March Madness: NCAA tournament fading for Cal, Stanford?
Selection Sunday could be a wait-and-see for Mike Montgomery and Johnny Dawkins as both Cal Bears and Stanford Cardinal limp to finish of Pac-12 Conference schedule.
Sharks' forward Raffi Torres got physical against Pittsburgh Penguins
Raffi Torres' physicality returned against the Penguins, and that was a key ingredient in San Jose Sharks' entertaining win.
A's pitcher Scott Kazmir has strong Cactus League debut
Oakland A's free-agent pitcher Scott Kazmir throws three shutout innings and allows only two hits against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford expects more production at plate
Brandon Crawford of the San Francisco Giants said finger injuries didn't allow him to grip the bat as he normally does; like Marco Scutaro, Crawford soon started having issues with the middle finger, which was overcompensating
NBA: Dallas Mavericks top Portland
Phil Jackson reportedly has been meeting with the New York Knicks about working in the team's front office but isn't interested in coaching.
NHL: Roberto Luongo shines in return to Florida Panthers
The Pittsburgh Penguins defeat the Anaheim Ducks in a shootout in a matchup of conference leaders.
College basketball: Wichita State men improve to 32-0
Saint Mary's women win, USF women lose in West Coast Conference tournament; San Jose State drops regular-season finale
Golf: Matt Kuchar, Dustin Johnson, Hunter Mahan, Patrick Reed share Cadillac lead
Doral's Blue Monster is playing up to its name as the co-leaders are just 1 under after two rounds.
Warriors roll over Hawks; Thompson injury not serious
The Golden State Warriors beat the Atlanta Hawks 111-97 and appear to have survived an injury scare to Klay Thompson, who left with a lower back strain; Mark Jackson says Thompson could play Sunday against Phoenix.
Cal women ousted by Washington State in Pac-12 tournament
The Cal Bears women's basketball team, the second seed in the Pac-12 tournament, is stunned by Washington State 91-83 in the quarterfinals.
Stanford women survive scare from Colorado
Colorado held Stanford to a season-low 21 points in the first half and led the Cardinal at halftime, but a 16-2 run helped Stanford pull away to victory in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 women's basketball tournament.
NFL free agency: Raiders have lots of money, many needs
Jairus Byrd and Michael Vick might make sense for Oakland Raiders, but Reggie McKenzie warns against free-agent frenzy
Archbishop Mitty rallies to beat Serra in CCS Open Division final
Ben Kone and Matt McAndrews lead Archbishop Mitty to comeback win in CCS Open Division championship game.
CIF state wrestling: Gilroy trio advance
Paul Fox, Matt Penyacsek and Nikko Villarreal advance to championship round semifinals at California Interscholastic Federation wrestling championships in Bakersfield
MLS referees locked out as season about to start
Major League Soccer's referees and other on-field officials have been locked out, a day before the season openers
Local sports digest: Stanford runner Jessica Tonn backs off lawsuit against NCAA
Cal maintains its lead at the NCAA men's swimming and diving championships.
U.S. women's soccer team loses to Sweden, ends 43-game unbeaten run
The U.S. women's soccer team lost 1-0 to Sweden at the Algarve Cup, ending its 43-game unbeaten run
CCS basketball finals: St. Ignatius girls beat Sacred Heart Cathedral
St. Ignatius defeated Sacred Heart Cathedral 55-36 Friday at Santa Clara University in the Central Coast Section Open Division girls basketball championship game; the Pinewood boys won the Division V crown.
NCS girls basketball playoffs: Deer Valley wins Division I title
Deer Valley powers past Berkeley to win North Coast Section Division I championship
Monte Vista stifles Freedom, wins NCS Division I title
With a 57-41 win over Freedom on Friday at Saint Mary's College, the Monte Vista High boys basketball team earned its third section crown and first since 2009
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.
San Jose State football has much offensive production to replace
Spartans looking for replacements for three receivers as well as quarterback David Fales
Sports digest: Darren Sproles' days with New Orleans Saints reportedly ending
The New Orleans Saints also released wide receiver Moore Lance in an attempt to clear salary cap space.
Live blog: NCS basketball playoffs, Friday, 6 p.m.
Follow the North Coast Section prep basketball playoffs beginning Friday at 6 p.m. as our writers provide scoring updates throughout the night.
Giants' Tim Lincecum continues to shine in spring training
Giants starter Tim Lincecum was again sharp on Friday, giving up just two hits in three scoreless innings against the Kansas City Royals
Ronaldo: Counting down the days until Brazil hosts World Cup
There are 100 days until Brazil hosts the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and Brazilian soccer legend Ronaldo writes about how much he's looking forward to it
Oakland A's scratch catcher Derek Norris due to back pain
A's infielder Alberto Callaspo also has back issues that aren't considered as serious and he might play Friday against Arizona Diamondbacks.
A's manager Bob Melvin slows Ryan Cook's return date
Oakland A's reliever Ryan Cook says he should be ready for opening day now that his shoulder has improved, but Melvin plans to be a little more conservative.
Former tennis player Baltacha says she has cancer
Former top-50 professional tennis player Elena Baltacha says she has been diagnosed with cancer of the liver
Defendants in Bryan Stow beating indicted on federal weapons charges
Two men who pleaded guilty last month to severely beating San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow in Los Angeles in 2011 were indicted Wednesday on federal weapons charges.
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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.