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Friday, 11 April 2014 10:42

Modesto Nuts 2014 Home Opener

Modesto Nuts Home Opener

MODESTO - The Modesto nuts won their 2014 home opener game Thursday night against the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. The final score was 6-5. Here are some video highlights from the game.

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Sunday, 08 September 2013 17:46

Local Business Helps Travel Sports Teams

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Youth sports teams have enough to deal with as it is. Practice, equipment, uniforms, fundraisers and more. The unnecessary but necessary headache of booking a hotel for travel tournaments and out of town games is thrown into the mix as well. It takes time, and effort to research and find the right hotel. Time that can be spent elsewhere.

That's where a local business, Athletic Accommodations comes in. The service they provide is simple. All the research and negotiations for traveling teams takes place behind the scenes. They research locations, negotiate rates, and handle contracts all for the sports team. This all comes at the whopping cost of free.

The service is targeted to finding the best rates for the teams' budget. This takes pressure off the team coordinators, and helps them save money that could be used elsewhere to support the team.

Founder Nikki Hoffman, who is a decade long veteran of the hospitality industry, noticed the need for the service after getting phone calls from coaches who needed help with traveling accommodations. By forming the company and providing the service, she has been able to make the traveling process seamless and keep teams focused on their game.

Check out Athletic Accommodations online at the following links:

http://www.athleticaccommodations.com

https://www.facebook.com/AthleticAccommodations

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Portland, OR - The Sacramento Kings are rolling right now and riding the wave of great play from center DeMarcus Cousins. Cousins scored 19 points and had 12 rebounds. The Kings were playing on a back-to-back after a 91-82 win Friday over Orlando and were kicking off a four-game road trip. The 0-6 start to the season was Sacramento's worst road start since going 0-9 on the road to begin the 2007-08 season.

Tyreke Evans sat out the game because of a sore knee, but John Salmons stepped up his game scoring 19 points and dropping 11 dimes.

"It feels good," Salmons said. "Especially coming off two home wins, to go on the road and get that third win. Hopefully, we can continue doing that."

The Kings outscored the Blazers by 17 points in the second half on way to the 99-80 victory.

Sacramento will travel to Dallas to play the 10-10 Mavericks on Monday.

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Oakland, Ca. - The Oakland Raiders (3-10) once again laid down the red carpet for Peyton Manning and welcomed him to the Coliseum with open arms. Manning excepted the invitation and threw for 310 yards against a porous Raiders defense. Manning completed 26 of his 36 attempts and connected on a 1st quarter touchdown to TE Joel Dreesen, it was Manning's 30th TD toss of the year in the 26-13 victory.

The Raiders played the game with heavy hearts as coach Dennis Allen's father, Grady, died earlier in the week from cardiac arrest. Allen was away from the team for two days but returned Wednesday and coached the game.

The Raiders came out flat even after rallying around the first year coach and his tragic loss. Carson Palmer threw for 273 yards and a pair of TD's but was also intercepted once.

Denver RB Knowshon Moreno ran for 119 yards and a score on a career-high 32 carries, and Broncos kicker Matt Prater booted four field goals to help the Broncos (10-3) move a half game ahead of New England and Baltimore for the second-best record in the AFC.

The Raiders have now lost 6 games in a row, their longest streak since 2007.

Darren McFadden returned after missing 4 games with a right ankle sprain and looked good running the ball, but was held to just 11 carries for 52 yards because the Raiders were playing catch-up the entire game.

The Raiders will host Kansas City next week. It will be interesting to see how the raiders play out the remaining 3 games. Lay down and call it quits or step up and rally as a team. Coach Allen's job just may come down to the team's performance over the next 3 weeks.

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Sacramento, Ca. - Tyreke Evans and DeMarcus Cousins combined for 48 points as the Kings (5-12) defeated the Toronto Raptors (4-15) 107-100. The Kings had lost 9 of their last 11 games and were embarrassed last Sunday as the Clippers beat them by 35 points.

With the game tied at 95, Tyreke put the Kings on top for good with a 3-pointer, then connected on another one from the same spot 30 seconds later, giving Sacramento a 101-95 lead with 1:43 remaining. Evans had missed the two previous games with a knee injury but looked fully healthy playing into the 4th quarter.

"Tyreke made two huge 3s and pretty much put the game away," Raptors guard Kyle Lowry said. "He's just coming off an injury, so I know he's not 100 percent. But those 3s showed how he is a big-time competitor. And Cousins is just a bull. He's very talented and everyone knows that."

Having Evans and Cousins both contributing in big ways is the key for this Kings team. When both players are on it's tough to stop them. It's just been rare that both players have played up to their potential on the same night.

"That's very important. I think it starts with us two. DeMarcus in the post and me in the pick-and-rolls getting into the paint," Evans said. "That's one of the things I wanted to do tonight, drive the ball and get fouled."

The Kings will host the Orlando Magic on Friday and look to keep their momentum going.

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Thursday, 06 December 2012 07:16

SCUTARO SIGNS DEAL WITH GIANTS

San Francisco, Ca. - NLCS Most Valuable Player Marco Scutaro will once again don the Orange and Black as he and the Giants have agreed on a 3 year deal worth an estimated $20 million.

Vice president of baseball operations Bobby Evans said the sides had agreed to a deal, pending a physical.

In 61 games with SF Scutaro batted .362 with 44 RBI's and 3 homers.

Marco is a true professional and a great veteran to have both on the field but also in the locker room and dugout. Fans will welcome him back with open arms and cheers of joy as he takes his starting spot at second base come opening day in 2013.

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Cincinnati, OH - Raiders QB Carson Palmer's return to Cincinnati was anything but a happy reunion. The Bengals defense didn't welcome him with open arms, instead laid out the QB several times during the 34-10 demolishing of the Oakland Raiders. The Cinci fans also let Palmer hear their dislike of their previous QB by booing him every chance they got.

"You obviously hear it," Palmer said of the boos. "You can't block things like that out. But I prepared myself for that."

Palmer finished just 19 of 34 for 146 yards, one TD, and threw a pic to go along with a fumble. It was an extremely forgettable game for the entire Raiders team.

"Not a lot went right, from start to finish," Palmer said.

The Bengals went up 24-0 in the first half and although the Raiders had a few glimmers of hope in the 3rd and 4th quarter, this game was over almost before it even started.

"I'm just really tired of losing," safety Mike Mitchell said. "It's going from anger to sadness to ... I don't know.

Oakland has now lost 4 games in a row and sit at 3-8 on the year. In what is considered an all but lost season the Raiders will look to be playing for respectability. Three of their next four games are winnable as they face Cleveland, Carolina, and KC with Denver sandwiched in. Any kind of playoff chance has all but disappeared, but ending the season on a positive note could be just what the Raiders need to look forward to next year.

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Saturday, 17 November 2012 04:02

COUSINS RETURN'S, KINGS CONTINUE TO LOSE

Kings center DeMarcus Cousins returned after he was suspended the previous two games for a verbal spat with San Antonio TV analyst and former player Sean Elliott. Cousins, had 9 points, 16 rebounds and 7 assists, finishing just 4 of 15 from the field.

Atlanta shooting guard Kyle Korver led the way for the Hawk's posting 22 points and 7 rebounds and center Al Horford chipped in 20 points and 10 rebounds.

The Kings were outscored by 14 points in both the first and third quarters. They held a players-only meeting after their fourth consecutive loss in which they have struggled mightily.

"We just put it all on the table. We talked about what we needed to do and what it's going to take to help this team get better," Cousins said. "We were all in a bad mood."

The Kings "bad mood" will need to change in a snap as they travel to Brooklyn to face a 5-2 Nets team that courts the likes of PG Daron Williams and SG Joe Johnson on Sunday.

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WARRIOR ATHLETICS CRAB FEED 2012

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Monday, 12 November 2012 03:50

RARE TIE FOR NINERS, SMITH HURT

San Francisco, Ca. - For the first time since 2008 an NFL game ended in a tie. The good, the 49ers (6-2-1) battled their way back to earn the tie, the bad, the Niner's tied a team in the St. Louis Rams (3-5-1) who by all accounts should have been chalked up as a W.

Both teams missed overtime field goals by reliable kickers, and penalties played a huge role in the game's outcome.

"I don't know what to make of this," 49ers All Pro Linebacker Patrick Willis said. "We have one of the best kickers in the game, and it came down to him at the end and he misses it. That tells you right there something wasn't right."

QB Alex Smith took an extremely hard hit by Rams linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar during a scramble with just over a minute left in the first quarter. Smith left the game a few plays later with a possible concussion. Coach Harbaugh said Smith will be evaluated this week per NFL concussion protocol.

Niner's back-up QB Colin Kaepernick would take over for Smith and finish the game 11 of 17 for 117 yards and added eight carries for 66 yards including a 7 yard TD run. Kaepernick started off slow but once he found his rhythm played very well down the stretch.

It was a whacky game all around as evidence to the first play of overtime. Rams QB Sam Bradford completed an 80-yard bomb to WR Danny Amendola that took St. Louis to the 2 yard line. As 49er fans got up to leave, the sight of a yellow penalty flag quickly put them right back in their seats. The play was called back for illegal formation.

"I have to say, I've been doing this a while. I don't think I've ever been in a game like this," Rams coach Jeff Fisher said. "As I told our guys, we had a number of chances to put the game away. And, unfortunately, we didn't."

The 24-24 tie was the first since Philly and Cinci's 13-13 game over 4 years ago.

"It just feels like it's unfinished business," San Francisco cornerback Tarell Brown said.

"It feels weird," Niners safety Donte Whitner said. "We're about wins around here."

San Francisco will look to get back into the win column as they host the Chicago Bears next Monday night in Prime Time. The Bears (7-2) come in hungry after a 13-6 loss at the hands of the Houston Texans Sunday night. The Niners offense will need to be on point against a Chicago defense that is opportunistic, stingy, and among the very best units in football. The 49ers defense will contend with Wide-Out Brandon Marshal, RB Matt Forte and QB Jay Cutler among others.

Monday night's game will be touted as the "Game of the Week", and very well could live up to the hype.

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