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Jeff Chiu/APGiants left-hander Madison Bumgarner is a big reason the Giants have the best record in baseball.

Harbaugh and 49ers can still be winning combination

The speculative stories about Jim Harbaugh being “traded” to the Cleveland Browns…

Jeff Chiu/APGiants left-hander Madison Bumgarner is a big reason the Giants have the best record in baseball.
Jeff Chiu/APGiants left-hander Madison Bumgarner is a big reason the Giants have the best record in baseball.

49ers would be ideal fit for Jonathan Martin or Michael Sam

The ugliness behind the public relations façade of the NFL has been…

Jeff Chiu/APGiants left-hander Madison Bumgarner is a big reason the Giants have the best record in baseball.
Jeff Chiu/APGiants left-hander Madison Bumgarner is a big reason the Giants have the best record in baseball.

Former A’s manager La Russa was a baseball trailblazer

As the A’s manager, Tony La Russa revolutionized baseball. For that and…

Jeff Chiu/APGiants left-hander Madison Bumgarner is a big reason the Giants have the best record in baseball.
Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP file photoColin Kaepernick

49ers should wait before extending Colin Kaepernick’s contract

The 49ers have a decision to make: Whether to extend Colin Kaepernick’s…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP file photoColin Kaepernick
Jeff Chiu/APGiants left-hander Madison Bumgarner is a big reason the Giants have the best record in baseball.

Player safety hardly at the top of NFL’s priorities

Even as the NFL reaches all-time highs in popularity and revenue, the…

Jeff Chiu/APGiants left-hander Madison Bumgarner is a big reason the Giants have the best record in baseball.
Jeff Chiu/APGiants left-hander Madison Bumgarner is a big reason the Giants have the best record in baseball.

49ers’ future depends on Kaepernick’s development

After Sunday’s crushing loss to the Seattle Seahawks, the question remains whether…

Jeff Chiu/APGiants left-hander Madison Bumgarner is a big reason the Giants have the best record in baseball.
Jeff Chiu/APGiants left-hander Madison Bumgarner is a big reason the Giants have the best record in baseball.

NFC Championship will be decided by defenses

In Seattle on Sunday, the emphasis won’t be on the quarterbacks. It…

Jeff Chiu/APGiants left-hander Madison Bumgarner is a big reason the Giants have the best record in baseball.
Jeff Chiu/APGiants left-hander Madison Bumgarner is a big reason the Giants have the best record in baseball.

Niners’ late-game magic could run out in Carolina

The way the 49ers have either pulled out wins or saved leads…

Jeff Chiu/APGiants left-hander Madison Bumgarner is a big reason the Giants have the best record in baseball.
Jeff Chiu/APGiants left-hander Madison Bumgarner is a big reason the Giants have the best record in baseball.

49ers’ inconsistency could come back to haunt them

As the 49ers head to Green Bay for their NFC wild-card game,…

Jeff Chiu/APGiants left-hander Madison Bumgarner is a big reason the Giants have the best record in baseball.
Jeff Chiu/APGiants left-hander Madison Bumgarner is a big reason the Giants have the best record in baseball.

Kaepernick needs to learn more control for Niners

Colin Kaepernick had one of the most spectacular days of his season…

Jeff Chiu/APGiants left-hander Madison Bumgarner is a big reason the Giants have the best record in baseball.
Thearon W. Henderson/Getty ImagesQuarterback Colin Kaepernick led the Niners to a big win Sunday

Kaepernick will have to do more for 49ers in playoffs

The 49ers can no longer disguise the obvious: Quarterback Colin Kaepernick is…

Thearon W. Henderson/Getty ImagesQuarterback Colin Kaepernick led the Niners to a big win Sunday
Jeff Chiu/APGiants left-hander Madison Bumgarner is a big reason the Giants have the best record in baseball.

Terrelle Pryor still Raiders’ best long-term QB option

No NFL team rises to the top without the right quarterback, so…

Jeff Chiu/APGiants left-hander Madison Bumgarner is a big reason the Giants have the best record in baseball.
Jeff Chiu/APGiants left-hander Madison Bumgarner is a big reason the Giants have the best record in baseball.

49ers still need to prove they can beat top teams

The 49ers predictably crushed another weak team Monday night and now it’s…

Jeff Chiu/APGiants left-hander Madison Bumgarner is a big reason the Giants have the best record in baseball.
Patrick Breen/The Arizona Republic via APArizona State's Eric Jacobsen fights for a loose ball with Stanford's Chasson Randle

Big Game rivalry much more tame than other rivalries

Stanford is an overwhelming favorite for the 116th Big Game, to be…

Patrick Breen/The Arizona Republic via APArizona State's Eric Jacobsen fights for a loose ball with Stanford's Chasson Randle
Jeff Chiu/APGiants left-hander Madison Bumgarner is a big reason the Giants have the best record in baseball.

Decision to go with Kaepernick over Smith coming back to haunt 49ers

Jim Harbaugh picked the wrong quarterback last year and that decision is…

Jeff Chiu/APGiants left-hander Madison Bumgarner is a big reason the Giants have the best record in baseball.
Jed Jacobsohn/2009 Getty Images file photoA’s owner Lew Wolff continues to seek a viable stadium site for the team while it plays in the Coliseum.

New stadium is only solution to A’s quagmire

An idea so ludicrous it was laughable was “reported” last week by…

Jed Jacobsohn/2009 Getty Images file photoA’s owner Lew Wolff continues to seek a viable stadium site for the team while it plays in the Coliseum.
courtesy RenderingThe cost of the fixing Piers 30-32 for Warriors’ planned arena has increased from $100 million to an expected $170 million. The City will be on the hook for reimbursing the team.

Warriors’ waterfront arena being built on egos

The cost of rebuilding Piers 30-32 for the Warriors’ grand project is…

courtesy RenderingThe cost of the fixing Piers 30-32 for Warriors’ planned arena has increased from $100 million to an expected $170 million. The City will be on the hook for reimbursing the team.
John Rieger/USA TODAY SportsWhile it's been a frustrating year and a half for Raiders coach Dennis Allen

Despite record, Raiders are showing signs of growth

The Raiders still have a chance to turn their season around, but…

John Rieger/USA TODAY SportsWhile it's been a frustrating year and a half for Raiders coach Dennis Allen
Jeff Chiu/APGiants left-hander Madison Bumgarner is a big reason the Giants have the best record in baseball.

A’s quickly running out of stadium options

Now that a federal district judge has dismissed San Jose’s suit against…

Jeff Chiu/APGiants left-hander Madison Bumgarner is a big reason the Giants have the best record in baseball.
Jeff Chiu/APGiants left-hander Madison Bumgarner is a big reason the Giants have the best record in baseball.

Pryor, Kaepernick heading in opposite directions

The Bay Area’s two NFL quarterbacks, Terrelle Pryor with the Raiders and…

Jeff Chiu/APGiants left-hander Madison Bumgarner is a big reason the Giants have the best record in baseball.