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  • Jon Gruden fêtes Raiders fans at appreciation event

    Jon Gruden threw a party Friday evening. The dress code: Silver and black. Before convening for training camp next week, the Raiders and their returning head coach put on a fan appreciation event Friday at Ricky's Sports Theatre and Grill in San Leandro. More than 500 fans attended the event, which featured no cover charge, free food, music and a spirited Gruden leading the proceedings. Fans were asked not to begin lining up until 3 p.m. - some arrived before...

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  • Li, Noh keep rolling in U.S. Girls Junior

    In an event filled with golfers from around the world, an all-Bay Area final remains a distinct possibility in the U.S. Girls Junior Championship. Lucy Li (Redwood City) and Yealimi Noh (Concord) both sailed into the semifinals Friday at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach. Li advanced with a 5-and-4 quarterfinal victory over Doey Choi of Australia, and Noh rolled to a 7-and-5 win over Valery Plata of Colombia. Li will meet Alexa Pano of Lake Worth, Fla., in...

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  • Russian firm indicted in special counsel probe cites Kavanaugh decision to argue that charge should be dismissed

    WASHINGTON - A Russian company accused by special counsel Robert Mueller III of being part of an online operation to disrupt the 2016 presidential campaign is leaning in part on a decision by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to argue that the charge against it should be thrown out. The 2011 decision by Kavanaugh, writing for a three-judge panel, concerned the role that foreign nationals may play in U.S. elections. It upheld a federal law that said foreigners temporarily in the country may...

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  • Lucy Li wins first-round match at U.S. Girls Junior

    Lucy Li cruised to medalist honors in the U.S. Girls Junior Championship at Poppy Hills - and then scrambled to survive her first-round match against Cory Lopez of Mexico. Li, from Redwood City, made birdie on the 18th hole Thursday morning to earn a 1-up victory over Lopez. Their match started later than planned Wednesday, because of a fog delay, and was suspended Wednesday night after nine holes, with Lopez holding a one-up lead. Then, on Thursday, Li moved...

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  • Fog plays havoc with U.S. Girls Junior championship at Poppy Hills

    Lucy Li of Redwood City and Yealimi Noh of Concord finished 1-2 as stroke play at the U.S. Girls Junior Championship at the Poppy Hills course at Pebble Beach wrapped up Wednesday morning, but only five of 32 scheduled opening-round match-play clashes wrapped up as heavy fog delayed play for a second day. Li, who finished stroke play Tuesday, was medalist with a 36-hole total of 11-under-par 131, one shot shy of the championship record. Noh, who had to complete her second round...

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  • Tech students donate bed and prize money to Syrian refugee family

    The Furniture Trust provides student groups with used furniture and tasks them with up-cycling the materials into a new product.

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  • Tech students donate bed and prize money to Syrian refugee family

    At Nashoba Valley Technical High School in Westford, carpentry instructor Jonathan Pryor said he has several students who are a cut above.

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  • Concord’s Yealimi Noh rolls to Girls Junior PGA title

    Runner-up one year. Runaway winner the next. Concord's Yealimi Noh put the finishing touches on a record-setting week Thursday, posting a final-round 3-under 69 to win the Girls Junior PGA Championship in Kentucky by four shots. Noh's closing round at Kearney Hill Golf Links pushed her to a tournament-record 24-under. She opened with rounds of 66 and 65 and then all but sealed the deal with a career-best 8-under 64 in Wednesday's third round. ...

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  • US AG Jeff Sessions in NH to address opioid crisis

    United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions is in New Hampshire to address the opioid crisis.

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  • Darryl Rogers, former San Jose State head football coach, dies at 83

    Darryl Rogers, who led San Jose State for three winning seasons in the mid-1970s in a coaching career that included stints with Michigan State, Arizona State and the Detroit Lions, has died. He was 83. Rogers was the Spartans' head coach from 1973 through '75. San Jose State went 5-4-2, 8-3-1 and 9-2 in his three seasons. Before Rogers' arrival, the Spartans' last winning season was in 1961. "Darryl Rogers gave our football program legitimacy. He demanded...

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  • Memphis Grizzlies sign former Warriors forward Omri Casspi

    The Memphis Grizzlies signed their second free agent this offseason in Omri Casspi. Casspi, 30, played 53 games with the Warriors last season and averaged 5.7 points and 3.8 rebounds. He shot 58 percent from the floor and 45.5 percent outside the arc. However, he was left off Golden State's playoff roster. The 6-foot-9 forward has started 145 of 552 games in his career with Sacramento, Cleveland, Houston, New Orleans, Minnesota and Golden...

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  • Concord teen sets scoring record at Girls Junior PGA

    Yealimi Noh's roll through the Girls Junior PGA Championship picked up speed Wednesday when the Concord teen posted a personal-best 8-under 64 to establish a 54-hole tournament record. Noh finished three rounds at Kearney Hill Golf Links in Lexington, Ky., at 21-under, her total of 195 breaking the year-old record set by Rose Zhang by five shots. Zhang, the defending champion, shot a third-round 67 and - along with Alexa Melton - is at 14-under. ...

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  • Oakland leaders hope reward money stops arsons at construction sites

    After a series of unsolved arsons at housing projects under construction in the East Bay, Oakland developers said Monday they hope hundreds of thousands of dollars in reward money will attract a useful tipster and end the destruction. Members of the Jobs and Housing Coalition, a lobbying group of Oakland developers and businesses, announced a $300,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of a responsible party. "Clearly this is a disturbed individual...

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  • Campolindo’s John Torchio, O’Dowd’s Tierra Robinson-Jones top Bay Area prep athletes

    One piled up big football numbers and played three sports. The other stuck to one sport and meticulously lowered her times on the track to make Northern California history. While Campolindo-Moraga's John Torchio and Bishop O'Dowd-Oakland's Tierra Robinson-Jones had little in common in their sports, they share this: The seniors are The Chronicle's 2017-18 Metro Athletes of the Year. Torchio capped off a marvelous prep career by reaching the...

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