'Hard Knocks' goes vanilla yet again with Houston Texans
It would've simply been too juicy for the NFL to stomach, but an HBO "Hard Knocks" series focused on the 49ers could have made for spectacular TV.
Motor sports debate turns serious with Indiana couple
It's no surprise that people take their motor sports seriously in the state of Indiana, but this story still catches you off guard.
Former FIFA exec kept apartment for his cats in Trump Tower
Of all the revelations that emerged in the global soccer scandal on Tuesday, this was easily the most bizarre: News that a former FIFA executive had used some of his bribery money to keep a $6,000-per-month apartment for his cats in New York's Trump Tower.
Indians offer heartfelt support for teammate, daughter
It's been two weeks since word got out that the 4-year-old daughter of Cleveland Indians infielder Mike Aviles was undergoing treatment for leukemia.
Purdy: DeBoer looks like right Sharks coach for the moment
Sharks general manager Doug Wilson has done at least one smart thing. He has chosen someone with previous NHL head coaching experience.
A's Scott Kazmir leaves game; arm injury?
After pitching three hitless innings Wednesday against the Detroit Tigers, Oakland A's left hander Scott Kazmir did not come out for the fourth inning
Giants beat Brewers 3-1 to complete sweep
Ryan Vogelsong is the pitching star and Joe Panik homers in San Francisco Giants victory over Milwaukee Brewers
Essential Warriors vs. Rockets Game 5 information: Game time, where's the best place to watch?
Stephen Curry seems to be recovered from his scary fall on Monday and will play Wednesday as the Golden State Warriors take on the Houston Rockets in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals in Oakland.
Live scores, updates: Warriors vs. Rockets, Game 5 Wednesday at 6 p.m.
Away from your TV and need to find the latest Warriors score? Or looking for an opinion on the Dubs' play during the game? Follow the action through the eyes of our experts Wednesday at 6 in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals between the Warriors and Houston Rockets.
Stephen Curry says he's ready to go in Game 5
Golden State Warriors star and NBA MVP Stephen Curry says he has no concussion symptoms, only bruising and soreness from his fall in Game 4 against the Houston Rockets.
Bay Area schools make progress in APR scores
Academic Progress Rate scores for Cal football multiyear and San Jose State men's basketball single year show improvement.
CCS track and field finals: Bellarmine big favorite to win boys crown
The Bells go in as favorites to win the 4x100 relay, the 800 with sophomore Ben Micallef, the shot put and discus with Marshall Godsil and possibly the pole vault with Andrew Lind.
Sharks expected to name DeBoer as coach Thursday
Official word likely to come Thursday that former New Jersey Devils and Florida Panthers coach will succeed Todd McLellan.
Santa Clara County girls athlete of the week: Grace Zhao, Palo Alto
Palo Alto's Grace Zhao took second in the 50 free and third in the 100 breaststroke at the state championships
Santa Clara County boys athlete of the week: Albert Gwo, Los Altos
Los Altos' Albert Gwo wins state swimming titles in the 50, 100 freestyle races
San Mateo County girls athlete of the week: Danica Kazakoff, Notre Dame-Belmont
Danica Kazakoff went 4 of 6 over two games as Notre Dame advanced in the CCS Division III playoffs
San Mateo County boys athlete of the week: David Hermann, Aragon
David Hermann picked up a win and a save and went 3 of 6 at the plate in the CCS Division II playoffs
High school sports highlight reel: Top performances from last week
The list of athletes includes St. Francis baseball's Andrew Carter, Serra swimming's Joe Kmak, Bellarmine tennis' Andrew Ton and Saratoga swimming's Xiangfei 'Jack' Xie, among others
Movin' on up: Keeping track of our former high school athletes
This week's list spotlights UCLA track's Andre Chapman (Bellarmine), Chico State track's Alex McGuirk (Mountain View), Vanguard baseball's Marshall McKinnon (Westmont) and UCLA baseball's Kort Peterson (St. Francis), among others
FIFA corruption probe: World Cup votes in doubt; 7 officials arrested
Swiss prosecutors opened criminal proceedings into FIFA's awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, only hours after seven soccer officials were arrested Wednesday pending extradition to the U.S. in a separate probe of 'rampant, systemic, and deep-rooted' corruption.
Ray McDonald: Emergency recordings detail clash with ex-fiancée, infant
Police dispatch recordings reveal that the early-Monday arrest of former San Francisco 49ers lineman Ray McDonald was spurred by an emergency call alleging that he violently broke through a locked bedroom door to get to his ex-fiancée and their infant, a clash that led to his dismissal from the Chicago Bears before he ever played a single snap for his new team.
At least six arrested in FIFA soccer bribery probe
Morning raid at Zurich hotel just the start of FBI investigation into world's soccer governing body
A's lose 1-0 to Tigers
A's waste Jesse Chavez's stellar start in 1-0 loss to Detroit Tigers
Billy Beane disputes Dallas Braden's claim A's doctored baseballs
Oakland G.M. says he has 'no idea' what former A's pitcher was talking about when Braden told ESPN 'Baseball Tonight' audience the A's taught players how to doctor baseballs during spring training
Warriors: Curry's head injury brings concussion protocol into question
Should Stephen Curry have been back on the court Monday night? Even experts don't seem to agree.
A's Jesse Hahn has all the right spin
New MLB stats show Oakland right-hander puts as much spin as anyone on his breaking pitches.
Cavaliers, LeBron James in NBA Finals
LeBron James leads the Cleveland Cavaliers into the NBA Finals as they complete a sweep of the Eastern Conference finals against the Atlanta Hawks
#Kap'sPerfectStorm: 49ers' Kaepernick learns social media lesson
Kaepernick (jersey No. 7) has been using the #7tormsComing hashtag for some time now. The people of Houston probably didn't appreciate it.
Nadal wants umpire Bernardes off his matches after dispute about shorts
PARIS (AP) -- Rafael Nadal has asked the ATP that chair umpire Carlos Bernardes not be assigned to his matches for the time being because of a dispute between the two at a tournament in February.
No suspension for Rockets' Dwight Howard
Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard avoids suspension when the NBA rules that his flagrant foul of Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut will not be reclassified as a Flagrant 2.
(Dan Rosenstrauch/Bay Area News Group)
Five best cookbooks for spring
From April Bloomfield's 'A Girl and Her Greens' to Hugh Acheson's 'The Broad Fork,' this spring's cookbook bounty is all kinds of produce-centric delicious.
( Randy McMullen )
Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield reunited?
'The Amazing Spider-Man' co-stars have been spotted together around L.A. amid reports their romance is back on.