Sports briefs: Grace joins USF men's hoops staff

David Grace, an assistant coach at Division I newcomer Sacramento State last season, was added to USF men’s basketball coach Jessie Evans’ staff. Grace takes the position vacated by Denny Hinson, who left the Dons to become an assistant at Florida Gulf Coast University. Before last season, Grace led South Mountain High School in Phoenix to a state title.

Sabean close to extension

Despite saying this spring that he would wait until after the season to evaluate Brian Sabean’s performance, Giants owner Peter Magowan is expected to announce as early as today that he has given the general manager a contract extension. While the Giants are last in the NL West, Magowan likes what Sabean has done in recent drafts.

Beckhams in America

It’s official: David Beckham is on American soil, ready to breathe life into U.S. soccer. Beckham, wife Victoria and their two kids arrived in Los Angeles from Britain around 8:20 p.m. He will make his first public appearance for the Los Angeles Galaxy today. His first match is a week from Saturday.

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