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Golden Nuggets: 59-56!

Victory at Memorial Stadium as Sonny Dykes notches the first conference win of his Cal tenure.

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The Golden Bears found the most appropriate way to redeem themselves after a last second improbably Hail Mary in their loss against Arizona. A goal-line fourth down stop in 2OT, followed by a field goal.

Cal Football is fun to watch again. Oh, and did I mention the seven passing touchdowns?

But first, let's check into see what other Cal programs did this weekend.

Men's Water Polo

No. 3 Cal tops Whittier, 24-3, at the Aggie Shootout.

Women's Soccer

Four Cal goals from four different Golden Bears led #12 Cal as the Bears rolled on to a 4-2 victory over Colorado in the Pac-12 opener in Boulder.

Dani Jo Coony of the Daily Californian has a great feature of Grace Leer.

Grace Leer closed her eyes, letting the music draw her in like a conversation with a best friend.

In that moment, she could have been anywhere. She could have been standing in her living room in Danville, California, practicing scales while her sister worked on homework at the kitchen table. One of her brothers might have been watching baseball with his friends. Her mother could have been making dinner, quietly wondering how her 11-year-old daughter managed to produce the rich tones that defined the soundtrack of her childhood.

But Leer wasn't in her living room. A camera zoomed out, and Leer's eyes fluttered open. She was a fifth grader, standing in the middle of a dark stage with 11.9 million viewers listening to her rendition of "To Sir With Love" as a semifinalist on "American Juniors" - an "American Idol" spinoff featuring participants such as Leer between the ages of 6 and 13. And as she smiled at her father in the audience after hitting her final note, a middle A, Ryan Seacrest joined Leer on the screen. He scrambled over to her side in time for the camera cue.

"Grace Leer, America!"

Cross Country

Led by redshirt junior Chris Walden and true freshman Bethan Knights, the California men's and women's cross country teams finished 15th and 12th, respectively, at the 29th annual Roy Griak Invitational.


Senior outside hitter Christina Higgins became the 16th player in Cal history to reach 1,000 career kills and the Cal volleyball team pushed No. 4 Washington to the brink on Friday night before falling 18-25, 25-13, 22-25, 25-21, 15-7 at Haas Pavilion.

Women's Tennis

Denise Starr gutted out a three-set victory to cap day one of the season-opening Cal Nike Fall Invitational for the host Golden Bears on Friday at the newly renovated Hellman Tennis Complex.

Men's Soccer

#15 Cal shuts out Santa Clara 4-0.

FIFA Women's World Cup.

Alex Morgan, probably the most high profile female professional soccer star, leads the fight against FIFA and artificial turf.

More than 40 of the world's top female soccer players are preparing to sue FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association in a Canada court next week after the two organizations missed a Friday deadline to reconsider staging next summer's Women's World Cup in Canada on artificial turf fields, a source told ESPN.

The suit argues that forcing them to compete on turf and not grass -- the surface every men's World Cup since 1930, including the 2014 tournament in Brazil, has been played on -- amounts to gender discrimination, which violates Canadian law.

Swimming and Diving

Missy Franklin and Natalie Coughlin: The New Sports Role Model

Women's Basketball

Inside Bear Territory with Lindsay Gottlieb. Special Guest Courtney Range. from Cal Women's Basketball on Vimeo.

California 59, Colorado 56

Reactions to Cal's overtime victory over the Buffaloes of Colorado!