The Bay Area blues: The Warriors can’t catch a break. The A’s can’t catch on. The Giants can’t catch a ground ball — or if they do, can’t throw it properly to first base.
Dare we mention the Sharks, who until proven differently, remain the only major league franchise in the region yet to win their sport’s championship? Read More
Before basketball fans nominate Joe and Gavin Maloof for sainthood for keeping the Kings in the state capital, consider the more Machiavellian side of their gamesmanship. Weary of Sacramento’s more-than-decade-long inability to build a new arena, the brothers brazenly flirted with Anaheim’s Honda Center and its billionaire owner Henry Samueli, who offered up to $75 million in incentives to lure the Kings. Read More
The Warriors have a less than one percent chance of getting the top pick in next month’s NBA draft lottery.
That probably matches the odds of Keith Smart keeping his job. Joe Lacob may be publicly preaching patience, but after watching his new club win only 10 of 41 road games, finish dead last in the league in rebounding differential (-4.26) and next to last in points allowed (105.7), the venture-capitalist-turned-team-owner can’t be happy. Read More
Riding high on a seven-game win streak, Lowell the High School baseball team ran into a hot-hitting South San Francisco High School team, and couldn’t hold down the Warriors’ bats in a 10-1 nonleague loss Saturday at Orange Park.
The Warriors (9-9) collected 10 hits against four Lowell pitchers, including a 2-for-3, five-RBI performance from junior designated hitter Gregorio Jimenez, to continue a streak of four games where they’ve scored 10 runs or more. Read More
BART passengers travelling on the system today got a double-dose of unexpectedly good news — a free ticket and a chance to rub elbows with an NBA basketball player.Riders at Rockridge Station in Oakland and the Embarcadero Station in downtown San Francisco were treated to free tickets this afternoon, courtesy of Stephen Curry and Ekpe Udoh of the Golden State Warriors. Read More
For first-year coach Daryl Semien, the task is pretty straightforward: Getting the South San Francisco High School baseball team back to the upper echelon of the Peninsula Athletic League.
Getting the task completed won’t be so easy, but Semien thinks his Warriors may be up to the challenge.
“We definitely have some work to do, especially at the plate,” Semien said this past week. “We’re a little young, but we’re strong with pitching and defense.” Read More
The Warriors have always been the passion play in this town.
When they have mattered, the buzz would kick in on the drive down Interstate 880. The parking lot would simmer. And, when the Warriors were about to tangle with a key Western Conference rival, the Arena in Oakland would pulsate, ready to explode. Read More
He remembers the spoon being tossed into the metal sink at 4:30 a.m. Keith Smart’s father had finished his coffee and was leaving for work in Baton Rouge, La. Another day had begun, and for a boy, so had an understanding of what life was all about.
Now that he has his dream job, now that Smart is coach of the very NBA team that drafted him, the Warriors, he says he has no need for gifts this holiday season. Read More
City officials are starting to court the Golden State Warriors, hoping the Oakland-based team will move across the Bay to make San Francisco its home again. Read More
Coming from the entertainment industry, where he was the poobah of National General, the late Gene Klein was used to having things his own way, which is what happens when you are successful in business. In fact, that is what makes you successful in business. Read More