Warriors cruise past lowly Timberwolves
Draymond Green had a brilliant all-around game, and Stephen Curry scored 25 points and Klay Thompson 21 as the Golden State Warriors ended their two-game skid with a 110-97 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves
Sharks give up two power-play goals, lose to Kings
Joe Pavelski opened the scoring, but the Kings took over from there, helped by Sharks penalties
Carondelet tops Berkeley in West Coast Jamboree Diamond Division game
Freshman Maaeva Dwiggins scores 14 as Cougars advance to tournament semifinals
College basketball: Gonzaga, Kentucky score tough wins
No. 8 Bulldogs hold off BYU 87-80 in WCC opener; No. 1 Wildcats survive tough scare from rival Louisville
College football: USC holds off Nebraska in Holiday Bowl
Adoree' Jackson scored on a 98-yard kickoff return and a 71-yard pass from Cody Kessler, and No. 24 USC blew most of an 18-point, third-quarter lead before beating No. 25 Nebraska 45-42 in the Holiday Bowl on Saturday night in San Diego; Arizona State edged Duke in the Sun Bowl.
Sports digest: Canada routs Germany in World Junior Championship of hockey
San Jose Sharks prospects Noah Rod, Julius Bergman contribute to wins for Switzerland, Sweden.
Purdy: 49ers' dysfunctional trio might regret this someday -- if they don't already
The inability of San Francisco 49ers owner Jed York, general manager Trent Baalke and coach Jim Harbaugh to work together might be traced to the fact that each is in his position at the NFL level for the first time.
Wilson's running ability another weapon for Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson's 842 yards rushing are the sixth most for a quarterback in NFL history, and fifth most since World War II.
Sharks add Haley to fourth line for 'ruggedness' against Los Angeles Kings
But Haley also leading Worcester Sharks with 10 goals, so there's an offensive side to his game as well
NFL: Browns suspend Gordon
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon was suspended for violating an unspecified team rule and will miss the finale Sunday in Baltimore.
Saint Mary's continues dominance against Santa Clara
Gaels beat Broncos in West Coast Conference opener for both schools; Saint Mary's beat Santa Clara for the 13th time in the past 15 meetings between the long-time rivals.
Stanford receiver Ty Montgomery still not certain for Foster Farms Bowl
Ty Montgomery, the Cardinal's leading receiver, has a sprained right shoulder and his status for Tuesday's Foster Farms Bowl against Maryland at Levi's Stadium remains in question
Report: Harbaugh headed from 49ers to Michigan
Coach Jim Harbaugh is departing San Francisco 49ers to coach his alma mater, the University of Michigan, according to CSN Bay Area
Browns' receiver Josh Gordon suspended for season finale
Josh Gordon will miss Cleveland Browns' regular-season against the Baltimore Ravens after being suspended for a rules violation; Gordon also was suspended for his NFL team's first 10 games this year.
David Carr not surprised by brother Derek's rookie success with Raiders
Derek Carr's older brother David breaks his silence, says Oakland Raiders' ability to keep Derek upright has been key to the NFL rookie quarterback's relatively successful first season.
Derek Carr vs. David Carr
Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has had a much better rookie season than his brother David did as a first-year quarterback with the expansion Houston Texans in 2002.
49ers' best wins under Jim Harbaugh
San Francisco 49ers' coach Jim Harbaugh goes into Sunday's season finale with a combined 48 regular-season and playoff wins: Here are 10 of his best.
49ers by the numbers in Jim Harbaugh era
Under Jim Harbaugh, the San Francisco 49ers thrived on defense
Jim Harbaugh's four years as 49ers' coach closing in on the end
San Francisco 49ers' finale against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday at Levi's Stadium will cap a downer of an NFL season.
College football: Gurley to leave Georgia for NFL draft
Preseason candidate for Heisman Trophy had promising season derailed by four-game suspension, knee injury
High school basketball: Washington wins big at Tim Cole Memorial Tournament
Washington's Harmon Sra hits season-high 26 points as Huskies defeat Antioch in tournament opener
Honorable mention: Bay's top sports stories of 2014
From Polina Edmunds and Tim Lincecum to Eddie DeBartolo and Yoenis Cespedes, many big names failed to crack our top 10.
West Coast Jamboree features top girls teams in state, nation
The West Coast Jamboree, a 128-team high school girls basketball tournament, is spread out all through the East Bay.
Report: Michigan reps to meet with Harbaugh
San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh and representatives from his alma mater, Michigan, including athletic director Jim Hackett, will meet this weekend, according to Fox Sports and NFL Network; One report, by CBS5 Arizona's Joe Pequeno, says Harbaugh and Michigan already have agreed to terms on a deal and he could be introduced Tuesday as the Wolverines coach,
Sports digest: NHL's Devils fire coach
New Jersey Devils fire coach Pete DeBoer, who took the Devils to the championship round in his first season but whose aging and short-handed team in danger of missing the playoffs for a third straight season.
NFL: Chiefs' Alex Smith out with lacerated spleen
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith will be sidelined for Sunday's must-win regular-season finale against the San Diego Chargers because of a lacerated spleen.
Thompson: Warriors' weaknesses exposed
Golden State Warriors' two-game losing streak reveals lack of quality depth at center and tepid scoring off the bench
Raiders' 2015 opponents list nearly set
The Oakland Raiders' 2015 home schedule includes the Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings and New York Jets.
Warriors dealing with a 'crisis'
Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says 'we didn't bring our brains' while being swept in two road games in Los Angeles.
Oakland Raiders look for better effort on road at Denver Broncos
The Oakland Raiders finish the 2014 season at Denver, carrying an 0-7 record away from home.
(Ray Chaves/Contra Costa Times)
A mountain home for Tilly the turtle
This week, readers are sharing more stories of animal rescue.
Has One Direction lost its luster?
'NCIS' repeat and holiday cartoons top British boy band's behind-the-scenes special Tuesday night.