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UConn women seek fourth straight title

The Huskies play Syracuse in their 11th national championship game Tuesday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. And the stakes couldn't be higher. They want an unprecedented fourth straight and record 11th overall national…

Iverson, Shaq, Yao elected to Basketball Hall of Fame

Allen Iverson, Shaquille O'Neal, Yao Ming, Sheryl Swoopes, Tom Izzo and Jerry Reinsdorf were elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame on Monday.

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Baseball highlights: Greinke rocked in D'backs debut

Trevor Story became the first player to hit two home runs in his major league debut on opening day, and Colorado spoiled Zack Greinke's much-heralded Arizona debut.

Sunol: big-rig catches fire on Highway 84; no injuries

No one was injured after a big-rig mysteriously caught fire Monday night on Highway 84 in Sunol, according to the California Highway Patrol.

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Oakland firefighters control house blaze

Firefighters extinguished a one-alarm house fire Monday night on Short Street in Oakland, a fire dispatcher said.

Baseball: Dodgers make opener memorable for new manager Roberts

The Los Angeles Dodgers got a brilliant seven innings from Clayton Kershaw in a record-setting 15-0 victory against the San Diego Padres.

Gray misses start; A's drop opener to White Sox

Sonny Gray was scratched from his opening night start thanks to food poisoning; That left it to Rich Hill to start, and he lasted 22/3 innings in what turned out to be a 4-3 White Sox win over Oakland,

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Sharks' Burns makes case for Norris Trophy consideration

With a season unlike any other in Sharks franchise history, Brent Burns has put his name in the mix for the Norris Trophy as the NHL's best defenseman. He may have cemented his chance to be a finalist Saturday when he hardly came off the…

Shaun Livingston's excellence for Warriors softened loss of Andre Iguodala

Andre Iguodala could return to Warriors lineup Tuesday, but Shaun Livingston's excellence allowed Golden State to go 11-2 without him.

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College basketball: Villanova stuns North Carolina with 3-pointer at buzzer to win NCAA title

The Villanova Wildcats are national champions after Kris Jenkins swished a 3-pointer at the buzzer to beat North Carolina 77-74 on Monday in one of the great NCAA title games of all time.

Tesla misses delivery target, citing company 'hubris'

Tesla Motors reminded customers Monday that it sells cars other than the Model 3, and that it sometimes has trouble meeting expectations.

Tracy: ACE train delayed after striking cow

An Altamont Corridor Express train was recovering from delays of up to 20 minutes after hitting a cow Monday evening on tracks near Tracy, authorities said.

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Concord: Congressman decries lack of competition in weapons station development bid

Rep. Mark DeSaulnier expressed concern about the process to select a developer for the Concord Naval Weapons Station.

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California drought: Water-saving rules to ease, but nobody's off the hook

Californians cut water use 23.9 percent from June to February, compared with the same period in 2013. The question now is how much to ease regulations, now that Northern California has had healthy winter rains

A's scratch pitcher Sonny Gray because of food poisoning

Sonny Gray won't start Monday night's Oakland A's season opener against the Chicago White Sox; lefty Rich Hill will go against White Sox ace Chris Sale.

Opening day: Giants wallop Milwaukee Brewers 12-3

Giants hit four home runs, including three in a row, to back flu-ridden Madison Bumgarner

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Pleasanton: Lawsuit filed in fatal officer-involved shooting of teen

The family of a San Jose teenager who was shot dead by a police officer in a sensational incident last summer filed a federal lawsuit against the Pleasanton Police Department on Monday.

San Jose State punter's mother succumbs to cancer

The mother of San Jose State punter Michael Carrizosa died Monday morning after a 16-month battle with cervical cancer, family and friends said on her Facebook page.

Antioch: Family of domestic abuse victim who jumped from moving cab files wrongful death suit

The family of Antioch resident Afroza Chowdhury, who killed herself by jumping from a moving taxi that was taking her back to a home where she'd recently been threatened, has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit in federal court.

UC: More Californians admitted this year

After a state audit attacked the University of California for admitting more out-of-state students as it turned away record numbers of Californians, the university on Monday announced freshman admissions offers to Californians rose from…

San Leandro: Abandoned stolen car catches fire, spreads to vegetation

Firefighters controlled a vehicle fire that spread into vegetation Monday afternoon in San Leandro, a fire official said.

Witness describes accused Oakland man's shooting rampage that killed an 8-year-old girl

The ex-girlfriend of accused killer Darnell Williams, who faces the death penalty for the deaths of killing Alaysha Carradine, 8, and Anthony Medearis Jr., testified against him Monday.

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San Francisco: Man beaten by sheriff's deputies appears at closed hearing

The man beaten by two Alameda County sheriff's deputies late last year and arrested by the FBI Friday appeared at a closed hearing in federal court Monday, according to reports.

Prized drawings at Stanford re-create Battle of Little Bighorn

A dozen drawings created by Sioux warrior Red Horse, now on display at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, depict the wild battle that marked Custer's last stand.

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Judge seizes Tribune Tower, other properties from embattled Oakland businessman

Judge Julia Spain's order transferring control of the Tribune Tower and other Oakland properties and assets to a court-appointed receiver is the latest legal blow to Thomas Henderson, a 67-year-old Oakland resident, who has portrayed…

Colin Kaepernick joins 49ers teammates at offseason workout

San Francisco 49ers have given Kaepernick the opportunity to find a new job elsewhere, but the quarterback was in Santa Clara Monday.

Richmond: Progressive Alliance endorses candidate for November 2016 election

Ben Choi, a city planning commissioner, has also been endorsed by councilmember Gayle McLaughlin.

Stephen Curry's 3-point plan is to let it come naturally

Golden State Warriors' shooting star Stephen Curry needs only 22 more 3-pointers to make it 400 for the season.

Family of man who died in Oakland police custody asks judge to nix settlement

Attorneys for the family of a man who died during a scuffle with Oakland police officers in 2014 asked a federal judge on Monday to toss out a settlement brokered in January with the city, arguing that not all of the man's seven siblings…

Stephen Curry douses Draymond Green's water stunt

Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green was set to pour water over Stephen Curry's head until Curry flipped a towel and knocked the water right out of Green's hand.