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Serra king of ‘Jungle’
There may be more important games on the schedule for the Serra basketball team, but none are bigger than when St. Ignatius comes to San Mateo for the annual “Jungle Game.” “The ‘Jungle Game’ is a big thing,” said Serra coach Chuck Rapp. “It’s the epicenter of the Serra community. ...
By Nathan Mollat Daily Journal FULL STORY
No plan was in place for 49ers coaching hires
The search for a 49ers offensive coordinator appears to be — finally — coming to an end. Albert Breen of the NFL Network reports current quarterbacks coach Geep Chryst will be promoted to the lead offensive coach position. If Chryst is the man, at least the search will be over, but it still go...
By Nathan Mollat Daily Journal FULL STORY
Williams, Sharapova to meet in Australian Open final
MELBOURNE, Australia — Serena Williams weathered a barrage of big serves and heavy groundstrokes early and needed nine match points before beating Madison Keys 7-6 (5), 6-2 to set up an Australian Open final against second-seeded Maria Sharapova. Top-ranked Williams, bothered by a cold in recent ...
Surprise players often star in Super Bowls
PHOENIX — Almost all football fans know Tom Brady, Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman, Marshawn Lynch and Rob Gronkowski. The New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks wouldn’t be playing in the Super Bowl on Sunday if it weren’t for their superstars. But both teams got here with lesser-known p...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Players set to face renovated TPC Scottsdale
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Tom Weiskopf borrowed a design element from Oakmont when he replaced the left fairway bunker on TPC Scottsdale’s par-4 18th hole. Out of respect for the historic Pennsylvania club’s Church Pews bunker, the course architect refers to the four long, thin strips of raised, tu...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Even with sore back, skier Bode Miller makes U.S. team
The Alpine director of the U.S. Ski Team has a healthy — and extremely confident — Lindsey Vonn for the world championships next week in Beaver Creek, Colorado. One of the best slalom skiers in teenager Mikaela Shiffrin, too. And don’t forget Ted Ligety, who won three titles at the 2013 world...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Head of NCAA enforcement: Academic misconduct on rise
The head of NCAA enforcement says academic misconduct is on the rise in college athletics and his department is currently handling 20 open investigations. Vice president of enforcement Jon Duncan said Wednesday in an interview with The Associated Press the cases involve both prospective and incomin...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
US fades in 3-2 loss at Chile, extends winless streak to 5
Mark Gonzalez scored in the 66th and 75 minutes, rallying Chile to a 3-2 exhibition win over the United States on Wednesday night that sent the Americans to their first five-game winless streak since 2007. The 27th-ranked Americans led 2-1 at halftime on goals by Brek Shea in the sixth minute and J...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Real Madrid's Ronaldo suspended two games for kicking Cordoba player
MADRID — Cristiano Ronaldo has been suspended from Real Madrid’s next two matches after his violent outburst in last weekend’s league game that included kicking an opponent. The federation’s disciplinary committee on Wednesday banned Ronaldo from home games against Real Sociedad on Saturda...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
What's on tap
THURSDAY Girls’ soccer Harker at Menlo School, 2:45 p.m.; Oceana at Jefferson, Sequoia at Westmoor, Capuchino at Mills, Carlmont at Hillsdale, 3 p.m.; Mercy-Burlingame at Crystal Springs, 3:30 p.m.; Sacred Heart Prep at Woodside Priory, 3:30 p.m.; Menlo-Atherton at Burlingame, Aragon at Woodside...

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