The No. 4 Cal men's golf team, playing its first event of the spring season, is in second place after two rounds of the Arizona Intercollegiate at Sewailo Golf Club in Tucson, Ariz.
The teams played two rounds Monday, with the third and final round of stroke play scheduled for Tuesday. The Bears' five-player total of 566 places them two shots behind leader USC in the 14-team event. The Trojans' Anthony Paolucci is the individual leader at 7-under-par 135, with Cal's Brandon Hagy two strokes back.
Stanford named Peter Hansen its inside linebackers coach. He replaces David Kotulski, who was named Vanderbilt's defensive coordinator last week. Hansen coached at Stanford in 2009-10, then followed head coach Jim Harbaugh to the 49ers, serving as a defensive assistant for three seasons. He was outside linebackers coach in 2013.
The SaberCats reacquired defensive lineman Joe Sykes from the San Antonio Talons in exchange for defensive lineman Jabari Fletcher and quarterback Mitch Mustain. Sykes, who spent all of 2013 with San Antonio, was the AFL's Defensive Player of the Year as a SaberCat in 2012, when he set the league record with 16 sacks.
Former Cal star Valerie Arioto (Pleasanton) has been named the USA Softball Female Athlete of the Year for the second consecutive year, the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America and USA Softball announced.
High school football
De La Salle High's 2014 schedule includes dates with many of Northern California's top squads -- including Serra -- and, possibly, a game with South Carolina power Byrnes-Duncan. Other opponents for De La Salle include Servite-Anaheim, Jesuit-Carmichael, Del Oro-Loomis and James Logan.
Staff writers Jeff Faraudo and Stephanie Hammon contributed to this report.