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Athletes of the Week: Carlmont's Sho Takahashi and Lajuan Nelson
The difference in this year’s Carlmont-Sequoia boys’ basketball rivalry was supposed to be the indomitable play of the Cherokees. Unlike last year, when the rivals split the season series and Sequoia went on to a modest fourth-place finish in the Peninsula Athletic League South Division, this y...
By Terry Bernal Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
 
Glimpse of the future?
I’ll be honest: I don’t pay a lot of attention to frosh-soph/junior varsity results. With so many varsity teams to keep track of, it would be nearly impossible to keep up with the JV scene as well. Rare is the time I get much of chance to even see JV teams play. But Friday night was one of thos...
By Nathan Mollat Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Honor roll: The week's best performances by San Mateo County prep stars
Katie Guenin and Diana Morales, Menlo-Atherton girls’ soccer. Just four games into Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division play for M-A, Guenin is already making a strong bid for league MVP honors. She has scored multiple goals in each of M-A’s four league wins, adding four more goals last week, ...
Daily Journal Staff Report FULL STORY
 
Warriors served stunning 105-102 loss in Miami
MIAMI — Dion Waiters went from air ball to game-winner. Waiters made a 3-pointer with 0.6 seconds left to cap his 33-point effort, and the Miami Heat beat Golden State 105-102 on Monday night to end the Warriors’ seven-game winning streak. It was the second straight game in which Waiters tied ...
By Tim Reynolds The Associated Press FULL STORY
Steve Kerr calls some players’ All-Star votes a ‘mockery’
MIAMI — Golden State coach Steve Kerr wishes players had taken their voting for the NBA All-Star Game more seriously, calling it a “mockery” after nearly 300 players in the league wound up on at least one ballot. Players had a say in deciding starters for next month’s game in New Orleans, w...
By Tim Reynolds The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Skyline scoring leader listed as day-to-day
The Skyline men’s basketball team received relatively good news Monday as sophomore guard Justin Gutang was diagnosed with a severe ankle sprain rather than a potential season-ending injury. Gutang departed last Friday’s 91-80 loss to Cañada College when, seven minutes into the game, he landed...
By Terry Bernal Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Giants importing Korean third baseman Hwang
SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Giants were working Monday to finalize a minor league contract with South Korean infielder Jae-gyun Hwang, who could provide some insurance at third base. A person with knowledge of the negotiations said Monday the deal was not yet complete and would include an i...
By Janie McCauley The Associated press FULL STORY
 
Venus Williamsn, 36, makes historic advance into Aussie semifinals
MELBOURNE, Australia — Age appears to be no barrier for Venus Williams. The 36-year-old Williams beat No. 24-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-4, 7-6 (3) on Tuesday, becoming the oldest player to reach the Australian Open women’s semifinals in the Open era. Her 50th career win at Melbourne P...
By John Pye The Associated Press FULL STORY
Sharks win as Patrick Marleau’s four goals overcome Avalanche
DENVER — Patrick Marleau scored four goals in the third period and the San Jose Sharks beat the last-place Colorado Avalanche 5-2 on Monday night for their fifth straight win. Marleau scored in a variety of ways to break open a game tied at 1 heading into the third: He tipped a shot in off the po...
By Pat Graham The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Cal hires Tim DeRuyter as defensive coordinator
BERKELEY — Cal hired former Fresno State coach Tim DeRuyter as defensive coordinator on Justin Wilcox’s new staff. Cal also announced Monday that Marques Tuiasosopo will be the new passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach and Gerald Alexander will be defensive backs coach. DeRuyter is a...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Hull midfielder Ryan Mason able to talk after skull fracture
LONDON — Hull midfielder Ryan Mason has been able to talk about the clash of heads that left him with a fractured skull during a Premier League match at Chelsea. The 25-year-old Englishman underwent surgery after the incident, but Hull said Monday that Mason was in stable condition. “Ryan has ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
NASCAR overhauls playoff format
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR is taking a progressive approach to modernizing its series with a radical new format. It’s complicated and confusing to explain. But the panel that spent the last seven months on this overhaul promised it’s going to be the best thing to happen in NASCAR in a very l...
By Jenna Fryer The Associated Press FULL STORY
Tiger Woods returns to Riviera, where PGA Tour career began
LOS ANGELES — Tiger Woods is roaring into the new year, preparing to play four times in five weeks in his return to the PGA Tour after a 15-month absence. One of his stops includes a return to his hometown tournament in Los Angeles, where he made his first start on the pro tour as a skinny 16-year...
By Beth Harris The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Patriots’ defense ignored critics on the way to Super Bowl
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — There’s a mantra that players quickly come to learn when they play for Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots. It’s placed in different spots in the locker room, it’s on the walls around the team facility, and the coach himself repeats it often: “Do your job.” ...
By Kyle Hightower The Associated Press FULL STORY
Rays trade 2B Forsythe to Dodgers for De Leon, add Tolleson
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Rays have traded a key component of their offense for a young pitcher the budget-minded franchise believes can help it re-emerge as a playoff contender. Second baseman Logan Forsythe was dealt Monday to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Jose De Leon, a 24-year-old r...
By Fred Goodall The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Rangers, James Loney agree to minor league deal
ARLINGTON, Texas — The Texas Rangers and free agent first baseman James Loney have agreed to a minor league contract, a person familiar with the deal said Monday. Loney will join several others vying for time at first base for the Rangers after Mitch Moreland agreed to a deal with Boston and Prin...
By Schuyler Dixon The Associated Press FULL STORY
Clijsters, Roddick joining International Tennis Hall of Fame
MELBOURNE, Australia — Kim Clijsters and Andy Roddick have been elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Clijsters, a Belgian, won four Grand Slam singles titles — the U.S. Open in 2005, 2009 and 2010, and the Australian Open in 2011 — along with two major doubles titles. “I think...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Jazz ownership transferred to trust
SALT LAKE CITY — The ownership of the Utah Jazz and Vivint SmartHome Arena has been transferred from Gail Miller to a legacy trust in a move that ensures the team will remain in the family for generations. Miller and her late husband Larry purchased 50 percent of the franchise in 1985 amid conce...
By Kareem Copeland The Associated Press FULL STORY
Liberty completes F1 takeover; Ecclestone replaced by Carey
Bernie Ecclestone’s reign of Formula One ended after Liberty Media officially completed its takeover of the series on Monday, and named American Chase Carey as the new chief executive. Carey acted quickly by naming former Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn as managing director of motorsports, a m...
By Jerome Pugmire The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
What's on tap
TUESDAY Girls’ soccer King’s Academy at Notre Dame-Belmont, 2:45 p.m.; Notre Dame-SJ at Menlo School, Half Moon Bay at Oceana, San Mateo at El Camino, South City at Westmoor, 3 p.m.; Menlo-Atherton at Capuchino, 3 p.m.; Sacred Heart Prep at Crystal Springs, Summit Prep at Latino College Prep, ...
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