Sacramento fighter Urijah Faber is back on track. (Sacramento Union Photo/Greg Ashman)

Faber’s Win, Pulver’s Loss, State of MMA

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Sacramento fighter Urijah Faber is back on track. (Sacramento Union Photo/Greg Ashman)When Urijah Faber finished the rematch against Jens Pulver in the first round on Sunday, I let go a sigh of relief. While I expected Faber to win all along, I learned in his last fight that you just never know, and with Pulver fighting for survival, it could have been another shocker.

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Oak Ridge junior Sara James drives down the lane against Ponderosa High. (Sacramento Union Photo/Greg Ashman)

Unstoppable

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Oak Ridge junior Sara James drives down the lane against Ponderosa High. (Sacramento Union Photo/Greg Ashman)When Oak Ridge High School junior Sara James scored 38 points on Jan. 17, she did more than lead her team to a near-upset of Hanford, the No. 5 team in the state (and No. 12 in the country, according to MaxPreps.com). She may have proven she’s the best player in Northern California.

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NBADL and Donte Greene

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Just days after I dedicated my column to the journey that is the NBADL, and how Kings’ rookie Donte Greene needed some time in the minor leagues to shape up for the NBA, he’s been pulled back up.

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The Buccaneers fired Jon Gruden and general manager Bruce Allen on Friday after the team collapsed following a 9-3 start and failed to make the playoffs. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay, File)

Chucky Fired

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The Buccaneers fired Jon Gruden and general manager Bruce Allen on Friday after the team collapsed following a 9-3 start and failed to make the playoffs. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay, File)What’s the world coming to when not even Chucky can keep his job?

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Southern California quarterback Mark Sanchez holds the trophy after USC beat Penn State 38-24 in the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game in Pasadena, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

The Right Decision?

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Southern California quarterback Mark Sanchez holds the trophy after USC beat Penn State 38-24 in the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game in Pasadena, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Mark Sanchez, USC’s star quarterback, just declared for the NFL Draft live on ESPN. For some reason, this makes me sad. While I don’t like USC, he was a fun guy to watch play, he represented the West Coast well and, oh yeah, he’s got Mexican in his blood like I do.

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