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  1. The Hidden Relics of Candlestick Park

    Dec 18, 2013, 4:25 PM PST

    Hidden Scoreboard

    It has been called Candlestick Park, 3Com Park, Monster Park, and San Francisco Stadium at Candlestick Point, but soon it will be called rubble, scrap metal, and a demolition site. Many have made countless trips there to see the 49ers or Giants, and created a lifetime of sports memories in the stands, but you can’t possibly…

  2. Field of Links: Warriors fan wins free groceries for a year, Rudolph’s baseball-reference page, drunken elf arrested

    Dec 18, 2013, 9:27 AM PST

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    Things couldn’t have gone much better for the Golden State Warriors and their fans on Tuesday. The Warriors got a much-needed victory, Andre Iguodala returned, and it was Mark Jackson bobblehead night. Wait, it gets better. Stephen Curry and Andrew Bogut also combined for this ridiculous alley-oop on an inbound pass. But one of their…

  3. Field of Links: Nobody does holiday videos quite like the Sharks

    Dec 17, 2013, 7:45 AM PST

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    Tis the season for corny holiday videos. Many teams do them each year, but not as well as the San Jose Sharks. The latest Sharks Sports and Entertainment Holiday Card is the gift that keeps on giving. No, seriously, it’s over six minutes long and features several extra clips like the one featuring Patrick Marleau…

  4. Here are the many different A’s stadium renderings through the years

    Dec 16, 2013, 4:00 PM PST

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    The Oakland Athletics quest to build a new stadium seems to get more complicated and confusing by the day. That’s an impressive statement when considering they’ve been exploring options for over a decade. While San Jose sues Major League Baseball, Oakland continues to dream up new concepts, and Fremont fades into distant memory, the only…

  5. A horse named Harbaugh

    Dec 16, 2013, 1:52 PM PST

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    A horse is a horse, of course, of course, but this horse is named after the 49ers’ head coach. While Jim Harbaugh and the 49ers defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, a horse bearing his name galloped to win a race by two lengths at Hollywood Park Racetrack. Harbaugh (the horse) won the fifth…

  6. Case of the Mondays: Davis hits the wall, See the A’s field of dreams, NFL tantrums

    Dec 16, 2013, 10:02 AM PST

    (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

    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 – Davis hit the wall — literally: The…

  7. TBT: Giants take on outfielder Michael Morse and his epic ’80s walk-up song

    Dec 12, 2013, 3:15 PM PST

    Michael Morse could create a new tradition in San Francisco. (Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports)

    The San Francisco Giants had an aha! moment when they chose to take on outfielder Michael Morse. The right-handed slugger might add more than one kind of pop to the Giants, because he brings along a radical ’80s walk-up song.

  8. Andre Iguodala surprises a Warriors fan at work with season tickets

    Dec 12, 2013, 2:16 PM PST

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    Golden State Warriors fan Brent Kawaguchi was ordered to give a presentation on stage in front of his co-workers. Slightly nervous, he sat in front of the entire staff at the San Francisco offices of Kabam, an online gaming company, and picked up the microphone. It wasn’t the nerves that had him speechless. Shortly after beginning,…

  9. Ahmed Fareed makes a sweet trade with Billy Beane

    Dec 12, 2013, 1:48 PM PST

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    After numerous failed attempts to trade co-anchor Dave Feldman, Ahmed Fareed took a simpler approach and attempted to fleece Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane in a sweet trade. It didn’t work out so well.

  10. 49ers fans plan to buy a billboard ad near CenturyLink Field

    Dec 12, 2013, 1:07 PM PST

    This is the design that will be placed on a billboard within a mile of CenturyLink Field.

    The Seattle Seahawks “12th Man” took their shot at San Francisco 49ers fans and got 15 minutes of fame. In response, the 49ers Faithful are set to deliver an entire month of retribution. A group of 49ers fans have raised over $7,000 to buy a month of time on a digital billboard near CenturyLink Field,…

  11. Field of Links: Active Winter Meetings, Curry is clutch, Rangers draft Russell Wilson

    Dec 12, 2013, 9:24 AM PST

    All is quiet in Orlando on Thursday, after a busy three days at the Winter Meetings. Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

    The 2013 Winter Meetings didn’t disappoint. In total, four players were officially signed, with several other players reportedly agreeing to deals, six trades were completed, and a total of 15 players switched teams over a three-day span. Even though things are wrapping up on Thursday, Major League Baseball’s hot stove is still burning. The aforementioned…

  12. Jerry Blevins’ hilarious reaction to getting traded

    Dec 11, 2013, 4:40 PM PST

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    When the Oakland Athletics pulled the trigger on a trade sending left-handed reliever Jerry Blevins to the Washington Nationals, they effectively traded away their longest tenured player, their player’s union representative, and one of their best tweeters. Here’s the proof: I needed to update my avi without notice. I think it was a seamless transition.…

  13. Seahawks fans enraged over new commercial featuring Kaepernick

    Dec 11, 2013, 2:36 PM PST

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    Fans in the Pacific Northwest are furious at 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, and it has nothing to do with the fact his team beat the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. Instead, they are enraged by a new Beats by Dre ad that features the young quarterback. The ad shows a bunch of looney fans in Seahawks…

  14. Field of Links: Gore says 49ers are ‘still the big dogs in the division’

    Dec 11, 2013, 9:22 AM PST

    Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

    The Seattle Seahawks are currently in first place in the NFC West, and tied for the best record in the National Football League. That doesn’t impress 49ers running back Frank Gore. In a live interview with NFL Network, Gore claimed the 49ers’ 19-17 win over the Seahawks on Sunday was a reminder that they’re “still…

  15. Football could be an Olympic sport by 2024

    Dec 10, 2013, 4:49 PM PST

    Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY

    American Football could become an Olympic sport as soon as 2024. On Tuesday, the International Federation of American Football was granted provisional recognition by the International Olympic Committee, in a meeting that took place in Lausanne, Switzerland. The provisional recognition paves the way for a vote that could take place as early as 2017. If it’s…

  16. HardballTalk ranked MLB’s managers by handsomeness

    Dec 10, 2013, 3:53 PM PST

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    The annual Major League Baseball Winter Meetings seem very interesting. In reality, it’s a bunch of reporters and executives waiting around in a hotel lobby. During a patch of downtime during the meetings, our friends at HardballTalk decided to rank MLB’s managers by handsomeness. As Brad Pitt asks in Moneyball, “How can you not get romantic about baseball?”…

  17. 49ers and WWE officially announce Wrestlemania in Santa Clara

    Dec 10, 2013, 2:56 PM PST

    Courtesy: WWE on Facebook

    They may only boast a combined weight just north of 300 pounds, but San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York and Santa Clara Mayor Jamie Matthews have become one formidable tag team. Each man was spotted wearing the WWE Championship Belt on Tuesday, as the duo officially made the announcement that Wrestlemania is coming to Levi’s…

  18. Field of Links: Man arrested for pranking Mark Jackson and Sonny Dykes

    Dec 10, 2013, 9:43 AM PST

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    A Los Angeles man was arrested on felony eavesdropping charges after recording prank phone calls that offered jobs to Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson, California Golden Bears coach Sonny Dykes, NBC football analyst Tony Dungy, and several other coaches. The prankster called at least a dozen coaches and offered several different high-profile jobs. Hopefully he…

  19. 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh pays tribute to Al Davis

    Dec 9, 2013, 3:25 PM PST

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    San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh paid tribute to the late Al Davis during his Monday press conference. Harbaugh quoted Davis when asked about the 49ers playoff hopes. “Where we’re at we’ve got to win football games,” Harbaugh said. “Al Davis said it as well as can ever be said, ‘just win,’ and those are…

  20. A’s, Giants offering up unreal experiences in MLB charity auction

    Dec 9, 2013, 1:50 PM PST

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    The Oakland Athletics are offering fans a chance to join their front office for a day. If you eat, sleep, bleed, and breath orange and black, you could actually have a meal with San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt. If you want to do anything special with your favorite baseball team or its players,…

  21. Candlestick Park seats now available to public

    Dec 9, 2013, 12:42 PM PST

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    Candlestick Park seats are now available to the general public, just in time for the holiday season. Don’t expect the seats to arrive by Christmas, though. The 49ers will still need them for the Dec. 23, game against the Atlanta Falcons. The seats cost $749 per pair and can be purchased online right now. 49ers…

  22. Case of the Mondays: Seahawks players not tipping their caps to 49ers

    Dec 9, 2013, 10:26 AM PST

    Kaepernick and Wilson are two of the most popular NFL quarterbacks. (Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports)

    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 – Riveting Rivalry: The San Francisco 49ers won…

  23. Matt Cain to match up to $50k in donations for Make-A-Wish

    Dec 6, 2013, 11:31 PM PST

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    Would you jump into the frigid Winter waters of the San Francisco Bay to show how committed you are to your job? Don’t answer that. On Saturday, Patricia Wilson, the executive director of Make-A-Wish Bay Area is going to take the plunge to help raise money for her organization. San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Matt…

  24. Riding along with Doolittle and Griffin during the A’s Holiday Caravan

    Dec 6, 2013, 3:59 PM PST

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    Oakland Athletics pitchers A.J. Griffin and Sean Doolittle helped spread holiday cheer to humans and animals alike on Thursday. During the A’s annual holiday caravan, the two big league pitchers spent their day giving back to the community in Oakland. The day started at the Oakland Zoo, where they spent two hours signing autographs, taking…

  25. A 2-year-old named ‘Trick Shot’ Titus made the coolest video ever

    Dec 6, 2013, 2:36 PM PST

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    It’s not a Hollywood blockbuster, but “Trick Shot” Titus still managed to get A-list actors Bradley Cooper and Channing Tatum to appear in his most recent YouTube video. Titus, 2, is a basketball trick shot master, and his videos are getting millions of views online. In the most recent video posted by his father, Titus…

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