Ivan Rabb

Chip Kelly sure does love former Oregon players. And Trent Baalke can't help himself from trading up for a guy with little demand. Seems the 49ers' new union is off to a great start. (Ben Margot/AP)

Under Kelly, Baalke, Niners’ draft gets stranger by the pick

Just when you thought the 49ers’ draft days couldn’t get any any…

 

Ivan Rabb has decided to stay at Cal and play for embattled coach Cuonzo Martin. (Young Kwak/AP)

Cal’s Ivan Rabb stays Golden for at least another season

Long-armed, homegrown phenom Ivan Rabb will return to Cal for his sophomore…

 

The Cal men's basketball team was bounced out of the NCAA tournament in the round of 64 by Hawaii. Marking a disappointing finish to a confounding season. (Young Kwak/AP)

Poof! ‘Loaded’ Cal leaves legacy of March Badness

Geez, that didn’t last long, did it? What had been called the…

 

Cuonzo Martin shouldn’t be back next season if it turns out he knew of his assistant’s misbehavior and didn’t act. (Jeff Chiu/2014 AP)

If he knew and didn’t tell, Martin must go

Know this: If Cuonzo Martin failed to urgently address a glaring red…

Cuonzo Martin shouldn’t be back next season if it turns out he knew of his assistant’s misbehavior and didn’t act. (Jeff Chiu/2014 AP)
Forward Jaylen Brown, left, center Kameron Rooks, center, and guard Jordan Mathews go up for a rebound against Utah during the semifinals of the Pac-12 men's tournament Friday. (John Locher/AP)

Cal fumbles lead, loses to Utah in conference tournament

LAS VEGAS — Jakob Poeltl scored 29 points and Lorenzo Bonam dribbled…

Forward Jaylen Brown, left, center Kameron Rooks, center, and guard Jordan Mathews go up for a rebound against Utah during the semifinals of the Pac-12 men's tournament Friday. (John Locher/AP)
Trent Baalke, general manager of the San Francisco 49ers, sporting his trademark confused look. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

For fluxed-up Niners, it’s business as usual

Let’s see now. It’s five days into free agency, and the Niners…

Trent Baalke, general manager of the San Francisco 49ers, sporting his trademark confused look. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Kevin Durant and Steve Kerr shared a laugh during Thursday's game. Is their seemingly chummy relationship a sign of things to come? (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Durant’s best move: Join Champs and become one

The Kevin Durant-to-the-Warriors rumor just won’t go away, and for that, he…

Kevin Durant and Steve Kerr shared a laugh during Thursday's game. Is their seemingly chummy relationship a sign of things to come? (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Arizona’s Gabe York and Mark Tollefsen celebrate after the Wildcats completed their three-point win over Cal on Thursday. Tollefsen transferred to U of A after graduating from the University of San Francisco in 2015.  (Rick Scuteri/AP)

Arizona guard vanquishes Cal Pac-12 title hopes with late 3s

TUCSON, Ariz. — Gabe York made two 3-pointers in the final minute,…

Arizona’s Gabe York and Mark Tollefsen celebrate after the Wildcats completed their three-point win over Cal on Thursday. Tollefsen transferred to U of A after graduating from the University of San Francisco in 2015.  (Rick Scuteri/AP)
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…

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)
California's Jabari Bird celebrates hitting a 3-pointer against Oregon in the first half of their game on Thursday in Berkeley. (Ben Margot/AP)

Ducks are no match for Bears: Jabari Bird scores season-high 24

Jabari Bird scored 16 of his season-high 24 points in the first half…

California's Jabari Bird celebrates hitting a 3-pointer against Oregon in the first half of their game on Thursday in Berkeley. (Ben Margot/AP)
Stanford guard Malcolm Allen, left, is defended by California guard Sam Singer (2) during the first half of Saturday's game in Berkeley. (Jason O. Watson/AP)

Cal beats Stanford, 14-0 at home

BERKELEY — Kameron Rooks can finally say he's back on track. After…

Stanford guard Malcolm Allen, left, is defended by California guard Sam Singer (2) during the first half of Saturday's game in Berkeley. (Jason O. Watson/AP)
California guard Jabari Bird (23) shoots as Utah forwards Jakob Poeltl (42) and Chris Reyes (20) defend during the first half of their game on Wednesday. (Kim Raff/AP)

Cal follows big win with loss to Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — Jakob Poeltl had 21 points and nine rebounds…

California guard Jabari Bird (23) shoots as Utah forwards Jakob Poeltl (42) and Chris Reyes (20) defend during the first half of their game on Wednesday. (Kim Raff/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 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)
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)
Marcio Jose Sanchez/APCal men's basketball coach Cuonzo Martin has expectations rising after the school's best incoming class

Recruiting success has Cal basketball on upswing

The Cal men’s basketball team is not generally regarded as a Pac-12…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/APCal men's basketball coach Cuonzo Martin has expectations rising after the school's best incoming class
Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP File PhotoO'Dowd High School of Oakland's Ivan Rabb committed to nearby Cal on Monday.

Cal gets boost with Rabb commitment

It’s premature to call them the 17 words that will change the…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP File PhotoO'Dowd High School of Oakland's Ivan Rabb committed to nearby Cal on Monday.
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Balls: Plenty of reasons for Rabb to pick Cal, but …

Today isn’t just a big day for Cuonzo Martin and Cal men’s…

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