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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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Ivan Rabb set to lead Cal men’s basketball in 2016

Drip. Drip. In this moment, the gym’s only noise was sweat hitting the floor. The Mater Dei Monarchs clashed with the Bishop O’Dowd Dragons for the men’s open division California state title, and the highly anticipated matchup had more than lived up to expectations. The buzzer rang, and the grit
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Defense is boring — or is it?

The European Championships ended just over a week ago and, well, I miss it. International football is a fun affair full of breathtaking matches and unforgettable moments. This edition of the Euros ended with a great surprise when Eder scored the winning goal to give Portugal its first-ever piece of
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NBA Top 25: honorable mentions

So where’s Jordan? Not so fast! We had our staff writers talk about players they believe got snubbed on the Top 25 list (someone even thought we should change our No. 1 overall), and have composed them here in our “Honorable Mentions.” This is the silly result of people caring
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Baseball imitates art

Life imitates art — that is a given. But what happens when life mocks art? We got our answer this week when Indians catcher Yan Gomes tried to pay sacrilegious homage to the greatest baseball movie of all time, “Major League”. For those who haven’t seen the movie, the Indians
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