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Ranch rebounds from losses with rout of Riverbank

STOCKTON — Do not mess with tradition.

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Posted: dec. 06, 2016 12:25 a.m. | | Ranch rebounds from losses with rout of Riverbank Comments 0 Comments

Shinn’s hat trick, 2 assists lead Sierra drubbing of West

Win No. 401 came easily for Sierra girls soccer coach Manuel Pires.

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Posted: dec. 06, 2016 12:24 a.m. | | Shinn’s hat trick, 2 assists lead Sierra drubbing of West Comments 0 Comments

Third-quarter spurt propels East Union to win

RANCHO CORDOVA — East Union girls basketball coach Jim Agostini let his players call the shots out of halftime Monday and it paid dividends in a ...

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Posted: dec. 06, 2016 12:24 a.m. | | Third-quarter spurt propels East Union to win Comments 0 Comments

HEADING HOME

Friday night will be a homecoming of sorts for Manteca High senior Joel Olmos.

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Posted: dec. 06, 2016 12:24 a.m. | | HEADING HOME Comments 0 Comments

Luck throws for 4 TDs, Colts rout Jets

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Boys just want to have fun.

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Posted: dec. 06, 2016 12:07 a.m. | | Luck throws for 4 TDs, Colts rout Jets Comments 0 Comments

Matt Holliday figures to balance Yanks’ batting order

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Matt Holliday figures to balance the New York Yankees’ lineup while not adding a lengthy payroll commitment to a team trying ...

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Posted: dec. 06, 2016 12:06 a.m. | | Matt Holliday figures to balance Yanks’ batting order Comments 0 Comments

Dodgers keep free-agent pitcher Rich Hill with 3-year deal

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Those days of pitching for the Long Island Ducks, out of the majors and almost out of luck, happily seem far ...

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Posted: dec. 06, 2016 12:06 a.m. | | Dodgers keep free-agent pitcher Rich Hill with 3-year deal Comments 0 Comments

Scherzer, Posey, McCutchen commit to play for US at WBC

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Chris Archer was so excited to pitch for the United States at the World Baseball Classic that he offered to recruit ...

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Posted: dec. 06, 2016 12:06 a.m. | | Scherzer, Posey, McCutchen commit to play for US at WBC Comments 0 Comments

Selig, Schuerholz elected to Hall of Fame

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Bud Selig oversaw baseball during a time of transformation and turmoil — wild cards and a ballpark boom, the cancellation of a ...

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Posted: dec. 06, 2016 12:06 a.m. | | Selig, Schuerholz elected to Hall of Fame Comments 0 Comments

Thompson scores 60 for Warriors in rout of Pacers

OAKLAND (AP) — Klay Thompson wanted one more quarter. He wanted to score 80, and thinks he absolutely could have.

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Posted: dec. 06, 2016 12:05 a.m. | | Thompson scores 60 for Warriors in rout of Pacers Comments 0 Comments

Melancon, Giants reach $62M, 4-year deal pending physical

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants landed the top-tier closer they have been seeking for months, agreeing to a $62 million, four-year contract with ...

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Posted: dec. 06, 2016 12:05 a.m. | | Melancon, Giants reach $62M, 4-year deal pending physical Comments 0 Comments

Raiders prep for Thursday showdown vs Chiefs

ALAMEDA (AP) — The Oakland Raiders will have little time to prepare for their biggest game in 14 years.

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Posted: dec. 06, 2016 12:05 a.m. | | Raiders prep for Thursday showdown vs Chiefs Comments 0 Comments

RC Knights capture Riverbank tourney

RIVERBANK – With the game tied at halftime, Ripon Christian erupted for a 19-point third quarter while holding Langston Hughes Academy to just eight on the ...

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Posted: dec. 04, 2016 11:56 p.m. | | RC Knights capture Riverbank tourney Comments 0 Comments

EU TAKES BUFF CUP

Jacob Garcia got the ball rolling for East Union’s lone goal against River City of West Sacramento on Saturday but that was enough as ...

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Posted: dec. 04, 2016 11:55 p.m. | | EU TAKES BUFF CUP Comments 0 Comments

Buffs draw Menlo-Atherton

Undefeated Northern Section powerhouse Sutter (13-0), Central Section Division II champion Sanger (13-0) and perennial Santa Rosa-based contender Cardinal Newman (12-1) were thought to be ...

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Posted: dec. 04, 2016 11:55 p.m. | | Buffs draw Menlo-Atherton Comments 0 Comments

2006: Buffs win section football title

Thirty years ago, on December 2, 1986, Manteca High’s Kevin Wentworth was named the Outstanding Offensive Player in the Valley Oak League for football ...

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Posted: dec. 04, 2016 11:12 p.m. | | 2006: Buffs win section football title Comments 0 Comments

Knicks hold off Kings for eighth win in 11 games

NEW YORK (AP) — Derrick Rose and Carmelo Anthony each scored 20 points and the New York Knicks held off the Sacramento Kings 106-98 on Sunday ...

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Posted: dec. 04, 2016 9:59 p.m. | | Knicks hold off Kings for  eighth win in 11 games Comments 0 Comments

De La Garza claims gold

STOCKTON – Ana De La Garza won the gold medal Saturday at 142 pounds for Lathrop in the McNair Boys and Girls Invitational.

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Posted: dec. 04, 2016 9:58 p.m. | | De La Garza claims gold Comments 0 Comments

Birdies & blunders, but a healthy week for Tiger Woods

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — The return of Tiger Woods was more about the big picture than any of his big numbers.

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Posted: dec. 04, 2016 9:58 p.m. | | Birdies & blunders, but a healthy week  for Tiger Woods Comments 0 Comments

Matsuyama holds on to win in Bahamas for 3rd straight win

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Hideki Matsuyama was only 5 when he first saw Tiger Woods, watching on videotape that 1997 Masters victory. Even sweeter was standing ...

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Posted: dec. 04, 2016 9:58 p.m. | | Matsuyama holds on to win in Bahamas for 3rd straight win Comments 0 Comments

Switzerland’s Lara Gut wins Lake Louise super-G sprint

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (AP) — Lara Gut won what the weather turned into a World Cup super-G sprint Sunday at Lake Louise.

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Posted: dec. 04, 2016 9:57 p.m. | | Switzerland’s Lara Gut wins Lake Louise super-G sprint Comments 0 Comments

Selig, Schuerholz elected to baseball Hall of Fame

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Bud Selig oversaw baseball during a time of transformation and turmoil — wild cards and a ballpark boom, the cancellation of a ...

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Posted: dec. 04, 2016 9:57 p.m. | | Selig, Schuerholz elected  to baseball Hall of Fame Comments 0 Comments

Sub-.500 bowl teams now becoming almost routine

NEW YORK (AP) — The Heart of Dallas Bowl will be a rematch between two teams that played in October — and one of them is heading ...

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Posted: dec. 04, 2016 9:56 p.m. | | Sub-.500 bowl teams now becoming almost routine Comments 0 Comments

Playoff picks came down to Washington vs. Penn State

NEW YPRK (AP) n— Conference championships matter. Head-to-head matters. Strength of schedule matters. Every game counts, though some seem to count more than others and ...

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Posted: dec. 04, 2016 9:55 p.m. | | Playoff picks came down   to Washington vs. Penn State Comments 0 Comments

Kaepernick struggles as San Francisco loses 11th straight contest

CHICAGO (AP) — Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers tried everything. Deep throws and out routes. Crossing patterns and shovel passes. Nothing worked.

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Posted: dec. 04, 2016 9:54 p.m. | | Kaepernick struggles  as San Francisco loses 11th straight contest Comments 0 Comments

Raiders’ rally keeps Oakland atop AFC West

OAKLAND  (AP) — When the Buffalo Bills took a 15-point lead midway through the third quarter, the game was right in the comfort zone for the ...

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Posted: dec. 04, 2016 9:53 p.m. | | Raiders’ rally keeps Oakland atop AFC West Comments 0 Comments

Decisive Buff Cup wins for MHS, EU

Manteca’s boys soccer team wasn’t a kind wasn’t a kind host to its first opponent in the 9th Annual Buffalo Cup on ...

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Posted: dec. 03, 2016 1:02 a.m. | | Decisive Buff Cup wins for MHS, EU Comments 0 Comments

Who’s got it better than us? Everybody! 49ers lose 10 in row

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have fallen to a new level of failure and futility, a laughingstock of the league.

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Posted: dec. 03, 2016 12:29 a.m. | | Who’s got it better than us? Everybody! 49ers lose 10 in row Comments 0 Comments

A’s being phased out of revenue sharing, so ballpark urgency

OAKLAND (AP) — The Oakland Athletics will be phased out of revenue sharing in the coming years as part of baseball’s new labor deal, and ...

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Posted: dec. 03, 2016 12:29 a.m. | | A’s being phased out of revenue sharing, so ballpark urgency Comments 0 Comments

Giants agree to 1-year deals with Adrianza, Gearrin

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants have agreed to one-year contracts with infielder Ehire Adrianza and right-hander Cory Gearrin to avoid salary arbitration.

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Posted: dec. 03, 2016 12:29 a.m. | | Giants agree to 1-year deals with Adrianza, Gearrin Comments 0 Comments

Al Horford scores 26 to lead Celtics over Kings

BOSTON (AP) — A runaway start for the Boston Celtics turned into a tight finish.

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Posted: dec. 03, 2016 12:29 a.m. | | Al Horford scores 26 to lead Celtics over Kings Comments 0 Comments

Martin Jones stops 31 shots, Sharks beat Canadiens

SAN JOSE (AP) — Brent Burns and Joe Pavelski scored in the first period, Martin Jones stopped 31 shots and the San Jose Sharks extended their ...

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Posted: dec. 03, 2016 12:28 a.m. | | Martin Jones stops 31 shots, Sharks beat Canadiens Comments 0 Comments

Washington beats Colorado for Pac-12 title

SANTA CLARA (AP) — Taylor Rapp returned one of his two interceptions for a touchdown and Myles Gaskin ran for 159 yards to help No. 4 ...

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Posted: dec. 03, 2016 12:28 a.m. | | Washington beats Colorado for Pac-12 title Comments 0 Comments

Dustin Johnson, Hideki Matsuyama tied for lead

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Dustin Johnson wasn’t even expecting to be in the Bahamas for the Hero World Challenge. He was tied for the lead ...

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Posted: dec. 03, 2016 12:28 a.m. | | Dustin Johnson, Hideki Matsuyama tied for lead Comments 0 Comments

Happy, healthy Stewart leaving NASCAR so he can race more

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tony Stewart sat in a casino ballroom wearing a coat and tie he no doubt wanted to rip off and brushed off ...

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Posted: dec. 03, 2016 12:28 a.m. | | Happy, healthy Stewart leaving NASCAR so he can race more Comments 0 Comments

Ross, Revere, Asche among 35 new free agents in baseball

NEW YORK (AP) — Tyson Ross, an All-Star pitcher for San Diego two years ago, was among 35 players who became free agents when their teams ...

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Posted: dec. 03, 2016 12:28 a.m. | | Ross, Revere, Asche among 35 new free agents in baseball Comments 0 Comments

F1 champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement

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Posted: dec. 03, 2016 12:28 a.m. | | F1 champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement Comments 0 Comments

LA 2024 releases $5.3 billion budget; no new stadiums needed

The Associated Press

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Posted: dec. 03, 2016 12:27 a.m. | | LA 2024 releases $5.3 billion budget; no new stadiums needed Comments 0 Comments

For Bills LB Alexander, Raiders’ success no surprise

OAKLAND (AP) — Spending just a year around players like Derek Carr and Khalil Mack was enough for Bills linebacker Lorenzo Alexander to see that the ...

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Posted: dec. 03, 2016 12:27 a.m. | | For Bills LB Alexander, Raiders’ success no surprise Comments 0 Comments

Bears, 49ers seek positives in dismal season’s final stretch

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — A winning record, a shot at the playoffs and just about all hope for something positive got squashed almost as soon ...

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Posted: dec. 03, 2016 12:27 a.m. | | Bears, 49ers seek positives in dismal season’s final stretch Comments 0 Comments

Shorthanded Manteca stumbles in opener

Lincoln High’s Andre Kelly torched the Manteca High Buffaloes a year ago when the two teams squared off.

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Posted: dec. 02, 2016 1:33 a.m. | | Shorthanded Manteca stumbles in opener Comments 0 Comments

400 WINS & COUNTING

Thursday night was a stop on an incredible journey that shows no signs of coming to an end any time soon.

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Posted: dec. 02, 2016 1:31 a.m. | | 400 WINS & COUNTING Comments 0 Comments

Lancers lock down Central Valley for lopsided victory

CERES — This was more like it for the East Union girls basketball team.

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Posted: dec. 02, 2016 1:30 a.m. | | Lancers lock down Central Valley for lopsided victory Comments 0 Comments

Ripon boys rebound from loss with shutout of rivals

RIPON — First-year Ripon boys soccer coach Bryant Macias said his team’s season-opening loss to talented Manteca earlier this week served as a good learning ...

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Posted: dec. 02, 2016 1:30 a.m. | | Ripon boys rebound from loss with shutout of rivals Comments 0 Comments

East Union grinds out win over Joho

MODESTO — Things didn’t start out well for East Union’s boys basketball team in its second game of the Modesto City Classic on Thursday.

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Posted: dec. 02, 2016 1:29 a.m. | | East Union grinds out win over Joho Comments 0 Comments

Pacific rallies to win over Sacramento State

STOCKTON (AP) — T.J. Wallace made 10 of 12 free throws and finished with 19 points and Ray Bowles scored 17 points and sparked a ...

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Posted: dec. 02, 2016 1:29 a.m. | | Pacific rallies to win over Sacramento State Comments 0 Comments

Dodgers, Latin American players losers in MLB labor deal

NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers, Latin American teenagers and Cubans approaching their mid-20s were losers in baseball’s new labor contract, which includes ...

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Posted: dec. 02, 2016 1:29 a.m. | | Dodgers, Latin American players losers in MLB labor deal Comments 0 Comments

Tiger returns with mixed bag and a 73

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Not only did Tiger Woods return to golf Thursday, he returned to being Tiger.

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Posted: dec. 02, 2016 1:28 a.m. | | Tiger returns with mixed bag and a 73 Comments 0 Comments

Cowboys hold on against Vikings for 11th straight win

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Dez Bryant sashayed through the Dallas locker room with an unmistakable swagger and had nothing but good things to say about his adversary ...

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Posted: dec. 02, 2016 1:28 a.m. | | Cowboys hold on against Vikings for 11th straight win Comments 0 Comments

49ers DT Chris Jones earning more playing time

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Chris Jones provided a nice boost to the defense last week and coach Chip Kelly said the ...

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Posted: dec. 02, 2016 1:28 a.m. | | 49ers DT Chris Jones earning more playing time Comments 0 Comments

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