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

Weak division keeping slumping Giants in the hunt

Bruce Bochy should be writing thank-you notes to the rest of the…

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.

Stanford proving brains and brawn can work together

It's easy to be cynical about college sports these days. As conferences…

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

A's pitcher Bartolo Colon becoming Bud Selig's worst nightmare

Bud Selig's worst nightmare is coming to life in a 40-year-old, 265-pound…

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

Criticism of LeBron has gone way too far

Today was one of those days where it was nice to wake…

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.

Journeyman giving Giants the consistency they need

Every championship team receives big contributions from unexpected places. Maybe Chad Gaudin…

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.

Tough stretch awaits scuffling Giants, but it's not time to panic

Bruce Bochy is steadier than a heart surgeon. He doesn't allow himself…

carry edmondson/usa today sportsMichael Crabtree caught two passes for 68 yards in his season debut Sunday.
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After slow start, A’s Parker beginning to find his groove

Jarrod Parker reaffirmed Billy Beane’s genius with a dazzling rookie season last…

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Courtesy Menlo School AthleticsMenlo’s Andrew Buchanan shot a 72 at the NorCal tournament to reach this week’s state championship.

Menlo golfer Buchanan gears up for run at state championship

Andrew Buchanan committed himself to golf at age 13 — old by…

Courtesy Menlo School AthleticsMenlo’s Andrew Buchanan shot a 72 at the NorCal tournament to reach this week’s state championship.
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Pitching proving to be key to success for A’s

The universe is filled with unsolved mysteries, like who made the crop…

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Sharks need to give it one more run with current roster

The show is over, the lights are on and the stage is…

Gerry Thomas/via Getty Images file photoFrom left
Charles Dharapak/2011 AP file photoU.S. Rep. Jackie Speier

Facebook threats to Speier probed

Several active-duty Marines are being investigated by federal law enforcement for allegedly…

Charles Dharapak/2011 AP file photoU.S. Rep. Jackie Speier

Family thanks public for searching for son

The search for missing 19-year-old San Francisco resident Sean Sidi has entered…

Jeff Chiu/AP file photoConcession workers picket their employer

Talks loom after ballpark strike

AT&T Park concession workers are prepared to resume negotiations with their employer…

Jeff Chiu/AP file photoConcession workers picket their employer
Bay City NewsA bicyclist collided with a Recology truck as the vehicle turned at South Van Ness Avenue on Thursday.

Bicyclist dies after striking garbage truck in the Mission

A bicyclist was killed in the Mission district Thursday after colliding with…

Bay City NewsA bicyclist collided with a Recology truck as the vehicle turned at South Van Ness Avenue on Thursday.
Courtesy Stanford AthleticsReady for MLB Draft again

Stanford ace Mark Appel ready for take two in draft

Mark Appel knows what it’s like to be misunderstood. Last June, Stanford’s…

Courtesy Stanford AthleticsReady for MLB Draft again
Cindy Chew/2008 S.F. Examiner file photoThe Veterans Administration Medical Central is looking at several properties in the Mission Bay area

VA looking to expand its research facilities

The San Francisco Veterans Administration Medical Center is eyeing an expansion into…

Cindy Chew/2008 S.F. Examiner file photoThe Veterans Administration Medical Central is looking at several properties in the Mission Bay area
Stephen Brashear/2012 Getty Images file photoThe Niners receiver underwent surgery

Crabtree injury hurts, but Niners still have plenty of pieces to thrive

Despite 11 draft picks and a major trade, the 49ers will kick…

Stephen Brashear/2012 Getty Images file photoThe Niners receiver underwent surgery
Karl Mondon/San Jose Mercury News via APMayor Ed Lee

Super Bowl means party time in S.F.

Super Bowl L is going to be played in Santa Clara, but…

Karl Mondon/San Jose Mercury News via APMayor Ed Lee
AP Photo/Ben MargotSan Jose Sharks' Dan Boyle

NHL, Sharks still fighting uphill battle for coverage

So far, the Sharks’ Stanley Cup playoff series with the Los Angeles…

AP Photo/Ben MargotSan Jose Sharks' Dan Boyle
Anna Latino/Special to The S.F. ExaminerSacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory chemistry teacher Dr. Ramsey Musallam uses “flip-teaching” techniques to inspire students like Eugene Shekhtmah.

‘Flip’ teacher charges up class

When Alex Cocoles encountered a tough question on his Advanced Placement chemistry…

Anna Latino/Special to The S.F. ExaminerSacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory chemistry teacher Dr. Ramsey Musallam uses “flip-teaching” techniques to inspire students like Eugene Shekhtmah.