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Justices & their cellphones

Since the nomination of Robert Bork to the Supreme Court went up in flames back in 1987, every appointee to the court has understood that when asked at confirmation hearings about how your personal...

July 02, 2014 | By Susan Estrich Political commentator | Other Views

DARKNESS PREVAILS

TRACY - One game ended a day later than it was supposed to.Another one will be decided today.It was a wild night at Monticello School on Wednesday, which ended with Tracy National taking a 3-2 lead...

July 02, 2014 | Jonamar Jacinto | High School Sports

SPLL collects senior crown

STOCKTON - Spreckels Park defeated Tracy 6-1 Wednesday in the championship game of the Little League District 67 Senior All-Star Tournament hosted by Weston Ranch Little League.For the second night...

July 02, 2014 | Dave Campbell | Regional Sports

Mantecan wins national championship

Manteca resident Zach White played a key role in Lamorinda Baseball Club's run to the under-11 Travelball Select National Championship title last week at the East Cobb Baseball Complex in Marietta,...

July 02, 2014 | Jonamar Jacinto | Regional Sports

Howard may have saved best for last

SAO PAULO (AP) - Tim Howard left a lasting impression on Americans from coast to coast - and fans around the world, really - for his incredible, improbable saves in the loss to Belgium in extra tim...

July 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports

TPC Harding Park lands 3 top tourneys

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The southwest corridor of San Francisco is going to get all the golf it can handle over the next decade.TPC Harding Park will host the Match Play Championship in 2015, the PGA ...

July 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Verlander finds form vs. A’s

DETROIT (AP) - Justin Verlander knows he isn't going to make a sixth straight All-Star team.A few more performances like the one Wednesday might mean he's heading in the right direction, however.Ve...

July 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Wainwright has the right stuff

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Adam Wainwright allowed four hits over 7 2/3 innings, Matt Carpenter continued to feast on San Francisco pitching and the St. Louis Cardinals ended a scoring drought, beating t...

July 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Wimbledon’s champ ousted in straight sets

LONDON (AP) - The silence at Centre Court made abundantly clear that Andy Murray's time as Wimbledon champion was coming to a close.Out of sorts from the start of his quarterfinal against up-and-co...

July 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Bubba has home-course advantage

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) - To get ready for this week's tournament, Bubba Watson simply has to walk out his front door.Watson moved his family a month ago into a home built at The Greenbri...

July 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Deals slow to a trickle on 2nd day

Sabres general manager Tim Murray joked that he has run out of spending money two days into NHL free agency.Most of his fellow executives appeared to be in the same boat Wednesday.The frenzy of hig...

July 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Cavs meeting with Hayward; Nets land coach

CLEVELAND (AP) - Gordon Hayward once named Cleveland his least favorite NBA city. He might have to change his mind.Utah's restricted free agent small forward has scheduled a meeting with the Cavali...

July 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Marlins’ Alvarez is winning with theatrical flair

MIAMI (AP) - Henderson Alvarez's a pitcher, and that's not his only position. He'll throw a batter out at first base while sitting on the mound. He'll lie flat on his back while watching a teammate...

July 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Colombians recall Escobar’s death

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - The murder 20 years ago Wednesday of a Colombian soccer player who had accidentally scored for the other side, helping eliminate his team from the World Cup, stands in stark...

July 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports

Klinsmann right: US not ready to contend

SAO PAULO (AP) - Turns out Jurgen Klinsmann was right: The United States isn't ready to win the World Cup.The Americans were eliminated in the round of 16 for the second straight tournament. They'v...

July 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports

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