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  1. Josh Reddick made an unbelievable catch

    Feb 26, 2014, 4:06 PM PDT

    Oakland Athletics right fielder Josh Reddick made two of the most ridiculous catches you’ll ever see.

  2. SF State could be getting rid of the Gator

    Feb 20, 2014, 5:26 PM PDT

    San Francisco State University is considering saying “See you later, Alligator” to their mascot. Most mascot changes occur as a result of controversy or relocation. Fortunately, SF State doesn’t have either issue. What they do have, is a purple alligator that makes very little sense. “I’m about 90% sure that we are not going to…

  3. Bay Area high school player hits ‘miracle shot’ to force overtime

    Jan 29, 2014, 1:28 PM PDT

    It was a trick shot that Dude Perfect would have been proud of, and it happened in a real basketball game. With less than a second left on the game clock, Alameda’s St. Joseph Notre Dame High School forward Temidayo Yussuf heaved the ball an estimated 80 feet to send the game into overtime. Everyone…

  4. Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero’s dad got into a fight with Floyd Mayweather Sr.

    Jan 17, 2014, 2:00 PM PDT

    TMZ might try to bill this fight as Mayweather-Guerrero II, but it’s quite underwhelming. On Wednesday, Floyd Mayweather Sr., 61, and Ruben Guerrero — the father of Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero — got into a scuffle outside a Las Vegas gym. Mayweather Jr. defeated Guerrero in a boxing match that took place last May. During…

  5. The 5 best holiday-themed sports efforts of the season

    Nov 26, 2013, 3:24 PM PDT

    The holiday season is a time of reflection, happiness, giving and truly awful sports crossover efforts. Every year at this time, sports franchises and players inevitably whiff wildly when trying to deliver holiday cheer. Without further adieu, here are the top five sports-holiday hybrids of the season (so far). Sadly, there will be many more to…

  6. TBT: Hooray for the internet

    Nov 21, 2013, 5:12 PM PDT

    Next time you squint your eyes and draw your face ever closer to the warm glow of the computer monitor to closely examine fantasy football stats, take a moment to think of the brilliant minds that made the internet a possibility on this day. Can you believe people used to manually tabulate stats and do actual…

  7. 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…

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

    Oct 29, 2013, 10:08 AM PDT

    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…

  9. Kerri Walsh Jennings sets all-time win record

    Oct 28, 2013, 2:12 PM PDT

    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…

  10. Joey Chestnut devours 121 Twinkies in 6 minutes

    Oct 28, 2013, 1:10 PM PDT

    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…

  11. The SportsNet Central Inaugural Podcast – Oct 16, 2013

    Oct 17, 2013, 10:24 AM PDT

    Welcome to the inaugural SportsNet Central Podcast. Listen in as SNC anchors Dave Feldman and Ahmed Fareed establish their presence in the podcasting world. These guys hear and see it all. Check out what they have to say off-the-cuff and away from the SportsNet Central news desk. They may not have taken Podcasting 101, but…

  12. Condoleezza Rice among 13 selected to choose College Football Playoff teams

    Oct 16, 2013, 1:52 PM PDT

    Three people with strong Stanford University ties will be on the 13-member committee to select the teams for the first College Football Playoff. Condoleezza Rice, a Stanford University professor and former Secretary of the State, is one of the members of the committee. Also named were former Stanford head coach Tyrone Willingham and Oliver Luck,…

  13. This is Sparta! Details behind SJSU’s flashy new basketball court

    Oct 8, 2013, 8:15 PM PDT

    The San Jose State Spartans are making the most of their moniker with an awe-inspiring new basketball court design. The new flooring makes San Jose State the latest school to join the flashy and attention-grabbing trend of creating an artistic playing surface. The court was installed on Saturday and the whole process took three months from design…

  14. Broncos-Jaguars could soon combine for largest NFL point spread ever

    Sep 30, 2013, 2:34 PM PDT

    We could be on the verge of seeing the largest NFL point spread ever. In two weeks, the undefeated Broncos are set to take on the winless Jaguars in Denver, Co., and sports handicappers are already trying to figure out just how lopsided the beating will be. “Barring any injuries or something very dramatic occurring,…

  15. Lead attorney in NFL concussion settlement says the case was ‘flawed’

    Sep 17, 2013, 1:49 PM PDT

    The lead attorney for the former football players that sued the NFL in a high-profile, class-action lawsuit, believes the case was flawed. On the September 17 episode of HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel,” Christopher Seeger, the lead attorney for the players in the head-trauma lawsuit, explained that the $756 million settlement from the league…

  16. UCLA head coach Jim Mora Jr. walks out on press conference

    Sep 9, 2013, 7:43 PM PDT

    Early Sunday morning, UCLA wide receiver Nick Pasquale was killed in an automobile accident. Head coach Jim Mora Jr. met with the media on Monday in the wake of the heartbreaking news and was doing a good job keeping his emotions in check — until a phone rang. The call was to a media member…

  17. Erin Andrews’ videobombing guy is at it again

    Sep 9, 2013, 1:15 PM PDT

    After the 49ers victory over the Packers on Sunday, they cut to their postgame show in New York. That was when we first laid eyes on this magnificent bearded specimen of man. The entire time Erin Andrews was on camera, his face never moved. His sidekick with dreadlocks kept his face locked as well. As…

  18. People think we’re beautiful, drunk, bad sports fans

    Aug 21, 2013, 5:59 PM PDT

    The people of America think that Californians are really, really good looking drunks that don’t care much about sports. It could be worse.

  19. Building the California Golden Bears

    Aug 21, 2013, 3:42 PM PDT

    Returning to the Rose Bowl for the first time since 1959 is the obvious priority of California Golden Bears head football coach Sonny Dykes. The path to achieving that goal starts off the field and behind the scenes. “A big part of my job,” he says, is “to educate our players not only on how…

  20. Joey Chestnut toppled by another San Jose eater

    Aug 19, 2013, 2:08 PM PDT

    The tummy-churning rivalry between San Jose natives Joey Chestnut and Matt Stonie is starting to bubble up. Stonie, a rising star in the competitive eating world, upset Chestnut over the weekend in a potsticker eating contest.

  21. WWE Superstar announces he is gay, receives overwhelming support

    Aug 15, 2013, 12:44 PM PDT

    On Thursday morning, a TMZ cameraman got more than he bargained for when he asked WWE Superstar Darren Young if openly gay athletes would be welcomed in the WWE. Young, a member of the Prime Time Players tag team, decided the time was right to announce that he is gay. At that moment, he became…

  22. A’s issues aren’t what you think

    Aug 6, 2013, 11:31 PM PDT

    The literal red flags over Cincinnati are emblematic of the home team’s historic achievements. The figurative ones signify the A’s offensive anguish.

  23. Jason Sudeikis has questionable coaching etiquette

    Aug 4, 2013, 1:30 PM PDT

    Comedian Jason Sudeikis reinvents himself as “Coach Lasso” in a hilarious promo for NBC Sports Network.

  24. Solving the mystery of the A’s home run tunnel

    Jun 12, 2013, 11:40 AM PDT

    The Oakland Athletics have replaced the Bernie Lean with the Home run Tunnel. We betcha’ don’t know how it actually started… because even the A’s players themselves didn’t know. Click to solve the mystery.

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