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Notre Dame women, down 23, beat Tennessee

The Notre Dame women’s team’s biggest comeback win was also a bounce back from a recent humiliation by a top-10 opponent. Arike Ogunbowale scored 27 points, and the fifth-ranked Irish rallied from a [Read entire story]

Names & Faces: Andi Sullivan, Barbara Stevens

Andi Sullivan The Stanford midfielder’s remarkable senior year continued Thursday when she was taken No. 1 overall by the Washington Spirit in the National Women’s Soccer League draft. Sullivan, the [Read entire story]

Ex-Cal player Layshia Clarendon alleges sexual assault by university employee

A former Cal women’s basketball player filed a lawsuit in Alameda County Superior Court on Wednesday, alleging negligence on behalf of the university’s regents that resulted in her being sexually assaulted by an [Read entire story]

Ex-Cal player Layshia Clarendon alleges sexual assault by university employee

A former Cal women’s basketball player filed a lawsuit in Alameda County Superior Court on Wednesday, alleging negligence on behalf of the university’s regents that resulted in her being sexually assaulted by an [Read entire story]

Alabama’s Nick Saban creates QB controversy with winning decision

Nick Saban wins a national title and then figures out the next. It’s part of his famed Process. Saban’s sixth national title, and fifth in nine years, was different, not simply because it put him in [Read entire story]

Logan Couture scores, but Sharks fall to Jets

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Sharks fans waiting for Logan Couture to regain his scoring touch got a good sign Sunday. The San Jose center scored his first goal since Dec. 9, his team-leading 16th, in the [Read entire story]

Arizona fires head coach Rich Rodriguez

Arizona has fired head coach Rich Rodriguez after a notice of claim was filed with the state attorney general’s office alleging he ran a hostile workplace. The Tucson Daily Star revealed the notice of [Read entire story]

Stanford women end Top 25 exile after one week

Stanford’s exile from the Top 25 lasted one week. Tara VanDerveer’s Cardinal, who fell out of the rankings last week for the first time since 2001, returned at No. 24 in Monday’s poll after winning their first two [Read entire story]

Logan Couture returns, but Sharks blanked in Dallas

DALLAS — The Sharks welcomed back their leading goal scorer, Logan Couture, from a four-game concussion-related absence Sunday. Unfortunately for the team, there was little else to celebrate, as the [Read entire story]

San Jose State starts fast, holds off Santa Clara

Ryan Welage scored 21 points and Keith Fisher added 15 points and 13 rebounds as San Jose State, which held Santa Clara without a field goal for the first 12:43 of the game, defeated the Broncos 75-63 at Leavey Center [Read entire story]

No. 24 Cal women use balance to down Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Asha Thomas led a balanced attack with 17 points and the No. 24 Cal women won their sixth straight, defeating cold-shooting Kentucky 62-52 on Thursday. Mikayla Cowling added 15 points, [Read entire story]

San Jose State signs 13 football recruits — all from California

San Jose State added 13 players, all from California, as part of the early signing period Wednesday. Four of the players are offensive linemen and four are defensive backs. “I am really excited about [Read entire story]

UConn’s Geno Auriemma, UNC’s Sylvia Hatchell reach 1,000 career wins

Geno Auriemma picked up his 1,000th victory as top-ranked Connecticut beat Oklahoma 88-64 on Tuesday night in Uncasville, Conn., only hours after North Carolina’s Sylvia Hatchell recorded her 1,000th win. [Read entire story]

Tim Lincecum readying for return?

Elusive Tim Lincecum surfaced again briefly on Twitter. Kyle Boddy of Driveline Baseball in Kent, Wash., posted a photo of the former Giants right-hander working out at the facility. [Read entire story]

Valparaiso holds off Santa Clara

Santa Clara cut a 17-point second-half deficit to three but got no closer as the Broncos fell 76-68 to Valparaiso at the Leavey Center on Monday night. KJ Feagin scored a game-high 24 points for Santa [Read entire story]

Logan Couture’s status unclear after blow to jaw

The Sharks have to be holding their breath over the health of Logan Couture after the team’s leading scorer did not return to Friday’s overtime loss in Vancouver after taking a blow to the head. [Read entire story]

Jock Landale leads St. Mary’s to home win over UC Irvine

Jock Landale had 25 points and 10 rebounds, Calvin Hermanson and Emmett Naar scored 15 each, and host St. Mary’s beat UC Irvine 73-66 on Saturday night. The Gaels (9-2) pulled away with a 6-0 run [Read entire story]

Frankie Ferrari puts up career numbers in USF’s win over UC Davis

Frankie Ferrari came off the bench to score a career-high 19 points and Chase Foster hit four three-pointers and scored 17 points to power USF to a 74-61 win over UC Davis on Friday night. Matt McCarthy [Read entire story]

Yankees trade Chase Headley to Padres

The Yankees traded third baseman Chase Headley and pitcher Bryan Mitchell and $500,000 to San Diego on Tuesday, giving New York added payroll flexibility and room for infield prospects. New York [Read entire story]

Villanova basketball No. 1; ASU rockets to No. 5

Villanova’s unbeaten start now includes a No. 1 ranking in the AP Top 25, and Arizona State is making a rapid rise into the top 10 under third-year head coach Bobby Hurley. After a tumultuous week in [Read entire story]