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Stars align for Hillsdale; Three San Mateo County baseball teams also playing for CCS titles
Alumni of the Hillsdale softball program are a who’s who of Peninsula players. From Maureen Brady in the late 1980s to the more recent vintage of college-caliber players, including Jordan Richwood in the mid-2000s. The previous two seasons, the Knights had a bushel of players who went on to play i...
By Nathan Mollat, Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Three claim CCS track and field titles; baker’s dozen qualify for state
The Serra 4x400 relay team completely reversed its fortune at the Central Coast Section track and field championships Friday night at Gilroy High School. The Padre quartet went from worst to first to win the CCS 400 relay championship. The team of Brendon Carbullido, Tyler Mak, Anthony Ovalle and S...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Green not bothered by another Finals rematch
OAKLAND — Draymond Green just doesn’t see the logic: How could three straight NBA Finals between Golden State and Cleveland possibly be boring? Even if the NBA’s top two teams have steamrolled their way right to the place everybody figured they’d be when the season started all those months ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Now a Warriors’ All-star, Durant was once second choice
Truth be told, Golden State’s former coach wasn’t sure the Warriors needed Kevin Durant. The Warriors were already small-ball sensations, capable of piling up the points with their daring drives and sizzling shooting. So rather than add another scorer, Don Nelson figured Golden State might be b...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Two runs too much for Giants to overcome
SAN FRANCISCO — Jaime Garcia pitched 6 2/3 innings and drove in the first run of the game with an RBI single in the seventh inning to lead the Atlanta Braves to a 2-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Friday night. Garcia (2-3) did just about everything to get the Braves off to a good star...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Kelly to work ESPN football
Chip Kelly is getting back into the college football business, this time without a headset. The former Oregon coach is joining ESPN as a studio analyst next season. ESPN announced Friday it has signed him to a multiyear deal. Kelly will primarily be part of Saturday pregame, halftime and wrap-up ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Grand Junction a junior-college baseball mecca
A few years before Bryce Harper was hammering home runs at big league ballparks, the slugger had dreams of bashing baseballs in western Colorado. Getting to Grand Junction means you’ve made it to the JUCO World Series. And for every junior college player, that has been the dream destination since...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Spieth avoids Colonial cut scare, has shot to defend title
FORT WORTH, Texas — Jordan Spieth normally doesn’t concern himself with the cut line in the middle of a round. Unless the Dallas native is in danger of staying home on consecutive weekends in what amount to his hometown events. Spieth recovered from a bad start by going 5 under over his final ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
A’s open trip with win over Yankees
NEW YORK — Masahiro Tanaka struck out a career-high 13 to rebound from the worst stretch of his major league career but wound up a hard-luck loser when reliever Tyler Clippard’s wild pickoff throw sparked a go-ahead, two-run eighth inning in the Oakland Athletics’ 4-1 win over the New York Yan...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Oakland’s Graveman, Hahn likely headed to disabled list
NEW YORK — Oakland pitcher Kendall Graveman was scratched from his start at Yankee Stadium on Friday night and likely is headed to the disabled list along with fellow Athletics right-hander Jesse Hahn. Manager Bob Melvin said both have ailing shoulders — further injuries to add to a long list o...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Judge tosses suit against NFL over cheerleader wages
SAN FRANCISCO — A lawsuit accusing the NFL and team owners of conspiring to suppress wages for cheerleaders lacks evidence to support that claim, a federal judge said. U.S. District Judge William Alsup dismissed the lawsuit by a former San Francisco 49ers cheerleader. The lawsuit sought class act...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
UCLA freshman throws 232 pitches, gets 4-hour softball win
LOS ANGELES — UCLA pitcher Rachel Garcia went the distance, and it was a really long road to the finish. Garcia threw 232 pitches in 11 innings for the complete-game win in the Bruins’ 8-7 victory against Mississippi in the opener of the NCAA softball super regionals. Garcia struck out 12 and ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
D’oh? No! Homer and ’The Simpsons’ team earn Hall tribute
Steve Sax won two World Series rings, was a five-time All-Star and got nearly 2,000 hits in the big leagues. Yet to many fans, it’s those half-dozen lines he uttered to a bunch of yellow cartoon characters a long time ago that really made him famous. “I get asked as much about being on ‘The ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming to skip Belmont Stakes
NEW YORK — Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming will skip the Belmont Stakes next month after finishing eighth in the Preakness. Trainer Todd Pletcher says the 3-year-old colt will be pointed toward either the $600,000 Jim Dandy at Saratoga on July 29 or the $1 million Haskell Invitational at Mo...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
What's on tap
SATURDAY Baseball CCS finals Open Division No. 15 Serra (17-13) vs. No. 13 Valley Christian (21-11-1) at Municipal Stadium, 7 p.m. Division II No. 8 Burlingame vs. No. 11 Menlo School (18-10-1) at Municipal Stadium, 1 p.m. Softball Division II No. 3 Hillsdale (19-11) vs. No....

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