Redskins, SF's Dean highlight Hall class
As Darrell Green (top) so aptly put it, it was "a Redskins day, baby" as the Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement class of 2008 was announced Saturday at the Phoenix Convention Center. Green and former Redskins teammate Art Monk (middle) headlined a six-person class that also included former San Francisco 49ers defensive end Fred Dean (bottom). "I didn't work for this. I worked for the love of the game," said Dean, one of the game's best sackmasters from 1975-85 who won two Super Bowls with San Francisco. Inductions will be Aug. 2 in Canton, Ohio. Among the omissions were former league commissioner Paul Tagliabue, who again failed to make it through the first round of balloting, and former Oakland Raiders punter Ray Guy. For the complete Hall of Fame class, see Page C-7.
Cal, Stanford men complete Bay sweep
After both teams clanked crucial free throws at the end of regulation, Brook Lopez (above) and the No. 14 Stanford men edged host Washington State in overtime, 67-65, handing the No. 9-ranked Cougars their second consecutive home loss. The Cal men, who defeated Washington State on Thursday, knocked off host Washington 79-75 on Saturday. College basketball, Page C-8
Sutton gets No. 800
Eddie Sutton (shown) became just the fifth coach to win 800 games Saturday night as San Francisco came back from a 19-point second-half deficit to beat Pepperdine 85-82. Danny Cavic made a 3-pointer with 14.9 seconds left to give the Dons the lead and give the coach the milestone win in his fourth attempt. Sutton joins Bob Knight, Dean Smith, Adolph Rupp and Jim Phlean as the only Division I coaches to win 800, and trails only Knight among active coaches. USF (6-15) has lost seven times in the nine games since Sutton took over as coach, but an incredible second-half rally in front of a sparse crowd with no visible TV cameras helped bring some joy to a dismal season. Dior Lowhorn had 28 points and eight rebounds and Cavic had 23 points and nine rebounds for the Dons.