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Saturday / December 15.
  • By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Cassius Stanley, the 6-foot-5 shooting guard from Sierra Canyon (CA) High School, visited UCLA this past weekend on his second official visit.

    “The UCLA visit was outstanding,” said Jerome Stanley, the player’s father. “They did a great job showing Cassius where he would fit in, and how he would succeed and thrive there. It is extremely close to home – 15 minutes. It’s just something that you look at and then you move on to go up to the Pacific Northwest and then deal with those Ducks.”

    Stanley recently trimmed his list to Kansas, Oregon and UCLA. He will visit Oregon this weekend.

    “He would be used much like Troy Brown was used,” Jerome said. “Athlete, big guard.”

    BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — Roger Federer won his 99th career ATP tour title on Sunday, beating qualifier Marius Copil 7-6 (5), 6-4 in the Swiss Indoors final.

    A ninth title at Federer’s hometown event in Basel, where he was once a ball boy, matched the nine he has won at the Halle grass-court event in Germany. He closed the gap on the all-time singles titles list to Jimmy Connors, who leads with 109.

    Federer blew kisses to a 12,000 crowd in the renovated St. Jakobhalle, which now gives Basel’s local hero a bigger main stage.

    “It’s been a magical week. It was dream run for me,” Federer said in his on-court acceptance speech, before his fans’ ovation brought tears welling in his eyes.