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Sequoia’s Cinderella run ends
SAN JOSE — With Tommy Lopiparo being one of just two seniors in the starting lineup for the Sequoia baseball team Thursday night, it was surreal to see it play out as the three-sport athlete’s final high school game. Lopiparo and fellow senior starter Matt Lopez saw their varsity careers close...
By Terry Bernal Daily Journal FULL STORY
 
Scots fall in CCS semis
SAN JOSE — The Carlmont softball team has had Wilcox’s number over the past year. In 2014, the Scots beat the Chargers 4-3 in the Central Coast Section semifinals on their way to the eighth CCS title in program history. Carlmont also posted a 6-3 win over the Chargers in the Mission tournament ...
By Nathan Mollat Daily Journal FULL STORY
Steph Curry wants what LeBron has
Stephen Curry and LeBron James, this season’s brightest stars, are taking basketball’s biggest stage. The NBA Finals start June 4 with the Golden State Warriors against the Cleveland Cavaliers, two teams who have little experience playing this time of year. James is the exception, getting read...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Avaya Stadium to host 2016 MLS All-Star game
SAN JOSE — The San Jose Earthquakes know they have one of the snazziest new soccer stadiums around, and now they’re gearing up to show it off for all of Major League Soccer to see. State-of-the-art Avaya Stadium will host the 2016 Major League Soccer All-Star Game, MLS Deputy Commissioner Mark ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Giants break open tight game late
SAN FRANCISCO — Brandon Belt’s solo home run in the seventh inning broke up a scoreless pitching duel and the San Francisco Giants won their fourth straight, beating the Atlanta Braves 7-0 on Thursday night. Chris Heston (5-3) allowed four hits over 7 1-3 innings to win his third straight decis...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
A’s rally to beat Yankees
OAKLAND — Ben Zobrist drew a bases-loaded walk from David Carpenter in the seventh inning to break a tie and the Oakland Athletics rallied from a three-run deficit to beat the New York Yankees 5-4 on Thursday night. Billy Burns and Brett Lawrie homered off CC Sabathia (2-7) to start the comeback ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Sharks hire former New Jersey coach
SAN JOSE — San Jose general manager Doug Wilson was so impressed by Peter DeBoer when he interviewed in 2008 that he moved to the top of the list when the Sharks had to search for a new head coach. The experience DeBoer gained in those intervening years coaching Florida and New Jersey only made W...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
FIFA probe shines light on middle-man sports marketing firms
NEW YORK — The U.S. Justice Department’s targeting of FIFA, soccer’s global governing body, has put a spotlight on the powerful role that marketing firms play in the global sports arena. Such firms act like talent agencies: They work with athletes, teams and athletic associations to sign spon...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Lightning vs Rangers with trip to Stanley Cup Final on line
GREENBURGH, N.Y. — It’s one game for a trip to the Stanley Cup Finals and the chance to play for hockey’s biggest prize. That’s what Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers face Friday night at Madison Square Garden in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals. Picking a winner at this poin...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Defiant soccer chief resists calls to resign amid scandal
ZURICH — As defiant as ever, Sepp Blatter resisted calls to resign as FIFA president Thursday and deflected blame for the massive bribery and corruption scandal engulfing soccer’s world governing body. “We, or I, cannot monitor everyone all of the time,” Blatter said in his first public rem...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Nine likely challengers await American Pharoah in Belmont
Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner American Pharoah figures to have nine challengers when he runs in the Belmont Stakes next week, trying to become the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years. Seven of his expected rivals return from the Derby or the Preakness, while two others are new to the Tripl...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Chicago Bulls fire coach Tom Thibodeau, cite lack of trust
CHICAGO — In five seasons under Tom Thibodeau, the Chicago Bulls soared to heights they had not reached since Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen were collecting championships. They never got to the top with him and now he is out. The Bulls fired Thibodeau on Thursday, parting ways with the strong...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Contract talks between Wade, Heat at impasse
MIAMI — For the first time, the relationship between Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat seems murky at best. And his future with the team is now in doubt. Contract talks between Wade and the Heat are at “an impasse” and the three-time NBA champion is preparing himself for possibly leaving the t...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
New French Open challenges await Williams, Djokovic, Murray
PARIS — For Serena Williams, it was a bad right elbow that led to some shaky serving and a dropped set. For Novak Djokovic, first it was a balky right hip that needed treatment from a trainer; later came an embarrassing mistake. For Andy Murray, it was a time warning from the chair umpire and lo...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
  


 
 
 
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Sepp Blatter wins re-election as FIFA president
ZURICH — Sepp Blatter was re-elected as FIFA president for a fifth term on Friday, chosen to lead ..
Cuba removed from US terror list
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday formally removed Cuba from a U.S. terrorism blackl..
US economy shrank in winter but staging a spring rebound
WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy shrank at a 0.7 percent annual rate in the first three months of the..
Another round of rain brings more serious flooding in Texas
HOUSTON — Floodwaters submerged Texas highways and threatened more homes Friday after another roun..
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