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2013 October

  1. TBT: Bay Area sports figures in costume

    Oct 31, 2013, 8:00 AM PST

    Pictures say a thousand words, but some of these photos will leave you speechless. In this Halloween edition of Throwback Thursday, we’re looking at some of the Bay Area’s star athletes in costume. Shockingly, most of these photos didn’t take place on Halloween.

  2. Each Stephen Curry three-pointer this season will help save lives

    Oct 30, 2013, 2:47 PM PST

    Each time Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry drains a three-point shot, six life-saving bed nets will be donated to somebody in an impoverished country. Curry is continuing his “three for three” campaign with Nothing But Nets, an organization that provides bed nets to help fight malaria.  Curry took part in the campaign last season…

  3. A rare glimpse inside the Raiders’ Equipment Room

    Oct 30, 2013, 1:20 PM PST

    The average length of an NFL player’s career is between three to six years. In a league where rosters are constantly manipulated, and career-threatening injuries can be right around the corner, there has always been one constant with the Oakland Raiders — the Romanski family. In the entire history of the franchise, there have only…

  4. Field of Links: The Warriors’ wait is over, Whitner says he loves Lynch, A’s player gets golden shoes

    Oct 30, 2013, 9:18 AM PST

    Just when you thought you couldn’t be more excited for the Golden State Warriors’ season to start, the lights at Oracle Arena will suddenly go out. With music blaring, glow sticks waving, and flash bulbs flickering, the light will return, only this time it will have a golden hue. One by one, each of the…

  5. SDSU’s baseball team wins Halloween

    Oct 29, 2013, 3:04 PM PST

    A baby playing third base, a home run by a San Diego Chargers cheerleader, and President Obama playing catch with Buddy The Elf. No, you didn’t accidentally drink from the wrong punch bowl, you are watching San Diego State’s annual Halloween baseball game. Each year the team dresses in full costume and holds a public…

  6. Field of Links: National Cat Day, help for the 49ers, surfing an epic 100-foot wave

    Oct 29, 2013, 10:08 AM PST

    The Seattle Seahawks were one yard away from losing sole possession of first place in the NFC West. Unfortunately for the 49ers, the St. Louis Rams couldn’t find the end zone on an all-or-nothing fourth down play from the Seahawks’ 1-yard line. The Seahawks 14-9 win over a much less talented Rams team is, if…

  7. Kanye West sheds more light on AT&T Park proposal

    Oct 28, 2013, 4:29 PM PST

    Even though it’s a moment San Francisco Giants fans would like to soon forget, the decadent “Kimye” proposal still has an infectious way of slipping into conversation. Recently, Kanye West stopped by a Los Angeles radio station called Power 106 and shed some more light on the AT&T Park proposal. Vanity Fair blogger Julie Miller…

  8. Kerri Walsh Jennings sets all-time win record

    Oct 28, 2013, 2:12 PM PST

    Kerri Walsh Jennings has become a household name while playing what most would consider a fringe sport. In many ways, she put beach volleyball on the map and helped it become one of the more popular Olympic sports. On Sunday, the Santa Clara native won her 113th tournament to become the all-time winningest female beach…

  9. Joey Chestnut devours 121 Twinkies in 6 minutes

    Oct 28, 2013, 1:10 PM PST

    His name is Joey “Jaws” Chestnut, but his tummy deserves most of the credit. On Saturday, Chestnut, a San Jose native and national treasure, gobbled down 121 Twinkies in six minutes at Bally’s Casino in Tunica, Miss., as part of a Major League Eating event. He won $2,500 for his efforts.  Just thinking of eating over 100…

  10. Case of the Mondays: Flipping birds, Kaepernicking, and walkoff weirdness

    Oct 28, 2013, 9:40 AM PST

    Welcome to A case of the Mondays. There’s always a lot going on during the weekend. If you weren’t lucky enough to spend the past two days on the couch, you can catch up on the top five sports items you may have missed here. No. 1 – Tarver flips the bird: War Pigeon used to…

  11. SportsNet Central Podcast — Episode 2

    Oct 25, 2013, 2:47 PM PST

    The inaugural SportsNet Central podcast went so well that we let them do another one. It’s time for episode two with your hosts Ahmed Fareed and Dave Feldman. Listen as the guys attempt to offer one reason why the 49ers should be worried about the Jaguars in London. On the heels of the Brett Favre…

  12. Raiders tuneup for Steelers against Middle School kids

    Oct 25, 2013, 1:36 PM PST

    Fresh off a bye week, the Oakland Raiders needed a little tuneup for the Pittsburgh Steelers, so they stopped by Westlake Middle School in Oakland on Tuesday and competed with some youngsters. To make things interesting, fullback Marcel Reece and running back Darren McFadden each captained a team of students and started at quarterback for their…

  13. Field of Links: Is Steve Young still getting paid millions to play football? Josh Donaldson not a Gold Glove finalist

    Oct 25, 2013, 10:18 AM PST

    Steve Young has been retired since 2000, but he is still earning more money to play football than the 49ers’ current quarterback. According to a site called Sports Grid, Young is getting paid $1 million this season by the USFL and he doesn’t even have to actually, you know, play football. For reference, Colin Kaepernick’s…

  14. TBT: Sandoval slugs three homers in World Series Game 1

    Oct 24, 2013, 2:12 PM PST

    The Detroit Tigers were heavy favorites to beat the San Francisco Giants in the 2012 World Series. That quickly changed when Pablo Sandoval launched three home runs in the first game. On this day in 2012, Justin Verlander and Barry Zito took the mound in San Francisco for Game 1 of the World Series. It…

  15. Field of Links: Jim Harbaugh clearly loves TV shows

    Oct 24, 2013, 9:17 AM PST

    Is anyone else noticing this trend? Jim Harbaugh loves television shows. First, he appeared on Saved By The Bell. Next, he was seen in Judge Judy’s courtroom. Most recently, he said he wouldn’t be opposed to having the 49ers’ Training Camp opened up for HBO’s Hard Knocks. On Wednesday, Harbaugh turned his press conference around…

  16. Andrew Bogut is an avid muscle car collector

    Oct 23, 2013, 3:02 PM PST

    Most professional basketball players spend big money on Bentleys or other flashy sports cars. That’s not Andrew Bogut’s style. The Golden State Warriors’ center would rather spend his hard-earned cash on an old hot rod and fix it up. Bogut, the son of a mechanic, spends his time away from the basketball court collecting classic…

  17. Field of Links: Curry on the cover of Sports Illustrated, etc.

    Oct 23, 2013, 10:11 AM PST

    The Golden State Warriors’ season opener is just one week away and expectations are running sky high. Stephen Curry is featured on the most recent cover of Sports Illustrated and NBA general managers recently voted the Warriors the most fun team to watch in the NBA. Even with all the buzz around the Warriors, the…

  18. Jerry Blevins’ car destroyed while being shipped home

    Oct 22, 2013, 2:38 PM PST

    It looks like Oakland Athletics reliever Jerry Blevins can now add car shopping to his offseason to-do list. On Monday, Blevins’ Cadillac was destroyed when the truck that was transporting the vehicle was clipped by a commuter train. Two passengers on the train suffered minor injuries. The accident happened in Bartlett, Illinois and was documented…

  19. Warriors voted ‘most fun team to watch’ by NBA GMs

    Oct 22, 2013, 1:27 PM PST

    You’re not going to find anyone more dialed into what’s going on in basketball than an NBA general manager. Recently, NBA.com did their 12th annual poll of the league’s 30 GMs and the general consensus is that the Golden State Warriors are the most fun team to watch in the league.

  20. Field of Links: Find out how much a ‘Kimye’ style proposal at AT&T Park costs

    Oct 22, 2013, 9:32 AM PST

    While the St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox were getting ready to compete for World Series rings, a much more valuable piece of precious metal and diamonds was received at AT&T Park. Since the home of the San Francisco Giants was lying dormant, rapper Kanye West leased out the place to stage a lavish…

  21. Canseco lobbies for Leyland’s old job on Twitter

    Oct 21, 2013, 3:43 PM PST

    On Monday, Jim Leyland announced that he stepping down as Detroit Tigers manager. Seeing a job opening, Jose Canseco threw his name in the hat by sending multiple tweets to the Tigers. Lets take a trip through the mind of Jose Canseco as he lobbies for a new job. Hello Detroit @tigers it is Cansecotime! #motorcityseco…

  22. Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs says he’ll own an NFL team

    Oct 21, 2013, 2:15 PM PST

    Sean “Diddy” Combs wants to become the first African-American majority owner in the National Football League. In an interview with Bloomberg TV, Combs said that he has aspirations to buy a team and believes he will be able to make it happen. “A majority of the players that are in the NFL are African-American, but…

  23. Case of the Mondays: Harbaugh dominates a scuffle, the catch of the year, shaving Brent Burns

    Oct 21, 2013, 9:53 AM PST

    Welcome to A case of the Mondays. There’s always a lot going on during the weekend. If you weren’t lucky enough to spend the past two days on the couch, you can catch up on the top five sports items you may have missed here. No. 1 – Bernard Pollard feels the wrath of Jim Harbaugh:…

  24. Stephen and Seth Curry bring their sibling rivalry to the NBA

    Oct 19, 2013, 11:00 AM PST

    The sibling rivalry between Stephen and Seth Curry has reached a whole new level now that the brothers are with the same NBA team. Stephen, 25, and Seth, 23, have been competing with each other their entire lives. When the brothers weren’t going head-to-head, they were also going up against their father, former NBA player…

  25. Larry Fitzgerald’s dad angered 49ers fans on Twitter

    Oct 18, 2013, 2:07 PM PST

    The father of Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald took to Twitter on Friday and accidentally flamed 49ers fans. Larry Fitzgerald Sr. (@fitzbeatsr), tweeted the following picture with Cardinals coach Bruce Arians accompanied by a bold statement.

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