Sports briefs: Valentino on Hermann list

As you might expect asthe returning West Coach Conference Player of the Year, Rob Valentino is on many preseason lists. But the one that would be most valuable to the USF senior defender is the Hermann Trophy — the most coveted individual award in soccer. Stanford teammates Rachel Bueller and Kelley O’Hara are on the women’s watch list.

Lynch impressing Bills

This should come as no surprise to Bay Area football fans: The Buffalo Bills like the way Marshawn Lynch runs. The former Cal and Oakland Tech High School star, taken with the 12th overall pick of this year’s draft, has shown patience before hitting the holes with his impressive speed. “Boom! I haven’t seen that kind of explosiveness,” said Bills veteran defensive tackle Larry Tripplett, recalling a recent play in training camp. “When he hits that gear, it’s amazing. If you don’t get him in that first initial chance, he may take it to the house.” Lynch is trying to fill the shoes of Willis McGahee, last year’s starter who was traded in the offseason to the Baltimore Ravens.

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