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Warriors get their rings; it never gets old

Steve Kerr recalled one of his many ring ceremonies and telling then-Commissioner David Stern, “We’ve got to stop meeting like this.” He was kidding, of course. Ring ceremonies, after all, never [Read entire story]

Rockets’ Paul, Harden show they can work together

It didn’t take long to determine the Rockets’ playmaker. Newcomer Chris Paul dribbled the ball upcourt on Houston’s first possession. And the next. And the next. The first five times the Rockets [Read entire story]

Ex-Warrior Festus Ezeli returns for ceremony

Former Warriors center Festus Ezeli has dreams of playing again in the NBA, but it won’t happen anytime soon. “I started walking about three weeks ago, and it’s almost like a got a brand new [Read entire story]

Cardinal Newman High School bands together in wake of fire

Most of the campus is burned down. The air quality is extremely hazardous. Ash falls from the sky. Only certain officials are permitted on the premises. Despite the danger zone, two senior athletes from [Read entire story]

Cardinal Newman chaplain delivers homily, hope

Father Moses Brown lost his office and classroom along with all his Bibles and rosaries in the firestorm that ravaged Cardinal Newman High School in Santa Rosa. The school chaplain’s prized possession [Read entire story]

Klay Thompson on fires: ‘Thoughts and prayers are with all the families’

Klay Thompson answered questions about the Warriors’ trip to China, his new shoe deal and preparing for the season, but he wouldn’t end his Tuesday session with reporters until insisting to speak of the deadly fires [Read entire story]

Warriors return from China, try to get groove back

The Warriors were back home, back at their Oakland practice facility and back focusing on basketball. But not back in rhythm. “No. We’re all completely out of it,” head coach Steve [Read entire story]

An emotional Klay Thompson on North Bay fires: ‘just a terrible situation’

Klay Thompson answered questions about the Warriors’ trip to China, his new shoe deal and preparing for the season, but he wouldn’t end his Tuesday session with reporters at the team’s practice facility until [Read entire story]

A’s Matt Chapman follows path of Rockies’ Nolan Arenado

Nolan Arenado will make his first playoff appearance Wednesday night when the Rockies play the National League wild-card game in Arizona. “He definitely deserves this,” A’s rookie Matt Chapman [Read entire story]

Giants won’t lose 100! — they beat Padres, Cain is next

Matt Cain will make his last big-league start Saturday and admitted to being a tad nervy. “You have nerves for the last start as you do for the first one,” he said on the eve of his finale. “You [Read entire story]

Giants’ Nick Hundley wins Willie Mac Award: ‘pretty overwhelming’

Nick Hundley is considered a good teammate and clubhouse leader, and there can’t be enough of those on a team having a horrible season. Friday night, Hundley received the Willie Mac Award as the most [Read entire story]

‘Willie Mays World Series MVP’: MLB renames award, honors Say Hey Kid

In 1954, the year Willie Mays made his epic Game 1 catch at the Polo Grounds in New York, the most replayed highlight in World Series history, there was no World Series most valuable player award. The [Read entire story]

Mark Canha’s walk-off home run lifts A’s over Mariners

If the A’s win three of four in their season-ending series in Texas, they’ll finish the second half with a winning record. For a team that was 39-50 in the first half, that’s called progress. [Read entire story]

Khris Davis hits 42nd homer in A’s 6-3 loss to Mariners

It didn’t take long for the A’s to set a team record Tuesday night. Marcus Semien was the leadoff hitter and homered to begin the bottom of the first inning. It was their 127th home run at the [Read entire story]

A’s win 7th straight: ‘It’s fun to come to the ballpark right now’

A’s manager Bob Melvin had discussions with his team about accomplishing three things in the final weeks. 1. Beating the Astros, a team that dominated the A’s until losing four straight at the [Read entire story]

Johnny Cueto at his own pace in Giants’ walk-off win

Johnny Cueto enjoys his time on a baseball diamond, and sometimes he just doesn’t want to come off the field. Never in a rush, Cueto moseys to the mound and moseys back to the dugout. He rarely runs [Read entire story]

Giants’ Mark Melancon vows to be ready for spring training

Mark Melancon plans to start throwing Dec. 15, around the time he usually begins his offseason throwing program, putting him on pace to be ready for spring training. “I don’t have to push, given [Read entire story]

Tumbling Giants fall to Diamondbacks, get closer to 100 losses

The Giants played a game Friday night that in manager Bruce Bochy’s mind was winnable, and it was. They led by a run in the seventh inning. As had happened 91 times previously, the Giants did all they [Read entire story]

Giants’ Bochy on Gorkys Hernandez’s season: ‘one of the best comebacks’

Gorkys Hernandez has had his share of struggles this year, like many Giants, but manager Bruce Bochy praised the outfielder for how he overcame his bad start. “If you break up his season, it’s one of [Read entire story]

Giants honor former manager Frank Robinson

When Frank Robinson was introduced as the first African American manager at a news conference in Cleveland in October 1974, he had a regret. “I’m sorry Jackie Robinson couldn’t be there. He passed [Read entire story]