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Sharks can't hold two-goal lead, lose in OT
EDMONTON, Alberta — David Desharnais scored late in the first overtime to lift the Edmonton Oilers to a 4-3 win over the Sharks on Thursday night, pushing San Jose to the brink of elimination in the NHL playoffs. Desharnais, in the slot, one-timed a Leon Draisaitl cross-ice pass past Sharks goalt...
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Dons march into CCS
After losing to Carlmont twice during the regular season, the Aragon boys’ tennis team came through when it counted. The Dons captured the Peninsula Athletic League boys’ team tennis tournament championship by virtue of a 5-2 victory Thursday at Carlmont. Despite a lineup shakeup at No. 1 doubl...
By Terry Bernal, Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Menlo in Ocean driver’s seat
Plenty has changed for the Menlo School baseball team from a season ago. One thing that hasn’t changed, though, is the Knights just keep winning. After winning its sixth Central Coast Section championship in program history last season with a senior-laden roster, Menlo emerged as a contender agai...
By Terry Bernal, Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
San Mateo County local sports roundup
THURSDAY Baseball Crystal Springs 6, Harker 4 Crystal Springs Uplands (4-4 in PAL Lake, 5-7 overall) rallied for a comeback win, tallying four runs in the sixth inning to overtake Harker (4-6, 7-8). Peter DiCioccio had an RBI single to score David Young with the tying run to make it 4-4. Brando...
Oakland breaks game open late, outslugs Seattle
OAKLAND — Cesar Valdez pitched in the major leagues for the first time in nearly seven years and the Oakland Athletics beat the Seattle Mariners 9-6 on Thursday night. He allowed three runs and five hits in four innings, struck out four and walked two. This marked just the third start of his care...
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Reserves maintain Warriors’ high level
OAKLAND — They are “The Others,” Golden State’s tight-knit second unit of non-superstars. The backups, and a talented bunch, indeed. Shaun Livingston heard a while back that Shaquille O’Neal had been referring to Steve Kerr’s reliable reserves as “The Others.” It caught on — and n...
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Durant optimistic of playing in Warriors’ Game 3 at Portland
OAKLAND — Kevin Durant said he felt ready to play in Golden State’s Game 2 playoff win a day earlier yet the Warriors opted to be cautious with their superstar as he nurses a strained left calf. Durant posted an update about his injury during a livestream on his personal YouTube channel Thursd...
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Cavs stun Pacers
INDIANAPOLIS — LeBron James finished with 41 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists, and the Cleveland Cavaliers set an NBA postseason record by erasing a 25-point halftime deficit to beat the Indiana Pacers 119-114 on Thursday night and take a 3-0 lead. James passed Kobe Bryant for No. 3 on the NBA...
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Nashville completes sweep of top-seeded Blackhawks
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Roman Josi scored twice, Pekka Rinne had 30 saves and the Nashville Predators beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 on Thursday night to complete a surprising sweep of the Western Conference’s top seed. Colton Sissons also scored and Viktor Arvidsson added an empty-net goal as Nash...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Woods likely to miss majors this year after surgery
One day after saying his back was progressing, Tiger Woods had a fourth back surgery to alleviate pain and will go through another year without playing a major. The surgery was Wednesday at the Texas Back Institute. Woods was in Missouri on Tuesday to announce plans to design a public golf course ...
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Raiders exercise fifth-year option on All-Pro LB Mack
ALAMEDA — The Oakland Raiders are making a commitment to one of the NFL’s best players. Menacing pass rusher Khalil Mack had his fifth-year contract option exercised by Oakland on Thursday, presumably keeping him with the team through the 2018 season. The AP Defensive Player of the Year for 20...
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Raiders won’t pay any rent at Vegas stadium
LAS VEGAS — The Oakland Raiders wouldn’t pay rent at a proposed tax-funded stadium they want to call home in Las Vegas under the most recent version of a lease agreement unveiled Thursday during a meeting of the public entity overseeing plans for the $1.9 billion project. The stadium authority ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
NFL team docs booed DEA official at 2011 presentation
A top drug-enforcement official invited by the NFL in 2011 to educate team physicians and staff about medicating players in compliance with federal laws was met with skepticism, catcalls and even occasional boos from the doctors gathered, according to a published report. “And the funny thing was,...
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Play 60: Battling youth obesity and lack of fitness
When the NFL launched Play 60 a decade ago as a way to get American youth active, the league had no idea what reach the program would have. Ten years later, millions of youngsters and 73,000 schools have become involved. Affiliations with such organizations as the American Heart Association and the...
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Eli Manning insists he did nothing wrong in memorabilia suit
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — An angry and emotional Eli Manning has denied providing fake game-used memorabilia to a collector, insisting he will be vindicated. Manning addressed the accusations on Thursday after a plaintiff in a 2014 lawsuit recently filed a motion to compel testimony that included a...
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Indiana University bans athletes with sexual violence past
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Indiana University will no longer admit student-athletes with a history of sexual or domestic violence. The Indianapolis Star reports the athletics department policy was approved this month. It bans prospective student-athletes from athletics-related financial aid, practice an...
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What's on tap
FRIDAY Baseball Terra Nova at Hillsdale, Carlmont at Woodside, Sacred Heart Prep at Burlingame, Capuchino at Sequoia, 4 p.m. Softball El Camino at Jefferson, 4 p.m. Boys' volleyball Serra at Bellarmine tournament, all day; San Mateo at Capuchino, Hillsdale at South City, 6 p.m. Girls'...

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