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Moore pitches into 8th, Giants beat Phillies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Matt Moore took a one-hitter into the eighth inning and picked up his first win in nearly two months as the San ...

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Posted: aug. 18, 2017 10:36 p.m. | | Moore pitches into 8th, Giants beat Phillies  Comments 0 Comments

We need Kaepernick more than ever in troubled times

It’s been a terrible week in America.

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Posted: aug. 18, 2017 8:37 p.m. | | We need Kaepernick more than ever in troubled times Comments 0 Comments

Saints’ Te’o reconnects with Chargers pals in joint practice

COSTA MESA (AP) — Manti Te’o has been surrounded by friends while his New Orleans Saints held two joint practices this week with the Chargers ...

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Posted: aug. 18, 2017 8:37 p.m. | | Saints’ Te’o reconnects with Chargers pals in joint practice Comments 0 Comments

Erik Jones wins 1st Cup pole in critical Bristol race

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Erik Jones’ timing was perfect for first career pole in the NASCAR Cup Series — at Bristol Motor Speedway, where he’s fighting ...

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Posted: aug. 18, 2017 8:36 p.m. | | Erik Jones wins 1st Cup pole in critical Bristol race Comments 0 Comments

US sweeps Solheim Cup fourball matches, takes 3-point lead

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The favored Americans found themselves trailing Europe after a sluggish start to the Solheim Cup.

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Posted: aug. 18, 2017 8:36 p.m. | | US sweeps Solheim Cup fourball matches, takes 3-point lead Comments 0 Comments

Armour, Simpson share 2nd-round lead in Wyndham Championship

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Ryan Armour shot a career-best 9-under 61 on Friday for a share of the lead with Webb Simpson after two rounds ...

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Posted: aug. 18, 2017 8:36 p.m. | | Armour, Simpson share 2nd-round lead in Wyndham Championship Comments 0 Comments

Pliskova sweeps into Cincinnati semis

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Defending champion Karolina Pliskova pulled off a doubleheader sweep Friday at the Western & Southern Open, reaching the semifinals by winning a pair ...

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Posted: aug. 18, 2017 8:36 p.m. | | Pliskova sweeps into Cincinnati semis Comments 0 Comments

Smith, Locklear lead wave of new faces

ANAHEIM (AP) — Technically, Ragan Smith never stepped foot on the floor as a competitor at the 2016 Summer Olympics as the star-studded U.S. Olympic ...

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Posted: aug. 18, 2017 8:36 p.m. | | Smith, Locklear lead wave of new faces Comments 0 Comments

BUMP IN EXPECTATIONS

Manteca volleyball coach Kevin Bolding hopes good numbers from the summer coupled with a core group of returners will give his team the depth they ...

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Sean Smith faces assault charge

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oakland Raiders cornerback Sean Smith has been charged with beating his sister’s boyfriend last month, Los Angeles prosecutors said Thursday.

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Posted: aug. 17, 2017 11:53 p.m. | | Sean Smith faces assault charge Comments 0 Comments

Cutler debuts in Dolphins defeat

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Jay Cutler ran onto the field with the Miami Dolphins for the first time, and the fans greeted their new quarterback ...

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What’s in a smaller glove? More hype for the fight

LAS VEGAS (AP) — It’s only 2 ounces of foam, 4 if you count both hands.

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Posted: aug. 17, 2017 11:52 p.m. | | What’s in a smaller glove? More hype for the fight Comments 0 Comments

Nationals owner Mark Lerner had cancer, leg amputated

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Nationals owner Mark Lerner said Thursday night in a letter to a Washington Post columnist that he had cancer and had his ...

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Posted: aug. 17, 2017 11:52 p.m. | | Nationals owner Mark Lerner had cancer, leg amputated Comments 0 Comments

Manfred working on pace of play

CHICAGO (AP) — Major League Baseball is having conversations with the players’ association over possible rule changes designed to speed the pace of play, and Commissioner ...

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Posted: aug. 17, 2017 11:52 p.m. | | Manfred working on pace of play Comments 0 Comments

Broncos, 49ers QBs capitalizing on opportunity to start

SANTA CLARA (AP) — Paxton Lynch now gets his chance to seize the starting quarterback job for the Denver Broncos.

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Posted: aug. 17, 2017 11:51 p.m. | | Broncos, 49ers QBs capitalizing on opportunity to start Comments 0 Comments

Shopping around for new bass boat

I’ve got to confess that I’ve secretly been shopping around for bass boats. 

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Posted: aug. 17, 2017 11:50 p.m. | | Shopping around for new bass boat Comments 0 Comments

Samardzija strikes out 6 as Giants beat Phillies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hunter Pence had to holler at Denard Span mere inches ahead of him on the bases to run harder because otherwise he ...

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Posted: aug. 17, 2017 11:50 p.m. | | Samardzija strikes out 6 as Giants beat Phillies Comments 0 Comments

Rookie LB Foster limited by injury to right shoulder

SANTA CLARA (AP) — San Francisco 49ers rookie linebacker Reuben Foster has a mild AC joint sprain in his surgically repaired right shoulder.

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Posted: aug. 17, 2017 11:49 p.m. | | Rookie LB Foster limited by injury to right shoulder Comments 0 Comments

Raiders working on long to-do list for LV stadium

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Oakland Raiders and the public entity that oversees the team’s proposed stadium in Las Vegas sought to to forge ahead ...

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Posted: aug. 17, 2017 11:49 p.m. | | Raiders working on long to-do list for LV stadium Comments 0 Comments

Marshawn Lynch avoids questions about anthem

NAPA (AP) — Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch spoke to reporters Thursday for the first time in training camp and avoided questions regarding his decision ...

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Posted: aug. 17, 2017 11:49 p.m. | | Marshawn Lynch avoids questions about anthem Comments 0 Comments

LANCERS START OVER

With most area volleyball teams boasting 40 to 50 players in their summer workouts, East Union shattered that threshold by at least 30 players, featuring ...

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Posted: aug. 17, 2017 12:35 a.m. | | LANCERS START OVER Comments 0 Comments

Alex Gordon’s single in 9th lifts Royals

OAKLAND (AP) — The Kansas City Royals could have headed home with another squandered late-inning lead and far less momentum as they prepare for an important ...

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Posted: aug. 17, 2017 12:12 a.m. | | Alex Gordon’s single in 9th lifts Royals  Comments 0 Comments

Stanton has 2 hits but no homers, Marlins beat Giants

MIAMI (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton paused in his pursuit of a hallowed home run number, acknowledged he’s shooting for 61 and said he finds baseball ...

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Posted: aug. 17, 2017 12:11 a.m. | | Stanton has 2 hits but no homers, Marlins beat Giants Comments 0 Comments

Pimentel, Martin slug HRs for Ports

RANCHO CUCAMONGA (AP) — Sandber Pimentel hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning, and Richie Martin homered and had three hits, driving in two as ...

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Posted: aug. 17, 2017 12:11 a.m. | | Pimentel, Martin slug HRs for Ports Comments 0 Comments

Almonte lifts Visalia to win over Modesto

VISALIA (AP) — Jose Almonte hurled six scoreless innings, leading the Visalia Rawhide over the Modesto Nuts in a 6-3 win on Wednesday.

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Posted: aug. 17, 2017 12:11 a.m. | | Almonte lifts Visalia to win over Modesto Comments 0 Comments

Raiders’ offensive line moves forward with holdout Penn

NAPA (AP) — Raiders offensive line coach Mike Tice hasn’t spent much time wondering if or when left tackle Donald Penn will end his holdout.

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Posted: aug. 17, 2017 12:10 a.m. | | Raiders’ offensive line moves forward with holdout Penn Comments 0 Comments

Von Miller returns to scene of Super Bowl MVP

SANTA CLARA (AP) — Von Miller had some pretty good flashbacks when he arrived at Levi’s Stadium for the first time since winning the Super ...

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Posted: aug. 17, 2017 12:10 a.m. | | Von Miller returns to scene of Super Bowl MVP Comments 0 Comments

Steinbrenner, Torre like Jeter with Marlins

CHICAGO (AP) — Derek Jeter won five World Series during a 20-year run with the New York Yankees. He piled up 3,465 hits and made ...

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Posted: aug. 17, 2017 12:09 a.m. | | Steinbrenner, Torre like Jeter with Marlins Comments 0 Comments

Seahawks sign Tramaine Brock to help secondary

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Now that charges have been dismissed in his legal case, new Seattle Seahawks cornerback Tramaine Brock must wait to see if the ...

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Posted: aug. 17, 2017 12:09 a.m. | | Seahawks sign Tramaine Brock to help secondary Comments 0 Comments

Little leaguers ready to show power

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Joey Randazzo’s teammates marveled as the Grosse Pointe, Michigan, shortstop lifted pitch after pitch over the left field fence during ...

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Posted: aug. 17, 2017 12:09 a.m. | | Little leaguers ready to show power Comments 0 Comments

Mayweather and McGregor will fight in smaller gloves

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor got their wish to fight in smaller gloves, but not before being chastised by a Nevada ...

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Posted: aug. 17, 2017 12:08 a.m. | | Mayweather and McGregor will fight in smaller gloves Comments 0 Comments

Wyndham provides last chance for golfers’ playoff push

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — It’s last-chance time on the PGA Tour.

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Posted: aug. 17, 2017 12:08 a.m. | | Wyndham provides last chance for golfers’ playoff push Comments 0 Comments

Nadal, Pliskova advance at Cincinnati

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Rafael Nadal and Karolina Pliskova — the No. 1 seeds in the Western & Southern Open — advanced with straight-set wins Wednesday, while the rest ...

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Posted: aug. 17, 2017 12:08 a.m. | | Nadal, Pliskova advance at Cincinnati Comments 0 Comments

‘14 US Open runner-up Kei Nishikori latest out of US Open

Kei Nishikori is the latest top player to pull out of the U.S. Open because of an injury.

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Posted: aug. 17, 2017 12:07 a.m. | | ‘14 US Open runner-up Kei Nishikori latest out of US Open Comments 0 Comments

Ronaldo says his ban for pushing referee is ‘persecution’

MADRID (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo has bitterly criticized his five-game suspension for pushing a referee who had sent him off, describing the ban as “persecution.”

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Posted: aug. 17, 2017 12:07 a.m. | | Ronaldo says his ban for pushing referee is ‘persecution’ Comments 0 Comments

Cougars encouraged after full offseason of work

STOCKTON — Although this will be Eddie Menzel’s second season as the Weston Ranch volleyball coach, he inherited the program last year after the summer ...

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Posted: aug. 15, 2017 11:59 p.m. | | Cougars encouraged after full offseason of work Comments 0 Comments

PACK MENTALITY

It was a good summer for the Sierra volleyball program.

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Posted: aug. 15, 2017 11:59 p.m. | | PACK MENTALITY Comments 0 Comments

Lynch’s teammate says he’s ‘proud’ of anthem protest

NAPA (AP) — Marshawn Lynch isn’t shedding anymore light on his decision to sit during the national anthem before the Oakland Raiders’ first exhibition game.

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Posted: aug. 15, 2017 9:20 p.m. | | Lynch’s teammate says he’s ‘proud’ of anthem protest Comments 0 Comments

Stanton homers in 6th straight, Marlins fall to Giants

MIAMI (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton homered in his sixth consecutive game to give him a major league-leading 44, but the Miami Marlins fell 9-4 to the ...

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Posted: aug. 15, 2017 9:20 p.m. | | Stanton homers in 6th straight, Marlins fall to Giants Comments 0 Comments

Dodgers trade reliever Chris Hatcher to Athletics

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers have traded reliever Chris Hatcher to Oakland for international amateur signing bonus pool space.

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Posted: aug. 15, 2017 9:20 p.m. | | Dodgers trade reliever Chris Hatcher to Athletics Comments 0 Comments

Trout says it’s ‘good for baseball’ Harper injury isn’t bad

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Trout watched as Bryce Harper injured his left knee slipping on a base and remembered his own experience.

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Posted: aug. 15, 2017 9:19 p.m. | | Trout says it’s ‘good for baseball’ Harper injury isn’t bad Comments 0 Comments

Kinsler says Hernandez should leave

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler had harsh words Tuesday for Angel Hernandez, saying the veteran umpire should find another job.

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Posted: aug. 15, 2017 9:19 p.m. | | Kinsler says Hernandez should leave Comments 0 Comments

US college football returns Down Under for 2nd year in a row

The Associated Press

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Posted: aug. 15, 2017 9:19 p.m. | | US college football returns Down Under for 2nd year in a row Comments 0 Comments

California AD Mike Williams to step down next May

BERKELEY (AP) — Mike Williams will step down as athletic director at California when his current contract expires next May.

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Posted: aug. 15, 2017 9:19 p.m. | | California AD Mike Williams to step down next May Comments 0 Comments

Woods had marijuana, painkillers in system at arrest

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods had the active ingredient for marijuana, two painkillers and two sleep drugs in his system when he was arrested ...

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Posted: aug. 15, 2017 9:18 p.m. | | Woods had marijuana, painkillers in system at arrest Comments 0 Comments

Carroll supports Bennett while saying Seahawks should stand

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Tuesday that he supported Michael Bennett’s decision to sit during the national anthem while also ...

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Posted: aug. 15, 2017 9:18 p.m. | | Carroll supports Bennett while saying Seahawks should stand Comments 0 Comments

Union appeals Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott’s 6-game suspension

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL Players Association has appealed Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott’s six-game suspension over the league’s conclusion that its ...

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Posted: aug. 15, 2017 9:18 p.m. | | Union appeals Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott’s 6-game suspension Comments 0 Comments

SPARTANS WANT MORE

LATHROP — The honeymoon is over for Heather Anderson.

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Posted: aug. 14, 2017 11:49 p.m. | | SPARTANS WANT MORE Comments 0 Comments

Federer out of Cincinnati with bad back

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Wimbledon champion Roger Federer withdrew Monday from the Western & Southern Open because of a back injury. He has won the Masters series ...

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Posted: aug. 14, 2017 11:10 p.m. | | Federer out of Cincinnati with bad back Comments 0 Comments

Cristiano Ronaldo banned for 5 games after pushing referee

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo lost his cool, and now Real Madrid has lost its main man for five matches at the start of the ...

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Posted: aug. 14, 2017 11:10 p.m. | | Cristiano Ronaldo banned for 5 games after pushing referee Comments 0 Comments

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