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INDIAN SUMMER

It won't take long for Ripon to see what it's made of.No team in the Manteca area has a stiffer pre-league schedule than these Indians, who are coming off back-to-back 11-win seasons with the lower...

July 31, 2014 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports

A’s deal Cespedes to land Lester

OAKLAND (AP) - Billy Beane considers Jon Lester a proven ace who can carry a pitching staff through the playoffs, just like he did last fall. The general manager acquired Lester to make sure Oaklan...

July 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Safety Bethea finding a groove with 49ers w

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Once most players had gone inside from practice on a hot day, there stood Antoine Bethea working to perfect a handshake with new 49ers teammate Demarcus Dobbs.They tried it sever...

July 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Venus Williams advances to QF

STANFORD (AP) - Venus Williams advanced to the Bank of the West quarterfinals Thursday night, beating fourth-seeded Victoria Azarenka 6-4, 7-6 (1).After the 10th-ranked Azarenka, who celebrated her...

July 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Resilient woods starts well at Bridgestone

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Tiger Woods showed signs of a positive recovery Thursday at the Bridgestone Invitational. Not just from back surgery, but from making bogeys.Woods bounced back with birdies all t...

July 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Deadline dealin’

Baseball fans were still trying to sort out the dizzying deals for postseason aces Jon Lester and John Lackey, Home Run Derby champ Yoenis Cespedes and All-Star shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera when they...

July 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports

A’s deal Tommy Milone to Twins for Sam Fuld

OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics have traded left-hander Tommy Milone to the Minnesota Twins for outfielder Sam Fuld.The A's announced the deal Thursday morning before the trade deadline.Milone...

July 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Chekwa taking reps with Raiders

NAPA (AP) - Chimdi Chekwa has dealt with so much in his first two NFL seasons that a matchup with wide receiver James Jones in practice seemed fairly easy in comparison for the Oakland cornerback.A...

July 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Lynch ends holdout, arrives at camp

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - Marshawn Lynch's holdout is over, ending one distraction so far for the Super Bowl champions.Lynch arrived at the Seattle Seahawks practice facility on Thursday afternoon follo...

July 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Johnson takes LOA from golf

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Dustin Johnson is taking a leave of absence from golf to seek help for "personal challenges," a swift end to his season that will keep him from playing the PGA Championship, the ...

July 31, 2014 | | Pro Sports

GOP hopeful goes homeless for a week

FRESNO (AP) - The Republican candidate for California governor said Thursday he spent a week living as a homeless person in Fresno to highlight the disparity between the governor's claim that the s...

July 31, 2014 | | State

People recall man looked out of place at Fresno shelter

FRESNO - Advocates for the homeless say a clean-cut man who showed up at a Fresno shelter last week looked out of place. Now they know why - it was 41-year-old millionaire Neel Kashkari, a Republi...

July 31, 2014 | By SCOTT SMITH The Associated Press | State

Californians to see 4.2 percent increase in health plan premiums

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Californians buying individual health plans on the state's exchange will see their premiums rise by an average of 4.2 percent in 2015, about half the increase the industry has se...

July 31, 2014 | | State

Passenger dies, pilot hurt in parking lot crash

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A small plane clipped the top of a store before it crashed in the parking lot of a San Diego shopping center, killing a 78-year-old passenger and seriously injuring the 52-year-old...

July 31, 2014 | | State

Warwick knows her way to San Jose

SAN JOSE (AP) - In 1968, Dionne Warwick had never been to San Jose and didn't think much of the song. But after the iconic singer recorded "Do You Know The Way To San Jose?" and the song became a ...

July 31, 2014 | | State

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