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

Top fixed-gear riders ready to invade Justin Herman Plaza

Debra Clary’s piercing cheers had always been among the loudest when her…

Courtesy photoOpen-water swimmer Jamie Patrick is preparing to try and swim 75 uninterrupted miles across Lake Michigan later this summer.
Matt Slocum/APVictor Espinoza rides California Chrome to a victory during the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race on Saturday.

Derby winner California Chrome heads to Preakness

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Art Sherman has never had a big operation or…

Matt Slocum/APVictor Espinoza rides California Chrome to a victory during the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race on Saturday.
Alexis Terrazas/Special to the S.f. ExaminerFoster City’s Michael Marshall

Pain lifts boxer Michael Marshall in Golden Gloves title run

Michael Marshall — the Foster City 31-year-old who for the last seven…

Alexis Terrazas/Special to the S.f. ExaminerFoster City’s Michael Marshall
David J. Phillip/APVictor Espinoza rides California Chrome to victory during the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs on Saturday.

California Chrome breaks away for Kentucky Derby win

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A horse with a humble pedigree. A couple of…

David J. Phillip/APVictor Espinoza rides California Chrome to victory during the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs on Saturday.
Courtesy photoOpen-water swimmer Jamie Patrick is preparing to try and swim 75 uninterrupted miles across Lake Michigan later this summer.

California Chrome made 5-2 Derby favorite

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — California Chrome was made the early 5-2 favorite for…

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.

Hoppertunity out of Kentucky Derby with sore foot

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Bob Baffert is down to one horse for the…

Courtesy photoOpen-water swimmer Jamie Patrick is preparing to try and swim 75 uninterrupted miles across Lake Michigan later this summer.
AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill

Advertisers back away from NBA's LA Clippers

Advertisers are backing away from the Los Angeles Clippers after racist comments…

AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill
Courtesy photoOpen-water swimmer Jamie Patrick is preparing to try and swim 75 uninterrupted miles across Lake Michigan later this summer.

SF boxer Karim Mayfield hopes to fight at Kezar in June

San Francisco junior welterweight boxer Karim Mayfield is no longer represented by…

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.

Daly City fighter Julaton trades in boxing gloves to tackle MMA

Boxer Kassim Ouma, the reformed child soldier who in escaping his native…

Courtesy photoOpen-water swimmer Jamie Patrick is preparing to try and swim 75 uninterrupted miles across Lake Michigan later this summer.
AP Photo/Elise AmendolaDouble amputee Celeste Corcoran

In show of defiance, 32,000 run Boston Marathon

Some ran to honor the dead and wounded. Others were out to…

AP Photo/Elise AmendolaDouble amputee Celeste Corcoran
AP Photo/Steven SenneIn this Thursday

Boston Marathon makes room for those affected by bombs

"I need to run." The messages started arriving just hours after the…

AP Photo/Steven SenneIn this Thursday
courtesy photoRyan Monaghan

San Mateo cop runs for child with leukemia, fallen officers

The toll the human body pays in the mere attempt of competing…

courtesy photoRyan Monaghan
courtesy photoRalf Nielsen will participate in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.

San Mateo man's first sailing race taking him around the world

Ralf Nielsen had always wanted to sail around the world, he just…

courtesy photoRalf Nielsen will participate in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.
Courtesy photoOpen-water swimmer Jamie Patrick is preparing to try and swim 75 uninterrupted miles across Lake Michigan later this summer.

Boston Marathon organizers confident of safe race

The arrest of a man with a rice cooker in his backpack…

Courtesy photoOpen-water swimmer Jamie Patrick is preparing to try and swim 75 uninterrupted miles across Lake Michigan later this summer.
Tony Avelar/APMichael Phelps swims in the 200-meter individual medley final during the Santa Clara International Grand Prix swim meet Sunday.

Olympic great Michael Phelps ending retirement

Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, lured back into the pool…

Tony Avelar/APMichael Phelps swims in the 200-meter individual medley final during the Santa Clara International Grand Prix swim meet Sunday.
Courtesy photoOpen-water swimmer Jamie Patrick is preparing to try and swim 75 uninterrupted miles across Lake Michigan later this summer.

Ex-49ers running back helps bring Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon to San Francisco

When former 49ers running back Roger Craig retired from football after a…

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.

SF boxer Mayfield puts unbeaten record on the line

Karim Mayfield, on what turned out to be the finest night of…

Courtesy photoOpen-water swimmer Jamie Patrick is preparing to try and swim 75 uninterrupted miles across Lake Michigan later this summer.
AP Photo/Terry RennaCrew members work on Tony Stewart's car during the NASCAR Daytona 500 Sprint Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach

Daytona 500 winless streak goes on for Stewart

Tony Stewart's night ended with more Daytona heartache. Stewart made it 0…

AP Photo/Terry RennaCrew members work on Tony Stewart's car during the NASCAR Daytona 500 Sprint Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach
Alexis Terrazas/Special to The S.F. ExaminerBelmont-based Bruno Escalante enters the ring for the first time since December.

Despite not facing a high-level opponent, boxer Escalante remains focused

Lorenzo Trejo — the 36-year-old Mexican boxing lifer who for 19 years…

Alexis Terrazas/Special to The S.F. ExaminerBelmont-based Bruno Escalante enters the ring for the first time since December.
AP Photo/Jim Mone. fileA Sept. 29

Collins to become 1st openly gay player with Nets

Jason Collins became the NBA's first active openly gay player Sunday, signing…

AP Photo/Jim Mone. fileA Sept. 29