Tom Brady

The Raiders still haven’t intercepted a pass this season. It won’t be easy today, when they face Tom Brady. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Raiders aim to end 15-year drought against Patriots

When the Oakland Raiders last beat the New England Patriots, Rich Gannon…

 

LaGarette Blount runs away from Eli Harold and Eric Reid during the first half of the San Francisco 49ers' game against the New England Patriots on Sunday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Patriots turn it on late, pound 49ers

SANTA CLARA — The New England Patriots' victory over the 49ers on…

 

Adam Silver suggested Kevin Durant teaming up with the Warriors was wrong. He must not be paying attention to his own league’s history. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Warriors are too good? Silver needs to do his homework

So Adam Silver doesn’t like the idea of a Warriors super team,…

 

Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry also provides the by far most value per buck in the league. (Ben Margot/AP)

As money player, Curry is in league of his own

We all know about the cold-blooded 3-pointers, killer cross-overs and ridiculous circus…

Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry also provides the by far most value per buck in the league. (Ben Margot/AP)
Ivan Rabb has decided to stay at Cal and play for embattled coach Cuonzo Martin. (Young Kwak/AP)

Cal’s Ivan Rabb stays Golden for at least another season

Long-armed, homegrown phenom Ivan Rabb will return to Cal for his sophomore…

Ivan Rabb has decided to stay at Cal and play for embattled coach Cuonzo Martin. (Young Kwak/AP)
Cal quarterback Jared Goff catches footballs in preparation for Cal's NFL Pro Day on Friday in Berkeley. (Ben Margot/AP)

Jared Goff shows range of talent at Cal Pro Day

Jared Goff showcased his arsenal of throws Friday during the Cal Football Pro…

Cal quarterback Jared Goff catches footballs in preparation for Cal's NFL Pro Day on Friday in Berkeley. (Ben Margot/AP)
What really happened between Peyton Manning and a female trainer on a now-scandalous day at the University of Tennessee? Most likely, we’ll never truly know. But that won’t slow the masses from playing judge and jury with Manning’s legacy. (Mark Humphrey/1997 AP)

Manning case: Why assume when you don’t know?

In a country where only 19 percent of working-age Americans have four-year…

What really happened between Peyton Manning and a female trainer on a now-scandalous day at the University of Tennessee? Most likely, we’ll never truly know. But that won’t slow the masses from playing judge and jury with Manning’s legacy. (Mark Humphrey/1997 AP)
Carolina Panthers' Josh Norman wears a mask as he answers a question during Opening Night for the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game on Monday. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Memo to Super Bowl Week: Wake Up!

Three days before Super Bowl 50, it’s almost time to panic. The…

Carolina Panthers' Josh Norman wears a mask as he answers a question during Opening Night for the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game on Monday. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Joe Montana is still as cool as ever, which is valuable to the NFL, a league with identity issues. (Jay Mariotti/S.F. Examiner)

Montana still reigns over a city, a sport

His hair is silver now, the color of four Vince Lombardi Trophies,…

Joe Montana is still as cool as ever, which is valuable to the NFL, a league with identity issues. (Jay Mariotti/S.F. Examiner)
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning watches the AFC championship trophy presentation following the NFL football AFC Championship game between the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots. (Joe Mahoney/AP)

Peytongate places Manning under seige

A year ago it was Deflategate. This time it’s what, Peytongate? The…

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning watches the AFC championship trophy presentation following the NFL football AFC Championship game between the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots. (Joe Mahoney/AP)
Not until Peyton Manning, left, was reduced to a game manager by John Elway did Broncos become a defense-dependent Super Bowl team.

The Elway plan — defense — saves Manning

DENVER — They didn’t lift the old man onto their shoulders, instead…

Not until Peyton Manning, left, was reduced to a game manager by John Elway did Broncos become a defense-dependent Super Bowl team.
New England quarterback Tom Brady shouts during the Patriots’ divisional playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs last week. The NFL wants Brady to return to the Super Bowl because it’s what will make the league the most money. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Brady, Patriots trigger scorn — and buzz

DENVER — The new conspiracy theory is Son Of Deflategate, a bastard son…

New England quarterback Tom Brady shouts during the Patriots’ divisional playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs last week. The NFL wants Brady to return to the Super Bowl because it’s what will make the league the most money. (Elise Amendola/AP)
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski faces reporters before practice on Thursday. The Patriots play the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship on Sunday. (Steven Senne/AP)

Mind games between Patriots-Broncos before big game Sunday

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Gronk pushes off. Brady whines. If it's AFC championship…

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski faces reporters before practice on Thursday. The Patriots play the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship on Sunday. (Steven Senne/AP)
Despite Tom Brady’s gutsy run and dive for the endzone against the Chiefs on Saturday, Broncos defensive lineman Antonio Smith criticized the Patriots quarterback for constantly whining about hard hits. (Steven Senne/AP)

Brady a crybaby, says Broncos defender

DENVER — Antonio Smith says nobody can get into Tom Brady’s head.…

Despite Tom Brady’s gutsy run and dive for the endzone against the Chiefs on Saturday, Broncos defensive lineman Antonio Smith criticized the Patriots quarterback for constantly whining about hard hits. (Steven Senne/AP)

Brady’s career beyond ‘wildest dreams’

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — As a 24-year-old in 2001, his second NFL season,…

Struggling to survive at age 39, Peyton Manning got by with two big pass plays late in Sunday’s victory over Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)

Manning a bit player in Brady’s mission

DENVER — Wobbling, knuckling and fluttering in the devilish winter crosswinds, Peyton…

Struggling to survive at age 39, Peyton Manning got by with two big pass plays late in Sunday’s victory over Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady runs against the Chiefs during New England's 27-20 win over Kansas City in the AFC playoffs on Saturday in Foxborough, Mass. (Steven Senne/AP)

Brady one step from Super Bowl homecoming

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady took off for the end zone and…

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady runs against the Chiefs during New England's 27-20 win over Kansas City in the AFC playoffs on Saturday in Foxborough, Mass. (Steven Senne/AP)
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick gestures during a post game news conference following an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Dolphins defeated the Patriots 20-10. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Belichick: Surging Chiefs hard to plan against

There are two Kansas City games on Bill Belichick's mind right now.…

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick gestures during a post game news conference following an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Dolphins defeated the Patriots 20-10. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Brady to have treatment for right ankle but ‘I’ve had worse’

The bye week will come in handy for New England Patriots quarterback…

Kubiak has 2 QBs, 1 tough call to make now

DENVER — Tom Brady handing off like he was Tim Tebow. The…