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Thompson: Saint Mary's coach Bennett has reason to smile
Saint Mary's College men's basketball team posted its worst conference record in seven years but still could win the West Coast Conference tournament, and the fact that a 21-win season is considered a down year shows how far coach Randy Bennett has raised the bar.
Thompson: Warriors are where they should be
When assessing the Golden State Warriors using realistic expectations, the team is right where it should be heading into the final quarter of the season.
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Kawakami: If Jim Harbaugh and 49ers did part company, a list of replacements
Jon Gruden, David Shaw, and for Pete's sake, the last name will surprise you.
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Purdy: Doling out final scores to the Sochi Games participants
As I wave goodbye to the (adorable) Russian stray dogs and (very bad) Russian hot dogs, can we please see the judges' final marks for the Sochi Olympics?
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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This country is threatening to ban Facebook and YouTube
Turkey's prime minister has threatened drastic steps to censor the Internet, including shutting down Facebook and YouTube, where audio recordings of his alleged conversations suggesting corruption have been leaked in the past weeks, dealing him a major blow ahead of this month's local elections. Full Story
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SXSW Music Picks: Chain Gang of 1974 buzzes into Texas
Also meet Adrian Marcel, one of Oakland's most promising R&B talents.
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Oops! Obama misspells Aretha Franklin's iconic song
The president omitted a letter from the singer's 'R-E-S-P-E-C-T' while praising her at a White House celebration.