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Business as usual for Weston Ranch

Another night, another victory for the Valley Oak League champion Weston Ranch boys basketball team.

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Posted: feb. 13, 2016 1:08 a.m. | | Business as usual for Weston Ranch Comments 0 Comments

LANCERS STAND ALONE

Lania Taylor did not score a point for the East Union girls basketball team Friday night, but she helped steer the Valley Oak League championship ...

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Posted: feb. 13, 2016 1:07 a.m. | | LANCERS STAND ALONE Comments 0 Comments

Buffaloes lock down East Union

A Gyse Hulsebosch 3-point buzzer beater brought visiting East Union within three points at the end of the first quarter Friday night, but a 15-0 ...

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Posted: feb. 13, 2016 1:06 a.m. | | Buffaloes lock down East Union Comments 0 Comments

Ripon celebrates senior night, title

The Ripon High Indians clinched the Trans-Valley League crown Friday with a convincing 48-33 win against visiting Mountain House.

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Posted: feb. 13, 2016 1:06 a.m. | | Ripon celebrates senior night, title Comments 0 Comments

Lathrop girls pick up needed win at Kimball

TRACY — Lathrop High’s girls basketball team is pulling out all the stops to achieve its first postseason berth.

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Posted: feb. 13, 2016 1:06 a.m. | | Lathrop girls pick up needed win at Kimball Comments 0 Comments

Deal delays eviction threat for SF nuns feeding homeless

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nuns who faced possible eviction from San Francisco’s gritty Tenderloin district because of a rent increase have won a reprieve.

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Posted: feb. 13, 2016 12:34 a.m. | | Deal delays eviction threat   for SF nuns feeding homeless Comments 0 Comments

Curry returns to Toronto at the height of his powers

TORONTO (AP) — When the Toronto Raptors signed Dell Curry in 1999 to provide some shooting on the perimeter, they also acquired two young children in ...

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Posted: feb. 13, 2016 12:33 a.m. | | Curry returns  to Toronto at  the height  of his powers  Comments 0 Comments

Brewers trade Khris Davis to Athletics

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have traded power-hitting outfielder Khris Davis to the Oakland Athletics for a pair of prospects.

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Posted: feb. 13, 2016 12:33 a.m. | | Brewers trade  Khris Davis  to Athletics    Comments 0 Comments

Kang flirts with 59, doesn’t even know it

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Sung Kang didn’t know anything about his amateur partner until he went on the Internet and looked up actor Ray ...

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Posted: feb. 13, 2016 12:33 a.m. | | Kang flirts with 59, doesn’t even know it Comments 0 Comments

It’s Kobe’s world, at least for 1 more All-Star weekend

TORONTO (AP) — Kobe Bryant answered questions in Spanish and Italian, raved about Canadian hospitality, showed off knowledge of both Greek basketball and English soccer. He ...

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Posted: feb. 13, 2016 12:33 a.m. | | It’s Kobe’s world, at least  for 1 more All-Star weekend Comments 0 Comments

Heat throws unexpected wrinkle into Olympic Marathon Trials

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After four years of measuring every workout, every race with stopwatches, the elite runners competing Saturday in the U.S. Olympic Team ...

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Posted: feb. 13, 2016 12:33 a.m. | | Heat throws unexpected wrinkle into Olympic Marathon Trials Comments 0 Comments

Tony Stewart out of bed, streams update from treadmill

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Injured NASCAR star Tony Stewart is out of bed and walking again, entertaining fans while live-streaming from a treadmill Friday.

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Posted: feb. 13, 2016 12:33 a.m. | | Tony Stewart out of bed,  streams update from treadmill Comments 0 Comments

FIFA ethics committee bans Jerome Valcke for 12 years

GENEVA (AP) — Jerome Valcke, Sepp Blatter’s long-time right-hand man, was banned from all soccer-related activity for 12 years Friday for misconduct during his term ...

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Posted: feb. 13, 2016 12:32 a.m. | | FIFA ethics committee bans   Jerome Valcke for 12 years  Comments 0 Comments

Cain finally healthy, ready to rejoin SF Giants’ rotation

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — If the San Francisco Giants had any lingering concerns about Matt Cain’s health, the veteran pitcher helped ease their minds with ...

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Posted: feb. 13, 2016 12:32 a.m. | | Cain finally healthy, ready to rejoin SF Giants’ rotation Comments 0 Comments

Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia 1st to draw lifetime drug ban

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia became the first player to receive a lifetime ban under Major League Baseball’s drug agreement after testing ...

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Posted: feb. 13, 2016 12:32 a.m. | | Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia 1st to draw lifetime drug ban Comments 0 Comments

MHS soph boys, frosh girls seek outright titles

Manteca High’s sophomore boys basketball team put itself in position to gain an outright claim of the Valley Oak League championship while knocking a ...

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Posted: feb. 12, 2016 12:56 a.m. | | MHS soph boys, frosh girls seek outright titles Comments 0 Comments

Van Vliet picks Trinity Christian

RIPON — Cynthia Van Vliet didn’t start taking soccer seriously until  her freshman year.

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Posted: feb. 12, 2016 12:55 a.m. | | Van Vliet picks Trinity Christian Comments 0 Comments

RC athletes sign with coaches’ alma maters

RIPON —After a down year, relative to the lofty standards he set for himself, Will Kamps was worried that his football career may be over.

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Posted: feb. 12, 2016 12:54 a.m. | | RC athletes sign with coaches’ alma maters Comments 0 Comments

RIPON ROLLS

RIPON — Ripon used runs of 8-0 and 6-0 in the second quarter Thursday night to get spacing on visiting Riverbank that the Indians would continue ...

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Posted: feb. 12, 2016 12:51 a.m. | | RIPON ROLLS Comments 0 Comments

Lady Indians clinch at least a title share

RIVERBANK — Ripon’s girls basketball team has clinched its fourth Trans-Valley League championship in the 12th and final year under head coach George Contente, but ...

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Posted: feb. 12, 2016 12:50 a.m. | | Lady Indians clinch at least a title share Comments 0 Comments

Hudler wins it for the Flames in shootout

SAN JOSE (AP) — Juri Hudler scored the winning goal in the shootout, leading the Calgary Flames past the San Jose Sharks 6-5 on Thursday night.

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Posted: feb. 11, 2016 11:34 p.m. | | Hudler wins it for the Flames in shootout Comments 0 Comments

Enjoy nice weather, but don’t expect it to last much longer

When I was growing up, a few houses down from us lived an older retired gentleman and his wife. 

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Posted: feb. 11, 2016 10:47 p.m. | | Enjoy nice weather, but don’t expect it to last much longer Comments 0 Comments

NASCAR opens 2016 season without 2 of its biggest stars

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jeff Gordon will be in the booth and Tony Stewart in a bed when the NASCAR season begins.

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Posted: feb. 11, 2016 10:47 p.m. | | NASCAR opens  2016 season without  2 of its biggest stars  Comments 0 Comments

ALL-STAR SENDOFF

TORONTO (AP) — Of all the goodies Kobe Bryant collects in his farewell season, one this weekend might be particularly useful.

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Posted: feb. 11, 2016 10:46 p.m. | | ALL-STAR SENDOFF Comments 0 Comments

Shaq, Yao, Iverson among HOF candidates

TORONTO (AP) — Shaquille O’Neal should be a lock. Yao Ming and Allen Iverson could join him.

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Posted: feb. 11, 2016 10:46 p.m. | | Shaq, Yao, Iverson among HOF candidates Comments 0 Comments

Dueling Justins: Timberlake steals spotlight from Rose

PEBBLE BEACH (AP) — Justin Rose, a U.S. Open champion and the No. 7 player in the world, shot a 6-under 66 his first time ...

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Posted: feb. 11, 2016 10:45 p.m. | | Dueling Justins: Timberlake steals spotlight from Rose Comments 0 Comments

Raiders return to Coliseum for 2016

OAKLAND (AP) — Four weeks after being stymied in their effort to move to Los Angeles, the Raiders agreed to a one-year extension lease extension on ...

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Posted: feb. 11, 2016 10:44 p.m. | | Raiders return to Coliseum for 2016  Comments 0 Comments

ALONE at the top

LATHROP — Fred Lavender left little doubt how this one would turn out.

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Posted: feb. 11, 2016 12:36 a.m. | | ALONE at the top Comments 0 Comments

Spivey’s 31 helps Sierra slam Kimball

TRACY — Sierra’s opponents in the coming days is the least of its concerns.

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Posted: feb. 11, 2016 12:35 a.m. | | Spivey’s 31 helps Sierra slam Kimball Comments 0 Comments

Weston Ranch’s star striker picks CSU Stanislaus

STOCKTON — Joseph Mayorca showed the ability to score in bunches during his decorated three-year career for Weston Ranch’s boys soccer team, but among his ...

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Posted: feb. 11, 2016 12:34 a.m. | | Weston Ranch’s star striker picks CSU Stanislaus Comments 0 Comments

Sierra linemen make all-state team

The good news keeps coming for two standout linemen from Sierra High’s state champion football team.

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Posted: feb. 11, 2016 12:34 a.m. | | Sierra linemen make all-state team Comments 0 Comments

Kobe reflects on LeBron in final visit to Cleveland

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kobe Bryant remembers giving a pair of his sneakers to LeBron James as a gift and offering the teenager some advice.

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Posted: feb. 10, 2016 11:55 p.m. | | Kobe reflects on LeBron in final visit to Cleveland Comments 0 Comments

Hack-a-Somone tactic growing issue in NBA

MIAMI (AP) — San Antonio’s first play of the 2008-09 season was designed and executed perfectly. Spurs’ center Tim Duncan didn’t bother jumping for ...

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Posted: feb. 10, 2016 11:55 p.m. | | Hack-a-Somone  tactic growing  issue in NBA Comments 0 Comments

Vickers replacing Stewart at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Brian Vickers is expected to replace injured driver Tony Stewart for the NASCAR season opener at Daytona International Speedway, a person ...

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Posted: feb. 10, 2016 11:55 p.m. | | Vickers replacing Stewart at Daytona Comments 0 Comments

US women crush Costa Rica

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Alex Morgan scored 12 seconds in and added another goal in the 62nd minute and the U.S. women’s team opened ...

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Posted: feb. 10, 2016 11:54 p.m. | | US women crush Costa Rica Comments 0 Comments

DARE JORDAN

PEBBLE BEACH (AP) — Jordan Spieth rarely sees a shot as impossible, sometimes when he doesn’t even have a club in his hand.

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Collison leads Kings’ comeback in Philly

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins had 28 points and 12 rebounds, and Darren Collison scored 21 of his 25 points after halftime to lead the Sacramento ...

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Posted: feb. 10, 2016 11:54 p.m. | | Collison leads Kings’ comeback in Philly Comments 0 Comments

Curry flirts with triple-double, Warriors top Suns

PHOENIX (AP) — The Golden State-Phoenix mismatch wasn’t the blowout most expected, just another routine Warriors victory.

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Posted: feb. 10, 2016 11:53 p.m. | | Curry flirts with triple-double, Warriors top Suns Comments 0 Comments

Kings coach remains positive after meeting

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sacramento Kings coach George Karl said Wednesday he has a positive outlook after meeting with team general manager Vlade Divac amid a losing ...

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Posted: feb. 10, 2016 11:53 p.m. | | Kings coach remains positive after meeting Comments 0 Comments

Giants, Belt agree to $6.2M contract

PHOENIX (AP) — First baseman Brandon Belt and the San Francisco Giants have agreed to a $6.2 million, one-year contract.

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Posted: feb. 10, 2016 11:53 p.m. | | Giants, Belt agree to $6.2M contract Comments 0 Comments

Lathrop routs Ranch to halt 4-game skid

LATHROP — Lathrop’s girls basketball team couldn’t afford another loss.

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Posted: feb. 10, 2016 1:10 a.m. | | Lathrop routs Ranch to halt 4-game skid Comments 0 Comments

RC comeback ends with OT win at Escalon

ESCALON — Ripon Christian clinched a berth to the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs on Tuesday, but it did not come easy.

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Posted: feb. 10, 2016 1:10 a.m. | | RC comeback ends with OT win at Escalon Comments 0 Comments

NO BACKING DOWN

Like in every other Valley Oak League girls basketball game this season, East Union won Tuesday night.

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Knights honor seniors with blowout of Escalon

RIPON — The first-place Ripon Christian Knights came out sizzling hot against visiting Escalon on Tuesday.

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Posted: feb. 10, 2016 1:09 a.m. | | Knights honor seniors with blowout of Escalon Comments 0 Comments

George Karl still head coach for struggling Kings

SACRAMENTO (AP) — George Karl remains the coach of the Sacramento Kings — for now.

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Posted: feb. 09, 2016 9:21 p.m. | | George Karl still head coach for struggling Kings Comments 0 Comments

Challenges ahead for Broncos

DENVER (AP) — It took John Elway 15 years to experience a parade as a quarterback. As an executive, only five.

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Posted: feb. 09, 2016 9:20 p.m. | | Challenges ahead for Broncos Comments 0 Comments

‘Wet’ Coast Swing shifts to Pebble

PEBBLE BEACH (AP) — The first stop on the “California Coastal Swing” featured 40 mph gusts and rain that led to a Monday finish at Torrey ...

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Posted: feb. 09, 2016 9:20 p.m. | | ‘Wet’ Coast Swing shifts to Pebble Comments 0 Comments

Newton unapologetic for actions after Panthers’ Super Bowl defeat

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton isn’t apologizing for acting like a “sore loser” after the Super Bowl.

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Posted: feb. 09, 2016 9:20 p.m. | | Newton unapologetic for actions after Panthers’ Super Bowl defeat Comments 0 Comments

US women start quest for 4th straight Olympic gold

The United States starts its pursuit of a fourth straight gold medal in women’s Olympic soccer over the next two weeks at the CONCACAF ...

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Posted: feb. 09, 2016 9:20 p.m. | | US women start quest for 4th straight Olympic gold Comments 0 Comments

Raiders cut ties with Allen after 1 season

ALAMEDA (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have terminated the contract of safety Nate Allen.

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Posted: feb. 09, 2016 9:20 p.m. | | Raiders cut ties with  Allen after 1 season Comments 0 Comments

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