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, 5:04 PM PDT
The 2013 Most Valuable Player awards were handed out by the Baseball Writers Association of America on Thursday. Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera and Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen took home the honors. While the baseball world adamantly debates the decisions of the writers (seriously, how can Mike Trout be snubbed two years in…
Nov 14, 2013, 2:37 PM PDT
The Harlem Globetrotters are getting a lot of attention lately. Just days after one Globetrotter injured himself smashing a basketball hoop on a dunk, his teammate smashed a Guinness World Record for longest basketball shot. Thunder Law (probably not his real name) launched a basketball across the court from the third row of the U.S.…
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 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…
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, 1:53 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…
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, 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…
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, 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…
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