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Bearcats making noise
The San Mateo softball team’s win over Salinas in the first round of the Central Coast Section Division tournament Tuesday wasn’t surprising because the 15th-seeded Bearcats upset the second-seeded Cowboys at the Salinas Sports Complex. What opened eyes is what San Mateo represents. The Bearcat...
By Nathan Mollat, Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
 
West’s passing off the bench key for Warriors
OAKLAND — David West checks in to start the second quarter and the rest of the Warriors know to have their hands up and ready to catch his passes, because they will come fast and right on target. He has a knack for finding the open man before the man is even open, somehow seeing a play develop bef...
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Ailing Spurs need Aldridge to take charge
In the summer of 2015, the San Antonio Spurs went shopping like they never have before. Long content to spend big money on their core while using free agency to sprinkle role players around them, the Spurs lavished a max contract on LaMarcus Aldridge, a four-time All-Star from Portland who would j...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Las Vegas stadium lease OK’d
LAS VEGAS — The public board that oversees the proposed stadium where the Raiders want to start playing in 2020 on Thursday unanimously approved a conditional lease agreement for the facility after months of negotiations that were affected by the sudden exit of an instrumental financial backer of ...
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Oakland ends losing streak, beats up Boston
OAKLAND — Jed Lowrie and Khris Davis hit first-inning homers to spoil Hector Velazquez’s major league debut and the Oakland Athletics beat the Boston Red Sox 8-3 on Thursday night. Chad Pinder added a homer in the fourth inning against Velazquez (0-1), who had a rough first start after spending...
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Ducks even Western finals at 2, beating Predators 3-2 in OT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Corey Perry just keeps finding the net in overtime this postseason, and his third goal in extra time helped the Ducks tie the Western Conference finals at 2-2. Perry’s shot deflected in off Nashville defenseman P.K. Subban’s stick 10:25 into overtime, and the Ducks snapped ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
MLB hopes for changes in agreement with Japan
NEW YORK — Major League Baseball would like to make changes in the player acquisition agreement with its Japanese counterparts. MLB and Nippon Professional Baseball agreed to the posting system in December 1998 in which Japanese clubs can make available players over which they have control. MLB t...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Facebook to stream MLB game each Friday starting this week
NEW YORK — Baseball fans can like their team’s games with a click starting Friday. Major League Baseball announced Facebook will carry a live game nationally each Friday starting with Colorado at Cincinnati this week. The Facebook package of 20 games will use the broadcast feed of one of the in...
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Manfred hopes for regular-season MLB games in Europe in 2019
NEW YORK — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred remains hopeful the sport can play regular-season games in Europe for the first time in 2019. Major League Baseball had hoped to have European games in 2018, possibly between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox at London’s Olympic Stadium, bu...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Under Armour to make MLB uniforms in 2019, a year early
NEW YORK — Under Armour will take over from Majestic Athletic as the supplier of Major League Baseball uniforms in 2019, a year earlier than previously scheduled. Fanatics Inc. and MLB announced an agreement in December that gave the company licensing rights to manufacture and distribute merchand...
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Koepka’s late trouble leaves Hahn, Barnes atop Nelson
IRVING, Texas — Brooks Koepka leaned in for a closer look at his ball buried in deep rough when a critter he couldn’t identify caused him to jump back with a bit of a startled look. His best guesses were a frog or rat, though he was too disoriented to be sure. It definitely wasn’t a birdie, b...
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McGregor reaches agreement with UFC for Mayweather fight
LAS VEGAS — Conor McGregor has come to an agreement with UFC that has moved a proposed fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. closer to reality. UFC President Dana White said he reached a deal with McGregor , MMA’s biggest star and lightweight champion, and will now start negotiations on a mega fight ...
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Lexi Thompson shoots 65 to lead Kingsmill Championship
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — Lexi Thompson had six birdies in a seven-hole stretch and finished with a 6-under 65 on Thursday to take the first-round lead in the Kingsmill Championship. Playing her third tournament since losing the ANA Inspiration in a playoff after being penalized four strokes for a rule...
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Talansky climbs to Stage 5 win in Tour of California
MOUNT BALDY — Andrew Talansky’s consolation prize was merely a signature victory on arguably the most famous climb in North America, the grueling ascent of Mount Baldy during the Tour of California. The American rider sprinted clear of overall leader Rafal Majka as the duo approached the top Th...
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Cavs have Celtics in must-win mode
BOSTON — LeBron James did pretty much whatever he wanted to against the Celtics in the Cavaliers’ dominating win in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. He was efficient, scoring from the outside, rolling downhill and getting to the rim at will, passing to teammates and locking down Boston...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Harden, James top All-NBA team; Warriors relegated to 2nd, 3rd teams
NEW YORK — For Cleveland’s LeBron James, there was history. For Houston’s James Harden, there was affirmation. And for Indiana’s Paul George and Utah’s Gordon Hayward, a chance at signing contracts exceeding $200 million this summer is gone. James and Harden headlined the All-NBA first ...
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Crawford says move to 147 is soon, but Diaz at MSG is next
NEW YORK — Terence Crawford has heard the question so many times he anticipates it like an overmatched opponent’s punch. So, when will he go searching for a showdown at 147 pounds? “Soon,” he said. First, there’s still business at 140. The undefeated champion will defend his titles Sat...
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What's on tap
SATURDAY Baseball CCS quarterfinals Open Division No. 15 Serra (15-13) at No. 10 Los Gatos (19-8-1), 2 p.m. Division I No. 8 Sequoia (17-10) vs.  No. 1 Westmont (19-9) at Washington Park-Santa Clara, 2 p.m. Division II No. 14 Half Moon Bay (14-14-1) vs.  No. 11 Menlo Sch...
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