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It was a Week 5 full of blowouts in the Central Section, sometimes surprisingly so. Bakersfield High and Liberty losing? Sure, I could see that; both the Drillers and Patriots were playing tough out-of-section opponents. But BHS and Liberty losing by a combined 81 points? That's just crazy t…

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Five years after being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and being told he would never race again, Bakersfield’s Ryan Reed will attempt to make his Sprint Cup debut in October.

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The Bakersfield Blaze posthumously received two California League awards Wednesday, both of which signal the team's surge in attendance and marketing prowess.

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ANAHEIM — The Los Angeles Angels erupted for eight runs in the fourth inning and held on for an 8-6 win over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night at Angel Stadium.

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PALMDALE — Janette Chhuon-Chan shot a 3-over-par 75, Brandi Borjon shot a 79 and Ireland Barton shot 90 as Bakersfield College had its best women’s golf tournament of the season at the Western State Conference mini-meet Wednesday.

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The Edmonton Oilers assigned seven more players to the Bakersfield Condors on Wednesday, making 11 assigned to the team in two days.

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Video highlights from Liberty's 3-0 win over Frontier in Southwest Yosemite League action showcase tonight's episode.

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Editor’s note: Christie and Don Kessler flew to Miami this past weekend so they could be in the stands for the first NFL start of their son, Cody, the quarterback of the Cleveland Browns. Injuries forced Kessler into action, and though the Browns lost a close game in overtime after missing a…

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One thing became abundantly clear in Week 5 of high school football in the Central Section: Clovis and Fresno-Central are clearly the top two teams in the section after half the season. That could change of course, but right now, Clovis' undefeated record against a good schedule and Central'…

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ANAHEIM — Albert Pujols' weak ground ball scored Yunel Escobar in the bottom of the eighth inning and gave the Los Angeles Angels a 2-1 win over the Oakland Athletics on Monday night at Angel Stadium.

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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Jay Ajayi’s 11-yard game-winning touchdown run with 8:43 remaining in overtime spoiled Cody Kessler’s regular season debut as the Miami Dolphins defeated the Cleveland Browns 30-24 Sunday afternoon from Hard Rock Stadium.

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LOUDON, N.H. — Kevin Harvick secured his advancement to the second round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup with his third win of the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season on Sunday in the Bad Boy Off Road 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

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TAMPA, Fla. — The Los Angeles Rams, held to a total of nine points in their first two games, exploded for five touchdowns and held on for a 37-32 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.

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SEATTLE — The Seattle Seahawks finally put everything together to get their first complete win of the season Sunday, beating the San Francisco 49ers 37-18 in a game that was never in doubt, but afterward there was still one big question regarding the Seahawks' immediate future.

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Jordan Hagar passed Chris McKellar late the the Sports Mod race on Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway and held on for his first win of the season.

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HOUSTON — Joe Musgrove worked seven strong innings and the Houston Astros belted three solo home runs to offer support in their 4-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday at Minute Maid Park.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Andrew Luck threw a 63-yard touchdown pass to T.Y. Hilton with 1:17 remaining, and the Indianapolis Colts rallied to defeat the San Diego Chargers 26-22 Sunday in Lucas Oil Stadium.

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Golf legend Arnold Palmer died in Pittsburgh at the age of 87 on Sunday. The news was first reported by Golfweek and was later confirmed by the United Stated Golf Association. 

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Dakota Brown capped a championship American Stock season with a dramatic victory on Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway.

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HOUSTON — Just when it appeared that Albert Pujols, Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels had done enough critical damage to the Houston's fading playoff hopes, they mounted another late-inning rally to push the Astros one step closer to elimination.

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Short throws, long throws or something in between, Fresno-Central sophomore quarterback Trent Tompkins put the ball in the vicinity of his receivers Friday night and let them do the rest.

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SAN DIEGO — Liberty’s rush defense struggled mightily Friday night and could not overcome a large early deficit to San Diego-Cathedral Catholic, losing 49-7.

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HOUSTON — C.J. Cron, whose throwing error in the sixth inning yielded a run, delivered a bloop single in the ninth inning to help the Los Angeles Angels to a 10-6, comeback victory over the Houston Astros on Friday night at Minute Maid Park.

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The Bakersfield College men’s soccer team played most of Friday’s match shorthanded in a 6-0 loss to Fresno City College in Fresno.