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40-year-old 49er enjoys role as mentor

SANTA CLARA (AP) — One’s the oldest on the team by a long shot at 40 and entering his 17th NFL season. The other is a poised rookie and the 49ers’ youngest player who just turned 21 in June. Veteran kicker Phil Dawson is thoroughly enjoying his role as mentor for strong-legged punter Bradley Pinion, […]

Blue Jays beat A’s for 9th straight win

TORONTO (AP) — Jose Bautista hit a solo home run, Drew Hutchison pitched seven strong innings and the Toronto Blue Jays won their ninth straight game, beating the Oakland Athletics 4-2 on Tuesday night. Toronto starting pitchers have held the opposition to three earned runs or fewer in 15 consecutive games. Hutchison (11-2) allowed two runs […]

2 colleges settle claims for protest restrictions

POMONA (AP) — Two California colleges have settled complaints over restrictions on student protests, and other campuses may come under similar scrutiny. Cal Poly Pomona and Citrus College in Glendora, both east of Los Angeles, have in the past eight months settled cases brought against them by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, also known as […]

Brown signs bill removing ‘alien’ from law

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday that he signed a bill to remove the term “alien” from the California labor code to describe foreign-born workers. Brown signed SB 432 by Sen. Tony Mendoza, D-Artesia. The new law takes effect next year. Mendoza said removing the term “alien” is an important step toward modernizing California […]

Fourth night of Ferguson protests brings confrontations, arrests

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Police arrested nearly two dozen people in Ferguson during a protest that stretched into early today marking the anniversary of the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, although there was no repeat of the violence that scarred weekend demonstrations. There were no shots fired and no burglaries, looting or property damage […]

Raiders’ Carr gets receiving help in year 2

NAPA (AP) — For all the good that Derek Carr accomplished as a rookie starting 16 games at quarterback for the Oakland Raiders, there was one glaring negative: The inability to get the ball downfield. Carr finished last in the league in yards per completion and yards per attempt as he too often threw short and […]

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Niners’ Harold has quick learning curve

SANTA CLARA — Eli Harold came to work Friday morning and was hit quickly with the realization there would be no more easing into his rookie season with the San Francisco 49ers. Harold, the team’s third-round draft pick, had been taking snaps during training camp this month at outside linebacker behind Aldon Smith, one of […]

Valencia, Chavez power A’s past Astros

OAKLAND (AP) — Danny Valencia could get used to being a cleanup hitter. In his second straight game at the No. 4 spot in the order for the Oakland Athletics, Valencia delivered an early two-run double to support right-hander Jesse Chavez’s strong start in a 2-1 victory over the Houston Astros on Saturday. Valencia ripped […]

Champs held to draw as Premier League kicks off

LONDON (AP) — Chelsea began its English Premier League title defense with a red card for goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and a 2-2 draw at home to Swansea on a frustrating opening Saturday at Stamford Bridge. Jose Mourinho’s side twice had the lead, but paid the price for Courtois’ rash challenge on Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis […]

Bryant homers as surging Cubs beat Giants

CHICAGO (AP) — Kris Bryant homered and drove in three runs to help the surging Chicago Cubs beat the San Francisco Giants 8-6 on Saturday. Bryant’s big day powered Chicago to its third straight win and ninth in 10 games. He also walked and scored on Miguel Montero’s tiebreaking single in the fifth inning as […]

Task force urges more research into child autism screening

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government task force says more research is needed to determine if toddlers should be screened for autism even if check-ups or parents haven’t spotted developmental problems — despite guidelines from other health groups that urge such screening. Doctors are supposed to routinely check if youngsters are meeting appropriate milestones or show […]

Trump jolts first GOP debate

Rivals scramble for attention CLEVELAND (AP) — A combative Donald Trump, the billionaire businessman-turned-presidential candidate, jolted the first Republican debate of the 2016 campaign by warning he might run as an independent if denied the GOP nomination. His startling declaration left his onstage rivals scrambling to compete for attention the rest of the night. Asked […]

In split with Obama, Sen. Chuck Schumer opposes Iran deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat expected to be the party’s next leader in the Senate, said he will oppose the Iran nuclear deal in spite of President Barack Obama’s intense lobbying in favor of the accord. The deal, struck last month with Tehran and Western powers, would curb Iran’s nuclear […]

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