Sports briefs: Cal moves up two spots

After avoiding an upset and beating Colorado State on Saturday, DeSean Jackson and the Cal football team moved to No. 8 in the AP Top 25 poll. Southern Cal remains the top team in the nation, but No. 2 LSU, which easily beat Virginia Tech, took 19 first-place votes from the Trojans. West Virginia slipped a spot to No. 4 and defending national champion Florida took No. 5.

Ronaldinho, Brazil shine against U.S.

Brazil got two goals from its star player, Ronaldinho, and went on to beat the U.S. 4-2 in an exhibition at Chicago’s Solider Field. The Americans had their moments and entertained the crowd by taking an early lead and coming back to tie. But the United States dropped to 1-12 against Brazil and lost its fifth straight game overall, its longest skid in 13 years. “I was actually proud of how we played,” Landon Donovan said. “We’re not by any standard an experienced team like they are. For us, we’re still learning.”

Bay Area Newssports

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Second grader Genesis Ulloa leads students in an after-school community hub in a game at the Mission YMCA on Friday, May 7, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
SF parents face school year with hope, trepidation and concern

‘Honestly, I don’t know how I’m going to deal with it’

Health care workers in the intensive care unit at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, with Alejandro Balderas, a 44-year-old patient who later died. Even in California, a state with a coronavirus vaccination rate well above average, the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 has nearly doubled in the past two weeks, according to a New York Times database. (Isadora Kosofsky/The New York Times)
Why COVID took off in California, again

‘The good news is: The vaccines are working’

Lake Oroville stood at 33 percent full and 40 percent of historical average when this photograph was taken on Tuesday, June 29, 2021. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times via Tribune News Service)
A kayaker on the water at Lake Oroville, which stands at 33 percent full and 40 percent of historical average when this photograph was taken on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 in Oroville, Calif. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times via Tribune News Service)
Facing ‘dire water shortages,’ California bans Delta pumping

By Rachel Becker CalMatters In an aggressive move to address “immediate and… Continue reading

Most Read