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carry edmondson/usa today sportsMichael Crabtree caught two passes for 68 yards in his season debut Sunday.

Crabtree passes first test, but bigger challenge awaits

How much better is the 49ers’ offense when Michael Crabtree is on…

 

Paul Sakuma/APWarriors general manager Bob Myers has been on the job for only a year and a half

Myers has quickly put his stamp on Warriors

OAKLAND -- Bob Myers is a little too sharp for his college…

 

carry edmondson/usa today sportsMichael Crabtree caught two passes for 68 yards in his season debut Sunday.

Can Crabtree’s return elevate the entire 49ers offense?

The heart grows fonder with distance in love and in sports, too.…

 

Bob Stanton/USA TODAY Sports file photoCal’s football team just finished up a 1-11 season and the school’s academic performance has slipped of late under the guidance of athletic director Sandy Barbour.

Cal’s athletic department needs a change at the top

In the wake of a 1-11 season, it's natural for Cal alumni…

Bob Stanton/USA TODAY Sports file photoCal’s football team just finished up a 1-11 season and the school’s academic performance has slipped of late under the guidance of athletic director Sandy Barbour.
carry edmondson/usa today sportsMichael Crabtree caught two passes for 68 yards in his season debut Sunday.

Cal coach Dykes looks to Stanford as example of how to turn program around

In his TEDx Talk last summer, Stanford football coach David Shaw could…

carry edmondson/usa today sportsMichael Crabtree caught two passes for 68 yards in his season debut Sunday.
carry edmondson/usa today sportsMichael Crabtree caught two passes for 68 yards in his season debut Sunday.

Warriors need more from bench to compete with top-tier teams

Mark Jackson criticized his bench after the Warriors’ near-perfect win over the…

carry edmondson/usa today sportsMichael Crabtree caught two passes for 68 yards in his season debut Sunday.
AP Photo/Ben MargotSan Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) runs from Carolina Panthers outside linebacker Thomas Davis (58) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in San Francisco

49ers’ Colin Kaepernick has yet to play like an elite quarterback

The world must feel heavy to Colin Kaepernick right now. Two months…

AP Photo/Ben MargotSan Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) runs from Carolina Panthers outside linebacker Thomas Davis (58) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in San Francisco
carry edmondson/usa today sportsMichael Crabtree caught two passes for 68 yards in his season debut Sunday.

Giants should try to deal Panda

With Tim Lincecum and Hunter Pence under contract, the Giants’ next conundrum…

carry edmondson/usa today sportsMichael Crabtree caught two passes for 68 yards in his season debut Sunday.
Bob Martin/USA TODAY SportsThe ability to consistently establish Frank Gore and the running game is a big reason

Niners are right where they need to be at midway point

After five straight wins, it's clear the 49ers are still legitimate Super…

Bob Martin/USA TODAY SportsThe ability to consistently establish Frank Gore and the running game is a big reason
Mark Zaleski/apThe first ‘Kaepernicking’ in quite some time occurred Sunday when Niners QB Colin Kaepernick broke off a 20-yard touchdown run.

Kaepernick puts it all together against Titans

With revenge on his mind, Colin Kaepernick put together his most complete…

Mark Zaleski/apThe first ‘Kaepernicking’ in quite some time occurred Sunday when Niners QB Colin Kaepernick broke off a 20-yard touchdown run.
carry edmondson/usa today sportsMichael Crabtree caught two passes for 68 yards in his season debut Sunday.

Sharks appear built to last this season

After six games, the Sharks are right where they were at this…

carry edmondson/usa today sportsMichael Crabtree caught two passes for 68 yards in his season debut Sunday.
John Froschauer/apIf 49ers defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey is out for any extended period of time

Mounting injuries a cause for concern on 49ers’ defensive line

With back-to-back division wins, the 49ers appear to be regaining their identity.…

John Froschauer/apIf 49ers defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey is out for any extended period of time
carry edmondson/usa today sportsMichael Crabtree caught two passes for 68 yards in his season debut Sunday.

A’s must find a way to finally solve Verlander

The expression “catching lightning in a bottle” is used to describe rare,…

carry edmondson/usa today sportsMichael Crabtree caught two passes for 68 yards in his season debut Sunday.
Jay LaPrete/APThe Sharks’ Joe Pavelski

Quirky schedule could ultimately determine Sharks’ fate

It’s Groundhog Day in the South Bay as the Sharks get set…

Jay LaPrete/APThe Sharks’ Joe Pavelski
AP Photo/John FroschauerOakland Athletics starting pitcher Jarrod Parker works against the Seattle Mariners during a baseball game in Seattle on Saturday

Jarrod Parker’s best needed for A’s to make a deep run

So you share Mark Twain’s supposed sentiments about summers in The City…

AP Photo/John FroschauerOakland Athletics starting pitcher Jarrod Parker works against the Seattle Mariners during a baseball game in Seattle on Saturday
carry edmondson/usa today sportsMichael Crabtree caught two passes for 68 yards in his season debut Sunday.

At last, America's Cup has its shining moment

For one week, the 34th America's Cup lived up to its billing.…

carry edmondson/usa today sportsMichael Crabtree caught two passes for 68 yards in his season debut Sunday.
AP Photo/Marcio Jose SanchezSan Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith (99) walks on the field during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in San Francisco

Treatment program only move that makes sense for Smith, 49ers

Nothing went right for the 49ers on the field, but the team…

AP Photo/Marcio Jose SanchezSan Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith (99) walks on the field during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in San Francisco
carry edmondson/usa today sportsMichael Crabtree caught two passes for 68 yards in his season debut Sunday.

Chemistry, leadership has been key to A's duplicating last season's success

Jonny Gomes is in Boston, Brandon McCarthy is pitching for the Arizona…

carry edmondson/usa today sportsMichael Crabtree caught two passes for 68 yards in his season debut Sunday.
carry edmondson/usa today sportsMichael Crabtree caught two passes for 68 yards in his season debut Sunday.

Give Sonny Dykes time to build a defense at Cal

Sonny Dykes can't be dishing out excuses this early in his tenure…

carry edmondson/usa today sportsMichael Crabtree caught two passes for 68 yards in his season debut Sunday.
carry edmondson/usa today sportsMichael Crabtree caught two passes for 68 yards in his season debut Sunday.

Giants should look to stockpile arms in 2014

What do you do with a 28-year-old journeyman who throws a near-perfect…

carry edmondson/usa today sportsMichael Crabtree caught two passes for 68 yards in his season debut Sunday.