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2016 Cal football preview: secondary

Much like the rest of the defense, the Cal football’s defensive secondary is looking to undergo an upgrade in experience and athleticism going into 2016. Since the Pac-12 features many pass-heavy spread offenses, talent and depth in the defensive secondary is a must-have for any team who has hope of
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From Cal to the Coliseum

In an otherwise lost season for the 2016 Oakland Athletics, the team has found a shortstop for the future in former Cal star and East Bay native, Marcus Semien. For Semien, it has been a season of redemption. After a shaky first season with the franchise, the insatiable work ethic
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NBA Top 25: 1

My brother had his first knee surgery when he was age 14. I was eight. It was summertime in Chicago, so it was blisteringly hot. My parents put an AC window unit in our living room, where my brother was stationed on the couch, ice pack perpetually strapped to his
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Trade, Billy! Trade!

July 31 (or in this year’s case, Aug. 1) is Christmas Day for about half of Major League Baseball fans. Playoff-bound teams will receive reinforcements in the form of seasoned veterans, vying to win a World Series ring. But for the other half, it’s the equivalent of getting your heart
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49 Bears set to compete in Rio Olympics

Cal has always been one of the nation’s best overall athletics programs and has been home to some of the world’s best athletes — ranging from NBA All-Stars to NFL MVPs and Olympic Gold Medalists. Cal has historically been very well represented in the Olympics, and this year’s games will
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Rachael Acker named Pac-12 Woman of the Year

If there’s truth to the adage that sports build character, there is no stronger endorsement than former Cal swimmer Rachael Acker. As a three-time Academic All-American, 2016 Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the year for women’s swimming and diving and the female Cal athlete with the highest graduating GPA, as of July
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2016 Cal football preview: linebackers

Michael Barton, Jalen Jefferson and Hardy Nickerson Jr. all headed an upperclassmen-laden linebacking core that was largely considered the strength of the defense in the Cal football team’s 8-win 2015 campaign. While the departures of the three aforementioned players are surely going to sting, the Bears will attempt to fill
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