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Curry scores 41 points, Warriors pour in 3s to go 17-0

  PHOENIX — The Golden State Warriors rained 3s in the desert and pushed their NBA-record start to 17-0. Stephen Curry scored 41 points in three quarters and the Warriors made a franchise-record 22 3-pointers (in 38 attempts) during their highest-scoring game of the season, a 135-116 rout of the Phoenix Suns on Friday night. […]

49ers not worried about Mathieu’s comments

  SANTA CLARA — Arizona Cardinals defensive back Tyrann Mathieu made waves this week with comments about San Francisco 49ers quarterbacks Colin Kaepernick and new starter Blaine Gabbert. “We just knew Kaepernick’s tendencies. We knew what he liked to do,” Mathieu said in a conference call with Bay Area reporters. “And you don’t pick up […]

Armijo’s Grijalva looks for medal at cross country state championships

FAIRFIELD — After a third place finish at the Sac-Joaquin Section cross country finals, Armijo High’s Luis Grijlava won’t change up his game plan much as he heads into the CIF State Championships at Fresno’s Woodward Park on Saturday. Having run in the state meet before as a student at Fairfield High, Indians coach David […]

Sun Devils, Golden Bears square off in Pac-12 finale

  BERKELEY — Arizona State’s run of success under coach Todd Graham began, coincidentally, with a late September trip to California in 2012. Back then the Sun Devils were in the middle of putting together their first winning season in five years, but the rookie coach was still looking for a signature victory to establish […]

Amerson pushing for starting cornerback job with Raiders

  ALAMEDA — Two months after wondering whether he still had a future in the NFL, cornerback David Amerson is inching closer to a starting job with the Oakland Raiders. A 2013 second-round draft pick by Washington, Amerson has been mostly in a backup role with the Raiders. He made a handful of starts while […]

No. 4 Notre Dame visits No. 13 Stanford in CFP eliminator

  STANFORD — Amid all the uncertainty surrounding the College Football Playoff, one thing is crystal clear: The loser of the Notre-Dame Stanford game won’t be part of the final four. As for the winner, that will be a much more complicated question. With both teams currently outside the top four even a late-season win […]

Clairdee primed for ‘Soulful Sounds of the Season’

VALLEJO — Clairdee is a musician on a mission – and it’s not to top the sales chart. The former Fairfield resident wants to uplift people with her voice and music. She’s performing at a Vallejo Jazz Society-sponsored event Dec. 6 at the Empress Theatre. The program title is “Soulful Sounds of the Season,” but Clairdee, […]

Adele grows up with ’25’

FAIRFIELD — “Hello. It’s me.” Even Adele knows that she needs no introduction. The British chanteuse returned last week with “25,” her first LP in nearly a half-decade, bolstered by its smash lead single, “Hello.” Her last album, 2011’s “21,” yielded massive hits “Rolling in the Deep” and “Someone Like You” on the way to […]

Artist has an appetite for (food) construction

FAIRFIELD — Looking at Vincent Concepcion’s FoodieWorld acrylic painting may induce cravings, bring a smile to your face and leave you wanting to see more in the series. Or, all three. He jokingly tells people the 20 items contained on canvas total “approximately 10,000 calories.” The Vallejo resident’s creation is one of 115 works selected […]

Week in preview Nov. 27-Dec. 3, 2015

Fairfield 7 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday Parthenon Ballet: “The Nutcracker” Fairfield Center for Creative Arts, 1035 Texas St. www.parthenoncenter.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday Open mic Gordon’s Music and Sound, 810 Texas St. 422-0313. 2 p.m. Saturday The 7th Sons Seven Artisans Winery, 4341 Abernathy Road. 425-2370. 3:30 p.m. Saturday Tree lighting […]

Holiday ha-has on tap at Harbor Arts Center

SUISUN CITY — It appears Cheryl Anderson will be Cheryl the Soccer Mom for the foreseeable future. The comic, who is appearing in Suisun City Saturday, has two adult daughters, 28 and 21. The youngest is finishing college. The oldest is married. She and her spouse live with Anderson and her husband. Cheryl, the Soccer […]

2015 Daily Republic All City football team: Smith, Bailey, Murphy grab top honors

  Winning even a part of the Solano County Athletic Conference championship seemed like a longshot for the Vanden High football team, even before the Vikings began official practice in August. Two-time 1,000-yard rusher Isaiah Hamilton had transferred to Inderkum of Sacramento and then quarterback Stefan Koss suffered a season-ending arm injury the week before […]

Warriors want more after making NBA history with 16-0 start

  OAKLAND — Even though he hasn’t been in his usual spot on the bench, ailing coach Steve Kerr has contributed plenty to Golden State’s record start. On Tuesday night, his defending champion Warriors routed the Los Angeles Lakers 111-77 to become the first team in NBA history to begin a season 16-0. Hours earlier, […]

Vacaville Christian volleyball falls 3-0 in NorCal quarterfinals

VACAVILLE — It came one round earlier than usual, but the Vacaville Christian High girls volleyball team was eliminated from the CIF Northern California regional quarterfinals with a 3-0 loss to Santa Catalina of Monterey at Will C. Wood, Tuesday. This loss, though, was unlike the previous two losses in the NorCal semifinals. This time […]

Warriors make NBA history as first team to start season 16-0

OAKLAND — The defending champion Golden State Warriors set the record for best start in NBA history at 16-0, as Stephen Curry had 24 points and nine assists in a 111-77 rout of the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night. With their coach sidelined, the Warriors surpassed the 15-0 starts by the Washington Capitols of […]

Tomsula surprised by 49ers’ tentative play in latest loss

SANTA CLARA — Jim Tomsula studied the film from the 49ers’ lopsided loss to the rival Seattle Seahawks and saw a tentative team, one trying not to make mistakes. “I got the feeling again watching the tape, I use the term, ‘don’t play not to make a mistake, don’t tackle being afraid to miss the […]

Raiders losing streak dampens playoff talk

ALAMEDA — Earlier this month, Oakland Raiders safety Charles Woodson wanted his teammates to embrace the idea of talking about the playoffs. Three weeks later, the postseason chatter inside Oakland’s locker room has gone silent. Now the focus is on fixing a long list of problems on both sides of the ball and ending a […]

NBA Capsules

CLEVELAND — LeBron James joined Oscar Robertson on an exclusive NBA list and Kevin Love scored a season-high 34 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers remained unbeaten at home with a 117-103 win over the Orlando Magic on Monday night. James had 15 points and 13 assists and joined Robertson, the legendary “Big O,” as the […]

NHL Capsules

NEW YORK — Henrik Lundqvist made 31 saves in his second shutout of the season and the New York Rangers beat the Nashville Predators 3-0 Monday night for their ninth straight victory at home. Rick Nash, Derek Stepan and Kevin Hayes scored for the Rangers, who won for the 11th time in 12 games overall […]

Mens basketball Top 25 capsules

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Javon Bess scored nine of his 13 points in the first half and matched a season high with six rebounds to help No. 3 Michigan State pull away to beat Eastern Michigan 89-65 on Monday night. The Spartans (4-0) were sluggish early in the game. But they led 40-25 at halftime […]

Patriots improve to 10-0, beat Bills 20-13

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady called out Rex Ryan and then he beat the Bills — again. After shouting the name of the Buffalo coach as an audible, Brady led New England to a 20-13 victory over the Bills on Monday night and kept the defending Super Bowl champions on course for their second perfect […]

Womens college basketball Top 25 capsules

HARTFORD, Conn. — Breanna Stewart scored 25 points and top-ranked UConn routed Kansas State 97-57 on Monday night, the 30th anniversary of Geno Auriemma’s first game as head coach of the Huskies. Gabby Williams added 16 points and 12 rebounds, helping give Auriemma his 919th win. Stewart became the ninth player in school history to […]

Del Rio’s concerns go beyond non-challenge for Raiders

ALAMEDA — Oakland coach Jack Del Rio defended his decision not to challenge a play that might have helped sustain a drive by the Raiders’ sputtering offense in the second quarter of Sunday’s loss to the Detroit Lions. Of more concern to Del Rio is a three-game losing streak that has dropped his team to […]

Walker’s 39 points lift Hornets over Kings 127-122 in OT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kemba Walker scored 39 points, and the Charlotte Hornets battled back from 22 points down in the second half to beat the Sacramento Kings 127-122 in overtime Monday night. Nicolas Batum had 18 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists for the Hornets, who have won four of their last five games. Jeremy […]

3 teams send reminders they should not be dismissed

Like Dikembe Mutombo waving his finger at anyone so unwise to challenge him in the paint, several NFL teams sent reminders Sunday that they’re still viable in the playoff race. Green Bay, Seattle and Indianapolis delivered the messages loud and clear. The most emphatic statement was made by the Packers, on the road against a […]

Behind the call: Peko pops off, then protests his innocence

The Bengals were either busted or they got a bum rap. Arizona’s Carson Palmer was about to spike the ball with a six seconds left, bringing Chandler Catanzaro on for a long field goal to break the 31-31 tie Sunday night when right guard Ted Larsen jumped out of his stance. Because a false start […]

Column: Maturity helps Kyle Busch finally win 1st Cup title

HOMESTEAD, Fla. — There was a time early in Kyle Busch’s career that his talent could not save his job. Wrecked race cars and temper tantrums helped wear out his welcome with Rick Hendrick, who let Busch go knowing the young driver would probably beat Hendrick Motorsports in a championship battle down the road. That’s […]

Hawks’ Budenholzer fined $25,00 for contact with official

ATLANTA — Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer was fined $25,000 on Monday for making contact with an official, a punishment that was strongly criticized by the referees’ union as too lenient. The fine, announced by NBA vice president for basketball operations Kiki VanDeWeghe, followed Budenholzer’s technical foul and ejection from Saturday’s 109-97 loss at the […]

Warriors look to follow up NBA title by posting record start

OAKLAND — Anyone who thought the Golden State Warriors would be content after winning one NBA title was sadly mistaken. With Stephen Curry hitting 3-pointers at a record-setting pace and the rest of his teammates playing with a high level of intensity and focus, the Warriors have tied the NBA record with 15 straight wins […]

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