Look out for a Spanish reign this summer in the Bay Area. Real Madrid, one of the most storied soccer clubs in history, was looking to play a game in a local football stadium at the end of July, this newspaper reported last week.
Now Cal officials have called a news conference Friday to announce a major international event coming to Memorial Stadium. A source familiar with the event said Real's appearance is one of the options.
Atletico Madrid, Real's rival club, will face the Earthquakes on July 27 at Candlestick Park. The two Spanish teams will play for the Champions League title May 24 in Lisbon.
Real plans to train at UCLA while participating in the Guinness International Champions Cup on July 24-Aug. 4.
San Jose's Polina Edmunds will make her pro debut Sunday at SAP Center with the Stars on Ice. She'll perform a week before her 16th birthday. The Archbishop Mitty High sophomore plans to perform on other tour stops but not during the school week, coach David Glynn said. Edmunds finished ninth at the Sochi Olympics in February and eighth at the world championships in March.
The Cal women's golf team shared first at the NCAA Central Regional, shooting a 295 at a windy Karsten Creek in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Also at 7 over was Alabama. Cal's Hannah Suh was tied for sixth with an even-par 72. Kent State's Wad Phaewchimplee was the No. 1 individual at 65.
Stanford opened the NCAA East Regional with a 3-over 291 and was tied for 11th in Tallahassee, Florida. Vanderbilt led at 11-under 277. Tulane's Emily Penttila was the individual leader at 7-under 65 at Southwood Golf Club. Stanford's Mariah Stackhouse shared third at 68.
San Jose State's Regan De Guzman, playing as an individual, shot a 4-over 76 at the NCAA West Regional in Cle Elum, Washington. She was tied for 45th. USC led the team event at 4-under 284. The Trojans' Kyung Kim was the individual leader at 66.
The U.S. men's team will play Serbia in exhibition games at Cal and Stanford on June 7 and June 8. The Americans have five current Stanford players on the roster as well as two Cardinal graduates. Cal alum John Mann and Matt DeTrane, a Campolindo High alum, also are on the team.
G. G. Ryder, victorious in four of his past five races, makes his stakes debut Sunday at Golden Gate Fields. The Jerry Hollendorfer-trained 3-year-old colt will be ridden by Russell Baze in the Altcatraz Stakes.
Wire services contributed to this report.