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Solo Kayaker Makes Record Journey

Northern California’s Cyril Derreumaux has become the first person to solo kayak from the American coast to Hawaii.

(Sept. 22, 2022) → Read the full KTVU Fox 2 report
Big Ten Grabs $7 Billion in Media Rights Deals After Poaching USC, UCLA

The Big Ten has reached seven-year agreements with Fox, CBS and NBC to share the rights to the conference’s football and basketball games. The deals go into effect in 2023, expire in 2030 and eventually will allow the conference’s soon-to-be 16 member universities to share more than $1 billion per year.

(Aug. 18, 2022) → Read the full report

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Bill Russell and Vin Scully: Two California Sports Icons

Basketball legend Bill Russell and iconic baseball play-by-play broadcaster Vin Scully will be remembered as two of the most monumental figures in California sports history.

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Andy “El Tiburon” Vences’s Life in the Boxing Ring

Past the rows of slip bags, speed bags and chunky heavy bags hanging above the padded floor of Gilroy’s Pound 4 Pound gym is a small door leading to a back room containing a secret weapon: a full, regulation-size boxing …

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Garlic Festival’s first 2022 event draws dozens of golfers

Only the flames coming from the garlic-laden pans were hotter than the weather on June 24. With temperatures hovering near 100 degrees, the Gilroy Garlic Festival Association’s Golf Tournament took place at the Gilroy Golf Course, marking the first in …

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Sharks, Gilroy Agree on Ice Facility Terms

After three years of discussions, the City of Gilroy took a major step forward June 20 in a process to construct a pair of ice rinks at the Gilroy Sports Park. With a 6-0 vote, the city council approved a …

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Santa Clara among 16 Cities Announced as Hosts for 2026 World Cup

Soccer’s showcase men’s world championship, the first edition with 48 teams, will visit Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara and 15 other cities in the United States, Mexico and Canada, including Los Angeles, Seattle and Vancouver on the West Coast.

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Gilroy’s Infinity Sports Club makes history in Cal Cup

Three days after the Infinity U14 field hockey team made history by winning its division in the prestigious California Cup tournament, assistant coach Ted Thomas was still on Cloud Nine and trying to process it all.  After all, the Gilroy-based …

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Will Voters Approve Sports Betting?

Four ballot measures to legalize sports wagering in California were proposed, but now it's down to two and only one might face voters this year.

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Allez! Bay Area Fencing Club opens in Los Gatos

The Bay Area Fencing Club in Los Gatos has two goals: to bring the sport to the masses and provide a platform for those wishing to advance to the highest level.  In Andy Peng, John Wang, Lisa Posthumus and Bogdan …

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Gilroy softball community pays tribute to former GHS standout Sarah Villar

The first-ever Sarah Villar Memorial Game paid tribute to a life gone too soon. On March 22, the Gilroy High softball team hosted Christopher High in what will be the annual Sarah Villar Memorial Game going forward. Villar is the …

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