Despite 11 draft picks and a major trade, the 49ers will kick off another season with a question mark at wide receiver.
Michael Crabtree is expected to be out for a large part of the 2013 season after tearing his Achilles tendon in an organized team workout on Tuesday, reopening a hole the 49ers thought they filled after his breakout year last fall. Read More
Every time Sacred Heart Cathedral senior track standout Edward Lampkin gets in the starting blocks, he follows a similar routine.
Lampkin taps his left foot three times, then his right, before saying a prayer revolving around his grandparents, Ellen Bolton and Robert Lampkin.
“I’m dedicating the season to them,” said Lampkin, whose grandparents died several weeks apart, all in the last two months. “They really meant a lot to me.” Read More
The sixth-seeded Sharks were one goal away from being in a 3-0 hole in their Western Conference second-round series.
Thanks to Logan Couture, they have a chance to take a 3-2 lead when they visit the fifth-seeded Los Angeles Kings for Game 5 today.
San Jose dropped the first two games of its matchup with its Pacific Division rival on the road and found itself in overtime in Game 3 at home on Saturday. Read More
The 49ers suddenly have a huge void in their receiving corps as they chase another Super Bowl berth: Michael Crabtree is sidelined after surgery on his right Achilles tendon.
San Francisco’s leading wide receiver underwent surgery Wednesday, though the team is optimistic he will return at some point in 2013. Crabtree was operated on at Stanford by Dr. Tim McAdams one day after suffering the injury during 7-on-7 drills in an organized team activity. Read More
The America’s Cup regatta director has released 37 recommendations made by a group of sailing experts intended to increase safety in the race nearly two weeks after a practice run on San Francisco Bay turned deadly.
The group unveiled the proposals Wednesday evening, hours after the head of Artemis Racing said his team would compete in the America’s Cup only if conditions are deemed safe on the wind-raked bay this summer. Read More
Eric Sogard’s blooper to left field looked as if it might get the A’s even against the Texas Rangers until shortstop Elvis Andrus ran it down and made a sliding catch over his shoulder.
When Adam Rosales and Coco Crisp also made outs with the tying run at second base, the A’s lost their best chance to spoil the first major-league start by Ross Wolf, one of their former relievers. Read More
This time, Bryce Harper made the catch. And yeah, it was a relief.
Harper made a game-saving grab in right field and had a couple of big hits at the plate to help the Washington Nationals beat the Giants 2-1 in 10 innings on Wednesday.
San Francisco had runners on first and second with one out in the eighth when Harper had to dive to grab Hunter Pence’s sinking liner in the gap, keeping it tied at 1-1. He banged up his left knee on the play, but managed to stay in the game. Read More
Jim Harbaugh insists he will coachable when it comes to the tricks of driving the Indianapolis 500 pace car this weekend.
The 49ers’ coach will return to the city where he spent four years as a player to take part in the Indy 500 festivities. Track officials made the later-than-usual announcement that the former NFL quarterback would be behind the pace car wheel in a news release sent out early Wednesday morning. Read More
Pablo Sandoval hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the 10th inning after Gregor Blanco's tying triple in the ninth, and the Giants rallied past the Washington Nationals 4-2 on Tuesday night.Sandoval flipped his bat and shifted into a slow trot as soon as he sent the ball off Yunesky Maya (0-1) over the right-center field wall for his eighth homer this season. It was Sandoval's second career game-ending hit — both home runs against the Nationals — and San Francisco's sixth walk-off win this season. Read More
Brent Burns helped San Jose jump off to a fast start with his second goal of the postseason and the Sharks tied their second-round series against Los Angeles at two games with a 2-1 victory over the Kings in Game 4 on Tuesday night. Read More