Marcus Thompson II
Thompson: Giants dynasty raises bar for Bay Area teams
While the San Francisco Giants keep winning titles, the Oakland A's, San Jose Sharks, San Francisco 49ers and Golden State Warriors have struggled in biggest games and the Oakland Raiders have become joke.
Thompson: Raiders' Woodson deserves better
Oakland Raiders veteran Charles Woodson is still playing hard and at a high level, but he could be going out on a team that will finish 0-16.
Kawakami: World Series euphoria one day, free agency the next
San Francisco Giants have five key free agents, and now that the World Series has ended, Brian Sabean has to deal with the harsh reality of the 2015 player budget.
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Purdy: Giants rode Madison Bumgarner to the finish line
MadBum time was a truly amazing show
Wake of the Week archive: Trouble for local hero 10 years ago
Bud Geracie's archived column from 2004 that takes a sideways look back at the local and national sports scene
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The Giants Are the Bay Area s Brightest Sports Gem
Moments after the Giants clinched, Oakland resident and die-hard A s fan Melissa Korber turned to her 4-year-old son to explain what they d just watched.
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Spa trend: Does salt therapy relieve allergies, asthma and skin conditions?
Salt therapy has have become the hot new spa trend, with fans saying it offers relief from skin and respiratory conditions.
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Jon Cryer brings back 'Pretty in Pink' character
Duckie appears on “Two And a Half Men” season premiere.