SAN JOSE — He thought he had done enough, and so did the 13,500 backers who vehemently booed the final verdict.
Gilbert Melendez, the adopted San Franciscan whose long awaited shot at Benson Henderson’s UFC lightweight championship was self admittedly the culmination of an 11-year career, lost Saturday night.
But not by much. Read More
BERKELEY — An upset loss to Utah cost the Cal men’s basketball team a higher seed in March Madness, but the Bears caught a break by snagging a game in their own backyard.
After back-to-back losses, Cal (20-11) landed a No. 12 seed in the East region of the NCAA Tournament. Despite the setback, the team received the good fortune of playing in front of its home crowd in a rematch against fifth-seeded UNLV (25-9) at HP Pavilion in San Jose on Thursday. Read More
The Sharks continue their quest for their first victory in February today as their six-game road trip lands them in St. Louis to face the Blues.
San Jose won all seven of its games in January, but has yet to emerge victorious this month, going 0-4-3. The Sharks fell to 0-2-1 on their trek away from HP Pavilion on Friday, when they dropped a 4-1 decision to the league-leading Chicago Blackhawks. Read More
SAN JOSE — Third-seeded Sam Querrey beat Lleyton Hewitt 7-6 (6), 1-6, 7-6 (4) on Thursday to reach the SAP Open quarterfinals. Hewitt, the former top-ranked player in the world, double-faulted twice in the third-set tiebreaker, including match point. The Australian has 28 career titles, and beat Querrey in two previous meetings. Read More
When the lights went down at San Jose’s HP Pavilion Thursday, the roar was deafening. Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way Ball,” the 26-year-old pop star’s third concert tour, was about to debut in the Bay, and her fans, the Little Monsters,” were ready. Read More
The NHL canceled games through Dec. 30, but action-starved Sharks fans will get a chance to see some hockey next week when the San Francisco Bulls roll into HP Pavilion in San Jose.
The Bulls and Stockton Thunder will face off at the Shark Tank on Monday, giving the ECHL’s newest franchise a chance to gain some exposure while Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau and Logan Couture are sidelined by the NHL lockout. Read More
Alex Buscaglia built a makeshift gymnasium in his parents’ unfinished basement as a child in Illinois. He’d stack up boxes and then do flips off them; sometimes, he’d wrap himself in a body cushion and summersault down the stairs. Eventually, when Buscaglia was 8 years old, his mother signed him up for gymnastics classes.
Now, the Stanford graduate is one of 15 gymnasts who will compete for five spots on the U.S. Olympic team at HP Pavilion in San Jose starting today. Read More
Pledging violence upon a respected man might be a difficult concept for some to grasp.But 10 combined rounds of malicious caged mayhem can make such a notion an easy one to comprehend. Read More
Mission accomplished, Bruce.
At the outset of his "Wrecking Ball" 2012 tour stop at San Jose’s HP Pavilion Tuesday, Bruce Springsteen told the capacity crowd, "We're here to manifest the joyous power of rock 'n' roll and shoot it straight to your heart. We're here to take you to higher ground."
Three hours and 20 minutes later, the job was done.
Springsteen, 62, remains a powerhouse and phenomenon bursting with mind-blowing spirit and stamina. Read More
UFC 139 marks the first time the UFC will host an event in the mixed martial arts hotbed of San Jose and is highlighted by the long-awaited match between Mauricio "Shogun" Rua and Dan Henderson on Saturday.
Henderson and Rua both won titles in Japan-based Pride Fighting, but never faced each other. It’s a match both the fighters and fans have waited years to see. Read More