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HMB holds off Eagles
The Half Moon Bay boys’ basketball team did not only tipoff the first round of the 40th annual Burlingame Lions Club tournament against Los Altos, the three-time defending champ Cougars were tipping off their 2016-17 season. It showed. There was some definite raggedness to Half Moon Bay’s game,...
By Nathan Mollat, Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Dons frosh kicks off career with hat trick
With a biting chill in the air for the Aragon girls’ soccer home opener, the Lady Dons had an interesting way of battling the elements. The Dons simply ran up a storm, moving the ball consistently to keep their juices flowing in a commanding 5-1 victory Tuesday over Cupertino. “It feels that wa...
By Terry Bernal, Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
El Camino boys' hoops off to 3-1 start matching win total of past two years
The blueprint of the boys’ basketball season is laid out in three tiers, according to El Camino head coach Don Robinson — the preseason, the league season, and the postseason. It’s that third thing that comes across as a particularly bold statement. Being as the Colts have won a total of thr...
By Terry Bernal Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
San Mateo County local sports roundup
Boys’ basketball Stuart Hall-SF 64, Aragon 48 Despite shooting just 30 percent from the field, the Dons hung with Knights for three quarters. But Stuart Hall finally pulled away in the fourth quarter in a first-round game of the 40th annual Burlingame Lions Club tournament at Burlingame High. D...
Sold! Red Sox get ace Chris Sale from White Sox
OXON HILL, Md. — No surprise that Chris Sale got traded. The real shocker? That the Boston Red Sox swooped in to snag him. The reloading Red Sox pulled off the biggest deal yet at the winter meetings, acquiring the dominant ace from the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday for a hefty package of four pro...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Carr looking to change fortune against Chiefs
ALAMEDA — Derek Carr’s first NFL win came against Kansas City after 10 straight losses to begin his career. Since then, Carr and the Oakland Raiders haven’t had nearly as much success against the Chiefs. Carr will look to end Oakland’s four-game losing streak to the Chiefs when the Raiders...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Kaepernick to get start against Jets
SANTA CLARA — Colin Kaepernick is keeping his starting job after getting benched during one of the worst performances of his career. Niners offensive coordinator Curtis Modkins said Tuesday that the embattled quarterback will start when San Francisco (1-11) hosts the Jets (3-9) on Sunday. Kaepern...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
David Villa of New York City wins MLS MVP award
NEW YORK — David Villa earned Major League Soccer’s Most Valuable Player award after scoring 23 goals for New York City in his second season with the team. Villa received the award, named after Landon Donovan, from MLS Commissioner Don Garber on Tuesday. Villa got an average of 25.9 percent of ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Melancon knew Giants were the perfect fit
SAN FRANCISCO — A thoughtful meeting in the Bay Area with the San Francisco brass and Mark Melancon didn’t need much convincing. He’s already looking forward to talking nutrition and sport science with Hunter Pence, his former Houston teammate and yoga pal. “I think we get a kick out of one...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Don’t expect bullpen bingo from playoffs to become the norm
OXON HILL, Md. — Ned Yost enjoyed watching the Cleveland Indians’ lights-out bullpen go to work in the playoffs because it was so familiar. “It was amazing to see — to watch games and kind of understand the feeling that other teams had against us,” the Kansas City Royals manager said. Li...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Cal pulls away from Princeton at Pearl Harbor
HONOLULU — Charlie Moore scored 15 points to lead four players in double figures and California pulled away from Princeton 62-51 in the Pearl Harbor Invitational Tuesday. Jabari Bird scored 11 of his 13 points after halftime and Sam Singer and Grant Mullins added 11 points apiece for the Golden ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Holyfield, Barrera head Boxing Hall of Fame class
CANASTOTA, N.Y. — As the youngest of nine children, Evander Holyfield never had a chance when he was a kid. “I got beat by everybody in my family. They beat me in everything,” Holyfield said. “I learned how to win. It’s in my DNA. I changed that into an inspiration. I was able to whip ot...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
What's on tap
WEDNESDAY Girls’ basketball Capuchino at Burton-SF, 6 p.m.; Eastside College Prep at Menlo-Atherton, Mills at Wilcox, 7 p.m. Boys’ basketball Crystal Springs at Nueva School, 6 p.m. Boys’ soccer San Mateo at Harker, Sequoia at El Camino, 3 p.m.; Serra at Half Moon Bay, 5:30 p.m.; Crystal...

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