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Kerry Benefield

Benefield: SRJC hockey riding hot streak on ice (w/video)

Seems like the Santa Rosa Junior College ice hockey team might be the best-kept secret in the area … except to the 200 or so fans who regularly pack the stands to see the Polar Bears in action.

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Warriors' Thompson wins over his toughest critic (w/video)

Klay Thompson's father said he thought his son might be in for a big game as he watched the first few minutes of the third quarter Friday.

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Report: Mangini to direct 49ers defense; Sparano to coach tight ends (w/video)

Eric Mangini will return to his defensive roots and become the 49ers defensive coordinator, ESPN reported Thursday.

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Raiders hire four coaching assistants (w/video)

The Oakland Raiders have officially hired four assistant coaches for new coach Jack Del Rio's staff.

PD Preps
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College Sports

Close to Home: Sonoma County’s college promise

President Barack Obama last week unveiled America’s College Promise, his laudable plan for making community college free to all who will work for it. The basic premise of his proposal is to build on state and local programs, as well as on community support.

Sports Galleries
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'Mr. Cub' Ernie Banks dies at 83 (w/video)

Ernie Banks, one of baseball's most ebullient and optimistic ambassadors, died Friday, his wife confirmed.

Inside the 49ers
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Lowell Cohn

Lowell Cohn: UC system afraid to raise academic standards for athletes

The University of California almost did something important. The regents almost tied coach salaries to academic performance at UC campuses.

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