Dylan Kruse

Brian Bahr/2013 Getty Images file photoVernon Davis (85) and the 49ers seemed destined to meet the NFC West rival Seahawks in the playoffs at some point.

Dream playoff matchup between 49ers-Seahawks was inevitable

After 16 regular-season games, two weeks of playoffs and endless debate in…

 

Ben Margot/APCenter Andrew Bogut (12) is one of the biggest keys to the Warriors success this year

After last season’s playoff run, Warriors facing heightened expectations

As the Warriors prepare to tip off the 2013-14 season Wednesday, there…

 

Brian Bahr/2013 Getty Images file photoVernon Davis (85) and the 49ers seemed destined to meet the NFC West rival Seahawks in the playoffs at some point.

Upcoming stretch will unveil 49ers’ true colors

With more than one-third of the NFL season in the rear-view mirror,…

 

Brian Bahr/2013 Getty Images file photoVernon Davis (85) and the 49ers seemed destined to meet the NFC West rival Seahawks in the playoffs at some point.

Niners need to re-establish physical brand of football

Well, this clearly is not the start to the season the 49ers…

Brian Bahr/2013 Getty Images file photoVernon Davis (85) and the 49ers seemed destined to meet the NFC West rival Seahawks in the playoffs at some point.
Andy Lyons/Getty ImagesThe Raiders may have lost Sunday

Pryor’s performance gives Raiders glimmer of hope moving forward

While on the surface Sunday's loss to the Indianapolis Colts was the…

Andy Lyons/Getty ImagesThe Raiders may have lost Sunday
Brian Bahr/2013 Getty Images file photoVernon Davis (85) and the 49ers seemed destined to meet the NFC West rival Seahawks in the playoffs at some point.

A's Bartolo Colon presents interesting dilemma for Cy Young voters

As the dust begins to settle on the suspensions from Major League…

Brian Bahr/2013 Getty Images file photoVernon Davis (85) and the 49ers seemed destined to meet the NFC West rival Seahawks in the playoffs at some point.
Brian Bahr/2013 Getty Images file photoVernon Davis (85) and the 49ers seemed destined to meet the NFC West rival Seahawks in the playoffs at some point.

Innocent players are real losers in Braun suspension

Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun became the latest high-profile baseball player to…

Brian Bahr/2013 Getty Images file photoVernon Davis (85) and the 49ers seemed destined to meet the NFC West rival Seahawks in the playoffs at some point.
Brian Bahr/2013 Getty Images file photoVernon Davis (85) and the 49ers seemed destined to meet the NFC West rival Seahawks in the playoffs at some point.

Quietly, A's have shown a World Series pedigree

Though the All-Star Game isn't for another two weeks, the marathon that…

Brian Bahr/2013 Getty Images file photoVernon Davis (85) and the 49ers seemed destined to meet the NFC West rival Seahawks in the playoffs at some point.
Brian Bahr/2013 Getty Images file photoVernon Davis (85) and the 49ers seemed destined to meet the NFC West rival Seahawks in the playoffs at some point.

Tiger needs win at Open in a major way

As the U.S. Open is scheduled to tee off Thursday, this week…

Brian Bahr/2013 Getty Images file photoVernon Davis (85) and the 49ers seemed destined to meet the NFC West rival Seahawks in the playoffs at some point.
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Bay Area sports scene on a roll and showing no signs of slowing down

With the Sharks’ gut-wrenching Game 7 loss Tuesday, the Bay Area sports…

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Associated PressGolden State Warriors' Stephen Curry reacts during the second half of Game 1 of a Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs

Don’t count the Warriors out just yet

Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals between the Warriors and San…

Associated PressGolden State Warriors' Stephen Curry reacts during the second half of Game 1 of a Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs
marcio jose sanchez/apBrandon Moss of the Oakland A's after his walk-off 19th-inning home run.

New season, same old magic for A’s

Only in Oakland. Could there have been any other site for Monday’s…

marcio jose sanchez/apBrandon Moss of the Oakland A's after his walk-off 19th-inning home run.
Getty Images File PhotoThe 49ers will face-off against Alex Smith and the Kansas City Chiefs in the second week of preseason.

49ers will face off against Alex Smith, Kansas City Chiefs in preseason

The 49ers won’t have to wait long to get a glimpse at…

Getty Images File PhotoThe 49ers will face-off against Alex Smith and the Kansas City Chiefs in the second week of preseason.
AP File PhotoWas the 2012 season just a blip on the radar for Tim Lincecum or will this season be like the last?

Tim Lincecum a giant question entering first start of year

The hoopla surrounding Opening Day is unparalleled and the electricity pulsating from…

AP File PhotoWas the 2012 season just a blip on the radar for Tim Lincecum or will this season be like the last?
David Cannon/Getty ImagesTiger Woods measures his success by winning major tournaments

When it comes to Tiger Woods, it’s majors or bust

Tiger Woods won for the third time this season Monday when he…

David Cannon/Getty ImagesTiger Woods measures his success by winning major tournaments
Matt Zheng/Special to The S.F. ExaminerRiordan and junior guard Jiday Ugbaja are NorCal's No. 2 seed in the state playoffs.

Eleven S.F. high schools part of state basketball tournament

Eleven San Francisco high schools are part of the Northern California bracket…

Matt Zheng/Special to The S.F. ExaminerRiordan and junior guard Jiday Ugbaja are NorCal's No. 2 seed in the state playoffs.
Getty Images File PhotoAndrew Bogut has suffered multiple injuries this season

Eventually, Warriors will need a healthy and productive Andrew Bogut

Another week, another Andrew Bogut injury. It seems to be a broken…

Getty Images File PhotoAndrew Bogut has suffered multiple injuries this season
Getty Images File PhotoDespite being boo-ed as much as cheered while playing on the Giants

Giants would be wise to consider Barry Zito beyond 2013

For years, this was the season frustrated Giants fans had counted down…

Getty Images File PhotoDespite being boo-ed as much as cheered while playing on the Giants
Matt Stroshane/Getty ImagesJoe Flacco celebrates with Mickey Mouse at Disney World just hours after the Ravens beat the 49ers in the Super Bowl.

Baltimore Ravens soaking up Super Bowl glory

NEW ORLEANS — Groggy and functioning on an hour and a half…

Matt Stroshane/Getty ImagesJoe Flacco celebrates with Mickey Mouse at Disney World just hours after the Ravens beat the 49ers in the Super Bowl.
Marcio Jose Sanchez/APA power failure in the Superdome in the second half of Super Bowl XLVII lasted over 30 minutes.

Blackout at Superdome adds to Super Bowl wild night

By Dylan KruseS.F. Examiner Staff WriterNEW ORLEANS — A city and stage…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/APA power failure in the Superdome in the second half of Super Bowl XLVII lasted over 30 minutes.