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Stanford Girls Water Polo Club opens Junior Olympics today
The Stanford Girls Water Polo Club is gearing up for the National Junior Olympics — spanning 34 pools around the Peninsula — beginning with Thursday’s opener at Serra’s Aquatics Center at noon. The Stanford Club 18-and-under A-team includes several San Mateo County standouts, including rece...
By Terry Bernal Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Giants finally catch a break
SAN FRANCISCO — Jean Machi and the San Francisco Giants ended their six-game losing streak in the most wacky way. They don’t care how it happened, any break is welcome these days. A timely, heads-up glance by Machi helped San Francisco take advantage of a huge baserunning blunder by Pittsburgh,...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Hammel fails again for Athletics in loss to Astros
HOUSTON — In the first inning against Houston, Jason Hammel picked up right where he left off since coming to the Oakland Athletics. That was not good. Hammel gave up six runs in the first, struggling with his command and Oakland lost 8-1 to the Astros on Wednesday. The Athletics are searching ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Too many holes for Giants to plug at trade deadline
A week ago, the San Francisco Giants were returning home following a 5-2 road trip. Apparently they forgot to pack their offense as they returned to AT&T Park and promptly lost five in a row — three to the Dodgers and the first two games of the Pirates series. The Giants saved some dignity by wi...
By Nathan Mollat Daily Journal FULL STORY
Farm report: Tuivailala earns first career win
Sam Tuivailala earns first win It’s taken Sam Tuivailala three years, but with his 75th career appearance Tuesday night, the St. Louis Cardinals prospect earned his first professional win. Pitching for Cardinals Double-A affiliate Springfield, Tuivailala entered in the seventh inning amid a 2-...
By Terry Bernal Daily Journal FULL STORY
Serena Williams wins in her return
STANFORD — Serena Williams looked healthy and played sharp in her first tournament since defaulting during a doubles match with sister Venus at Wimbledon. The top-ranked player stopped worrying and started having fun again, beating Karolina Pliskova 7-5, 6-2 in a second round match at the Bank of...
By Rick Eymer The Associated Press FULL STORY
Jeter gets presidential farewell in Texas
ARLINGTON, Texas — Derek Jeter got a surprise presidential farewell before playing his final game in Texas, when former President George W. Bush took part in a pregame ceremony Wednesday night. Retired Rangers All-Stars Michael Young and Ivan Rodriguez first presented Jeter a pair of cowboy boots...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Riley speaks out, insists Heat will be competitive
MIAMI — One of the last things Miami Heat President Pat Riley told LeBron James before free agency began this summer was that he would be selling potential players on the notion of playing alongside a four-time NBA MVP. And James never made him think otherwise, Riley said — until roughly the sa...
By Tim Reynolds, The Associated Press FULL STORY
Pipe break that flooded UCLA dumps 20M gallons
LOS ANGELES — The rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of California, Los Angeles, into a mucky mess points to the risks and expense many cities face with miles of water lines installed generations ago. ...
By Brian Melley and Michael R. Blood, The Associated Press FULL STORY
Lloyd really gets into watching film
SANTA CLARA — San Francisco wide receiver Anquan Boldin laughs — a big, hearty guffaw — and shakes his head. When asked about Brandon Lloyd, Boldin said no one could accurately mimic what the once and present 49ers receiver does while watching film. Lloyd’s unique approach to watching fil...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Raiders owner confirms talks with San Antonio
OAKLAND — Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis confirmed he has met with San Antonio officials but declined to disclose whether he has any interest in relocating the franchise to Texas. “Former San Antonio mayor Henry Cisneros is a friend, and Henry suggested I take the opportunity to meet with so...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Stanford’s Montgomery still rehabbing shoulder
SANTA CLARA — Stanford receiver and All-America kick returner Ty Montgomery said he’s in the final stages of his rehabilitation from right shoulder surgery and hopes to play in the opener against UC Davis on Aug. 30. Montgomery said Wednesday he played through the shoulder injury part of last s...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
College sports shows dip in gender hiring
ORLANDO, Fla. — A report released Wednesday on the NCAA and its member schools shows fewer women holding jobs in college sports and only a small improvement in racial diversity. The report, released Wednesday by The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport, gave college sports a B grade for r...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Lepchenko upsets second-seeded Radwanska at Bank of the West
STANFORD — Varvara Lepchenko beat second-seeded Angieszka Radwanska 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 on Wednesday in the Bank of the West Classic to advance to the quarterfinals. Lepchenko beat the fifth-ranked Radwanska for the first time in six meetings, edging a top-10 player for only the third time in 24 matche...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Tony Gwynn Day declared under acting governor
SACRAMENTO — A San Diego lawmaker who briefly filled in as governor declared Tony Gwynn Day in honor of the late Padres baseball player. Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins proclaimed Wednesday as a day to remember the Hall of Famer who spent his entire career with the Padres. Gwynn had 3,141 hits in 2...
The Associated Press FULL STORY

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