As Briana Stewart tore up the track at James Logan High School in Union City, scholarship offers poured into her mailbox. The star hurdler received letters from top Division I programs, including Oregon, LSU and Kansas.
But on decision day, she chose a school that had never participated in an NCAA track meet: Division II Academy of Art University.
“I wanted a career that I’d actually be interested in for the rest of my life,” said Stewart, who fell in love with the school’s fashion merchandising program. Read More
If there is a bright spot in the Warriors’ playoff series loss to the San Antonio Spurs, it was the emergence of Harrison Barnes as a legitimate go-to guy.
With David Lee and Stephen Curry hobbled by injuries, the Warriors leaned on Barnes for offense throughout the series and he delivered until he left Game 6 with a headache.
“He certainly has elevated his game,” coach Mark Jackson said. “I think the sky is the limit for him.” Read More
The Warriors’ surprising season came to an end Thursday night, as they fell to the San Antonio Spurs 94-82 at Oracle Arena, losing their Western Conference semifinal series 4-2.
Golden State’s offense disappeared during the previous two games of the series, and Game 6 was no different. The Warriors shot 38.8 percent as a team and turned the ball over 12 times. Stephen Curry was the only real highlight, scoring 22 points on 10-of-25 shooting, including 2-of-7 from behind the arc. Read More
Captain Dustin Brown tied it with 1:43 left and Trevor Lewis scored the tiebreaking power-play goal 22 seconds later, propelling the Los Angeles Kings to a stunning 4-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night and a 2-0 series lead. Read More
Angel Pagan hit a tiebreaking two-run single in the sixth inning, Matt Cain settled down after a shaky start and the San Francisco Giants won their 10th straight over Colorado, rallying from a six-run deficit to beat the Rockies 8-6 on Thursday night.
Brandon Crawford added a three-run double to help San Francisco and Marco Scutaro extended his hitting streak to 15 games. Read More
In 1975, I advocated that San Francisco build an indoor arena in the area where the Moscone Center is now. The arena would have accommodated the Warriors and an NHL team. A commission appointed to study the plan voted it down by a one-vote margin.
So, the Warriors stayed in Oakland. The NHL team eventually wound up in San Jose, where it has thrived as the Sharks.
Now, new Warriors owners Joe Lacob and Peter Guber are proposing to build a grand new arena on the Embarcadero; Lacob has taken the reins on this project, as he has with the team. Read More
During the West Catholic Athletic League season, the St. Ignatius baseball team failed to come through in so many key hitting situations that its confidence plummeted almost to the point of no return.
On Thursday, the No. 14-seed Wildcats showed they still had plenty of moxie in them in an impressive 11-3 win over No. 3 Saratoga (22-9) in the opening round of the Central Coast Section Division II playoffs. St. Ignatius (16-12) plays No. 11 Soledad (24-4) in a quarterfinal on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Washington Park in Santa Clara. Read More
No. 1 Cal fired a school and course-record 23-under-par score of 265 in Thursday’s opening round at the NCAA Pullman Regional to take the lead after the first 18 holes of the 54-hole event hosted by Washington State. Cal leads the regional by two strokes over second-place St. Mary’s (267).
Joël Stalter and Michael Weaver paced the Bears with matching 7-under-par 65s.
Elsewhere, Stanford sits in third place in the Columbus Regional after a first-day 7-over 291. The Cardinal trail Charlotte by four shots. Cameron Wilson led the Cardinal with a 1-under 70. Read More
Punter Chris Kluwe, wide receiver Josh Cribbs and quarterback Matt McGloin have landed in Oakland.
Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie announced the Cribbs and McGloin signings on Thursday, while Kluwe took to Twitter to say he’ll be wearing the silver and black.
“I’m excited to be an Oakland Raider and be playing in California,” said Kluwe, who went to UCLA. “Now, my family can actually come to games. Hopefully, I’ll be able to play for the next seven years and end my career in California.” Read More
Germany’s Jens Voigt won the fifth stage of the Tour of California on Thursday, and American Tejay van Garderen surprisingly took the overall lead a day sooner than expected.
The 41-year-old Voigt, riding for RadioShack Leopard, jumped to the front with about three miles left and completed the windy 115.4-mile Santa Barbara to Avila Beach road race in 4 hours, 41 minutes, 11 seconds.
“There was a sticky little uphill with about five kilometers left,” said Voigt, the oldest rider in the field. “I said now or never and it worked. It worked once again.” Read More