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Colts counting on promising new QB
The El Camino Colts are determined to leave their disastrous 2014 season behind. From the new-look uniforms to the addition of lights for home games, the Colts are putting a stamp on head coach Eric Jacobson’s first full year back at the helm. Jacobson’s second tenure with the team began in mid...
By Terry Bernal Daily Journal FULL STORY
Thin Cougars squad trying to stay afloat
Revving up for Friday’s first scrimmage game of the year, the Half Moon Bay Cougars had just enough players to run 11-on-11 drills at Tuesday’s practice. With three players of the Cougars’ 25-man roster sidelined with minor injuries, the thin numbers are going to be a hauntingly recurring the...
By Terry Bernal Daily Journal FULL STORY
Injuries killing Giants’ playoff hopes
Chalk it up to the odd-year jinx, but the San Francisco Giants are being held together by duct tape and bubble gum at this point of the season — along with a number of rookies and callups. The team is essentially a walking MASH unit right now, what with reliever Jeremy Affeldt going on the disabl...
By Nathan Mollat Daily Journal FULL STORY
Giants finally beat Cubs
SAN FRANCISCO — Buster Posey followed Brandon Belt’s leadoff triple in the sixth with a go-ahead double, Jake Peavy won for the second time in six starts, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Cubs 4-2 on Wednesday night to stop Chicago’s six-game winning streak. Kelby Tomlinson added an RBI ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Former 49er McDonald, current LB Brooks indicted
SAN FRANCISCO — A Santa Clara County grand jury indicted former San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald on one count of rape of an intoxicated person. The announcement came Wednesday, with the indictment stemming from an incident Dec. 15 at McDonald’s home. Current 49ers linebacker ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Bassitt, A’s ’pen knocked around by the Mariners
SEATTLE — Billy Burns accomplished what only two others had done, greeting Seattle ace Felix Hernandez with a home run leading off the game. On the first pitch, no less. That was about all the Oakland Athletics could do against Hernandez on Wednesday. Hernandez threw eight strong innings, allo...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Raiders excited about upgraded facilities
ALAMEDA — The Oakland Raiders finally have a state-of-the-art training facility even if they are still searching for a permanent home. The Raiders showed off their new performance center on Wednesday during their first full practice since breaking training camp in Napa. The team has brand new p...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Old friends Bethea, Manning reunite at 49ers-Denver practice
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Antoine Bethea faced Peyton Manning in practice when they were teammates for five seasons, so it was no surprise he intercepted the veteran during Wednesday’s joint session between San Francisco and Denver. Even so, Bethea’s pick of Manning sparked a small celebration among...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Ex-NFLer Martin says he attempted suicide multiple times
MIAMI — Former NFL tackle Jonathan Martin posted on Facebook that difficulties in the profession led him to attempt suicide multiple times, and he wanted to share his struggle with social isolation to help others. Martin, who retired this year, said his problems date to childhood in California, a...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Tackling goes high-tech at Dartmouth with new dummies
HANOVER, N.H.— On the Ivy League campus of Dartmouth College, even the football tackling dummies are smart. The team introduced a new MVP as the first practice of the season got underway Wednesday. Not a most valuable player, but a “Mobile Virtual Player” — a padded, remote-controlled figur...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Indiana administration expects athletes to behave better
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Indiana University President Michael McRobbie sent a tough message to the athletic department this week: It’s time for Hoosiers athletes to shape up or they may be on their way out. On Wednesday, athletic director Fred Glass’ annual football kickoff luncheon was upended by...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Dixon: Karam has strong support system to help with crash
SONOMA — Sage Karam has a strong support system that his Chip Ganassi Racing teammate believes will help him through the death of Justin Wilson. Karam’s car spun Sunday at Pocono Raceway in a single-car crash that sent the 20-year old into the wall. Debris from the crash flew everywhere, and t...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Bolt, Gatlin ready for showdown in 200 meters at worlds
BEIJING — A day before another showdown with his latest rival, Usain Bolt didn’t show even the slightest trace of anxiety. Why would he? When you’re this good — the Jamaican is going for a fourth straight world championship title in the 200 meters on Thursday night — you can afford to be...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Team from Pennsylvania beats Texas, reaches US final at LLWS
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — The closest thing to a home team at the Little League World Series is headed for the final of the U.S. bracket. And Lewisberry can expect a full house when it goes for the title. Left-hander Adam Cramer struck out 13 in five innings, and the undefeated Pennsylvania team ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY

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