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SHP Gators poised to continue dynasty
Last year was a magical season for the Sacred Heart Prep football team. Not only did the Gators win their third Central Coast Section championship in four years — and their second in a row — they went on to dismantle El Cerrito in the Northern California Division III championship game to earn a ...
By Nathan Mollat Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
New-look San Mateo Bearcats healed and hungry
San Mateo’s season of injury may have been a blessing in disguise. After several key players were relegated to the injured list in the opening weeks of the 2013 season, the most devastating loss came in the Bearcats’ bye week prior to the opening of Peninsula Athletic League Ocean Division play...
By Terry Bernal Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Giants win make-up game, lose finale in wild ninth
DENVER — The new kids got things rolling and the familiar face with the bushy beard brought the win home. Charlie Blackmon lined a two-out single in the ninth inning off reliever Sergio Romo, helping the Colorado Rockies beat San Francisco 10-9 on Monday and stop the Giants’ six-game win streak...
By Pat Graham The Associated Press FULL STORY
Dunn’s power gets A’s back in win column
OAKLAND — Adam Dunn is in a pennant race at last, and what an impression he made on his new team as the September stretch run began. Dunn provided instant pop for the struggling Athletics, hitting a towering, two-run homer in his debut at-bat for Oakland to highlight a 6-1 win over the Seattle Ma...
By Janie McCauley The Associated Press FULL STORY
Four Phillies pitchers combine for no-hitter in Atlanta
ATLANTA — Cole Hamels and three Philadelphia relievers threw a no-hitter against the Braves Monday. Hamels and the Phillies bullpen combined on the season’s fourth no-hitter, blanking the Atlanta Braves 7-0 Monday. Atlanta lost 4-0 two days earlier to Miami and beat the Marlins 1-0 Sunday. The...
By George Henry The Associated Press FULL STORY
Sports briefs
49ers’ Boone back in camp SANTA CLARA — San Francisco 49ers right guard Alex Boone has passed his physical and rejoined the team for its Week 1 preparation ahead of Sunday’s opener at Dallas. The 27-year-old Boone reached agreement on a restructured $6 million, two-year contract Sunday. The ...
Danny Diekroeger playoff bound with State College Spikes
Here’s a little known baseball fact. Short-Season minor league affiliates celebrate playoff-clinching wins not with champagne, but with sparkling apple cider. With five players on its roster under the age of 21, St. Louis Cardinals affiliate State College did just that Aug. 23 in clinching the Ne...
By Terry Bernal Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Raiders tab rookie Carr as starting quarterback
ALAMEDA — Oakland rookie Derek Carr will start the season opener against the New York Jets, becoming the first Raiders quarterback to start the first game of his rookie season. Coach Dennis Allen announced Monday that Carr would be the starter for the foreseeable future ahead of Matt Schaub, who ...
By Josh Dubow The Associated Press FULL STORY
Bouchard out of upset-heavy U.S. Open
NEW YORK — Bothered by the heat and stifling humidity, Eugenie Bouchard felt dizzy and her vision was blurry. She got her blood pressure checked. Plastic bags filled with ice were rubbed on her shoulders, arms and legs during a second-set medical timeout. Bouchard tried to carry on, but it was h...
By Howard Fendrich The Associated Press FULL STORY
Astros fire Bo Porter
HOUSTON — The Houston Astros fired manager Bo Porter on Monday, saying the dismissal had less to do with the team’s 59-79 record than the need for “new direction” and a “united message throughout the entire organization.” Porter was in his second season with the Astros and was succeeded...
By Kristie Rieken The Associated Press FULL STORY

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