Vereen Leads Cal to 20-13 Victory Over Cougars

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Vereen Leads Cal to 20-13 Victory Over Cougars

Nov. 6,2010

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PULLMAN,Wash. (AP) Shane Vereen ran for 112 yards and two touchdowns, andup-and-down California snapped a six-game road losing streak that datedto last season with a 20-13 win over Washington State on Saturday.The Bears (5-4, 3-3 Pac-10) wereplaying without quarterback Kevin Riley, who injured his knee in a gameagainst Oregon State last week.Brock Mansion started in his place,completing 12 of 24 passes for 174 yards while throwing twointerceptions against a WSU (1-9, 0-7) defense that ranked at or nearthe bottom of the conference in nearly every defensive statistic.But a staunch defensive effort byCal, which had lost its previous four road games this season by acombined score of 145-61, bailed out the Bears' ineffective offenseagainst a Cougar team that has now lost 16 consecutive conferencegames.Vereen also scored Cal's firsttouchdown, a 2-yard rushing score that was the end result of a 95-yardCal drive early in the second quarter.Washington State managed a 10-7 leadat halftime thanks to a 51-yard field goal by Andrew Furney, theCougars' first halftime lead in a Pac-10 game since 2007.Cal responded early in the third,though, as Jeremy Ross took a fly sweep 27 yards for a touchdown with11:17 left in the third quarter to give the Bears the lead for good.The score followed a 27-yard passfrom Mansion to receiver Marvin Jones, who used a one-handed catch tosteal an interception from WSU safety Deone Bucannon.Another Furney field goal cut the Callead to 14-13 with 1:24 remaining in the third, but the Bears extendedthe lead to seven with a 10-play, 65-yard scoring drive capped byVereen's 1-yard touchdown run that gave the Bears a 20-13 lead - thePAT was blocked - with 5:29 to play.The Cougars had two chances to drivedown the field and tie the game after Cal's final touchdown, but bothseries resulted in three-and-outs and the Bears were able to run outthe clock.Those last-ditch attempts by theCougars were typical of their offensive performance all day. WSUquarterback Jeff Tuel finished just 9 of 25 for 92 yards, and wassacked six times by a California defense that held the Cougars to 194yards of total offense, and just 60 in the second half.Jones caught four passes for 101 yards.

Raiders owner Mark Davis: Oakland will always be part of our DNA

Raiders owner Mark Davis: Oakland will always be part of our DNA

The Oakland Raiders received conditional approval from the National Football League to relocate the franchise to Las Vegas, Nevada.

Shortly thereafter, owner Mark Davis issued the following statement:

“My father always said, ‘the greatness of the Raiders is in its future,’ and the opportunity to build a world-class stadium in the entertainment capital of the world is a significant step toward achieving that greatness. I would like to thank Commissioner Goodell, the National Football League and my 31 partners. I would also like to thank Governor Brian Sandoval and the Nevada Legislature for their commitment. Finally, I would like to thank Sheldon Adelson for his vision and leadership, without which this project never would have become a reality.

[RATTO: Raiders fans got remarkably little bang for their bucks, or for their hearts]

“The Raiders were born in Oakland and Oakland will always be part of our DNA. We know that some fans will be disappointed and even angry, but we hope that they do not direct that frustration to the players, coaches and staff. We plan to play at the Coliseum in 2017 and 2018, and hope to stay there as the Oakland Raiders until the new stadium opens. We would love nothing more than to bring a championship back to the Bay Area.”

The only owner who voted against the move was Miami's Stephen Ross, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Oakland Raiders media services contributed to this story

NBA Gameday: The Kings host a hungry Grizzlies team vying for playoff positioning

NBA Gameday: The Kings host a hungry Grizzlies team vying for playoff positioning

The Sacramento Kings return home after a tremendous come from behind win over the Los Angeles Clippers Sunday afternoon at the Staples Center. They’ll face a Memphis Grizzlies team that was handed a 12-point loss in Golden State on Sunday.

Willie Cauley-Stein hit the glass in the win over the Clippers, tying his career-high in rebounds with 14. His final board came on a putback lay-in with 1.8 seconds remaining, which proved to be the game winner. Since the All-Star break, the second-year big is posting 12.8 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 31.9 minutes per game.

Memphis is in a heated playoff race. They currently sit seventh in the Western Conference standings, but they trail the Oklahoma City Thunder by just a game and a half with nine games remaining.   

OPENING LINE

Grizzlies by 6.5

MATCHUP TO WATCH

Buddy Hield vs. Tony Allen -- Hield put on a show with his late game heroics on Sunday afternoon. The rookie knocked down a huge 3-pointer, stole the inbounds pass and hit a second triple to help Sacramento erase an 18-point deficit in the final five minutes of the Kings’ win over the Clippers. He’ll face a good old fashion brawler in the Grizzlies Tony Allen on Monday night. Despite his advancing age, the 35-year-old Allen brings a defensive intensity that Hield must adjust to.

WHERE THEY STAND

Kings: 28-45, third place in Pacific

Grizzlies: 40-33, third place in Southwest

INJURY REPORT

Kings: PG Ty Lawson (knee) status unknown at this time, SF Tyreke Evans (knee) out, SF Rudy Gay (left Achilles tendon) out for the season, SF Malachi Richardson (hamstring) out for the season.

Grizzlies: C Marc Gasol (foot) questionable, F Chandler Parsons (knee) out.

SERIES HISTORY

The Grizzlies lead the season series 2-1, including victories in the last two meetings between these teams. The Kings hold a 44-38 advantage over the Grizzlies all-time.  

QUOTE

“I thought the whole game, the guys didn’t lose effort and they deserve it. Look at our last couple of weeks, even though the results haven’t been what we want it to be, so many guys that kept fighting, they were able to deserve this win.” -Darren Collison on the Kings’ big win over the Clippers