Former Raiders wide receiver Tim Brown said in a recent radio interview that much of the blame for the Raiders’ 48-21 loss to Tampa Bay in Super Bowl XXXVII in 2003, following the 2002 season, should go to coach Bill Callahan, suggesting some of Callahan’s decisions in the days leading up to the game seemed like sabotoge. Read More
Tiger Woods could not wish for a better place to launch his 2013 PGA Tour campaign than at the Torrey Pines Golf Club for this week’s Farmers Insurance Open, where he will be bidding for a record seventh win.
The picturesque venue that hugs the bluffs above the Pacific Ocean is one of his favorite hunting grounds and was the scene of his remarkable playoff win at the 2008 U.S. Open. Read More
The team of the 1980s is back, at last.
The 49ers, one of the great franchises of the NFL, will finally return to the Super Bowl in search of a record-tying sixth Lombardi Trophy when they face the Baltimore Ravens on Feb. 3 in New Orleans.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have the most Super Bowl wins, with six triumphs in eight appearances, and the Dallas Cowboys have five wins in eight, but the Niners are the only team to have appeared in multiple Super Bowls and won each of them. Read More
Oh, how things can change so quickly in the NBA. A week ago, the Warriors were riding high after routing the Pacific Division-leading Los Angeles Clippers.
Just days later, the Clippers returned the favor in a 115-89 throttling, sending Golden State to its worst loss of the campaign.
The Warriors haven’t lost back-to-back games all season and attempt to avoid a second straight loss when they host the Memphis Grizzlies today. Read More
San Francisco 49ers’ director of player personnel Tom Gamble has emerged as the top candidate for the New York Jets’ general manager job, ESPN reported Sunday.Gamble interviewed for the job on Saturday.The job opened up when the Jets fired Mike Tannenbaum last week.Gamble reportedly declined a second interview with the Jacksonville Jaguars so he could concentrate on the Jets’ job. Read More
The Warriors have earned themselves a place among the Western Conference elite based on their offense, particularly David Lee and Stephen Curry. Improving their defense could determine how far they go this spring.
The Warriors will be looking to hold their second straight opponent under 90 points when they host the Philadelphia 76ers today. The 76ers snapped a six-game road losing streak at Memphis on Wednesday. Read More
Robert Thurman scored a season-high 14 points off the bench and Cal snapped its three-game losing streak with an impressive 68-59 win over visiting UC Santa Barbara.
Allen Crabbe had 12 points on 4-of-12 shooting for Cal (7-3), which led 32-22 at halftime and extended its lead to 20 when freshman Tyrone Wallace hit a 3-pointer with 11:30 remaining.
Kyle Boswell led UC Santa Barbara (4-6) with 12 points, on four 3-pointers. Taran Brown and Nate Garth added 11 points apiece for the Gauchos, who shot 29.6 percent in the first half and 33.3 percent overall. Read More
The Green Bay Packers beat the Chicago Bears 21-13 on Sunday to secure a place in the playoffs, while the Atlanta Falcons showed they will be a force to be reckoned with in the postseason by smashing the New York Giants 34-0.
The Giants’ first shutout since 1996 blew the race for the top spot in the NFC East wide open, with the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys joining New York in a three-way tie at 8-6. Read More
The Warriors have had no problems so far on their seven-game road trip, but things will get a little more difficult at the next stop.
Golden State will put its four-game winning streak on the line when it visits the defending champion Miami Heat today. The Heat have taken back-to-back games and are 10-1 at home while leading the Eastern Conference in scoring.
Golden State’s duo of Stephen Curry and David Lee continues to power the team forward. The two combined for 52 points in Monday’s win at Charlotte and have each gone over 20 in all four games of the road trip. Read More
Left-hander Jeremy Affeldt, a key member of the bullpen that helped lead the Giants to their second World Series championship in three years, reportedly will remain with the team.
According to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman, the free agent agreed to a three-year deal that likely would pay him more than $18 million. Heyman wrote that the deal wasn’t finalized pending a physical. The report indicated that the St. Louis Cardinals also made a play for the 33-year-old veteran. Read More
Coming into the season, Allen Crabbe and Justin Cobbs were expected to carry the offensive load for the Cal men’s basketball team.
And if the season opening win against Cal State Bakersfield last week is a sign of things to come, the duo is right on track.
Crabbe scored 27 points and Cobbs had 22 in the 78-65 opening victory Sunday.
“We just feed off each other, try to get each other involved,” Cobbs said of playing with Crabbe. “I’m excited to play with this man Allen Crabbe.” Read More
Kevin Hogan’s performance against Colorado was impressive and encouraging, but what he does in Saturday’s game against Oregon State at Stanford Stadium will be far more indicative of his current capabilities and much more significant for No. 13 Stanford.
It’s one thing to lead scoring drives on your first six possessions (including five for touchdowns) while going 18-for-23 against a Colorado team that is 1-8.
In that game, there was very little pressure on Hogan, who entered the game on the third series with very little expected of him. Read More
Even before Cal quarterback Zach Maynard was injured in the Bears’ loss to Washington last week, there was little reason to believe Cal could beat No. 2 Oregon, even though the game Saturday will be played in Berkeley.
Now that Maynard won’t play against the Ducks, the Bears’ chances decrease even further. With Maynard nursing a knee injury, Cal’s quarterback will be Allan Bridgford, who has completed just 4-of-16 passes this season and has given no indication he’s capable of moving the Cal offense. Read More
The sense of desperation that had provided the only remaining emotional boost for Cal disappeared on Friday when the Golden Bears lost to Washington 21-13 in a disheartening and mistake-filled home game in front of a national television audience.
At 3-7, the Bears are left with no tangible motivation, other than to avoid an utter collapse, and they probably will be without their best player and their starting quarterback to finish up the season. Read More
Stanford found an offense and a quarterback in its 48-0 road victory against Colorado on Saturday, and the discovery of the latter is the chief reason the No. 16 Cardinal finally demonstrated an ability to move the ball and score points.
Redshirt freshman Kevin Hogan entered the game on Stanford’s third possession, taking over an offense that had done virtually nothing in three previous road games or in the previous week’s game against Washington State or in the first two possessions against the Buffaloes with starter Josh Nunes at quarterback. Read More