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San Francisco loses in Pony League tournament

LOS ALAMITOS -- A rough start cost the San Francisco All-Stars in…

Eric Sun/2013 S.F. Examiner File PhotoGov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that limits full-contact practices at middle and high schools to help prevent concussions.

Full-contact youth football practices restricted

SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday that he has signed a…

Eric Sun/2013 S.F. Examiner File PhotoGov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that limits full-contact practices at middle and high schools to help prevent concussions.
Courtesy Greg Boyson/San Mateo RoundersThe Rounders were eliminated from earning a playoff berth Sunday

San Mateo Rounders provide a summer experience for college baseball players

APTOS -- When the summertime hits, some college baseball players have trouble…

Courtesy Greg Boyson/San Mateo RoundersThe Rounders were eliminated from earning a playoff berth Sunday
The Associated PressKarim "Hard Hitta" Mayfield

SF’s Karim Mayfield ready to bounce back after loss

Karim “Hard Hitta” Mayfield has faced some tough luck in and out…

The Associated PressKarim "Hard Hitta" Mayfield
Courtesy photoSan Francisco's Jonathan Chicas hopes to extend his 5-match winning streak on July 18 in The City.

S.F. boxer eager to fight in front of hometown fans

San Francisco boxer Jonathan “El Carismatico” Chicas has always wanted to fight…

Courtesy photoSan Francisco's Jonathan Chicas hopes to extend his 5-match winning streak on July 18 in The City.
Ben Curtis/APNovak Djokovic of Serbia kisses the Wimbledon trophy after defeating Roger Federer in the finals Sunday.

What a final! Novak Djokovic tops Roger Federer at Wimbledon

LONDON — Novak Djokovic’s large lead in the rollicking Wimbledon final was…

Ben Curtis/APNovak Djokovic of Serbia kisses the Wimbledon trophy after defeating Roger Federer in the finals Sunday.
Pavel Golovkin/APDefending champion Andy Murray of Britain shouts out in his men's singles quarterfinal match against Grigor Dimitrov.

Defending Wimbledon champ Murray ousted

LONDON -- The silence at Centre Court made abundantly clear that Andy Murray's time as…

Pavel Golovkin/APDefending champion Andy Murray of Britain shouts out in his men's singles quarterfinal match against Grigor Dimitrov.
Pavel Golovkin/APDefending champion Andy Murray of Britain shouts out in his men's singles quarterfinal match against Grigor Dimitrov.

Nadal, Sharapova knocked out of Wimbledon

LONDON -- Rafael Nadal ran out of comebacks at Wimbledon, losing to a brash,…

Pavel Golovkin/APDefending champion Andy Murray of Britain shouts out in his men's singles quarterfinal match against Grigor Dimitrov.
AP Photo/Pavel GolovkinNovak Djokovic of Serbia plays a return to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France during their men's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon

Djokovic beats Tsonga to reach quarterfinals

Novak Djokovic's sore left arm prompted a grimace on Monday. It was…

AP Photo/Pavel GolovkinNovak Djokovic of Serbia plays a return to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France during their men's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon
courtesy harlem globetrottersTammy “T-Time” Brawner is holding three camps in the Bay Area.

Tammy ‘T-Time’ Brawner and Harlem Globetrotters conducting Bay Area camps

Tammy “T-Time” Brawner is coming back to the Bay Area — and…

courtesy harlem globetrottersTammy “T-Time” Brawner is holding three camps in the Bay Area.
Courtesy photoOpen-water swimmer Jamie Patrick is preparing to try and swim 75 uninterrupted miles across Lake Michigan later this summer.

Long-distance Bay Area swimmer preparing to take on Lake Michigan

As the 43-year-old general manager of Patrick & Co., an office supplies…

Courtesy photoOpen-water swimmer Jamie Patrick is preparing to try and swim 75 uninterrupted miles across Lake Michigan later this summer.
AP Photo/Pavel GolovkinAndy Murray of Britain runs to make a return to David Goffin of Belgium during their first round match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon

Murray soaks it in as Wimbledon welcomes him back

It had been, famously, more than 75 years since a British man…

AP Photo/Pavel GolovkinAndy Murray of Britain runs to make a return to David Goffin of Belgium during their first round match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon
Eric Risberg/APCarl Edwards drove his No. 99 car to victory at Sonoma Raceway on Sunday.

Carl Edwards races to victory at Sonoma

SONOMA — Carl Edwards has never been known for his road racing…

Eric Risberg/APCarl Edwards drove his No. 99 car to victory at Sonoma Raceway on Sunday.
Tony Avelar/APMichael Phelps swims in the 200-meter individual medley final during the Santa Clara International Grand Prix swim meet Sunday.

Michael Phelps third in 200 IM in Santa Clara

SANTA CLARA -- Coach Bob Bowman was satisfied with Michael Phelps' performance in…

Tony Avelar/APMichael Phelps swims in the 200-meter individual medley final during the Santa Clara International Grand Prix swim meet Sunday.
Eric Sun/Special to The S.F. ExaminerSan Francisco’s Steven Toyoji took second in the men’s 1

U.S. Paralympics nationals wrap up with riveting final day at CSM

SAN MATEO -- With the U.S. Paralympics Track and Field National Championships…

Eric Sun/Special to The S.F. ExaminerSan Francisco’s Steven Toyoji took second in the men’s 1
NELL REDMOND/AP file photoMichael Phelps

Back in pool, Phelps is eager for new challenge

SANTA CLARA -- Michael Phelps returned to swimming on his own terms.…

NELL REDMOND/AP file photoMichael Phelps
Bob Brodbeck/AP file photoNASCAR rookie Kyle Larson

Kyle Larson happy to be home driving at Sonoma

For a driver on his first tour of duty in the NASCAR…

Bob Brodbeck/AP file photoNASCAR rookie Kyle Larson
Matt Dunham/2012 AP file photoAmerican Tatyana McFadden

Paralympics in San Mateo could build athletic foundation for generations to come

It’s one thing for someone to be told that they can accomplish…

Matt Dunham/2012 AP file photoAmerican Tatyana McFadden
Thibault Camus/APRafael Nadal reacts after defeating Novak Djokovic to win the French Open on Sunday.

Nadal beats Djokovic to win ninth French Open title

PARIS -- Trying to beat Rafael Nadal at the French Open is, without a doubt,…

Thibault Camus/APRafael Nadal reacts after defeating Novak Djokovic to win the French Open on Sunday.
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California Chrome heads home with bandaged foot

California Chrome went home to the West Coast on Sunday with a…

AP Photo/Florida Today