Cal cruises past Stanford in Big Splash

With its pride on the line, Cal men’s water polo team made sure the Steve Heaston Trophy stayed at home. The No. 7 Bears crushed the No. 4 Cardinal, 14-8, at the Spieker Aquatics Complex. The win was Cal’s first conference victory of the season and gave the squad the
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UCLA Bruins Cal’s big chance

The enormous pregame cheer that emanated from the Cal men’s water polo team and echoed through Spieker Aquatics Complex Saturday afternoon was deafening. But after four quarters of regulation, two overtime periods and a sudden death overtime that ended with a penalty shot, it was No. 3 UCLA that celebrated
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Thicker than water: Aleksa Saponjic’s bond with his family

Aleksa Saponjic is a standout scorer at Cal and an Olympic bronze medalist — and he owes it all to his family.

On the largest stage in the world, Aleksa Saponjic hears a lot of distractions. It’s Sunday, Aug. 12. Aleksa is a starting player for the Serbian national water polo squad, and his team is in the bronze-medal match against Montenegro in the 2012 London Olympics. The summer Games drew millions
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Bears bring baggage to USC

Within the week, the Bears lost two matches and five players. But with a game against No. 1 USC coming up, Cal’s men’s water polo might be saving the worst for the weekend. The No. 4 Bears are traveling to USC’s McDonald’s Swim Stadium on Sunday at 1 p.m. to
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