Kevin Fixler
    Sport Matters

19 September 2011

‘Moneyball’ Author Michael Lewis Calls Movie Industry Flaky But Happy It Sells Books

For Michael Lewis, the book will always be better than the film, especially when the former is his.

Lewis, author of best sellers such as “Liar’s Poker,” “The Blind Side” and “Moneyball,” called the movie industry “flaky” and the process of book to silver screen “distortive.”

Also a contributing editor of Vanity Fair magazine, Lewis said that the writer’s insights are not openly welcomed on the movie’s set.

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18 September 2011

Blog post: Murrey the driving force behind No. 1 Cal volleyball

Senior captain Tarah Murrey continues to lead the way for the No. 1 in country California women’s volleyball team, taking down the University of Utah in conference play Saturday night at Haas Pavilion, as the team improves to 13-0 (3-0).

The southpaw from El Cerrito, Calif. via St. Mary’s College High School in Berkeley recorded 17 kills in the blowout three-set sweep, her second highest total of the season. She previously hit her season high with 21 versus Sacramento State on September 10 in the annual Cal-hosted Hilton Garden Inn Classic. Murrey also laid down an impressive 15 kills in the victory over No. 2-ranked Stanford on September 13.

“There’s times I’m sure she feels all by herself out there,” said coach Rich Feller last week. “I think she’s handling it pretty well. She’s matured right along with that increased responsibility.”

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17 September 2011

No. 1 Cal volleyball downs Colorado to stay perfect; Utah next

Spotty, sporadic and flat.

That’s how California’s coach Rich Feller described the play of his No. 1 in the nation women’s volleyball team following a conference win over unranked Colorado at Haas Pavilion on the campus of UC Berkeley Friday night. Cal defeated the Buffaloes three sets to none.

“Even though it was 3-0, which is good, and a win, which is good, I felt like it wasn’t as clean as it could have been,” said Feller after the match. “We didn’t raise our game to Cal level. We need to make sure that doesn’t happen against anybody.”

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