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San Carlos beats Daly City, loses to Tri-County in Joe DiMaggio World Series
The San Carlos Seals baseball team had a tall task in front of it in the Joe DiMaggio World Series Tuesday in Half Moon Bay Tuesday. Playing in the loser’s bracket, the Seals needed to sweep a doubleheader to advanced to the championship series Wednesday. San Carlos beat Daly City 7-3 in the mor...
By Nathan Mollat Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Lucy Li inspiring girls her own age
Only 11 years old, Redwood Shores’ Lucy Li is already inspiring the next generation of women golfers. Tuesday, Li returned to Half Moon Bay Golf Links, the site of her historic U.S. Women’s Open qualifying rounds, to talk to a group of female golf campers in association with the Boys and Girls...
By Nathan Mollat Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Pacifica American on the road to West Regional
It isn’t just the Pacifica American boys. It isn’t just the team’s family and friends. It’s the entire town of Pacifica rallying behind a simple but poignant slogan — “We believe.” The Pacifica American All-Star Little League baseball team has won the hearts of its hometown with a dy...
By Terry Bernal Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
'Out of nowhere’: Twins add undrafted 24-year-old
SAN FRANCISCO — In one of their craziest scouting experiences, the Minnesota Twins have reached a deal with a 24-year-old pitching prospect who has thrown 100 mile per hour fastballs but has never been drafted. Brandon Poulson was pitching earlier this month for the Healdsburg Prune Packers in a ...
By Janie McCauley The Associated Press FULL STORY
A’s ninth-inning rally ruins Feldman’s gem
HOUSTON — Brandon Moss was having a frustrating night before the ninth inning. Mired in an 0-for-14 rut, Moss turned things around on one pitch. He hit a go-ahead single during a six-run rally in the ninth inning that sent the Oakland Athletics to a 7-4 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Giants shut down by former farm hand
SAN FRANCISCO — His left oblique no longer a painful obstacle, Francisco Liriano is starting to look like the dominant pitcher he was for Pittsburgh in 2013. With the Pirates in the thick of the race in the NL Central, the timing couldn’t be better. Liriano struck out a season-high 11 in seven...
By Michael Wagaman The Associated Press FULL STORY
Cain to meet with elbow specialist
SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco Giants right-hander Matt Cain plans to meet with specialist Dr. James Andrews this week to get a second opinion on his injured elbow. Cain flew to Florida on Tuesday where he will be examined by Andrews. Cain, who has been on the disabled list since July 21 due to in...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Kemp’s 2 homers help Dodgers beat Braves 8-4
LOS ANGELES — Matt Kemp is making a case for himself, regardless of where he’s playing the rest of the season. With his name being bandied about ahead of Thursday’s trade deadline, Kemp hit a pair of two-run homers to power the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Atlanta Braves 8-4 Tuesday night. ...
By Beth Harris The Associated Press FULL STORY
Ivanovic, Venus are first round winners
STANFORD — Ana Ivanovic has a new coach and a better outlook. Venus Williams continues to work toward another possible Grand Slam title. The fifth-seeded Ivanovic won her first-round match in the Bank of the West Classic, defeating Sabine Lisicki 7-6 (2), 6-1 on Tuesday. The former world No. 1 lo...
By Rick Eymer The Associated Press FULL STORY
Kristen Gillman leads Junior PGA
BRYAN, Texas — Kristen Gillman shot a 5-under 66 on Tuesday at Miramont to top the girls’ field in the Junior PGA Championship, and S.M. Lee, Luis Gagne, Triston Fisher and Parker Reddig shared the boys’ lead at 68. Gillman, the Austin, Texas, who has committed to play at Alabama, had a two-s...
49ers’ Brandon Lloyd enjoying return to NFL
SANTA CLARA — Brandon Lloyd returned to the San Francisco 49ers to finish what he started. After taking a year off from football, Lloyd said he came back to the team that drafted him in the fourth round in 2003 because nobody else could offer what he wanted: a chance at redemption and a Super Bow...
By Antonio Gonzalez The Associated Press FULL STORY
Matt Schaub settles in as Raiders starting QB
NAPA — The anointed starting quarterback for the Oakland Raiders is strengthening his hold on the position this training camp instead of losing it. Matt Schaub is showing signs that last year’s disastrous season in Houston might have been an aberration as he looks in complete command as Oakland...
By Josh Dubow The Associated Press FULL STORY
49ers sign former Arizona RB Alfonso Smith
SANTA CLARA — The San Francisco 49ers have signed former Arizona Cardinals running back Alfonso Smith to a one-year deal. The 49ers waived injured guard Fouimalo Fonoti on Tuesday to make room for Smith on the roster. Smith’s signing comes after injuries to primary backups Kendall Hunter and ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
NCAA settles its head-injury suit, will change rules
CHICAGO — The NCAA agreed on Tuesday to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college sports’ governing body touted as a major step forward but that critics say doesn’t go nearly far enough. The deal, filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago, ...
By Michael Tarm, The Associated Press FULL STORY
Alameda County approves A’s lease extension
OAKLAND — The Alameda County Board of Supervisors has voted to approve a 10-year lease extension to keep the Athletics in Oakland. The board on Tuesday approved recent changes to the agreement between local officials and A’s owner Lew Wolff. The deal already had been approved by the Oakland Cit...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
ESPN suspends Smith for comments on abuse
NEW YORK — ESPN has suspended outspoken sportscaster Stephen A. Smith for a week because of his comments about domestic abuse suggesting women should make sure that they don’t do anything to provoke an attack. Smith’s commentary occurred during a discussion on ESPN2’s “First Take” last ...
By David Bauder The Associated Press FULL STORY
NASCAR suspends Hamlin crew chief Grubb 6 races
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR suspended Denny Hamlin’s crew chief and car chief on Tuesday for six races because the Joe Gibbs Racing entry failed inspection following his third-place finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Darian Grubb and Wesley Sherrill were both suspended through the Sept. 6 rac...
By Jenna Fryer The Associated Press FULL STORY
NASCAR Sprint Cup Points Leaders
Through July 27 1. Jeff Gordon, 717. 2. Dale Earnhardt Jr., 693. 3. Brad Keselowski, 666. 4. Matt Kenseth, 661. 5. Jimmie Johnson, 628. 6. Kyle Busch, 609. 7. Ryan Newman, 606. 8. Carl Edwards, 603. 9. Joey Logano, 591. 10. Clint Bowyer, 577. 11. Kevin Harvick, 565. 12. Kyle Larson, 56...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Player gets nearly $1M in Offerman bat attack case
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A minor league baseball player hit by former major leaguer Jose Offerman in a 2007 baseball bat attack won nearly $1 million in a lawsuit on Tuesday, an attorney said. A jury awarded $940,000 to former Bridgeport Bluefish catcher Johnathan Nathans, who had sought $4.8 million...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
America’s Cup challengers say they’ll support venue choice
SAN DIEGO — Like a tide rushing into a harbor, America’s Cup challengers are now saying they will support whichever venue is chosen by defending champion Oracle Team USA for the 2017 regatta. That was among six points made in a joint release following a meeting of four European syndicates and O...
By Bernie Wilson The Associated Press FULL STORY
No joke: Kings’ Cousins hopes for Team USA shot
LAS VEGAS — DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis have been joking with one another during the U.S. basketball team’s first two days of practice, about which big man is better. But with the Americans in desperate need of big men, with the absences of Kevin Love, LaMarcus Aldridge and Blake Griffin...
By W.G. Ramirez, The Associated Press FULL STORY
Vin Scully to return for 66th season in LA in 2015
LOS ANGELES — Vin Scully is staying in the booth for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The 86-year-old Hall of Fame announcer will return for his record 66th season with the team in 2015. The announcement was made by in Korean, Spanish and English by players Hyun-Jin Ryu, Yasiel Puig and Justin Turner on ...
By Beth Harris The Associated Press FULL STORY

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Area expands for West Nile fogging in San Mateo tonight
San Mateo County mosquito officials will once again fog in San Mateo Wednesday night after more mosq..
House approves VA health care overhaul
WASHINGTON — The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to refurbish the Veterans..
Probe exposes flaws behind rollout
WASHINGTON — Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the computer woes t..
A more vigorous U.S. economy appears to be emerging
WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy has rebounded with vigor from a grim start to 2014 and should show r..
Shelling of UN school kills 15 as Gaza war rages
JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip — Israeli tank shells slammed into a crowded U.N. school shelter..
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