April Ross and Jennifer Kessy beat Whitney Plavik and three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings 18-21, 21-17 and 16-14 on Saturday to advance to the finals of the ASICS World Series Cup in Long Beach.
Ross and Kessy, silver medalists in beach volleyball at the 2012 London Olympics, will face Talita Antunes and Taiana Lima. The Brazilians beat Germany's Katrin and Ilka Semmler Holtwick 21-14, 21-16, a day after winning their fourth FIVB Grand Slam title of the year.
Walsh Jennings, a former Stanford star, is playing with a new partner. She gave birth to her third child in February and withdrew from the FIVB Grand Slam due to an abdominal strain.
"It was fun playing with Whitney. I feel fortunate to be back," Walsh Jennings said.
Mac Williamson had two homers -- Nos. 18 and 19 on the year -- and five RBIs, leading the San Jose Giants to an 8-5 win at Stockton. Devin Harris (No. 20) added a solo shot for the Giants, and Ricky Oropesa had two sacrifice flies. Antonio Lamas and Dusty Robinson hit back-to-back homers in the second inning for the Ports.
The U.S. women's national team advanced to the final eight at the FINA World Championships with a 14-3 rout of Brazil in Barcelona, Spain. Stanford's Melissa Seidemann and former Cardinal stars Kiley Neushul and Lolo Silver had two goals each.
Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing will partner with RW Motorsports to add a second car for the IndyCar Series race at Sonoma Raceway. American Le Mans Series driver Lucas Luhr will race his first laps in an open wheel car Aug. 25.
Some of the world's top players are expected to play in the Guinness International Champions Cup game between Juventus and Everton on Wednesday at AT&T Park. Striker Carlos Tevez and goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon lead Italy's Juventus, and midfielder Marouane Fellaini, American goalkeeper Tim Howard and defender Leighton Baines are the English Premier League standouts for Everton.
Eight Bay Area rowers will compete at the junior world championships on Aug. 7-11 in Lithuania, USA Rowing announced. They are Julia Burgess, Camille Kisseberth, Jackson Dobronyi, James Mahoney, Luke O'Brien, Amanda Rutherford, Alia Shafi and Peter Woolley.
Staff writer Elliott Almond and wire services contributed to this report.