San Francisco Chronicle

Stanford women clinch a share of Pac-12 regular-season title


Kiki Iriafen had 22 points and 20 rebounds, Cameron Brink added 14 points and No. 3 Stanford beat Arizona State 81-67 on Sunday at Stanford, responding after an upset loss to Arizona without Brink to wrap up at least a share of the Pac-12 regular-season title.

Brink, who also had nine rebounds, seven assists and five blocks, returned from an illness and had a strong all-around performanc­e in her last regularsea­son home contest.

Stanford (24-4, 13-3) hosted its final regular-season Pac-12 home game, with the Cardinal moving to the Atlantic Coast Conference next season and Arizona State (11-17, 3-1) going to the Big 12.

Stanford has beaten Arizona State 12 straight times.

The Cardinal, looking to lock up the top seed in the Pac-12 Tournament next month, have a two-game cushion over both No. 7 Southern California and No. 9 Oregon State with two games to play. The Trojans and Beavers both lost Sunday. The Cardinal took at least a share of the regular-season title for the fourth consecutiv­e season, and 27th time in program history.

Brink was held scoreless until midway through the second quarter. She had 10 points in the second half.

ELSEWHERE Earthquake­s drop opener against Dallas

Dante Sealy scored his second career goal, finding the net in the fourth minute of second-half stoppage time to rally FC Dallas to a 2-1 victory over the San Jose Earthquake­s in a season opener Saturday night at Frisco, Texas.

San Jose jumped out to a 1-0 lead just six minutes into the match on a goal by Benjamin Kikanovic, matching his total in 24 appearance­s last season. Daniel De Sousa Britto saved seven shots for the Earthquake­s.

NHL: Kiefer Sherwood scored twice, Filip Forsberg added his 27th of the season and the Nashville Predators beat the host San Jose Sharks 4-2 on Saturday night for their fourth straight victory. Filip Zadina and Mikael Granlund scored for San Jose and Kaapo Kahkonen stopped 31 shots.

College football: Former Kansas City Chiefs and Washington Commanders offensive coordinato­r Eric Bieniemy is expected to become UCLA’s associate head coach and offensive coordinato­rs.

MLB: Cody Bellinger is going back to the Chicago Cubs, agreeing to an $80 million, three-year contract, a person familiar with the deal told the Associated Press. The slugger can opt out of the deal after each of the first two seasons.

College basketball: Duke’s Kyle Filipowski was hobbled after collision with a fan during court-storming following Wake Forest’s win over the Blue Devils on Saturday.

“When are we going to ban court-storming?” Duke coach Jon Scheyer said. “How many times does a player have to get into something where they get punched or they get pushed or they get taunted right in their face? It’s a dangerous thing.”

Filipowski’s collision happened as he walked from one sideline toward the Duke bench. He appeared to bang his right leg into the leg of a fan running by him and spun off balance.

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