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Oakland’s bullpen fails again
OAKLAND — Sean Doolittle allowed a three-run homer to J.P. Arencibia during a six-run ninth inning, and the Oakland Athletics lost 6-1 to the last-place Texas Rangers on Wednesday night. It was the fourth blown save in 25 chances for Doolittle (1-4) this season. The bearded closer’s meltdown o...
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HMB boys cruise to win; Woodside girls get two late goals to beat the Cougars 12-10
Justin Ferdinand preaches defense to his Half Moon Bay boys’ water polo team. The team responded with a 13-7 victory Wednesday at Woodside. The Cougars improved their overall record to 6-1 with a commanding first-half effort. The defensive backfield prowess of Malcolm Feix and Garrett Kern helped...
By Terry Bernal Daily Journal FULL STORY
CSM to face defending state champ Butte
With this season’s major roster changes and the recent California Community College Athletic Association realignment, the dynamic between College of San Mateo and Butte College is vastly different than it was a year ago. For CSM head coach Bret Pollack, that dynamic doesn’t undermine the import...
By Terry Bernal Daily Journal FULL STORY
Raiders are no closer to contending
This is supposed to be the year. After being in so-called “salary cap hell” for the first two seasons of the Reggie McKenzie-Dennis Allen era, 2014 was to be the season the Oakland Raiders turned the corner and start moving back toward respectability. So far, however, 2014 has looked a lot like...
By Nathan Mollat Daily Journal FULL STORY
Ninth-inning rally gives Giants win over Arizona
PHOENIX — Someone had been to the costume shop, and Matt Duffy was about to put on faux leather boots, chaps and a pink cowboy hat to complete his travel ensemble. The annual ritual of making rookies wear unflattering outfits on one of the last road trips of the season was underway in the Giants...
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Raiders rookie Derek Carr focuses on job at hand
ALAMEDA — As a rookie quarterback seeking his first NFL win against Bill Belichick’s New England Patriots, Derek Carr has too much to worry about himself to focus on questions about his coach’s job security. But if the Raiders don’t start winning soon, those questions about Dennis Allen’s...
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Fan heckling Nationals' Harper in Atlanta ejected by umpire
Umpire Tim Welke heard a foul-mouthed fan heckling Bryce Harper and decided it was time for the man to go. Welke took off his mask, pointed to the fan and ejected him from Turner Field in Atlanta during Tuesday night’s game between the Washington Nationals and Braves. “There’s no place for t...
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Arizona Cardinals' Dwyer arrested on assault charges
PHOENIX — Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested Wednesday on aggravated assault charges in connection with two altercations at his home in July involving a woman and their 18-month-old child, the latest in a string of such cases involving NFL players. The Cardinals said they...
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To 'get it right,' Vikings put Peterson on leave
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson was declared out, back in, then out again as he faces a felony child-abuse charge in Texas. This time, he could be gone for the season. "We made a mistake," Vikings owner Zygi Wilf said, "and we needed to get this right...
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Panthers remove DE Greg Hardy from active roster
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Panthers finally made a decision on Greg Hardy: the Pro Bowl defensive end will not play anymore games for Carolina until his domestic violence case is resolved. The team removed Hardy from its active roster Wednesday, ending three weeks of indecision regarding his playing s...
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Welker back on the field after suspension lifted
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Although excited to see his suspension cut in half, Wes Welker acknowledged Wednesday that missing a couple of games was probably for the best. Coming off his third concussion in a 10-month span, the veteran receiver had no choice but to watch on TV as Denver got off to a 2-0 s...
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Average U.S. 30-year mortgage rate at 4.23 percent
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