EUGENE, Ore. — Justin Cobbs wanted the final shot.
Cal’s junior point guard hit a jumper in the final second as the Bears made it 11 straight wins over Oregon and moved within one game of the 23rd-ranked Ducks in the Pac-12 Conference standings with a 48-46 road win on Thursday night.
Oregon’s Damyean Dotson missed a shot with 29 seconds left and Richard Solomon grabbed the rebound for Cal, which took a timeout with 25 seconds left. Cobbs dribbled until making a 16-footer with 0.7 seconds remaining for the winner. Read More
INDIANAPOLIS — Although his team made it all the way to the Super Bowl, 49ers general manager Trent Baalke was asked to discuss less pleasant issues with the media at the NFL scouting combine Thursday.
What will he do with demoted quarterback Alex Smith? Was he concerned with the lack of productivity from last year’s draft class, especially that of wide receiver A.J. Jenkins, their first-round pick who saw minimal playing time?
Baalke has not made a decision on Smith, but reported that Jenkins is expected to begin working harder on self-improvement beginning this week. Read More
The South Florida clinic that has rocked the baseball world this spring reportedly has five more professional baseball players as its clients.
ESPN reported Tuesday that newly acquired documents show that the Biogenesis of America clinic, which is run by Anthony Bosch, has such clients as A’s reliever Jordan Norberto, San Diego Padres and former A’s reliever Fautino De Los Santos, Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera, Houston Astros outfielder Fernando Martinez, and New York Mets minor-league outfielder Cesar Puello. Read More
The Warriors are hoping to emerge from the long All-Star break as a different team. Golden State will be attempting to snap a five-game losing streak when they visit the Utah Jazz today.
Golden State was one of the best stories of the first half as it ascended to the top half of the West and knocked off several contenders along the way. But the road has not been very kind recently and the Warriors have lost their last six games to teams that would be in the playoffs if the season ended today. Read More
The Sharks continue their quest for their first victory in February today as their six-game road trip lands them in St. Louis to face the Blues.
San Jose won all seven of its games in January, but has yet to emerge victorious this month, going 0-4-3. The Sharks fell to 0-2-1 on their trek away from HP Pavilion on Friday, when they dropped a 4-1 decision to the league-leading Chicago Blackhawks.
San Jose has lost both of its meetings with the Blackhawks this season and returns to Chicago for a rematch on Friday. Read More
The last thing the Warriors need to see after a disastrous four-game road trip is the Houston Rockets. But the Rockets, who matched an NBA record with 23 3-pointers and put up 140 points on the Warriors in the opener of that road trip a week ago, will be at Golden State tonight. The Warriors went on to lose those four games by a total of 83 points and are enduring their longest slide of the season. Read More
The Sharks are hoping time away from home will help them get back on track as they begin a six-game road trip today against the Columbus Blue Jackets. After winning all seven of its games in January, San Jose has yet to pick up a victory this month, going 0-2-2 — with three of the setbacks coming at home. The Sharks have scored a total of five goals during their winless stretch after tallying 27 times during their winning streak. Read More
Hours after watching nephew Delanie Walker play in the Super Bowl for the 49ers, Alice and Bryan Young were killed in a car accident in Louisiana by a suspected drunken driver.
Walker, a tight end, said Wednesday on his Twitter account: “Alice and Bryan Young my aunt and uncle was killed on Monday at 5 am after the super bowl by a drunk. Im going to miss y’all but i know they are in a better place.” Read More
Two men’s basketball teams struggling with consistency meet today when Oregon State visits Cal, which has lost three of its last five games to fall below .500 in Pac-12 Conference play.
The Beavers were unable to build on their surprising win over Washington last week and lost 71-68 to Washington State on Saturday. Read More
NEW ORLEANS — Randy Moss isn’t camera shy — he just doesn’t care for the media. His 49ers teammates laud his veteran leadership, and the wide receiver was refreshingly candid during Media Day for Super Bowl XLVII on Tuesday.
He’s 35 years old and has clearly lost a step — or two. Moss caught just 28 passes for 434 yards during the regular season despite playing in every game. His previous career-low for a full season was 60 in 2005, and he had never before failed to top 1,000 receiving yards in a 16-game season, much less than 500. Read More
The chief operating officer for the mobile payment company Square, Keith Rabois, abruptly resigned after an employee accused him of sexual harassment and demanded "millions of dollars," he disclosed on Friday in a blog post.The online revelation by Rabois, the well-regarded senior executive at the multibillion-dollar startup founded by Twitter Inc co-creator Jack Dorsey, caused a sensation in the close-knit Silicon Valley community and ignited a flurry of tweets. Read More
Colin Kaepernick’s favorite tattoo is on the inside of his arm and reads, “my gift is my curse.”
Relating that to his sudden rise to stardom as a quarterback preparing to play in the Super Bowl, Kaepernick is staying grounded by realizing that with fame comes scrutiny.
Every play is scrutinized, every word is dissected. He’s recognized everywhere he goes in public, and he has more ticket requests for Super Bowl XLVII than he can fulfill.
Even his tattoo artist in Reno is getting hit up for interview requests this week. Read More
Archie Manning, who fretted over showdowns between his quarterbacking sons, Peyton and Eli, reached out to Jack Harbaugh as his coaching sons prepare to battle on the NFL’s biggest stage.
Sibling rivalry will reach new heights in New Orleans on Feb. 3 when John Harbaugh’s Baltimore Ravens battle younger brother Jim Harbaugh’s 49ers in the Super Bowl. Read More
Tony Sparano is headed to the Raiders as their assistant head coach and offensive line coach, the club announced Wednesday.
Before landing the Raiders’ job, Sparano interviewed with several other teams, including the Kansas City Chiefs, for coaching vacancies after one year with the New York Jets. Sparano was fired by the Jets after the 2012 season in which the team’s offense ranked No. 30 in the NFL. Read More
Former Raiders receiver Tim Brown suggested a few days ago that then-Raiders coach Bill Callahan sabotaged Super Bowl XXXVII with a late change of the offensive game plan. On Wednesday, Brown said that’s not what he meant. Read More