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Way-too-early Daily News high school football top 5 teams for 2019

Local high school football programs are announcing their 2019 schedules, players are posting videos of workouts on social media, and starting April 15 college recruiters can begin to make contact with athletes by stepping foot onto high school campuses. Rosters this spring can look a lot different come fall with the rampant trend of transfers, which could change. There’s been talk that the CIF Southern Section is considering more rule changes for transfers, one change being that athletes may hav...
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Two college golfers blister new greens at Chambers Bay with collegiate record 9-under 62s

Two players, Hidetoshi Yoshihara of UCLA and Tommy Stephenson of Fresno State, fired 9-under 62s at the 2015 U.S. Open course during the Redhawk Invitational.
Tags: News, Sports, Golf, College sports, Ucla, Seattle University, Fresno State, Chambers Bay, Hidetoshi Yoshihara, Tommy Stephenson


TV Best Bets: College basketball is front and center

TV BEST OF THE WEEK COLLEGE BASKETBALL, NCAA TOURNAMENT Tuesday, March 19. TruTV: Fairleigh Dickinson vs. Prairie View A&M, 3:30 p.m.; Belmont vs. Temple, 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, TruTV: North Carolina Central vs. North Dakota State, 3:30 p.m.; Arizona State vs. St. John’s, 6 p.m. Thursday, March 21-Friday March 22: First-round games, on CBS, TNT, TBS, TruTV Saturday, March 23-Sunday March 24: Second-round games, on CBS, TNT, TBS. And so it begins, with the First Four games of the NCAA Tourna...
Tags: Florida, Colorado, California, Washington, Oregon, Milwaukee, Sports, Sport, Soccer, North Dakota, Iowa, San Diego, Nba, Wisconsin, Mls, Cbs


Merrill lifts Utah St. over Fresno St. 85-60 in MWC tourney

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sam Merrill had 22 points as Utah State easily beat Fresno State 85-60 in the Mountain West Conference Tournament semifinals on Friday night. Diogo Brito added 20 points for the Aggies. Brito also had seven rebounds for the Aggies. Abel Porter had 11 points for Utah State (27-6). Neemias Queta added […]
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Taylor carries Fresno St. past Air Force 76-50 in MW tourney

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Deshon Taylor recorded 18 points and 10 assists to carry Fresno State to a 76-50 win over Air Force in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Conference Tournament on Thursday night. Aguir Agau had 16 points for Fresno State (23-8). Nate Grimes added 13 points. New Williams had 12 points and […]
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Whicker: Fran Quinn can’t dodge golf’s Sunday punch at Newport Beach

Fran Quinn hits the ball onto the green during the 2019 Hoag Classic in Newport Beach on Sunday, March 10, 2019. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG) Fran Quinn tees off during the 2019 Hoag Classic in Newport Beach on Sunday, March 10, 2019. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Fran Quinn hits out of the bunker during the 2019 Hoag Classic in Newport Beach on Sunday, March 10, 2019. (Photo by Leonard Ort...
Tags: California, Sports, Sport, Austin, Soccer, Golf, Nevada, Quinn, Chatsworth, Worcester, New England, Richmond, Scottsdale, Tucson, Fresno State, Newport Beach


Fresno St blitzes San Jose St setting multiple records

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Senior Deshon Taylor scored a career-high 37 points, Braxton Huggins scored a career-high 34 and Fresno State set a Mountain West Conference record with 23 3-pointers for a 121-81 win over San Jose State on Saturday. The Bulldogs (22-8, 13-5) set a program record with 321-made 3s in a season and […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Fresno State, Bulldogs, Fresno Calif, San Jose State, Deshon Taylor, Fresno St, Braxton Huggins


Williams, Fresno State stun San Diego State 76-74

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Deshon Taylor loved hearing Viejas Arena go silent as his Fresno State Bulldogs forced San Diego State into an epic final-minute meltdown. New Williams stole the ball and scored the go-ahead basket on a slam dunk with 30 seconds left and Fresno State overcame an eight-point deficit in the final 2:50 […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, San Diego, Fresno State, New Williams, Viejas Arena, San Diego State, Fresno State Bulldogs, Deshon Taylor, Williams Fresno State


Lions tender safety Charles Washington

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have tendered safety Charles Washington, an exclusive rights free agent. The team announced the move Wednesday. Washington had 13 special teams tackles in 29 games over the past two seasons. He joined the Lions as an undrafted free agent out of Fresno State after the 2016 draft […]
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Huggins scores 30 to carry Fresno St. over Wyoming 71-60

Braxton Huggins posts 30 points as Fresno State defeats Wyoming, 71-60            [Author: AP]
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Martin leads No. 6 Nevada to 74-68 win over Fresno State

Caleb Martin scored 24 points and No. 6 Nevada avoided losing consecutive games for the first time this season, beating Fresno State 74-68            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Ap, Nevada, Martin, Fresno State, Caleb Martin


Morris hits 5 3s, scores 17; Air Force holds off Fresno St.

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Caleb Morris hit five 3-pointers and finished with 17 points, including 14 in the second half, to help Air Force hold off Fresno State for a 64-61 win Wednesday night. Lavelle Scottie added 15 points and AJ Walker scored 12 for Air Force. The Falcons (11-15, 6-8 Mountain West Conference) were […]
Tags: News, Sports, Fresno, Ap, Air Force, Morris, Fresno State, Falcons, Fresno Calif, Lavelle Scottie, AJ Walker, Caleb Morris


Huggins, Blackwell lift Fresno St. late, top Boise St. 65-63

Braxton Huggins put Fresno State in front with a 3-point play in the final half-minute and Noah Blackwell extended the lead as Fresno State held off Boise State 65-63            [Author: AP]
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Huggins scores 31 to carry Fresno St. over UNLV 83-65

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Braxton Huggins had 31 points as Fresno State defeated UNLV 83-65 on Saturday. Huggins hit 6 of 9 3-pointers. Deshon Taylor had 18 points and six rebounds for Fresno State (17-6, 8-3 Mountain West Conference). Noah Blackwell added 13 points. Nate Grimes had 13 points and 11 rebounds for the visiting […]
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USC keeps Orange Lutheran receiver Kyle Ford, adds 6 others on National Signing Day

LOS ANGELES — If there was uncertainty about the status of the highest-rated player in USC’s recruiting class, it was settled in the early hours of National Signing Day. In a tweet issued by the athletic department at 7:38 a.m. on Wednesday, it announced Kyle Ford, the receiver from nearby Orange Lutheran High, had signed his national letter of intent. Ford had been committed to USC since early January, first announcing his intentions to sign with the school at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in...
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Utah State edges Fresno State in battle for 2nd in MWC

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Sam Merrill scored 20 points and freshman Neemias Queta had 18 points and 15 rebounds to help Utah State hold off Fresno State 82-81 on Tuesday night in a battle for second place in the Mountain West Conference. Sam Bittner nailed a 3-pointer to give Fresno State a 67-64 lead with […]
Tags: News, Sports, Fresno, Ap, Utah State, Fresno State, Fresno Calif, Sam Merrill, Sam Bittner, Neemias Queta


Grimes grabs 19 rebounds; Fresno St. beats New Mexico 82-70

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Nate Grimes matched a season-high with 19 points and grabbed a career-high 19 rebounds to help Fresno State beat New Mexico 82-70 on Saturday night. Braxton Huggins scored 22 points and Deshon Taylor added 20 for the Bulldogs (16-5, 7-2 Mountain West Conference), who have won four of their last five […]
Tags: News, Sports, Fresno, Ap, Grimes, New Mexico, Fresno State, Bulldogs, Fresno Calif, Deshon Taylor, Nate Grimes, Braxton Huggins


Williams scores 24, Fresno pulls away from Wyoming 75-62

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — New Williams made five of his six 3-pointers in the second half when he scored 15 of his career-high 24 points and Fresno State took control after the break for a 75-62 win over Wyoming on Wednesday night. The Bulldogs (15-5, 6-2 Mountain West Conference) made 9 of 14 3-pointers and […]
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Paige, Moore combined for 33 points in Colorado State win

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — J.D. Paige scored 17 points, Kendle Moore had 16 points with seven rebounds and Colorado State defeated Fresno State 74-65 on Saturday. Hyron Edwards scored 12 points and Nico Carvacho contributed nine points and 14 rebounds for Colorado State (8-12, 3-4). Kris Martin added 11 points, six rebounds and five […]
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Fresno State rallies from 20-point deficit to beat SDSU

Braxton Huggins had a career-high 20 points with eight rebounds and five assists, Nate Grimes added 13 points and 16 rebounds and Fresno State rallied from a 20-point, first-half deficit to beat San Diego State 66-62            [Author: AP]
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Hoosiers hire veteran assistant as offensive coordinator

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana Hoosiers have hired longtime play-caller Kalen DeBoer as their associate head coach and offensive coordinator. Coach Tom Allen made the announcement Monday. DeBoer replaces Mike DeBord, who retired in late December. DeBoer spent the last two seasons as Fresno State’s offensive coordinator after serving as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks […]
Tags: News, Sports, Fresno State, Bloomington, DeBoer, Indiana Hoosiers, Ind AP, Tom Allen, Mike DeBord, Kalen DeBoer


Taylor scores 15 points in Fresno State’s big second half

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Deshon Taylor scored all of his 15 points in the second half and Fresno State rallied to defeat Boise State 63-53 on Saturday night. Boise State led 28-22 at halftime after Fresno State shot 34 percent and made 2-of-15 3-pointers. The Bulldogs, the leading 3-point shooting team in the Mountain West […]
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RB Joshua Kelley returning to UCLA in 2019, will skip NFL draft

After his breakout year at UCLA, Joshua Kelley will return for an encore. UCLA’s leading rusher will return to UCLA for his final year of eligibility in 2019, his mother Jacqueline confirmed Monday, one day after the deadline for non-seniors to declare for the NFL draft. Kelley rushed for 1,243 yards in 11 games for the Bruins, becoming the school’s first 1,000-yard rusher since 2015 . He had six games of 100 or more rushing yards, including 289 yards in a rivalry win over USC, the most for any...
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Martin’s 27 points helps No. 10 Nevada beat Fresno State

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Caleb Martin scored 27 points, including two free throws with 54.6 seconds remaining, and No. 10 Nevada held on to beat Fresno State 74-64 on Saturday night. Martin also added nine rebounds, and Jordan Caroline had 19 points and 16 rebounds for the Wolfpack (16-1, 3-1 Mountain West), who have won […]
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Huggins hits 3 in final seconds, Fresno State wins 78-77

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Braxton Huggins poured in a career-high 33 points, and with five seconds left nailed a straightaway 3-pointer after shaking a defender and Fresno State pulled out a 78-77 win over Utah State on Wednesday night. Fresno State (12-3, 3-0 Mountain West) had trailed the entire game until Huggins launched his winning […]
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TV Best Bet: College Football National Championship

COLLEGE FOOTBALLFBS National Championship, Monday, January 7, 5 p.m., ESPN Given ESPN’s reputation for self-promotion and indulging grandiose visions, it’s no surprise it is approaching tonight’s FBS National Championship game between Alabama and Clemson as if it was The Rapture. Let’s just say that ESPN can rival Marvel Studios for throwing everything and every character in its universe at an audience. But much-celebrated events can often be less than awesome. Consider the lineup for Coachella ...
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Fresno State builds big 1st-half lead, beats Colorado State

Deshon Taylor had 21 points and seven assists, and Fresno State built a big first-half lead and held on for a 78-67 win over Colorado State            [Author: AP]
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Grimes’ double-double helps lead Fresno St past San Jose St

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Nate Grimes scored 19 points and collected 12 rebounds to lead Fresno State to a 73-53 win over San Jose State Wednesday night in a Mountain West Conference opener. Fresno State (10-3) built a 47-28 halftime lead on the strength of 17-of-28 shooting (60.7 percent) from the field including 8 […]
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Toolson scores 15, Utah Valley beats Fresno State 64-60

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Jake Toolson scored 15 points to help Utah Valley beat Fresno State 64-60 on Saturday night and snap the Bulldogs’ seven game win streak. Utah Valley (11-4) has won five in a row and 10 of its last 11. Braxton Huggins and Noah Blackwell hit back-to-back 3s for Fresno State (9-3) […]
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USC women’s basketball aims to sustain hot start in Pac-12 play

The start of the USC women’s basketball season included an impressive stretch. As the Trojans began 10-1 overall, they won nine consecutive games, including seven by double-digits, moving into one of the national polls for the first time since 2014. Last week, they were No. 25 in the coaches’ poll before suffering their first loss with a 71-51 defeat at Texas A&M. It has been a strong enough start for the Trojans that they were projected earlier this month as an eighth seed in the NCAA tournamen...
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