Jay Mariotti

Mark Humphrey/AP file photoAfter winning the MVP award last week

Mariotti: Is this the Last Supper for Warriors?

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The police were positioned for problems, watching warily as…

Mark Humphrey/AP file photoAfter winning the MVP award last week
Mark Humphrey/apStephen Curry did not look like himself in Game 3 against the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday night

Mariotti: With Curry misfiring and Green in daze, Warriors exposed as flawed team

MEMPHIS -- Those Lone Ranger masks? The ones distributed to fans as…

Mark Humphrey/apStephen Curry did not look like himself in Game 3 against the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday night
Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP file photoSports writer Bill Simmons and ESPN will part ways after nearly 15 years of

Mariotti: Let’s hope ESPN’s firing of Simmons ends industry’s fanboy phase

The Internet has perpetrated too much disarray in the world, giving semi-lives…

Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP file photoSports writer Bill Simmons and ESPN will part ways after nearly 15 years of
Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP file photoRookie coach Steve Kerr
Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP file photoRookie coach Steve Kerr
Matt Slocum/AP file photoTom Brady and the Patriots should have their recent Super Bowl title vacated after the deflated-balls scandal in the AFC title game.

Mariotti: For Deflategate, Patriots must vacate

Lance Armstrong deliberately broke the rules and was stripped of his seven…

Matt Slocum/AP file photoTom Brady and the Patriots should have their recent Super Bowl title vacated after the deflated-balls scandal in the AFC title game.
Ben Margot/APBen Margot/AP

Mariotti: After ugly performance in Game 2 loss, Warriors face dilemma in Memphis

OAKLAND — This is what they needed, really, a legitimate kick in…

Ben Margot/APBen Margot/AP
Jeff Chiu/APWarriors star Stephen Curry was named MVP of the NBA on Monday.

Mariotti: An MVP in sports and life

OAKLAND — We'll remember how he paused to cry, too overwhelmed by…

Jeff Chiu/APWarriors star Stephen Curry was named MVP of the NBA on Monday.
Marcio Jose Sanchez/APWarriors guard Stephen Curry will be named NBA MVP on Monday

Mariotti: As Curry wins MVP, path to title becoming clearer for Warriors

OAKLAND — He almost didn't want to hear the news, concerned even…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/APWarriors guard Stephen Curry will be named NBA MVP on Monday
John Locher/APFloyd Mayweather stayed undefeated Saturday

Mariotti: Reviled and still the champ

LAS VEGAS — By the 11th round, all the manic energy had…

John Locher/APFloyd Mayweather stayed undefeated Saturday
John Locher/APFloyd Mayweather Jr.

Mariotti: In goodwill game, smiling Pacquiao KOs fiendish Mayweather

LAS VEGAS — The human instinct isn’t merely to root for Manny…

John Locher/APFloyd Mayweather Jr.
Brynn Anderson/2014 AP file photoAmari Cooper

Mariotti: Choosing sizzle over sacks, Raiders wisely draft game-breaking WR

They're dreaming of a flame honoring Al Davis, in a stadium with…

Brynn Anderson/2014 AP file photoAmari Cooper
John Locher/APSaturday’s long-awaited fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Mariotti: Hype trumps common sense in Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

Here in the 21st century, we are supposed to embrace what is…

John Locher/APSaturday’s long-awaited fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Charlie Riedel/APMasters winner Jordan Spieth

Mariotti: Few miss Woods as golf prepares for rivalry of young titans

Life is just one big, rollicking joystick right now for Rory McIlroy,…

Charlie Riedel/APMasters winner Jordan Spieth
Mark Von Holden/Invision via AP file photoFormer Olympian Bruce Jenner

Mariotti: Jenner's biggest gold standard

You'd have to be a sad, wretched person to exploit a gender…

Mark Von Holden/Invision via AP file photoFormer Olympian Bruce Jenner
Gerald Herbert/APKlay Thompson has more to celebrate than a 3-pointer in Saturday’s Game 4 win over New Orleans

Mariotti: Warriors quieting all worriers

The operative word remains restraint, as in chillax, as in Curry. Before…

Gerald Herbert/APKlay Thompson has more to celebrate than a 3-pointer in Saturday’s Game 4 win over New Orleans
Gerald Herbert/APGolden State's Stephen Curry celebrates after hitting a 3-pointer during the Warriors' 109-98 win in Game 4 against the New Orleans Pelicans Saturday.

Mariotti: With another Curry showcase, Warriors oust Pelicans in four games

NEW ORLEANS — Ad infinitum, the Most Valuable Player of this NBA…

Gerald Herbert/APGolden State's Stephen Curry celebrates after hitting a 3-pointer during the Warriors' 109-98 win in Game 4 against the New Orleans Pelicans Saturday.
Gerald Herbert/APWarriors guard Steph Curry may have defied the odds with his game-tying 3-pointer at the end of regulation in Game 3 against the Pelicans

Mariotti: Curry's epic shot masks Warriors' inconsistent play

New Orleans — Eight times, nine times, maybe 10, Stephen Curry kept…

Gerald Herbert/APWarriors guard Steph Curry may have defied the odds with his game-tying 3-pointer at the end of regulation in Game 3 against the Pelicans
Chris Carlson/2014 AP file photoBarry Bonds

Mariotti: Bonds still a bum, belongs nowhere near Hall

So now we can expect the Incredible Shrinking Barry Bonds to hit…

Chris Carlson/2014 AP file photoBarry Bonds
Ben Margot/APGiants left-hander Madison Bumgarner

Mariotti: The right kind of history

The same path Barry Bonds took all those tainted, tawdry years —…

Ben Margot/APGiants left-hander Madison Bumgarner
Marcio Jose Sanchez/APGiants pitcher Tim Lincecum

A Freak occurrence: Lincecum's energy, Maxwell's dramatics drive Giants to victory

The man has pinot noir in a bin and cholesterol medicine on…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/APGiants pitcher Tim Lincecum