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  1. 49ers’ Dixon vents on Twitter after loss to Saints

    Nov 18, 2013, 9:01 AM PST

    Anthony Dixon is one of the most entertaining San Francisco 49ers to follow on Twitter. His posts are usually upbeat, abstract and hilarious. But after the 49ers 23-20 loss to the Saints in New Orleans, in which he had zero touches on offense, he took a very different tone. The 49ers backup running back was…

  2. VIDEO: SF Batkid saves Giants’ mascot Lou Seal from Penguin

    Nov 15, 2013, 4:38 PM PST

    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.

  3. The sports world closely followed Batkid’s rescue of Lou Seal

    Nov 15, 2013, 4:16 PM PST

    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…

  4. Field of Links: Happy Batkid Day

    Nov 15, 2013, 8:15 AM PST

    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…

  5. SportsNet Central Podcast: Episode Three

    Nov 15, 2013, 8:00 AM PST

    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…

  6. Which NHL team charges the most for beer?

    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 The same research determined that Sharks fans get one of the best beer deals in the league. A 16-ounce…

  7. Why Cirque Du Soleil is actually a lot like the NFL

    Nov 13, 2013, 5:51 PM PST

    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…

  8. Brian Wilson would choose his beard over Yankee pinstripes

    Nov 13, 2013, 1:30 PM PST

    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…

  9. Field of Links: Warriors, Sharks put Bay Area back on winning track

    Nov 13, 2013, 9:54 AM PST

    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…

  10. The single greatest celebratory hockey dance ever

    Nov 12, 2013, 4:53 PM PST

    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…

  11. Field of Links: Melvin could be first to win back-to-back AL Manager of the Year awards

    Nov 12, 2013, 9:26 AM PST

    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…

  12. Harlem Globetrotter suffers minor injury after hoop collapses during dunk

    Nov 11, 2013, 3:38 PM PST

    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…

  13. The 6 best Bay Area offerings for MLB and MTV’s new partnership

    Nov 11, 2013, 2:12 PM PST

    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…

  14. Is Dennis Allen on the hot seat?

    Nov 11, 2013, 12:56 PM PST

    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, Allen is one of the most likely coaches to be relieved of his duties at the…

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

    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?

  16. Video: What do Oakland Raiders eat before game day?

    Nov 8, 2013, 5:13 PM PST

    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…

  17. Field of Links: Revenge of the nerds, Hockey gods pay back Sharks, Cutest video ever

    Nov 8, 2013, 8:48 AM PST

    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…

  18. Scammers selling fake tickets to Oregon vs. Stanford game

    Nov 7, 2013, 1:34 PM PST

    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…

  19. Hawks’ guard suspended for low blow on DeMarcus Cousins

    Nov 7, 2013, 11:01 AM PST

    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…

  20. Field of Links: Concern over Curry, All eyes down on the Farm, Crazy facts about cheerleaders

    Nov 7, 2013, 10:21 AM PST

    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…

  21. Kings’ ownership teams up with fans for ‘Here We Roar’ night

    Nov 6, 2013, 4:51 PM PST

    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.…

  22. Video: Harbaugh re-enacts his popular commercial

    Nov 6, 2013, 2:28 PM PST

    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…

  23. Stephen Curry cracks the top 10 in NBA jersey sales

    Nov 6, 2013, 11:14 AM PST

    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 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…

  24. Field of Links: Sharks robbed, Asomugha paid not to play, Kings are ‘Money’

    Nov 6, 2013, 9:48 AM PST

    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…

  25. NorCal sports Twitter power rankings

    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.

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