TOP BAY AREA SPORTS STORIES OF 2013
Swimmer enrolls at Cal after capturing four gold medals at London Olympics and a record six at the world championships in Barcelona.
Quarterback David Fales throws for 547 yards and six TDs on Nov. 29 as Spartans end undefeated Bulldogs' bid for a BCS bowl.
49ers linebacker's offseason trouble includes pleading not guilty to three felony counts of illegal possession of an assault weapon.
The Oakland native wins NBA Rookie of the Year honors after averaging 19.0 points, 6.5 assists for Portland Trail Blazers.
Sonny Dykes flops to a 1-11 finish as Jeff Tedford's replacement; opponents average 45.9 points per game.
German high-tech entrepreneur Hasso Plattner emerges as new face of Sharks ownership group.
The two-time MLS coach of the year leaves in what team calls a "mutual decision."
The second-oldest ongoing tennis tournament ran from 1890 till Feb. 17. Milos Raonic won final three titles.
In an attempt to spur the A's move to the South Bay, the San Jose City Council votes on June 18 to file a lawsuit in U.S. District Court.
The eight-time Pro Bowler and 2009 Defensive Player of the Year re-signs with his original team, but Oakland enters final weekend 4-11.
Andre Ward and Nonito Donaire rank among the world's top pound-for-pound fighters; Robert Guerrero loses to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in WBC welterweight championship fight May 4.
The Stanford right-hander is the No. 1 pick, by Houston, in MLB's amateur draft after going 10-4 with a 2.12 ERA. Appel attended Monte Vista High in Danville.