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Defense turns season around for Stanford baseball

Sometimes the biggest plays for a baseball team aren’t walk-off hits or three-run homers. Stanford, struggling with a 5-7 record in Pac-12 play, was ahead 4-3 in an April game at Oregon that seemed to be slipping away [Read entire story]

Cal freshman Vaughn unleashing his newfound power

The leading home-run hitter in the Bay Area isn’t the A’s Yonder Alonso or Khris Davis. In the weight room, head coach David Esquer said, “he was like a kid in a candy store.” All that work has helped him club [Read entire story]

Cal rugby family ‘struggling’ over Robert Paylor’s paralysis

Five days after Cal rugby player Robert Paylor was left paralyzed below the chest by a spinal-cord injury in the national championship match, his coach and teammates are still trying to come to grips with his [Read entire story]

Stanford’s freshmen will make quick impact, Jerod Haase predicts

“I do have a great deal of optimism that the freshmen are going to come in and make a real impact,” he said in an interview last week. The signing of former Washington commit Daejon Davis put the incoming class [Read entire story]

Cal’s Hansen picked by Jets in 4th round of draft

Like his quarterback pal Davis Webb, Cal wide receiver Chad Hansen is headed to the Big Apple. Hansen came out of obscurity to become one of the most productive wide receivers in the country with the Golden Bears. Last [Read entire story]

Stanford’s Thomas goes to 49ers, McCaffrey to Panthers

In possibly the biggest NFL draft day ever for Stanford, defensive lineman Solomon Thomas went to the 49ers with the third pick Thursday and running back Christian McCaffrey to Carolina on the eighth pick. Thomas became [Read entire story]

Murray piles up the goals for Stanford lacrosse

Growing up in the Chicago area, Kelsey Murray was able to watch the great Northwestern teams that won seven NCAA women’s lacrosse championships in eight years. [...] a redshirt junior at Stanford, Murray easily leads [Read entire story]

March Madness coming to Chase Center in ’22

Eighty-three years after holding a regional final in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament in 1939, San Francisco will get another chance. The NCAA announced Tuesday that the Pac-12 will host the 2022 West Regional, [Read entire story]

Burns, running backs stand out in Stanford’s spring game

On the basis of the Cardinal and White spring football game Saturday, it would appear that Ryan Burns has a clear leg up in his duel with K.J. Costello for Stanford’s No. 2 quarterback slot. The 6-foot-4 rising [Read entire story]

Stanford’s McCall picked by Indiana in 2nd round of WNBA draft

Stanford forward Erica McCall was picked by the Indiana Fever in the second round of the WNBA draft Thursday. In four NCAA Tournament games this season, she averaged 19.5 points and 10.3 rebounds. Washington guard [Read entire story]

Stanford’s McCall picked by Indiana in 2nd round of WNBA draft

Stanford forward Erica McCall was picked by the Indiana Fever in the second round of the WNBA draft Thursday. In four NCAA Tournament games this season, she averaged 19.5 points and 10.3 rebounds. Washington guard [Read entire story]

South Carolina ends Stanford’s season in NCAA semifinals

DALLAS — With an ice pack on her right ankle, Karlie Samuelson hobbled around the quiet Stanford locker room, bending down to hug her teammates as they sat on folding chairs with their heads down in [Read entire story]

Ogwumike sisters lend their support to Stanford for Final Four

Chiney, who’s in Dallas working for the Pac-12 Networks as an analyst, said the adversity of having to come back from big deficits has made Stanford stronger. The Cardinal rallied from a 16-point deficit in the second [Read entire story]

South Carolina’s Wilson is Stanford’s main focus in NCAA semis

DALLAS — Roscoe Wilson played professional basketball in Europe for a decade, during which time his favorite music was Steely Dan’s 1977 album “Aja.” A’ja (pronounced like Asia) Wilson, South Carolina’s [Read entire story]

Stanford women get another shot at Irish after beating Texas 77-66

The Stanford women have a rematch Sunday with Notre Dame and a chance to upset the Irish in Lexington for the second straight year. The second-seeded Cardinal punched their ticket to their 19th Elite Eight in program [Read entire story]

Stanford women get another shot at Irish after beating Texas 77-66

The Stanford women have a rematch Sunday with Notre Dame and a chance to upset the Irish in Lexington for the second straight year. The second-seeded Cardinal punched their ticket to their 19th Elite Eight in program [Read entire story]

Strange but true: Stanford could have a shot at the Final Four

[...] there’s a path that could take them back to the NCAA semifinals. [...] the Cardinal were better in many ways than last season’s 27-8 team that upset Notre Dame in the Lexington, Ky., Regional semifinals but [Read entire story]

Stanford women get a 2-seed, will play New Mexico State in Kansas

Even though they had an automatic bid, the Stanford women had to wait almost to the end of ESPN’s hour-long NCAA Tournament selection show Monday to hear their name called. Unlike the other 15 teams seeded fourth or [Read entire story]

Talented group returning for Stanford, but more firepower needed

What happened in Vegas will continue to haunt the Stanford men next season unless they learn to defend better, particularly against the three, and unless they shoot better themselves. [...] several of them. Whether the [Read entire story]

Tara VanDerveer defends WNBA from Candice Wiggins’ allegations

Tara VanDerveer said she doesn’t know what former Stanford guard Candice Wiggins went through in the WNBA, but the Cardinal women’s head coach defended the league from Wiggins’ sharp criticism. Wiggins, a [Read entire story]