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Serra hoops routs Burlingame
The talk surrounding the annual Burlingame-Serra boys’ basketball matchup began at least 10 days before Friday night’s showdown in San Mateo. The general consensus was Serra was too good and Burlingame not good enough and that the game would be a rout. Turns out, they were right. The Padres us...
By Nathan Mollat Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Baers lead Bears to win
Menlo-Atherton’s Naomi Baer wasn’t bragging when she called her girls’ basketball team the queens of Atherton. The senior forward didn’t have to brag. She and her younger sister Ilana Baer let their clutch fourth-quarter play do the talking, as Menlo-Atherton scored a thrilling 50-44 victor...
By Terry Bernal Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Giants acquire 3B Casey McGehee from Marlins
SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Giants acquired third baseman Casey McGehee on Friday night from the Miami Marlins for a pair of right-handed minor league pitchers, finding their replacement for departed slugger Pablo Sandoval. San Francisco announced the trade late Friday. The World Series cha...
By Janie McCauley The Associated Press FULL STORY
Peavy agrees on $24M, 2-year deal with Giants
SAN FRANCISCO — The Giants are keeping a key member of their World Series rotation, bringing back Jake Peavy and one of the Southern boys who thrived on the big October stage alongside ace Madison Bumgarner. The right-hander agreed to a $24 million, two-year contract to stay with the World Series...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Rivers, Chargers face must-win game against 49ers
SANTA CLARA — Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers are competing for their playoff lives with two games to go, slim as those chances might be. Surprisingly, the San Francisco 49ers find themselves playing only to finish on a strong note — not for another deep postseason run they had become ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
American wins Gardena downhill for third time
VAL GARDENA, Italy — With performances like this, Steven Nyman should have no problem regaining his funding from the U.S. Ski Team. He may even find a helmet sponsor, too. Nyman showed off his complete mastery of the Saslong course by winning a World Cup downhill at the classic venue on Friday f...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Phelps pleads guilty to DUI
BALTIMORE — Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps avoided jail time on Friday when a judge placed him on probation for pleading guilty to a drunken driving charge for the second time in 10 years. The punishment came with a warning. “You don’t need a lecture from the court,” Baltimore Di...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Dodgers pass Yankees for largest payroll in baseball
NEW YORK — The Los Angeles Dodgers have ended the New York Yankees’ 15-year streak as Major League Baseball’s biggest spenders and owe more than $26.6 million in luxury tax. The Dodgers finished with a record payroll of $257,283,410, according to final calculations made by Major League Baseba...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Padres to acquire Justin Upton
ATLANTA — Landing another of baseball’s top power hitters, the San Diego Padres acquired Atlanta outfielder Justin Upton on Friday in a trade that sent four prospects to the Braves. The Padres already made two huge trades in recent days to get outfielders, acquiring slugger Matt Kemp from the L...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Padres complete deal for Wil Myers
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Rays, Padres and Nationals have finalized an 11-player trade that sent 2013 AL Rookie of the Year Wil Myers from Tampa Bay to San Diego and outfielder Steven Souza Jr. from Washington to the Rays. The deal was formally announced Friday, two days after the Rays agreed to...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Phillies finalize deal sending Jimmy Rollins to Dodgers
PHILADELPHIA — The Phillies have finalized their trade of Jimmy Rollins, sending the All-Star shortstop and cash to the Los Angeles Dodgers for right-hander Zach Eflin and left-hander Tom Windle. The deal was agreed to last week at the winter meetings and announced Friday, a day after the Dodgers...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Yankees send Prado, Phelps to Marlins for Eovaldi, Jones
NEW YORK — The Yankees have acquired pitcher Nathan Eovaldi, outfielder Garrett Jones and minor league pitcher Domingo German from the Miami Marlins for versatile Martin Prado and pitcher David Phelps. Eovaldi, a right-hander who turns 25 in February, was acquired by the Marlins in July 2012 as p...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Pirates and Corey Hart agree to $2.5M, 1-year deal
PITTSBURGH — First baseman Corey Hart and the Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a $2.5 million, one-year contract. The deal, which includes $2.5 million in performance bonuses, gives the Pirates a right-handed option at first base to join left-handed slugger Pedro Alvarez, who is moving from thir...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Bills in unfamiliar territory in visit to Raiders
OAKLAND — Sammy Watkins has been in Buffalo less than a year and is already tired of all the talk about the Bills’ 14-season playoff drought. “That’s the stigma with Buffalo,” Watkins said. “That’s all you hear. They never talk about the four Super Bowls that they went to. All you hea...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Shea signs with Orlando City Soccer
ORLANDO, Fla. — Former U.S. national team star Brek Shea has signed with the Orlando City Soccer Club. Team officials on Friday described Shea as the last “piece of the puzzle” in putting a team together for the Lions’ inaugural Major League Soccer season next year. Shea previously played ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Two Armstrong associates settle lawsuit with Landis
AUSTIN, Texas — Two of Lance Armstrong’s longtime business partners have agreed to pay the federal government $500,000 to settle a whistleblower lawsuit filed by a former teammate, Floyd Landis. Notice of the agreement with Bill Stapleton, Armstrong’s longtime agent, and Bart Knaggs, one of A...
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