Warriors forward Anthony Lamb accused of rape in civil suit against University of Vermont

Editor’s note: This story is about an alleged sexual assault. Warriors two-way forward Anthony Lamb has been accused of rape in a civil lawsuit that alleges the University of Vermont violated Title IX by mishandling procedures for sexual harassment and violence on campus. Lamb, 24, has not been charged with a crime and is not named as a defendant in the lawsuit, filed Tuesday in U.S. district court by three former undergraduate students. But the 80-page suit alleges that he raped a fellow student in 2019 and the university failed to investigate properly. In a written statement Thursday, Lamb called the allegations “patently false.” “I have always been fully cooperative regarding the alleged incident, and have welcomed any investigation into the matter,” Lamb said. “Simply put, I have never committed sexual assault.” Bay Area News Group does not typically name victims of sexual violence. The woman, Kendall Ware, came forward by name as a plaintiff in the civil case and has spoken extensively about the incident, though this is the first time she is directly naming Lamb as her alleged assailant. The university, its board

Brock Purdy acknowledges flood of support before first start for 49ers

SANTA CLARA — Goodbye “Mr. Irrelevant.” Hello “Mr. Popular.” “If I haven’t responded to you, just know I’m a little busy,” Brock Purdy said Thursday to his supporters, in an apologetic tone from the media podium, “but I appreciate everyone’s love and support.” Purdy, ahead of Sunday’s first start as the 49ers’ quarterback, is drawing support from all corners. That goes beyond Levi’s Stadium’s locker room, where, truth be told, the 22-year-old rookie usually is nestled in the quietest corner to study, furthest from the entry doors. “He just has to not try to overthink things,’” Joe Montana told USA Today. “Just go in and you don’t have to make plays. You’ve got guys on the outside that can make plays. So just relax.” Easy for Montana to say in retirement with the four Super Bowl rings he won with the 49ers in the 1980s, when the Candlestick Park fans included a San Mateo kid named Tom Brady. That is who Purdy will oppose Sunday when Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-6) visit the 49ers. Even Tom Brady Sr. is pulling for Purdy, to

Chico High wrestling wins in dual against Corning | Local roundup

The Chico High wrestling team defeated Corning 57-22 in a dual meet Wednesday at Chico High. The Panthers won 10 matches and the Cardinals won four matches. At 106 pounds Corning’s Elise Toste defeated Gianna Gammell by pin; at 113 Corning’s Tristen Smith defeated Johnathan Chou by major decision; at 120 Chico’s Gustavo Chavez defeated Weston Pierce by pin; at 126 Chico’s Jacob Foster won by decision; at 132 Chico’s Kody Rogers won by pin; at 138 Chico’s Jonah Triantafyllou won by pin; at 145 Chico’s David Rudkin won by win; at 152 Chico’s Gavin Smith won by pin; at 160 Corning’s Ian Brown won by pin; at 170 Chico’s Jack Calling won by pin; at 182 Chico’s Ryan Clink won by pin; at 195 Chico’s Bradlee Shaw won by forfeit; at 220 Corning’s Peyton Stewart won by pin; and at 287 Chico’s Garrett Purser won by forfeit. Chico (1-0) will next be in action Saturday at the Fremont Webber Lawson Classic in Sunnyvale. Prep girls soccer Hamilton 11, Oroville 0: The Braves defeated the Tigers on Wednesday in Oroville. Selina Villegas scored five goals