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Boys' Track Athlete of the Year: Serra's Armon Plummer
Serra track and field sprinter Armon Plummer hasn’t always been the next Morgan Freeman.The strapping speedster with the deep and resonant voice that sounds like it should be narrating a remake of “March of the Penguins” arrived at Serra four years ago as a “short little fat guy” — his ...
By Terry Bernal Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
A’s hold off Giants in slugfest
SAN FRANCISCO — Pinch-hitter Jake Smolinski hit a go-ahead, three-run homer during Oakland’s five-run eighth inning that carried the Athletics to a 13-11 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night. The A’s overcame a pair of three-run deficits by scoring four runs in the sixth and...
By Josh Dubow The Associated Press FULL STORY
Hillsborough wins Majors Superbowl title
After the Hillsborough-Blue 12-and-under All-Stars reached the Majors Superbowl championship game — its first Superbowl title shot in three years — the team’s game plan nearly crashed and burned. But starting pitcher Patrick Macy would have none of that. While at the plate, Macy led off the ...
By Terry Bernal, Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Coastal Carolina beats Arizona, forces deciding game in College World Series
OMAHA, Neb. — Connor Owings’ bloop RBI single sparked a three-run eighth inning, and Coastal Carolina beat Arizona 5-4 on Tuesday night to send the College World Series finals to a deciding Game 3. Mike Morrison was sensational in his first start of the season, helping the Chanticleers rebound ...
Pat Summitt passes at 64
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Pat Summitt put women’s basketball on her back, breaking down barriers with her indomitable spirit and demanding respect for female athletes on her way to becoming the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history. The woman who lifted the sport to national promin...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Security is top priority for Rio
WASHINGTON — The chief organizer of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics says security is his top concern, well ahead of the Zika virus. Sidney Levy, CEO of the Rio Organizing Committee, said Tuesday that keeping athletes and visitors safe from terrorism and other crime is his No. 1 top priority. He calle...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Dodgers send Kershaw home for tests on sore back
MILWAUKEE — Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is returning to Los Angeles this week for tests on his sore back. Manager Dave Roberts said Tuesday that he was still hopeful that Kershaw could make his next scheduled start Friday night at Dodger Stadium against Colorado. The three-time NL Cy Young winne...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Lochte, Franklin won’t defend Olympic titles
OMAHA, Neb. — One by one, some of America’s biggest swimming stars are going down at the Olympic trials. First, Ryan Lochte. Then, Missy Franklin. Lochte, an 11-time Olympic medalist but slowed by a groin injury, missed out on his second chance to make the team in an individual event ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Serena begins quest for 22nd majors win
LONDON — Leave all the chatter about Serena Williams’ pursuit of her 22nd major singles trophy to others. Williams and her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, do not discuss that number. “We don’t talk about it all. Zero,” Mouratoglou said Tuesday at Wimbledon after watching Williams win her fir...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Twins lose RHP Phil Hughes to season-ending shoulder surgery
CHICAGO — Minnesota Twins right-hander Phil Hughes will undergo season-ending shoulder surgery. General manager Terry Ryan said before Tuesday’s game against the White Sox that he expects the 30-year-old Hughes to be ready for the start of spring training. Hughes suffered a fracture of the fem...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Three more women join federal lawsuit against Baylor University
WACO, Texas — Three more women have joined a federal lawsuit against Baylor University accusing the school of doing nothing to help them after they reported being sexually assaulted on or near campus. The former Baylor students are identified only as Jane Doe. On Tuesday, they joined a lawsuit fi...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
NFL defensive mastermind Buddy Ryan dies at 85
Buddy Ryan took a back seat to no one. Neither did his fierce defenses that won two Super Bowls. The pugnacious coach and defensive mastermind whose twin sons have been successful NFL coaches, died Tuesday. He was 85. His death was confirmed by the Buffalo Bills, where Rex Ryan is the head coach a...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Seahawks agree to 4-year deal with WR Baldwin
SEATTLE — The Seattle Seahawks and wide receiver Doug Baldwin have agreed to a four-year contract extension that runs through the 2020 season. The team confirmed the agreement on Tuesday, first reported by KIRO-AM in Seattle. Baldwin is coming off a career season, tying for the NFL lead in touc...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Rio police ask for handouts amid cuts
RIO DE JANEIRO — Just weeks ahead of the Olympic Games, police helicopters are grounded, patrol cars are parked and Rio de Janeiro’s security forces are so pressed for funds that some have to beg for donations of pens, cleaning supplies and even toilet paper, fueling worries about safety at the ...
Rugby powers in different pools for Rio
RIO DE JANEIRO — Pairings are set for the first Olympic rugby competition in 92 years with the draw on Tuesday placing favorites New Zealand, Fiji and South Africa in different groups in the men’s tournament. The rugby sevens event at the Rio de Janeiro games will be played Aug. 6-11. Group A...
The Associated Press FULL STORY

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