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Serra drops third in a row
A rough week got even rougher for the Serra baseball team. The Padres started the week in first place in the West Catholic Athletic League, but a pair of league losses — 5-4 to Valley Christian in nine innings Tuesday and 3-1 to Bellarmine in a make-up game Thursday — dropped them out of the ...
By Nathan Mollat, Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Wheelin’ and dealin’ 49ers add CB and QB
SANTA CLARA — Having used his first two picks to shore up the front end of San Francisco’s defense a day earlier, John Lynch turned his attention to the secondary while continuing to bolster his growing reputation as the busiest general manager in the draft. The 49ers drafted Colorado cornerbac...
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Raiders continue to bolster defense
ALAMEDA — Covering tight ends has been a major bugaboo for the Oakland Raiders ever since Jack Del Rio arrived as coach in 2015. The Raiders hope that using a second-round draft pick Friday on a 6-foot-4 safety in Obi Melifonwu, who has the speed to thrive in coverage downfield, will solve that i...
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San Mateo County local sports roundup
FRIDAY Women’s college basketball Langi signs with Alaska university Victoria Langi, a 5-6 guard out of Mercy-Burlingame, signed a letter-of-intent to play basketball at University of Alaska-Anchorage. Langi, who was an all-North Coast Conference selection at Skyline College this past season, ...
Arroyo’s bomb lifts Giants
SAN FRANCISCO — Rookie Christian Arroyo homered, Brandon Belt had three hits including a double, and the San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres 4-3 on Friday night. Arroyo, playing in his fifth game since being called up on Monday, homered for the second time in three games leading off t...
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Oakland loses fifth straight
HOUSTON — Charlie Morton struck out a career-high 12, George Springer singled home the tying run in his return from a leg injury that caused him to miss four games and the Houston Astros rallied past Oakland 9-4 Friday night to send the Athletics to their fifth straight loss. Khris Davis hit a th...
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Is the next great heavyweight Anthony Joshua?
LONDON — Anthony Joshua has the weight of a country on his shoulders, and a fighter with true heavyweight pedigree in the ring across from him. Add to that 90,000 screaming fans watching outdoors Saturday night at Wembley Stadium, and there’s plenty of potential trouble for a fighter born the s...
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Mets’ Yoenis Cespedes on 10-day DL with hamstring strain
WASHINGTON — The New York Mets placed outfielder Yoenis Cespedes on the 10-day disabled list because of a strained left hamstring. His absence is another blow to a team that has lost six straight, nine of 10 and fallen into last place in the NL East. He is hitting .270 with six homers and 10 RBIs...
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Gooden gets key to city 31 years after Mets World Series win
NEW YORK — Former New York Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden has gotten a key to the city 31 years after the team’s thrilling World Series win over the Boston Red Sox. Teammates from the 1986 Mets including Darryl Strawberry, Jesse Orosco and Bobby Ojeda (oh-HEY’-duh) joined Democratic Mayor Bill de...
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Bengals take RB Mixon in second round
CINCINNATI — Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon is headed to Cincinnati, which added to its reputation for taking chances on players with significant off-field issues. The Bengals traded down in the second round on Friday and took Mixon with the 48th overall pick, putting them back in the spotlight ...
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‘Junior’ says pressure off
RICHMOND, Va. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. says the pressure is gone, not only about his future, but also his results. “I certainly did feel a lot more relaxed now,” NASCAR’S most popular driver said Friday at Richmond International Raceway, where he came back to work three days after announcing th...
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AP source: Larry Bird steps down as Pacers president
Larry Bird started the week by driving an IndyCar down Fifth Avenue in Manhattan to stump for the NBA’s All-Star weekend returning to Indiana. He ended it by stepping down as president of basketball operations for the Pacers, a stunningly abrupt decision that has become a hallmark of the NBA gre...
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Road warriors: Home ice can be a disadvantage in NHL playoffs
A chorus of boos greeted the announcement of Sidney Crosby’s first goal in Game 1 at the Washington Capitals. During the announcement of his second, the red-rocking Washington Capitals crowd was silent. There’s no place like road for the Pittsburgh Penguins and other teams in the Stanley Cup pl...
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Merritt cruises to 400-meter win at Drake Relays
DES MOINES, Iowa — The Drake Relays served as a reunion of sorts for the 1,600-meter relay team from the U.S. that won gold at the Rio Olympics. True to form, the anchor of those Olympic champions came out on top in Iowa. LaShawn Merritt held off Rio relay teammate Tony McQuay and 2012 silver me...
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