BERKELEY — After sharing the Pac-12 Conference regular-season title, the Cal women’s basketball team earned a No. 2 seed for the NCAA Tournament and a first-round date with Fresno State.
“When you reflect on what on what this team has done, and where this program was years and years ago, I think it’s pretty neat that we’re on that 2-line,” said coach Lindsay Gottlieb, whose Golden Bears were a No. 8 seed the previous year, her first in Berkeley. “But right now our focus is on Fresno State. I can think about the big picture when it’s all said and done.” Read More
While it’s not the NCAA Tournament, the Stanford men’s basketball team will be playing in the postseason, and in a familiar setting.
A year after winning the NIT, the Cardinal (18-14) will look to defend their title this time around and earn another trip back to Madison Square Garden.
Coach Johnny Dawkins’ squad earned a No. 4 seed in the tournament and will host Stephen F. Austin (27-4) at Maples Pavilion on Tuesday at 8 p.m.
Only two other programs have won consecutive NIT championships, St. Johns in 1943 and 1944 and South Carolina in 2005 and 2006. Read More
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A fire in the Inner Sunset on Wednesday revealed a marijuana grow house, a situation that a city official says is an increasing problem in the western neighborhoods.
The fire at the three-story house in the Windsor Terrace neighborhood was reported just after 8 a.m., according to Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White. The blaze at the house on Eighth Avenue between Moraga and Noriega streets was controlled just before 9 a.m. Read More
The Stanford and Cal women’s basketball teams both finished the regular season ranked in the top 5 in the nation, so it came as no surprise that both were rewarded with Pac-12 Conference media awards Monday.
Stanford star Chiney Ogwumike was unanimously voted as the conference’s Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year, the conference unveiled. A Stanford player has won the Player of the Year honor in all four years of the media-voted awards. Read More
The City College of San Francisco men’s basketball team was dominant in the regular season en route to racking up a perfect 28-0 record. As a result, the Rams were rewarded with the top seed in the Northern California Regional of the state tournament Monday.
CCSF will open tournament play at home on Saturday at 7 p.m. against the winner of a first-round matchup between San Jose City College and De Anza College. The Rams blitzed San Jose 104-57 in the regular season, but did not face De Anza. Read More
It appears as if Alex Smith’s tenure in San Francisco could be over. But his new destination is still a mystery.
CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora tweeted Sunday night that the 49ers have told other teams inquiring that a deal for the quarterback is “effectively complete.”
The trade partner is not known, but NFL.com reported that the Kansas City Chiefs, who own the No. 1 overall pick in April’s draft, seem most likely.
Any trade can’t be made official until the NFL’s new league season officially begins March 12. Read More
Tim Lincecum endured the worst season of his career last year, posting an NL-worst 5.18 ERA. However, he shined out of the bullpen in the postseason with a 2.55 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 17²/³ innings. All eyes will be on his right arm this spring as he enters a contract season. Read More
The cable car incident that injured seven people Wednesday was caused by a bolt in the tracks that failed to trigger an alarm meant to alert operators of an obstruction, Muni officials said Thursday.
The cable car on the Powell-Hyde line was headed downtown Wednesday when it struck the bolt and abruptly stopped at Powell and Washington streets about 10:15 a.m. The sudden stop injured five passengers and two Muni workers. One of the injured passengers was a man in his 80s who suffered a head injury, fire Lt. Mindy Talmadge said. Read More
The defending World Series champion Giants agreed to terms on a $9 million, two-year contract Wednesday with reliever Sergio Romo to avoid arbitration.
Romo had filed for salary arbitration at $4.5 million, while the Giants countered at $2.675 million after he earned $1.575 million last season.
Romo was the team’s last possible arbitration case as the Giants head to Arizona to open spring training next week.The deal buys out Romo’s final two years of arbitration eligibility. Read More
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The San Francisco Ballet opened its 2013 season Thursday evening at the City Hall rotunda with “Moving the Compass,” a black-tie gala celebrating the troupe’s 80th anniversary. Chaired by Deborah Taylor, the evening included cocktails, fine dining, a crowd-pleasing performance (including excerpts of works by artistic director Helgi Tomasson) and an after-party. Read More
The 49ers will wear their red home jerseys for the Super Bowl on Feb. 3 in New Orleans, according to a report by Comcast SportsNet Bay Area. This will mark the fourth time the Niners will wear red in the Super Bowl, doing so previously in 1983, 1988 and 1994 seasons.San Francisco is the designated home team and had the choice of jersey. The AFC and NFC rotate seasons as the home team. Read More
Giants catcher Buster Posey, Atlanta Braves outfielder Jason Heyward and Boston Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury are among 133 players who have filed for salary arbitration.
Chicago Cubs pitcher Matt Garza and Giants outfielder Hunter Pence also are among those who filed Tuesday.
Six extra players filed because of a change to baseball’s labor contract: Washington reliever Drew Storen, San Diego shortstop Everth Cabrera, Toronto catcher Josh Thole, Tampa Bay outfielder Sam Fuld, Colorado outfielder Tyler Colvin and Arizona third baseman Chris Johnson. Read More