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    Monte Vista girls fall in NorCal volleyball

    Homestead-Cupertino upsets Monte Vista in first round of Northern California Division I regional girls volleyball playoffs 
    NorCal girls volleyball: Valley Christian rolls past Shasta; Menlo-Atherton wins
    Archbishop Mitty, Los Altos reach semifinals in Division II 

    Local sports digest: Defending champ pulls out of Turkey Trot
    Four Olympians have entered the 10th annual Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot, but defending champion Kim Conley of West Sacramento dropped out Tuesday because of sickness
     

    College basketball roundup: Stanford men rout Delaware
    Third-ranked Arizona wins its first close game of the season, beating Kansas State 72-68 in the Maui Invitational semifinals in Lahaina, Hawaii 

    Olympic runner Kim Conley to test half marathon
    Olympian Kim Conley of West Sacramento looks to increase endurance with half marathon as she puts in time to improve her 5K and 10K for trip to Rio de Janeiro Games 

    Alabama, Oregon, Florida State, Mississippi State are top four teams in College Football Playoff rankings
    Lionel Messi added the Champions League career scoring record to his La Liga mark 

    Purdy: 49ers, Seahawks victims of NFL greed
    Thursday's huge game between two physical teams shouldn't be held only four days after the 49ers and Seahawks endured the last moments of their previous car wrecks ... excuse me, their previous games 

    Curry's 40 points spark Warriors
    Stephen Curry scored 40 points, making eight 3-point shots, as the Warriors beat the Miami Heat 114-97 for their sixth straight win 

    49ers' Cox knows both sides of rivalry
    49ers cornerback Perrish Cox doesn't mind not getting Super Bowl ring from Seattle Seahawks 

    NFL: Broncos dump kicker
    Denver Broncos switch kickers again, waiving first-year pro Brandon McManus and signing Connor Barth, who hasn't kicked in an NFL game since 2012 

    Torres ready to skate, but no timetable for return to Sharks lineup
    Sharks forward Raffi Torres has had to stay off the ice for more than seven months because of complications from the repair of a torn ACL 

    Giants, pitcher Jon Lester to meet next week
    Former A's, Boston Red Sox ace Jon Lester is a free agent and will sit down with the Giants next week to discuss the possibility of coming to AT&T Park. 

    Kaepernick effusively praised by 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman
    San Francisco 49ers' offensive coordinator Greg Roman says quarterback Colin Kaepernick is in command of the offense. 

    Marshawn Lynch not only key to slowing Seattle running game
    San Francisco 49ers will have to contain Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, who is NFL's 15th-leading rusher 

    Sharks forward Matt Nieto trying to stay positive in sohomore slump
    Sharks Coach Todd McLellan says he needs to see more from Nieto, who only has one goal after scoring 10 last season 

    Cal coach Sonny Dykes refrains from ripping Pac-12 replay officials
    Pac-12 admits replay officials wrongly overturned two Cal touchdowns against Stanford, but Dykes applauds conference for owning up to the mistake and quarterback Jared Goff said blown calls did not cost Golden Bears the game. 

    Sharks forward Raffi Torres hopes to be back on the ice next week
    Longtime NHL agitator Torres knows that others may see his prolonged absence because of knee injury as karma, but Shark forward can still laught about it 

    Messi sets Champions League record with 72nd goal
    Barcelona's Lionel Messi has set a new Champions League goalscoring record by taking his tally in the competition to 72 on Tuesday 

    Kaepernick predicts Harbaugh will return next season as 49ers coach
    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kapernick says success is why Jim Harbaugh will remain coach of the NFL team. 

    Stanford will be without top wideout Montgomery
    Ty Montgomery, Stanford's No. 1 receiver and one of the top punt/kick returners in the nation, has a shoulder sprain and will miss the regular-season finale at UCLA on Friday. 

    Giants' third base coach Flannery leaving club
    Tim Flannery's Facebook post says his nine-year run with Giants is over. 

    Kevin Martin to miss 6-8 weeks after wrist surgery
    Minnesota Timberwolves guard Kevin Martin will miss the next six to eight weeks after having surgery on his fractured right wrist 

    Brazilian hospital says Pele has urinary infection
    Doctors say Brazilian soccer great Pele has a urinary infection 

    Sandoval on leaving Giants: He wants a new challenge
    San Francisco Giants former third baseman Pablo Sandoval finalizes $95 million deal with the Boston Red Sox, says he will keep the Panda nickname and take it with himn to Fenway Park. 

    Warriors' Andrew Bogut, Leandro Barbosa expected to play against Miami
    While the Heat will be without Dwyane Wade, the Warriors expect to have center Andrew Bogut and guard Leandro Barbosa Tuesday against Miami, coach Steve Kerr said 

    Santa Clara on the hook for $2 million in Super Bowl events despite huge San Francisco-based fundraising haul
    Although Super Bowl 50 organizers have raised $40 million to fund a week of events throughout the region, the city hosting the actual game -- Santa Clara -- will largely be on its own to pay for a slate of activities showing itself off to the world. 

    NFL: Bills crush Jets in Detroit
    Heavy snow in the Buffalo area moved the game to Detroit, but there were plenty of Buffalo Bills fans in attendance at Ford Field as the team rolled to a 38-3 win over the New York Jets. 

    Live chat transcript: Inside the Raiders, Tuesday

    Read the transcript from our Oakland Raiders live chat on Tuesday.

     

    Big Game: Pac-12 says replay crew shouldn't have overturned two Cal touchdowns
    The Pac-12 Conference said its instant replay crew made errors on two of three Cal touchdowns that were overturned during Saturday's Big Game against Stanford, commissioner Larry Scott announced Monday.
     

    College basketball: Santa Clara Broncos fall at No. 20 Michigan State
    Stanford Cardinal women hold off New Mexico Lobos; Saint Mary's Gaels women outlast Sacramento State Hornets 

     
     
     
     
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    Bette Midler to Ariana Grande: Clean up your act

    The veteran entertainer complains in an interview that young singers rely too much on selling sex instead of talent.