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A giant victory
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants put a sudden stop to the Kansas City Royals’ perfect postseason roll. Bumgarner pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning, Hunter Pence homered early and the Giants showed off their October poise, shutting down the Royals 7-1 ...
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Aragon girls earn big polo win over Mercy
The Aragon and Mercy-Burlingame girls’ water polo teams met at the Serra aquatic center in a crucial Peninsula Athletic League Ocean Division matchup Tuesday evening. Both teams came into the match in a virtual tie for first place with one loss apiece but, when the final horn sounded, it was the ...
By Nathan Mollat Daily Journal FULL STORY
Special teams the difference in CSM win
Although special teams is one of the three phases of a football team — along with offense and defense — it’s the one unit that is most often overlooked. The worst-case scenario is, special teams costs a team a victory. Best-case scenario? The unit simply does its job. But every now and agai...
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Local sports roundup
Girls’ tennis San Mateo 4, Carlmont 3 The Bearcats pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the season when they knocked off the second-place Scots Tuesday afternoon. Carlmont (9-2 PAL Bay) won the first two singles matches, with Mar Burgueno winning in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2. Pareesa Darafshi ...
Sharks can’t rally from early deficit
BOSTON — Boston’s power play finally came through with two early goals Tuesday night. The other side of the Bruins’ special teams unit delivered in the end. Gregory Campbell netted the game-winner with less than 10 minutes remaining and the Bruins fended off a late four-minute San Jose power...
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Warriors hoping Kerr is the final piece for title run
OAKLAND — Any time a team fires a coach after a 51-win season and back-to-back playoff appearances the message from ownership is clear: good is not good enough. That’s the situation the Golden State Warriors are in now. Mark Jackson is gone, Steve Kerr has taken over and the Warriors are hopin...
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Coach fired over watermelon, ape-like celebrations
CHARLESTON, S.C. — A high school football coach was fired because of postgame victory celebrations the district superintendent said involved players smashing watermelons and making ape-like sounds. Superintendent Nancy McGinley said Tuesday she was contacted last week by a board member who said ...
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Shaw shoulders blame for Stanford’s slide
STANFORD — David Shaw has answered questions about Stanford’s ability to remain a football powerhouse since he succeeded Jim Harbaugh as coach in January 2011, and the debate fires up any time his team begins to slide. The “outside noise,” as Shaw calls it, might be at the loudest level of ...
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Cowboys release Michael Sam from practice squad
IRVING, Texas — Michael Sam will have to wait for a third team to give the NFL’s first openly gay player a chance to appear in a regular-season game. The Dallas Cowboys released Sam from the practice squad Tuesday, dropping the rush end as they prepare for several potential reinforcements to re...
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US to track everyone coming from Ebola nations
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