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Anna Latino/Special to the S.F. ExaminerGiants fans at AT&T Park will soon have new ways to interact — in-person and digitally — when the Giants open Major League Baseball’s first social-media center.

San Francisco Giants boosting social media experience inside AT&T Park

As the Giants get set to defend their World Series title, the…

Anna Latino/Special to the S.F. ExaminerGiants fans at AT&T Park will soon have new ways to interact — in-person and digitally — when the Giants open Major League Baseball’s first social-media center.
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerA new campaign is targeting bottled water sales at Yosemite and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

Fight over water bottles in federal parks comes to San Francisco

The sale of bottled water is banned in 14 national parks, and…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerA new campaign is targeting bottled water sales at Yosemite and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
Courtesy SF BullsKris Belan’s return from the Manchester Monarchs has provided a boost to the SF Bulls.

SF Bulls' coach Pat Curcio faces tough decisions for playoff roster

DALY CITY — Playoff rosters need to be in by Monday and…

Courtesy SF BullsKris Belan’s return from the Manchester Monarchs has provided a boost to the SF Bulls.
S.F. Examiner File PhotoThe SF Bulls will meet the Alaska Aces in Game 1 and 2 of the Kelly Cup playoff series.

San Francisco Bulls to start off Kelly Cup playoffs against Alaska Aces

Playoff hockey is around the corner and the San Francisco Bulls are…

S.F. Examiner File PhotoThe SF Bulls will meet the Alaska Aces in Game 1 and 2 of the Kelly Cup playoff series.
Getty Images File PhotoLosing Stephen Curry with just 11 games left in the season could make or break the Warriors going to the playoffs this year.

Warriors on white-knuckle ride to playoffs, setbacks hardly fatal

For a moment, the pessimists’ worst nightmare appeared to be coming to…

Getty Images File PhotoLosing Stephen Curry with just 11 games left in the season could make or break the Warriors going to the playoffs this year.
AP File PhotoCalifornia Golden Bears head coach Lindsay Gottlieb is trying to keep her players focused as the NCAA Tournament approaches.

Cal women try to stay grounded despite recent attention

BERKELEY — Coach Lindsay Gottlieb is asking the players on the Cal…

AP File PhotoCalifornia Golden Bears head coach Lindsay Gottlieb is trying to keep her players focused as the NCAA Tournament approaches.
Ezra Shaw/Getty ImagesAllen Crabbe (23) and Richard Solomon (35) of the California Golden Bears celebrate late in the game against the UNLV Rebels during the second round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.

Zone defense helps Cal Bears shut down UNLV in NCAA Tournament

SAN JOSE — After executing the game plan to near perfection for…

Ezra Shaw/Getty ImagesAllen Crabbe (23) and Richard Solomon (35) of the California Golden Bears celebrate late in the game against the UNLV Rebels during the second round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.
Getty Images File PhotoIf Allen Crabbe keeps on his game he might just be considered one of Cal's great athletes.

Allen Crabbe has chance to carve out own legacy in NCAA Tournament

Jason Kidd, Kevin Johnson, Alfred Grigsby ... Allen Crabbe? On the surface,…

Getty Images File PhotoIf Allen Crabbe keeps on his game he might just be considered one of Cal's great athletes.
S.F. Examiner File PhotoThe SF Bulls are expected to go to the ECHL playoffs after their inaugural season.

S.F. Bulls are playoff-bound in first season

The Kelly Cup playoffs are coming to the Cow Palace in the…

S.F. Examiner File PhotoThe SF Bulls are expected to go to the ECHL playoffs after their inaugural season.
Getty Images File PhotoFreshmen Tyrone Wallace has played an average of 28.1 minutes per game this season.

Tyrone Wallace’s impact arrives ahead of schedule for Cal Bears

BERKELEY — Coach Mike Montgomery anticipates big things for Tyrone Wallace, but…

Getty Images File PhotoFreshmen Tyrone Wallace has played an average of 28.1 minutes per game this season.
AP File PhotoStanford's Joslyn Tinkle

Stanford women land No. 1 seed in NCAA Tournament

STANFORD — The road to a sixth straight Final Four begins on…

AP File PhotoStanford's Joslyn Tinkle
Getty Images File PhotoAllen Crabbe and No. 12 Call will play UNLV at HP Pavilion in San Jose on Thursday.

No. 12 Cal catches a break with NCAA Tournament game on home turf

BERKELEY — An upset loss to Utah cost the Cal men’s basketball…

Getty Images File PhotoAllen Crabbe and No. 12 Call will play UNLV at HP Pavilion in San Jose on Thursday.
Photo courtesy Austin McKeonAriel Dale and the Urban Knights achieved most of their lofty season goals already.

Academy of Art women's basketball team on historic ride

To the outside world, the goals coach LaNay Larson set for the…

Photo courtesy Austin McKeonAriel Dale and the Urban Knights achieved most of their lofty season goals already.
Getty Images File Photo“I really do not think there’s a clear-cut favorite

Cal men's basketball looks to navigate a wide-open Pac-12 tournament

Las Vegas is the perfect host for this week’s Pac-12 men’s basketball…

Getty Images File Photo“I really do not think there’s a clear-cut favorite
USA Today Sports file photoMexico soccer fans will be able to root on their team on April 17 at Candlestick Park.

Mexico men's national soccer team to pay visit to S.F.

The 2014 World Cup is just around the corner and one of…

USA Today Sports file photoMexico soccer fans will be able to root on their team on April 17 at Candlestick Park.
USA Today Sports File PhotoCal’s Layshia Clarendon and Stanford’s Chiney Ogwumike

Cal, Stanford women's basketball appear destined to meet this week in Pac-12 women’s tourney

The Pac-12 Conference women’s basketball season appears to be headed for a…

USA Today Sports File PhotoCal’s Layshia Clarendon and Stanford’s Chiney Ogwumike
USA Today Sports File PhotoThe return of Brandon Smith has provided Cal with much-needed depth.

Cal and Stanford men's basketball meet in finale on new terms

BERKELEY — As the final seconds ticked off the clock at Maples…

USA Today Sports File PhotoThe return of Brandon Smith has provided Cal with much-needed depth.

San Francisco Bulls look to make move before ECHL trade deadline

With the trade deadline looming, the San Francisco Bulls are looking to…

USA TODAY SPORTS FILE PHOTOCal coach Mike Montgomery has managed to turn his team around after a period of inconsistency.

Cal's Montgomery doing some of his finest work to date

Shove or no shove, this season could prove to be Mike Montgomery’s…

USA TODAY SPORTS FILE PHOTOCal coach Mike Montgomery has managed to turn his team around after a period of inconsistency.
Getty Images File PhotoJustin Cobbs worked with Cal's assistant coach Theo Robertson on restoring his confidence to his shot.

Justin Cobbs’ resurgence key to Cal men's basketball turnaround

BERKELEY — Justin Cobbs is regaining confidence in his jump shot and…

Getty Images File PhotoJustin Cobbs worked with Cal's assistant coach Theo Robertson on restoring his confidence to his shot.