Sports briefs: USF's Mandala honored

Freshman Sarah Mandala, who led the USF women’s volleyball team to a sweep of St. Mary’s and Santa Clara, has been named West Coast Conference Player of the Week. The Dons had not beaten Santa Clara since Nov. 9, 1989, when Mandala was 3 months old. She had 14 kills and 12 digs vs. St. Mary’s and 11 kills, eight digs, four blocks and two aces vs. Santa Clara.

Vick must repay $20M bonus

The NFL Players Association says it will appeal an arbitrator’s ruling that suspended quarterback Michael Vick must return nearly $20 million in bonus money to the Atlanta Falcons. The team successfully argued Vick used much of his $22 million signing bonus to finance an illegal dogfighting operation in Virginia. Vick signed a 10-year, $130 million contract in December 2004 and the Falcons said the dynamic QB was in violation of the pact upon its signing. Vick is awaiting sentencing following his guilty plea to federal charges stemming from the dogfighting operation. In a highly technical, nine-page ruling, Pennsylvania law professer Stephen B. Burbank said the Falcons were entitled to $3.75 million of the $7.5 million bonus that Vick was paid after signing the deal in 2004, $13.5 million of the $22.5 million in roster, reporting and playing bonuses he was paid in 2005 and 2006, and $2.72 million of the $7 million roster, reporting and playing bonus that he received this year.

College Sportssports

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

Private vehicles were banned from much of Market Street in January 2020, causing bike ridership on the street to increase by 25 percent and transit efficiency by as much as 12 percent. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
SFMTA board approves new Better Market Street legislation

Advocates say traffic safety improvements don’t go far enough to make up for lost bikeway

San Francisco City Hall is lit in gold and amber to remember victims as part of a national Memorial to Lives Lost to COVID-19 on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco joins national COVID memorial ceremony

San Francisco took part Tuesday in the first national Memorial to Lives… Continue reading

The S.F. Police Department has canceled discretionary days off and will have extra officers on duty for Inauguration Day, chief Bill Scott said Tuesday. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
SF ‘prepared for anything’ ahead of inauguration, but no protests expected

Authorities boosting police staffing, security at City Hall

Dr. Grant Colfax, director of the San Francisco Department of Public Health, said Tuesday that The City received only a fraction of the COVID vaccine doses it requested this week. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Unpredictable supplies leave SF running low on COVID vaccine

Reported reactions to Moderna shots prompt hold on 8,000 doses

The T Third Street train resumes service on Saturday, joined by a new express route between Bayview-Hunters Point and downtown.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Bayview-Hunters Point residents get first direct express bus to downtown

New Muni route to launch alongside the return of the T-Third train

Most Read