Cal first baseman Andrew Vaughn won the Golden Spikes Award as the country’s best amateur player last year. Three weeks into his junior season, Vaughn is setting a Golden Spikes-worthy pace.
He hit two home runs, including a grand slam, as the Bears (6-4) rolled to a 9-3 win at St. Mary’s (5-6) on Sunday. Vaughn also hit two homers in Cal’s 13-1 rout of the Gaels in Berkeley on Friday night.
Vaughn’s numbers through 10 games: 18-for-34 (.529), seven homers, 18 RBIs and 15 walks.
• Host Cal State Fullerton (5-4) salvaged the finale of a three-game series against No. 7 Stanford (9-2) as Jairus Richards’ RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning gave the Titans a 6-5 victory.
Gold medalist Kim
will have surgery
Olympic champion Chloe Kim says she’ll need surgery after breaking her ankle at the Burton U.S. Open over the weekend.
Kim got off her snowboard gingerly following her first run in Saturday’s halfpipe final, but she finished all three rounds of the contest.
Later, she said on Twitter that she had broken the ankle and would need surgery that will force her to miss a contest at Mammoth Mountain next week.
Kim finished second to Maddie Mastro, who became the first woman to land a double crippler — a double backflip above the halfpipe — in competition. The 18-year-old, who won the gold medal at the Pyeongchang Olympics last year, will enroll at Princeton in the fall.
Soccer: Mohamed Salah wasted scoring chances as Liverpool failed to regain top spot from Manchester City after being held 0-0 by crosstown rival Everton in the Premier League. Seeking to end a 29-year wait for the top-flight title, Liverpool trails defending champion City by a point with nine matches remaining after a fourth draw in six matches.
• In MLS season openers, Luciano Acosta scored and assisted on Paul Arriola’s goal to help host D.C. United beat defending champion Atlanta United 2-0. … Adama Diomande scored in stoppage time to help host LAFC beat Sporting Kansas City 2-1.
NFL: Nick Foles, the only Philadelphia Eagles quarterback to win a Super Bowl, is bound for Jacksonville when free agency opens March 13, according to league sources.
A market for Foles outside of Jacksonville has not developed, and the Jaguars expect to sign Foles, sources said. They have been working on a contract, as the Philadelphia Inquirer reported, but it might not place Foles among the league’s highest-paid QBs, because the Jags appear to be the only bidder.
Horse racing: Another horse died at Santa Anita, making it 20 fatalities at the racetrack since its winter meet began Dec. 26. Animal-rights activists gathered near the track in Arcadia, holding protest signs. Santa Anita officials announced that because of heavy rain forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday, racing won’t resume until Friday. Normally, racing would be held Thursday. The track will remain open for training each day.
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