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Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013

'Good cheer' missing in rivalry

An all-California NBA matchup got heated in a hurry on Christmas night.
By Janie McCauley

Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013

49ers stop Falcons, clinch playoff berth

NaVorro Bowman returned an interception 89 yards for a touchdown with 1:10 remaining, and the San Francisco 49ers clinched a playoff berth with a wild 34-24 victory.
By Janie McCauley

Monday, Dec. 23, 2013

Candlestick stadium chief stays focused on finale

Candlestick Park's longtime stadium chief Mike Gay is worked hard to ensure a special send off Monday night while making sure not to get too sentimental as the aging stadium's time comes to a close.
By Janie McCauley

Gonzalez recalls when life changed at Candlestick

SAN FRANCISCO - Tony Gonzalez had more on his mind than just his final game at Candlestick Park, or all of the family and friends making the trip from Southern California for Monday's game against ...
By Janie McCauley

Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013

Much has changed since Falcons faced 49ers

SAN FRANCISCO - Two teams separated by just a few plays and all of four points for a berth to the Super Bowl last February now find themselves on opposite ends of the spectrum and standings.
By Janie McCauley

Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013

San Francisco tight end is on a roll

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Vernon Davis is giving opposing safeties fits. Whether it's Davis hurdling over defenders, sprinting by them or easily out-leaping them in the end zone, nobody seems to be ...
By Janie McCauley

Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013

Kaepernick finding calm in second-year storm

San Francisco head coach Jim Harbaugh said he is proud of quarterback Colin Kaepernick's demeanor as a team leader and a professional in some rough, second-year seas.
By Janie McCauley

Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013

Giants reach deal with Hudson

The San Francisco Giants have agreed to a $23 million, two-year contract with the free-agent pitcher, who began his career with Oakland. Hudson had a physical Monday, and the team said the deal is ...
By Janie McCauley

Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013

Panthers earn statement win

SAN FRANCISCO - The Carolina Panthers can now say they have that signature win everybody has been waiting to see: on the road, against the reigning NFC champions, in November.
By Janie McCauley

Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013

Verlander hurls Tigers into ALCS

OAKLAND, Calif. - Justin Verlander pitched another Game 5 gem in Oakland while carrying a no-hit bid into the seventh inning, and Miguel Cabrera homered to lead the Detroit Tigers past the ...
By Janie McCauley

Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013

Verlander, Gray up again in Game 5

OAKLAND, Calif. — It’s Justin Verlander and Sonny Gray, the encore. These decisive Game 5s sure are becoming familiar for Verlander. Not so much for the Oakland rookie.
By Janie McCauley

Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013

Luck leads Colts in rout of 49ers

SAN FRANCISCO - Andrew Luck faked out the defense, ran untouched into the end zone for a 6-yard touchdown and emphatically threw down the ball with a little extra oomph.
By Janie McCauley

Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013

Boldin shines debut with 49ers

SAN FRANCISCO - Anquan Boldin's sensational San Francisco debut helped keep the 49ers on quite a roll against Green Bay.
By Janie McCauley

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Giants don't plan to trade Lincecum

SAN FRANCISCO - General manager Brian Sabean said on his regular radio show Thursday that the Giants don't plan to trade two-time NL Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum this season.
By Janie McCauley

Monday, July 1, 2013

Ex-Jacket Villalona enjoying fresh start

Former Augusta GreenJacket is going about his business with a quiet professionalism - thankful for a second chance in the San Francisco Giants' organization at age 22 after four years away dealing ...
By Janie McCauley

Monday, June 10, 2013

Athletics at it again

OAKLAND, Calif. - Third baseman Josh Donaldson sees plenty of similarities between this Oakland team and the one that stunned the Texas Rangers on the season's final day last fall.
By Janie McCauley

Monday, May 27, 2013

Self-funded Cal team is favorite to win golf title

BERKELEY, Calif. - The top-ranked California men's golf team has no home course to call its own. Most of the Golden Bears were passed on by the elite college golf programs. Still, Cal is favored ...
By Janie McCauley

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Homers lift Giants over Braves

SAN FRANCISCO - Ex-Green Jacket Pablo Sandoval splashed a home run into McCovey Cove and the San Francisco Giants beat the Atlanta Braves 5-1 on Sunday to wrap up a strong homestand.
By Janie McCauley

Friday, March 29, 2013

Giants reward Posey with huge contract

The Giants rewarded NL MVP and batting champion Buster Posey with a $167 million, nine-year contract Friday, a deal that includes a club option for 2022 that could raise the value to $186 million ...
By Janie McCauley

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Dominicans party after claiming title

SAN FRANCISCO - The Dominican Republic has its World Baseball Classic crown that was four years in the making.
By Janie McCauley

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