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Randle, Christopher to Play Professionally in Turkey

After decorated collegiate careers on the West Coast, Patrick Christopher and Jerome Randle took their talents east ... really far east.

The former Cal stars, who were instrumental in leading the Bears to their first conference crown in 50 years, both bounced around the NBA Summer League before signing professional contracts to play in Turkey.

Jerome Randle, the Bears' all-time leading scorer and 2010 Pac-10 Player of the Year, recently signed with Aliaga Petkim. Randle did not hear his name called in June's NBA Draft and had brief stints with Orlando and Washington's summer league squads in Las Vegas.

Christopher, who averaged 15.6 points per game and earned All-Pac-10 First Team recognition his senior year, will play for Antalya. Prior to signing with the Turkish club, the Compton, Calif. native saw limited playing time with the Detroit Pistons' summer league team.

-Ed Yevelev

Cal Crew Members Row in Under-23 Championships

Backed by members of the Cal teams, the US had a strong showing at the 2010 World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Brest, Belarus, on July 24-25.

Sophomore Kara Kohler and senior Mary Jeghers took home a gold medal in the women's eight, clocking in 4.51 seconds ahead of second placed New Zealand. The U.S. was took a commanding lead at the midway point and did not relent for the remainder of the race.

For Kohler, it was her national team debut after being named Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year. Jeghers was a part of the silver medal winning team last year.

On the men's side of the competition, The Bears sent Pac-10 Athlete of the Year and recent graduate Nareg Guregian to row in the men's eight, along with seniors Samuel Walker, Zachary Vlahos, and Nick Lucey.

The Germans snatched gold from the Americans with strong surge after the 1000-meter mark.

- Christina Jones

Childs Charges to Pair of Tournament Wins in July

July was a month of solid performances for Cal junior Emily Childs, who claimed back-to-back championships.

The former Colorado transfer first topped the field by four strokes at the Northern California Golf Association Women's Championships in Pebble Beach, Calif.

She then took the California Women's Championship crown at San Jose's Almaden Golf Course, firing a four-under-par on the second day.

- Christina Jones


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