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Stanford routs rival Cal 38-17 in 117th Big Game

BERKELEY — Stanford players paraded around the field with the Axe, sprinted into the tunnel and shouted so loud outside the visiting locker room at Memorial Stadium that they drowned out coach David Shaw’s news conference in the next room. Despite a disappointing season, celebrating a victory at California never gets old. Remound Wright ran for four […]

JC women’s basketball: Solano falls to Sequoias in tourney title game

SANTA BARBARA — The Solano Community College women’s basketball team stayed with College of the Sequoias for more than a half but couldn’t overcome a 10-0 run by the Giants in falling 88-62 in the championship game of the Santa Barbara MTXE Tournament, Saturday. “We hung in there,” said Falcons coach Matt Borchert, whose team […]

Vacaville Christian’s Kenyon voted Sierra Delta League MVP

VACAVILLE — Hailey Kenyon of the newly-crowned Sac-Joaquin Section Division V champion Vacaville Christian girls volleyball team has been voted Sierra Delta League Most Valuable Player. Joining the junior on the all-SDL first team are seniors Cassi Diaz and Tea’ Scott, and juniors Alicia Borges and Lindsey Munar. Junior Olivia Petnicki received honorable mention. The […]

Suzy Whaley becomes 1st female officer at PGA

INDIANAPOLIS — Suzy Whaley is taking another crack at golf’s old boy’s network. More than one decade after becoming the first woman to qualify for a PGA event in 58 years, the 48-year-old Whaley became the first female officer in the PGA of America’s history. She’s on course to become the organization’s first female president […]

Giants World Series exhibit goes on display Monday

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — The World Series champion exhibit at the Baseball Hall of Fame is once again taking on an orange-and-black color scheme. The San Francisco Giants’ victory over the Kansas City Royals last month will be told starting Monday in the museum’s Autumn Glory exhibit, Cooperstown’s annual tribute to the World Series winner. After […]

Granada clings to 1-shot lead at LPGA finale

NAPLES, Fla. — Behind just about every green at Tiburon Golf Club was a leaderboard with more information than Stacy Lewis could digest. Julieta Granada was at the top, and she stayed there all of Saturday with a 2-under 70 to take a one-shot lead into the final round of the CME Group Tour Championship. […]

Sports on TV/Local sports for Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

TV sports Auto racing •Formula One, Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, at Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, NBCSN, 4:30 a.m. Basketball College men •Florida St. vs. UMass, at Uncasville, Conn., ESPNU, 9 a.m. •Puerto Rico Tip-Off, fifth place, at San Juan, Puerto Rico, ESPNU, 11 a.m. •Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at St. Louis, FCSC, 11 a.m. •Notre […]

This date in sports history for Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Nov. 23 1947 — Sammy Baugh throws six touchdown passes as the Washington Redskins beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 45-21. 1958 — Bobby Mitchell of the Cleveland Browns returns a punt and a kickoff for touchdowns in a 28-14 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. 1968 — Houston scores 49 points in the fourth quarter to […]

Swiss lead France 2-1 in Davis Cup final

LILLE, France — Roger Federer will have the chance to clinch the last big prize in tennis eluding him. The 17-time Grand Slam champion and Stan Wawrinka swept aside Julien Benneteau and Richard Gasquet 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 in the doubles to put Switzerland into a 2-1 lead against France in the Davis Cup final on Saturday. Federer can […]

Wildcats lose 59-34, eliminated from playoffs

ELK GROVE — The Will C. Wood football team may have been eliminated from the playoffs, but it exploited the Elk Grove secondary in solid fashion, while seeing what the future holds for next year. Junior quarterback Marcus Howard threw for 407 yards and five touchdowns as the Wildcats were defeated 59-34 by the Thundering Herd in the […]

JC women’s basketball: Solano advances to tourney title game

SANTA BARBARA — Nikki Andaya hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 25 seconds left and Audrie Jones netted 26 points to lift the Solano Community College women’s basketball team into the finals of the Santa Barbara MTXE Tournament with a 59-56 win over Santa Ana, Friday. The Falcons (2-0) play Sequoias for the title, Saturday, at […]

Vacaville downs Del Oro to advance to section semis

LOOMIS — No matter how many times Del Oro High challenged Vacaville, the Bulldogs fended them off Friday night in a 35-28 win at Golden Eagle Stadium. The victory moved No. 5 Vacaville (10-2) to their first Sac-Joaquin Section Division II semifinal game since 2011, the same year the school captured a section title. Vacaville […]

Well-rested Warriors roll past Jazz, 101-88

OAKLAND — Andre Iguodala scored 17 points, Harrison Barnes had 14 points and 11 rebounds and the Golden State Warriors used a blistering start to beat the Utah Jazz 101-88 on Friday night for their fourth straight win. After a four-day layoff, the Warriors showed no signs of rust. They led 28-13 at the end of the first quarter, […]

France levels tie against Switzerland in Davis Cup

LILLE, France — Roger Federer’s valiant attempt to shake off a back injury backfired spectacularly when the Swiss 17-time Grand Slam champion was swept aside by Gael Monfils Friday as France leveled theDavis Cup final at 1-1 on Friday. Monfils triumphed 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 and posted his first win on clay over Federer, who decided to play […]

Ibanez, Cash, Wakamatsu finalists to manage Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Raul Ibanez, Kevin Cash and Don Wakamatsu are the finalists to replace Joe Maddon as manager of the Tampa Bay Rays. Dave Martinez, the Rays’ bench coach for the past seven seasons, was among seven candidates dropped Friday. Also cut were Barry Larkin, Doug Glanville, Manny Acta, Craig Counsell, Charlie Montoyo and Ron […]

Federal judge denies sports betting in New Jersey

A federal judge ruled Friday night that New Jersey cannot partially lift a prohibition on sports betting in an effort to boost its struggling horse racing and casino industries, a finding Gov. Chris Christie’s administration intends to appeal. The decision from U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp was the expected outcome since he had ruled similarly in the past. […]

VCS wins 2nd straight SJS Division V volleyball championship

DAVIS — The opponent was the same. The location was the same. And the outcome? That was the same, too. The Vacaville Christian High girls volleyball team defeated Sierra Delta League rival Bradshaw Christian in straight sets to claim its second straight Sac-Joaquin Section Division V volleyball championship at The Pavilion on the campus of […]

Ciganda, Granada tied for lead at LPGA finale

NAPLES, Fla. — Michelle Wie suddenly is in a position to consider a million ways how a great year can get even better. On a tough day that only rewarded the best shots, Wie holed out for eagle with a pitching wedge on her way to a 5-under 67 that moved her up high enough […]

Sharks trade Demers to Stars for Dillon

SAN JOSE — The San Jose Sharks have traded defenseman Jason Demers and a future draft pick to the Dallas Stars for defenseman Brenden Dillon. The Stars will get a third-round pick in the 2016 draft in Friday’s deal. The 24-year-old Dillon has nine goals and 17 assists in 149 career games with Dallas. He had one […]

NFL will hear Adrian Peterson’s appeal Dec. 2

MINNEAPOLIS — Adrian Peterson’s hearing for the appeal of his suspension will be held on Dec. 2. And it will not be in front of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The NFL announced Friday that longtime hearing officer Harold Henderson will preside over the proceedings involving the Minnesota Vikings star running back. Goodell has the authority to decide […]

49ers’ Dorsey is out of Sunday’s game against Redskins

SANTA CLARA — San Francisco defensive lineman Glenn Dorsey continues to believe he’ll play football this season, although it will not be Sunday against the Washington Redskins. Dorsey, who came off the injured reserve list this week, continues to experience problems following surgery to repair a biceps tear. “I have no doubts,” Dorsey said Friday […]

Sparano savors 1st win with Raiders

ALAMEDA — Tony Sparano gathered the Oakland Raiders in a victorious locker room and praised them for sticking together through a 16-game losing streak. Left tackle Donald Penn then presented Oakland’s interim coach with a game ball that was well earned. Since taking over from the fired Dennis Allen after four games, Sparano has made the Raiders much more […]

Panthers youth football prepares for Super Bowl

FAIRFIELD — The National Football League’s big game isn’t for another 11 Sundays but for the first-year North Bay Panthers’ youth football program, that day is this Sunday. Thursday’s bad weather forced the Panthers’ Junior Varsity team to practice in a warehouse just wide enough to fit the front line in. No matter the situation, the […]

Sports on TV/Local sports for Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 22-23, 2014

Saturday’s TV sports Auto racing •Formula One, qualifying for Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, at Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, NBCSN, 10 p.m. (taped) Basketball College men •Lamar at Indiana, Big Ten, 5 p.m. •Boise State at Wisconsin, Big Ten, 7 p.m. College women •Missouri State at Texas Tech, FCSC, 5 p.m. •Nevada at BYU, BYUTV, […]

This date in sports history for Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

Nov. 22 1875 — Harvard beats Yale 4-0 in the first football game between the schools. With 15 players on each side, the game is a mix of rugby and soccer. 1945 — Jim Benton of the Cleveland Rams is the first NFL player to have more than 300 receiving yards in a game. Benton […]

Cousins, Gay lead Kings past Bulls, 103-88

SACRAMENTO — DeMarcus Cousins had 22 points and 14 rebounds and Rudy Gay scored 20 points to help the Sacramento Kings beat Chicago 103-88 Thursday night, snapping the Bulls’ six-game road winning streak. Darren Collison had 17 points and 12 assists for the Kings, who took the lead for good in the second quarter. Omri Casspi scored 14 […]

Bjugstad leads Panthers to 3-2 SO win over Sharks

SAN JOSE — Nick Bjugstad scored twice during regulation and added the winning goal in the shootout as the Florida Panthers won their fourth straight in San Jose, beating the Sharks 3-2 on Thursday night. San Jose’s Patrick Marleau tied it with 33 seconds remaining in regulation, taking a pass from Joe Thornton and firing it past […]

JC volleyball: Falcons have 4 players earn all-BVC honors

ROCKVILLE — The Solano Community College volleyball team had four players earn all-Bay Valley Conference honors in selections made Thursday. Making the first team were outside hitter Brianna Krystek and setter Vanessa Pimentel, both sophomores. Krystek, a Rodriguez High graduate, led the team with 277 kills and added 136 digs 20 blocks and 28 aces. Pimentel, […]

This week in sports history for Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

Nov. 21 1953 — Notre Dame ties Iowa 14-14 by faking injuries in both halves. With two seconds to go in the first half, a Notre Dame player stops the clock by faking an injury and the Fightin’ Irish score on the next play. With six seconds left in the game and Notre Dame out […]

Sports on TV/Local sports for Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

TV sports Auto racing •Formula One, practice for Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, at Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, NBCSN, 5 a.m. •FIA, Formula E, at Putrajaya, Malaysia, FS1, 1 a.m. (Saturday, taped) Basketball College men •Puerto Rico Tip-Off, consolation bracket, Texas A&M vs. College of Charleston, ESPNU, 9 a.m. •Puerto Rico Tip-Off, semifinal, Dayton vs. […]

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