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Being part of the crew on a sailboat is no cruise. Everything must be done on your own: the cooking, cleaning, maintenance of the ship and the actual sailing. Most people would prefer the modern luxury of cruising, but this October, Amador’s own Kimberly Wooten will willingly assume the role…

The Amador Polar Bears swim program finished its 2019 season strong, with great performances at the Mother Lode Championships on July 27 and 28 at Vista del Lago High School in Folsom.

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The date of August 11, 2019 will live long in the short history of the Represa Pioneers. At 12:55 p.m. on this red-letter day, the Pioneers were officially crowned the 2019 Gold Country Vintage Base Ball champions, beating the Mother Lode Miners 8-6 at Stonehouse Park in Rancho Murieta.

The Amador County Recreation Agency’s annual men’s slowpitch softball league playoffs have played out to form with the top three seeds the only ones left standing as the postseason tournament heads into its final week.

After a busy weekend of jamboree-style scrimmages, the youth football season officially gets rolling this weekend with the start of Motherlode Valley League play. The Amador Junior Buffaloes hit the road for games at Ripon and the Argonaut Junior Mustangs travel to Waterford, while the Calav…

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The Mother Lode Youth Soccer League’s first-ever pre-season camp was a hit with more than 100 boys and girls taking part in the two-day clinic on August 2 and 3 at Howard Park.

The 31st annual Native Sons of the Golden West Golf Tournament was held on Sunday, August 4 at Castle Oaks Golf Club. The Scramble format tournament was won by (pictured left to right) Mike Lahman, Colin Bennett, Eddie Reed and Steve Fredrick.

Outdoorswoman Pamela Stroude again joined Mother-Rucker Dave Gebauer for an upcountry hiking adventure day amidst the spectacular views and endless wildflowers surrounding Lake Winnemucca, near Tahoe. 

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ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Raiders receiver Antonio Brown lost his grievance with the NFL on Monday over his use of an old helmet that is no longer certified as safe to use for practice or play.

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The players stayed at camp in California, but owner Mark Davis and other top Raiders executives were on hand for the ceremonial topping off of the team's new $1.9 billion stadium in Las Vegas. The AP's Barry Wilner talks about how the team might fare in its last season in Oakland, and prospe…

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Tanner Roark was on the road headed to Atlanta for the Cincinnati Reds' next series when he stopped to get something to eat and learned that he'd be going in a much different direction.

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POMONA, Calif. (AP) — Matt Hagan beat defending season champion Robert Hight in the Funny Car final Sunday in the season-opening Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Kings forward Dustin Brown was suspended for one game without pay Sunday for kneeing Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Mikhail Sergachev.

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BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Lucas Siewert scored a career-high 17 points, including a pair of 3-pointers down the stretch and the Colorado Buffaloes beat the Stanford Cardinal 64-56 Sunday for their third win in a row.

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MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — By forcing the ball out of Jock Landale's hands, Gonzaga was able to avenge a home loss to Saint Mary's and move back into first place in the West Coast Conference.

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah spent the better part of 40 minutes dominating California on both ends of the floor. The Utes generated explosive offense through efficient passing and imposed suffocating defense on the Bears.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers' bid to win their first World Series in 29 years came up short in a Game 7 loss to Houston. They seek to take the final step to an elusive championship this season with the roster mostly intact and an eye on the future.

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — With the San Diego Padres still in deep rebuilding mode, the player a lot of fans are interested in seeing the most is a 19-year-old shortstop who has yet to spend a day in the big leagues.

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jason Day sank an 18-inch birdie putt on the sixth playoff hole to beat Alex Noren and win the Farmers Insurance Open in front of empty grandstands on No. 18 at Torrey Pines.

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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Mackenzie McDonald knew he was ready to turn pro after his junior year at UCLA. He had just won the NCAA singles and doubles titles and believed he was ready to take the next step.

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Stockton, Calif. – The Stockton Heat, proud AHL affiliate of the NHL’s Calgary Flames, announced today the promotional schedule for the 2017-18 season including themed events, giveaways, specialty jerseys, meal deals and more. 

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STOCKTON, Calif. - The 2017 season came to an end for the Stockton Ports on Friday night at Banner Island Ballpark. After winning the Second Half title and edging the Visalia Rawhide and San Jose Giants to earn a playoff berth, the Ports were swept out of the North Division Finals by the Mod…

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MODESTO, Calif. - The Stockton Ports will have to win on Friday night to extend their season. Stockton gave up four runs in the bottom of the first inning on Thursday night on its way to an 11-5 loss to the Modesto Nuts that gives Modesto a 2-0 series lead as the best-of-five shifts to Banne…

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MODESTO, Calif. - Game 1 of the North Division Finals came down to one swing of the bat and it belonged to Jordan Cowan. Cowan, who hit just two home runs all season, hit a three-run homer off Stockton Ports reliever Angel Duno (0-1) who was pressed into emergency relief duty and it proved t…

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STOCKTON, Calif. - The Stockton Ports finished the 2017 regular season on a high note Monday night at Banner Island Ballpark. Stockton dispatched the San Jose Giants 7-3 and, in doing so, clinched the Second Half title in the North Division, their first Second Half crown since 2014. The Port…