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M-A's Matt McGarry eyes USA Baseball
From his hotel room in Goodyear, Arizona, Matt McGarry contemplates the busy summer baseball schedule he has endured — and hopes it will get even busier. Since wrapping up his junior season at Menlo-Atherton, McGarry has been living the dream of the high school baseball player. He is currently on...
By Terry Bernal Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
District 52 is on a roll
District 52 Little League is on a roll. The district that encompasses 14 Little League organizations in San Mateo County is one win away from sending a team to the West Regional in San Bernardino for the second straight year — one step away from the Little League World Series, which is comprised o...
By Nathan Mollat Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Post 82 celebrates marathon title win in San Bruno
Wild and crazy games are familiar territory for San Mateo American Legion Post 82. Tuesday night’s 11-inning, 8-6 win over Palo Alto to capture the American Legion Area 2 championship may not be the craziest game Post 82 has played in recent years. But it may have been the most wildly celebrated....
By Terry Bernal Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Hunter Pence swings Giants to third straight win
PHILADELPHIA — There are no secrets to Hunter Pence’s approach to hitting in crucial situations. His simple strategy worked again. Pence drove in all of San Francisco’s runs with a double in the ninth and Madison Bumgarner pitched eight scoreless innings to lead the Giants to a 3-1 victory ov...
By Aaron Bracy The Associated Press FULL STORY
Cespedes’ two home runs carry A’s past Astros
OAKLAND — Yoenis Cespedes homered twice and tied a career high with five RBIs before leaving with an apparent right thumb injury, and the Oakland Athletics held off the Houston Astros 9-7 on Wednesday night. The two-time reigning Home Run Derby champion hit a three-run drive in the second inning ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Pirates jump on Haren early, top Dodgers 6-1
PITTSBURGH — Josh Harrison had two hits with two RBIs and the Pittsburgh Pirates jumped on Dan Haren early in a 6-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night. Harrison’s two-run double down the left field line capped a four-run outburst in the first against Haren (8-8). Pittsburgh has...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Bartolo Colon comes within 7 outs of perfecto as Mets down Mariners
SEATTLE — Bartolo Colon watched the line drive fall into the outfield grass and applauded. It was all Colon could do after his attempt to toss the first perfect game in New York Mets history was thwarted. Colon came within seven outs of a perfect game on Wednesday afternoon, before giving up a t...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Padres’ CF Cameron Maybin tests positive for amphetamine
CHICAGO — San Diego Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin was suspended 25 games by Major League Baseball on Wednesday for testing positive for an amphetamine. Maybin said in a statement released by the Major League Baseball Players Association the failed test was the result of a change in the medicat...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Vernon Davis arrives at 49ers training camp
SANTA CLARA — For anyone figuring Vernon Davis has some catching up to do during training camp, quarterback Colin Kaepernick has no concerns. The star tight end joined the San Francisco 49ers on Wednesday after sitting out the offseason program and mandatory minicamp hoping for a new contract. ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Raiders start to arrive for start of camp
NAPA — Shortly after checking in a day before the Oakland Raiders begin training camp, Charles Woodson packed his family into a white SUV for a quick afternoon drive. It was a vastly different picture from 2004 when Woodson scoffed at the idea of showing up early for the preseason workouts. Ten ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Oregon is Pac-12 favorite after Mariota’s return
LOS ANGELES — Oregon coach Mark Helfrich and Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott both used the league’s opening media day to praise Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota for staying in school. The rest of the Pac-12 isn’t quite as excited about Mariota’s return, but he’s just one reason why the Du...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Timberwolves weighing options with Kevin Love
MINNEAPOLIS — The summer of LeBron has quickly turned into the summer of Love. When it ends is anybody’s guess. The Minnesota Timberwolves are weighing their options when it comes to trading All-Star Kevin Love, with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls both trying to land the versatile f...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
San Jose Earthquakes ease past Chicago Fire 5-1
SANTA CLARA — Yannick Djalo scored a goal and added three assists to lead the San Jose Earthquakes to a 5-1 win over the Chicago Fire on Wednesday night. San Jose (5-8-5) ended a five-game winless streak in which it scored two goals. Chicago (3-5-11) had allowed just three goals in four games. T...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Angel Yin advances in US Girls’ Junior
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Qualifying medalist Angel Yin won her first-round match Wednesday in the U.S. Girls’ Junior, beating Julie Luo 4 and 2 at Forest Highlands. The 15-year-old Yin, from Arcadia, California, birdied the par-5 14th for a 2-up lead and won the par-4 15th and 16th with pars to finis...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Walsh-Jennings, Ross win opening matches
LONG BEACH — Top-seeded Kerri Walsh-Jennings and April Ross won their opening two matches Wednesday in the ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball to advance to the final round of pool play. Playing for the U.S. in the international tournament, Walsh-Jennings and Ross beat Sweden’s Nina Gravende...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Trainer Art Sherman to receive Pincay Award
DEL MAR — Kentucky Derby and Preakness-winning trainer Art Sherman will receive the Laffit Pincay Jr. award on July 27 at Del Mar. The award has been given annually for the past 10 years to those who have served horse racing with integrity, dedication, determination and distinction. It will be pr...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Rafal Majka wins Tour de France’s 17th stage
PLA D’ADET, France — On the last of four Pyrenees ascents, Rafal Majka winked at a French TV camera and tugged playfully at a motorcycle’s antenna. Even this late in the Tour de France, the Polish rider made winning look easy as he took Stage 17 on Wednesday. For Vincenzo Nibali, the second ...
By Jamey Keaten The Associated Press FULL STORY
Tour de France Stages-Winners
July 5 — First Stage: Leeds to Harrogate, England, flat (190.5km-118.3 miles) (Stage: Marcel Kittel, Germany; Yellow Jersey: Kittel) July 6 — Second Stage: York to Sheffield, England, hilly (201-124.8) (Vincenzo Nibali, Italy; Nibali) July 7 — Third Stage: Cambridge to London, flat (155-96.3...
The Associated Press FULL STORY

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