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The hardest task in college football in 2016 belongs to Christian McCaffrey. In a phenomenal 2015 season that should have won him the Heisman Trophy, McCaffrey set impossible stand...(full article)

Enough is enough: Draymond Green is not the answer for the Golden State Warriors in this series. After dropping another game to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night, the Wa...(full article)

The book deals you know the Golden State Warriors were in line for this summer are evaporating to a precious few, and they all will have the same theme. The folly of believing in p...(full article)

Officially, there’s no timeline for the Oakland Raidersto pack up the moving vans and head to Las Vegas. In reality, it is a potential deal seemingly on such a fast trac...(full article)

High above the Chesapeake Arena floor where the Oklahoma City Thunder have been making so much basketball magic of late, there’s a banner hanging from the rafters a...(full article)

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Davis: "I Haven't Heard No" on Vegas Move

 Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis arrived at the Spring League Meeting here with his franchise's future still in limbo, on a peripatetic quest for a permanent home but as the sub...

QB Proves Graduate Transfers Are Not Evil

Kliff Kingsbury hadn't tweeted in more than a month, but the Texas Tech coach broke his online silence Saturday to salute … a player who is leaving to play for Cal this season. B...

NBA Right Not to Suspend Green

OKLAHOMA CITY – Draymond Green will not be suspended for Game 4 of the Western Conference finals, and, yes, the NBA got it right. Yeah, sure, it looked like Green unleashed a pun...

Warriors Inhabit Uncomfortable Territory

They sat on the bench, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, healthy, rested and entirely unneeded. How many times had Golden State been on the delivering end of a s...

Let Bumgarner Hit Cleanup for Padres

At this point in his career, it's admittedly a bit boring to talk about how dope Madison Bumgarner is as a pitcher. He almost single-handedly won a World Series a few years ago, ...

Warriors Shouldn't Give Curry a Raise

Stephen Curry deserves a raise. The two-time defending NBA MVP will make $12.1 million next season, in a league where the maximum salary is more than double that. The Warriors alon...

Warriors Go Down Kicking in Rout

Draymond Green claimed his kick that landed squarely in the area of the family jewels of Steven Adams was incidental contact as he flailed to draw a foul.   While Adams crouched...

Why Sin City Is a Good Bet for Raiders

Up until now, it has been tricky trying to follow the NFL’s intellectual train of thought when it comes to gambling: • No to sports betting but yes to fantasy sports. • No to...

Upper Crust Baked to Perfection

At the end of the last NBA season, we ranked the 67-win, champion Golden State Warriors as the third-best team in the history of the league. It’s not easy to follow...

Time for 'Just Win, Baby' Is Now

On Wednesday, the Twittersphere saw some spirited squabbling between the team accounts of the Raiders and Broncos. It was an entertaining, comical, good old-fashioned trash talk-of...

Even Better Than the Best in the Land

On a recent afternoon in Palo Alto, Calif., Christian McCaffrey—son of Ed and Lisa, nephew of Billy, brother of Max, Dylan and Luke, and the best college football player in Ameri...

Thunder's Message Resonates Loud and Clear

e should first wrap our collective conscious around the idea that the Oklahoma City Thunder can absolutely win this series. They have two (healthy) superstars in their prime comb...

Curry's Shoes Unusual ... Just Like Him

In March, ESPN.com published a riveting account of perhaps the biggest coup in the history of branded sports apparel. As Ethan Sherwood Strauss reported, Nike seemed to take for gr...

Warriors Aren't Panicking, Yet

OAKLAND -- This was a bitter and brand-new feeling for Steve Kerr, for Stephen Curry, for everybody in the Warriors franchise and thousands and thousands of their fans. Hey, wait a...

Warriors Should Be Really, Really Worried

We already had to cancel those reservations for a San Antonio Spurs vs. Golden State Warriors Western Conference Finals, reservations made in, what, December? Now, it’s time to h...

Draymond Promises He'll Behave

OAKLAND – After 82 games in the regular season and 10 more this postseason, Draymond Green is vowing to change his behavior on the court. No more yapping at and pleading with the...

Curry Makes 3-Pointer Mainstream

Stephen Curry has changed basketball for all time. The recently named NBA most valuable player — his second consecutive MVP award — has proved the three-point shot is more impo...

As Curry Pulls Coup, LeBron Fights for Throne

Lost in the hoopla over Stephen Curry's second straight Most Valuable Player Award, his status as the first player to have won that award unanimously and his record-setting per...

A Depressing Team for a Depressing City

By now we’re all so used to NFL relocation talk that the first impulse is to ignore all the recent reports that Oakland Raiders owner and embarrassing ’70s yearbook photo Mark ...

For Mychal Thompson, Sons Are Rising

You don't have to be the father of an athlete to revel in your kids' accomplishments, but when it comes to dads in sports, there's no one prouder these days than Mychal Thompson. &...

Curry's Unanimous-MVP Season Best Ever?

It finally happened. For the first time in the 61 years of balloting, every single voter for the NBA MVP Award agreed on the winner, Warriors guard Stephen Curry. However, he's ...

8-Man Prep Team Has Early Christmas

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Curry Keeps Finding Ways to Top Himself

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No Dislodging Warriors From Top

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Curry Hits Longest Shot: Unanimous Vote

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What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas

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49ers Learning Chip's Sign Language

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Warriors Making Blazers Spring a Leak

If you put your hand to your ear, you’ll probably look like you’re deaf. Be that as it may, you’ll also hear the clear hiss of another deflating opponent of the G...

Raiders All In on Move to Las Vegas

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Warriors' Grand Finale Finishes Blazers

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Davis, Raiders Trying to Run Scam on Vegas

When rumors first began to spread last week that Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis was set to commit to moving his team to Las Vegas if elected officials there approved a new NFL-si...

Bay Area Dreams of Dueling Parades

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Warriors' Theme: No Curry, No Worry

Well, yes, the Warriors can win playoff games and playoff rounds without Stephen Curry and now they know precisely how to do it.   They're kind of getting used to it -- and ...

Can Raiders Become Elvis Impersonators?

Las Vegas marriages can consummate in a flash. A couple of dirty martinis, a shared Uber ride up the Strip to the Cosmopolitan, tracking down a notorious Elvis impersonator who can...

NBA Without Curry? Let's Take a Pass

Dear Journal, for the past 18 months, all everyone’s told me is, ‘You have got to watch Steph Curry’—as if it’s this mandatory human experience, like ...

Raiders' Davis Willing to Bet on Vegas

At a stadium committee meeting in Las Vegas on Thursday, Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis put his money where his mouth is when it comes to relocating his team: A $500 million pl...

Las Vegas Raiders? Don't Bet On It

The Raiders and Las Vegas sounds like such a perfect marriage. The rogue-reputation franchise and Sin City. How sweet. But I regret to inform the potentially-engaged couple that th...

Las Vegas Raiders a Decent Bet

What if I would have told you five months ago the Rams would be in place in Los Angeles and have the top pick in the NFL draft? And that the Chargers and San Diego might be on thei...

Warriors Wish They Had Durant

Of course, there is no guaranteed way for a team to remain at mach-speed after the loss of a superstar like Stephen Curry or Chris Paul in the middle of the playoffs.   Is t...

Kerr's Award Shatters Conventional Wisdom

So you don’t have to look this up (because I know you will), Steve Kerr is not the first Coach Of The Year to not coach an entire season. His victory in this baffling category, t...

Warriors Were Right to Go for Win No. 73

This is exactly why Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and the rest of the Golden State Warriors were thoroughly justified in their lust to all-out chase those mythical, magical 73 wins...

Lakers Should Unify Behind Walton

There was a temptation for Jim Buss and MitchKupchak to keep Byron Scott on as head coach. At least it would've projected some semblance of stability for the proud Los Angeles La...

Suddenly, NBA Playoffs Thrown Wide Open

This is the sound of Adam Silver and his television friends gathering around a large mahogany desk and banging their heads against the tops to see who actually makes a visible in...

Victory More Bitter Than Sweet

The dream season comes down to an MRI. After a record 73 wins, after another MVP season by Stephen Curry, the Warriors' back-to-back title hopes are riding on the resilie...

Key for Sharks' Success: Avoid San Jose

Just for the record, tickets are NOT available for any games in San Jose in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. None whatsoever. Don’t ask. Don’t bother. And why? Bec...

Giants' Lineup Potent With Sandoval

With Pablo Sandoval back, the Giants finally have the 3-4-5-6 portion of their lineup set up the way management envisioned when it dealt for Hunter Pence. When Melky Cabrera, Bust...

Kings Lucky to Grab Robinson

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Giants' Cain Pitches Perfect Game

The Giants' franchise has been playing baseball in the National League since 1883, going back to their New York days. They've won World Series, they've had no-hitters pitched, t...

Time for A's to Give Up on Manny

Manny Ramirez was the pipe dream of a powerless team. Yes, I guess it was worth a try -- a piddling cost to the A's, nothing but a grand lark, hardly any pressure or expectation...

Warriors Get to Keep No. 7 Choice

The Warriors got what they tanked for, though practically, they can't quite explain it that way. It's OK, I will: They cannily ignored PR concerns and played by real-world rules,...

McClain's Sentence a Blow to Raiders

The current status of the great linebacker Ray Lewis suggests Rolando McClain still has time to reconstitute himself and become the productive team leader the Raiders thought t...

Moss Impressive in 49ers Practice

Clean cut with a short hairdo and sporting a red No. 84 jersey while running routes Thursday, Moss was one of the signature faces for the new-look 49ers after spending a year out...

Giants Will Survive Sandoval Injury

Because nothing engages a fan base quite like a crisis, Giants fans determined to sweat the temporary loss of Pablo Sandoval should know their anxiety is appreciated by the fra...

Kings and Evans Parting Ways?

Kings executives will entertain trade offers for Tyreke Evans this summer, and they should. Evans remains a major asset. His team remains in a major funk. When a franchise finish...

Sharks' Scorers Becoming Fighters

They're scorers, not fighters. No, Joe Pavelski, Dan Boyle and Patrick Marleau would not normally be front and center on the marauder's row of NHL mayhem-making and score-settl...

Giants' Wilson Likely Out for Season

Barely a week into the season, the Giants have to deal with an injury that could leave the team without its closer for the rest of 2012. Brian Wilson has "structural issues" with h...

Pressure on Blues to Even Series

The situation in which the Blues find themselves as the much-higher seed dropping Game 1 of the playoffs on home ice isn't unfamiliar, even for the opponent that dealt them the d...

Lincecum Struggles Again

Sometime between now and Tim Lincecum's next start against Roy Halladay and the Phillies on Monday, he and his coaches need to figure out why Arizona and Colorado used him as a p...

Sharks Must Improve on Road

Whatever problems the Sharks have experienced on the road since mid-January need to be fixed over the next 48 hours. A team that started out 11-4-3 away from HP Pavilion has gone ...

Can Giants Pay Cain and Lincecum?

Tim Lincecum was already company property the first time he saw the San Francisco Giants play in person. Shortly after agreeing to a $2.025 million bonus as the 10th pick in the 2...

Sharks' Woes Surprising

The Sharks are the talk of the NHL. And not for good reasons, either. "Everybody wants to know what's going on with San Jose," said hockey analyst Darren Pang. "What's happened ...

Where Might Manning Land?

It's finally upon us. Wednesday is expected to be the day we've all been waiting for. Peyton Manning can be your quarterback IF ... the Price is Right! Forget about "The Decision ...

Signing Manny Baffling Move by A's

The Oakland A's are the clown car of baseball, a small market team crammed with weird ideas. Just when you think they've all emerged, another one pops out. This week 's floppy-sh...

Sharks Acquire Moore From Lightning

The small list of NHL teams willing to sell off assets at the trade deadline grew by one on Thursday. Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman signalled his intentions by...

Sharks Acquire Moore from Lightning

The Sharks got the player they wanted Thursday night, but only one of the two points they needed. Hours after acquiring versatile forward Dominic Moore from the Tampa Bay Lightn...

Thunder Blow Lead, Fall to Kings

The Sacramento Kings closed out the game with a 19-6 scoring spurt to post a 106-101 victory before a sellout crowd of 17,317 at Power Balance Pavilion. The scrappy Kings were ...

Single Bid for Pac-12 in Tourney?

Last night on Twitter, I posted the Pac-12's updated nonconference records: 1-23 against the RPI top 50 (the one is Stanford over Colorado State) and 8-41 against the top 100. By...

Special Teams Give 49ers Leg Up

There could be a sliver of an issue dogging the 49ers, the possibility of trouble lurking, but Jim Harbaugh isn’t about to reach for the smelling salts just yet. For the se...

Rain May Hurt Giants' Passing Game

There is zero percent chance the Giants will be able to operate their high-flying passing attack at peak efficiency Sunday against the 49ers in the NFC Championship. Anyone who t...

49ers DEs Might Make the Difference

The NFC Championship Game between the Giants and 49ers Sunday will be a showcase for four of the best defensive ends in the game, and their aggregate impact could determine the o...

Giants Sign Vogelsong for 2 Years

Ryan Vogelsong finally has some security, and he earned it. The Giants' pitcher, who made a storybook comeback in 2011 and went 13-7 with a 2.71 ERA, has the first multiyear cont...

Ranking Potential Super Matchups

We're down to the final eight teams in the NFL playoffs, and that means there are only 16 potential matchups remaining for Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium next month in Indi...

8 Best Playoff Storylines

1. Whatever happened to the Patriots' aura of invincibility in the playoffs? Back in the day, New England in the playoffs meant you had better have your parade route at least ske...

Kings Rally to Give Smart Debut Win

When Keith Smart coached the Warriors last season, the one thing you could count on most nights was maximum effort. That kind of effort had been lacking with the Kings over the pas...

Source: Warriors Pursuing Howard

As the Orlando Magic consider deals for Dwight Howard, the Golden State Warriors have emerged as aggressive suitors for the NBA’s best center, league sources told Yahoo! Spor...

Biggest Win of Season for 49ers

Though darkness and light, times of struggle and moments of elevating success, the 49ers held on tight Monday night. They did what they had to. They didn't lose their grip through ...

Ravens' Defense Dominates 49ers

John Harbaugh aggressively pumped his fist when Joe Flacco converted a big third-down throw. He jumped on the back of linebacker Jameel McClain as he ran off the field after a key ...

Raiders Sign Houshmandzadeh

The Raiders attempted to speed up the chemistry process between new quarterback Carson Palmer and his receivers by signing former teammate T.J. Houshmandzadeh on Tuesday, the c...

Thornton Scores 2; Sharks Top Wings

The Sharks kept their trip a perfect 4-0, beating the Detroit Red Wings 4-2 for their fourth consecutive win at Joe Louis Arena. Joe Thornton's first goal of the night proved to ...

Golden Era of California Goalies

When it comes to earthquakes, floods, and just-shoot-me traffic, we all know California is king, but now we can add another notable item to the Golden State's royal list: goalies...

Bengals Make Point, Then Good Deal

It's not often I have a chance to say this, but here goes: Mike Brown did the right thing. First, he made his point with Carson Palmer. Then he made a deal with Oaklan...

Trade Proof of Jackson's Control

As has become Jackson’s MO, the Raiders went further than most people would have expected by reportedly giving up a 2012 first-round draft pick and a conditional first-roun...

Could Set Oakland Back Years

The Oakland Raiders paid a steep price to acquire quarterback Carson Palmer before Tuesday's NFL trading deadline. As the team's first huge personnel move since the passing of ow...

Sharks Remain Undefeated

There was a scary moment or two Thursday night when two of their players had to be helped off the ice. But by the end of the game, the Sharks had no reason to feel anything but ...

A's Snap Tigers' Winning Streak at 12

Then there was one. The Tigers lost Thursday night, but inched forward all the same. They are so close now to clinching the American League Central, their next victory will do it...

Sandoval Hits for Cycle in Giants' Win

With the Giants all but finished in the postseason hunt, it was hard to imagine them accomplishing anything at Coors Field on Thursday night to upstage all of the intrigue in the...

Raiders Take Opener vs. Broncos

An eight-year run of opening game futility ended as the Raiders continued their dominance of their own division with a 23-20 win over the Denver Broncos on Monday night. Quarterb...

Sources: Pryor to Appeal Suspension

Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, informed the NFLPA on Friday that Pryor wants to move forward with an appeal of his five-game suspension, sour...

X-Factors for Playoff Teams

You don't need me to tell you that Jacoby Ellsbury is important to the Red Sox or that the Brewers need Ryan Braun to hit if they're going to have a big October. Every team in th...

49ers' Crabtree Limited in 1st Practice

Michael Crabtree was activated from the physically unable to perform list Tuesday. If his first practice is any indication, however, the Niners wide receiver is not yet able to pe...

Agent: Gore Agrees to Extension

Perhaps Frank Gore didn't get everything he wanted, but the 49ers' Pro Bowl running back evidently got the "fair" deal he was hoping for in advance of the regular-season opener. Go...

NFL: No Plans for Security Changes

The NFL’s chief security officer said Monday that the league will study the circumstances surrounding the fan violence at this past weekend’s preseason game in San Fra...

Raiders Select Pryor in 3rd Round

Unlock HQ Video HQ video delivered by Akamai The Oakland Raiders used a third-round pick in the NFL's supplemental draft Monday to select former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pr...

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