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It won’t take long for Ripon to see what it’s made of.

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Posted: jul. 31, 2014 11:41 p.m. | | INDIAN SUMMER Comments 0 Comments

A’s deal Cespedes to land Lester

OAKLAND (AP) — Billy Beane considers Jon Lester a proven ace who can carry a pitching staff through the playoffs, just like he did last fall. The general manager acquired Lester to make sure Oakland gets there first.

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Posted: jul. 31, 2014 11:32 p.m. | | A’s deal Cespedes to land Lester Comments 0 Comments

Safety Bethea finding a groove with 49ers w

SANTA CLARA (AP) — Once most players had gone inside from practice on a hot day, there stood Antoine Bethea working to perfect a handshake with new 49ers teammate Demarcus Dobbs.

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Posted: jul. 31, 2014 11:32 p.m. | | Safety Bethea finding a groove with 49ers w Comments 0 Comments

Venus Williams advances to QF

STANFORD (AP) — Venus Williams advanced to the Bank of the West quarterfinals Thursday night, beating fourth-seeded Victoria Azarenka 6-4, 7-6 (1).

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Posted: jul. 31, 2014 11:32 p.m. | | Venus Williams advances to QF Comments 0 Comments

Resilient woods starts well at Bridgestone

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Tiger Woods showed signs of a positive recovery Thursday at the Bridgestone Invitational. Not just from back surgery, but from making bogeys.

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Posted: jul. 31, 2014 11:31 p.m. | | Resilient woods starts well at Bridgestone Comments 0 Comments

Deadline dealin’

Baseball fans were still trying to sort out the dizzying deals for postseason aces Jon Lester and John Lackey, Home Run Derby champ Yoenis Cespedes and All-Star shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera when they were treated to a most curious sight Thursday.

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Posted: jul. 31, 2014 11:31 p.m. | | Deadline dealin’ Comments 0 Comments

A’s deal Tommy Milone to Twins for Sam Fuld

OAKLAND (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have traded left-hander Tommy Milone to the Minnesota Twins for outfielder Sam Fuld.

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Posted: jul. 31, 2014 11:31 p.m. | | A’s deal Tommy Milone to Twins for Sam Fuld Comments 0 Comments

Chekwa taking reps with Raiders

NAPA (AP) — Chimdi Chekwa has dealt with so much in his first two NFL seasons that a matchup with wide receiver James Jones in practice seemed fairly easy in comparison for the Oakland cornerback.

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Posted: jul. 31, 2014 11:29 p.m. | | Chekwa taking reps with Raiders Comments 0 Comments

Lynch ends holdout, arrives at camp

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Marshawn Lynch’s holdout is over, ending one distraction so far for the Super Bowl champions.

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Posted: jul. 31, 2014 11:29 p.m. | | Lynch ends holdout, arrives at camp Comments 0 Comments

Johnson takes LOA from golf

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Dustin Johnson is taking a leave of absence from golf to seek help for “personal challenges,” a swift end to his season that will keep him from playing the PGA Championship, the FedEx Cup playoffs and the Ryder Cup.

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Posted: jul. 31, 2014 11:29 p.m. | | Johnson takes LOA from golf Comments 0 Comments

RECHARGED

One of the most successful youth football franchises in Manteca, the Manteca Chargers have fallen on hard times lately, with falling numbers leading to the failure to make the playoffs at any level last season.

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Posted: jul. 30, 2014 11:32 p.m. | | RECHARGED Comments 0 Comments

Raiders owner talks with San Antonio

OAKLAND (AP) — Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis confirmed he has met with San Antonio officials but declined to disclose whether he has any interest in relocating the franchise to Texas.

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Posted: jul. 30, 2014 11:31 p.m. | | Raiders owner talks with San Antonio  Comments 0 Comments

Hammel fails again for Athletics in loss to Astros

HOUSTON (AP) — In the first inning against Houston, Jason Hammel picked up right where he left off since coming to the Oakland Athletics.

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Posted: jul. 30, 2014 11:30 p.m. | | Hammel fails again for Athletics in loss to Astros  Comments 0 Comments

Guy’s wait for Hall of Fame comes to end

OAKLAND (AP) — Ray Guy built a Hall of Fame career of making other people wait.

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Posted: jul. 30, 2014 11:29 p.m. | | Guy’s wait for Hall of Fame comes to end  Comments 0 Comments

Lloyd’s film watching impresses teammates

SANTA CLARA (AP) — San Francisco wide receiver Anquan Boldin laughs — a big, hearty guffaw — and shakes his head.

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Posted: jul. 30, 2014 11:29 p.m. | | Lloyd’s film watching impresses teammates  Comments 0 Comments

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