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Athletes of the Week: Menlo's Mia McConnell and Melissa Tran
Menlo girls’ tennis head coach Bill Shine wasn’t sure he was making the right roster move when he paired Mia McConnell and Melissa Tran together this season. Now, the move looks like a stroke of genius. McConnell and Tran proved the catalyst for Menlo’s repeat as Northern California champion...
By Terry Bernal Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
PAL teams hold their own in CCS
Ten Peninsula Athletic League football teams started in the Central Coast Section playoffs. After the first round, there are three left standing. Sacred Heart Prep, the 2014 Open Division champion, beat Live Oak 42-21 in the Open III Division. Hillsdale, the top seed in the Division IV bracket, cru...
By Nathan Mollat Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Burlingame’s Amelia Milne takes MVG honors
When Amelia Milne arrived at Burlingame, she had no intention of tending goal for the girls’ water polo team. In fact, she didn’t even know there was such a sport as water polo. Four years later, however, Milne has grown into one of the Lady Panthers’ most accomplished seniors. She recorded 2...
By Terry Bernal Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Honor roll: The week's best performances by San Mateo County prep stars
Katie Smoot and Katarina Warburton, Notre Dame-Belmont volleyball. Smoot led the Tigers to their second straight CCS Division IV title, as the junior outside hitter recorded 23 kills in Saturday’s championship win over Menlo. Warburton, meanwhile, was nails in the back row, totaling 19 digs and 20...
Daily Journal Staff Report FULL STORY
Warriors take aim at posting record start
OAKLAND — Anyone who thought the Golden State Warriors would be content after winning one NBA title was sadly mistaken. With Stephen Curry hitting 3-pointers at a record-setting pace and the rest of his teammates playing with a high level of intensity and focus, the Warriors have tied the NBA rec...
By Josh Dubow The Associated Press FULL STORY
Patriots improve to 10-0, beat Bills 20-13
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady called out Rex Ryan and then he beat the Bills — again. After shouting the name of the Buffalo coach as an audible, Brady led New England to a 20-13 victory over the Bills on Monday night and kept the defending Super Bowl champions on course for their second perfec...
By Jimmy Golen The Associated Press FULL STORY
Tomsula surprised by 49ers’ tentative play in Seattle
SANTA CLARA — Jim Tomsula studied the film from the 49ers’ lopsided loss to the rival Seattle Seahawks and saw a tentative team, one trying not to make mistakes. “I got the feeling again watching the tape, I use the term, ‘don’t play not to make a mistake, don’t tackle being afraid to...
By Janie McCauley The Associated Press FULL STORY
Del Rio’s concerns go beyond non-challenge
ALAMEDA — Oakland coach Jack Del Rio defended his decision not to challenge a play that might have helped sustain a drive by the Raiders’ sputtering offense in the second quarter of Sunday’s loss to the Detroit Lions. Of more concern to Del Rio is a three-game losing streak that has dropped h...
By Michael Wagaman The Associated Press FULL STORY
Dodgers hire Dave Roberts to succeed Mattingly as manager
LOS ANGELES — Dave Roberts overcame long odds during his playing days in the major leagues and survived a bout with cancer in recent years. He had no managerial experience when he went after the vacant Los Angeles Dodgers’ job. Fittingly, the personable Roberts beat the odds again, impressing t...
By Beth Harris The Associated Press FULL STORY
Count Jordan Spieth as a likely Rio Olympics starter in 2016
SYDNEY — Jordan Spieth and Adam Scott, the two headliners at this week’s Australian Open, have distinctly different excitement levels over next year’s Rio Olympics golf tournament. While both agree a team competition would have been nice, Scott says he’ll go if he can fit it into his schedu...
By Dennis Passa The Associated Press FULL STORY
Olympic qualifying draw sees possible U.S.-Canada finale
The World Cup-champion U.S. women’s national team will face Costa Rica to open the eight-team CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament in February. The United States has won the past three tournaments that determine the Olympic representatives from North and Central America and the Caribbean. The ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Protesters occupy headquarters of Kenya athletics federation
NAIROBI, Kenya — A group of Kenyan athletes occupied the headquarters of the national track and field federation on Monday, demanding the removal of its top officials in a protest against doping and corruption. About 50 runners aligned to the Professional Athletics Association of Kenya said they ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
No. 14 California beats Sam Houston State 89-63
BERKELEY — California made it through the warmup act unscathed. Now the Golden Bears get to see how good they really are when they get their first true tests of the season. Freshman forward Jaylen Brown had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and Tyrone Wallace helped key a big first-half run that led No....
By Josh Dubow The Associated Press FULL STORY
Nelson has 20 points, UC Irvine beats Santa Clara 79-61
IRVINE — Luke Nelson nailed 4 of 5 from long range for 20 points to lead UC Irvine to a dominating 79-61 win over Santa Clara in the opening of the Wooden Legacy on Monday night. Nelson was 6 of 8 from the floor and dished out six assists. Mamadou Ndiaye made 5 of 8 field goal attempts for 15 poi...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Hall of Famer Rod Carew, 70, hopes to get heart transplant
MINNEAPOLIS — Hall of Famer Rod Carew is hoping to qualify for a heart transplant after a massive heart attack two months ago. The 70-year-old Carew tells Sports Illustrated (http://on.si.com/1NaaB4W ) he was stricken while golfing alone in Corona, California, on Sept. 20. He tells the magazine ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Schilling subpoena approved, but it’s not clear he’ll get it
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A subpoena was approved Monday compelling former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling to appear before a committee probing Rhode Island’s $75 million deal with his failed video game company. But the subpoena is not enforceable outside the state and Schilling lives in neighbor...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Brady arguments set for March
NEW YORK — A federal appeals court has set a March date for oral arguments in the NFL’s appeal of a ruling lifting New England quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension in the “Deflategate” controversy. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan noted the March 3 argument date ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
What’s on tap
TUESDAY Nor Cal volleyball First round Division 1 No. 6 Lowell (26-6) at No. 3 Menlo-Atherton (24-7), 7 p.m. No. 7 Carlmont (27-9) at No. 2 Pitman (29-6), 7 p.m. Division 4 No. 8 St. Patrick-St. Vincent (29-12) at No. 1 Notre Dame-Belmont (28-10), 7 p.m. No. 5 Hilmar (36-7) at No. 4 Men...

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