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Mar 7, 2014, 9:26 AM PST
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…
Feb 24, 2014, 9:48 AM PST
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…
Feb 18, 2014, 2:27 PM PST
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…
Feb 12, 2014, 10:01 AM PST
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.
Feb 3, 2014, 4:19 PM PST
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…
Jan 21, 2014, 10:06 AM PST
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…
Jan 9, 2014, 1:21 PM PST
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…
Dec 20, 2013, 9:57 AM PST
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…
Dec 17, 2013, 7:45 AM PST
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…
Nov 22, 2013, 9:14 AM PST
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. —…
Nov 14, 2013, 1:40 PM PST
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 11, 2013, 10:34 AM PST
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 5, 2013, 5:15 PM PST
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.
Oct 16, 2013, 9:04 AM PDT
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…
Oct 15, 2013, 9:37 AM PDT
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…
Oct 11, 2013, 10:02 AM PDT
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…
Sep 25, 2013, 9:05 AM PDT
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…
Sep 19, 2013, 9:51 AM PDT
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,…
Sep 17, 2013, 9:06 AM PDT
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…
Sep 13, 2013, 10:40 AM PDT
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…
Aug 22, 2013, 8:54 AM PDT
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…
Aug 20, 2013, 9:55 AM PDT
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…
Aug 9, 2013, 9:35 AM PDT
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.
Aug 6, 2013, 10:18 AM PDT
Several current and former Bay Area athletes had some strong words after MLB suspended the Biogenesis clients.
Jul 31, 2013, 10:55 AM PDT
The story of how several Sharks greats and the San Jose community rallied around one former teammate.
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