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Stanford Girls Water Polo Club keeps Junior Olympic medal hopes alive
The Stanford Girls Water Polo Club survived Day 1 of the National Junior Olympics Thursday at Serra’s Aquatics Center. Well, “survived” may be a bit of an understatement. Stanford Club won two games on opening day of the tournament, which spans through Sunday’s championship round. In fact, ...
By Terry Bernal Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
A's land Jon Lester in shocking blockbuster deal
OAKLAND — The Oakland Athletics won the Jon Lester sweepstakes, acquiring the left-hander and outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Boston Red Sox for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes before Thursday’s trade deadline. Oakland, with the best record in baseball at 66-41, also received cash from Bost...
By Janie McCauley The Associated Press FULL STORY
San Mateo Post 82 prevails in extra-innings at American Legion state tourney
San Mateo American Legion Post 82 rallied to another extra-inning win, topping Humboldt American Legion 5-4 in 10 innings Thursday at Day of the state championships at Cleve Borman Field in Yountville. Tied 4-4 in the 10th, Post 82 loaded the bases with one out and saw Neil Sterling score the game-...
By Terry Bernal Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Pacifica American Little League Western Region braodcast schedule
Pool play Fri., Aug. 1 Hawaii 11:00 a.m. ESPN3 Sat., Aug. 2 Arizona 8:30 a.m. ESPN3 Sun., Aug. 3 So. California 7:00 p.m. ESPN3 Tue., Aug. 5 Nevada 11:00 a.m. ESPN3 Semifinals Fri., Aug. 8 TBA 2 or 6 p.m. ESPN2 Championship game Sat., Aug. 9 TBA 6 p.m. E...
Daily Journal Staff Report FULL STORY
Phelps to compete in 4 events at U.S. nationals
Michael Phelps will match his most grueling program since coming out of retirement, entering four events at next week’s U.S. national championships. The winningest athlete in Olympic history will compete in the 100-meter freestyle, 100 butterfly, 100 backstroke and 200 individual medley at the me...
By Paul Newberry The Associated Press FULL STORY
Tigers acquire ace lefty David Price in three-team deal
DETROIT — The Detroit Tigers have added another Cy Young Award winner to their star-studded rotation, acquiring Tampa Bay’s David Price in a blockbuster deal Thursday. The Rays received left-hander Drew Smyly and minor league infielder Willy Adames from the Tigers. Tampa Bay also got infielder ...
By Noah Trister The Associated Press FULL STORY
Dodgers beat Braves 2-1 on Kershaw’s 9-hitter
LOS ANGELES — Clayton Kershaw scattered nine hits and struck out nine while tying his career-best winning streak of 10 games, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 2-1 Thursday night to complete the three-game sweep. Kershaw (13-2) pitched his second consecutive complete game for th...
By Beth Harris The Associated Press FULL STORY
Williams, Ivanovic reach Bank of West quarters
STANFORD — Venus Williams advanced to the Bank of the West quarterfinals Thursday night, beating fourth-seeded Victoria Azarenka 6-4, 7-6 (1). After the 10th-ranked Azarenka, who celebrated her 25th birthday, saved three match points to force to tie it 6-6, Williams won the first five points in t...
By Rick Eymer The Associated Press FULL STORY
Derrick Brooks set standard for NFL linebackers
TAMPA, Fla. — Eighteen years later and now headed to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Derrick Brooks laughs at the memory of sitting in a hotel room the morning of a game early in his career. He was turning on a TV and being riled by a national commentator who not only forecast another loss for the...
By Fred Goodall, The Associated Press FULL STORY
Safety Bethea finding a groove with new 49ers team
SANTA CLARA — Once most players had gone inside from practice on a hot day, there stood Antoine Bethea working to perfect a handshake with new 49ers teammate Demarcus Dobbs. They tried it several times, chuckling all the while, then got back to work with more conditioning — each pulling a weigh...
By Janie McCauley The Associated Press FULL STORY
Chekwa taking reps with Raiders while Hayden sits
NAPA — Chimdi Chekwa has dealt with so much in his first two NFL seasons that a matchup with wide receiver James Jones in practice seemed fairly easy in comparison for the Oakland cornerback. At least that’s how Chekwa made it look Thursday. The former fourth-round draft pick dropped back into...
By Michael Wagaman The Associated Press FULL STORY
Mike Riley readies for Oregon State’s fall camp
Last season at this time, Oregon State coach Mike Riley was focusing on choosing a starting quarterback. That’s the least of his concerns as he heads into fall camp this year. Sean Mannion won the starter’s job over Cody Vaz last fall and went on to throw for a Pac-12 single-season record 4,6...
By Anne M. Peterson, The Associated Press FULL STORY
Kristen Gillman leads Junior PGA Championship
BRYAN, Texas — Kristen Gillman increased her lead to six strokes Thursday in the Junior PGA Championship, shooting a 1-under 70 at Miramont to reach 11 under. Gillman, the 16-year-old Austin, Texas, player who has committed to Alabama, had the best three-day total in the history of the girls’ d...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Angels LHP Skaggs leaves no-hit bid with injury
BALTIMORE — Los Angeles Angels left-hander Tyler Skaggs has left Thursday night’s game against Baltimore with left forearm tightness. Skaggs held the Orioles hitless before walking off the mound with two outs in the fifth inning. He had retired 14 straight batters before issuing a walk to Steve...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Del Mar moves races off turf after latest injury
DEL MAR — A horse was injured on the new turf course in the seventh race at Del Mar on Thursday, prompting the seaside track to discontinue racing on the surface for the rest of the week. Nine horse deaths have occurred since the summer meet began on July 16. Serious was pulled up on the far turn...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
At White House gala, Obama honors Special Olympics
WASHINGTON — Singers Katy Perry and Stevie Wonder joined other A-list celebrities, world-famous athletes and American legends who donned their best suits and gowns Thursday as President Barack Obama hosted a White House celebration honoring the Special Olympics. Nearly five decades after Eunice K...
By Josh Ledcrman The Associated Press FULL STORY

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