Thursday, April 18, 2013

Report: Warriors Turned Down Trade For Paul Pierce At Deadline

The Golden State Warriors reportedly turned down a trade for Rudy Gay earlier this season, and now reports are surfacing that they turned down a trade for the expiring contract of Paul Pierce, as well.

Grantland's Bill Simmons is reporting that the Warriors declined a trade that would send Harrison Barnes, and either Richard Jefferson or Andris Biedrins, to the Celtics for Paul Pierce.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Should the San Francisco Giants Be Worried About Hector Sanchez?

The news out of San Francisco Giants spring training has only been negative for backup catcher Hector Sanchez.  The 23-year-old showed up overweight to camp, then injuries have limited his play during arguably the most crucial period of spring.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Revis on 49ers: 'I Would Just Be An Addition To Help Them Win That Trophy'

The rumors of a trade involving shut-down safety Darrelle Revis and the San Francisco 49ers have run rampant ever since Alex Smith was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs.

The 49ers have the ammunition to acquire a player of Revis' caliber with a total of 15 draft picks in the 2013 NFL Draft, and it appears they are poised for a big splash on the trade market or in free agency this offseason.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Report: Hector Sanchez Shows Up to Spring Training Overweight

The San Francisco Giants have always had to worry about Pablo Sandoval and now they have to worry about Hector Sanchez, as well. Sanchez reportedly showed up to spring training a few pounds overweight this week, an issue the team has previously had with their hefty third baseman.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

VIDEO: Curry Impressive In Practice For Three-Point Shootout

2012's winner of the All-Star three-point shootout, Kevin Love, did not eclipse 20 points in any of the rounds. In a video posted by Warriors guard and 2013 three-point contestant Stephen Curry, it shows the sharp-shooter tallying 27 points in a practice round -- a score that would easily surpass the competition on Saturday.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Andrew Bogut: 'Right Now Our Defense Is @#$%'

The Warriors lost their fifth straight game and now head into the All-Star break with questions about their team, the sustainability of their success and their suddenly non-existent defense.

Roman on 49ers' Super Bowl Play Calling: 'That's Life'

'Should, coulda, woulda' is how 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman sums up the play calling in the final drive of Super Bowl XLVII. Roman has received some flack for the lack of creativity in the final four plays of the 49ers' season, but has not let it discourage him.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Warriors Unveil New Short-Sleeved Alternate Jerseys

The Golden State Warriors are revolutionizing the NBA with their new alternate uniforms. On Feb. 22, against the San Antonio Spurs, the Warriors will be debuting their yellow tight-fitting alternate uniforms  -- the first team to wear them in the history of the NBA, but most certainly not the last.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Harbaugh, 49ers Will Not Let Alex Smith Decide His Own Fate This Offseason

Two days after losing the Super Bowl and blaming the referees, 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh said all the right things, blaming himself and the play-calling. He also mentioned the future of Alex Smith, the now high-priced back-up quarterback that likely wants nothing more than a fresh start in a new uniform.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Report: Alex Smith Already in High Demand By NFL Teams

It is unknown what the future holds for Alex Smith. He will likely be in a new uniform next season, but little is known about whether or not he will be traded or simply released by the 49ers.

ESPN is reporting that teams are already coming forward and will inquire about Smith in the near future for a possible trade with San Francisco.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

VIDEO: Pablo Sandoval Home Run Sends Venezuelan Crowd Into Hysteria

Pablo Sandoval has a World Series MVP and now he has a Venezuelan championship MVP, after his team took home the title last week.  His bomb in the fourth inning of the eventual deciding game sent the Venezuelan crowd into near lunacy.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Report: Warriors Turned Down Offer For Rudy Gay

According to a report, the Golden State Warriors had a chance to land recently traded Rudy Gay.

Gay was traded to the Toronto Raptors Wednesday, but NBA TV analyst Peter Vescey is reporting that the Grizzlies offered Gay to the Warriors in

Logan Couture Goes Kaepernicking As San Jose Sharks Reach 7-0-0

Logan Couture showed his support for quarterback Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers before Sunday's Super Bowl with a tribute to the dual-threat quarterback.

Poor Alex: Smith's Toughest Week as a 49er?

Alex Smith had to fend off questions surrounding the latest report that he will request his release from the 49ers before the March 12 start to NFL free agency, as well as deal with the fact he will not be starting for the 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII.

Ray Lewis' Baptism Graces Cover of Sports Illustrated

Ray Lewis has been the world's least favorite preacher since he announced he would be retiring after the season. The added motivation for this team led the Ravens to the Super Bowl this Sunday against the 49ers, but Sports Illustrated questioned the need for Lewis' arguably excessive use of sermon-like answers to questions with this week's cover.

Monday, January 28, 2013

49ers Only Have So Many Options When It Comes to Alex Smith, Free Agency

The 49ers are at a crossroads with Alex Smith.  They can thank him for being a good teammate -- despite replacing him as the starter -- and release him before free agency on March 12, or they can trade him to an NFL team in desperate need of a starting quarterback.

Report: Alex Smith Requests Release From 49ers Before Free Agency

The 49ers are in a pickle -- give Alex Smith what he deserves by staying true to the 49ers by granting him release from the team, or trade him to one of several teams dying for a starting quarterback?

Report: 49ers' Moss To Return For One More Year

Randy Moss will not be leaving on a high note if the 49ers win the Super Bowl on Sunday. According to Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio, Moss will return for one more year whether his team wins or loses on Feb. 3.

Moss was expected to retire once again after a rather quiet, yet productive, season with the NFC champions. A season so quiet almost certainly would lead to retirement for the 35-year-old, but evidently he has other plans.

Bogut Returns, Warriors Take Down Raptors

Andrew Bogut was back in the lineup after a two month hiatus that saw him encounter yet another setback to his ankle. He played well in his return Monday night without even a hint of an injury.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

49ers Arrive in New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII

The 49ers departed San Jose International Airport around 12 p.m. on Sunday and arrived in New Orleans to an ecstatic welcome from the crowd awaiting their arrival. The 49ers, as a team, will next encounter Super Bowl media day on Tuesday before the 3:30 p.m. PST Super Bowl XLVII start on Sunday, Feb. 3.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

San Francisco Giants Show Support for Super Bowl-Bound 49ers on Twitter

The 2012 World Series champs are taking sides in Super Bowl XLVII. Coincidentally, they're firmly planted behind the team that so happens to call San Francisco home, as well.  Giants players have taken to Twitter since watching the 49ers defeat the Atlanta Falcons and advance to the Super Bowl on Feb. 3., showing their support for San Francisco and the Bay Area's recent success in sports.

NBA All-Star Reserves Announced Tonight; Curry, Lee Strong Candidates

The NBA will announce the All-Star reserves on TNT at 4 p.m. PST tonight, and Stephen Curry and David Lee are among the viable candidates to have their name called. A Warriors player has not been named to an All-Star team since Latrell Sprewell in 1997.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

San Jose Sharks Lose Their Minds, Score Six Goals in First Period vs. Oilers

The San Jose Sharks cannot ask for a better start to their season, and now they accomplished not having a better start to a game.  The Sharks defeated the Oilers Tuesday night, 6-3, behind six first period goals -- tying the franchise record for most goals in one period.

Harbaugh Brothers Only Texting, Not Calling Each Other Prior to Super Bowl XLVII

Jim and John Harbaugh, head coaches of the 49ers and Ravens who will be facing off in Super Bowl XLVII, are not speaking at all before Feb. 3. They will stick strictly to texting -- nothing more and nothing less.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Jim Harbaugh Is Going To Lose His Mind With the Media Before Super Bowl XLVII

It has been one day since the 49ers defeated the Falcons in the NFC Championship, and already you can hear the angst in Jim Harbaugh's voice with the media. No, he does not want to talk about the Super Bowl matchup with his brother, John. He wants to talk about the players on the field. Good luck, Jim.

Harbaugh: Akers Will Be the 49ers' Kicker in the Super Bowl

David Akers missed a 32-yard field goal with the 49ers down three points to the Falcons in the second half of the NFC Championship, and all hell nearly broke loose.

No, the 49ers cannot bring back free agent kicker Billy Cundiff. Waiver wire pick-ups are over with, and San Francisco literally has no other option at

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Mark Jackson: Stephen Curry's Latest Ankle Injury Not Serious

Golden State Warriors head coach Mark Jackson stopped by the unofficially titled "Ratto and Mr. T Show" on KNBR Thursday to talk all things Dubs, and the never-ending fragility of Stephen Curry's ankle.

Report: Pablo Sandoval Hospitalized in Venezuela

Pablo Sandoval was reportedly taken to a Venezuelan hospital on Thursday, according to his brother's Twitter account.

The San Jose Mercury News' Alex Pavlovic is reporting that Michael Sandoval, who last played for the San Jose Giants in 2010, tweeted that his brother Pablo has been taken to the hospital for an

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Report: San Francisco Giants Still Interested in Ryan Theriot

Ryan Theriot, who scored the eventual World Series winning run for the San Francisco Giants, is still a free agent, and the Giants are interested in bringing him back.

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman is reporting that the Giants and Phillies are both in pursuit of Theriot, who has been a part of the last two World Series winning teams -- the Cardinals in 2011 and the Giants in 2012.

Brent Burns Doubtful For San Jose Sharks' Season Opener

The San Jose Sharks will likely be without star defenseman Brent Burns for opening day of the team's NHL season, as he was declared doubtful by head coach Todd McLellan on Wednesday.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Report: San Francisco Giants Considering Re-Signing Lincecum

Tim Lincecum, the starter-turned-reliever-turned-likely-starter, is reportedly in the San Francisco Giants'  future plans to re-sign when his contract with the team is up at the end of the 2013 season.

Report: Stephen Curry Nursing Injured Knee, Probable vs. Heat

Stephen Curry's ankle no longer seems to be a problem, but his knee is.

Curry reportedly sat out Tuesday's practice for precautionary reasons, one day before the Warriors take on the Heat.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Report: Posey Not Playing For Team USA in World Baseball Classic

Buster Posey said during the MLB playoffs that he would like to play for Team USA during the World Baseball Classic that starts in March, but that will not be the case.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle's Henry Schulman, Posey is reportedly playing it safe by staying away from the WBC in order to focus

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Were the 49ers Saving Kaepernick’s ‘Pistol’ Formation For the Playoffs?

If the 49ers weren’t awkward and untrusting of any form of media, it wouldn’t be a normal media session with the team. However, Saturday’s romping defeat of the Packers, and a birth in the NFC Championship game for the second year in a row, only provided the team the opportunity to shed light on their obvious change in gameplan for the playoffs.

Ryan Vogelsong To Pitch For Team USA in World Baseball Classic

Ryan Vogelsong will be pitching for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic, which gets started March 9.

USA, who has been placed in Pool D with Italy, Canada and Mexico in the first round, will face off against Italy at Chase Field in Arizona to start the tournament.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

49ers: Akers to Start Saturday, Justin Smith Limited Again

In a surprising turn of events, it was David Akers who seemingly won the kicker battle that ensued for the better part of the last week.

Free agent kicker Billy Cundiff was called in to challenge the struggling Akers for the starting spot this last week in Saturday's playoff game against the Packers, and Cundiff was widely considered the favorite to take over for

Report: San Jose Sharks To Start NHL Season Jan. 20

The San Jose Sharks will reportedly face off against the Calgary Flames to start the NHL lockout-shortened 2013 season. The game will be played on Sunday, January 20, in Calgary.

Among the storylines entering the 2013 NHL season for the Sharks is the injury-ridden defense, how the team will bounce back from a disappointing

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Harbaugh: Justin Smith Will Play vs. Packers

Justin Smith will be on an NFL field for the first time in four weeks, since he suffered a partially torn triceps tendon against the Patriots. Jim Harbaugh said he expects Smith to start Saturday's game against the Packers.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Golden State Warriors: Predicting the Return of Andrew Bogut

By now, we can be fairly sure Andrew Bogut’s ankle injury that kept him out virtually all of 2011-12 with the Milwaukee Bucks and again with the Golden State Warriors will take a lot longer to heal than 7-10 days.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Harbaugh on Kickers: 'We Have A Leader in the Clubhouse'

Jim Harbaugh was unusually full of information on Monday, as the 49ers begin their week of preparation for the Green Bay Packers.

While Harbaugh acknowledged that it is likely the team will go with two kickers on Saturday -- David Akers and Billy Cundiff -- he said they do have a "leader in the clubhouse." Recent reports have made it moderately clear

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Will the Shortened Season Help or Hurt the San Jose Sharks?

The San Jose Sharks' offense is ready to go. The majority of the roster has played overseas and experienced significant playing time in a competitive environment. Most notably, Joe Thornton and Logan Couture were key players for their respective teams in Switzerland.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

San Francisco Giants' Closer Sergio Romo Detained in Las Vegas

TMZ -- World Series hero Sergio Romo was handcuffed New Year's Day at the Las Vegas airport ... TMZ has learned -- after allegedly becoming belligerent with a TSA officer.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

David Lee: 'I have confidence I'm the best power forward in the league'

Take notice, NBA. The Golden State Warriors are for real -- and so is David Lee.

It was quite a measuring stick on Wednesday night at Oracle Arena. An angry Clippers squad coming off the snapping of their lengthy winning

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Harbaugh, 49ers Will Have Hard Time Keeping Assistant Coaches

There is a different side to Black Monday in the NFL, the ceremonial day of coaching staff firings that occur one day after the final week of the season. There are currently seven openings for a head coach around the NFL, and there are successful teams with successful coordinators that are coveted to fill them.

49ers Sign Kicker Cundiff, Keep Struggling Akers

The 49ers were active Tuesday, signing free agent kicker Billy Cundiff and waiving Eric Bakhtiari.

Cundiff came to Santa Clara on Monday for his second workout this season with the 49ers, after Akers went 2 for 4 on field goals in Sunday's win over the Cardinals.