For Miguel Hernandez, merely wearing silver and black isn’t enough. The 24-year-old Oakland native, who hasn’t missed a Raiders home game along with his twin brother, Luis, in three years, customized his very own Al Davis No. 1 jersey at the start of the 2011 NFL season. And since Week 1, he hasn’t worn anything else. Read More
He was wearing a 49ers hat the other day, to which you would say, of course. But Alex Smith more often is seen in a Giants hat. Or on occasion, as a salute to his first love, a team of which he always will be a fan, the San Diego Padres.
“I’ve always worn something,” he said about his personal preference. Read More
No. 4 Stanford, having wrapped up Pac-12 Conference play last week against Cal, can only be a spectator as its conference fate is decided for them, but still has a slim shot at reaching the BCS championship game.
The Cardinal (10-1, 8-1 Pac-12 North) host No. 22 Notre Dame (8-3) Saturday night, and could use another win against a ranked team to help its championship hopes. Read More
The NFL season the Bay Area wondered if they would ever see has arrived.The gloom has been lifted. The joy has returned. The playoffs are certain for the Niners, probable for the Raiders. Read More
City College of San Francisco stands one win away from making their second straight appearance in the California Community College Athletic Association State Championship game.
However, the Rams know they’ll be foolish to look past this Saturday’s Hawaiian Punch Bowl.
After surviving the rugged NorCal Conference, the Rams (10-0) are set to host undefeated Fresno City College for the Northern California Football Association Championship. Read More
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has a broken thumb, Titans QB Matt Hasselbeck is dealing with an injured right arm, and Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has a high left ankle sprain.
Those three stars were injured in games Sunday, placing their status in doubt not only for next weekend's games, but for a longer term. Read More
Roddy White had seven receptions for a season-high 147 yards and Jonathan Babineaux led an Atlanta defense that held off the Tennessee Titans for a 23-17 victory Sunday.
The Falcons (6-4) bounced back from an overtime loss to New Orleans, but it wasn't easy. Jake Locker took over for injured Matt Hasselbeck and threw a pair of touchdown passes to Nate Washington to make a game of it for the Titans (5-5). Read More
Matthew Stafford threw his fifth touchdown pass to Brandon Pettigrew with 2:32 left to help the Detroit Lions rally to beat the Carolina Panthers 49-35 Sunday.
Detroit (7-3) became the first NFL team since at least 1950 to win three games in a season after trailing by at least 17 points, according to STATS, LLC.
Carolina (2-8) led 24-7 in the second quarter. Read More
Robert Griffin and Baylor created even more chaos in the national championship race with a stunning blow against fifth-ranked Oklahoma.
Griffin threw for 479 yards and four touchdowns, including a 34-yarder to Terrance Williams with 8 seconds left and 25th-ranked Baylor beat the Sooners for the first time, 45-38 on Saturday night. Read More
Trent Richardson rushed for 175 yards and scored three touchdowns to power Alabama.
The Crimson Tide (10-1) didn't win many style points in giving up a season-high 21 points, but the team's biggest national title boost came the previous night when No. 2 Oklahoma State fell 37-31 at Iowa State in two overtimes. Read More