M. Thompson II
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Thompson: Cuonzo Martin has tools to make Cal a perennial force
Cuonzo Martin, hired by Cal to replace Mike Montgomery, may have the recruiting chops to make the Bears an NCAA Tournament mainstay
Thompson: San Jose Earthquakes' Wondolowski frustrated
Chris Wondolowski keeps scoring goals, but it's not enough to lift the Earthquakes out of last place.
Kawakami: Aldon Smith's 2014 season with 49ers in serious jeopardy
Team sources indicate that troubled linebacker Aldon Smith hasn't only lost the benefit of the doubt, he probably won't play for the 49ers in 2014.
Wake of the Week archive: Trouble for local hero 10 years ago
Bud Geracie's archived column from 2004 that takes a sideways look back at the local and national sports scene
Today's Music Picks: Lana Del Rey makes rare concert appearance
Also, Rufus Wainwright performs two shows in San Francisco.
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Beyonce and Jay Z may tour together this summer
July 4 show in New York may be among 20-city stadium tour for the husband and wife.