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Athlete of the Week: Carlmont's Jamie Madigan
Carlmont head coach Jim Liggett has won a state-record 1,008 games in his illustrious career. And even he had never witnessed a comeback like the one the Scots enjoyed Saturday. With Carlmont falling behind 9-0 to Los Gatos after two innings of play in the Central Coast Section Division I softball ...
By Terry Bernal Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Smallest bracket ain’t no pushover
While the Central Coast Section Division I softball tournament gets most of the attention with the biggest “name” teams, whichever team wins the CCS Division III softball title will have had one of the toughest roads to the championship of any team, in any division. When the tournament started,...
By Nathan Mollat Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Honor roll: The week's best performances by San Mateo County prep stars
Thomas McCarthy, Serra baseball. One of just two juniors in the Padres lineup in the CCS Open Division opener, McCarthy caught a staff shutout thrown by starting pitcher John Besse (four innings) and reliever Nick Von Tobel (three innings) in a 6-0 win over San Lorenzo Valley. And while Serra droppe...
Daily Journal Staff Report FULL STORY
Draymond Green avoids suspension
NEW YORK — Draymond Green was fined $25,000 but not suspended by the NBA on Monday for kicking Oklahoma City center Steven Adams in the groin. The league also upgraded the foul to a flagrant 2, which would have resulted in an automatic ejection had officials given it that ruling when it happened....
By Brian Mahoney The ASsociated Press FULL STORY
Draymond, Westbrook swap barbs over fouls, kicks
OKLAHOMA CITY — Draymond Green knows who is responsible for his kick to the groin of Thunder center Steven Adams: Russell Westbrook and the rest of the NBA stars who get to the foul line with a whole lot of salesmanship. Green’s kick felled the 7-foot, 255-pound Adams during the second quarter ...
By Cliff Brunt The Associated Press FULL STORY
Green’s history may have helped him
MIAMI — Draymond Green has a history, and in this case it seems to have been helpful. He’s a kicker. Only a minute before the overly excitable Golden State forward kicked Oklahoma City’s Steven Adams in the midsection during Game 3 of the Western Conference finals on Sunday night, his leg fl...
By Tim Reynolds The Associated Press FULL STORY
Pence’s bloop double in 9th lifts Giants past Padres 1-0
SAN FRANCISCO — Hunter Pence shook off the nagging pain in his tender right hamstring long enough to hit a fly ball to short right field that even some of his Giants teammates thought would be caught. With San Diego’s Matt Kemp playing deep to prevent extra bases, they were wrong. Brandon Belt...
By Michael Wagaman The Associated Press FULL STORY
Hill’s shutout ends A’s 5-game skid
SEATTLE — Rich Hill pitched eight innings to win his fourth straight start, Stephen Vogt hit a leadoff homer in the seventh inning to snap a scoreless tie and the A’s beat the Seattle Mariners 5-0 Monday night to end a four-game skid. Taijuan Walker (2-4) held Oakland to two hits through six ...
By Jim Hoehn The Associated Press FULL STORY
Raptors even series with Cavs
TORONTO — A series that once looked lopsided is now even. Kyle Lowry scored 35 points, including a driving layup in the final minute, and DeMar DeRozan had 32 as the Toronto Raptors evened the Eastern Conference Finals by beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 105-99 in Game 4 on Monday night. DeMarre ...
By Ian Harrison The Associated Press FULL STORY
Wawrinka can chuckle after avoiding historic loss in Paris
PARIS — So, Stan Wawrinka was asked, were you aware that in the long history of the French Open, no defending champion ever had lost in the first round? “No,” Wawrinka replied quickly, his arms crossed, the hint of a smirk on his scruffy face. After waiting a comedic beat, he added with a chu...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
NFL sought to influence study on brain injuries
WASHINGTON — National Football League officials improperly sought to influence a government study on the link between football and brain disease, according to a senior House Democrat in a report issued Monday. New Jersey Rep. Frank Pallone says the league tried to strong-arm the National Institut...
By Andrew Taylor The Associated Press FULL STORY
Man United fires manager Van Gaal
MANCHESTER, England — Replacing Alex Ferguson is proving harder than Manchester United could ever have imagined. United is looking for its third manager since Ferguson’s trophy-laden 26-year dynasty ended in 2013 after firing Louis van Gaal on Monday following months of uncertainty around his p...
By Steve Douglas The Associated Press FULL STORY
FIFA fires finance director Kattner over bonus payments
GENEVA — FIFA has fired its finance director of the past 13 years, removing another fixture of the Sepp Blatter presidential era in another round of revelations about irregular million-dollar payments. Markus Kattner’s exit on Monday came after he spent several months in his highest profile rol...
By Graham Dunbar The Associated Press FULL STORY
Darvish in line Saturday for 1st Rangers start since surgery
ARLINGTON, Texas — Yu Darvish is in line to make his first start Saturday for the Texas Rangers in nearly 22 months, and since having Tommy John surgery. Darvish is expected to start for the Rangers in Saturday night’s home game against Pittsburgh after five rehab outings this month. Manager...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Chile breaks world record for most soccer players in a match
SANTIAGO, Chile — Chile has broken the world record for the most participants in a soccer match. The mark was achieved Sunday night after a match that featured 2,357 people who took turns to keep the ball rolling during more than 120 hours. The score? A close 505-504. The record was recorded by...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Nevada’s shot-blocking frosh Oliver pulls out of NBA draft
RENO, Nev. — Nevada forward Cameron Oliver has pulled out of the NBA draft and plans to be back with the Wolf Pack for his sophomore season. The 6-foot-8 Oliver averaged 13.4 points, 9.1 rebounds and 2.6 blocked shots per game as a freshman. His 99 blocks set a Nevada season-record and were the m...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Hinchcliffe, Schmidt find perfect spot for 100th Indy 500
INDIANAPOLIS — All James Hinchcliffe wanted this week was a good car. Turns out, he’ll have the best view in this year’s Indianapolis 500 field. The Canadian driver, who started second in the race in 2012 and 2014, edged out American Josef Newgarden on the final qualifying attempt of the wee...
By Michael Marot The Associated Press FULL STORY
What's on tap
TUESDAY Baseball CCS semifinals Division II No. 15 Capuchino (16-14) vs. No. 3 Menlo School (22-7), 4 p.m. At San Jose Muni Softball CCS semifinals Division I No. 3 Carlmont (24-3) vs. No. 2 Homestead (20-6), 7 p.m. At PAL Stadium-San Jose WEDNESDAY Baseball CCS semifinals Open Divisio...

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