oscar Schmidt finally gets a taste of the NBA ... sort of

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Oscar Schmidt finally dipped his toes in the NBA.

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Little big man: Isaiah Thomas a full-fledged All-Star

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Isaiah Thomas isn’t even average.

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Gordon looking for dunk title, and Jones may be in his way

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Aaron Gordon is not giving any hints on what he’ll do for an All-Star dunk contest encore.

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Manteca topples Weston Ranch in season finale

Sometimes, a miss can lead to a good thing – maybe even a dream coming true.

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ROAD TO PACIFIC

There isn’t an easy path to the finals for the three league titlists from the Manteca area.

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