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San Jose State AthleticsSequoia High School product Archie Milton

Ex-boxing Spartan set for sports HOF

Many may not remember, but once upon a time, the finest heavyweight…

San Jose State AthleticsSequoia High School product Archie Milton
Juan Pardo/Special to The S.F. ExaminerSarah Haskins takes off for the running portion of the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon on Sunday.

In first Escape triathlon, Haskins takes home women’s title

Sarah Haskins had never competed in an Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon before…

Juan Pardo/Special to The S.F. ExaminerSarah Haskins takes off for the running portion of the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon on Sunday.
Juan Pardo/Special to The S.F. ExaminerAndy Potts celebrates after winning the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon on Sunday.

Potts reclaims his spot atop Escape from Alcatraz podium

For Andy Potts, this year’s Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon was a huge…

Juan Pardo/Special to The S.F. ExaminerAndy Potts celebrates after winning the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon on Sunday.
Elaine Thompson/AP file photoThen-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer agrees to buy Clippers for $2 billion

LOS ANGELES -- Shelly Sterling reached an agreement Thursday night to sell the Los…

Elaine Thompson/AP file photoThen-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer
Courtesy photoOpen-water swimmer Jamie Patrick is preparing to try and swim 75 uninterrupted miles across Lake Michigan later this summer.

After five-year break from Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon, Williams seeks new record

Nelda Williams of San Francisco has held the course record for the…

Courtesy photoOpen-water swimmer Jamie Patrick is preparing to try and swim 75 uninterrupted miles across Lake Michigan later this summer.
Jason DeCrow/APNBA Commissioner Adam Silver

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban apologizes to Trayvon Martin family

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban apologized Thursday to Trayvon Martin's family over his choice of…

Jason DeCrow/APNBA Commissioner Adam Silver
AP Photo/Patrick SemanskyAssistant trainer Alan Sherman rubs Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome's nose during a walk at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore

California Chrome cleared to wear nasal strip

California Chrome beat out an idiosyncratic racing rule — by a nose.…

AP Photo/Patrick SemanskyAssistant trainer Alan Sherman rubs Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome's nose during a walk at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore
AP Photo/Jay LaPrete

Donovan confident, but not assured, of 4th World Cup

His hairline has receded during 15 years in the spotlight, seeming to…

AP Photo/Jay LaPrete
Reed Saxon/APGreat Britain’s Bradley Wiggins was the overall winner of the the Tour of California.

Bradley Wiggins wins Tour of California

THOUSAND OAKS — Bradley Wiggins of Britain won the Tour of California…

Reed Saxon/APGreat Britain’s Bradley Wiggins was the overall winner of the the Tour of California.
eric sun/special to the S.f. examinerDiane Johnson was the first female finisher of Bay to Breakers this year.

Diane Johnson wins second Bay to Breakers race in a row

Just weeks removed from a 12th-place finish at the London Marathon, American…

eric sun/special to the S.f. examinerDiane Johnson was the first female finisher of Bay to Breakers this year.
Eric Sun/special to The S.F. ExaminerGeoffrey Kenisi was the first male to complete the Bay to Breakers race.

Geoffrey Kenisi, male winner of Bay to Breakers, happy with victory

A metal arch hanging above the crest of Hayes Street Hill became…

Eric Sun/special to The S.F. ExaminerGeoffrey Kenisi was the first male to complete the Bay to Breakers race.

Herschel Cobb to share stories of famous baseball-playing grandfather

When asked by his only daughter, Madelyn, for some tender tales from…

Matt Slocum/APCalifornia Chrome’s Triple Crown bid might be abandoned if New York officials do not allow the colt to wear a nasal strip in the Belmont Stakes.

Nasal strip could clog Chrome’s Triple Crown bid

BALTIMORE — California Chrome might abandon his Triple Crown bid if New…

Matt Slocum/APCalifornia Chrome’s Triple Crown bid might be abandoned if New York officials do not allow the colt to wear a nasal strip in the Belmont Stakes.
COURTESY DAVID CRUZDiane Johnson

Elite take race seriously, mostly

Bay to Breakers might be best known for the colorful costumes and…

COURTESY DAVID CRUZDiane Johnson
Courtesy photoOpen-water swimmer Jamie Patrick is preparing to try and swim 75 uninterrupted miles across Lake Michigan later this summer.

Phinney wins fifth stage of Tour of California

SANTA BARBARA — American Taylor Phinney raced to a 12-second victory Thursday…

Courtesy photoOpen-water swimmer Jamie Patrick is preparing to try and swim 75 uninterrupted miles across Lake Michigan later this summer.
Courtesy photoOpen-water swimmer Jamie Patrick is preparing to try and swim 75 uninterrupted miles across Lake Michigan later this summer.

Dennis wins Stage 3 of Tour of California, gains ground on Wiggins

CLAYTON -- Rohan Dennis of Australia bolted to the front within the…

Courtesy photoOpen-water swimmer Jamie Patrick is preparing to try and swim 75 uninterrupted miles across Lake Michigan later this summer.
David Middlecamp/San Luis Obispo Tribune via APRiders in a breakaway group in the Tour of California travel south near Piedras Blancas Lighthouse on Highway 1 during the fourth stage.

Routley wins stage 4 in Tour of California, Wiggins still in overall lead

CAMBRIA -- Will Routley of Canada surprised the favored sprinters by winning…

David Middlecamp/San Luis Obispo Tribune via APRiders in a breakaway group in the Tour of California travel south near Piedras Blancas Lighthouse on Highway 1 during the fourth stage.
Courtesy photoOpen-water swimmer Jamie Patrick is preparing to try and swim 75 uninterrupted miles across Lake Michigan later this summer.

Wiggins powers into Tour of California lead

FOLSOM -- Bradley Wiggins of Britain, the 2012 Tour de France winner…

Courtesy photoOpen-water swimmer Jamie Patrick is preparing to try and swim 75 uninterrupted miles across Lake Michigan later this summer.
Courtesy photoOpen-water swimmer Jamie Patrick is preparing to try and swim 75 uninterrupted miles across Lake Michigan later this summer.

Cavendish wins first stage of Tour of California

SACRAMENTO — Mark Cavendish surged ahead of John Degenkolb in a thrilling…

Courtesy photoOpen-water swimmer Jamie Patrick is preparing to try and swim 75 uninterrupted miles across Lake Michigan later this summer.
(AP file photo)Former A's Manager Tony La Russa is one of five inductees this year into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame

Lurie: Hall is ‘a great thrill’

It wasn't always fun to be a Giants fan. Especially in 1976.…

(AP file photo)Former A's Manager Tony La Russa is one of five inductees this year into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame