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    Derek Carr named starting QB for Raiders

    BY JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer
    Monday, Sep 01 2014 08:49 PM

    ALAMEDA -- Oakland rookie Derek Carr will start the season opener against the New York Jets, becoming the first Raiders quarterback to start the first game of his rookie season.

    Coach Dennis Allen announced Monday that Carr would be the starter for the foreseeable future ahead of Matt Schaub, who struggled in the preseason and has been hampered by a sore elbow.

    "We've seen signs of Derek Carr's development from the day he stepped on campus here to where he is at right now," Allen said. "We've seen him grow by leaps and bounds and I think he's ready to accept the challenge."

    Schaub was anointed starter after being acquired in a trade from Houston in March but has been outplayed by Carr all summer. Carr solidified the starting job by...

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    BVARSITY FOOTBALL TOP 25: Bakersfield High holds onto top spot in rankings

    The top teams in the Central Section coming into the season played up to that potential in Week 0, with Bakersfield, Clovis North and Liberty all notching victories over heralded out-of-area foes. The exception to that rule was...

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    Central Section volleyball rankings

    The Central Section's volleyball picture was shaken up significantly at the Clovis Varsity Volleyball Challenge this past weekend, resulting in a corresponding shake-up in the BVarsity rankings. Schools from the Tri-River Athletic...

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    LOCAL REPORT: Liberty grad earns spot as punter for Buffalo Bills

    The Buffalo Bills on Saturday signed Liberty graduate Colton Schmidt, a punter who survived the NFL's final cut day and apparently will open the season as Buffalo's starter. Schmidt, a BVarsity All-Area first-teamer his senior year at...

  5. Smith powers Blaze to win over Visalia in regular season finale

    Marquez Smith launched his 29th home runs and drove in four runs to lead the Bskersfield Blaze to an 11-7 victory over the Visalia Rawhide at Sam Lynn Ballpark on Monday in the California League's regular season finale. Smith finished 3 for...

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    STEVE MERLO: Thousands test skills at opening of dove season

    Exactly 30 minutes before the Labor Day sunup, thousands of hunters met the eastern glow of daylight with eagerness only an expectant father would understand. The opening day of dove season had finally arrived and most, if not all, had...

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    Carr named Raiders starting QB

    ALAMEDA — Oakland rookie Derek Carr will start the season opener against the New York Jets, becoming the first Raiders quarterback to start the first game of his rookie season. Coach Dennis Allen announced Monday that Carr would be the...

  8. Blaze wins in 9th

    Junior Felix Arias drove in the winning run with an infield single as the Bakersfield Blaze rallied with two runs in the ninth inning to beat the Visalia Rawhide 5-4 in Sunday afternoon's California League game at Sam Lynn Ballpark....

  9. KCRP: Restarts help lift Richardson to victory in 50-lap feature

    Restarts proved to be the key to victory for Eric Richardson on Saturday night at Kern County Raceway Park. Richardson got the jump on a restart on the 23rd lap to take the lead from his cousin, Brian, then held off his cousin after a...

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    Mistake helps Lupton win in K&N Pro Series' Bakersfield 150

    The ninth caution of the night proved costly for Greg Pursley on Saturday night at Kern County Raceway Park. It came out two laps from the scheduled 150 laps of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Bakersfield 150 and set up a...

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    Ridgeview alum has big game for Bulldogs in loss

    LOS ANGELES -- Kyrie Wilson walked away Saturday evening with the highs and lows that come with playing in one of the most iconic sporting venues in the world. The former Ridgeview standout, now a junior linebacker at Fresno State,...

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    Kessler makes statement with stellar game for USC against Fresno State

    LOS ANGELES -- In case there was any doubt Bakersfield's own Cody Kessler has become the face of one of the nation's most recognizable college football programs, it was erased three times Saturday. First: Before Saturday's game against...

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    MIKE McCARTHY: Trying to keep it simple heading into playoffs

    It is an exciting time for our team right now. We clinched first place for our division within the Eastern League (AA) and we are heading into the playoffs with one of the best records in Minor League baseball. As we get closer to the...

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