We’ve seen this play before: the Warriors shock the world with an emotional first-round upset, the future looks bright and then the team spirals back into the basement quicker than a Run TMC fastbreak.
Is there any reason to think the plot will take a different turn this time around? Read More
In March of last year, during a ceremony honoring former Warrior Chris Mullin, team owner Joe Lacob was booed loudly by a crowd dissatisfied with the trade that sent fan-favorite Monta Ellis to the Milwaukee Bucks for Andrew Bogut, who at the time was sidelined with an injury that kept him out of the remainder of that season. Read More
LeBron James was at his best this season, and the voters tasked with selecting the NBA’s Most Valuable Player took notice.
Every voter except one, that is.
The NBA still does not have a unanimous MVP, though no one has come closer than James did this season. The Miami Heat star was presented with the Maurice Podoloff Trophy for the fourth time in his career on Sunday after collecting 120 of the 121 first-place votes, with Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks picking up the lone remaining top choice. Read More
Jim Tracy lived to run. He loved the physical exertion, the opportunity for self-improvement and the ability to push the boundaries of what he thought was possible.
And he ran everywhere: through the Presidio, across the Golden Gate Bridge, down the Great Highway.
“I saw the whole city through running,” Tracy said. Read More
The Warriors got a surprising cameo from David Lee and another big second half from Stephen Curry as the Warriors rallied to beat the Denver Nuggets 92-88 Thursday to win their first-round playoff series 4-2.
Lee was on the court for less than two minutes of game time in the first quarter, and Denver had its way early in the game, grabbing six offensive rebounds in the first quarter alone and running out to an 11-point lead midway through the second quarter. Read More
Even though the Washington baseball team got off to a slow start this season, it never doubted it could turn things around.
Now we know why. With a convincing 10-5 win over host Balboa in the San Francisco Section-Academic Athletic Association playoff semifinals on Thursday at Sundberg Field, the Eagles advanced to their 18th AAA championship game in the last 19 years, all under current coach Rob Fung. Washington (13-14) will play Lowell, which knocked off Marshall 14-4 in the other semifinal, for the title on Wednesday at AT&T Park. Read More
The NBA fined coach Mark Jackson $25,000 on Thursday for attempting to “influence officiating” prior to the Warriors’ Game 6 showdown with the Denver Nuggets.
Jackson accused the Nuggets of playing “dirty” and suggested that they’d put a hit on point guard Stephen Curry in his postgame press conference following the Warriors Game 5 loss in Denver. The Warriors coach denied that he was trying to influence the referees with his comments. Read More
The crowd at Oracle Arena helped push the Warriors into the NBA playoffs, but will the energy be as high if the team moves to The City?
Despite their struggles over the years, the Warriors are one of only seven teams that has averaged more than 18,000 fans a game for eight straight years. As legislation for a waterfront arena at piers 30-32 navigates its way through city and state government, fans attending Game 6 of the Warriors series with the Denver Nuggets expressed mixed feeling about the prospects of a cross-bay move. Read More
Just a year-and-a-half-ago, the notion of Robert Guerrero merely sharing the prize ring with the best boxer of this era was a laughable one.
He was just a lightweight then, nursing an injured left shoulder, and hardly seemed deserving of calling out Floyd Mayweather Jr.
But he did. Relentlessly.
“He talks a good game,” Mayweather said. “So now we’ll just have to see if he can fight the same way he talks.”
On Saturday, the Gilroy native gets his shot. Read More
After becoming the first road team to post a victory this postseason, the sixth-seeded Sharks look to take control of their Western Conference first-round series against the third-seeded Vancouver Canucks when they visit the Northwest Division champions for Game 2 today.
San Jose fell behind before scoring three unanswered goals en route to a 3-1 triumph in the series opener on Wednesday.
Vancouver’s only goal came after Sharks winger Raffi Torres inadvertently put the puck in San Jose’s net. Read More