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Menlo hoping pieces can jell
The secret to the success of the Menlo School football team is not having a Division I caliber quarterback year in and year out, rather, it’s the sum total of all their pieces. The Knights usually feature a number of quick and shifty football players at the skills positions in coach Mark Newt...
By Nathan Mollat Daily Journal FULL STORY
New-look Bears eye CCS spot
Menlo-Atherton football has proven to be a perennial playoff power under fifth-year head coach Sione Taufoou. The Bears have advanced to the postseason in each of their previous four years. Taufoou, however, is still looking to cement his legacy. He has gotten close to bringing Menlo-Atherton its ...
By Terry Bernal Daily Journal FULL STORY
Skyline men's soccer opens season with draw
Skyline College men’s soccer managed just one shot on goal in its season opener Friday, but that is all the Trojans needed on a windy San Bruno afternoon to force a 1-1 tie with Delta College. After Delta got on the board early, Skyline answered in the second half. Trojans forward Joao Costa rece...
By Terry Bernal Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Posey’s 5-hit night brews the Crew
SAN FRANCISCO — Buster Posey went 5 for 5 and drove in three runs in just six innings, then was pulled early as the San Francisco Giants routed the Milwaukee Brewers 13-2 on Friday night for their fourth straight win. Posey had a triple in his second career five-hit game. The star catcher is batt...
By Janie McCauley The Associated Press FULL STORY
A’s bats silenced again
ANAHEIM — Jered Weaver outpitched Jon Lester, Albert Pujols hit his 516th career homer and the Los Angeles Angels beat Oakland 4-0 Friday night, extend their AL West lead over the A’s to three games. A night after the Angels edged the Athletics 4-3 in 10 innings, they won with pitching and powe...
By Joe Resnick The Associated Press FULL STORY
NFL suspends 49ers’ Smith for nine games
SANTA CLARA — San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has been suspended for nine games by the NFL after a series of off-field legal issues. A statement Friday from the league said Smith had violated the NFL's substance abuse and personal conduct policies. Smith won't be eligible to return ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
After eventful offseason, Northwestern meets Cal
EVANSTON, Ill. — Northwestern hopes the headlines will finally focus on victories. The Wildcats enter the season hoping to capture attention for their play rather than their leading role in the college unionization debate, and it starts with Saturday's opener against California. “I think ever...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Raiders face decisions at QB heading into opener
ALAMEDA — Coach Dennis Allen says he expects to know who will start at quarterback for the Oakland Raiders when the team returns to practice Monday. A sore elbow for Matt Schaub and a strong finish to the preseason by rookie Derek Carr have injected some doubt into what had seemed to be a resolve...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
No. 11 Stanford set to open versus UC Davis
STANFORD — David Shaw was an assistant on the Baltimore Ravens in the fall of 2005 when he heard about the most unlikely upset: UC Davis 20, Stanford 17. “I just remember I had a pit in my stomach as an alum,” Shaw said. The Cardinal have come so far since that stunning loss to a lower-tier ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Sara Errani outlasts Venus Williams at U.S. Open
NEW YORK — Sara Errani wagged her finger and cupped her hand to her ear for the U.S. Open fans who tried to will Venus Williams to victory. Two points from defeat, the diminutive Italian rallied to force a third-set tiebreaker and outlasted Williams in a match that was both lopsided and tight. ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Betts’ slam, Nava’s three hits pace Sox
Mookie Betts put his first grand slam as his top rookie season highlight so far. Betts hit Boston’s fourth slam of the year, Anthony Ranaudo pitched six effective innings and the Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-4 Friday night. After Yoenis Cespedes drove in his second run of the game with a do...
The Associated Press FULL STORY

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