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Jacob Kalaveras' walk-off grand slam lifts San Mateo Nationals in District 52 Majors Tournament
PALO ALTO — With San Mateo National playing through the losers’ bracket of the District 52 Majors Tournament and entering into its final at-bat Friday trailing two runs, it was go large or go home. Jacob Kalaveras decided to super size it. The cleanup hitter stepped to the plate in th...
By Terry Bernal Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Belmont-Redwood Shores goes large again in District 52 Majors tourney
By the time Ty Flores chugged around the bases for a triple, it was already Belmont-Redwood Shores’ day. Then when he added a fourth-inning grand slam, it was clear Belmont-Redwood Shores was on its way to one of the highest single-game run outputs of the District 52 Majors Tournament. 
 Not on...
By Terry Bernal Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Peavey solid, can’t end the Giants’ slide
WASHINGTON — Clint Robinson, a 30-year-old non-roster invitee by Washington in spring training who had just 13 major league at-bats before this season, hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning to give the Nationals a 2-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Friday night. Robinson, playing fi...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Mariners power past A’s in series opener
OAKLAND — Jesse Chavez still can’t get a win against the Seattle Mariners. Towering two-run home runs by Logan Morrison and Seth Smith made sure of that. Nelson Cruz’s 21st home run of the season and Brad Miller’s eighth — both coming off reliever Evan Scribner — only made things worse ...
By Michael Wagaman The Associated Press FULL STORY
Wambach justs wants to win her last World Cup
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — With the title match looming, Abby Wambach isn’t mincing words. “All I care about is winning this World Cup,” she said. The star U.S. forward is playing in her fourth Women’s World Cup, and she says it will be her last. A victory Sunday in the final agai...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Japan back in Women's World Cup final after emotional 2011 win
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Four years ago when Japan’s players hoisted the Women’s World Cup trophy, a nation rejoiced. Leading up to the victory in Germany, Japan had been deeply scarred by the deadly earthquake and tsunami. The national team gave the country reason to cheer, and the pla...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
England, Germany play for third
EDMONTON, Alberta — Though Mark Sampson already knew what answer he’d get, England’s coach felt obligated to ask defender Laura Bassett whether she was emotionally ready for one more game at the Women’s World Cup. “She looked back in my eye, and said, ‘I’m in for the team,”’ Samps...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Isner involved in another Wimbledon marathon
LONDON — Marathon man John Isner is at it again at Wimbledon. The winner of the longest match in tennis history found himself involved in another never-ending one at the All England Club, tied with reigning U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic at 10-all in the fifth set when their third-round contest w...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Serena survives, gets sister Venus next round
LONDON — Twice, Serena Williams stood merely two points from a loss at Wimbledon against a British opponent buoyed by a roaring, flag-waving Centre Court crowd. Twice, Williams was oh-so-close to the end of her bid for a fourth consecutive major title — and for the third leg of a calendar-year ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Tour de France hasn’t started and already marred by doping
UTRECHT, Netherlands — Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali’s under-pressure Astana team requested teammate Lars Boom be removed from cycling’s showpiece race for anomalous blood-testing results announced Friday. As excitement built on the eve of the Tour start in Boom’s home country, pr...
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Teen impressing at MLB camp
PARIS — As a two-time All-Star, Steve Finley knows more than most what it takes to shine in Major League Baseball. So having run his expert eyes over the sport’s pioneering 16-year-old girl at a training camp this week, can he hazard a guess at whether she’ll go on to become MLB’s first fema...
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Sharks sign veteran forward Joel Ward to three-year deal
SAN JOSE — The San Jose Sharks signed veteran forward Joel Ward to a three-year contract Friday. Ward had 19 goals and 15 assists last season with Washington. He also had three goals and six assists in 14 playoff games. “Joel is a quality veteran player who can score but also plays an extremel...
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Two share second-round lead at Greenbrier Classic
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Jhonattan Vegas hasn’t had much success since winning his second PGA Tour event as a rookie in 2011. The Greenbrier Classic could give him that needed boost. Vegas shot a 5-under-par 65 to tie Scott Langley for the lead after the second round Friday. They were at ...
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A-Rod, Yanks settle dispute; team to give $3.5M to charities
NEW YORK — Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees settled their dispute over a marketing payment with a deal announced Friday that gives $3.5 million to charitable groups, saves the team $5.9 million and gets A-Rod the home run ball from his 3,000th hit. At the time Rodriguez and the Yankees signed their...
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Kyle Busch involved in multi-car crash in Daytona return
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Kyle Busch was involved in a multi-car crash at Daytona International Speedway, where he returned Friday for the first time since he was injured at the track in February. Busch, who broke his right leg and left foot in a crash a day before the season-opening Daytona 500, sp...
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Australian academy prepares punters for U.S. college football
MELBOURNE, Australia — The fog is still lifting off a deserted playing field on the outskirts of this southern Australian city as 10 aspiring college football punters begin their morning drills. No one watches them practice on a chilly Melbourne day. Soon, they hope, almost all of them will be sh...
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