Long-armed, homegrown phenom Ivan Rabb will return to Cal for his sophomore season, coach Cuonzo Martin said Sunday night.
Rabb’s decision represents a major win for the Bears, who all of a sudden have a solid core returning next season after many expected Rabb to follow teammate Jaylen Brown to the lottery. Rabb will rejoin Jabari Bird, sharpshooter Jordan Mathews and point guard Sam Singer as Martin looks to rebuild from a once-promising season that unraveled late.
Rabb projected as a top-15 pick in the NBA draft but chose to bet on himself and gain some seasoning instead. The Cal basketball program said his family was heavily involved in his decision, which ultimately amounts to a vote of confidence for Martin after how last season ended.
Brady suspended again
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan ruled in favor of commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday when it reinstated Tom Brady’s four-game Deflategate suspension.
It’s hard to figure out who to root for in this: On one side is an “empty suit,” as Richard Sherman dubbed Goodell, and on the other is the San Mateo native who’s backed by Donald Trump.
No righteous choice there.
Who’s got it better?
The college football season is still a few months out, but now is still a good time to make long-odds wagers on your favorite teams.
Stanford opened in January with 15/1 odds; they’ve since been downgraded to 18/1 by bookmaker William Hill.
Cal fell back from 300/1 to 400/1.
Clemson remains the favorite at 6/1.
But the highest total number of future tickets to win the National Championship game have been placed on the University of Michigan, which fell from 15/1 to 10/1.
Because, as a rule, you should never bet against Jim Harbaugh.