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  1. Field of Links: Sharks chomp Penguins, Klay’s best friend, high school student taking NFL cheerleader to prom

    Mar 7, 2014, 9:26 AM PST

    Mar 6, 2014; San Jose, CA, USA; San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton (19) celebrates with right wing Brent Burns (88), defenseman Matt Irwin (52) and center Joe Pavelski (8) after scoring a goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins with an assist by Pavelski during the third period at SAP Center at San Jose. The San Jose Sharks defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

    The San Jose Sharks won a statement game in thrilling fashion on Thursday. Team Teal came back from an 0-2 deficit against the Pittsburgh Penguins, who are the best team in the Eastern Conference. If you missed the game, or simply want to re-live the glory, check out the highlights below. — Giants insider Andrew Baggarly…

  2. Case of the Mondays: Marleau’s precious medals, Curry’s weird celebration

    Feb 24, 2014, 9:48 AM PST

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    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 – Precious Medals: Patrick Marleau helped Canada take…

  3. Crazy AHL hockey brawl escalates quickly

    Feb 18, 2014, 2:27 PM PST

    Hockey Brawl

    It was a scene straight out of Slap Shot, but no one on the ice had the last name of Hanson.  On Sunday, members of the Adirondack Phantoms and Portland Pirates of the AHL threw down for a solid three minutes. The dangerous brawl drags on ridiculously long as the referees do very little to break it…

  4. Field of Links: The San Jose Sharks caught a real shark

    Feb 12, 2014, 10:01 AM PST

    SJ Sharks catch real shark

    The San Jose Sharks caught a real shark. The crew consisted of Nolan, Joe Thornton, Raffi Torres, Andrew Desjardins, and Tommy Wingels. They won’t be bringing home medals during the Olympic break, but they just came up on a new trophy and the memory of a lifetime.

  5. Feb. 7 will be ‘Joe Pavelski Day’ in Plover, Wisconsin

    Feb 3, 2014, 4:19 PM PST

    Feb. 7, 2014 will be Joe Pavelski Day. (USA TODAY Sports)

    San Jose Sharks forward Joe Pavelski is putting Plover, Wisconsin on the map. In return, the 12,239 residents of the 10.79 square mile town are rewarding his efforts. The village of Plover has decreed that Feb. 7, 2014 will be Joe Pavelski Day. They’re recognizing Pavelski with a day of his own to honor his efforts…

  6. Field of Links: Coffee with the Splash Bros., First Lady’s video-bomb dunk, Pavelski on fire

    Jan 21, 2014, 10:06 AM PST

    Coffee with Curry

    Be careful drinking coffee around Stephen Curry. Now you know why they’re really called the Splash Brothers. All kidding aside, the Golden State Warriors learned a lesson from the NBA-best Indiana Pacers on Monday night, writes Monte Poole. — Joe Pavelski stayed crazy hot and scored two goals to help the San Jose Sharks salvage a…

  7. Ric Flair claims he’s receiving death threats for supporting the 49ers

    Jan 9, 2014, 1:21 PM PST

    Ric Flair surprised the 49ers during a team meeting on Saturday. (WWE)

    WOOOOOOOO(oops). Ric Flair is reportedly receiving death threats from Panthers fans because of his public support of the 49ers. As a result, he’ll be skipping Sunday’s divisional playoff game between the 49ers and Panthers. The news comes from Flair’s agent Melinda Morris Zanoni via WBTV. “We know fans are passionate about their teams, but some of…

  8. Field of Links: Hertl hurt, Warriors’ inexcusable loss, a Candy Candlestick Park

    Dec 20, 2013, 9:57 AM PST

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    The San Jose Sharks lost the game and a key player on Thursday night. During the 4-1 loss to the Los Angeles Kings, rookie sensation Tomas Hertl injured his knee when he collided with Dustin Brown, who has a history of similarly questionable hits. Sharks coach Todd McLellan chose not to say if he thought…

  9. 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…

  10. Field of Links: Shaq slips and falls on set, Barkley hates the Bay Area, Burns is back

    Nov 22, 2013, 9:14 AM PST

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    Shaquille O’Neal is the newest member of the Sacramento Kings ownership group. That is great news, because when he does goofy stuff, it’s now a local story. On Thursday, Shaq slipped and fell on the TNT basketball set. Seeing an aging seven-footer fall is scary at first, then absolutely hilarious. Just ask Chris Webber. —…

  11. Which NHL team charges the most for beer?

    Nov 14, 2013, 1:40 PM PST

    SAP Center is a decent place to have a brew. (Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports)

    It would cost a San Jose Sharks fan around $68.75 to fill the Stanley Cup with beer purchased at SAP Center. The price of the aforementioned dream scenario was revealed in a recent study by SaveonBrew.com. The same research determined that Sharks fans get one of the best beer deals in the league. A 16-ounce…

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

    Nov 11, 2013, 10:34 AM PST

    Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

    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. NorCal sports Twitter power rankings

    Nov 5, 2013, 5:15 PM PST

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    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.

  14. Field of Links: Boyle injured by a repeat offender, don’t ask Manningham about crutches

    Oct 16, 2013, 9:04 AM PST

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    An ugly hit overshadowed what was supposed to be an exciting battle of two of the NHL’s remaining unbeaten teams. The San Jose Sharks defeated the St. Louis Blues 6-2 on Tuesday, but the team’s singular focus remains on the health of Dan Boyle, after he was taken off the ice on a stretcher following…

  15. Field of Links: Sharks and Blues set to put perfection on the line, Which bear is best?

    Oct 15, 2013, 9:37 AM PST

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    There are three undefeated teams remaining in the National Hockey League. Two of them do battle on Tuesday night when the San Jose Sharks take on the St. Louis Blues. It might be a little too early to hype a battle of unbeaten teams, but the game definitely takes on more meaning. Just ask the guys…

  16. Field of Links: A’s get Verlander’d, Smith ‘pumped’ to play the Raiders, Hertl starts a trend

    Oct 11, 2013, 10:02 AM PST

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    After ending another Oakland Athletics season, Justin Verlander explained his shutout effort by simply saying, “I’m pitching the way I am supposed to.” He also admitted that he saw the posters of his ex-girlfriend, Kate Upton, in the crowd. How good is it to be Verlander? The worst thing people can do to him is…

  17. Field of Links: Wilson met with boos, Griffin reaches a milestone, goofy .GIFs

    Sep 25, 2013, 9:05 AM PST

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    Welp, it finally happened. Brian Wilson pitched at AT&T Park in Dodger blue. He was met with a smattering of boos. As jarring a scene as it was for true Giants fans, the boos don’t make much sense. It’s not like he wanted to leave. The Giants just didn’t want him that bad and they didn’t…

  18. Field of Links: Oakland Coliseum metal detectors set for baseball debut, etc.

    Sep 19, 2013, 9:51 AM PST

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    The Oakland Coliseum metal detectors will make their baseball debut today. Add that to the list of non-baseball stories that have been oozing out of the ballpark in Oakland. Fans are encouraged to arrive early as the new security procedures get under way. The A’s should be one of the best stories in baseball, instead,…

  19. Field of Links: A’s homecoming hampered by Angels and atmosphere

    Sep 17, 2013, 9:06 AM PST

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    The Oakland Athletics returned home conquering heroes. They completed a 5-1 road trip that included a three-game sweep of their only true threat to repeat as American League West Champions, the Texas Rangers. The victors had their heads held high as they entered the Oakland Coliseum with a 6.5 game lead, ready to began a seven-game…

  20. Field of Links: A’s-Rangers set to collide with huge implications

    Sep 13, 2013, 10:40 AM PST

    Who will come out on top when the A's and Rangers clash?

    It sort of feels like this is it. If the Oakland Athletics can win this road series against the Texas Rangers, odds are they will once again don the American League West crown. The Rangers’ last stand will be on their turf. They won’t go down easy. This tough Texas team will be playing with…

  21. Field of Links: Raiders rookie talent show leaves coach Allen unimpressed

    Aug 22, 2013, 8:54 AM PST

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    Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen hopes his players are far more talented than they looked during the annual rookie talent show. Allen has been coaching in the NFL since 2002, and he couldn’t believe what he saw when the Raiders’ rookies took the stage to showcase their “talents.” “They were terrible,” Allen said. “In…

  22. Field of Links: No pie?

    Aug 20, 2013, 9:55 AM PST

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    Oakland Athletics fans were left terribly confused after salivating for a sweet treat that would never arrive. On Monday, the A’s did defeat the Seattle Mariners 2-1 in walk-off fashion when Brandon Moss clubbed a home run to centerfield, but the customary pie celebration never occurred. It has become a Pavlovian response for A’s fans…

  23. Field of Links: 49ers snap judgements, Giants given something to play for, A’s are the hunted

    Aug 9, 2013, 9:35 AM PST

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    It’s easy to jump to conclusions after one preseason game — but you probably shouldn’t. Bruce Bochy wisely gave the Giants something to play for. The A’s have gone from hunter to hunted. All that and the greatest collection of links, GIFs, images, and videos of the day.

  24. Field of Links: PED users have ‘taken a dump’ on all of us

    Aug 6, 2013, 10:18 AM PST

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    Several current and former Bay Area athletes had some strong words after MLB suspended the Biogenesis clients.

  25. How Sharks greats and the SJ community rallied around a teammate

    Jul 31, 2013, 10:55 AM PST

    Curtis Brown salutes the crowd at Sharks Ice.

    The story of how several Sharks greats and the San Jose community rallied around one former teammate.

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