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What to make of these suddenly dominant San Francisco Giants
May 22, 20152

What to make of these suddenly dominant San Francisco Giants

Just because the Warriors are in the NBA’s final four — and winning entertaining games by the slimmest of margins — doesn’t

It’s a Trap: Warriors win Game 2 on last possession with their best defensive play of the year
May 21, 20152

It’s a Trap: Warriors win Game 2 on last possession with their best defensive play of the year

After the Warriors jumped out to a 16-point lead in the second quarter, it didn’t seem feasible that they’d be forced to make one

ESPN 30-for-30 looks back at Crazy Crab, the world’s first and last anti-mascot
May 21, 20151

ESPN 30-for-30 looks back at Crazy Crab, the world’s first and last anti-mascot

By now, most sports fans are familiar with ESPN’s 30-for-30 series. These longform masterpieces — the brainchild of ex-ESPN darling, Bill Simmons — proved that if

Are the A’s really this bad and the Astros really this good?
May 21, 20151

Are the A’s really this bad and the Astros really this good?

Are the A’s really this bad? Yes. Sorry, but they stink. Are the Astros really this good? No. But I wanted to

Giants on a roll, put Dodgers to sleep
May 20, 20154

Giants on a roll, put Dodgers to sleep

Tim Lincecum passed Carl Hubbell to move into fourth on the All-Time Giants strikeout list. With seven shutout innings in a 4-0

Union members demonstrating against Cumulus tonight outside AT&T Park
May 20, 201524

Union members demonstrating against Cumulus tonight outside AT&T Park

Members of the SAG-AFTRA union will hand out anti-Cumulus fliers tonight outside AT&T Park before tonight’s game between the Giants and Dodgers. They plan on

ESPN personalities sound off on Riley Curry: Sportz is serious business, no kids allowed
May 20, 201524

ESPN personalities sound off on Riley Curry: Sportz is serious business, no kids allowed

Some talking heads are nothing more than wind merchants, and those people have jobs that run counter to how most fans watch and

Draymond Green and Andrew Bogut named to NBA All-Defensive teams
May 20, 20153

Draymond Green and Andrew Bogut named to NBA All-Defensive teams

The results are in. No surprises here. Kawhi Leonard gets a little more respect nationally than Draymond Green, which comes with the

Biggie Smalls: Curry scores 34, Warriors win exciting Game 1
May 20, 20159

Biggie Smalls: Curry scores 34, Warriors win exciting Game 1

It’s rare that heavily-discussed individual matchups live up to the hype. A certain recent prize fight comes to mind, although in that

Western Conference Finals Preview and Prediction
May 19, 20152

Western Conference Finals Preview and Prediction

First, let’s go through this position-by-position. Point guard: It took a couple games for Stephen Curry to play like an MVP instead

And Cowboy makes three: 49ers DE Justin Smith retires
May 18, 20151

And Cowboy makes three: 49ers DE Justin Smith retires

Almost five months ago, Alex Flanagan reported that San Francisco 49ers star defensive lineman Justin Smith would retire from the NFL after a

Report: Plan for Raiders stadium in Oakland is “gurgling blood”
May 18, 201522

Report: Plan for Raiders stadium in Oakland is “gurgling blood”

The Oakland Raiders need a new home and the fans are torn between the two options. Having found success in both Oakland

Oakland A’s quiz: How many can you get?
May 18, 20151

Oakland A’s quiz: How many can you get?

As I settled into my seat yesterday at the Coliseum, the A’s had contrived a way to make two errors before they

Giants are in surprisingly good shape, considering
May 17, 20156

Giants are in surprisingly good shape, considering

The good news just keeps on coming for the San Francisco Giants. What’s good today? Casey McGehee is out of this morning’s

99 problems, but a goal ain’t one: Wondo, red card lead Quakes to 2-0 win
May 17, 20150

99 problems, but a goal ain’t one: Wondo, red card lead Quakes to 2-0 win

It had been 35 days since the Earthquakes last played at Avaya Stadium. They picked up right where they left off. David

Play of the year, game of the year (for now): Warriors advance to Western Conference Finals
May 15, 201510

Play of the year, game of the year (for now): Warriors advance to Western Conference Finals

Only one play really mattered in this series. Oh, you’ll scoff. You’ll scoff me right off the court with that mess. But

Report: Troy Tulowitzki is a traitor to the Oakland A’s
May 15, 201512

Report: Troy Tulowitzki is a traitor to the Oakland A’s

After doing what they always do, the Colorado Rockies are probably going to have to trade the franchise’s most talented player in

Warriors went 4-0 against Rockets, but they haven’t faced *these* Rockets yet
May 15, 20159

Warriors went 4-0 against Rockets, but they haven’t faced *these* Rockets yet

Last night seemed like it was going normally. After talking about the Warriors on YSTL, I drove home, took the dog out, and

The second-guessing of Bob Melvin
May 14, 20156

The second-guessing of Bob Melvin

Managers can never really win. The only time a skipper can escape blame is if he wins a World Series, but even

Warriors’ Defense, Distance-shooting and DEPTH too much for Grizzlies in Game 5 win
May 14, 20153

Warriors’ Defense, Distance-shooting and DEPTH too much for Grizzlies in Game 5 win

The Memphis Grizzlies looked like they were shot out of a cannon to start this game, with Zach Randolph supplying all of

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