Leading Off

Warrior shooting wiz honored for grades

Cal State Stanislaus men's basketball player Calvin Westbrook has been named to the ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District second team for the District 8 College Division. Westbrook, an English major, has a 3.67 grade point average and is averaging 10.4 points and 2.7 rebounds per game. Westbrook connected on his first 43 of 45 free-throw attempts this season, while setting a California Collegiate Athletic Association and school record with 33 in a row. He is the only CCAA men's basketball player and only one of three Division II student-athletes in the West Region to earn this award.

SB XLII murder plot nixed in parking lot

A restaurateur angry at being denied a liquor license threatened to shoot people at the Super Bowl and drove to within sight of the stadium with a rifle and 200 rounds of ammunition before changing his mind, federal authorities said. Kurt William Havelock said in a manifesto mailed Sunday to media outlets that he would "shed the blood of the innocent," according to court documents. The documents say he was armed with an AR-15 assault-style rifle when he reached a parking lot near University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, where pre-game activities were happening. "He waited about a minute and decided he couldn't do this," FBI agent Philip Thorlin testified at a detention hearing for Havelock on Tuesday. Havelock, 35, turned himself in and was charged Monday with mailing threatening communications. He is being held without bail.

Report: Schilling's career may be done

Curt Schilling has an injured right shoulder, and the ballplayer and the Red Sox have been squabbling over whether he should have surgery that could cost him the season. In a Thursday statement, team doctors said the right-hander was examined in January after feeling "discomfort" in his right shoulder, and he has started working toward a return. The Boston Herald reported Thursday that Schilling, 41, may have injured his rotator cuff or labrum, a problem serious enough to consider surgery that could keep him out for the whole 2008 season. Schilling said in November after agreeing to an $8 million, one-year deal that this will be his last year. The Globe reported that even without surgery Schilling would be out until at least the All-Star break.

49ers re-sign Hill

Quarterback Shaun Hill re-signed with the 49ers, affirming his plan to compete with Alex Smith for the starting job next fall. Hill, a six-year NFL veteran, led the 49ers to victories over Cincinnati and Tampa Bay after taking over for injured quarterbacks Smith and Trent Dilfer last season.