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Vanden’s Orme strikes out 16, tosses no-hitter

AMERICAN CANYON — Standout freshman pitcher Dari Orme dominated in the circle for the Vanden High softball team, striking out 16 en route to a no-hitter, defeating American Canyon, 12-2 in Solano County Athletic Conference play, Tuesday. The Vikings (12-5, 5-1 SCAC) made four errors overall, and allowed the two runs in the bottom of the […]

Randle sets record, leads Stanford past ODU in NIT semis

NEW YORK — Chasson Randle came into the NIT semifinals 11 points away from setting Stanford’s all-time scoring record. The Cardinal needed much more than that from their senior star after blowing a 21-point first-half lead. Randle played through foul trouble to score 24 points Tuesday and carry Stanford past Old Dominion 67-60 with some big […]

Tennessee hires former Texas coach Rick Barnes

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — When he gave his farewell press conference after an unwanted exit from Texas, Rick Barnes predicted he’d be coaching again “quicker than you probably think.” It turns out Barnes already had a pretty good idea where he’d end up. Barnes had begun talking to Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart about the Volunteers’ coaching vacancy Saturday, the day […]

Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey showing off versatility

STANFORD — Any Stanford fan who wondered why the Cardinal couldn’t get the ball in Christian McCaffrey’s hands more as a freshman should be encouraged by what’s developing this spring. The soon-to-be sophomore has been creating quite a stir in practices, taking snaps at running back, wide receiver and as a wildcat quarterback. He’s fielding punts and kickoffs, […]

Barry Zito’s scoreless streak ends; A’s beat Angels 13-10

TEMPE, Ariz. — Barry Zito’s spotless spring ended when he gave up three home runs to the Los Angeles Angels in the third inning Tuesday, but the Oakland Athletics also had a big day at the plate in a 13-10 victory. Zito, trying a comeback after sitting out last season, had thrown 13 scoreless innings […]

Prep boys golf preview: All 4 city teams are young

FAIRFIELD — One thing can be said about this year’s prep boys golf teams: They are young. Only a handful of players on city teams this spring are seniors, making the future pretty bright for the four local schools. Here’s a look at this season’s prep boys golf teams: Rodriguez The Mustangs and coach Rodney […]

Lincecum pitches into 6th in Giants’ win over Rockies

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Tim Lincecum pitched into the sixth inning, Justin Maxwell went 3 for 3 with three RBIs, and the San Francisco Giants rallied to beat the Colorado Rockies 4-3 Tuesday in an exhibition game. Matt Duffy singled home the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth. Santiago Casilla pitched a scoreless ninth […]

Michigan State title would be worth $1 million to Vegas man

LAS VEGAS — Derek Stevens didn’t need to fill out a bracket to become a big winner in the NCAA Tournament. He’s got a $1 million payout waiting if Michigan State keeps defying the odds and wins the national championship. A bet made in December when Michigan State was 5-3 and seemingly going nowhere will […]

Short-handed Miami rallies to beat Temple 60-57 in NIT semis

NEW YORK — Sheldon McClellan scored 12 of his 16 points in the second half, and short-handed Miami rallied to beat Temple 60-57 on Tuesday to reach the NIT championship game. Already without point guard Angel Rodriguez, the Hurricanes lost center Tonye Jekiri to injury early on and trailed by 11 late in the first […]

University of North Dakota begins campaign to find nickname

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The University of North Dakota is looking for suggestions for a new nickname. The school’s nickname committee will be accepting submissions beginning Wednesday until the end of the April. The names must be 25 characters or less. The committee says it is looking for nicknames that are unique, promote pride and […]

Kentucky’s platoon system gives way to traditional rotation

LEXINGTON, Ky. — John Calipari’s platoon system has given way to a nine-man rotation that gives the Kentucky coach plenty of combinations. Who plays and how long hasn’t mattered to the top-ranked Wildcats. Platooning has been replaced by the immediate challenge of winning the school’s ninth championship and remaining undefeated along the way. The egos […]

49ers re-sign Fairfield High graduate Desmond Bishop to 1-year deal

SANTA CLARA — The San Francisco 49ers have re-signed linebacker Desmond Bishop, a Fairfield High graduate, to a one-year contract. The team announced the deal Tuesday. Bishop joined the Niners last December and played two games. He had two tackles on special teams and one on defense. San Francisco had been seeking help at linebacker […]

Soccer player at center of search killed crossing LA freeway

LOS ANGELES — A University of California, Berkeley, soccer player at the center of a two-day search and pleas for his return was killed running across a Los Angeles freeway shortly after he was last seen, but his lack of identification and other factors made confirming his death complicated, authorities said. Eloi Vasquez, 19, was […]

Rio Olympic tickets go on sale despite football uncertainty

RIO DE JANEIRO — The first phase of ticket sales for the Rio Olympics in 2016 began on Tuesday despite uncertainty about the football tournament. Nearly 7.5 million tickets are available to fans, but none for football games in Sao Paulo because the city and local Olympic organizers were not able to reach a deal […]

US gives up another late goal in 1-1 tie at Switzerland

ZURICH — Jozy Altidore was ejected in the 68th minute for a foul and mouthing off at the referee, and the United States gave up another late goal in a 1-1 tie against Switzerland on Tuesday night. Brek Shea put the U.S. ahead in the 45th minute, his fourth international goal and the first for […]

Patriots owner: Aaron Hernandez told me he was innocent

FALL RIVER, Mass. — New England Patriots team owner Robert Kraft testified Tuesday that his former star tight end Aaron Hernandez told him he was innocent when asked if he was involved in a 2013 killing. Kraft was called by the prosecution in Hernandez’s murder trial over the June 17, 2013, slaying of Odin Lloyd, […]

Thunder star Kevin Durant has bone graft surgery

OKLAHOMA CITY — Thunder star Kevin Durant had bone graft surgery Tuesday for a fracture in his right foot, and the team expects he’ll return to basketball activities in four to six months. The Thunder said in a statement that Durant had surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, with team medical […]

NASCAR driver Kyle Larson released from hospital

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kyle Larson has been released from a hospital after completing tests to determine why he fainted at Martinsville Speedway. Chip Ganassi Racing says in a statement the NASCAR driver was released from the hospital on Monday night, and completed medical tests on Tuesday. The team says Larson “is currently waiting for final […]

Cubs will track noise so Wrigley rehab doesn’t disturb fans

CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs are promising to monitor dust and noise to ensure Wrigley Field renovation work doesn’t spoil games for fans or players. Vice President of Ballpark Operations Carl Rice updated reporters Tuesday on the $575 million, multi-year project to renovate the 101-year-old stadium. He says the huge video board in left field […]

AP’s Run to the Roses: Mubtaahij No. 8; Dortmund still No. 1

A horse owned by a Sheikh, trained by a South African, ridden by a Frenchman and bred by Dunmore Stud in Ireland is headed to the Kentucky Derby. His name: Mubtaahij. The 3-year-old colt ran away with the UAE Derby over the weekend and into the No. 8 spot in the AP’s latest Run to […]

AP study projects average MLB salary tops $4M

NEW YORK — Even before the first pitch of the 2015 season is thrown, an eye-popping baseball record will be set. The average salary when opening-day rosters are finalized Sunday will break the $4 million barrier for the first time, according to a study of all major league contracts by The Associated Press. Dodgers pitcher […]

Judge rules Ernie Banks will is valid

CHICAGO — A Cook County judge has determined the will Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks signed that gives all of his assets to his caretaker is valid. Probate Judge James Riley on Tuesday confirmed the will after hearing testimony from two paralegals for the law firm that executed the will. The two said they witnessed […]

Chris Mullin returns home to coach St. John’s

NEW YORK — Chris Mullin is coming home to St. John’s. The Red Storm confirmed Tuesday that their career scoring leader and the player who led them to the 1985 Final Four is returning as coach. He’ll be introduced Wednesday at Carnesecca Arena. The hiring had been reported Tuesday. “This is a role I have been […]

Frozen Four will be old home week for BU coach David Quinn

OMAHA, Neb. — It was the summer of 1996, and Mike Kemp was attending a USA Hockey camp at Lake Placid when he got the call telling him he had been hired to coach the startup Nebraska-Omaha hockey program. Kemp’s first order of business was to find an assistant, and he went to one of […]

Tiger Woods plays practice round at Augusta

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Tiger Woods played a practice round Tuesday at Augusta National, a strong indication that the four-time champion could make his return at the Masters. Mark Steinberg, his agent at Excel Sports Management, confirmed in an email to The Associated Press that Woods played 18 holes. Still to be determined is whether he […]

NASCAR finds Ryan Newman’s race team for manipulated tires

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR levied harsh penalties against Ryan Newman’s race team Tuesday after determining Richard Childress Racing manipulated the tires Newman used at Auto Club Speedway in California. There had been rampant speculation throughout the Sprint Cup garage that teams were drilling tiny holes in their tires to allow air to escape during a race. The […]

Raiders release DT Antonio Smith

ALAMEDA — The Oakland Raiders have released defensive tackle Antonio Smith after just one season with the team. The Raiders announced the move to cut Smith on Tuesday, one year after signing him to a two-year contract. Smith started 16 games for Oakland last season. He had three sacks and was an effective pass rusher from the inside but […]

Vanden golf team gets SCAC win over Bethel

VACAVILLE — Andrew Switzer and Jake Sheppard led the Vanden High golf team to its 262-276 victory over Bethel in Solano County Athletic Conference action at the Green Tree Golf Course, Monday. Switzer carded a 48, while Sheppard carded a 49 for the Vikings (3-5). Kyler Clifford shot a 52, Garrett Magnusson a 55 and Trevor Hodge […]

Four No. 1 seeds in the women’s Final Four

The women’s Final Four will have a familiar feel to it with three of last year’s teams back in the national semifinals. UConn, Notre Dame and Maryland all return to the Final Four while South Carolina is making its first appearance. It’s the third time in the history of the Final Four that all four […]

UConn reaches 8th straight Final Four with win over Dayton

ALBANY, N.Y. — Getting to the Final Four never gets old for Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies. Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 27 points to help UConn beat Dayton 91-70 on Monday night to advance to the national semifinals for an eighth straight season. “I love going to the Final Four. I don’t care how many […]

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