Alex Morgan scored a pair of clutch late goals for the U.S. women's national team last year.

Fast Forward

Former Cal striker Alex Morgan helped America qualify for the Women's World Cup. Now she and the U.S. take aim at the title.

Alex Morgan didn’t waste much time between her collegiate and international soccer careers. In fact, there was barely a transition at all. “It kind of overlapped,” the former Cal captain and current U.S. national team member says. “I was at a point in my junior and senior year where I
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Cal takes third place in Director’s Cup standings

Finish is school's highest ever

In 2010-2011, six Cal teams finished in the top three nationally. Now, for the first time, so has the athletic program itself. With 1,219.50 points, Cal placed third for its highest-ever showing in the Director’s Cup standings, which rank the success of national intercollegiate athletics programs based on finishes in up
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Ellen McDermott

Madam Yankee

Cal graduate Jean Afterman has taken her talents from the Berkeley stage to a Major League office in the Bronx

In the cut-throat world of Major League Baseball’s front offices, it’s hard to know when you have arrived. Jobs are transitory, achievements ephemeral. However, one litmus test for success over the decades had been showing one’s mettle across the negotiating table from George “The Boss” Steinbrenner. The notoriously intimidating, bullish
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This spring’s Bears a team for all seasons

Four young men stand before the entrance to the College World Series. Three are huddled together, caps askew, lifting the other above their heads as he raises a single finger to the sky. They are no one and everyone, ecstasy cast in bronze to represent every player who has stepped
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Cal Baseball Regionals 6-11-11

Bitter ending won’t spoil a season for the ages

Since defeating Dallas Baptist to advance to the College World Series, the Cal baseball team has been joking that someone should make a movie out of their storybook season. If Hollywood ever does, they’ll probably write a different ending — one that doesn’t involve the Bears being sent home after
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Catcher Chadd Krist went 1-for-4 with a double, Cal's only extra-base hit in its 8-1 loss to Virginia.

Cal’s season ends with 8-1 loss to No. 1 Virginia

Cavaliers stick Bears with their first loss in six elimination games

The ball went off Kenny Swab’s bat and Cal center fielder Darrel Matthews, running forward to make the catch, lost it in the sun. As it bounced past him and rolled away, stopping 408 feet from where it started, so too went the Bears’ dream season. Virginia’s center fielder streaked
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The bottom half of Cal's order provided a spark on Tuesday, accounting for seven of the team's nine hits against the Aggies.

Dream on: Cal eliminates Aggies to advance at CWS

Porter shines, offense awakens against Texas A&M

OMAHA, Neb. — After a solo shot by Texas A&M’s Adam Smith broke a scoreless deadlock in the fourth inning, Cal baseball coach David Esquer brought his starters in for a pep talk. “I told them basically, ‘I’ll take bad contact to the middle of the diamond than you trying
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Scoreboard aside, the Bears showed true grit

OMAHA, Neb. — Before Sunday’s game, while the rest of his team warmed up, Cal pitcher Justin Jones perched alone on a bucket of baseballs. Though a strained bicep would keep him out of the Bears’ first College World Series game since 1992, Jones was not resting. Instead, he worked
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