Kansas wins Haas battle against Cal, 78-63


Kansas wins Haas battle against Cal, 78-63


BERKELEY (AP) Markieff Morris had 21 points and 10 rebounds and No. 3Kansas overcame the ejection of his twin brother to beat California78-63 in a testy game Wednesday night.Freshman Josh Selby scored 18 points in his second game since anNCAA suspension and the Jayhawks (11-0) remained unbeaten and handedthe Golden Bears (6-5) their third loss in four games.This marked Kansas' 10th straight win over Cal. But instead of beingremembered for Selby's sweet outside shooting or Morris' strong playinside, this one will be remembered for the chippy second half thatfeatured one flagrant foul, Marcus Morris' ejection and three technicalfouls.Jorge Gutierrez scored 15 points, Allen Crabbe had 11 and MarkhuriSanders-Frison added 10 points and 12 rebounds for Cal. Coach MikeMontgomery failed in his first try to win his 600th career game.Tyrel Reed scored 18 points and Thomas Robinson added seven pointsand 10 rebounds for the Jayhawks, who improved to 4-0 against Pac-10teams this season. Unlike home victories over USC and UCLA, this onedidn't go down to the wire.The Jayhawks scored the first nine points of the second half,highlighted by a three-point play from Selby, to take a 47-30 lead. ButCal responded with a 13-0 run, sparked by a 3-pointer by Allen Crabbethat was followed with a flagrant foul underneath on Marcus Morris.Harper Kamp made both free throws for a five-point trip, while Morris was ejected after scoring eight points.The chippiness continued from there with Gutierrez and Robinsongetting into a scrum during a fight for a loose ball. Gutierrez jumpedup off the court angry at Robinson and had to be held back byMontgomery.Other Cal players had to be held back on the bench as the officialstried to settle things down. Both players got technical fouls after theofficials checked the replay monitor.Gary Franklin then hit a 3-pointer and Sanders-Frison added two freethrows to cut it to 47-43 and Cal had three chances on the next trip toget even closer but couldn't convert.Robinson's three-point play steadied things for Kansas, which quickly built the lead back to double figures.Brady Morningstar got called for another technical later in thesecond half for Kansas, but the Jayhawks still managed to pull away.Kansas was the highest ranked nonconference opponent to visitBerkeley since No. 3 Kansas State came here in 1958. The Jayhawks onlyother trip here came two years earlier when Wilt Chamberlain led themto a 66-56 victory over coach Pete Newell's squad.Kansas started slowly, making just two baskets in the first fiveminutes before Selby sparked the Jayhawks with his outside shooting.Selby hit two 3-pointers in an 18-5 run that gave Kansas a 10-pointlead midway through the half. The Jayhawks led 38-30 at halftime.Selby picked up where he left off in his first collegiate game whenhe scored 21 points and hit the game-winning 3-pointer in a 70-68 winover USC. He missed the first nine games because the NCAA ruled heaccepted impermissible benefits.

Report: Stubblefield taken into custody, booked into jail in no-bail case

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Report: Stubblefield taken into custody, booked into jail in no-bail case

Former 49ers defensive lineman Dana Stubblefield is behind bars. 

According to the Mercury News, Stubblefield was led away from court to jail in handcuffs Friday after a judge found there was probable cause to hold him over for trial on charges of rape stemming from May 2016. 

Stubblefield is charged with raping an intellectually disabled woman on April 9, 2015 at his Morgan Hill home when she had gone to interview for a babysitting job. 

According to the same report, Stubblefield had been free on $250,000 bail for more than a year. But the judge ordered him taken into custody Friday after prosecutors formally added the allegation that Stubblefield used a gun during the assault, which made it a no-bail case.

Stubblefield has pleaded not guilty and publicly denied the five felony charges and gun enhancement that prosecutors say could lead to at least 15 years to life in prison if he is convicted.

Stubblefield played 11 seasons in the NFL, including the first five with the 49ers. He later returned to the 49ers in 2001 and ’02, before finishing his career with the Raiders.

Stubblefield, a first-round pick of the 49ers in 1993, was the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year after recording 10.5 sacks. He was named the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year with a career-high 15 sacks in 1997. He signed a lucrative contract with Washington in 1998.

Quakes choose young FIU defender with their first pick in 2018 MLS SuperDraft

Quakes choose young FIU defender with their first pick in 2018 MLS SuperDraft

The San Jose Earthquakes are hoping they've caught lighting in a bottle twice. 

Last season, Nick Lima emerged as one of the game's best young defenders. And on Day 1 of the 2018 MLS SuperDraft, San Jose went to the fullback well with the selection of Paul Marie from Florida International University with the 12th pick in the first round. 

"Paul has the profile we were looking for from the very beginning heading into the combine and the draft," said Earthquakes general manager Jesse Fioranelli via press release. "We were looking for a fullback. We see in him an offensive-minded outside back that has technical qualities and the ability to read the game."

Experts pegged Marie, 22, as a late-first, early-second-round selection. But a pair of solid days during the MLS Combine boosted the Frenchman's stock -- especially on San Jose's board. According to Fioranelli, Marie was No. 4 on their draft board -- having him there at No. 12 must have felt like a steal for Fioranelli and staff. 

"We especially liked that he has character and in the interview that we had with him, he convinced us," Fioranelli said. "The entire coaching staff are really excited about having him part of the club."

San Jose not only lucked out that their fourth-best footballer was there at 12, but with American parents, he does not take up an international slot for San Jose -- the team is still three players over their allotment.

In an interview after his selection with Jason Davis of Sirius XM radio, Marie told San Jose fans what they can expect from the defender. 

"They can expect Paul Marie to give it all for San Jose," he said. 

The Quakes were in need of defensive depth going in to Day 1 of the SuperDraft. In Marie, they have a fullback who can stretch the pitch from the right side and be a backup to Lima.