Once or twice a week, senior center fielder Jordan Paroubeck of Serra High in San Mateo receives a request from Major League Baseball scouts to put on a batting practice session for them. Read More
The Warriors ensured they will play at least one more game at Oracle Arena this season after overcoming an eight point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat the San Antonio Spurs 97-87 in overtime on Sunday.
With Stephen Curry hobbled by a sore ankle, the Warriors relied on their defense to hold the Spurs at bay, going on a 9-0 run to start overtime before San Antonio was able to answer. They scored only two points over the last 3:44 of regulation, as the Warriors closed out the game on a 19-5 run. Read More
It’s been a stretch of struggles for Oakland, and no one on the A’s struggled more Sunday than Brandon Moss.
The right fielder struck out four times in a 6-1 loss to the Seattle Mariners, the A’s sixth loss in seven games. At a time when everything seems to be going wrong for the A’s, Moss had the toughest day of them all.
“I can’t feel much worse,” Moss said. “Four strikeouts on 14 pitches. You can’t do much worse. I guess I could have done it on 12.” Read More
With all the ups and downs in recent seasons, including his demotion to the bullpen for the playoffs, Tim Lincecum can appreciate the strong starts when most everything goes right — reminding himself, from his own experiences, how quickly things change.
Backed by solo home runs from Pablo Sandoval, Brandon Belt and Marco Scutaro, Lincecum looked in his best form so far in 2013 as the San Francisco Giants beat the Atlanta Braves 5-1 on Sunday to wrap up an impressive homestand. Read More
America’s most prestigious cycling event is receiving a major facelift this year and it promises to be the most challenging race in the state’s history.
The eighth Amgen Tour of California is getting underway in Escondido today, launching eight days of racing that will conclude in Santa Rosa on May 19. For the first time, the race is running south to north and its three mountain-top finishes will surely push the limits of the world’s top cyclists. Read More
Brian McCann hit a two-run homer and an RBI single in his third game this season after coming off the disabled list, and the Atlanta Braves beat the San Francisco Giants 6-3 on Thursday night to begin a four-game series between NL division leaders. Read More
Marian Hossa scored twice to back a strong effort by goalie Corey Crawford, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Minnesota Wild 5-1 Thursday night to win their first-round playoff series 4-1.
Chicago is moving on in the postseason for the first time since the championship run in 2010, and will face either San Jose or Detroit if the Red Wings get past Anaheim.
The way the Blackhawks have dominated, anything less than a trip to the Stanley Cup finals would be a disappointment for them. Read More
San Francisco Golden Gate Rugby will host Old Pugent Sound Beach in the West semifinal of USA Rugby’s Elite Cup competition, which features the top clubs across the nation, on Saturday at 3 p.m. on Treasure Island.
A victory by SFGG would put it in the championship game against the East’s top squad on May 25 in Glendale, Colo.
San Francisco has yet to lose this season and is led by Cal alum Chris Biller. Other Cal alums on the squad include Tom Rooke and Neil Barrett. Read More
There is one element the experts ignored in analyzing the second-round playoff series between the San Antonio Spurs and Warriors: The Spurs are an old team on probably their last run with Tim Duncan and the Warriors are a young, improving team. Read More
The most dominant boys’ tennis program in the history of the San Francisco Section proved its mettle once again in Thursday’s Academic Athletic Association tournament championship match at Golden Gate Park.
Lowell High School delivered another impressive performance in a 5-2 win over Lincoln, and it wasn’t even that close. The Cardinals showed once again why it’s them and everyone else in the SFS-AAA, winning the championship for the 22nd time in the event’s 25 year existence. Read More