Two more Cal basketball players — center Connor Vanover and swingman Juhwan Harris-Dyson — apparently are transferring, upping the number of men’s transfers to five since the Bears’ season ended last month.
Jeff Goodman of Stadium was first to report that Vanover and Harris-Dyson have put their names in the NCAA’s transfer portal.
Vanover, a 7-foot-3 freshman, averaged 7.5 points and 3 rebounds per game this season. He made a marked improvement near the end of the season, scoring a personal-high 24 points in a 64-59 win at Stanford on March 7. Harris-Dyson, a 6-5 sophomore, averaged 3.5 points per game.
Vanover and Harris-Dyson join guard Darius McNeill, swingman Justice Sueing and forward Roman Davis in departing the Cal program in the past few weeks.
Mark Fox became the Bears’ head coach March 29, less than a week after Wyking Jones was fired.
• On a day in which Duke’s RJ Barrett grabbed headlined by announcing he is entering the NBA draft (see Names & Faces, Page B2), three freshman guards — Arizona State’s Luguentz Dort, Kansas’ Quentin Grimes and Kentucky’s Keldon Johnson — also declared for the draft.
• Mark Pope is returning to BYU as head coach with the task of elevating a WCC program that hasn’t earned an NCAA Tournament berth since 2015.
Pope will replace Dave Rose, who retired in March after 14 seasons. Pope was an assistant under Rose from 2011 through ’15 before taking the top job at Utah Valley.
Raiders re-sign free-agent Richard
The Raiders re-signed restricted free-agent running back Jalen Richard, the team announced.
Oakland assigned a second-round tender to Richard last month worth $3.1 million for 2019. Another team would have had to give up a second-round draft pick to sign Richard.
The Raiders weren’t expected to let Richard go after he emerged last season as their top pass-catching back. Richard tied for the team lead with 68 receptions for 607 yards, and also rushed 55 times for 259 yards.
— Matt Kawahara
• The New England Patriots re-signed longtime kicker Stephen Gostkowski and added tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins.
• The Buffalo Bills signed former 49ers defensive end Eli Harold to a one-year contract.
Harold played last year with the Detroit Lions. He spent his first three seasons with San Francisco after being selected by the 49ers in the third round of the 2015 draft. Harold had five sacks and a forced fumble in 48 games, including 25 starts, with San Francisco.
• A citation for disturbing the peace has been issued against Dwyan Morgan, 64, of Lee’s Summit, Mo., for flashing a laser at New England quarterback Tom Brady during the Patriots’ AFC Championship Game victory over the Kansas City Chiefs.
Soccer: In Champions League quarterfinal first legs, Luke Shaw unwittingly helped Luis Suarez’s header into the net for an own goal to give Barcelona a 1-0 win over host Manchester United. … Ajax wasn’t rattled by a goal from Cristiano Ronaldo at the stroke of halftime, equalizing immediately after the break to secure a 1-1 draw against visiting Juventus.
Obituary: Rob Gloster, a San Francisco-based Associated Press sportswriter who covered 10 Olympics, two soccer World Cups, tennis and golf majors, and other sports and news assignments from more than two dozen countries, died Tuesday at a Bay Area hospital from complications related to pancreatic cancer. He was 62.
Gloster’s last assignment for the AP was Sunday, when he covered a the series finale between the Tampa Bay Rays and Giants. He is survived by his wife, Sharon, and two daughters. A funeral is planned for Friday in Colma.
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