Women's World Cup: Bay Area players make U.S. roster
Cal star Alex Morgan, Stanford's Christen Press and Kelley O'Hara and Santa Clara's Julie Johnston among 23 players selected for this summer's World Cup
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America, Brazil already building for Russia 2018 and beyond
The players have returned home for brief offseasons, or in the odd case of MLS, back to the regular season.
(Jay R. Brooks)
Brooks on Beer: Smoked beer
Ever heard of rauchbier? It's a smoky beer that goes well with barbecue and smoked meats.
(Jay Maidment/Disney/Marvel via AP)
'The Avengers: Age of Ultron" already cleaning up overseas
New Disney/Marvel blockbuster doing well in South Korea, Britain and Russia, among others.