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Scots refuse to lose
SAN JOSE — The “comeback kids” label gets bandied around plenty in sports, but this year’s Carlmont softball team features comeback kids of a different ilk. With 41st-year head coach Jim Liggett set to retire at season’s end, the Scots have marched through the Central Coast Section Divisi...
By Terry Bernal, Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Menlo KOs Mustangs
SAN JOSE — It was two years ago when Menlo ended Capuchino’s season in the Central Coast Section playoffs with an unfathomable triple play. In Tuesday’s CCS Division II semifinal at Municipal Stadium, Menlo turned a game-ending double play that was like déjà vu all over again. Backed by a ...
By Terry Bernal, Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Warriors routed again
OKLAHOMA CITY — Suddenly, these Golden State Warriors who have been compared all season to the Chicago Bulls dynasty of the 1990s are on the brink of elimination. Russell Westbrook had 36 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Warriors 118-94 on Tuesday night t...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Sharks one win away from first Stanley Cup finals
SAN JOSE — Patrick Marleau has played more than 1,500 games with the San Jose Sharks since joining the NHL as an 18-year-old draft pick but never one quite like the next one. All those past playoff disappointments that have seemed to define the career of players like Marleau and Joe Thornton coul...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Stanford women win the NCAA tennis championship
TULSA, Okla. — Stanford’s Taylor Davidson fought off a match point for 3-6, 7-5, 7-5 victory over Oklahoma State’s Vladica Babic that gave the Cardinal a 4-3 win and their 18th NCAA women’s tennis championship on Tuesday. Babic won the first set 6-3 and had match point at 5-4 in the second,...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Parker’s bomb highlights Giants’ win
SAN FRANCISCO — Brandon Crawford drove in four runs and Jarrett Parker homered to lead Jeff Samardzija and the streaking San Francisco Giants past the San Diego Padres 8-2 on Tuesday night. Buster Posey and Denard Span each knocked in a run for the Giants, who have won four straight and 12 of 13....
The Associated Press FULL STORY
A’s let lead get away, fall to Mariners
SEATTLE — Leonys Martin hit a game-ending, two-run homer in the ninth inning to give the Seattle Mariners a 6-5 comeback victory over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night. Seattle trailed 5-2 after seven innings but got a two-run homer from Robinson Cano in the eighth. Oakland closer Ryan Mads...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Davis likes what he’s seeing in Las Vegas
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis says the team has begun conducting market research studies to gather information about a potential move to Las Vegas. Davis said Tuesday at the NFL owners meetings that the initial reports have come back “positive” about the feasibility of s...
Atlanta, Miami, L.A. to host Super Bowls
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — If you spend billions of dollars to build it, they will come. Three times over. The NFL awarded Super Bowls to Atlanta, Miami and Los Angeles, three cities that made significant financial investments in new stadiums or recently upgraded an existing one. Atlanta will host the ga...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Pac-12 agrees to limit late football games, court storming
SAN FRANCISCO — The Pac-12 CEO Group has approved provisions to reduce night football games, add fines for court and field storming, and begin eSports competitions in 2016-17. The changes were announced Tuesday. The conference modified its TV agreements with Fox and ESPN to allow football games ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Garrido wants another year with Longhorns
AUSTIN, Texas — Texas heads into the Big 12 tournament after a disappointing regular season and the winningest coach in college baseball history finds himself pleading to keep his job. That’s what it’s come to for Augie Garrido in his 20th season with the Longhorns as his two national titles ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Report: BMX legend Mirra had brain disease CTE
TORONTO — Doctors have reportedly concluded that BMX rider Dave Mirra, who took his own life in February, suffered from the brain disease CTE. ESPN reports a neuropathologist at the University of Toronto and two others have confirmed the diagnosis. CTE is short for chronic traumatic encephalopat...
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Pirates’ Vogelsong dealing with multiple facial fractures
PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Ryan Vogelsong remained hospitalized with swelling and multiple facial fractures on Tuesday, a day after the veteran took a 92 mph fastball to the head from Colorado pitcher Jordan Lyles. Pirates trainer Todd Tomczyk said Vogelsong was “in good spirits”...
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Crosby helps Penguins beat Lightning to force Game 7
TAMPA, Fla. — The Pittsburgh Penguins made good on Evgeni Malkin’s pledge to force Game 7 in the Eastern Conference final. Sidney Crosby had a goal and an assist, and Phil Kessel, Kris Letang, Bryan Rust and Nick Bonino also scored Tuesday night in a 5-2 victory that evened the best-of-seven se...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Death a grim chapter in storied history of Indianapolis 500
INDIANAPOLIS — Rich MacDonald was just a kid, trying to find his dad’s race number on the big screen through the flames and black mushroom clouds choking the track. Only 6 years old, MacDonald, his grandfather and uncle had gone to the LA Sports Arena to watch the 1964 Indianapolis 500 live on ...
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Derby winner Nyquist is sick and won’t run in Belmont
NEW YORK — So much for a rematch in the Belmont Stakes. Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist won’t run in the final leg of the Triple Crown after developing a fever and having an elevated white blood cell count, trainer Doug O’Neill said Tuesday. “He’s out because of sickness,” O’Neill said...
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Even before easy win, good day for Serena Williams in Paris
PARIS — Even before Serena Williams quickly and easily seized control of her first-round match Tuesday, things were shaping up rather well for her at the French Open. Williams’ bid for her 22nd Grand Slam title, which would equal Steffi Graf’s Open-era record, began with a nothing-to-see-here...
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What's on tap
WEDNESDAY Baseball CCS semifinals Open Division No. 9 Carlmont (21-8) vs. No. 5 St. Francis (24-8), 4 p.m., at San Jose Muni Softball CCS semifinals No. 1 Hillsdale (21-7) vs. No. 5 Notre Dame-Salinas (18-8-1), 7 p.m. At PAL Stadium-San Jose THURSDAY Softball CCS semifinals Division I...

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