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Dec 15

Krueger: What John Lynch will be watching closely for this bowl season

John Lynch and his staff will be watching all of the college bowls as they continue their preparations for the 2018 Draft, but there are five bowls featuring seven key first-round prospects that they will make sure to study closely. To many the Bowl se…

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Dec 15

Stephen Piscotty’s mom has touching message for Cardinals, fans

Fantasy met reality in Pleasanton Thursday when Stephen Piscotty was traded from the St. Louis Cardinals to his hometown Oakland A’s, the team he’s rooted for since he met Mark McGwire as a 5-year-old. The news thrilled coaches and teachers at Amador Valley High who remember when the unassuming

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Dec 15

Stephen Piscotty’s mom has touching message for Cardinals, fans

Fantasy met reality in Pleasanton Thursday when Stephen Piscotty was traded from the St. Louis Cardinals to his hometown Oakland A’s, the team he’s rooted for since he met Mark McGwire as a 5-year-old. The news thrilled coaches and teachers at Amador Valley High who remember when the unassuming

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Dec 15

Kevin Durant helps fan, while also leading Warriors to win over Dallas

OAKLAND – The ball fired way past the intended target, nailing a courtside fan in the left eye that left her dazed and confused. Suddenly, a concerned Kevin Durant approached the fan, leaned down and softly kissed in hopes to make everything better. Th…

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Dec 14

49ers run defense might hold key to Garoppolo’s first home start

SANTA CLARA – You’re starting to see how improved the 49ers run defense is, right? Statistics illustrate that. Quotes provide testimony. Victories reassure that. A better question: Why are the 49ers better at stopping the run? “I really think it’s just a trust level on defense amongst the guys

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Dec 14

NFL Week 15 picks: 49ers stay hot, Raiders are not

Long story short, here are the NFL Week 15 picks: Broncos 20, Colts 14: Is this Frank Gore’s final prime-time show for the nation? He says he may play in 2018 if it’s a great situation. Could that be a return to the 49ers? Or maybe remain with the Colts under new coach Jim Harbaugh? 49ers 20,

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Dec 14

Terrence Jones to join Santa Cruz Warriors

Five years after being selected as the 18th pick in the 2012 NBA draft, power forward Terrence Jones plans to sign with Warriors’ G-League affiliate in Santa Cruz, according to a source familiar with the situation. USA Today’s Sam Amick first reported the planned signing. Jones, whom the Rockets

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Dec 14

Why the Giants are launching ‘significant rebuild’ of minor league system

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — As if the dearth of fresh young talent wasn’t hurting the Giants enough on the field, it’s proven to be a hindrance at these Winter Meetings, too. The Giants have needs — in the outfield, at third base and in the bullpen — but lack the top-tier prospects it takes to pull

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Dec 13

Titans Delanie Walker pegs Jimmy Garoppolo as 49ers rescuer

SANTA CLARA — Tight end Delanie Walker was one of the first to leave the 49ers after their 2012 Super Bowl season and ahead of their freefall. As he returns on Sunday with the playoff-contending Tennessee Titans (8-5), he views the 49ers (3-10) as back…

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Dec 13

Raiders mailbag: Answering your questions about playoffs, coaches and more

ALAMEDA — You guys had plenty of questions this week after Sunday’s debacle in Kansas City. Let’s get right too them. Q: @tommydeas – “Autorequest for Amari Cooper status report, please.” A: Nothing more than what Jack Del Rio said after the game. Cooper re-injured his left ankle and missed the

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Dec 13

Kurtenbach: Why the 49ers should offer Jimmy Garoppolo the largest contract in franchise history right now

The 49ers’ season — once a dull affair that couldn’t end soon enough — has found late life. The Niners have won two consecutive road games — who saw that coming? — and enter the final three games of their season with the realistic expectation of not only competing, but winning. Yes, the 49ers

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Dec 12

S.F. Mayor Ed Lee’s family history includes heart attack

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee’s death early Tuesday morning after suffering a heart attack echoes a family history of heart disease. In a profile published in the San Francisco Chronicle last November, Lee said his father, Gok Suey Lee, suffered a fatal heart attack while driving to work in Seattle,

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Dec 12

Astro Gaming A20 has right wireless features with high price

It’s been a year of change for Astro Gaming. In addition to being sold Swiss firm Logitech, the San Francisco-based company known for its expensive but well-regarded headset pivoted, turning its attention to another consumer. Through researchers, Astro Gaming found that its players knew about the

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Dec 12

Nick Young leaves Monday night’s game with concussion

Warriors guard Nick Young left in the third quarter of the Warriors-Blazers game Tuesday night in what was announced as a concussion. Young was injured after an inadvertent hit to the head by Jordan Bell in the third quarter. Though he stayed in the ga…

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Dec 12

Warriors beat Portland without Curry, Green

OAKLAND – As the Warriors ran and up down the court splashing baskets with almost every shot they took, the plays provided visual evidence on why the Warriors spent the past two offseasons constructing their roster this way. They successfully pursued K…

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Dec 12

Steve Kerr says Stephen Curry is “coming along well”

Warriors’ coach Steve Kerr said that he’s pleased with Stephen Curry’s progress before the team hosted the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday. “I think he’s coming along well,” Kerr said. “I didn’t ask [Warriors’ trainer] Chelsea [Lane], like, is he a day ahead of schedule or anything

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