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Tigers win barnburner
Terra Nova pitcher Makena Borovina seems like she’s doing some kind of damage to her throwing wrist the way she shakes off the pain after she throws a drop ball. But that is almost certainly not the case. The reason for the discomfort is the sophomore got spiked during a game last week. She sold...
By Terry Bernal Daily Journal FULL STORY
CSM softball wins but falls in state, Nor Cal rankings
Despite having won 32 of its last 33 games, including the last six in a row, the CSM softball team found itself looking up at not just one, but now two teams ahead of the Bulldogs in the rankings. CSM won its sixth game in a row Thursday since an April 2 loss to San Jose City College by pounding ri...
Daily Journal Staff Report FULL STORY
Bay Area beginnings blossoming in Chicago
One noteworthy story coming out of Chicago — other than the Cubs being off to one of the worst starts in baseball — is the emergence of Conor Gillaspie at the hot corner for the White Sox. The former Giants’ prospect was traded to the White Sox prior to the 2013 season as something of a cleri...
By Terry Bernal Daily Journal FULL STORY
Warriors, Clippers take dislike to playoffs
LOS ANGELES — As much as the Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors don’t like each other, they’re a lot alike in some ways. There’s an All-Star point guard on each side, they’re both young and athletic, and each franchise is trying to distance itself from an inglorious past that ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Giants offense shut down by San Diego
SAN DIEGO — Tyson Ross held the San Francisco Giants to four hits and struck out nine in eight scoreless innings, and the San Diego Padres won 2-1 Friday night to hand Matt Cain his third straight loss. Ross (2-2) beat Cain five days after topping AL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer and the De...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
A’s use long ball to beat Astros
OAKLAND — Alberto Callaspo hit a three-run homer and the Oakland Athletics went deep four times to back Sonny Gray’s strong pitching Friday night in an 11-3 rout of the Houston Astros. Josh Reddick and Coco Crisp each added a two-run shot for Oakland. Yoenis Cespedes hit a solo homer in the sec...
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Basketball playoffs look to be wide open
MIAMI — Before the season started, a poll suggested that the Miami Heat were the overwhelming favorite to win the NBA title, collecting a whopping 76 percent of ballots cast. The voters weren’t some know-nothings, either. No, this was a polling of NBA general managers. Things seem quite a bit...
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Sharks’ Hertl shines in his playoff debut
SAN JOSE — Tomas Hertl made an impressive playoff debut for the San Jose Sharks with a goal and an assist against the same Los Angeles Kings team that almost ended his season. With 52 seconds left in the first period Thursday night, Hertl scored his first career playoff goal, giving the Sharks a ...
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‘Miracle on Ice’ gold medal to be auctioned
MINNEAPOLIS — One of the Olympic gold medals earned after the famed “Miracle on Ice” hockey game in 1980 will be auctioned beginning next week. The Minnesota collegiate hockey player who helped Team USA beat the Soviets on the way to the gold, Mark Pavelich, is selling his medal through Dalla...
Canadiens top Lightning again for 2-0 series lead
AP Photo TPA102, TPA107, TPA108, TPA110, TPA109, TPA106 Eds: Canadiens 4, Lightning 1. Updates with new top. With AP Photos. TAMPA, Fla. — The Montreal Canadiens are gaining confidence with every playoff victory. “We are playing as a unit right now. Everyone is supporting each other and buy...
By Fred Goodall The Associated Press FULL STORY
Datsyuka's late goal lifts Detroit over Boston 1-0
  BOSTON -- The Boston Bruins worked all season to get home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs. It vanished with a flick of Pavel Datsyuk’s wrist. Just like that, on Datsyuk’s goal with 3:01 left, the Detroit Red Wings got the upper hand with a 1-0 win in the opener of the b...
By Howard Ulman The Associated Press FULL STORY
Ryan Getzlaf leads Ducks past Stars 3-2 in Game 2
ANAHEIM — Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and an assist while wearing a facemask over his lacerated jaw, Corey Perry scored his first playoff goal in three years, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 Friday night to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round series. Rookie Frederik Andersen made 34 ...
TNT’s Sager to miss NBA playoffs due to leukemia
ATLANTA — TNT analyst Craig Sager will miss the NBA playoffs as he undergoes treatment for leukemia. A sideline reporter famous for his brightly colored suits, Sager’s sense of humor was intact in a statement released by Turner Sports on Friday. Sager describes the postseason as “my favorite...
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Michael Phelps entered in three events at comeback meet
MESA, Ariz. — Michael Phelps is entered in three events at his first swimming meet since he retired after the 2012 London Olympics. The 22-time Olympic medalist is set to swim the 50- and 100-meter freestyles and the 100 butterfly at the Arena Grand Prix in Mesa, Ariz., starting next Thursday. En...
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Barcelona faces end of winning era
BARCELONA, Spain — Barring a drastic turn of fortune, Barcelona is on the brink of finishing its worst season since former coach Pep Guardiola molded it into one of the most successful teams to play soccer. Barcelona’s stinging 2-1 loss to Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey final Wednesday complet...
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NBA commish wants an age limit change
NEW YORK — Even as the NBA prepares for a draft that could be headlined by freshmen, Commissioner Adam Silver remains committed to keeping them in college. So much so that NCAA President Mark Emmert was invited to discuss his involvement with owners. Silver is moving cautiously on potential chan...
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Ageless Bernard Hopkins after more title belts
WASHINGTON — As Bernard Hopkins snatched two championship belts displayed in front of Beibut Shumenov and moved them to his own spot on the dais, the light heavyweight from Kazakhstan sat expressionless, seemingly unmoved by the brashness of the ageless American. Confrontational showmanship is no...
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College transfer numbers are up
DES MOINES, Iowa — One of the more remarkable aspects of Connecticut’s national title run was that potential star Rodney Purvis could only watch his Huskies’ teammates because of NCAA rules forcing transfers to sit out a year. “He’s like a Ferrari sitting in the garage that I can’t driv...
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NCAA could force hardship transfers to sit one year
Student-athletes who seek transfers due to “difficult life circumstances” might have to sit out a season but gain an extra year of eligibility starting in 2015-16. The NCAA Division I Leadership Council has recommended the elimination of immediate eligibility for players approved for hardship w...
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