Nov 15, 2013, 4:38 PM PDT
Five-year-old Mile has been fighting Leukemia since the age of 1. As a result, taking down the Penguin and saving San Francisco Giants mascot Lou Seal wasn’t much of a challenge. See Batkid save the day as the lil’ Dark Knight became a shining beacon of light.
Nov 15, 2013, 4:16 PM PDT
Batkid piqued the interest of the nation while saving damsels in distress and thwarting bank robberies. But when the Penguin kidnapped San Francisco Giants mascot Lou Seal, the sports world clearly took exception. The news of Batkid’s heroic exploits in Gotham City traveled far and wide. It even made it into the San Francisco 49ers’ locker…
Nov 15, 2013, 8:15 AM PDT
He’s a mild-mannered five-year-old child by day, but when duty calls, he becomes Batkid. This youngster named Miles has been successfully fighting Leukemia for four years. Villains like The Joker, The Riddler and Penguin don’t seem nearly as tough. San Francisco has been transformed into Gotham City and Miles will be its Dark Knight. With…
Nov 15, 2013, 8:00 AM PDT
The SportsNet Central Podcast is back for a third episode. Listen in as anchormen Ahmed Fareed and Dave Feldman leave the sports desk and toss aside the teleprompter. Topics Include: Which 49ers player needs to step up this Sunday to beat the New Orleans Saints? Find out if Ahmed and Feldy believe participation in youth…
Nov 14, 2013, 1:40 PM PDT
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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?
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.…
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…
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…
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…
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.
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