( RAY CHAVEZ )
Kawakami: For 49ers, Raiders, a sense of urgency
07/20/2014 09:22 PM PDT
In the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders, the Bay Area has two edgy franchises, two high-strung coaches, two levels of expectation ... but one unifying training camp theme: No more patience.
Kawakami: Goodell suggests Raiders as Levi's Stadium tenant
07/18/2014 07:19 AM PDT - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell adds a touch of Silver & Black to the 49ers' Levi's Stadium celebration.
M. Thompson II
( Steve Yeater )
Thompson: Warriors have reasons for wanting to keep Thompson
It's understandable that the Golden State Warriors don't want to include Klay Thompson in a potential deal for Minnesota Timberwolves star Kevin Love.
Wake of the Week archive: Trouble for local hero 10 years ago
Bud Geracie's archived column from 2004 that takes a sideways look back at the local and national sports scene
Tim Kawakami's Talking Points Blog
For the Raiders and 49ers, the 2014 season–starting with training camp–is all about pressure, no patience, and increasing urgency
* Straight from today's Merc website (MY VERSION)/ Jim Harbaugh s full 49ers squad hits the field in Santa Clara to start training camp Thursday, which is Day 1 of another planned gallop into the playoffs.
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.
'Boyhood' director Richard Linklater discusses the making of his12-year indie epic
Richard Linklater wanted to show intimate moments from a boy's life growing up in 'Boyhood.'
( Nick Ut )
Movie, TV legend James Garner dies at 86
Actor James Garner, whose whimsical style in the 1950s TV Western "Maverick" led to a stellar career in TV and films such as "The Rockford Files" and his Oscar-nominated "Murphy's Romance," has died, police said.