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Playoff victory helps Cardinal Newman move past wildfire tragedy

One month and one day after the most destructive wildfire in California history shattered their world, in a home game on another school’s field, Cardinal Newman-Santa Rosa football players took a fresh, triumphant step [Read entire story]

Olympic Club to host Ryder Cup and PGA Championship

San Francisco’s Olympic Club, a venue awash in golf history, has agreed to host the 2028 PGA Championship and 2032 Ryder Cup, The Chronicle has learned. The deal, which will be officially announced [Read entire story]

Rick Barry rooting for Curry to eclipse free-throw record

One of Rick Barry’s franchise records stands in peril, at least if Stephen Curry keeps sinking free throws with ruthless efficiency. Barry made 60 consecutive free-throw attempts in 1976, a feat [Read entire story]

Men’s, women’s U.S. Opens coming to Pebble Beach

The U.S. Open will return to Northern California in 2027 — at Pebble Beach, not the Olympic Club. USGA officials will announce Tuesday that they are bringing the 2023 U.S. Women’s Open and the ’27 [Read entire story]

Even after big win over Chiefs, Raiders face tough road to reach playoffs

Remember, they still have a long way to go. Thursday night’s wild, dramatic victory over Kansas City sent the Raiders prancing euphorically into their open weekend. That was a lot better than the [Read entire story]

Carr’s TD pass to Crabtree lifts Raiders to crazy win

One Raiders official walked out of the locker room afterward and mumbled, “We don’t make it easy.” Safety Karl Joseph marveled at the final, frenetic seconds, saying he had never been part of a football game like [Read entire story]

Raiders, NaVorro Bowman agree to 1-year deal

Give this to Raiders officials: They pounced on NaVorro Bowman before he could even slip out of the Bay Area. Oakland signed Bowman, the former 49ers linebacker, to a one-year contract Monday. Head coach [Read entire story]

Raiders stumble again, fall 17-16 to Chargers

Four weeks earlier, after whipping the Jets on Sept. 17, this would have counted as utterly unfathomable: The Raiders wobbling into Thursday night’s meeting with AFC West rival Kansas City at ... 2-4? [Read entire story]

Raiders’ Del Rio on Carr: “He’s ready to play”

Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio declared quarterback Derek Carr “ready to play” after Friday’s practice, clearing the way for Carr to return Sunday against the Chargers. Carr fully participated in [Read entire story]

Raiders sign cornerback Demetrius McCray

The Raiders, thin at cornerback in the wake of injuries to David Amerson (concussion) and Gareon Conley (shin), signed Demetrius McCray on Tuesday. McCray, 26, was Jacksonville’s seventh-round draft [Read entire story]

Raiders’ Jack Del Rio expects Derek Carr to play against Chargers

Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio didn’t offer many solutions to his team’s skid Monday, but he did toss out one morsel of hope for frustrated fans: He expects quarterback Derek Carr to return Sunday against the [Read entire story]

Napa fire forces PGA Tour officials, players to flee Silverado after golf tourney

Safeway Open tournament director Jeff Sanders was getting ready to go to sleep at Silverado Resort about 11 p.m. Sunday after a busy week culminating with the final round of the PGA Tour event just hours earlier. [Read entire story]

Phil Mickelson’s spirited run at Safeway Open falls short

Four days earlier, tournament host Johnny Miller greeted Phil Mickelson behind the 18th green after his pro-am round. They chatted briefly, a Hall of Famers summit, and then Mickelson unequivocally declared, “I’ll be [Read entire story]

Phil Mickelson is off but stays close to the lead at Safeway Open

Phil Mickelson’s driver did not cooperate Thursday. He found the fairway on exactly two of his 14 tee shots, an unattractive percentage even on Silverado’s narrow North Course. Mickelson still [Read entire story]

Sam Saunders, Arnold Palmer’s grandson, navigates life as a pro golfer

Sam Saunders was steamed. He had made triple-bogey on his 17th hole Thursday, and now his approach shot on the final hole sailed long and skidded over the green. Saunders didn’t notice walking past one [Read entire story]

Maverick McNealy of Stanford ready to make pro debut

Maverick McNealy bought dinner for his parents Tuesday night. That counted as a first, but it makes sense in the wake of the big endorsement deals he signed this week. McNealy, one of the nation’s top [Read entire story]

Derek Carr injured as Raiders fall at Denver

DENVER — Seven days earlier, the Raiders awoke in Washington with a 2-0 record and rampant optimism. Their offense was rolling, their defense was improving, their ambitions were sky-high. On Sunday, [Read entire story]

Raiders, Derek Carr prepare for challenge in Broncos’ Von Miller

Von Miller introduced himself to Derek Carr, in a manner of speaking, during a Raiders-Broncos game in 2014, when Carr was a rookie. Carr caught the shotgun snap — and Miller already was behind him (or [Read entire story]

Raiders’ Amari Cooper looking to correct early-season errors

Wide receiver Amari Cooper, as he does most weeks, stood in front of his locker Wednesday and softly answered questions from reporters. Cooper knew his six dropped passes in three games this season would [Read entire story]

Raiders look lost, fall 27-10 to Washington

HYATTSVILLE, Md. — Raiders players offered a striking pregame image Sunday night — lined up on the bench, arms locked, sitting during the national anthem — and showed similar unity when the game began. [Read entire story]