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Skyline’s Franco heading to Azusa Pacific
As a top-of-the-order hitter, Michael Franco is a throwback akin to the glory days of Brett Butler. Franco — who announced earlier this week he is transferring from Skyline College to the Division-II program at Azusa Pacifica University — has plenty in common with the former Giants great. Like ...
By Terry Bernal Daily Journal FULL STORY
Beane up to his old tricks
Much like the swallows returning to Capistrano or Punxsutawney Phil coming out of his “burrow” on Groundhog Day, July is the Oakland A’s annual fire sale. A’s general manager Billy Beane has lived up to his reputation as a wheeler-dealer as the Major League Baseball trade deadline approache...
By Nathan Mollat Daily Journal FULL STORY
Goldstein takes over bearcats’ baseball program
San Mateo High School announced the hiring of Neal Goldstein as its new baseball manager. Goldstein, who spent this past season as Hillsdale’s junior varsity manager, replaces Nick Sanzeri, who left the post after two years and is now Hillsdale’s varsity pitching coach. “I’ve always been a...
By Nathan Mollat Daily Journal FULL STORY
Pence leads Giants with bat, arm
SAN FRANCISCO — A day after making a wild throw from the outfield, Hunter Pence certainly wasn’t surprised to see the Milwaukee Brewers try to test his arm again. This time the San Francisco Giants outfielder made the Brewers pay with one of the two sparkling defensive plays he made. Pence al...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
NorCal Blitz snag tourney title
The NorCal Blitz knocked it out of the park at the 18-and-under Triple Crown World Series in Reno, Nevada. The Blitz — a fastpitch softball travel team consisting predominantly of players from San Mateo County — marched through the tourney with 10 straight wins at Golden Eagle Regional Park, cl...
By Terry Bernal Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Dodgers overcome A’s in late-inning slugfest
LOS ANGELES — Pinch-hitter Kike Hernandez delivered the go-ahead, two-run double during the Dodgers’ five-run seventh inning, and Los Angeles rallied from a three-run deficit for a wild 10-7 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night. Yasiel Puig hit a two-run homer on his bobblehead...
By Greg Beacham The Associated Press FULL STORY
Phillies agree to trade Cole Hamels to Texas
PHILADELPHIA — After years of trade speculation, Cole Hamels’ time in Philadelphia is ending. Two people familiar with the deal say the Phillies have agreed to trade the ace left-hander to the Texas Rangers for a package of prospects. Both people spoke to The Associated Press late Wednesday ni...
By Rob Maaddi The Associated Press FULL STORY
Journeyman Mike Hessman ties MiLB career home run mark
Mike Hessman became the real-life Crash Davis Monday when he hit his 432nd career minor league home run, tying a the career U.S. minor league record. The journeyman minor leaguer hit his historic shot for the Toledo Mudhens, the Detroit Tigers’ Triple-A affiliate. The home run came in the third i...
Daily Journal Staff Report FULL STORY
49ers remove RB Hyde from active/non-football injury list
SANTA CLARA — Second-year 49ers running back Carlos Hyde has been elevated to the active roster less than 24 hours after the team announced he was on the active/non-football injury list. Hyde will be counted upon to carry the load following franchise rushing leader Frank Gore’s departure. He ha...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Steve Kerr announces Warriors coaching staff for next season
OAKLAND — Coach Steve Kerr of the reigning NBA champion Golden State Warriors is bringing back his entire coaching staff except for departed Alvin Gentry, new coach of the New Orleans Pelicans. The Warriors announced Wednesday that Luke Walton would fill Gentry’s spot on the bench as he begins ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Kaka helps MLS All Stars to 2-1 win over Tottenham
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — The news kids in the league can play a little bit. Kaka and David Villa, a pair of 33-year-old international icons in their first season in Major League Soccer, showed they still have some panache to their games. Kaka scored on a penalty kick and set up Villa’s goal minu...
By Pat Graham The Associated Press FULL STORY
Free checkups helping Special Olympics athletes stay healthy
LOS ANGELES — They arrived in Los Angeles by the thousands to run, jump and swim and to play such team sports as soccer and softball. This week, however, Special Olympics athletes from around the world also are taking part in what could be called the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat events. Tucked int...
By John Rogers The Associated Press FULL STORY
WNBA suspends San Antonio’s Danielle Adams three games
SAN ANTONIO — The WNBA suspended Danielle Adams of the San Antonio Stars for three games without pay for an unspecified violation of the league’s anti-drug program. The move was announced several hours before Wednesday night’s home game against Atlanta. Adams will miss that game as well as ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Chiefs safety Eric Berry back at practice after cancer fight
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — There was a moment in the early stages of chemotherapy when Eric Berry was having breakfast with his father, and the enormity of what faced him was so great that he broke down and cried. For 30 minutes, one of the toughest players on the Kansas City Chiefs wept. Then, he resolv...
The Associated Press FULL STORY

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