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Golden Nuggets: Aaron Rodgers Fastest QB to 30,000 Passing Yards

Aaron Rodgers breaks Johnny Unitas' record in becoming the fastest QB in NFL history to pass for 30,000 yards. Meanwhile, Keenan Allen and Marvin Jones rack up some yardage of their own.

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Team Effort Gives Bears First Pac-12 Victory

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - Cal volleyball was a team hungry for a win Sunday. So the Bears did what they had to do to register that victory - win as a team.

Cal received contributions from many different players and notched its first Pac-12 Conference victory of the season with a thrilling 22-25, 25-13, 12-25, 25-19, 15-11 victory over Utah.

Senior opposite hitter Lara Vukasovic led the Bears (7-12, 1-7 Pac-12) with 17 kills while junior middle blocker Jenelle Jordan had 11 kills and six blocks. Freshman outside hitter Carmen Annevelink added 13 kills and senior middle blocker Lillian Schonewise had 12 kills and four blocks.

"It felt like a real team win with the adversity we've gone through," Cal coach Rich Feller said. "We got good performances off the bench. It was a true team effort."

Field Hockey

No. 12 Stanford handed California field hockey its first loss in America East action, defeating the Golden Bears 4-0 at Varsity Turf on The Farm. Cal falls to 9-5 on the season, and 4-1 in conference play.

Men's Water Polo

Playing in front of a home crowd for the first time in 2015, the No. 3-ranked Cal men's water polo team weathered a physical challenge from No. 7 UC Irvine and came up with the big plays it needed down the stretch to pull out a 12-10 victory at Spieker Aquatics Complex.

Women's Crew

Boston Herald: Berkeley women start off last but finish first

CAMBRIDGE — The University of California-Berkeley came into yesterday's women's championship eights race at the Head of the Charles Regatta in a less than desirable position.

Starting last among 32 teams, the Golden Bears could call upon their trademark speed to win, but they would have to pass several boats to do so. The reigning NCAA runners-up had their work cut out for them.

"Starting last isn't exactly ideal," Cal senior Kendall Chase said. "We've never been here before, so we just made the most of the opportunity and did the best that we could."

Their best was more than enough, as they upset favorites Brown and the Virginia, earning the Governor's Cup with a time of 15:58.63.

"We passed as many boats as we could going on," Chase said. "(Coxswain) Hannah Christopher set us up very nicely for all the turns, and that was definitely a huge factor with the time."

Even more impressive? The curvy Charles River course was new to most of them.

"Only three of the nine had been here before, so it was fun to see how they approached it," Golden Bears coach Al Acosta said. "To see them approach this almost as novices to try to figure it out, and I'd say they figured it out pretty well."

The title was Cal's first in the Head of the Charles' premiere event, a theme nearly carried over to the men's championship eights. Despite pre-race hubbub surrounding the 2012 bad blood between second-seeded U.S. Rowing and third-seeded Washington, the real race was between Yale and Cal. When it was over, the Bulldogs clinched the title by just 0.68 seconds.

National Football League

San Diego Union Tribune: Keenan Allen goes off, then goes down

GREEN BAY, WISC. — Keenan Allen was especially eager for this game.

The opponent was his favorite brand.

The Chargers knew of the Packers' preference to play man coverage. Give the wide receiver his choice between that or zone, he'll choose the former every day of the week and 16 times on Sunday.

And so, from the get-go, his Sunday afternoon went according to plan. He caught a pass on each of the Chargers' first three plays. The catches continued to come, as he set a franchise record with 11 receptions in the first half. It was all sunshine and lollipops until an 8-yard pass in the third quarter on which he fell hard on his left hip.

Fun's over.

"It was sick," Allen said of watching the fourth quarter. "It hurt."

The third-year wide receiver was having himself a day in a 24-17 loss to the Packers. That was before his hip forced him to be sidelined the entire fourth quarter. He stood and watched a comeback attempt fall three yards short, surely thinking how he might've been the difference along the way.

Allen did damage in three quarters.

He caught 14 passes for 157 yards, coming one reception from tying the single-game franchise record of 15 receptions. It's a record he already shares with Kellen Winslow after having caught 15 passes in the season opener against the Lions.

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Cincy Jungle: The Amazing Marvin Jones

When Cincinnati lost wide receiver Marvin Jones before the regular season last year, they missed a significant weapon in Hue Jackson's arsenal. Jones made an obvious impact in 2013, generating 51 receptions, 712 yards receiving and 10 touchdowns. It was the first time in franchise history that two players scored double-digit touchdowns in the same season, joining A.J. Green who scored 11 times. Unfortunately, a pair of ankle and foot injuries, ended Jones' season in 2014 before it even started.

Dalton battled, arguably, his worst season while Jones, along with Tyler Eifert (who played eight snaps during regular season opener before a dislocated elbow ended his season), limited Cincinnati's available weapons. Now Dalton is enjoying his best season yet with help from Jones, who had a significant impact during Cincinnati's 34-21 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.

Coming out of halftime, Jones had only posted 22 yards on four receptions; his biggest play was a nine-yard reception converting a third-and-four into a first down with 4:14 remaining in the first; Jeremy Hill generated a 13-yard touchdown reception on the following play, tying the game 7-7.

Quarterback Andy Dalton (and presumably offensive coordinator Hue Jackson) adjusted. Dalton targeted Jones during his first three passes in the third quarter, completing passes of five and nine and overthrowing Jones on the third. Eventually, Dalton hooked up with Jones on four passes for 66 yards.

Aaron Rodgers breaks Johnny Unitas' record in becoming the fastest QB in NFL history to pass for 30,000 yards.

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers set another record on Sunday, when he reached 30,000 passing yards faster than any player in NFL history in a 27-20 win over the San Diego Chargers.

Rodgers reached 30,000 passing yards in the fewest attempts in league history on a completion to Eddie Lacy for 12 yards in the fourth quarter.

Rodgers achieved the feat in 3,652 attempts, which beat the pace of Johnny Unitas, who needed 3,695 attempts.