NFL: Seahawks' Lynch ends holdout
Marshawn Lynch arrived at the Seattle Seahawks practice facility, ending a holdout that spanned a week.
For Oakland Raiders, Ray Guy was no slam-dunk pick
When Ray Guy goes into the Pro Football Hall of Fame via the veterans committee on Saturday, he will become the 22nd player in franchise history to be so honored -- and finally the league's first punter.
San Francisco Giants-New York Mets pitching matchups
Giants at New York MetsFriday: Giants' Ryan Vogelsong (5-8, 3.94) vs. Mets' Jon Niese (5-6, 3.23), 4:10 p.
MLS' designated player rule allows big-name acquisitions
Major League Soccer teams can sign stars despite $3.1-million salary cap restrictions because of designated player rule
A's going ahead with Cespedes t-shirt giveaway on Saturday
La Potencia t-shirts will be given to 10,000 fans at Oakland A's game on Saturday; they were originally made to honor Yoenis Cespedes' contributions to back-to-back A.L. West titles.
Golf: Dustin Johnson ends season due to 'personal challenges'
Dustin Johnson is taking a leave of absence from golf to seek help for 'personal challenges.'
Giants G.M. Brian Sabean glad he avoided deadline trade frenzy
San Francisco Giants picked up pitcher Jake Peavy last week, but Sabean said asking prices on other players they were interested in were too high from a prospect standpoint.
Stanford needs to find replacement for RB Tyler Gaffney
Cardinal's offensive line, running game will be major issues as team prepares for the season.
Cal football's four most pressing issues
Golden Bears and coach Sonny Dykes probably have a lot of issues to solve coming off a 1-11 season, but Cal's offensive and defensive lines seem to be two of the biggest
San Jose State's biggest issue by far is replacing QB David Fales
Spartans also returning to a 4-3 defense after last year's disastrous results in the 3-4
Earthquakes have 5-year deal with 49ers to play at Levi's
San Jose Earthquakes will play MLS games at 49ers' Levi's Stadium for next five year, club says
Earthquakes sign Argentine midfielder Matias Perez Garcia
San Jose Earthquakes beat out Buenos Aires clubs River Plate and Racing for attacking midfielder Matias Perez Garcia
Oakland mayor says she is not concerned about Raiders look at San Antonio
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan said Wednesday that she's not concerned about reports that Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis recently met with San Antonio officials to discuss the possibility of moving the football team there.
Thompson: Lester trade risky but worth it for A's
Oakland A's will have their own beast mode rotation with Sonny Gray, Scott Kazmir, Jeff Samardzija and now Jon Lester
A's trade Yoenis Cespedes to Red Sox for pitcher Jon Lester, OF Jonny Gomes
Oakland A's then send LHP Tommy Milone to Minnesota Twins for OF Sam Fuld.
Awaiting 49ers, Santa Clara gears up for first Levi's Stadium event Saturday
As Santa Clara rises up for an unprecedented challenge -- the impending arrival of enough 49ers fans to nearly double the city's population -- its first big test arrives Saturday with the first official Levi's Stadium sporting event.
49ers camp: Frank Gore and Father Time
The San Francisco 49ers know the road to the Super Bowl goes through the Seattle Seahawks and the ball goes to Frank Gore.
Aldon Smith is away, so San Francisco 49ers ready replacements for the linebacker
The 49ers' Dan Skuta and Corey Lemonier are expected to fill in if Aldon Smith is suspended this season.
Raiders fullback Marcel Reece feels good
Oakland Raiders fullback Marcel Reece has lost about 15 pounds since last season, which figures to make him more explosive
Cal's injury-plagued defense mended, ready to go
Cal's Brennan Scarlett, Mustafa Jalil, Nathan Broussard, Stefan McClure, Avery Sebastian combined for just six games in 2013 due to injuries
Stanford receiver Ty Montgomery says he's close to being ready
Stanford senior receiver Ty Montgomery hopes to be ready for season opener Aug. 30 as recovery from shoulder surgery is ahead of schedule
San Jose State not taking itself lightly, even if others do
San Jose State Spartans look to improve upon 6-6 football season without bowl bid.
Tiger Woods could start getting answers to his game the next two weeks
Tiger Woods is playing at Firestone and then the Valhalla Golf Club, two courses where he's had success.
Local sports digest: Warriors waive center Hilton Armstrong
Player split last season with Golden State, Santa Cruz
Sports digest: Sacramento Kings get approval for new arena
Preliminary demolition on the downtown site begins Friday as work starts on new arena for Sacramento Kings.
Serena Williams wins Bank of the West opener
Top-ranked Serena Williams won in her first match since defaulting in a doubles match with sister Venus at Wimbledon, beating Karolina Pliskova 7-5, 6-2 on Wednesday night in the second round of the Bank of the West Classic at Stanford.
NFL: Cowboys tackle Tyron Smith gets $98 million extension
Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith, formerly of the San Francisco 49ers, is still far apart with Chiefs in contract negotiations.
Warriors' Steve Kerr watches, learns from Pete Carroll
According to Seahawks.com, Kerr attended Seattle's training camp in Renton, Washington, in order to 'soak in Carroll's coaching philosophy' before his first season as Warriors coach.
Bay Area golf events
Charity golf tournaments in Bay Area
This barren, desert prison is where O.J. Simpson lives
Some here call it the 'O.J. House,' the only gated community in a vast stretch of desert rich in gold and silver, pioneer trails and proud, isolated towns north of Reno.
(Hector Casanova/Kansas City Star)
5 things NOT to say to your kids (and why)
What's wrong with 'You're so smart'? Nothing, if you don't mind raising kids who are more likely to be motivated by praise than their own determination. We dissect five common parenting phrases and provide the more appropriate -- and effective -- alternatives.
(AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
MTV wants Beyonce without Jay Z for VMA performance
Singer nominated eight times; Eminem and Iggy Azalea nominated for seven awards each.