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Sports Lounge: Bandov making his way in the coaching ranks
Every high school athlete dreams of making a living in their chosen sport — usually by playing professionally. Many fail to realize, however, there are other avenues to achieve a profession in sports without actually playing. Ivan Bandov realized this early on. Bandov, a 2003 graduate ...
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Loucks’ defense lifts Carlmont
For Carlmont catcher Connor Loucks, the strategy behind the plate is simple. “Don’t be afraid of the ball,” Loucks said. “Pretend your chest is a glove and absorb everything.” Loucks did that all day long Wednesday in Carlmont’s 7-3 win at Burlingame. The sophomore may not have had a p...
By Terry Bernal Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
San Mateo’s bats come alive in win over M-A
What should have been a showdown between two of the top softball teams in the Peninsula Athletic League’s Ocean Division turned into a lopsided affair. Menlo-Atherton jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning against San Mateo Wednesday, but it was short-lived. The Bearcats sc...
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School of Rock
If you’re going to photobomb Skyline hitting coach John Quintell, it’s best to go with the rock-fist. Matt Fosse not only punctuated his Skyline career with a classic photobomb, the sophomore is closing his season on quite a hot streak. As a part-time catcher, the Burlingame alumnus went a sea...
By Terry Bernal Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Local sports roundup
College baseball College of San Mateo 1, Chabot College-Hayward 0 The Bulldogs managed only five hits, but they strung three of them together in the bottom of the fifth inning to score the game’s only run and hand the Gladiators just their second loss in Coast Conference Golden Gate Division p...
Warriors fans ready for Clippers in Game 3
OAKLAND — Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson sat on the scorer’s table at Oracle Arena on Wednesday morning. He gazed around the building and tried to envision what it will look and sound like when the Warriors host the Los Angeles Clippers for Game 3 of their first-round playoff series Th...
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Sharks confident with chance to sweep Kings
LOS ANGELES — Joe Thornton and the Sharks have been in command of many playoff series over the past decade. The San Jose captain has also seen just how easily control slips away during nine straight postseason trips without raising the Stanley Cup. That’s why the Sharks are both comfortable and...
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Sanchez’s grand slam lifts Giants to win
DENVER — Hector Sanchez hit two of San Francisco’s six homers, including a grand slam in the 11th inning Wednesday that gave the Giants a wild 12-10 victory over the Colorado Rockies. With the Giants on the verge of being swept in a three-game series at Coors Field for the first time in 12 year...
Rangers finish off sweep of A’s
OAKLAND — Over the course of a 162-game season, every team will go through some rough stretches. It’s just been a long time since the Oakland Athletics have endured one at home. Martin Perez pitched his second consecutive shutout to extend his scoreless innings streak to 26 and the Texas Range...
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Benzema gives Real Madrid 1-0 win over Bayern Munich
MADRID — Real Madrid hopes a narrow home win put it in position to reach the Champions League final for the first time since 2002. In a matchup of teams acclaimed to be the best in Europe this season, Karim Benzema scored in the 19th minute to give the Los Blancos a 1-0 victory over defending cha...
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Suns’ Dragic is the NBA’s Most Improved Player
PHOENIX — Of course, the NBA’s most improved team would have its most improved player. Goran Dragic, whose breakout season helped the Phoenix Suns make a remarkable transformation, was presented the most improved award at a ceremony Wednesday at US Airways Center. The 6-foot-3 Slovenian, who t...
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Mavs roll past Spurs 113-92, even series at 1-1
SAN ANTONIO — Monta Ellis scored 21 points and the Dallas Mavericks rolled to a 113-92 victory over San Antonio on Wednesday night, snapping a 10-game skid against the Spurs and evening their first-round series at a game apiece. Shawn Marion scored 20 points, Dirk Nowitzki added 16, Devin Harris ...
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Heat take 2-0 lead over Bobcats with 101-97 win
MIAMI — LeBron James drove to the rim as time was winding down, got clobbered by Josh McRoberts and sat on the hardwood gathering himself for a few seconds afterward. It was fitting. Miami took Charlotte’s best shot, and survived. James scored 32 points and added eight assists, Chris Bosh scor...
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NHL playoffs
Blue Jackets 4, Penguins 3, OT Nick Foligno’s wrist shot just inside the blue line 2:49 into overtime gave the Columbus Blue Jackets a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night. BLACKHAWKS 4, BLUES 3, OT Patrick Kane scored his second goal of the game at 11:17 of overtime, and...
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