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Warriors hold off Houston
OAKLAND — Stephen Curry scored 33 points to turn back another spectacular performance by James Harden, and the Golden State Warriors held off the Houston Rockets 99-98 on Thursday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals. Harden rallied the Rockets from 17 points down in the seco...
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PAL succeeds amid CCS chaos
The first day of the Central Coast Section baseball tournament Wednesday was one to remember. Upsets ruled the day and one of the section’s best league was brought to its collective knees. But one of the more interesting story lines from the first round was the success of the Peninsula Athletic...
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Giants sweep Dodgers with third shutout
SAN FRANCISCO — Madison Bumgarner homered off Clayton Kershaw and once again outpitched the reigning NL MVP and Cy Young winner, too, as the San Francisco Giants shut out the Los Angeles Dodgers for the third straight day, 4-0 Thursday. San Francisco outscored the Dodgers 10-0 in sweeping the thr...
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Bush ready to prove himself again — this time with 49ers
SANTA CLARA — Reggie Bush wants to return punts again, and he brought up the idea to the San Francisco 49ers when he joined the team as a free agent this spring. So, there was Bush catching punts from the machine under a cloudy sky Thursday with his new team. He will begin his 10th NFL season wit...
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A’s slide continues
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Alex Colome and four relievers combined on a four-hitter, David DeJesus drove in two runs and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Oakland Athletics 3-0 on Thursday night to take sole possession of first place in the AL East. Colome (3-1) gave up four hits over five innings. Steve G...
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Lacrosse growing across the U.S.
ALBANY, N.Y. — From Florida to Stanford and Albany to Denver, the sport of lacrosse is growing at the college level in the United States. US Lacrosse, the governing body of the sport, has produced a participation report annually since 2001, and the latest figures show that 39 schools added varsit...
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McIlroy opens with 71, four shots off lead at BMW PGA Championships
VIRGINIA WATER, England — Defending champion Rory McIlroy shot a 1-under 71 on Thursday, leaving him four shots behind clubhouse leader Robert Karlsson at the BMW PGA Championship after a mixed performance he blamed on mental fatigue. Playing for the fourth straight week, the top-ranked McIlroy f...
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Curry, James unanimous selections to All-NBA first team
NEW YORK — Golden State’s Stephen Curry, the league MVP, and LeBron James are the only unanimous selections to the All-NBA first team. New Orleans’ Anthony Davis and Memphis center Marc Gasol joined Curry as newcomers on the team. Houston’s James Harden rounded it out with his second straig...
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Cormier, Johnson fight for Jon Jones’ former belt at UFC 187
When Daniel Cormier faces Anthony “Rumble” Johnson for the light heavyweight title at UFC 187 on Saturday night in Las Vegas, the third man in the cage isn’t the referee. Jon Jones wore that belt for the previous four years until his incredible mixed martial arts career was interrupted by his...
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Hull and Newcastle fighting for survival on final day
MANCHESTER, England — The Premier League is set for an afternoon of goodbyes on Sunday — to either Hull or Newcastle as the relegation places are decided and to two of English soccer’s top midfielders. Most of the focus in the final round of games will be on which team joins Burnley and Queen...
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