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Riordan handles M-A
Expectations were high for the Menlo-Atherton baseball team coming into the 2014 campaign. And while the Bears still find themselves in a first-place tie atop the Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division standings, things are not all perfect in Atherton. They lost three of four to start the month of ...
By Nathan Mollat Daily Journal FULL STORY
San Mateo softball rallies to beat Terra Nova
The scope of the Peninsula Athletic League Ocean Division softball standings would be much more orderly had San Mateo just gone away Wednesday at Terra Nova. But the San Mateo offense would have none of that. Trailing 5-1 after two innings, the Bearcats clawed to within one before rallying for thre...
By Terry Bernal Daily Journal FULL STORY
Renda getting antsy recovering from quad injury
Nationals prospect Tony Renda was placed on the seven-day disabled list last weekend with a strained quad. Renda sustained the injury April 11 legging out an infield single in Nationals High-A affiliate Potomac’s 4-2 win over Carolina. According to Renda, the injury is not serious. He was rehabbi...
By Terry Bernal Daily Journal FULL STORY
Dons find a winner
Christie McCoy-Hjelm is the third coach in three years for the Aragon softball team. There is a good chance she will be the last coach the Dons will need for a long time. At least that’s her plan. “They’re not getting rid of me,” McCoy-Hjelm (pronounced “yelm”) said following the Dons...
By Nathan Mollat Daily Journal FULL STORY
Giants beat LA: Vogelsong strong, Machi improves to 3-0
SAN FRANCISCO — Pablo Sandoval singled in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, lifting the San Francisco Giants to a 2-1 victory over the rival Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night and into first place in the NL West. The struggling Sandoval came through after reliever J.P. Howell (1-1) inte...
Staff and Wire Report FULL STORY
Iannetta’s solo blast beats Oakland in 12th
ANAHEIM — Chris Iannetta homered with two outs in the 12th inning against Drew Pomeranz, giving the Los Angeles Angels a 5-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night. Pomeranz (1-1) retired David Freese on a grounder to second base and Raul Ibanez on a foul pop to the catcher before ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Warriors down Denver in regular-season finale
DENVER — Jordan Crawford scored a career-high 41 points and Harrison Barnes added 30 as a squad of Golden State backups beat the Denver Nuggets 116-112 Wednesday night. Crawford beat his previous career high of 39 points set against Miami on March, 30, 2011, when he was with Washington. He surpas...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Penguins nip Blue Jackets 4-3 in series opener
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Columbus coach Todd Richards insists his upstart team isn’t in the playoffs “just to go to school.” Maybe, but the Pittsburgh Penguins provided a pretty valuable lesson in perseverance during a 4-3 victory in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on Wednesday nigh...
By Will Graves The Associated Press FULL STORY
Weise’s OT goal lifts Canadiens over Lightning 5-4
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Down one goal, Montreal battled back — twice. Up one, it faltered — twice. Dale Weise then put the Tampa Bay Lightning away for the night. Weise scored 18:08 into overtime and Carey Price stopped nine shots in the extra period, giving the Canadiens a 5-4 victory in Game 1 o...
By Fred Goodall The Associated Press FULL STORY
Anaheim Ducks hold off Stars 4-3 in series opener
ANAHEIM — Ryan Getzlaf spent the final seconds of the Anaheim Ducks’ playoff opener in the dressing room with a large ice bag pressed to a nasty cut on his left cheek. Playoff success usually requires a little discomfort, and the Ducks got a good taste of both in their opener. Getzlaf had a go...
By Greg Beacham The Associated Press FULL STORY
Atlanta lands MLS expansion team for 2017
ATLANTA — Arthur Blank donned traditional soccer garb to mark his newest venture — an MLS team for Atlanta. “I love this one,” Blank said, looking down at the red, black and gold scarf draped over his dark suit. “I haven’t taken it off since it was given to me. I may not sleep in it ton...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Manning holds on to heartache of Super Bowl
DENVER — Broncos fans may want to move on from Denver’s Super Bowl debacle. Not Peyton Manning. He’s holding on to the heartache to stoke his competitive fire. In his first public comments since the highest-scoring team in NFL history was destroyed by Seattle from the opening snap two months ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Minnesota State players refuse to practice for reinstated coach
MANKATO, Minn. — Football players at Minnesota State, Mankato, refused to practice for their former head coach on Wednesday, greeting his reinstatement by an arbitrator by demanding that the interim coach keep the top job. Todd Hoffner returned to campus for the first time since the arbitrator ru...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Bucks owner Herb Kohl reaches deal to sell team
MILWAUKEE — Bucks owner Herb Kohl was well past retirement age and realized it was time to secure the future of the franchise. He had one big caveat for any potential investors: Keep the team in his hometown of Milwaukee. And he found a buyer. The former U.S. senator is banking on New York inves...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Jets sign former Titans RB Chris Johnson
NEW YORK — Always fast on the field, Chris Johnson is looking to quickly prove his critics wrong. The New York Jets signed the former Titans running back Wednesday, a little over a week after he was officially released by Tennessee. Johnson met with the Jets all day Tuesday — the first team he...
The Associated Press FULL STORY

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