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Luke Cruz crowned first CCS heavyweight champ in South City history
SAN JOSE — “Ooh” what a night. The “oohs” echoed from the rafters of Independence High School like something out of WrestleMania. Some were oohing “Luke” while others oohed “Cruz.” Either way, Luke Cruz’s name culminated in South City boys’ wrestling history Saturday as the ...
By Terry Bernal Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
El Camino bound for CCS boys' soccer semifinals for first time since 1970
Happy birthday, Ken Anderson. With the El Camino boys’ soccer head coach turning “the big 5-0” on Monday, his Colts gave him an early birthday present by marching into the record books. With their 3-0 victory at home Saturday over Del Mar in the Central Coast Section Division II boys’ socce...
By Terry Bernal Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Lady Bears stun undefeated Paly in CCS Open Division girls' soccer quarterfinals
PALO ALTO — It was only the first round of the Central Coast Section Open Division soccer playoffs, but when the final whistle sounded Saturday afternoon, the Menlo-Atherton girls celebrated as if they won the championship. Why all the excitement? The fourth-seeded Bears, who won the Division I c...
By Nathan Mollat Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
County teams dominate CCS final four for first time ever; HMB matches best postseason push in program history
For the first time in Central Coast Section girls’ basketball history, a final four bracket is composed entirely of four San Mateo County teams. Half Moon Bay finished off the county sweep of the CCS Division IV final four Saturday at Notre Dame-Belmont’s Moore Pavilion with a 41-31 victory ove...
By Terry Bernal Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
CCS boys' basketball: HMB, Menlo, Jefferson advance to semifinals
Top-seed Half Moon Bay (20-7) picked up overall win No. 20 with a 61-44 victory over No. 9 Sacred Heart Prep (12-14) in the Central Coast Section Division IV quarterfinals Saturday at Hartnell College-Salinas. The Cougars now advance to Tuesday’s semis to face No. 5 Santa Cruz at Hartnell at 7:30 ...
Daily Journal Staff Report FULL STORY
Giants improve Cactus League record to 3-0
GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Matt Moore kept it simple in his first spring start for the Giants. Moore struck out three in 1 1/3 innings and the Giants beat the Cincinnati Reds 9-5 on Sunday. “I told Nick (Hundley, his catcher) let’s just go with what’s working and what’s going to get guys out,” ...
By Jack Thompson The Associated Press FULL STORY
Kurt Busch revels in first Daytona 500 crown
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Kurt Busch used a last-lap pass to win the crash-filled Daytona 500 on Sunday in the opening race of Monster Energy’s new role as title sponsor of NASCAR’s top series. It was a redemption for Busch — also sponsored by Monster — as the driver was suspended by NASCAR t...
By Jenna Fryer The Associated Press FULL STORY
No. 8 Stanford women beat Oregon 65-59
EUGENE, Ore. — Eighth-ranked Stanford got a morale boost heading into the Pac-12 tournament. Erica McCall had 16 points and 14 rebounds and the Cardinal rebounded from a loss at No. 10 Oregon State with a 65-59 victory over Oregon on Sunday. Stanford (25-5, 15-3 Pac-12) wrapped up the No. 2 se...
By Anne M. Peterson The Associated Press FULL STORY
Wiese leads Oregon State past California, 71-56
CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon State senior Gabriella Hanson said the Beavers faced uncertainty and were viewed as underdogs coming into the season, since several seniors and two stars graduated from last year’s squad. “To have all these changes happen and then get back to this point, that’s what...
By Kyle Odegard The Associated Press FULL STORY
Nicklaus says Woods’ status is puzzling
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Jack Nicklaus says he was “painting a picture” when he suggested after a practice round with Tiger Woods at the 1996 Masters that Woods had the game to win at least 10 green jackets. He referred to Woods as a “puzzle” on Sunday at the Honda Classic. In an inter...
By Doug Ferguson The Associated Press FULL STORY
Fowler finally makes it easy in Honda Classic victory
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Rickie Fowler didn’t care about pretty. He cared about winning. Staked to a four-shot lead, Fowler hit one putt into a sprinkler hole and a tee shot into the water. But when his lead was cut to one shot, Fowler answered with two big birdie putts to regain control and ...
By Doug Ferguson The Associated Press FULL STORY
Farah says linking him with 'drug misuse' claims upsetting
LONDON — Quadruple Olympic champion Mo Farah maintained Sunday that he has always competed cleanly and never broken anti-doping rules, countering any association with “allegations of drug misuse.” The British middle-distance runner’s statement followed fresh accusations published in the Lon...
By Rob Harris The Associated Press FULL STORY
Injured Milos Raonic withdraws, Sock wins Delray Beach Open
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — Top-seeded Milos Raonic withdrew from the Delray Beach Open final Sunday after injuring his hamstring a day earlier, giving the title to Jack Sock. Raonic slightly tore his right hamstring Saturday night, feeling a sharp pain while chasing down a drop shot in his semifinal vi...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Thiem wins Rio Open on clay for 8th ATP singles title
RIO DE JANEIRO — Dominic Thiem won the Rio Open on his favorite surface of clay Sunday in a tournament victory which he hopes will jump-start his season after a slow start. Thiem claimed his eighth ATP singles title and his sixth on clay with a 7-5, 6-4 victory over Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain. ...
By Stephen Wade The Associated Press FULL STORY
Shiffrin storms to combined World Cup race victory
CRANS MONTANA, Switzerland — A stunning slalom run from Mikaela Shiffrin saw her clinch a first Alpine combined win Sunday to extend her advantage in the overall standings. Shiffrin was seventh after the super-G portion and she knew she could make it up in her favorite discipline. And so it pro...
By Daniella Matar The Associated Press FULL STORY
Jansrud wins men’s super-G title as Fill takes race win
KVITFJELL, Norway — Norwegian Kjetil Jansrud secured the men’s World Cup super-G title on home snow as Peter Fill won Sunday’s race. Italian skier Fill won by 0.1 seconds from Austrian Hannes Reichelt, with third place going to Canadian Erik Guay, 0.23 seconds off the lead. Reigning Olympic ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY

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