The Chicago Cubs have agreed to a deal with supplemental first-round pick Paul Blackburn, according to Baseball America.
The Heritage High product was the 56th overall selection in last week's draft. The right-hander has a fastball in the low to mid 90-mph range. Blackburn's deal was for $911,700. He had committed to play baseball at Arizona State.
Freedom High wide receiver Darrell Daniels orally committed to play at Washington starting in the 2013 season. The 6-foot-4, 205-pound Daniels confirmed his commitment via text message, ending his recruitment early. Rivals listed Daniels as holding 18 scholarship offers, with Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Michigan, Auburn and nine Pac-12 schools all on the list. He committed to the Huskies while on an unofficial visit to the Seattle campus.
Barry MacKay, a longtime Bay Area resident and tennis promoter, died after a long illness Friday. He was 76. MacKay, who
Four top U.S. cyclists -- all ex-teammates of Lance Armstrong -- removed their names from consideration for spots on the Olympic team. Santa Rosa's Levi Leipheimer, George Hincapie, Christian Vande Velde and David Zabriskie asked they be taken out of the running for places on the road cycling team, USA Cycling said. Leipheimer wasn't available for comment. Armstrong is a seven-time Tour de France champion who's facing fresh doping allegations.
Sandro Sukno had three goals in the fourth period to lead Croatia to an 11-10 win over the United States in the semifinals of the FINA Super League Tournament in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Stanford alum Layne Beaubien had a goal for the U.S.
Jake Gibb and Sean Rosenthal are going back to the Olympics. The Americans reached the semifinals of a qualifying event in Rome, clinching enough points to put them ahead of No. 3 U.S. team Nick Lucena and former Stanford star Matt Fuerbringer. Defending Olympic gold medalists Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser already clinched a London berth. Misty May-Treanor and ex-Stanford star Kerri Walsh, the two-time defending women's Olympic champions, have qualified. The other U.S. team is April Ross and Jennifer Kessy.
Track and field
Trinity Wilson placed third and Oakland Youth Development Center teammate Sasha Wallace was fifth in the women's 100-meter hurdles at the USA Junior Championships in Bloomington, Ind. Wilson was timed in 13.52 seconds, and Wallace finished in 13.55. Morgan Snow won in 13.26. Cal's Jonte Grant was fourth in the men's triple jump at 50 feet, 41/2 inches. He fouled on three other attempts. Jarrion Lawson won at 51-33/4.
Anytime Magic, making his first start, posted a 21/4-length win in the $54,650 Lost in the Fog Stakes for 2-year-olds at Golden Gate Fields. A son of 2000 Kentucky Derby winner Fusaichi Pegasus, Anytime Magic ($33.60) ran five furlongs in 59.59 seconds under jockey David Lopez. Trainer Bob Hess owns the gelding in partnership with James Eaton and Darrell Landry.
Staff writers Ben Enos and Elliott Almond and the Associated Press contributed to this report.