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Goff’s 4 TD passes lead No. 24 Cal past Washington St. 34-28

  BERKELEY — Touchdown passes and big plays from Jared Goff are what’s expected for California. It took another opportunistic day from the defense to keep the 24th-ranked Golden Bears undefeated. Cal forced four turnovers, had seven sacks and made two big special teams plays to back a four-touchdown performance from Goff and secure a […]

Del Rio ready to match up with Fox as Raiders visit Bears

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Jack Del Rio is ready to match up with old friend and former boss John Fox. Oakland visits the Chicago Bears on Sunday and instead of the usual collisions of helmets and pads, the Raiders coach had an unusual idea. “I wish it could be him and I wrestling on the […]

Rodgers, Packers try to extend perfect start against 49ers

SANTA CLARA — Sure, the Green Bay Packers know exactly where the Super Bowl will be played four months from now. They will take the field at Levi’s Stadium on Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers with high expectations of returning to the Bay Area for a second time come February to play for the […]

USTA to make a racquet in Fairfield, again

FAIRFIELD — The man who beat Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon is coming to Fairfield – and he is bringing some friends. Professional tennis returns to Solano County after 24 years, and several up-and-coming American hopefuls are among those scheduled to play at the $50,000 USTA Fairfield Men’s Pro Challenger. “Napa decided not to move forward with […]

Shooting hits home for Royals’ Guthrie

CHICAGO — Kansas City Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie fondly remembers those days growing up in Oregon — riding his bike all around Roseburg, going to the local swimming pool and cheering on the basketball team at Umpqua Community College. All those memories came flooding back after a gunman opened fire at the school on Thursday, […]

Falcons hold on for 37-34 win over Armijo

FAIRFIELD — The trophy stays at 205 East Atlantic Avenue – by a matter of inches. A 42-yard field goal try by Armijo High’s Alex Galvan with 11 seconds left had plenty of distance but bounced off the left upright as Fairfield escaped with a 37-34 victory at Schaefer Stadium in the 50th meeting between […]

Mustangs gallop to victory on kickoff return

VALLEJO — No matter how Bethel High clawed, Rodriguez always had an answer to earn its first win of the season. The Jaguars refused to go quietly Friday night at Vallejo’s Corbus Field in a 32-26 win for the visiting Mustangs. With the score knotted at 26 a side, Bethel kicked off to Rodriguez with […]

Vanden drops non league match to Napa 44-12

NAPA — The Vanden High football team drove 79 yards on it’s opening drive and capped off with a touchdown for it’s first and only lead. After that, though, the Vikings only managed 95 offensive yards, while giving up 169 yards to just one of Napa’s players alone. With the early touchdown and a late pick-six by […]

The 300: Local athlete among Spartan race elite

FAIRFIELD — Weekend plans for this Saturday might include a trip to wine country, a run up to Apple Hill, checking out some college football or the ever-popular Netflix and chill. For Green Valley resident Jon Webb, Saturday will be divided up into equal parts of misery and pain. Webb will be in Squaw Valley […]

Vacaville singer competes to become next ‘Voice’

VACAVILLE — Lyndsey Elm is still able to walk around Vacaville without getting mobbed. That could change as the singer continues her quest to become “The Voice.” The 22-year-old graduate of Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo was on the NBC TV show Monday and Tuesday. She will perform Sunday and Oct. 11 in her hometown. […]

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Samba time: Music of Brazil taking over downtown venue

FAIRFIELD — It’s not too late to take a vacation – musically, that is. The sounds of Brazil, the Caribbean and Latin jazz can be heard Saturday at the Fairfield Center for Creative Arts when guitarist Ray Obiedo and his band, Mistura Fina, perform. Jeff Trager, who is producing the show, approached Obiedo with the […]

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Vacaville comic hopes to win SF Comedy Competition

FAIRFIELD — It’s down to the wire for Vacaville resident and Vallejo native Myles Weber. He’s hoping to follow in the footsteps of Robin Williams, Ellen DeGeneres and Dana Carvey, taking home top honors in the annual San Francisco Comedy Competition. It’s been a good run, so far. Weber has racked up some first-place finishes […]

Celebrate freedom to read with Banned Books Week

I spent the past few days digging through boxes and boxes of stored books in honor of Banned Books Week, which ends Saturday. Banned books are defined as those actually removed from one place or another, be it a library, school or bookstore. A challenged book is the attempt to remove or restrict the book. My […]

Week in Preview: Oct. 2-8, 2015

Fairfield 7 p.m. Friday First Friday Concert Series: Rhythm Method 4 Anheuser-Busch, 3101 Busch Drive. 429-7595. Noon Saturday Pinkfest Wooden Valley Winery, 4756 Suisun Valley Road. www.pink-lemonade.org. 2 p.m. Saturday Seven Artisans Winery: Rhythm Method 4 341 Abernathy Road. 425-2370. 6 p.m. Saturday Belly Laughs Jelly Belly Visitor’s Center, One Jelly Belly Lane. www.downtowntheatre.com. 6:30 p.m. Saturday […]

Giants reliever Jeremy Affeldt retiring after season

  SAN FRANCISCO — Torn between being a present father to his three young sons and a professional pitcher, Jeremy Affeldt nearly walked away from baseball for good at the All-Star break before manager Bruce Bochy and catcher Buster Posey talked him into sticking it out a couple more months. Now with the season wrapping […]

Leake throws 2-hitter as Giants beat Dodgers 5-0

  SAN FRANCISCO — Impending free agent Mike Leake gave the Giants something to think about in his final start of the season. Now, it’s up to San Francisco general manager Bobby Evans and the rest of the team’s brass to figure out whether the pitcher will be back in 2016. Leake pitched a two-hitter […]

Barry Zito is content after A’s 8-7 win over Angels

  ANAHEIM — Barry Zito’s big league career began 15 years ago with a win over the Angels in Oakland. It might have ended Wednesday with four innings against the Angels in the waning days of a losing season. If this was it for the 37-year-old left-hander with the nastiest of curveballs, Zito is content […]

Raiders ride triplets to early season success

  ALAMEDA — The Oakland Raiders have spent most of the past decade searching for big-play options at quarterback, running back and receiver. Three weeks into this season, it looks as if they have finally found them in Derek Carr, Latavius Murray and Amari Cooper. The three are home-grown emerging stars who have quickly gone […]

Kaepernick blocks out the chatter about his worst game

  SANTA CLARA — Opposing defender Tyrann Mathieu went off about how San Francisco’s simplified passing game made it clear where Colin Kaepernick’s throws were going in Sunday’s 40-point, four-interception loss at Arizona. The quarterback’s worst game as a pro prompted plenty of people to question his game and all that work he put in […]

College Notebook: Beverly on course for Sacramento State

The collegiate golf season is one of the longest, running essentially from September through May. Armijo High graduate Aaron Beverly is off to a solid start in his junior season with Sacramento State, winning Big Sky Men’s Golfer of the Week honors for the third time in his career by shooting a career-best 208 over […]

Rodriguez sweeps Armijo in first matchup of the season between schools

FAIRFIELD — It was the first match between the Rodriguez and Armijo High volleyball team’s in the latter’s new era of coaching, but it was a similar result with the Indians finding that it’s going to take a little more to dethrone the defending co-league champions. Even with the reigning Monticello Empire League player of the […]

Angels keep rolling with win over A’s

ANAHEIM — Albert Pujols had an RBI double among his three hits, Erick Aybar drove in three runs and the Los Angeles Angels kept the AL playoff race tight for yet another day with their seventh consecutive victory, 8-1 over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night. Los Angeles began the day a half-game out of […]

Dodgers homer their way into playoffs

SAN FRANCISCO — Clayton Kershaw pitched the big-money Dodgers to their third straight NL West title, tossing a 1-hitter as Los Angeles beat the San Francisco Giants 8-0 on Tuesday night. Kershaw allowed just a third-inning single and struck out 13, and now he’ll get a chance to erase those sour postseason memories as the […]

Carr taking advantage of Raiders’ receiver depth

ALAMEDA — Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio says the recipe for a good quarterback comes down to two things: decision-making and accuracy. Derek Carr has already shown significant progress in both areas, along with an increased willingness to throw the deep pass. Oakland’s second-year quarterback is coming off back-to-back 300-yard games in which he […]

Warriors swingman Iguodala ready to do whatever team needs

OAKLAND — Andre Iguodala has been doing more dunking this offseason, and that’s rare for him when nothing is on the line. Even with fresh knees following a trip to Germany to receive special injections, Iguodala is expected to go from NBA Finals MVP back to his role as a key reserve for the champion […]

Greinke, Dodgers denied NL West as Giants win 3-2 in 12

SAN FRANCISCO — Zack Greinke and the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers were denied a playoff-clinching party for at least another day, losing to the San Francisco Giants 3-2 on pinch-hitter Alejandro De Aza’s 12th-inning sacrifice fly Monday night. Andre Ethier hit a tying groundout in the top of the ninth, then the rivals needed […]

Angels rally past A’s in 9th for their 6th straight win, 5-4

ANAHEIM — Pinch-hitter David Murphy drove a bases-loaded single into left field to end it, and the Los Angeles Angels kept the pressure on in the AL wild-card race with their sixth consecutive victory, 5-4 over the Oakland Athletics on Monday night. Albert Pujols tied it with his 558th career homer in the sixth inning […]

Baseball Capsules

CARDINALS 3, PIRATES 0 PITTSBURGH — Matt Carpenter raced home to break a scoreless tie in the ninth inning when two Pittsburgh Pirates outfielders mishandled Jon Jay’s single, and Mark Reynolds followed with a two-run homer to lift the banged-up St. Louis Cardinals to a 3-0 win on Monday night. The Cardinals reduced their magic […]

Rodgers throws for 5 TDs, Packers beat Chiefs 38-28

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Aaron Rodgers dissected another defense on a national stage, building a big enough cushion for the Green Bay Packers to overcome a late rush by Jamaal Charles and the Kansas City Chiefs. Rodgers threw for 333 yards and five touchdowns, including three to Randall Cobb, and Green Bay beat Kansas City […]

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