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Palo Alto buries Burlingame in Lions Club tourney
When Palo Alto’s Miles Tention picked off a Burlingame pass for the second possession in a row, you could see on his face he was determined to punctuate his shot attempt as he rose up for a dunk. He was denied by the rim. But that was about the only thing that went wrong for the Vikings’ boys...
By Nathan Mollat, Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Upgrading of the sports experience
Unlike professional sports teams that can never seem to get new stadium built, sports fans on the Peninsula and the coast are getting some tasty upgrades. Financed by bonds, fundraisers and collaboration between schools, school districts and the communities they serve, the Peninsula Athletic League...
By Nathan Mollat, Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Holy Toledo! Bill King finally gets Hall call
OXON HILL, Md. — Former Oakland Athletics announcer Bill King has won the Ford C. Frick Award presented by the Hall of Fame for excellence in broadcasting. The award was announced Wednesday at the winter meetings. King died in 2005 after 25 years of calling A’s games. King liked to punctuate b...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Warriors whip Clippers
By Beth Harris the associated press LOS ANGELES — Klay Thompson scored 24 points, Draymond Green added 22 points and the Golden State Warriors routed the Clippers 115-98 on Wednesday night for their seventh straight win over Los Angeles. Stephen Curry had 19 points for Golden State, and Kev...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Ottawa gets late goal to beat Sharks
SAN JOSE — Chris Kelly scored with 1:06 remaining and Jean-Gabriel Pageau added an empty-net goal, giving the Ottawa Senators a 4-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday night. Mark Stone and Erik Karlsson also scored for the Senators, who beat the Sharks for a fifth straight time. They...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
McCaffrey to turn pro
STANFORD — After gaining more than 6,000 yards the past two seasons, setting an NCAA record and finishing as the runner-up last year in the Heisman Trophy balloting, Christian McCaffrey was ready for his next challenge. McCaffrey announced Wednesday that he will skip his senior season at Stanford...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Raiders visit K.C. with playoff implications
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Raiders and Chiefs are such bitter foes that not even a late-season game between losing teams with no hope of a division title or playoff berth would take away the importance of a matchup. Now, consider the stakes when they meet Thursday night. The Raiders are 10-2 and lea...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Kelly returns to 49ers after father’s funeral
SANTA CLARA — Coach Chip Kelly returned to the San Francisco 49ers on Wednesday after being away for two days for his father’s funeral and he got some hugs from his players as he walked out to the practice field. Paul Kelly died at age 87 last Friday, apparently of a heart attack. Chip Kelly fl...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
FIFA to use replay for first time
LONDON — Referees will be allowed to get help from video replays at the Club World Cup in Japan in the first full live in-game trial of the technology that could transform soccer. Referees could halt games to review footage of “game-changing decisions” on pitch-side monitors or just rely on i...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
San Jose St. hires Oregon State assistant Brannan as coach
SAN JOSE — San Jose State has hired Oregon State assistant Brent Brennan as its new head football coach. Athletic director Gene Bleymaier announced Wednesday that Brennan will replace the fired Ron Caragher as coach for the Spartans. The 43-year old Brennan was an assistant coach at San Jose Sta...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Giants agree to trade Chris Heston to Mariners
SAN FRANCISCO — A person with knowledge of the talks says the San Francisco Giants have agreed to trade right-hander Chris Heston to the Seattle Mariners for a player to be named. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the swap isn’t final. The Giants didn’t have a spot...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Cubs get closer Wade Davis from Royals for OF Jorge Soler
OXON HILL, Md. — The World Series champion Chicago Cubs have acquired star closer Wade Davis from the Kansas City Royals for outfielder Jorge Soler. The trade was announced Wednesday at the winter meetings. Davis will take over the ninth-inning role held by Aroldis Chapman, who became a free age...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Desmond, Rockies agree to $70M, 5-year contract
OXON HILL, Md. — All-Star free agent outfielder Ian Desmond and the Colorado Rockies have agreed to a $70 million, five-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told the Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the agreement had not been announc...
The Associated Press FULL STORY

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