Fortt leaving Penn State for Cal

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Penn State top reserve linebacker Khairi Fortt is heading to California, the latest Nittany Lion to transfer in the wake of tough NCAA sanctions against the program. The junior says in a statement Wednesday issued through his father, Guy Fortt, that he loved Cal when he visited when being recruited...
Keep Reading »

Mariners net sixth win in a row over Jays

SEATTLE — The closed door during Mariners manager Eric Wedge’s postgame talk was not enough to stifle the whooping coming from the Seattle clubhouse. While Wedge explained his pleasure with Jason Vargas’ strong start, shortstop Brendan Ryan was being doused with ketchup and beer in the shower by his teammates. The team was celebrating...
Keep Reading »
San Francisco Giants

Giants defeat Mets

SAN FRANCISCO — Matt Harvey’s start to his major league career is giving the New York Mets hope that the future could be bright. If only the present was so pretty. Harvey struck out seven in six innings in his second straight solid outing, but the San Francisco Giants took advantage of a two-run...
Keep Reading »
Los Angeles LA Dodgers

Dodgers make moves, but don’t win on deadline day

LOS ANGELES — The Arizona Diamondbacks have sent a message to the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first two games of their NL West showdown: This is going to be a three-team race after all. Paul Goldschmidt homered in the first inning for the second straight game, Miguel Montero added a three-run shot and...
Keep Reading »

Redd decides to transfer to USC

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — An early-morning rally and last-minute social media campaign couldn’t keep star tailback Silas Redd from leaving Penn State for Southern California. The 1,200-yard rusher opted Tuesday to leave a Nittany Lions program facing heavy NCAA sanctions handed down because of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. Among the penalties...
Keep Reading »
golden state warriors logo

Warriors re-sign forward Rush

OAKLAND, Calif. — Brandon Rush is back where he wanted to be all along. Rush agreed to an $8 million, two-year deal Tuesday to stay with the Golden State Warriors after becoming the team’s most reliable reserve last season. Rush’s agent, Mark Bartelstein, said the second year of the contract is a player option....
Keep Reading »
Gems Logo

Coronado on point to help Gems avoid sweep

LONGVIEW, Ore. — Aside from the obvious fact that a sweep would have meant the Klamath Falls Gems went winless in a four-game series at the Cowlitz Black Bears, a loss Monday night would have also put the Gems two games back for the postseason. Luckily for Klamath Falls, they did not lose, getting...
Keep Reading »
San Francisco Giants

Hairston homers twice, Mets beat Giants in 10th

SAN FRANCISCO — Brandon Belt thought he might have hit a game-winning homer when it left his bat. Instead it landed in Jordany Valdespin’s glove a step or two in front of the center field fence. ”The heavy air comes in out there and just knocks the ball down,” Belt said. ”Can’t really do...
Keep Reading »

Soni takes silver despite the unpredictable

LONDON – The thing about the Olympics, they don’t always turn out as planned. All the endless hours, months, years of training and plotting and preparing can be undone by a totally unpredictable event. That’s what may have happened to Rebecca Soni on Monday night at the Olympic pool. Though these are the USC...
Keep Reading »
logo - san francisco 49ers forty niners

49ers’ Gore still driven despite accomplishments

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Frank Gore may stand alone among all San Francisco 49ers running backs but he’s not done working. The three-time Pro Bowler is still one of the first players to arrive each day at team headquarters, beginning his training camp ritual with an early morning conditioning session long before the 49ers...
Keep Reading »