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P-Town falls in slugfest in second round of state tourney
LARKSPUR — With the Pacifica American 9-10 All-Stars having yet to face a losers’ bracket through three tiers of the postseason, it was going to take a serious effort to put them there. Tri-City produced that effort, though it took everything the Rocklin-based squad could muster to do so in the...
By Terry Bernal Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Froome wins third Tour de France title
PARIS — After the beer and champagne celebrations, Chris Froome delivered a sobering and emotional message from the Tour de France winner’s podium on the Champs-Elysees. Ten days after the Bastille Day truck attack in Nice that killed 84 people, Froome — a Kenyan-born British rider who often ...
By Andrew Dampf The Associated Press FULL STORY
Giants cap 1-7 road trip with loss in Bronx
NEW YORK — The Giants headed into the All-Star break a major league-best 57-33. They started the second half by skidding on a 1-7 trip to San Diego, Boston and New York that culminated in a 5-2 loss Sunday to the Yankees. “I’m very excited about to get home,” Jeff Samardzija said after dro...
By Ronald Blum The Associated Press FULL STORY
Hahn handcuffs Rays in return to big leagues
OAKLAND — With a little more playing time these past few days, Athletics slugger Billy Butler is finally getting comfortable at the plate — even in a rare appearance against a right-hander. It might not be enough to get him out of a part-time role in Oakland. Still, it’s a step in the right d...
By Michael Wagaman The Associated Press FULL STORY
Griffey, Piazza enshrined in Cooperstown
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Staring out at their families and tens of thousands of fans who hung on every word, Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza were inducted Sunday into the Baseball Hall of Fame in a ceremony tinged with tears all around. “I stand up here humbled and overwhelmed,” Griffey said. “I...
By John Kekis The Associated Press FULL STORY
White Sox suspend Chris Sale for five days
CHICAGO — The Chicago White Sox suspended ace Chris Sale five days without pay for destroying collared throwback uniforms the team was scheduled to wear. The White Sox announced the punishment on Sunday after Sale was scratched from his scheduled start and sent home the previous night. The suspe...
By Andrew Seligman The Associated Press FULL STORY
Venus falls to Johanna Konta at Stanford
STANFORD — As Johanna Konta pounded the ball from every spot on the court Sunday and rarely missed, there were moments Venus Williams could do little more than applaud her opponent’s stellar day as winners whipped down the line and drop shots fell perfectly. With a crowd of 2,268 largely rooti...
By Janie McCauley The Associated Press FULL STORY
Serena drops out of Rogers Cup due to shoulder injury
MONTREAL — Serena Williams has pulled out of the Rogers Cup because of shoulder inflammation. The three-time Rogers Cup champion was seeded first in the hard-court tournament and was set to have a bye in the first round. “Due to inflammation in my shoulder, I unfortunately must withdraw from t...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Ex-NFL coach Dennis Green dies at 67
MINNEAPOLIS — Dennis Green, the trailblazing coach who led a Minnesota Vikings renaissance in the 1990s before a less successful run with the Arizona Cardinals, has died. He was 67. Green’s family posted a message Friday on the Cardinals website’ announcing the death. “His family was by ...
By Jon Krawczynski The Associated Press FULL STORY
Some Russians can compete in Rio
LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Olympic leaders stopped short Sunday of imposing a complete ban on Russia from the Rio de Janeiro Games, leaving individual global sports federations to decide which athletes should be cleared to compete. The decision, announced after a three-hour meeting of the Internatio...
By Graham Dunbar and Stephen Wilson The Associated Press FULL STORY
Kyle Busch earns sweep with Brickyard win
INDIANAPOLIS — Kyle Busch heard all about the potential to pull off a historic sweep at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. On Sunday, he accomplished the feat. Busch led a record 149 of 170 laps and beat teammate Matt Kenseth to the finish line in a second overtime to win his second straight Brickyar...
By Michael Marot The Associated Press FULL STORY
Mark Mulder defends celebrity golf title
STATELINE, Nev. — Mark Mulder rallied Sunday at Edgewood Tahoe to successfully defend his title in the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament. The former pitcher birdied seven of his first 13 holes and finished with a 29-point round for a five-point victory over Mardy Fish in the...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Warriors stars present and future lead U.S. basketball's rout over China
LOS ANGELES — Kevin Durant scored 19 points, Klay Thompson added 17 and the U.S. basketball team rolled to a second straight blowout exhibition victory, 106-57 over China on Sunday night. DeMar DeRozan scored 13 points in his hometown, and DeMarcus Cousins had 12 points and seven rebounds in anot...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Cowboys bus involved in fatal crash in Arizona
PHOENIX — A bus carrying Dallas Cowboys staffers but no players and a van collided Sunday on an Arizona highway, killing four people in the van, authorities said. The bus occupants emerged uninjured from the crash, Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman Quentin Mehr said. “All on the bu...
By Terry Tang The Associated Press FULL STORY

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