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Pacifica American one win from Northwest Regional after emotionally charged victory
SAN JOSE — It was a most surreal day for Pacifica American. On the diamond, it was business as usual as the Section 3 champs dominated all facets of the game en route to a 12-0 win over Mill Valley in Tuesday’s Little League All-Star Division 2 winners’ bracket semifinal. Prior to the game,...
By Terry Bernal Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
 
Giants rally in 14th to top Phillies
PHILADELPHIA — If something didn’t happen soon, Giants manager Bruce Bochy was trotting a position player out to the pitching rubber. As it worked out, something happened. Brandon Crawford hit a bases-clearing double to break a 14th-inning stalemate and Tim Lincecum earned his first career sav...
By Mike Wieniewski The Associated Press FULL STORY
A’s sunk by L.J. Hoes, Astros in 12th
OAKLAND — L.J. Hoes homered with one out in the top of the 12th, and the Houston Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 3-2 on Tuesday night for their first win in four tries at the Coliseum this year. The Astros also earned their first three-game winning streak against the A’s in franchise history....
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Brian Ragira heating up at San Jose
If the hitting philosophy of Brian Ragira sounds akin to the Kenny Rogers classic “The Gambler,” it’s probably because he and the country-music legend are both Texas natives. Over the past four years though, Ragira has made himself at home in the Bay Area. After three standout seasons at Stan...
By Terry Bernal Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Seahawks start atop AP NFL rankings
NEW YORK — The Seattle Seahawks start the preseason right where they ended last season, as the No. 1 team in the AP Pro32 NFL power rankings. In balloting by 12 media members who regularly cover the NFL, the top three teams in the AP Pro32 were the Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers and Denver Bronco...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Seven ex-NFL players appeal terms of concussion deal
PHILADELPHIA — Seven former professional football players have filed a court challenge to a tentative class action settlement of concussion claims that would cost the NFL at least $765 million. They argued that some players won’t be fairly compensated under the plan, especially those whose awa...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
CEO: Rivers to quit Clippers if Sterling stays
LOS ANGELES — The interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers testified Tuesday that coach Doc Rivers told him he will quit if Donald Sterling remains the owner of the team. CEO Richard Parsons made the statement at the trial to determine whether Sterling’s wife Shelly Sterling can sell the team f...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Survey finds sharp increase in teen HGH use
NEW YORK — Experimentation with human growth hormones by America’s teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a new, large-scale national survey. In a confidential 2013 survey of 3,705...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Pitcher testifies on etiquette for hitting batter
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Testifying that there is a professional etiquette to beaning batters, a former major league pitcher says he did not intentionally hit Jose Offerman during a 2007 independent minor league game, setting off a brawl. Matt Beech gave a video deposition that was presented to jurors...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Los Angeles school requires concussion tests
LOS ANGELES — A boys Catholic high school in Los Angeles will require all students to undergo baseline testing for concussions — whether they are athletes or not. The Los Angeles Times reports each of Loyola High’s 1,270 students will undergo the 45-minute exam assessing balance and brain f...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Racehorse owned by Britain’s queen fails dope test
LONDON — A racehorse owned by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II that won the prestigious Gold Cup at Royal Ascot last year has tested positive for the banned painkiller, morphine. The British Horseracing Authority announced last week that tests on five horses under the care of various trainers showe...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
A’s agree to 10-year lease to stay in Oakland
OAKLAND — The Athletics have agreed to a 10-year lease extension to stay in Oakland, the team and city officials announced Tuesday. After reviewing several modifications made by the Oakland City Council last week, team owner Lew Wolff said he agreed to the terms of the lease to keep the team play...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Dunga returns for second stint as Brazil coach
RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil is bringing back Dunga to coach the national football team, four years after he was fired from the same job. Tuesday’s hiring comes two weeks after Brazil was eliminated from the World Cup in a humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany in the semifinals. The 50-year-old Dunga rep...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Pyrenees please Nibali, Rogers in Tour Stage 16
BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, France — The Pyrenees on Tuesday lived up to their reputation for causing ups and downs at the Tour de France: A French rider climbed in the standings, an American went down, and an Australian rebounding from an ordeal of doping suspicions won Stage 16 in a downhill breakaway. ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
  


 
 
 
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Plane crashes in Taiwan, 47 trapped, feared dead
TAIPEI, Taiwan — A plane landing in stormy weather crashed outside an airport on a small Taiwanese..
House GOP: Send National Guard, speed removals
WASHINGTON — House Republicans want to slash President Barack Obama's emergency spending request f..
Kerry cites progress in Gaza cease-fire talks
JERUSALEM — Offering the first glimmer of hope for a Gaza cease-fire, the United States on Wednesd..
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