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The Celtics: When tributes go wrong
Jan 23 • 7 min
There was quite a commotion in Boston during the week over, of all things, tributes. Feelings were hurt, poor planning was exposed, and two of the Celtics’ most popular former players were caught in the middle.When Isaiah Thomas came off the injured list…
Could the Bay Area have the Heisman winner and multiple MVPs this year?
Jan 22 • 5 min
Could the Bay Area have the Heisman winner and multiple MVPs this year? Stanford running back Bryce Love, who finished second in Heisman Trophy voting, will be back for his senior year. Stanford running back Bryce Love, who finished second in Heisman…
Marcus ‘DJ Wheat’ Graham is the John Madden of gaming
Jan 19 • 9 min
In this Dec. 6, 2017 photo provided by Blizzard Entertainment shows several members of the Los Angeles Valiant begin competition against the San Francisco Shock in a preseason match in the Overwatch League at … more In this Dec. 6, 2017 photo provided by…
Slummin’ at a slumlord’s quiet place in Beverly Hills
Jan 18 • 3 min
Dropped by Donald Sterling’s place recently.I was in Los Angeles covering the 49ers, driving through Beverly Hills and hey, there’s Sterling’s place. It’s a colonial mansion across Sunset Boulevard from the Beverly Hills Hotel.I came here a couple of…
Deep thoughts, cheap shots & bon mots …
Jan 17 • 6 min
•Don’t you think Jimmy Garoppolo is thrilled to have escaped that Patriots’ soap opera and psychodrama?•Actually, the nimble Garoppolo probably was doing just fine negotiating the tricky emotional minefield in New England. But in a notes column, kids,…
Rivalry and revelry for Warriors, Cavs on day fit for a King
Jan 16 • 5 min
Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry drives past Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James in the first quarter during Game 5 of the 2017 NBA Finals at Oracle Arena on Monday, June 12, 2017 in Oakland, Calif. Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry drives past…
Another MVP? Curry deserves consideration
Jan 15 • 5 min
Curry gives a shimmy in the third quarter of the Warriors’ win over the Denver Nuggets. He shot 9 of 17 from the floor (9 of 10 from the free-throw line) and is averaging 35.2 points in five games, all wins, … more Curry gives a shimmy in the third…
Dwight Clark fights ALS diagnosis surrounded by friends
Jan 12 • 7 min
Dwight Clark, pictured here in April,hosts a gathering of old teammates and friends every Tuesday. Dwight Clark, pictured here in April,hosts a gathering of old teammates and friends every Tuesday. First of all, Dwight Clark looks good. His weight is down…
A revolution of revolutions: U.S. men jump, spin their way through nationals
Jan 11 • 5 min
A revolution of revolutions: U.S. men jump, spin their way through nationals SAN JOSE, CA - JANUARY 04: Nathan Chen competes in the Championship Men Short Program during Day 2 of the 2018 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships at SAP Center at SAP…
Fremont’s Karen Chen impresses in San Jose, but Olympic selection process looms
Jan 10 • 6 min
Karen Chen, right, hugs coach Tammy Gambill as they view her scores during the women’s free skate event at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in San Jose, Calif., Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. Karen Chen, right, hugs coach Tammy Gambill as they view her scores…
Olympic skating team picks about as simple as a quadruple lutz
Jan 9 • 5 min
Children pick up stuffed toys after Vincent Zhou performed during the men’s free skate event at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) Children pick up stuffed toys after Vincent Zhou…
10 life-changing revelations in the outdoors
Jan 8 • 7 min
Emma Bohnsack (front in closest kayak), 12, from Danville and Austin Gall (behind in closest kayak), 13, from Oakley kayak at Grizzly Ranch on the Suisun Marsh on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, in Suisun City, Calif. 30 youth from inner cities in the Bay Area…
Golf in 2018: McIlroy to debut at Pebble Beach Pro-Am, LPGA returns to S.F.
Jan 5 • 6 min
Golf in 2018: McIlroy to debut at Pebble Beach Pro-Am, LPGA returns to S.F. LAHAINA, HI - JANUARY 02: Jon Rahm of Spain plays a shot during a practice round prior to the Sentry Tournament of Champions at the Plantation Course at Kapalua Golf Club on…
Tom Tolbert on life after heart surgery: New perspective, same old humor
Jan 4 • 10 min
KNBR sports radio host Tom Tolbert and his wife, Lorrie, have a laugh at their home in Alameda, Calif. in December. Tolbert is still recovering from major heart surgery he had last August. KNBR sports radio host Tom Tolbert and his wife, Lorrie, have a…
How ‘Splash Mothers’ begat the Warriors’ Splash Brothers
Jan 3 • 13 min
Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (left), pours ice on teammate Klay Thompson after Thompson scored a career-best 60 points against the Indiana Pacers on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016. Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (left), pours ice on teammate Klay…
Sunday getaway: China Camp State Park
Jan 2 • 4 min
Man fishes off of Five Pines Point with Rat Rock Island in the background at China Camp State Park in San Rafael. Hike to the top of McNears Fire Trail and see five Bay Area bridges. Man fishes off of Five Pines Point with Rat Rock Island in the…
Henry Coe’s step back in time to hike, bike, fish, camp
Jan 1 • 4 min
Kelly Lake is one of the best destinations for mountain biking at Henry W.Coe State Park from the Hunting Hollow Trailhead. Kelly Lake is one of the best destinations for mountain biking at Henry W.Coe State Park from the Hunting Hollow Trailhead.…
Goofball Stephen Curry due back soon
Dec 29, 2017 • 2 min
When’s Steph coming back?Soon. Very soon.Stephen Curry sprained an ankle on Dec. 4 against New Orleans and missed the next nine games, including Monday’s Christmas game against the Cavaliers.He will have the ankle re-evaluated Tuesday, and it’s possible…
Why Omar Vizquel is a first-ballot Hall of Famer
Dec 28, 2017 • 3 min
Omar Vizquel was the Ozzie Smith of his generation, or at least the closest facsimile. Omar Vizquel was the Ozzie Smith of his generation, or at least the closest facsimile. Omar Vizquel, in the last of his four seasons with the Giants, acknowledges an…
First person: One woman’s unlikely path to The Sporting Green
Dec 27, 2017 • 6 min
First person: One woman’s unlikely path to The Sporting Green Naomi Marcus used to never follow sports or look at The Sporting Green. Now, it is the first section of The Chronicle that she reads. Naomi Marcus used to never follow sports or look at The…
Warriors’ Curry shooting his way back onto the court
Dec 25, 2017 • 5 min
Stephen Curry has a hell of a pit crew getting him back onto the NBA track.Curry is rehabbing a sprained ankle that will keep him out of action at least through Christmas. I’m not sure why the NBA doesn’t simply put its schedule on hold for a couple of…
Charles Barkley went to Alabama and found his political voice
Dec 22, 2017 • 6 min
Don’t worry about Charles Barkley getting drunk with power and running for political office, after he played a small but significant role in Tuesday’s meaningful election in Alabama.For one thing, Barkley wouldn’t want to take the pay cut. He lives…
A trip down memory lane as Tonya Harding makes headlines again
Dec 21, 2017 • 6 min
American figure skaters Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan, rear, skate through their routines during the practice session Tuesday, Feb. 22, 1994, at the Hamar Olympic Amphitheatre in Hamar, Norway. American figure skaters Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan,…
Half Moon Bay captures the essence of high-school football
Dec 20, 2017 • 6 min
Several members of the Half Moon Bay High football team have been playing together since they were in Pop Warner. Several members of the Half Moon Bay High football team have been playing together since they were in Pop Warner. Hayden Von Alem is a senior…
It’s Kobe’s house with the Warriors in town
Dec 19, 2017 • 7 min
Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant leaps into the air after the Lakers beat the Orlando Magic 99-86 in Game 5 of the NBA basketball finals Sunday, June 14, 2009, in Orlando, Fla. The Lakers won 99-86 won the 2009 … more Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant leaps…
Stinson Beach answer to Mount Tamalpais parking woes
Dec 18, 2017 • 5 min
From a hilltop perch above Stinson Beach, you can see for miles along the Marin County coast, past Bolinas and out across a seemingly infinite sea of blue.The December dry spell might cause concern for holiday-season snow sports in the Sierra Nevada. But…
Mayor Ed Lee: San Francisco’s No. 1 sports fan
Dec 14, 2017 • 7 min
Former President Bill Clinton poses for a snapshot at San Francisco’s Harding Golf Course with Mayor Ed Lee (right) and city Recreation and Parks general manager Phil Ginsburg. Former President Bill Clinton poses for a snapshot at San Francisco’s Harding…
Local NFL quarterbacks seem to have traded places
Dec 13, 2017 • 3 min
Kansas City Chiefs defensive lineman Rakeem Nunez-Roches (99) sacks Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) during the second half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (AP … more Kansas City Chiefs defensive lineman…
Emotional Warriors could benefit from learning how to chill out
Dec 12, 2017 • 6 min
The Warriors could drop a nuclear Zen bomb on the sports world. On the world world.Steve Kerr led something of a revolution when he plugged the Warriors into his ever-flow offense, and now he and the fellas could lead a revolution of a different kind.The…
Sunday getaway to Spine Ridge Trail in San Mateo County
Dec 11, 2017 • 4 min
What you see: The Spine Ridge Trail towers over coastal hills with a view of remote canyons to Pillar Point Harbor and the ocean. In just an hour or so, it can feel like you have walked through an escape hatch to a world of peace that you can always count…