Bears fork over loss to Sun Devils

First conference home game results in defeat for Bears and stymies bowl hopes.

Isi Sofele took a handoff from the Cal 31-yard line with three and a half minutes remaining in the second quarter. A score would have given the Bears a halftime advantage and placed them in prime position to secure their first conference victory. But Sofele fumbled the ball, and the
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Live Blog: Cal football vs. Arizona State

Follow along as Daily Cal football beat writers Connor Byrne, Jonathan Kuperberg and Michael Rosen and The Lombardo Trophy (sports columnist Jordan Bach-Lombardo) give play-by-play and analysis of the Cal-Arizona State game live from Memorial Stadium. Will the Bears shake off their 1-3 start? How many carries will Brendan Bigelow
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Lose yourself: Deandre Coleman is holding out hope for a win

Losing nearly every game in high school turned Deandre Coleman into a headstrong football player.

Deandre Coleman is two minutes into a description of his high school, and he’s already used the word frustrating five times. Not that he didn’t enjoy high school. The future Cal defensive end loved playing ball with his friends in Seattle. It’s just that his neighborhood high school didn’t win
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Players to watch: Brendan Bigelow, Chris Coyle

Brendan Bigelow, Cal running back Brendan Bigelow is going to touch the ball against Arizona State, it’s just a question of how many times. The sophomore had an electrifying performance against Ohio State (two touchdowns and 160 yards on four rushes). Bigelow was supposed to be the future, but he
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Wake me up when September ends

Just this year, just this once, September should have 28 days. It would be so much more simple if Saturday was the first of October and not the 29th of September. Because September has not gone so well for the Cal football team. The Bears opened the season — and
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Arioto’s walk-off homer puts Cal one win from Pac-12 title

Valerie Arioto hit a walk-off home run as the Cal softball team completed a come-from-behind 4-2 win over No. 2 Arizona State Thursday afternoon at Levine-Fricke Field, putting Cal one win away from clinching its first outright Pac-12 title since 1987. Down 2-0 in the middle of the sixth inning,
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Bullpen woes cost Cal game at Arizona State

Going into this season, the bullpen was the Cal baseball team’s biggest question mark. The Bears’ shockingly abysmal defense, which leads the league in errors, deflected attention away from Cal’s relievers during the squad’s recent struggles, but that preseason question reared its ugly head on Sunday. The thin bullpen fell
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Slow start spells doom for Bears

Cal had nothing to lose. The team trailed by two points with only a minute remaining in a contest against No. 5 Arizona State. Coach Richard Corso pulled junior keeper Lindsay Dorst to gain an extra attacker. All the Bears could hope for was a comeback miracle. Cal failed to
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