Cal, Fresno State to play at Candlestick next year

Cal, Fresno State to play at Candlestick next year

Dec. 13, 2010CAL PAGE FRESNO STATE PAGE

FRESNO (AP) -- Fresno State and California will play next season at Candlestick Park in San Francisco in only the third meeting between the schools.

The Bulldogs announced Monday that they added nonconference games against Cal on Sept. 3 and at San Diego State on Dec. 3.

Fresno State has beaten Cal the previous two times the schools played. The Bulldogs won the most recent meeting 17-3 in 2000 in Fresno.

The Golden Bears are renovating Memorial Stadium and playing their home games at AT&T Park next season.

Fresno State and San Diego State will both be in the Mountain West conference in 2012. They have not played each other since 2002.

After visiting sick grandfather, Thompson will start vs Thunder

After visiting sick grandfather, Thompson will start vs Thunder

OAKLAND -- Arriving at Oakland International Airport roughly two hours before tipoff Wednesday night, Klay Thompson hustled over to Oracle Arena and will be in the starting lineup for the Warriors against the Oklahoma City.

Thompson missed the team’s morning shootaround because he was visiting his gravely ill maternal grandfather in Portland, source told CSNBayArea.com.

Initially listed as missing the game, Thompson reached out to Warriors general manager Bob Myers late Wednesday morning and indicated he might make it back to Oakland in time for the game.

Thompson is the team’s third leading scorer, averaging 21.4 points per game.

His availability is particularly significant, as he’ll be the primary defender on Thunder star Russell Westbrook, who is averaging triple-double numbers this season.

Jaguars retain offensive coordinator, pass on Chip Kelly

Jaguars retain offensive coordinator, pass on Chip Kelly

It appears the Jaguars have passed on Chip Kelly for a second time this month.

After reportedly not getting their head coaching job, Kelly reportedly interviewed for their offensive coordinator position on Monday.

But two days later, Jacksonville announced that Nathaniel Hackett has been retained as offensive coordinator under head coach Doug Marrone.

Kelly told CSNBayArea.com recently he would take his time to determine his next career move.

“I’m not going to close the door on any opportunity, but I have to be very smart in what I do next,” Kelly said two days after his firing. “I don’t have to take anything, but I wouldn’t rule anything out. I need to make sure that I’m in the right situation.

“I don’t know what the future holds. I’ll do my due diligence. I’m not going to coach just to coach.”

The 49ers fired Kelly with three years, $18 million remaining in his contract. The 49ers hired Kelly just two weeks after the Philadelphia Eagles fired him. Kelly went 26-21 with the Eagles after leaving his successful program with the Oregon Ducks after the 2012 season.