Cleveland Elam, a key member of the 49ers "Gold Rush" defensive line in the mid-1970s, has died, the team announced in a news release.
Elam died on July 12 at the age of 60. The defensive end out of Tennessee State was a fourth-round pick by the 49ers in 1975, and voted to the Pro Bowl in 1976-77. He was a first-team All-Pro player in 1977 as well. Playing alongside Cedrick Hardman, Jimmy Webb and Tommy Hart, Elam helped the 49ers lead the NFL in sacks in 1976.
His career, shortened by injuries, ended with a stint with the Detroit Lions in 1979.
Elam is survived by his wife, Blanche, and four children. A memorial service will take place Saturday at Gethsemane Baptist Church in Salisbury, N.C.
Livermore's Casie Cathrea defeated Samantha Wagner of Windermere, Fla., 5 and 3 in round-of-64 match play at the girls U.S. Junior Amateur at Lake Merced Golf Club in Daly City.
Kathleen Scavo of Benicia also advanced, beating Lindsey McCurdy of Kyle, Texas, 1 up.
In the opening round of the boys Junior Amateur, being held at the Golf Club of New England at Stratham, N.H., Nicolo Galletti of Pleasanton downed Austin Eoff of Benton, Ark., 3 and 2.
Match play continues Thursday and Friday. A scheduled 36-hole match on Saturday will decide the champion.
A post-London gymnastics tour will begin Sept. 8 in San Jose featuring members
The 40-city Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions is expected to include current stars Gabby Douglas, Jordyn Wieber, Jonathan Horton and John Orozco. Tickets go on sale Friday. For information: www.KelloggsTour.com.
Andre Agassi, John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors and Jim Courier will be competing in the Champions Showdown as part of the PowerShares Series Tour on Nov. 16 at HP Pavilion. The PowerShares Series for champion players over the age of 30 will visit 12 U.S. cities during its seven-week season that begins Oct. 13 and ends Nov. 30. Tickets for the event go on sale beginning Monday.
Youth football clinic
Raiders wide receiver Louis Murphy will be the keynote speaker Saturday at the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl youth football skills clinic. The free clinic at Kezar Stadium runs from 9 a.m. until noon. Registration is available at 2012ncaafyc.theregistrationsystem.com.
Staff writer Elliott Almond contributed to this report.