Here is the latest California sports news from The Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is defending his reputation. Kaepernick put out a statement on his Twitter account today, a day after his name was linked to a Miami police report involving a woman who passed out in a hotel and later woke up in a hospital not knowing how she got there. Referring to some media reports on the situation, Kaepernick said: "I take great pride in who I am and what I do, but I guess sometimes you have to deal with someone who makes things up." He told fans their faith in him is not misplaced.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — California officials have fined a steel company nearly $37,000 in connection with the death of a worker at the site of the San Francisco 49ers new stadium. Edward Lake II, a truck driver with Gerdau Reinforcing Steel West, was crushed in October by a bundle of rebar that fell from his truck as it was being unloaded at the stadium site in Santa Clara. Lake was the second worker to die during construction of the roughly $1.2 billion stadium.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Timothy Bradley never imagined he would have to avenge a victory. When the welterweight champion defeated Manny Pacquiao two years ago on two injured feet, he thought for an instant that he had reached the pinnacle of boxing. He hadn't even left the MGM Grand Garden ring before learning that practically nobody agreed with the two judges who gave him that split decision. After death threats, depression and a remarkable personal transformation, Bradley returns to that ring tomorrow night in Las Vegas for a rematch with the Filipino congressman.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A family member says former UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian is being treated for pneumonia and a possible heart attack at a Las Vegas hospital. Tarkanian's son-in-law, Zafi Diamant, said today that the 83-year-old Tarkanian's condition was "definitely stable," and that he was awake and talking at Valley Hospital. Tarkanian was hospitalized Wednesday with weakness, breathing trouble and lethargy. Diamant says more tests will determine Tarkanian's ailments.