East Bay high school/community college scoreboard for Thursday, April 17 events
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San Jose Sharks get results from Raffi Torres, Tomas Hertl in lineup
Raffi Torres and Tomas Hertl both score goals for the San Jose Sharks against the Los Angeles Kings.
NHL: Rangers surge past Flyers in playoff opener
Brad Richards and Derek Stepan scored 47 seconds apart during a double penalty to lead the Rangers.
Golf: Matt Kuchar, Jordan Spieth refuse to slow down
The two contenders at the Masters are on course to win at the Heritage.
Sports digest: Duke freshman Jabari Parker is entering NBA draft
San Francisco 49ers running back LaMichael James reportedly being shopped around the NFL.
NBA: Spurs have 'burning desire' to return to Finals
The San Antonio Spurs dispelled critics who thought their NBA Finals loss to the Miami Heat was the last chance for the Spurs' core of Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili, instead following with perhaps the franchise's finest all-around season.
Power outage leaves SAP Center dark before Sharks playoff opener
A power outage at SAP Center darkened the San Jose arena about 45 minutes before the scheduled start of the Sharks' NHL playoff opener against the Los Angeles Kings
Softball: Valley Christian's Brynne Fitzpatrick strikes out 18 in win over Mt. Pleasant
The 18 strikeouts were two off Fitzpatrick's season high and marked the seventh time this spring she has struck out at least 16.
Warriors notebook: Jermaine O'Neal ready for playoff challenge
If experience counts for anything, the Golden State Warriors at least have a man replacing injured Andrew Bogut who has sizable playoff assets in his career account: Jermaine O'Neal has played in 90 postseason games, almost double that of any player on either the Warriors or Los Angeles Clippers.
Thompson: Warriors' best chance to beat Clippers is small ball
Losing Andrew Bogut leaves the Golden State Warriors vulnerable to the Los Angeles Clippers' inside game in their NBA playoff series; the Warriors' best chance to pull an upset is to go with a smaller lineup, and even then it will be difficult.
Giants' streak of one-run games their longest in 104 years
The San Francisco Giants played their seventh consecutive one-run game Thursday, losing 2-1 to the Los Angeles Dodgers. It's the Giants' longest streak of one-run decisions since 1910, according to STATS.
Stanford's Olympic diving coach Rick Schavone retires
Stanford diving coach Rick Schavone announces retirement after 36 years
On poker: Being unpredictable can keep opponents off balance
Poker metaphors often bleed into our daily lives. In political dramas, characters frequently say things like, "Don't put all your cards on the table," or, "Play it close to the vest.
Dodgers beat Giants behind Hyun-Jin Ryu's strong outing
San Francisco Giants held to four hits in seven innings by Hyun-Jin Ryu
A's Jesse Chavez adapting well to starting gig
Oakland A's pitcher Jesse Chavez finding success in starter's role
Earthquakes coach Mark Watson considering formation change for Colorado game
San Jose Earthquakes coach Mark Watson might alter formation against Colorado Rapids
Sharks will start Antti Niemi in goal
San Jose Sharks goalie Antti Niemi will start Game 1 against the Los Angeles Kings.
Purdy: Ranking the hottest NorCal-SoCal sports rivalries
Sharks-Kings, Giants-Dodgers, Warriors-Clippers rank high on this list of intense Northern California-Southern California rivalries
Sharks' Raffi Torres will play
San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres will be back in the lineup for Game 1 against the Los Angeles Kings.
Kawakami: Who's likely to clash in heated Warriors-Clippers matchup?
Golden State Warriors-Los Angeles Clippers rivalry should produce some playoff skirmishes
Duke's Jabari Parker declares for NBA draft
Jabari Parker, highest scoring freshman in Duke history, could be the top pick in the NBA draft
Clippers ready to face Warriors in playoffs
When the Clippers entered the locker room after their regular-season finale loss Wednesday night to the Portland Trail Blazers, they already had scouting reports on the Golden State Warriors sitting in their chairs
Purdy: Kings' depth could hurt San Jose Sharks
The San Jose Sharks need to put together an extra line to combat the Los Angeles Kings' four-line strategy.
How the San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings match up in their first-round NHL playoff series.
Sharks' Raffi Torres practices again, could play in playoff opener
San Jose Sharks fairly healthy going into playoff opener, with Raffi Torres' availability to be determined Thursday
East Bay high chool baseball and softball polls; this week's games to watch
Campolindo moves to No. 1 in baseball, and Amador Valley stays in the top spot in softball
Diamond notes: Alhambra High's softball team paced by two sets of sisters
Kylee Perez, Hailey Sparacino of Alhambra enjoy having their younger sisters (Karlee Sparacino, Briana Perez) as teammates.
Small college notebook: RaeAnn Garza the face of success for Ohlone College softball
RaeAnn Garza, a freshman team captain and former James Logan High star, has led the Ohlone softball to an 25-11 overall record with her prowess in the circle and at the plate.
Wilcox's Marisa Kwiatkowski, Menlo's Maddy Price more than track stars
Kwiatkowski, who placed fourth in the triple jump at last year's state meet, is headed to Stanford in the fall; Price, who placed sixth in the 400 at last year's state meet, is headed to Duke
Darren Sabedra: Story behind Overfelt's success in golf
Overfelt clinched its second consecutive Blossom Valley Athletic League West Valley Division championship this week can complete an undefeated season Thursday against Mt. Pleasant.
This opera singer treated Paris commuters to a surprise performance
At times, opera singer Christophe Ménager likes to treat commuters in the Paris metro to a performance. In this comedic piece of opera, he clearly enjoys singing to passers-by. Full Story
'Orphan Black': What you need to know to become part of the Clone Club
Sc-fi thriller returns to 'deepen' its characters in Season 2.
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Chelsea Clinton is pregnant
Former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to be grandparents.