Rankings: Inside track to MMC title on line when Beyer, Modesto clash

No. 3 Beyer has established itself as the top public-school boys basketball program in the city of Modesto. The Patriots are 27-5 in league play the last two-plus years. Fifth-ranked Modesto is running a distant second, tied with Enochs with 13 league wins over that period. On Wednesday, the two will clash at Patriots Pavilion for the inside track to the MMC title.

Actress: 'Macho' persecution followed 'El Chapo' meeting

Mexican actress Kate del Castillo said Monday that her involvement in actor Sean Penn's interview with drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has cost her acting jobs and a "macho" Mexican government is persecuting her only because she's a woman.

Disregard all those farewells: Obama isn’t really leaving

The Obamas will take the traditional final post-inaugural Air Force flight — but only for a vacation. For the first time in almost a century, the immediate ex-president will continue residing in Washington, ostensibly while a daughter finishes the second half of high school.

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Stanislaus Sports Weekly: Week of Jan. 16

Modesto Bee sports writers Joe Cortez and James Burns discuss high school basketball in this week's edition of Stanislaus Sports Weekly for the week of Jan. 16, 2017.
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Stanislaus Sports Weekly: Week of Jan. 16

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Three injured when car hits Modesto Applebee's

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Almond growers nourish bees

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Eviction attempt leads to standoff