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Sacred Heart Cathedral rolls past Campolindo, will meet St. Ignatius in NorCal final

What started out as a close game quickly became a blowout as…

USA Today Sports file photoAllen Crabbe is the seventh Cal player to win the conference's Player of the Year award.

Cal’s Allen Crabbe wins Pac-12 Player of the Year

BERKELEY — Allen Crabbe has joined an exclusive Cal club that seems…

USA Today Sports file photoAllen Crabbe is the seventh Cal player to win the conference's Player of the Year award.
David Becker/Getty ImagesSt. Mary's Brad Waldow

St. Mary's falls to No. 1 Gonzaga in WCC tourney title game

LAS VEGAS — Kelly Olynyk had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and…

David Becker/Getty ImagesSt. Mary's Brad Waldow
Elaine Thompson/APStanford's Amber Orrange

Stanford women win seventh-straight Pac-12 Conference championship title

SEATTLE (AP) — Amber Orrange capped a career-high 20-point performance scoring on…

Elaine Thompson/APStanford's Amber Orrange
Eric Sun/Special to the S.F. ExaminerShawn Smith and CCSF are just three wins away from their second state title in three years.

CCSF men’s basketball expecting toughest test yet against Santa Rosa

After opening the season with 30 straight victories, the City College of…

Eric Sun/Special to the S.F. ExaminerShawn Smith and CCSF are just three wins away from their second state title in three years.
getty images file photoThe unpredictably of the NCAA Tournament makes it an attractive gambling proposition

NCAA Tournament built on gambling, not finding the best team

The sports world’s biggest crapshoot, the NCAA Tournament, starts this month, so…

getty images file photoThe unpredictably of the NCAA Tournament makes it an attractive gambling proposition
USA Today Sports File PhotoCal’s Layshia Clarendon and Stanford’s Chiney Ogwumike

Cal, Stanford women's basketball appear destined to meet this week in Pac-12 women’s tourney

The Pac-12 Conference women’s basketball season appears to be headed for a…

USA Today Sports File PhotoCal’s Layshia Clarendon and Stanford’s Chiney Ogwumike
USA Today Sports File PhotoThe return of Brandon Smith has provided Cal with much-needed depth.

Cal and Stanford men's basketball meet in finale on new terms

BERKELEY — As the final seconds ticked off the clock at Maples…

USA Today Sports File PhotoThe return of Brandon Smith has provided Cal with much-needed depth.
usa today sports file photoFreshman Mark Tollefsen has been key in the Dons’ turnaround this season. He’ll look to make an impact as USF chases the WCC tournament title.

West Coast Conference fate in hands of USF men's basketball players

It took a late season rally in which the Dons won five…

usa today sports file photoFreshman Mark Tollefsen has been key in the Dons’ turnaround this season. He’ll look to make an impact as USF chases the WCC tournament title.
USA Today Sports File PhotoChiney Ogwumike

Stanford, Cal women rake in Pac-12 media awards

The Stanford and Cal women’s basketball teams both finished the regular season…

USA Today Sports File PhotoChiney Ogwumike
USA TODAY SPORTS FILE PHOTOCal coach Mike Montgomery has managed to turn his team around after a period of inconsistency.

Cal's Montgomery doing some of his finest work to date

Shove or no shove, this season could prove to be Mike Montgomery’s…

USA TODAY SPORTS FILE PHOTOCal coach Mike Montgomery has managed to turn his team around after a period of inconsistency.
Ben Margot/APStanford's Dwight Powell (33) goes up for a shoot while Utah's Jason Washburn (42) applies aggressive defense in the Cardinal's win Sunday.

Chasson Randle’s 22 lead Stanford past Utah 84-66

STANFORD — Chasson Randle was determined to not let the Stanford men’s…

Ben Margot/APStanford's Dwight Powell (33) goes up for a shoot while Utah's Jason Washburn (42) applies aggressive defense in the Cardinal's win Sunday.
Eric Sun/Special to the S.F. ExaminerDelon Wright

Young Wright brother taking flight for CCSF

He was a freshman at Leuzinger High School near Los Angeles, 5-foot-7…

Eric Sun/Special to the S.F. ExaminerDelon Wright
Getty Images File PhotoJustin Cobbs worked with Cal's assistant coach Theo Robertson on restoring his confidence to his shot.

Justin Cobbs’ resurgence key to Cal men's basketball turnaround

BERKELEY — Justin Cobbs is regaining confidence in his jump shot and…

Getty Images File PhotoJustin Cobbs worked with Cal's assistant coach Theo Robertson on restoring his confidence to his shot.
USA Today Sports File PhotoLuke Kaumatule left

Spring practice opens as Cardinal look to replace Zach Ertz, Levine Toilolo

STANFORD — Stanford is referred to as “Tight End U” these days…

USA Today Sports File PhotoLuke Kaumatule left
Eric Sun/Special to the S.F. ExaminerShawn Smith and unbeaten CCSF earned the top seed in the Northern California Regional of the state tournament.

Unbeaten CCSF men's basketball earns top seed in tourney

The City College of San Francisco men’s basketball team was dominant in…

Eric Sun/Special to the S.F. ExaminerShawn Smith and unbeaten CCSF earned the top seed in the Northern California Regional of the state tournament.
Ben Margot/APOregon States' Jamie Weisner

Cal women's basketball avoids upset thanks to huge comeback

BERKELEY — Layshia Clarendon scored 26 points and No. 6 Cal rallied…

Ben Margot/APOregon States' Jamie Weisner
Getty Images File PhotoChiney Ogwumike grabbed a record of 24 rebounds against Oregon on Sunday.

Chiney Ogwumike sets Stanford women's basketball record with 24 rebounds

STANFORD — Chiney Ogwumike scored 27 points, grabbed a school record 24…

Getty Images File PhotoChiney Ogwumike grabbed a record of 24 rebounds against Oregon on Sunday.
Courtesy GoldenBearSports.comCal’s new football coach Sonny Dykes

Cal football coach Sonny Dykes pushes players to become more involved in campus life

New Cal football coach Sonny Dykes has shown a sensitivity to his…

Courtesy GoldenBearSports.comCal’s new football coach Sonny Dykes

Cal men's basketball continues winning streak against Oregon

EUGENE, Ore. — Justin Cobbs wanted the final shot. Cal’s junior point…