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Sonny Dykes has been fired as head football coach at Cal. (Courtesy Cal Athletics)

Cal loses patience, fires football coach

Sonny Dykes showed more than once that he wasn’t sure if Cal was…

 

Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey (5) looks for running room against Cal’s Jaylinn Hawkins (6) in the first half of the 119th Big Game at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, Calif., on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. (Dan Honda/Bay Area News Group/TNS)

Christian has believers on both sidelines of 119th Big Game

Christian McCaffrey got his million yards — well, OK it was only…

 

California head coach Cuonzo Martin speaks during NCAA college basketball Pac-12 media day in San Francisco, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015. (Jeff Chiu/AP file photo)

Cuonzo Martin signs contract 2 years after hiring

BERKELEY — California coach Cuonzo Martin has officially signed with the school…

 

Steve Kerr was unsure how to address one of the teams he played for versus the team he now coaches in Sunday’s pregame press conference in Oakland. They’re two of the best teams of all time, so that’s one of those good problems to have. (Ben Margot/AP)

Steve Kerr doesn’t know if Bulls or Warriors are ‘they’

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, a member of the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls…

Steve Kerr was unsure how to address one of the teams he played for versus the team he now coaches in Sunday’s pregame press conference in Oakland. They’re two of the best teams of all time, so that’s one of those good problems to have. (Ben Margot/AP)
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Blaine Gabbert (2) passes against the Detroit Lions during an NFL football game at Ford Field in Detroit. (Rick Osentoski/AP)

Chip can never have just one (quarterback)

Chip Kelly says he’s a fan of Colin Kaepernick, Cal’s Jared Goff…

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Blaine Gabbert (2) passes against the Detroit Lions during an NFL football game at Ford Field in Detroit. (Rick Osentoski/AP)
UCLA's Kari Korver, left, nails a 3-point shot against California during the final seconds of the second half to send the game in the Pac-12 Conference women's tournament into overtime. (Elaine Thompson/AP)

Cal’s run of upsets ends in semifinals of conference tourney

SEATTLE — Jordin Canada scored eight of her 26 points in overtime,…

UCLA's Kari Korver, left, nails a 3-point shot against California during the final seconds of the second half to send the game in the Pac-12 Conference women's tournament into overtime. (Elaine Thompson/AP)
Cal volleyball player Savannah Rennie is headed to Indiana University today to await a liver transplant for a rare disease, yet she remains determined to play again. (Ben Margot/AP)

Cal volleyball player awaits liver transplant, return to court

BERKELEY — Savannah Rennie realized something was terribly wrong last summer. Her…

Cal volleyball player Savannah Rennie is headed to Indiana University today to await a liver transplant for a rare disease, yet she remains determined to play again. (Ben Margot/AP)
California's MaAne Mosley (20) celebrates at the buzzer next to Utah's Paige Crozon (14) after California beat Utah 66-63 in overtime of an NCAA college basketball game in the Pac-12 Conference tournament on Thursday. (Ted S. Warren/AP)

Cal women survive OT to advance in Pac-12 tournament

SEATTLE — Kristine Anigwe scored 18 points with 14 rebounds before fouling…

California's MaAne Mosley (20) celebrates at the buzzer next to Utah's Paige Crozon (14) after California beat Utah 66-63 in overtime of an NCAA college basketball game in the Pac-12 Conference tournament on Thursday. (Ted S. Warren/AP)
California running back Daniel Lasco runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, in Indianapolis. (Darron Cummings/AP)

Cal RB among NFL Draft Combine’s best performers so far

INDIANAPOLIS — Georgia running back Keith Marshall and Notre Dame receiver Will…

California running back Daniel Lasco runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, in Indianapolis. (Darron Cummings/AP)
UCLA's Isaac Hamilton, left, shoots past Cal's Stephen Domingo in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, in Berkeley. (Ben Margot/AP)

Cal extends home, Pac-12 win streaks

BERKELEY — With Jabari Bird hitting his outside shots, California is playing…

UCLA's Isaac Hamilton, left, shoots past Cal's Stephen Domingo in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, in Berkeley. (Ben Margot/AP)
Former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, middle, gives his then offensive coordinator Jake Spavital a hug during his pro day in 2014. Spavital recently accepted the offensive coordinator position at Cal. (Patric Schneider/2014 AP)

Former Johnny Manziel coach joins Cal as new offensive coordinator

Jack Spavital has been hired by California as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks…

Former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, middle, gives his then offensive coordinator Jake Spavital a hug during his pro day in 2014. Spavital recently accepted the offensive coordinator position at Cal. (Patric Schneider/2014 AP)
Running back Marshawn Lynch announced his retirement Sunday night with a single post on Twitter: a photo of green cleats hanging from a power line. (Elaine Thompson/AP)

‘Beast Mode’ will unplug

SEATTLE — When Marshawn Lynch was brought to Seattle early in the…

Running back Marshawn Lynch announced his retirement Sunday night with a single post on Twitter: a photo of green cleats hanging from a power line. (Elaine Thompson/AP)
Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson speaks to reporters in Santa Clara on Tuesday.  (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Former Cal running back, Vallejo native keeps defying odds

The distance Cortelle Javon Anderson traveled should not be measured in distance…

Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson speaks to reporters in Santa Clara on Tuesday.  (Jeff Chiu/AP)
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)
Cal quarterback Jared Goff (16) and his teammates celebrate after the Bears defeated Air Force 55-36 in the Armed Forces Bowl on Dec. 29 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Ron Jenkins/AP)

Goff declares, 49ers next?

BERKELEY — As the season progressed and records kept falling, Jared Goff…

Cal quarterback Jared Goff (16) and his teammates celebrate after the Bears defeated Air Force 55-36 in the Armed Forces Bowl on Dec. 29 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Ron Jenkins/AP)
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)
Cal quarterback Jared Goff passes against Arizona State during a game in Berkeley on Nov. 28, 2015. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Mission for Goff: Impress 49ers

Will Jared Goff deliver another dazzling show today and convince the 49ers…

Cal quarterback Jared Goff passes against Arizona State during a game in Berkeley on Nov. 28, 2015. (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)
California coach Cuonzo Martin, left, speaks with forward Jaylen Brown during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Richmond on Nov. 27 in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Cal shows burden of great expectations

From size to athleticism to starpower, this Cal basketball team just about…

California coach Cuonzo Martin, left, speaks with forward Jaylen Brown during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Richmond on Nov. 27 in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Stanford's Christian McCaffrey, left, runs against Southern California's Noah Jefferson during the first quarter of a Pac-12 Conference championship NCAA college football game Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Final Four set; Stanford gets Iowa in Rose

A college football season filled with fantastic finishes led to a sleepy…

Stanford's Christian McCaffrey, left, runs against Southern California's Noah Jefferson during the first quarter of a Pac-12 Conference championship NCAA college football game Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)