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Getty Images File PhotoUSF will play the annual Dante Benedetti Classic at AT&T Park on Saturday

Dante Benedetti Classic continues at AT&T Park this weekend

With two World Series championships and the World Baseball Classic all coming…

Getty Images File PhotoUSF will play the annual Dante Benedetti Classic at AT&T Park on Saturday
Thearon W. Henderson/Getty ImagesOregon players celebrate after their 68-55 win against the Oklahoma Cowboys.

Dominic Artis impresses for Oregon in return to Bay Area

SAN JOSE — Disregarding Wichita State’s shellacking of Pittsburgh — No. 9…

Thearon W. Henderson/Getty ImagesOregon players celebrate after their 68-55 win against the Oklahoma Cowboys.
Jonathan Daniel/Getty ImagesOff the mark: Matthew Dellavedova covers his face after his last-second shot missed

St. Mary’s late comeback bid falls just short

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Matthew Dellavedova caught the ball and took one…

Jonathan Daniel/Getty ImagesOff the mark: Matthew Dellavedova covers his face after his last-second shot missed
Ezra Shaw/Getty ImagesAllen Crabbe (23) and Richard Solomon (35) of the California Golden Bears celebrate late in the game against the UNLV Rebels during the second round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.

Zone defense helps Cal Bears shut down UNLV in NCAA Tournament

SAN JOSE — After executing the game plan to near perfection for…

Ezra Shaw/Getty ImagesAllen Crabbe (23) and Richard Solomon (35) of the California Golden Bears celebrate late in the game against the UNLV Rebels during the second round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.
Getty Images File PhotoIf Allen Crabbe keeps on his game he might just be considered one of Cal's great athletes.

Allen Crabbe has chance to carve out own legacy in NCAA Tournament

Jason Kidd, Kevin Johnson, Alfred Grigsby ... Allen Crabbe? On the surface,…

Getty Images File PhotoIf Allen Crabbe keeps on his game he might just be considered one of Cal's great athletes.

Matthew Dellavdeova back in a groove for St. Mary’s

St. Mary’s had a big concern coming into the NCAA Tournament’s First…

Jeff Chiu/APSyracuse's basketball program is the main target of alleged NCAA investigations.

NCAA investigating Syracuse for violations, mainly basetball program

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse has been under investigation for possible NCAA violations,…

Jeff Chiu/APSyracuse's basketball program is the main target of alleged NCAA investigations.
Getty Images File PhotoFreshmen Tyrone Wallace has played an average of 28.1 minutes per game this season.

Tyrone Wallace’s impact arrives ahead of schedule for Cal Bears

BERKELEY — Coach Mike Montgomery anticipates big things for Tyrone Wallace, but…

Getty Images File PhotoFreshmen Tyrone Wallace has played an average of 28.1 minutes per game this season.
Al Behrman/APMiddle Tennessee forward Neiko Hunter fouls St. Mary's guard Stephen Holt (14) during the first half of a first-round game of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament

St. Mary’s marches on in NCAA Tournament

DAYTON, Ohio — Matthew Dellavedova scored 22 points on Tuesday night, and…

Al Behrman/APMiddle Tennessee forward Neiko Hunter fouls St. Mary's guard Stephen Holt (14) during the first half of a first-round game of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament
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
AP File PhotoStanford's Joslyn Tinkle

Stanford women land No. 1 seed in NCAA Tournament

STANFORD — The road to a sixth straight Final Four begins on…

AP File PhotoStanford's Joslyn Tinkle
AP File PhotoThe Louisville Cardinals have shown that they’re comfortable being front-runners in their season-long quest to go further than last year’s Final Four appearance. Now

Louisville top overall seed in NCAA Tournament

Louisville is the top seed in the NCAA Tournament after a topsy-turvy…

AP File PhotoThe Louisville Cardinals have shown that they’re comfortable being front-runners in their season-long quest to go further than last year’s Final Four appearance. Now
Getty Images File PhotoAllen Crabbe and No. 12 Call will play UNLV at HP Pavilion in San Jose on Thursday.

No. 12 Cal catches a break with NCAA Tournament game on home turf

BERKELEY — An upset loss to Utah cost the Cal men’s basketball…

Getty Images File PhotoAllen Crabbe and No. 12 Call will play UNLV at HP Pavilion in San Jose on Thursday.
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.
Getty Images File PhotoCoach Johnny Dawkins

Stanford will have chance to defend NIT title

While it’s not the NCAA Tournament, the Stanford men’s basketball team will…

Getty Images File PhotoCoach Johnny Dawkins
Photo courtesy Austin McKeonAriel Dale and the Urban Knights achieved most of their lofty season goals already.

Academy of Art women's basketball team on historic ride

To the outside world, the goals coach LaNay Larson set for the…

Photo courtesy Austin McKeonAriel Dale and the Urban Knights achieved most of their lofty season goals already.
Eric Sun/Special to the S.F. ExaminerChuks Iroegbu and the Rams need all hands on deck to knock off its two remaining opponents and secure the state crown.

CCSF looking for a perfect finish in state championship

“It’s perfect,” Justin Labagh said. And he’s mostly right. In reaching the…

Eric Sun/Special to the S.F. ExaminerChuks Iroegbu and the Rams need all hands on deck to knock off its two remaining opponents and secure the state crown.
Michael Pimentel/GoldenBearSports.comDylan Nelson

Pair of ex-S.F. prep stars making their pitch at Cal

Only a handful of San Francisco prep baseball players are currently at…

Michael Pimentel/GoldenBearSports.comDylan Nelson
Jeff Gross/Getty ImagesDwight Powell made 23 points

Stanford fall in overtime in Pac-12 tournament

LAS VEGAS — Jahii Carson scored five of his 34 points in…

Jeff Gross/Getty ImagesDwight Powell made 23 points
Getty Images File Photo“I really do not think there’s a clear-cut favorite

Cal men's basketball looks to navigate a wide-open Pac-12 tournament

Las Vegas is the perfect host for this week’s Pac-12 men’s basketball…

Getty Images File Photo“I really do not think there’s a clear-cut favorite