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  1. Field of Links: Curry showcases sleeved jerseys in NBA ‘Jingle Hoops’ spot

    Nov 14, 2013, 9:15 AM PDT

    It’s way too early for Christmas commercials. Can’t we at least wait until after Thanksgiving? Anyways, this NBA spot is pretty innovative. Jingle Hoops all the way. The creativity level is off the charts. You almost don’t notice the hideous sleeved jerseys the players are wearing. Warriors guard Stephen Curry holds his own with Derrick…

  2. Why Cirque Du Soleil is actually a lot like the NFL

    Nov 13, 2013, 5:51 PM PDT

    They study their playbooks, listen to their coaches, spend countless hours practicing, training and watching film, then suit up in uniform and take the stage. Wait, stage? In a lot of ways the performers of Cirque Du Soleil’s Amaluna are just like NFL players. Both groups travel around the country, have incredible physiques, and rely…

  3. The MLB Free Agency hype machine is out of control

    Nov 13, 2013, 1:53 PM PDT

    Agents must be walking around the lobby at Major League Baseball’s general managers and owners meetings barking out sales pitches like ballpark peanut vendors. “SHIN-SOO CHOO, GET YOUR CHOO HEEERE.” There’s an enormous amount of free agent hype coming out of Orlando, Florida. As teams try to fill their needs and agents attempt to set…

  4. Brian Wilson would choose his beard over Yankee pinstripes

    Nov 13, 2013, 1:30 PM PDT

    You can immediately cross free agent reliever Brian Wilson off the New York Yankees’ offseason shopping list. The Yankees have a strict policy against facial hair and Wilson, well, he’s so grizzly at this point that even his trusty Sasquatch friend is jealous. Check out this tweet from Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily…

  5. Field of Links: Warriors, Sharks put Bay Area back on winning track

    Nov 13, 2013, 9:54 AM PDT

    The Bay Area was in a bit of a funk. After Stanford’s huge win over Oregon last Thursday night, all of the main sports teams simultaneously hit a skid. The San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders, San Jose Sharks, Golden State Warriors, and the football teams of the California Golden Bears and San Jose State Spartans…

  6. The single greatest celebratory hockey dance ever

    Nov 12, 2013, 4:53 PM PDT

    If you don’t watch Norwegian hockey, you might want to start now. Narvick forward Adrian Alvarstein busted out his own anatomy of the dance — on ice — after an 8-3 win on Saturday. Yahoo! Sports writer Sean Leahy unearthed the spectacular video. Alvarstein was on the ice after the game to celebrate being named…

  7. Field of Links: Melvin could be first to win back-to-back AL Manager of the Year awards

    Nov 12, 2013, 9:26 AM PDT

    The Major League Baseball Manager of the Year award recipients will be named this evening. Oakland Athletics skipper Bob Melvin, while very deserving, could have a tough time taking home the hardware for a second year in a row.  Former Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox is the only manager to win the award in consecutive…

  8. Terelle Pryor’s Big Ten championship ring is for sale on eBay

    Nov 11, 2013, 4:32 PM PDT

    Terelle Pryor’s 2008 Big Ten championship ring is for sale on eBay and he won’t see a penny of the profit. The ring that is listed for $16,499 online, is being sold by the man who bought the ring from Edward Rife, the tattoo parlor owner that exchanged body ink for Pryor’s Ohio State memorabilia. The…

  9. Harlem Globetrotter suffers minor injury after hoop collapses during dunk

    Nov 11, 2013, 3:38 PM PDT

    The Harlem Globetrotters literally brought the house down during their most recent stop in Central America. The backboards at Nacional de Ingenieros Coliseum in Tegucigalpa, Honduras couldn’t withstand the force from a hanging dunk by Globetrotters player Bull Bullard. After Bullard slammed the ball, he attempted to put his feet on the backboard and the entire…

  10. The 6 best Bay Area offerings for MLB and MTV’s new partnership

    Nov 11, 2013, 2:12 PM PDT

    Are we suddenly on the verge of Yo! MLB Raps? On Monday, Major League Baseball and MTV announced what they are calling a multi-year cross-platform partnership. The result of the partnership will be the launch of a 30-episode series on MTV2 that will feature David Ortiz and Andrew McCutchen as executive producers. Oh say can…

  11. Is Dennis Allen on the hot seat?

    Nov 11, 2013, 12:56 PM PDT

    Prominent sportsbook oddsmakers have taken the temperature of the NFL’s coaching hot seat. Lets just say Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen might be feeling a bit of a singe when he sits down. According to odds provided by Bovada.lv, Allen is one of the most likely coaches to be relieved of his duties at the…

  12. Case of the Mondays: Which Bay Area team had the worst weekend?

    Nov 11, 2013, 10:34 AM PDT

    Welcome to A case of the Mondays. There’s going to be an awfully lot of cranky sports fans at work today. Typically we bring you the top five items you may have missed over the weekend; but since all of the Bay Area teams were held winless over the past two days, we’re taking it a different direction.

    Which Bay Area team had the worst weekend?

  13. Video: What do Oakland Raiders eat before game day?

    Nov 8, 2013, 5:13 PM PDT

    Professional athletes are expected to function at superhuman levels on game day. How players fuel their body can be very important. Sports teams have their own chefs that carefully plan out meals, but each person’s preference for their pre game cuisine can come down to superstition, ritual, or familiarity. With that in mind, we asked…

  14. Field of Links: Revenge of the nerds, Hockey gods pay back Sharks, Cutest video ever

    Nov 8, 2013, 8:48 AM PDT

    They may be built like Fred “The Ogre” Palowakski, but they have beautiful minds like Arnold Poindexter. The Stanford Cardinal’s potent combination of brains and brawn led to a 26-20 win over the Oregon Ducks on Thursday. The final score wasn’t indicative of how one-sided Stanford’s win truly was.  They beat the Ducks so bad that one…

  15. TBT: John Elway’s jersey to be retired by Stanford

    Nov 7, 2013, 5:28 PM PDT

    It’s a moment 30 years in the making. On Thursday, the Stanford Cardinal will retire John Elway’s No. 7 jersey at halftime. Elway will join Jim Plunkett and Ernie Nevers to become just the third football player to have his number retired by Stanford University. In this edition of Throwback Thursday, we’ll take a look…

  16. Scammers selling fake tickets to Oregon vs. Stanford game

    Nov 7, 2013, 1:34 PM PDT

    The matchup between Stanford (5) and Oregon (3) at Stanford Stadium is being touted as the biggest game of the year in college football. With the amount of hype behind the game, scammers are preying on the fans that are trying to get last-minute tickets. [RELATED: All eyes down on the Farm] There have been…

  17. Hawks’ guard suspended for low blow on DeMarcus Cousins

    Nov 7, 2013, 11:01 AM PDT

    Atlanta Hawks guard Dennis Schroder was issued a one-game suspension for a low blow on Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins, the NBA announced on Thursday. Schroder struck Cousins in the groin during the Kings’ 105-100 loss to the Hawks on Tuesday night at Sleep Train Arena. With 9:54 remaining in the fourth quarter, Schroder delivered…

  18. Field of Links: Concern over Curry, All eyes down on the Farm, Crazy facts about cheerleaders

    Nov 7, 2013, 10:21 AM PDT

    The fragile status of Stephen Curry’s ankles always seem to have a way of tempering the enthusiasm surrounding the Golden State Warriors. Just when everything was clicking on all cylinders, Curry rolled his left foot in the third quarter of the 106-93 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves and didn’t return. The Warriors announced that an…

  19. Kings’ ownership teams up with fans for ‘Here We Roar’ night

    Nov 6, 2013, 4:51 PM PDT

    A couple of quiet keyboard clicks will soon result in a deafening roar. On Monday, a few Sacramento Kings fans started a movement called “Here We Roar.” The idea was to get the entire fan base to come together and set a Guinness World Record for arena noise on November 15, at Sleep Train Arena.…

  20. Video: Harbaugh re-enacts his popular commercial

    Nov 6, 2013, 2:28 PM PDT

    Jim Harbaugh brings enthusiasm unknown to mankind to the football field. But does that approach work on kids? In September, the 49ers’ coach first appeared in a Visa commercial that showed him yelling at a group of disinterested youth football players. The high-strung coach’s NFL approach contrasted with the sweet innocent style of the youth football…

  21. Stephen Curry cracks the top 10 in NBA jersey sales

    Nov 6, 2013, 11:14 AM PDT

    Stephen Curry is continuing his rise into the upper echelon of NBA Superstars. He is currently ranked No. 10 in NBA jersey sales according to Fanatics.com. Curry, 25, was recently featured on two different magazine covers and the Golden State Warriors are off to a hot start. In his fifth season, Curry’s uptick in popularity…

  22. Field of Links: Sharks robbed, Asomugha paid not to play, Kings are ‘Money’

    Nov 6, 2013, 9:48 AM PDT

    Somebody has some explaining to do. The San Jose Sharks were robbed of an overtime win on Tuesday night against the Buffalo Sabres and ended up losing 5-4 in a shootout. With 3:05 remaining in overtime, Tommy Wingels pushed across what should have been the game-winning goal, except everyone missed it. Watch as the puck squirts…

  23. NorCal sports Twitter power rankings

    Nov 5, 2013, 5:15 PM PDT

    Success is measured in wins and losses in the sports world. Off the field, it’s easy to gauge popularity by following the trails of the followers themselves. Here’s how the Bay Area franchises and star athletes stack up through Twitter.

  24. You can bring home Candlestick Park seats for $649 a pair

    Nov 5, 2013, 1:49 PM PDT

    While new seats are being installed at Levi’s Stadium, the 49ers have begun the process of selling off the old seats at Candlestick Park. Season ticket holders will get the first crack at bringing home their own seats from “The Stick.” From now until January 2014, season ticket holders can buy two seats for what…

  25. Field of Links: Warriors are indeed fun, A’s interested in Hudson? An insane mid-air collision

    Nov 5, 2013, 8:57 AM PDT

    The Golden State Warriors were voted the most fun team to watch in the NBA. They are backing up that claim with authority. Stephen Curry messed around and got a triple-double and Andre Iguodala was a part of two plays that you simply must see to believe as the Warriors clobbered the 76ers 110-90 on…

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