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Raiders' Carr using preseason to experiment with offense

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 24th, 2016
ALAMEDA -- Through two preseason games in which he's played slightly more than two quarters, Raiders quarterback Derek Carr's numbers are downright bad.
Carr is clearly not happy about it. To a certain extent, however, he also expected it.
Entering his third NFL season and the second in offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave's system, Carr is using the preseason to experiment
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Davis hits 33rd home run in A's 9-1 win over Indians

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 24th, 2016
OAKLAND -- The Athletics used a steady stream of big hits from three rookies and one big blast from a veteran slugger to end their latest losing skid.
It's not enough to take the sting out of Oakland's worst season in nearly 20 years, not by any stretch.
Given all that's gone on over the week with his ballclub, manager
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Dodgers rough up Bumgarner, beat Giants 9-5 for 2-game lead

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 24th, 2016
LOS ANGELES -- Corey Seager, Justin Turner and Adrian Gonzalez combined for eight hits and four RBIs, and the Los Angeles Dodgers roughed up Madison Bumgarner again to beat the San Francisco Giants 9-5 on Tuesday night.
Rob Segedin and Andrew Toles each homered, and the banged-up Dodgers extended their NL West lead to two games on the same day
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Santa Cruz Warriors starting off season with 3-game homestand

Modified: Tuesday, Aug 23rd, 2016

The Santa Cruz Warriors will start their 2016-17 campaign on Nov. 12 against the Los Angeles D-Fenders at home, the NBA D-League announced on Monday.
Now in their fifth season in Santa Cruz, the D-League affiliate of the Golden State Warriors will start off the year with a three-game home stand. It will be one of four three-game homestands
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A's drop close one to Indians

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 23rd, 2016
OAKLAND -- A well-rested Carlos Carrasco and one big swing from Carlos Santana was all it took to get the Indians off to a good start on their road trip.
It's a combination manager Terry Francona expects to be a big part of Cleveland's postseason push.
Carrasco and Andrew Miller combined on a four-hitter, Santana homered in the eighth inning
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49ers' Colin Kaepernick on track to make preseason debut

Modified: Monday, Aug 22nd, 2016
SANTA CLARA -- After being kept from throwing during team drills since Aug. 10 while nursing a sore shoulder, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick threw against the defense on Monday.
Kaepernick is on track to make his preseason debut Friday against the Packers in San Francisco's third preseason game. His injury allowed Blaine Gabbert to start the first two exhibition games
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SCCAL Jamboree, 2016: Aptos showcases a bit everything; other local teams flash brilliance

Modified: Monday, Aug 22nd, 2016

APTOS -- Football is back.
The Mariners look like they never left the field.
Aptos High once again won the Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League Jamboree, which was in its 40th edition, nearly doubling up the rest of the competition with 67 total points, Friday night at Carl Conelly Stadium on the campus of Cabrillo College in Aptos. Santa
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Clark, Horst score; Dynamo win for 1st time since July 2

Posted: Saturday, Aug 20th, 2016
SAN JOSE -- Ricardo Clark and David Horst scored and the Houston Dynamo won for the first time since July 2, beating the San Jose Earthquakes 2-1 on Friday night.
Houston (5-10-9) snapped a six-game winless stretch and scored at least two goals for the first time since June 26. San Jose (7-7-10) had its five-game undefeated streak stopped.
Clark
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In Bolt's shadow, US team keeps raking in medals

Posted: Saturday, Aug 20th, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO -- In the shadow of mighty Usain Bolt, Allyson Felix achieved something unprecedented in women's track and field Friday by winning her fifth Olympic gold medal.
And together with the rest of the 4x100-meter relay team, she brought the United States closer to its biggest medal haul in decades. The tally could have been higher, too, had
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Anchor leg: Bolt gets gold No. 9 with another runaway win

Posted: Saturday, Aug 20th, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Usain Bolt kneeled down and gave the track one final kiss, then flattened his hand, reached to the ground and slapped the white number "3'' painted at the finish line.
Three Olympics, three races at each, three gold medals every time.
He could have just as easily slapped the number "1." That would need no explanation.
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Graveman tosses 2-hitter, Davis homers as A's rout White Sox

Posted: Saturday, Aug 20th, 2016
CHICAGO -- Kendall Graveman was so dominant it left Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin searching for a clock.
"I was looking to see what time it was. It felt like it was an hour and 55-minute game, at least on his end," Melvin said. "We've seen him pitch well. We've seen the sinker, we've seen the cutter. We just haven't
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Cueto snaps winless skid and helps Giants beat Mets 8-1

Posted: Saturday, Aug 20th, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO -- Johnny Cueto didn't see much significance in facing the New York Mets for the first time since Game 2 of last year's World Series.
Getting the struggling Giants back on track and into first place in the NL West was far more important to the All-Star pitcher.
With San Francisco's suddenly rejuvenated offense providing plenty of help,
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High School Football Preview, Part VI: Playing entire season away from home, Condors look to make best of season after wild summer

Posted: Friday, Aug 19th, 2016

CASTROVILLE -- The North Monterey County High Condors have already had plenty of obstacles to overcome.
They held their summer program at North Monterey County Middle School because of ongoing summer construction at the school.
That meant they didn't have access to a majority of their equipment, their locker room and, most importantly, their weight room.
And if that
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Local Roundup, 8/20: Local awarded scholarship by Pop Warner football

Posted: Friday, Aug 19th, 2016

Hunter Blinkenberg, an incoming freshman at St. Francis High, was awarded a college scholarship after making the Pop Warner All-American First Team as an eighth grader.
Blinkenberg played four years for Pajaro Valley Spartans Pop Warner football team and made the All-American Academic First Team three straight years. He joined 34 kids from around the country on the First
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US beats Spain 82-76 in men's basketball, will play for gold

Posted: Friday, Aug 19th, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Gone was the all-offense, all-action play that turned the last two gold-medal games into classics.
To get by Spain again, the U.S. Olympic men's basketball team would have to win ugly, so unusual it's practically un-American.
"It was just a real different game today," coach Mike Krzyzewski said.
Same result, though.
The U.S. advanced to its
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US beats Italy for Olympic gold in women's water polo

Posted: Friday, Aug 19th, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Ashleigh Johnson and KK Clark joined a couple of Brazilian dancers for a samba lesson. Maggie Steffens grabbed an American flag for the party on the pool deck. One by one, the players draped their gold medals around the neck of grieving coach Adam Krikorian.
The U.S. saved its best for last, and Italy never stood
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Heisman runner-up McCaffrey 'significantly' better as junior

Modified: Friday, Aug 19th, 2016
STANFORD -- Now here's a scary thought for defenses facing Stanford this season.
One year after shattering Barry Sanders' 27-year-old record for all-purpose yards in a season, Heisman Trophy runner-up Christian McCaffrey is back for his junior season as a "significantly" better player, according to his coach.
"I'm not trying to say he'll get more yards this year than he
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California prepares for season-opening trip to Australia

Posted: Friday, Aug 19th, 2016
BERKELEY -- Before California coach Sonny Dykes could even think about designing a game plan for the season opener against Hawaii, he had to devise a strategy to deal with playing a game on the other side of the world.
Dykes and the Golden Bears will put that plan in place starting Saturday when they leave for their longest road
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Volleyball classic: US men lose 5-set semifinal to Italy

Posted: Friday, Aug 19th, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Max Holt did a little bit of everything. At the net, digging balls from just off the floor, finishing points with big, leaping swings.
He and David Lee stuffed the Italians with stellar blocking. Setter Micah Christenson contributed his own blocks and even a kill to end the third set. Matt Anderson, Aaron Russell and Taylor
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Ashton Eaton ties Olympic record, but it's Bolt's show again

Posted: Thursday, Aug 18th, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Ashton Eaton retained his title as the best all-around athlete in the world by tying the decathlon Olympic record and, within minutes, had stepped back for track and field's ultimate superstar to take center stage again.
What more could the now two-time Olympic champion Eaton do Thursday night to get just a little sliver of the
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Raiders fall to Packers, 20-12, in second preseason game

Modified: Thursday, Aug 18th, 2016
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Eddie Lacy's powerful running early on helped propel the Green Bay Packers to a 20-12 win over the Oakland Raiders on Thursday night.
Lacy had nine carries for 45 yards, capped by a 1-yard touchdown dive on third-and-goal, to highlight a 14-play, 74-yard drive to start the game as the Packers again played without quarterback Aaron
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49ers QB Colin Kaepernick resumes throwing during practice

Posted: Thursday, Aug 18th, 2016
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Colin Kaepernick threw dozens of passes on the side during the 49ers' joint practice Thursday with the Denver Broncos, signaling the quarterback's return from a sore passing shoulder.
The throws were the first on the practice field in a week for Kaepernick, whose competition with Blaine Gabbert for the starting job had to be put on hold
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USA's Maroulis tops 3-time women's wrestling champ Yoshida

Posted: Thursday, Aug 18th, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO -- It took a moment for Helen Maroulis' accomplishment to sink in.
The American defeated Japan's Saori Yoshida 4-1 in the 53-kilogram freestyle final to win the first-ever gold medal for a United States women's wrestler and derail Yoshida's quest for a fourth straight gold. It evoked memories of American Greco-Roman wrestler Rulon Gardner's victory over three-time
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US beats France 86-67, advances to women's basketball final

Posted: Thursday, Aug 18th, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO -- It's rare to see the U.S. women's basketball team struggle during the Olympics. Then again, they've had Sue Bird running the show for over a decade.
With the starting point guard sidelined with a knee injury, the Americans were out of sorts for a half before finally getting it together to pull away from France in
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Brazilian police say Lochte, US swimmers were not robbed

Posted: Thursday, Aug 18th, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazilian police said Thursday that swimmer Ryan Lochte and three U.S. teammates were not robbed after a night of partying, and the intoxicated athletes instead vandalized a gas station bathroom and were questioned by armed guards before they paid for the damage and left.
The robbery that was or wasn't has become the biggest spectacle outside
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Injury, QB questions loom over 49ers-Broncos joint practice

Posted: Thursday, Aug 18th, 2016
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- A couple of fights broke out, the Broncos suffered another key injury and ongoing quarterback questions for Denver and the San Francisco 49ers marked the joint practice Wednesday ahead of the exhibition game Saturday night between the teams.
Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe sustained a left ankle injury while pass rushing during 11-on-11 scrimmaging against the 49ers'
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A's swept by Rangers after 1st loss to Darvish in 4 years

Posted: Thursday, Aug 18th, 2016
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Oakland Athletics have more wins against Yu Darvish than any other major league team, and Coco Crisp quickly put them ahead again with a homer on the second pitch of the game.
Jake Smolinski also went deep, but that was all the A's got and they lost to Darvish for the first time since their first
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Walsh Jennings, Ross rebound to win beach volleyball bronze

Posted: Thursday, Aug 18th, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Devastated. Unable to sleep. Cursing and crying and blaming herself after falling short of her goal to win a fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal.
Staggered by her first-ever loss at the Summer Games, behind by one set in the bronze medal match and trailing in the second, Kerri Walsh Jennings pulled herself together on the Copacabana
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A challenge for Bolt, gold for Jamaica, sweep for US

Modified: Thursday, Aug 18th, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO -- It's no easy thing to push Usain Bolt, even in an Olympic warm-up race.
Might be even tougher upstaging him.
But that happened on a wild Wednesday night in track. It began with the Jamaican star exchanging smiles, then wagging his finger at a brash up-and-comer who dared challenge him in the 200-meter semifinals. It kept
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High School Football Preview, Part V: Sharks combat low numbers by upping conditioning, changing attitude during summer program

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 17th, 2016

WATSONVILLE -- A new league.
A new attitude.
A new standard.
The St. Francis High Sharks have renewed hope that this season will be different in a big way.
Big meaning the program's first winning season since 2009 and its first-ever league championship.
Both are lofty goals but the Sharks believe that both are within reach.
"Anything is
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US routs Argentina 105-78, moves into men's basketball semis

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 17th, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO -- The nail-biters ended for the U.S. Olympic men's basketball team.
So did a golden era of international basketball.
Emphatically ending a stretch of three straight close games, the Americans advanced to the semifinals by sprinting past Manu Ginobili and Argentina, 105-78 on Wednesday night.
In front of a chanting, flag-waving crowd of Argentines who came to
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McCutchen homers to spark 6-5 comeback win over Giants

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 17th, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO -- The way things are going for the Pittsburgh Pirates these days, even when they dig themselves into a hole there's still hope.
"You start winning a few games, regardless of what the score is, if it's early we know we've got a chance to make something happen," Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen said.
The Pirates made something
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Jager earns 1st US Olympic medal in steeplechase since '84

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 17th, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Evan Jager knows steeplechase history about as well as anyone.
Like, how difficult the Kenyans are to beat and how the Americans haven't captured an Olympic medal since 1984.
Hence, Jager's raw emotion at the finish line when he updated that particular piece of history Wednesday.
The 27-year-old from Algonquin, Illinois, ran a strong tactical race
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Neymar scores early, leads Brazil to Olympic soccer final

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 17th, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO -- With the fastest goal in Olympic history, Neymar led Brazil back to the gold-medal match.
The Barcelona striker scored 15 seconds into the game and converted a penalty kick in second-half injury time Wednesday to lead Brazil over Honduras 6-0 in the semifinals of the men's tournament.
Gabriel Jesus added two goals in the first half
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US men's volleyball reaches Rio semis with 4th straight win

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 17th, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO -- John Speraw ran along the sideline about as close as he could to actually being in the action, cheering Aaron Russell to make a save while crashing into the barrier some 20 feet behind the end line.
"I was willing him to get that ball," the U.S. coach said. "I'm into it. It's the Olympic Games."
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Raiders RB Murray hopes more help leads to bigger numbers

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 17th, 2016
NAPA -- Latavius Murray is counting on more help at running back leading to more big runs of his own this season for the Oakland Raiders.
After topping 1,000 yards rushing and going to the Pro Bowl as an alternate while carrying almost the entire running load for the Oakland Raiders last season, Murray believes he can have an even
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49ers sign Christian Ponder to depleted quarterback group

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 17th, 2016
SANTA CLARA -- With Colin Kaepernick dealing with tightness in his throwing shoulder and Thaddeus Lewis out for the season with a knee injury, the 49ers signed free agent quarterback Christian Ponder on Tuesday.
Ponder, 28, hasn't appeared in an NFL game since October 2014 with the Minnesota Vikings.
San Francisco was down to two healthy quarterbacks, Blaine Gabbert and
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Brazil women beat US, ending Walsh Jennings' golden run

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 17th, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO -- If Kerri Walsh Jennings winds up with a fourth medal in Olympic beach volleyball, it will be bronze -- not gold, like the other three she has earned in what had been an unblemished record at the Summer Games.
Walsh Jennings and partner April Ross were relegated to the third-place game by Brazil's reigning world champions,
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Four on the floor for Simone Biles; Bolt coasts in 200 heat

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 17th, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Simone Biles closed her Rio Games with more gymnastics gold. Usain Bolt breezed through another sprint as he makes a run at one final Olympic title in his favorite race.
Bolt easily won a qualifying race Tuesday in the 200 meters, the first step in his bid for the gold Thursday. His prowess on the track
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A's lose 4th straight after hit batter with bases loaded

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 17th, 2016
ARLINGTON, Texas -- While an unorthodox move, Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin figured the best chance to extend the game was to make sure Adrian Beltre didn't end it.
Melvin never really anticipated what happened right after intentionally walking Beltre with one out in the 10th inning to reload the bases after Carlos Beltran's tying two-run single for Texas.
After
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Americans denied gold for 1st time since 2008 Games

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 16th, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO -- The Americans were denied a gold medal Monday for the first time since the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and it took two big stumbles to keep the "Star Spangled Banner" on pause.
One of the slips cost U.S. gymnastics star Simone Biles gold on the balance beam. The other secured Shaunae Miller's win in the women's 400
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Detwiler gives up Beltre slam as A's fall to Rangers 5-2

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 16th, 2016
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Ross Detwiler felt his command deserting him when he allowed the hit that ended Texas' 24-inning scoreless streak.
The Oakland left-hander wasn't around much longer after giving up Adrian Beltre's grand slam an inning later.
Beltre's decisive fifth-inning homer came three batters after Detwiler hit Shin-Soo Choo with a pitch that broke the leadoff hitter's left forearm
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Giants yet to see return after acquiring Moore at deadline

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 16th, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO -- Matt Moore hasn't been the elixir for the San Francisco Giants' second-half struggles.
Gregory Polanco had a homer and four RBIs, Ryan Vogelsong won in his return to AT&T Park and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat Moore and the Giants 8-5 on Monday night.
The left-handed Moore (0-2) allowed five runs over six innings and is still seeking
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High School Football Preview, Part IV: Aptos seniors put previous success behind them, look to win 6th straight league title, make CCS finals run

Posted: Monday, Aug 15th, 2016

APTOS -- Relieving.
Exhilarating.
Euphoria.
Aptos High's win in the Central Coast Section Division IV championship brought out plenty of emotions.
"I was in tears," said Aptos senior Jack Wolf. "We worked so hard to get there and win that game."
Wolf is just one of many returning starters who wouldn't mind feeling that whirlwind of emotions once again.
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Local roundup, 8/16: Locals lead Breakers 00G to U17 championship

Posted: Monday, Aug 15th, 2016

Monserrat Hernandez scored two goals in the U17 championship match to help the Breakers 00G soccer team win 2-1 and clinch first place in the Breakers Cup last weekend.
Hernandez, an incoming junior at Aptos High, was the team's top scorer for the weekend with five goals -- three coming in the first match.
Madison Critchfield scored two
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Nordic Naturals Challenger: Top-seeded Evans wins Challenger over Norrie

Posted: Monday, Aug 15th, 2016

For the second year in a row the No. 1 seed finished on top at Aptos.
Daniel Evans, of Great Britain, won the Nordic Naturals Challenger presented by Santa Cruz County Bank championship by edging his countryman Cameron Norrie, 6-3, 6-4.
Evans, who walked away $14,400 richer with the win, entered the tournament ranked No. 80 in the world,
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Raiders lose DE Mario Edwards, TE Gabe Holmes to injuries

Posted: Monday, Aug 15th, 2016
NAPA -- The Oakland Raiders lost two players to injuries in the exhibition opener with starting defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. sidelined by a hip injury and tight end Gabe Holmes out with an ankle injury.
Coach Jack Del Rio said Monday that Edwards will miss a "few weeks" but won't need surgery after getting injured Friday night at Arizona.
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49ers lose backup QB Thad Lewis to season-ending knee injury

Posted: Monday, Aug 15th, 2016
SANTA CLARA -- San Francisco 49ers backup quarterback Thad Lewis will miss the entire season after tearing knee ligaments during an exhibition game.
Coach Chip Kelly said Monday that Lewis tore his ACL on a scramble Sunday against Houston and will need season-ending surgery.
The injury leaves San Francisco with just two completely healthy quarterbacks in camp. Blaine Gabbert and
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Biles’ run at Olympic history ends with bronze

Posted: Monday, Aug 15th, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Simone Biles felt her right foot slip. Then her left.
As she reached down to steady herself on the balance beam -- her first visible misstep during an astonishing Olympics that includes three gold medals and some of the most boundary pushing gymnastics ever -- one thought ran through her head.
"Wow, Simone, that's five-tenths,"
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Day 7 of Rio Olympics: Ledecky outshines Phelps

Posted: Saturday, Aug 13th, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Katie Ledecky even upstaged Michael Phelps at the Olympics on Friday.
Ledecky set a world record by winning the women's 800-meter freestyle by an astounding 11.38 seconds. She's only the second woman to sweep the three longest freestyle races at the Olympics and the first one to do it since the 1968 Mexico City Games.
After
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Davis, Alonso spark A's to 6-3 win over Mariners

Posted: Saturday, Aug 13th, 2016
OAKLAND -- Marcus Semien is having a lot of success since being moved up in the Oakland Athletics' batting order.
Then again, the young shortstop has been doing well just about anywhere manager Bob Melvin pencils him in the lineup.
Semien matched his career-high with four hits and sparked two big innings while batting second for the third consecutive game,
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Palmer solid, but Raiders reserves dominate

Posted: Saturday, Aug 13th, 2016
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Carson Palmer directed a 73-yard drive for a field goal in his one series before the Oakland Raiders backups dominated their Arizona counterparts in a 31-10 victory in the teams' preseason opener Friday night.

Derek Carr played two series for Oakland, the second one ending in Sebastian Janikowski's 53-yard field goal.

Raiders starting defensive end
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Orioles back in first in AL East with win over Giants

Posted: Saturday, Aug 13th, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO -- After three straight wins, including consecutive starts in which he threw five scoreless innings, Matt Cain lost his command Friday night and the San Francisco Giants lost in their return home from a nine-game road trip.

Cain (4-7) allowed five runs and 11 hits in four-plus innings, including home runs by Mark Trumbo and Chris Davis,
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High School Football Preview, Part III: Small Mustangs squad looks to surprise teams in high-powered MBL-G

Modified: Friday, Aug 12th, 2016

WATSONVILLE -- David Reese likes everything about the football players on this year's team.
He likes his quarterback, he raves about his defense and he has the utmost confidence in his experienced offensive line.
He just wishes he had more players to tout.
The Monte Vista Christian Mustangs are as fast and tough as ever but their numbers have
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US boxing medal drought ends with Nico Hernandez's bronze

Posted: Friday, Aug 12th, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Nico Hernandez had a gnarly gash over his left eye that left him bloodied, with blurred vision and in need of stitches.
He has a better look in mind for Sunday.
Hernandez will leave the Rio Games with a bronze medal in the light flyweight division, ending a medal drought for the U.S. that stretched to
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US ousted, Sweden wins 4-3 on penalties after 1-1 draw

Posted: Friday, Aug 12th, 2016
BRASILIA, Brazil -- For the first time, the United States won't win an Olympic medal in women's soccer.
The three-time defending champions were ousted by Sweden on penalties following a 1-1 draw in the quarterfinals on Friday.
Tied after three rounds in the shootout, Sweden captain Caroline Seger beat Hope Solo and Christen Press' attempt against Hedvig Lindhal went over
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US women's basketball routs Canada 81-51, clinches Group B

Posted: Friday, Aug 12th, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO -- With the offense struggling, Maya Moore and the U.S. women's basketball team turned in a stellar defensive effort to dispatch Canada.
Moore scored 12 points, and the Americans clinched the top seed in the group with an 81-51 win over Canada on Friday.
The Americans (4-0) had been scoring at a record pace, topping 100 points
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Nordic Naturals Challenger: Quarterfinals set with three qualifiers

Modified: Friday, Aug 12th, 2016
With four Americans and three qualifiers remaining in the 29th Nordic Naturals Challenger presented by Santa Cruz County Bank quarterfinals anything is possible at the Seascape Sports Club.
On Thursday, the 2010 Aptos Challenger Champion, Marinko Matosevic eliminated fellow Australian Benjamin Mitchell 6-2, 6-1, while American Evan King defeated Erik Crepaldi of Italy 6-3, 7-5.
Coming in as a
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Rio Roundup Day 6: Biles, Phelps power their way to more gold in Rio

Posted: Friday, Aug 12th, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Michael Phelps and Simone Biles powered their way to more gold medals with rousing routs at the Rio Games on Thursday.
Sauntering to the sounds of Latin music befitting the beaches and boulevards of Rio de Janeiro, Biles soared to the women's all-around gymnastics title.
Hours later, Phelps blew away rival Ryan Lochte -- and everyone
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After 2 losses, US men volleyball stuns Brazil in 4 sets

Posted: Friday, Aug 12th, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Mouth agape, Matt Anderson yelled from every ounce of his being to celebrate big hit after pounding big hit. Erik Shoji chased down ball after ball, diving into the U.S. bench to keep one key point alive.
When the men's volleyball team had no choice but to fight to remain in the tournament a little longer,
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Trumbo hits slam, majors-leading 32nd HR, leads O's over A's

Posted: Friday, Aug 12th, 2016
OAKLAND -- The Baltimore Orioles made a wise decision when they avoided arbitration and signed Mark Trumbo to a $9.15 million, one-year contract in the offseason.
It's shaping up to be a huge bargain.
Trumbo hit a grand slam for his major league-leading 32nd homer and drove in five runs as Baltimore beat the Oakland Athletics 9-6 on Thursday to
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