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Golden Nuggets: Alex Morgan Leads USWNT in Algarve Cup Group Stage

The former Golden Bear scores her 51st international goal and 2nd of the 2015 to defeat Switzerland in Portugal.

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Men's Gymnastics

The No. 6 Golden Bears return to the Bay Area on Sunday afternoon for a meet against the No. 1 Oklahoma Sooners at their annual co-ed meet with the No. 20 women's team, who also host UC Davis.

Women's Tennis

Denise Starr clinched No. 7 California's second consecutive Pac-12 win on Saturday at the Hellman Tennis Complex, as the Golden Bears romped over Utah, 7-0. Cal won its fourth straight dual match overall and improved its record to 9-2 (2-0 in the Pac-12).

Men's Tennis

California's Andre Goransson and J.T. Nishimura battled their way to Sunday's consolation final at the Pacific Coast Men's Doubles Championship at the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club.

Track and Field

The California Golden Bears began their outdoor season on Saturday at Edwards Stadium in Berkeley in the California Outdoor Opener, coming away with 16 individual event titles. Several Bears placed their names in the Cal record books on Saturday.

Men's Swimming and Diving

On the final night of Pac-12 Men's Swimming Championships, Cal captured two more individual titles with sophomore Ryan Murphy winning the 200 back for the second year in a row, breaking his own Pac-12 meet record with a time of 1:38.34 (old record was 1:39.21 set last year). The second title of the evening for the Golden Bears came from sophomore Long Gutierrez in the 200 fly, posting a time of 1:43.23.

Sand Volleyball

Cal's No. 3 pair of senior Inanna Eshoo and freshman Katie Regalia improved to 4-0 on the season, registering three wins Saturday to help the Bears take fifth place at the season-opening NorCal Invitational at Stanford University.

Softball

For just the fifth time in school history, Cal softball has reached 20 wins in 21 games as the No. 16 Golden Bears defeated Eastern Kentucky 9-2 on Saturday morning and UC Santa Barbara 5-1 in the afternoon at Eller Media Stadium.

Baseball

Junior outfielder Brian Celsi had another outstanding day at the plate for Cal baseball, knocking in the game-winning RBI single in the eighth inning to lead the Golden Bears to a 5-4 win over Chicago State Saturday night at Evans Diamond. With the win, Cal improves to 11-3 overall and has now won 10 of its last 11 games.

Football

Cal heads into spring practice full of optimism

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) -- The first two seasons at California for coach Sonny Dykes and quarterback Jared Goff haven't quite lived up to expectations,

With just six wins, no bowl games and a defense that has often looked overmatched, the Golden Bears have had few things to celebrate of late on the football field.

But with Dykes' third spring practice set to begin next week, optimism abounds around the program. The biggest reason for that is Goff, a prolific passer his first two years who is poised to take another big step forward as a junior and get the Bears back into a bowl game and Pac-12 contention for the first time in years.

Men's Basketball

Despite getting off to a fast start, California lost its regular-season finale Sunday afternoon at Arizona State, 74-70. The Golden Bears finish the regular season with an overall record of 17-14 and a Pac-12 record of 7-11. Against the Sun Devils, Tyrone Wallace paced the Bears with 23 points, 18 in the second half. He also led the team in rebounds (6) and assists (6).

Women's Basketball

California advances to its third Pac-12 Tournament final and the second in Lindsay Gottlieb's four seasonsafter taking a 68-55 win over Colorado in the semifinals Saturday night at Key Arena. Reshanda Gray earned her ninth double-double of the season with 17 points and 10 rebounds, and Brittany Boyd finished with a near-triple-double with 18 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists.

Rugby

With 10 lineups changes from the previous week in the Starting XV, California had 13 players score a total of 17 tries in a 105-5 win over Oregon State Saturday afternoon on Peavy Field to win the PAC title.

USWNT - Algarve Cup

Morgan leads USA to convincing Algarve Cup win over Switzerland

VILA REAL DE SANTO ANTONIO, Portugal -- It was a good night at the Algarve Cup for the United States women's national team, who scored their second straight victory of the tournament by beating Switzerland 3-0.

The United States is now on top of the leader board in Group B and look forward to their third and final group game on Monday against Iceland, which should allow coach Jill Ellis' squad further fine tuning in this World Cup tune-up.

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Alex Morgan scored her 51st career goal to give the U.S. a 1-0 lead in the 54th minute. It was her second for the year. Amy Rodriguez later gave the U.S. a 2-0 lead in the 71st minute, chipping in a shot from in front of the goal after a shot by Christen Press.