Even though the Warriors are eliminated from the playoffs, fans will have one more chance to rub shoulders with their favorite NBA team.
The Warriors are hosting an end of season celebration Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Oracle Arena in Oakland.
Warriors players tentatively scheduled to appear include Stephen Curry, Harrison Barnes, Carl Landry, Kent Bazemore and Brandon Rush. Read More
Rock ’n’ roll is a simple thing — it’s about sex. And moving, walking, talking. Living, in other words. And The Rolling Stones embody that. 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? Read More
Kicks in the ankles. Forearms to the throat. Elbows at the head. Illegal screens. Hard shoves. Bloody lips. Puffy eyes. Body bruises. Some even done by “hit men.”
Denver Nuggets coach George Karl thought the reaction to his team’s Game 5 win over the Warriors sounded like a “different movie than I’m watching.” Golden State’s Mark Jackson defended his accusations of dirty play Wednesday, and players on both sides practically promised more physicality. Read More
OAKLAND — The crowd at Oracle Arena on Monday knew they were watching Stephen Curry knock on the door of the record books as he nailed seven 3-pointers on his way to a 35-point night in the Warriors’ win over the San Antonio Spurs. Read More
Oakland native Tammy Brawner was merely 11 years old when a schoolyard punk flung a basketball at her in the form of a taunting challenge.
“I’m like, ‘Hey! What was that about?’” Brawner remembered. “He was pretty much saying, ‘Hey, I wanna beat up on somebody. I wanna win. So come on.’”
Brawner obliged. And held her own.
“I’d love to play him again,” she said. Read More
David Lee had 26 points and nine rebounds, Klay Thompson finished with 19 points and the Warriors brought their surprising road run home with a 103-96 victory over the struggling New Orleans Hornets on Tuesday night.After going 6-1 on the season’s longest road stretch, the Warriors built a 14-point lead in the second quarter and held off the Hornets late. Golden State (17-8) is off to its best start since the 1991-92 season, when the team began 21-8. Read More
Stanford won a school-record seven games last March en route to an NIT championship. The Cardinal is aiming to repeat the feat this year, but in the NCAA Tournament.
Stanford is suffering through the school’s longest NCAA Tournament drought since Mike Montgomery took over the program prior to the 1986-87 season. But with one of the strongest backcourts in the Pac-12 Conference, the Cardinal is poised to make a triumphant return to March Madness. Read More
Bay Area “Bachelor” Ben Flajnik is through with the entire enterprise: No more searching for a wife by taking helicopter rides with air-sick centerfolds, no more awkward cocktail party conversations where a stranger hands you a creepy scrapbook they made of your entire life, and, he says, definitely no “Bachelor Pad” appearance. Oh, and he’s also broken up with jezebel Courtney Robertson, the babe who “won” his season. Read More
Prizefighting — justifiably so — is closely associated with savagery.
But anyone, media type or casual fan, who attempts to attach such a brutish label to Saturday’s super middleweight championship bout between Oakland’s Andre Ward and his challenger Chad Dawson, will have erred.
Both combatants, who are among the best American professional fist fighters active today, favor the careful employment of boxing intellect over the blatant display of violent bravado. Read More