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Cal head coach Sonny Dykes was interviewed on Tuesday by the University of Missouri for a head coaching position. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Cal pressured by Missouri’s interest in Dykes

If coach Sonny Dykes and Cal really do want each other, as…

Cal head coach Sonny Dykes was interviewed on Tuesday by the University of Missouri for a head coaching position. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
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)
A matchup between the Golden State Warriors and the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls would probably end well for the Warriors. (Jeff Chiu/John Bazemore/AP)

What if? Warriors beat Bulls in epic series

Now that Stephen Curry and the Warriors are off to the best…

A matchup between the Golden State Warriors and the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls would probably end well for the Warriors. (Jeff Chiu/John Bazemore/AP)
Cal quarterback Jared Goff throws a pass over Oregon State defensive end Titus Failauga, left, looks on during the Golden Bears’ 54-24 win over the Beavers last weekend. (Eric Risberg/AP)

Goff’s performances tied to 49ers’ future

If the next NFL draft were to be held today, the 49ers…

Cal quarterback Jared Goff throws a pass over Oregon State defensive end Titus Failauga, left, looks on during the Golden Bears’ 54-24 win over the Beavers last weekend. (Eric Risberg/AP)
Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan (8) and head coach David Shaw, left, watches from the sidelines against Oregon during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, in Stanford, Calif. Oregon won 38-36. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Big Game could have been much bigger

There had been growing excitement around Stanford about a possible berth in…

Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan (8) and head coach David Shaw, left, watches from the sidelines against Oregon during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, in Stanford, Calif. Oregon won 38-36. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey (5) runs after getting a hand off from quarterback Kevin Hogan (8) during an NCAA college football game against University of Washington on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, in Stanford, Calif. (Marcio Jose Sanchez?AP)

Big tests for Cal, Stanford

The Pac-12 South race tightened up with No. 13 Utah’s loss to…

Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey (5) runs after getting a hand off from quarterback Kevin Hogan (8) during an NCAA college football game against University of Washington on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, in Stanford, Calif. (Marcio Jose Sanchez?AP)
Coaches and players of all sports throughout the Bay Area are studying the ways of Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors. (Ben Margot/AP)

Warriors share wealth of knowledge

Tara VanDerveer is getting way into the Warriors, catching as many games…

Coaches and players of all sports throughout the Bay Area are studying the ways of Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors. (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)
California quarterback Jared Goff looks on from the sidelines in the game against Utah on Saturday, Oct. 10, in Salt Lake City. Utah won 30-24. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Cal eyes rebound at UCLA

California coach Sonny Dykes hopes his players took more than a loss…

California quarterback Jared Goff looks on from the sidelines in the game against Utah on Saturday, Oct. 10, in Salt Lake City. Utah won 30-24. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Head coach Sonny Dykes has brought a previously dismal CAl football team into the national discussion. (Ben Margot/AP)

Dykes restores big-game vibe

SALT LAKE CITY — Not that he needs a Kickstarter campaign or…

Head coach Sonny Dykes has brought a previously dismal CAl football team into the national discussion. (Ben Margot/AP)
California quarterback Jared Goff passes against Washington State on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in Berkeley, Calif. (Ben Margot/AP)

Is Cal ready for national spotlight?

It’s more than California’s biggest game in years. It’s also the biggest…

California quarterback Jared Goff passes against Washington State on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in Berkeley, Calif. (Ben Margot/AP)
49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick stands on the sideline during the game against the Green Bay Packers. The Packers won 17-3. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Succession plan: Kap out, Goff in

His limited-edition headphones are lathered in gold, but nothing else about Colin…

49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick stands on the sideline during the game against the Green Bay Packers. The Packers won 17-3. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Cal wide receiver Bryce Treggs (1) celebrates with teammates and fans after a game against San Diego State earlier this season. (Tony Avelar/AP)

Cal jacked for huge test

In two years, California has gone from a 1-11 season to college…

Cal wide receiver Bryce Treggs (1) celebrates with teammates and fans after a game against San Diego State earlier this season. (Tony Avelar/AP)
Warriors interim head coach Luke Walton gives instructions to James Michael McAdoo (20) during the  preseason game against the Toronto Raptors on Monday.  (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

‘Nervous’ Walton has serious challenge

It was a few minutes before his first game as Warriors’ interim…

Warriors interim head coach Luke Walton gives instructions to James Michael McAdoo (20) during the  preseason game against the Toronto Raptors on Monday.  (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
After becoming the leading passer in Cal history during last week's win over Texas, quarterback Jared Goff has found himself on the short list to win the Heisman Trophy. (Tony Avelar/AP)

Heisman voters, meet Jared Goff

They’re still trying to split the atom at Cal, as Jared Goff…

After becoming the leading passer in Cal history during last week's win over Texas, quarterback Jared Goff has found himself on the short list to win the Heisman Trophy. (Tony Avelar/AP)
California quarterback Jared Goff celebrates a touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Texas, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, in Austin, Texas. California won 45-44. (Michael Thomas/AP)

Cal 3-0 after shocking missed kick

AUSTIN, Texas — The California defense was exhausted and bracing for overtime.…

California quarterback Jared Goff celebrates a touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Texas, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, in Austin, Texas. California won 45-44. (Michael Thomas/AP)
Cal head coach Sonny Dykes, right, watches quarterback Jared Goff warm up prior to the Golden Bears' game against San Diego State on Saturday.  (Tony Avelar/AP)

Defining game for Cal at Texas

Even as he gets peppered daily with questions about it, California coach…

Cal head coach Sonny Dykes, right, watches quarterback Jared Goff warm up prior to the Golden Bears' game against San Diego State on Saturday.  (Tony Avelar/AP)
California quarterback Jared Goff (16) passes under pressure by San Diego State defensive lineman Alex Barrett (58) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, in Berkeley, Calif. (Tony Avelar/AP)

Goff excels again in rout

Jared Goff took another step toward cementing his status as the most…

California quarterback Jared Goff (16) passes under pressure by San Diego State defensive lineman Alex Barrett (58) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, in Berkeley, Calif. (Tony Avelar/AP)
Stanford head coach David Shaw before the first quarter of an NCAA college football game between Northwestern and Stanford in Evanston, Ill on Saturday. (Matt Marton/AP)

As Shaw shanks, Cal soars

In the polls that matter most, Stanford is rated No. 2 and…

Stanford head coach David Shaw before the first quarter of an NCAA college football game between Northwestern and Stanford in Evanston, Ill on Saturday. (Matt Marton/AP)
California head coach Sonny Dykes, left, yells at an official during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Southern California, Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)

Arrow up for Dykes, down for Shaw

Turns out the biggest mistake of the first Saturday of the college…

California head coach Sonny Dykes, left, yells at an official during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Southern California, Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)