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M-A crowned in dream showdown at NDB tourney
Menlo-Atherton and Notre Dame-Belmont finally delivered the dream volleyball matchup. Even with both teams playing for state championship crowns last season — NDB won the Division IV state title while M-A fell in the Division I title match — the two local powerhouses hadn’t gone head-to-head ...
By Terry Bernal Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
On the Line: Tevis drives fiery Menlo sack attack
How dominant has Menlo School lineman JH Tevis been this season? For starters, he has started every game at left guard, blocking for the Central Coast Section’s second leading rusher in Charlie Ferguson. But that seems merely a perk compared to Tevis’ dominance on defense. In Menlo’s 29-14 w...
By Terry Bernal Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
NDB loses Tammy Byrne to knee injury
It was a painful sight as Notre Dame-Belmont outside hitter Tammy Byrne hit the floor writhing in pain at Saturday’s Tiger Cup Invitational. Byrne suffered a knee injury in NDB’s two-set sweep over Turlock in the tournament semifinals. The senior outside hitter had to be helped from the court a...
By Terry Bernal Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Bulldogs hammer Contra Costa
With College of San Mateo’s 55-13 win Saturday at Contra Costa College, the Bulldogs have coasted through two victories to open their conference schedule. Now CSM finds itself starring down the barrel of the best the Bay 6 Conference has to offer over the next two weeks. Up next for the No. 21-ra...
By Terry Bernal Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
49ers fall flat after fast start in loss to Bucs
SANTA CLARA — The move from Blaine Gabbert to Colin Kaepernick has done little to spark San Francisco’s struggling offense. There seems to be nothing can be done to fix the porous run defense. Kaepernick threw for just 143 yards and turned the ball over twice in a second straight subpar start a...
By Josh Dubow The Associated Press FULL STORY
Raiders bounce back in Murray’s return
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Oakland Raiders have figured out how to win on the East Coast. The Jacksonville Jaguars have no idea how to fix their offensive problems. Latavius Murray’s return from turf toe provided a spark for Oakland’s running game, and quarterback Derek Carr was efficient and e...
By Mark Long The Associated Press FULL STORY
Chicago prepares for historic World Series
CHICAGO — With a mix of euphoria, relief and disbelief, long-suffering Chicago Cubs fans are shaking off superstitions and setting their sights on the team’s first World Series in 71 years. Loyal fans as far south as San Antonio, Texas, and as far west as Washington state restructured their wo...
By Carla K. Johnson The Associated Press FULL STORY
Warriors pick up Looney’s option
OAKLAND — The Golden State Warriors have exercised the third-year contract option on forward Kevon Looney. The team on Sunday announced the move to keep Looney under contract through 2017-18. Looney appeared in five games for Golden State last season, averaging 1.8 points and 2.0 rebounds in 4.2...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Vinatieri sets consecutive FG mark
Adam Vinatieri, the 43-year-old kicker, set an NFL record with 43 consecutive made field goals and Andrew Luck threw for 353 yards and three touchdowns as the Colts beat the Titans 34-26 Sunday. Vinatieri came in two shy of the mark of 42 set by former Colts kicker Mike Vanderjagt between 2002 an...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Strange OT sees Seahawks tie Cards
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Seattle’s Stephen Hauschka and Arizona’s Chandler Catanzaro missed short field goals that would have won the game in overtime and the Seahawks (4-1-1) and Cardinals settled for a 6-6 tie Sunday night. Hauschka’s 27-yard field goal was wide left with seven seconds left aft...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Sporting KC clinches playoff spot against Earthquakes
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Benny Feilhaber had a goal and an assist, Tim Melia had four saves and Sporting Kansas City secured a playoff spot with a 2-0 victory over San Jose in the regular-season finale Sunday. Feilhaber scored his seventh goal on a penalty kick in the 7th minute and assisted on Graham...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Lloyd scores twice, US women beat Switzerland
MINNEAPOLIS — Carli Lloyd scored twice and the U.S. women’s national team defeated Switzerland 5-1 in an exhibition match on Sunday. Christen Press, Crystal Dunn and Kealia Ohai also scored for the United States, playing its second friendly against Switzerland this week. The U.S. defeated the...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Logano wins Talladega
TALLADEGA, Ala. — When an engine failure knocked title favorite Martin Truex Jr. from NASCAR’s playoffs, the rest of the top contenders got a little bit of breathing room. Then Brad Keselowski suffered the same cruel elimination when his engine failed Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway. There...
By Jenna Fryer The Associated Press FULL STORY
Linebackers return to lead versatile Penn State defense
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Smeared with grass stains and blue field paint, Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett’s ruffled uniform was proof of what No. 24 Penn State’s defense can do with two of its most versatile players available. Linebackers Brandon Bell and Jason Cabinda returned Saturday night ...
By Travis Johnson The Associated Press FULL STORY
Fresno State fires coach DeRuyter after three years of steady decline
FRESNO — Fresno State fired coach Tim DeRuyter on Sunday after the Bulldogs dropped to 1-7 in his fifth season. After winning the Mountain West title in each of his first two seasons at Fresno State, DeRuyter’s teams struggled once star quarterback Derek Carr left for the NFL. “Tim DeRuyter ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
USC preparing to face high-scoring Cal
LOS ANGELES — With his Friday night free, Southern California left tackle Chad Wheeler watched California’s 52-49 double-overtime victory over Oregon. “Yeah, it was a lot of offense, right?” Wheeler said Sunday, as the Trojans returned to practice for their Thursday night game against the h...
The Associated Press FULL STORY

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