Xavier's Chris Mack has emerged as the latest candidate for the Cal basketball coaching job
Mack, 44, is Cal's top candidate, according to one source. Another source within the athletic department said as of Thursday afternoon Mack had neither been offered the job nor interviewed.
Mack has led the Musketeers to a 111-57 record and four NCAA tournament bids in five seasons.
Mack, who replaced current Arizona coach Sean Miller at Xavier, didn't return messages left for him Thursday. The Cincinnati Enquirer said sources at Xavier believe there has been contact between the two parties but weren't convinced Mack had interest.
The only confirmed candidates to replace Mike Montgomery, who retired March 31, are Cal associate head coach Travis DeCuire and UC Irvine coach Russell Turner.
Independent lawyers appointed by Yachting New Zealand say two Kiwis punished in an America's Cup scandal shouldn't face further discipline.
They made the recommendations in the cases of Oracle Team USA crew members Matt Mitchell and Andrew Walker, who were punished by an international jury for the illegal modification of boats used in warm-up regattas. Mitchell was barred from the first four races of the America's Cup and Walker was expelled. Despite being docked two points by the jury, Oracle rallied to beat Team New Zealand on San Francisco Bay.
The San Rafael Pacifics signed former Amador Valley High pitcher Nick DeBarr, an 11-year minor league veteran. "It would be great playing in my backyard this season here in the Bay Area," he said.
The SaberCats were assigned fullback Odie Armstrong. The team also activated defensive back Simeon Castille. The SaberCats (2-2) host Arizona (3-0) on Saturday at SAP Center. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m.
Central Heat edged 9-to-5 favorite Handfull by a neck in the $25,865 turf feature at Golden Gate Fields. Central Heat, ridden by William Antongeorgi III and trained by Bill Delia, ran 11/16 miles in 1:45.59.
Staff writers Stephanie Hammon and Jimmy Durkin and wire services contributed to this report.