Santa Clara tops USF in CIT tourney semis 95-91

Santa Clara tops USF in CIT tourney semis 95-91

March 22, 2011


SAN FRANCISCO (APCSN)-- Freshman Evan Roquemore's career-high 30 points and Niyi Harrison's key block in the final minute gave Santa Clara a 95-91 win over West Coast Conference rival San Francisco in Tuesday night's tournament quarterfinals.

The Broncos (22-14) trailed 87-83 with 2:40 remaining before scoring 12 of the game's final 16 points. Troy Payne's steal and dunk with 1:55 left put his team ahead for good.

Santa Clara beat the Dons for the first time in three tries this season.

WCC leading scorer Kevin Foster added 27 points for Santa Clara.

The Broncos rallied from an early 12-point deficit to pull within 46-45 at halftime. Roquemore took control after the break, scoring 20 of his 30 points.

Angelo Caloiaro had 21 points to lead the Dons (19-15), who were denied their first 20-win season since 1981-82.

Santa Clara will travel to SMU for a Friday semifinal matchup.

A's hire Matt Williams as third base coach


A's hire Matt Williams as third base coach

OAKLANDThe Oakland A’s named Matt Williams as third base coach on Bob Melvin’s coaching staff for the 2018 season, the club announced today.

Williams spent five seasons on the Arizona Diamondbacks coaching staff as first base coach (2010) and third base coach (2011-13, 16) and also managed the Washington Nationals for two seasons.  He was named National League Manager of the Year by the BBWAA in his first season as manager in 2014, guiding the Nationals to a 96-66 record and an NL East title.  He went 83-79 in 2015 for a 179-145 (.552) record in two seasons as manager.

Williams played 17 seasons in the majors with San Francisco (1987-96), Cleveland (1997) and Arizona (1998-2003).  He was a .268 career hitter with 378 home runs and 1218 RBI in 1866 games.  Williams was a five-time All-Star and won four Gold Gloves as a third baseman.

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Report: Giants make trade offer for Giancarlo Stanton


Report: Giants make trade offer for Giancarlo Stanton

The hot stove is heating up. 

Giancarlo Stanton is the biggest name swirling in trade rumors and the Giants are reportedly pushing forward in their attempt to acquire the slugger. San Francisco's front office has proposed a trade to Miami for Stanton, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic

Details of what the Giants offered have not been reported yet. 

Stanton, who recently turned 28, is guaranteed $295 million over the next 10 seasons. His contract includes a full no-trade clause and an opt-out after 2020. 

On Thursday, Stanton was named the National League MVP after hitting .281 with a league-leading 59 home runs and 132 RBI. The last MVP to be traded in the offseason after winning the award was Alex Rodriguez from the Rangers to the Yankees before the 2004 season.