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San Mateo hoping to right the ship against Aragon
When the phrase, “hit a speed bump,” is used as a sports metaphor, it’s meant to explain a momentary stumble, nothing too damaging. Since starting the season 4-0, the San Mateo football has not hit a speed bump — it has run smack dab into a brick wall. Since the Bearcats entered Peninsula...
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Drizzle doesn’t damper Giants’ victory parade
SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco became the Valley of the Giants for the third time in five years Friday as tens of thousands of people lined the streets for a confetti and rain-soaked parade honoring the city’s World Series champions. Under gray skies where a steady drizzle mixed with clouds of o...
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Sandoval says he wants to stay
SAN FRANCISCO — Pablo Sandoval walked up the stairs as he brought up the rear of yet another Giants victory parade and immediately got stopped by home run king Barry Bonds. “Don’t walk by me,” Bonds ordered, pulling his fellow slugger into an embrace. Sandoval insists he wants to play the ...
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Warriors, Thompson agree to extension
OAKLAND — The Golden State Warriors saw no reason to wait on securing Klay Thompson’s future with the franchise. The Warriors signed Thompson to a four-year maximum contract extension worth about $70 million on Friday, a person with knowledge of the deal said. The person, who spoke to The Ass...
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49ers, Rams meet for second time in 3 weeks
SANTA CLARA — When the 49ers play St. Louis, and in this case for the second time in three games, coach Jim Harbaugh demands an extra level of concentration to guard against trickery. San Francisco counts on it from a Jeff Fisher-coached team. The Rams bring it every chance, whether ahead or trai...
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Seahawks to host former AFC West rival Raiders
SEATTLE — The chatter broke through all the barriers the Seattle Seahawks tried to put up. The noise coming from the outside about their issues was adding to a rare two-game losing streak for a team that supposedly impervious to those problems. And then relief arrived in the form of last week...
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MLB free agency is already fast and furious
NEW YORK — A.J. Burnett and the Philadelphia Phillies both declined their $15 million mutual option Friday, leaving the pitcher to decide whether to exercise his $12.75 million player option. The 37-year-old Burnett went 8-18 with a 4.59 ERA in 34 starts during his first season with the Phillies ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Cubs hire Maddon as manager, fire Renteria
CHICAGO — Right after Joe Maddon opted out of his contract with Tampa Bay, the Chicago Cubs were mentioned as a possible landing spot for one of baseball’s best managers. Flush with prospects and ready to make a splash in free agency, the Cubs already had a manager in Rick Renteria. But they j...
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Kentucky earns No. 1 nod in AP preseason poll
The story seems to be the same every season at Kentucky: Lose star players to the NBA, replace them with another group of one-and-doners, compete for a national championship. The Wildcats changed the script this season: This year, the fabulous freshmen will be surrounded by other former McDonald’...
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49ers LB Willis to be game time decision
SANTA CLARA — Patrick Willis will be a game-time decision Sunday when the San Francisco 49ers host the St. Louis Rams. The playmaking linebacker missed the 49ers’ loss in Denver two weeks ago with a big toe injury. Willis, third on the team with 49 tackles, said he still feels pain but is gett...
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Raiders may be without starting CB Carlos Rogers
ALAMEDA — The Oakland Raiders are expected to be without cornerback Carlos Rogers for Sunday’s game against Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks. Rogers has started 55 consecutive regular-season games since 2010 but has been bothered by a sore knee this season. He has not practiced this week...
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Ex-band member guilty in drum major’s hazing death
ORLANDO, Fla. — A former Florida A&M band member accused of being the ringleader of a brutal hazing ritual known as “Crossing Bus C” that killed a drum major was convicted Friday of manslaughter and felony hazing. Dante Martin, 27, was the first to stand trial in the November 2011 death of 26...
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New Zealand's All Blacks rugby team in Chicago for exhibition vs. USA Rugby
CHICAGO — America’s history on rugby’s world stage can be summed up in two sentences. Team USA took home the gold from both the 1920 and 1924 Olympics. And then, just like the Chicago Cubs, took the rest of the century off. The timing couldn’t be much better for a rare stateside visit from...
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