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Stanford forward Rosco Allen (25) goes up for a dunk against California during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game on Thursday in Stanford, Calif. Stanford won 77-71. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Stanford schools struggling Cal

Marcus Allen scored 10 of his 16 points over the final 5 1/2…

Stanford forward Rosco Allen (25) goes up for a dunk against California during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game on Thursday in Stanford, Calif. Stanford won 77-71. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
The proposed Warriors arena is located at Third and 16th streets in Mission Bay. (Image courtesy of Manica Architecture, Images rendered by Steelblue)

Opponents of basketball arena in Mission Bay sue San Francisco, Warriors

A second lawsuit has been filed seeking to block the proposed Warriors…

The proposed Warriors arena is located at Third and 16th streets in Mission Bay. (Image courtesy of Manica Architecture, Images rendered by Steelblue)
Cal’s Jordan Mathews, left, looks to pass against Davidson guard Brian Sullivan during the Golden Bear’s 86-60 win over the Wildcats on Monday night. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Mathews, Cal bounce back in big way

BERKELEY — As the final seconds on the shot clock expired to…

Cal’s Jordan Mathews, left, looks to pass against Davidson guard Brian Sullivan during the Golden Bear’s 86-60 win over the Wildcats on Monday night. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
California forward Ivan Rabb (1) grabs a rebound against Coppin State during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, in Berkeley, Calif. California won 84-51. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Cal romps, now 9-2

Ivan Rabb scored 13 points with nine rebounds as five California players…

California forward Ivan Rabb (1) grabs a rebound against Coppin State during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, in Berkeley, Calif. California won 84-51. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Cal’s Jaylen Brown, center, keeps the ball away from Sam Houston State’s Albert Almanza, left, and Jalin Barnes, right, during Cal’s 89-63 win on Monday night in Berkeley. (Ben Margot/AP)

Cal basketball on season-opening roll

Freshman forward Jaylen Brown had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and Tyrone…

Cal’s Jaylen Brown, center, keeps the ball away from Sam Houston State’s Albert Almanza, left, and Jalin Barnes, right, during Cal’s 89-63 win on Monday night in Berkeley. (Ben Margot/AP)
Cal men’s basketball coach Cuonzo Martin, center, says he wants his Golden Bears to be the best defensive team in the country. (Ben Margot/AP)

Martin builds Cal in his likeness

If anyone understands the value of physical and mental toughness in sports,…

Cal men’s basketball coach Cuonzo Martin, center, says he wants his Golden Bears to be the best defensive team in the country. (Ben Margot/AP)
LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers will meet Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena on Christmas Day in a rematch of the 2015 NBA Finals. (Ben Margot/AP)

Warriors host Cavs on Christmas, place four in Olympic camp

The champagne dried only weeks ago, yet the Warriors already are back…

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers will meet Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena on Christmas Day in a rematch of the 2015 NBA Finals. (Ben Margot/AP)

Online petition launched to squash Warriors arena in Mission Bay

Days after the Warriors took home their first NBA Finals championship in…

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, left, reaches for the ball next to Golden State Warriors guard Shaun Livingston during the second half of Game 5 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 14, 2015. The Warriors won 104-91. (John G. Mabanglo/EPA Pool via AP)

James calls himself ‘best in world,’ but smallball Cavs waste his latest epic effort

OAKLAND — As his star player literally limped into the showers a…

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, left, reaches for the ball next to Golden State Warriors guard Shaun Livingston during the second half of Game 5 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 14, 2015. The Warriors won 104-91. (John G. Mabanglo/EPA Pool via AP)
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Cramps may stop Dellavedova, but Warriors are helpless

After midnight, Matthew Dellavedova couldn’t speak to the media because he was…

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Jeff Chiu/AP PhotoGolden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr is interviewed during NBA basketball practice in Oakland

Pelicans coach says Warriors arena noise might be too loud

SAN FRANCISCO — Oracle Arena, the rollicking home of the Golden State…

Jeff Chiu/AP PhotoGolden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr is interviewed during NBA basketball practice in Oakland
Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photoGuard Frank Hall (20) will hope to lead top-seeded Mission to a San Francisco Section championship today against Washington at 7 p.m. in Kezar Pavilion.

Preseason favorites Mission, Washington set to clash in city title game

While the stakes may not be win or go home, don’t expect…

Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photoGuard Frank Hall (20) will hope to lead top-seeded Mission to a San Francisco Section championship today against Washington at 7 p.m. in Kezar Pavilion.

Terra Nova pair lead All-PAL teams

Terra Nova snagged a share of Most Valuable Player honors on the…

Gabrielle Lurie/Special to The S.F. ExaminerThe St. Mary's School boys' basketball team will take a break from its league schedule to play the jamboree at the Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center on Feb. 28.

Chinese New Year: Basketball jamboree gives kids a chance to rep their community

As an Asian-American basketball player at St. Mary’s School, Leslie Truong, who…

Gabrielle Lurie/Special to The S.F. ExaminerThe St. Mary's School boys' basketball team will take a break from its league schedule to play the jamboree at the Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center on Feb. 28.
Alex Brandon/AP PhotoFormer coach of the Golden State Warriors Mark Jackson will return to Oracle Arena as a part of ESPN's national telecast of the game Friday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Mark Jackson returning to Warriors' arena as broadcaster

OAKLAND -- There will be a lot of eyes looking at the…

Alex Brandon/AP PhotoFormer coach of the Golden State Warriors Mark Jackson will return to Oracle Arena as a part of ESPN's national telecast of the game Friday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
courtesy Facebook.com/E-hoops SFUSF is hosting the E-Hoops program that teams up kids

USF basketball players team up with special-needs kids in new program

Nine-year-old Bennett Wilsey hurled a basketball into the air toward a hoop…

courtesy Facebook.com/E-hoops SFUSF is hosting the E-Hoops program that teams up kids

SF City wins Game 1 of Pro-Am at Kezar

Justin Dentmon scored 24 points as defending champion SF City beat the…

Al Behrman/APSt. Mary's head coach Randy Bennett directs his players during practice for a first-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament

St. Mary’s set to take on road-tested Middle Tennessee

DAYTON, Ohio — An extra trip to start the NCAA Tournament? Not…

Al Behrman/APSt. Mary's head coach Randy Bennett directs his players during practice for a first-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament

Sacred Heart Cathedral boys, girls headed to state title games

There’s only one school in the state that has both its boys’…

Mark J. Terrill/APStephen Holt (14) and the Gaels will help open the First Four of the NCAA Tournament on Tuesday.

St. Mary’s in NCAA Tournament as part of First Four

DAYTON, Ohio — St. Mary’s lost to Gonzaga in its conference tournament…

Mark J. Terrill/APStephen Holt (14) and the Gaels will help open the First Four of the NCAA Tournament on Tuesday.