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Getty Images File PhotoDespite Timmy's rough start

Giants need to stand pat with Tim Lincecum

As Tim Lincecum fought through the first inning of Sunday’s game against…

Getty Images File PhotoDespite Timmy's rough start
Anna Latino/Special to the S.F. ExaminerGun owners at last weekend’s event at the Cow Palace expressed few concerns about background checks at gun shows

At Cow Palace gun show, background checks are nothing new – or burdensome

DALY CITY — California state law requires background checks for firearm purchases…

Anna Latino/Special to the S.F. ExaminerGun owners at last weekend’s event at the Cow Palace expressed few concerns about background checks at gun shows

SF Bulls stumble in Game 3, fall behind in playoff series

DALY CITY — Back-to-back second-period goals by the Alaska Aces sunk the…

SF trash rates would increase for many under new proposal

A new trash rate proposal being discussed today could lead to higher…

S.F. Examiner File PhotoBulls goalie Thomas Heemskerk recorded the first shutout in franchise history Saturday.

Goalie Heemskerk peaking at just the right time for San Francisco Bulls

DALY CITY — Thomas Heemskerk didn’t know if he’d be starting in…

S.F. Examiner File PhotoBulls goalie Thomas Heemskerk recorded the first shutout in franchise history Saturday.
Getty Images File PhotoStephen Curry is averaging 22.5 points and 6.9 assists per game this season

Warriors guard Stephen Curry has star power

Mark Jackson delivered on his promise, albeit a year behind schedule. No…

Getty Images File PhotoStephen Curry is averaging 22.5 points and 6.9 assists per game this season
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerPrincipal Paul Koh of International Studies Academy

Black, Pacific Islander students in San Francisco improve graduation rates

Black and Pacific Islander students in The City have been graduating high…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerPrincipal Paul Koh of International Studies Academy
David Cannon/Getty ImagesMichael Weaver is Cal's first active golf team member to play in the Masters.

Cal's Michael Weaver hitting the big stage at the Masters

Unlike his teammates Michael Kim, Joel Stalter and Brandon Hagy, Michael Weaver…

David Cannon/Getty ImagesMichael Weaver is Cal's first active golf team member to play in the Masters.
Getty Images File PhotoCoach Lindsay Gottlieb

Cal appears poised to challenge Stanford for Pac-12 supremacy

A record-breaking season for the Cal women’s basketball team ended in agonizing…

Getty Images File PhotoCoach Lindsay Gottlieb
USA Today Sports File PhotoBerkeley native Brittany Boyd is coming into her own during her sophomore season for Cal

Brittany Boyd’s enduring drive is a big reason why Cal is in the Final Four

Brittany Boyd is super-competitive and it was obvious to her best friend,…

USA Today Sports File PhotoBerkeley native Brittany Boyd is coming into her own during her sophomore season for Cal
Anna Latino/Special to the S.F. ExaminerMoMo’s

Baseball is back at AT&T Park, and so is business

As baseball returns to the ballpark by the Bay, it brings with…

Anna Latino/Special to the S.F. ExaminerMoMo’s

SF Bulls embrace underdog role as ECHL playoffs open

After weeks of anticipation, the puck is finally dropping on the San…

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America’s Cup unveils plans for waterfront village, park

With America’s Cup racing set to kick off in three months, a…

Anna Latino/Special to the S.F. ExaminerFrom left
AP File PhotoCoach Lindsay Gottlieb

Lindsay Gottlieb making remarkable impact on Cal in just her second year

Sandy Barbour raised some eyebrows when she hired Sonny Dykes to replace…

AP File PhotoCoach Lindsay Gottlieb
S.F. Examiner File PhotoCoach Pat Curcio submitted his 23-man Kelly Cup playoff roster to the ECHL on Monday.

Ouellet, Grant part of Bulls’ playoff roster

DALY CITY — Dean Ouellet is back in town and the San…

S.F. Examiner File PhotoCoach Pat Curcio submitted his 23-man Kelly Cup playoff roster to the ECHL on Monday.
Getty Images File PhotoReceipts collected from Fresh & Easy stores in the area brought almost $20

SF schools net nearly $20,000 through fundraiser

San Francisco schools raised $19,624 last year through Fresh & Easy’s Shop…

Getty Images File PhotoReceipts collected from Fresh & Easy stores in the area brought almost $20
Getty Images File PhotoSlick-fielding shortstop Brandon Crawford

An Opening Day for the ages

Everyone seemed to be healthy again, back at work after that seasonal…

Getty Images File PhotoSlick-fielding shortstop Brandon Crawford
Getty Images File PhotoFans can receive a real ballpark experience by watching Opening Day on the Diamond Vision scoreboard at AT&T Park courtesy of the team and Comcast SportsNet Bay Area
Getty Images File PhotoFans can receive a real ballpark experience by watching Opening Day on the Diamond Vision scoreboard at AT&T Park courtesy of the team and Comcast SportsNet Bay Area
S.F. Examiner File PhotoEnvironmentalists seek to ban water bottle sales at parks.

National park bottle ban has detractors

As the Golden Gate National Recreation Area looks into banning the sale…

S.F. Examiner File PhotoEnvironmentalists seek to ban water bottle sales at parks.
Getty Images File PhotoBrandon Belt should give the lineup the pop it needs this year without having to trade the farm for a big bat in July.

Brandon Belt appears primed to break out for Giants

Melky Cabrera’s offensive production seemed impossible to replace as news broke in…

Getty Images File PhotoBrandon Belt should give the lineup the pop it needs this year without having to trade the farm for a big bat in July.