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Cal guard Tyrone Wallace, left, dribbles the ball against Arizona State guard Tra Holder during the second half of Saturday's game in Tempe, Ariz. California defeated Arizona State 68-65. (Ricardo Arduengo/AP)

Cal rebounds vs. Arizona St., splits desert trip

TEMPE, Ariz. — When a second straight defeat for No. 25 California…

 

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,…

 

California's Jordan Mathews (24) celebrates a score against Southern California in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, in Berkeley, Calif. (Ben Margot/AP)

Cal hoping the month of March is as kind as February

BERKELEY — After entering February with their postseason hopes in peril, 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)

‘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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Cal quarterback Jared Goff, pictured in 2014, is primed for a breakthrough season that could elevate the Golden Bears as a contender within the Pac-12. (Nam Y. Huh/AP File Photo)

Cal QB can’t avoid Heisman talk

Jared Goff stands high above California’s Memorial Stadium and can see his…

Cal quarterback Jared Goff, pictured in 2014, is primed for a breakthrough season that could elevate the Golden Bears as a contender within the Pac-12. (Nam Y. Huh/AP File Photo)
Marcio Jose Sanchez/APCalifornia guard Brittany Boyd (15) tries to get a shot off between Texas guards Celina Rodrigo

Texas tops Cal to advance to first Sweet 16 in 11 years

BERKELEY — Even just a month ago, Karen Aston had no idea…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/APCalifornia guard Brittany Boyd (15) tries to get a shot off between Texas guards Celina Rodrigo
Rick Scuteri/APCalifornia guard Sam Singer (2) tries to drives past Arizona guard T.J. McConnel on Thursday.

Ashley, McConnell lead No. 5 Arizona to 99-60 rout of Cal

TUCSON, Ariz. — For a very few minutes, California stayed with No.…

Rick Scuteri/APCalifornia guard Sam Singer (2) tries to drives past Arizona guard T.J. McConnel on Thursday.

No. 24 California women beat Oregon 74-59

EUGENE, Ore. — Brittany Boyd had 17 points on 7-of-10 shooting and…

Oregon ends 7-year losing streak to Cal, 80-69

BERKELEY — Joseph Young scored 25 points, Dwayne Benjamin had 18 points and…

Ben Margot/APCalifornia's Jabari Bird celebrates on the back of David Kravish after the Bears last-second win over USC.

Wallace, California beat USC on buzzer beater 70-69

BERKELEY — Tyrone Wallace made a deep 3-pointer at the buzzer to…

Ben Margot/APCalifornia's Jabari Bird celebrates on the back of David Kravish after the Bears last-second win over USC.
AP File PhotoCal Bears Coach Jeff Tedford could see a second losing season within three years if the team doesn't start to change its game.

Cal Bears in dire straits, could see another losing season

The sense of desperation that had provided the only remaining emotional boost…

AP File PhotoCal Bears Coach Jeff Tedford could see a second losing season within three years if the team doesn't start to change its game.
Kelley L. Cox/US PRESSWIREGolden Bears quarterback Zach Maynard (15) speaks to the media after a game.

Bears trying to stay level-headed

Cal’s theme for Saturday’s home game against Southern Utah is simple: Don’t…

Kelley L. Cox/US PRESSWIREGolden Bears quarterback Zach Maynard (15) speaks to the media after a game.