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Fitts has 18 points to lead Saint Mary's past San Francisco

Jan. 24, 2020 1:22 AM EST

MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Malik Fitts had 18 points as Saint Mary's topped San Francisco 58-48 on Thursday night. Tanner Krebs had five steals for Saint Mary's (17-4, 4-2 West Coast Conference). Tommy Kuhse added seven of the Gaels' 11 assists. Jordan Ford, the Gaels' leading scorer at 22 points per game, went...

Ross lifts Pepperdine over Santa Clara 90-86 in OT

Jan. 24, 2020 1:18 AM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Colbey Ross scored seven of his 24 points in overtime as Pepperdine narrowly beat Santa Clara 90-86 on Thursday night. Kameron Edwards added 21 points for the Waves. Pepperdine (10-10, 3-3 West Coast Conference) never led in the final 6:44 of regulation but scored the first four...

Nonprofits worry sale of dot-org universe will raise costs

Jan. 24, 2020 1:05 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The company that controls the dot-org online universe is putting the registry of domain names up for sale, and the nonprofits that often use the suffix in their websites are raising concerns about the move. Nonprofit organizations and some tech activists plan to protest Friday outside...

Toolson, Childs lead BYU past Pacific 74-60

Jan. 24, 2020 12:29 AM EST

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Jake Toolson scored a career-high 28 points with six 3-pointers and Yoeli Childs returned from injury to add 26 points and nine rebounds in a 74-60 victory over Pacific on Thursday night. The Cougars (15-6, 4-2 West Coast Conference) used a 21-0 run over more than six minutes of...

Chidom scores 18 as UC Riverside beats Cal Poly 97-64

Jan. 24, 2020 12:22 AM EST

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Arinze Chidom had 18 points and nine rebounds and UC Riverside hit 16 3-pointers in its 97-64 win over Cal Poly on Thursday night. Dragan Elkaz scored 14 points, Khy Kabellis had 12 points, six assists and two steals, and Angus McWilliam added 11 points for UC Riverside. The...

Esposito leads Sac State past Portland State 66-55

Jan. 24, 2020 12:10 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Ethan Esposito scored a career-high 22 points and Sacramento State turned back Portland State 66-55 on Thursday night. Esposito sank 6 of 16 shots from the floor and made 9 of 12 free throws for the Hornets (11-6, 4-4 Big Sky Conference). Chibueze Jacobs pitched in with 12 points...

9-year-old shot in drive-by outside California school

Jan. 23, 2020 11:57 PM EST

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — A 9-year-old girl on a playground was shot by a stray bullet in a drive-by shooting outside a Southern California elementary school, authorities said Thursday. The girl, who authorities initially said was 10 years old, was struck shortly before 11:30 a.m. during a car-to-car shooting...

In this Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 video image courtesy of NBC4 shows a coastal clean-up crew retrieving a box with cremated human remains found in a cliff in Long Beach, Calif. The California coastal cleanup crew ended months of anguish for a grieving family with the discovery of cremated remains of loved ones that had been in a van that was stolen before a funeral service. Damadis Sanchez was 34 when she was killed along with her 8-year-old son, Anthony, in a traffic accident in Texas. Her brother, Gerson Lopes, had their remains returned to the family near LA. Last April, the family was preparing for a memorial service when a van with the ashes inside was stolen. Lopes says it was like a weight off his shoulders to finally get the remains. (NBC4-TV via AP)

Cremated human remains found in California after theft

Jan. 23, 2020 11:19 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California coastal cleanup crew ended nine months of anguish for a grieving family with the discovery of cremated remains that had been in a van that was stolen before a funeral service. The crew from the Los Cerritos Wetlands Stewards was rappelling down bluffs to pick up...

NCAA President Mark Emmert speaks at the NCAA convention Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

NCAA's Emmert: 'Our job' to solve athlete compensation

Jan. 23, 2020 9:54 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — NCAA President Mark Emmert spoke for 20 minutes Thursday in a crowded ballroom at the Anaheim Convention Center, two huge video boards on either side of the stage showing his image so the folks way in the back could see. He said many outside that room view college sports as...

FILE — In this Monday, June 24, 2019 file photo Adel Sambrano Ramos, enters a Sacramento County Superior Court room for his first court appearance in the shooting death of Sacramento Police officer Tara O'Sullivan in Sacramento, Calif. The Sacramento County District Attorney's office announced on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2019, that prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty for Ramos, who is accused of killing O'Sullivan. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Death penalty sought in slaying of Sacramento officer

Jan. 23, 2020 8:58 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors announced Thursday that they will seek the death penalty for a man accused of killing a rookie Sacramento policewoman in an ambush last year. Adel Sambrano Ramos, 46, appeared in court and showed no reaction to the prosecutors' decision in a hearing that lasted only a...