EU's Arevalo perfect
East Union High's Erin Arevalo keeps amazing her opponents. Arevalo, who has signed a letter of intent with Georgia, fired a perfect game Tuesday -- striking out all 21 hitters -- in EU's 11-0 Valley Oak League win over Central Valley. Arevalo was The Bee's Player of the Year as a junior after leading the state in strikeouts, and she is the state's strikeout leader again this season. She struck out 26 in a 12-inning game last month and has 170 strikeouts in 72 innings. "It's amazing," Central Valley coach Veronica Giddens said of Arevalo. "It's fun watching her. She's a great pitcher. I told the girls in the dugout that she's the best they're ever gonna face."
Hall to the Raiders almost a done deal
The Oakland Raiders and former Pro Bowl cornerback DeAngelo Hall have made "significant progress" toward renegotiating his contract in one of the final steps needed to complete a trade with Atlanta, a person familiar with the talks said Tuesday. While the Raiders and representatives for Hall are "still ironing out" parts of the deal, Hall planned to arrive in the Bay Area today. "There is just some tweaking of the language that needs to be done, some minor details," Hall told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "No deal breakers." Atlanta would acquire from Oakland at least a second-round pick in next month's draft. ESPN reported that Hall and the Raiders had agreed to a $70 million, seven-year contract. Hall was a first-round pick in 2004 and is a two-time Pro Bowler.
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MLB shuts down Obama T-shirt site
A Web site selling "Obama" T-shirts using the typefaces of Major League Baseball teams closed after drawing attention from the sport's lawyers. "We sent a cease-and-desist letter for violating our trademark," baseball spokesman Rich Levin said Tuesday. Morris Levin, a supporter of Barack Obama's presidential campaign, operated www.obamaofdreams.com and said he shut down the site March 4. The closure was first reported by www.thesmokinggun.com.
WAC reprimands Fresno St. baseball
The Western Athletic Conference announced Tuesday that the Fresno State baseball team has been reprimanded and that head coach Mike Batesole has received a two-game suspension as a result of an incident that occurred during a game against Indiana on March 12. The incident occurred in the top of the eighth inning when players from both teams left their respective dugouts during an argument between Batesole and Indiana head coach Tracy Smith. Batesole will miss games March 18 at San Francisco and March 20 at Hawaii.