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Shorthanded Warriors showcase depth in win over Portland

More than any team they face, the Warriors’ biggest opponent is their tendency to get complacent. Making up Stephen Curry’s 26.3 points, 5.1 rebounds, 6.6 assists and 1.7 steals per game has been [Read entire story]

Warriors’ Nick Young leaves win over Portland with concussion

Warriors guard Nick Young was diagnosed with a concussion after leaving Monday night’s 111-104 win over Portland in the third quarter. Midway through the third, Young was inadvertently hit in the head [Read entire story]

Ducks’ Corey Perry hurt in win over Hurricanes

Jakob Silfverberg returned from a five-game injury absence to score the tie-breaking goal late in the second period as the Ducks beat Carolina 3-2 in Anaheim on Monday night. On a night that team captain [Read entire story]

Shorthanded Celtics dominated by Bulls

Nikola Mirotic and Bobby Portis are starting to draw attention for their play together instead of their fight with each other. Mirotic scored 24 points, Portis added a career-high 23 and the Bulls blew [Read entire story]

Dolphins slow Brady, defeat Patriots

Tom Brady threw two interceptions and was held without a third-down conversion Monday night, and the host Dolphins snapped New England’s winning streak at eight games with a 27-20 victory. Miami (6-7) [Read entire story]

Villanova basketball No. 1; ASU rockets to No. 5

Villanova’s unbeaten start now includes a No. 1 ranking in the AP Top 25, and Arizona State is making a rapid rise into the top 10 under third-year head coach Bobby Hurley. After a tumultuous week in [Read entire story]

Jimmy Garoppolo’s future with 49ers: Kyle Shanahan encouraged

Kyle Shanahan played along with Jimmy Garoppolo, and why not? Everyone else seems to be following the quarterback’s lead these days. “We’re going to keep Tennessee guessing also,” the head coach [Read entire story]

Sports calendar, Dec. 12-13

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Russian athletes hope to compete in Olympics

MOSCOW — Russian athletes are overwhelmingly in favor of competing at the upcoming PyeongChang Games despite a ban on the national team, the country’s Olympic committee said Monday. Sofia Velikaya [Read entire story]

49ers-Texans post game locker room celebration video is another fun one

Three wins in four games gets folks fired up. The San Francisco 49ers put another win on the board on Sunday, going on the road to beat the Houston Texans 26-16. The win improved the 49ers to 3-10, and with three wins in [Read entire story]

Giants rethink center-field options after Duggar’s Fall League performance

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The Giants have not hidden their need to find a center fielder who can chase down balls at AT&T Park. After prospect Steven Duggar's fine performance in the Arizona Fall League, they are [Read entire story]

Warriors’ Draymond Green ruled out of Portland game with sore shoulder

Warriors forward Draymond Green has been ruled out of Monday night’s game against Portland with a sore right shoulder, Golden State head coach Steve Kerr said. Green has been dealing with shoulder pain [Read entire story]

Reuben Foster on wins getting dopamine into the brain – it’s working!

Foster says wins are just helping put money in the bank towards learning to win and building a successful team dopamine: a compound present in the body as a neurotransmitter that helps control the brain’s reward and [Read entire story]

Dolphins host Patriots in Week 14 MNF with playoff implications

We’ve got an AFC East matchup on Week 14 Monday Night Football, with one team scrambling to stay alive in the playoff race. The NFL closes out Week 14 with an AFC East rivalry game that also has some playoff [Read entire story]

Stanford expected to name ex-QB Tavita Pritchard its offensive coordinator

Stanford quarterbacks-receivers coach Tavita Pritchard is expected to be named the Cardinal’s offensive coordinator to replace new Rice head coach Mike Bloomgren, si.com reported Monday. Pritchard, 30, [Read entire story]

Champions League draw creates drama

Real Madrid versus Paris Saint-Germain. Cristiano Ronaldo versus Neymar. Historic achievement versus burning ambition. Two-time defending Champions League winner Madrid was drawn Monday to play the [Read entire story]

Raiders’ Del Rio still angry about Sunday’s pratfall

Barely more than 24 hours after Sunday’s flat, deflating loss, Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio still was seething when he arrived at his weekly news conference Monday. And it didn’t even take a [Read entire story]

Ahkello Witherspoon has knee sprain, could play vs. Titans

The 49ers’ rookie cornerback could play in the team’s next game after suffering a knee sprain against the Texans. San Francisco 49ers rookie cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon has a knee sprain, head coach Kyle Shanahan [Read entire story]

Arizona hopes QB Khalil Tate lights up Foster Farms Bowl

During Arizona’s fifth game of the season, at Colorado, Wildcats quarterback Brandon Dawkins was injured on a late hit. In came sophomore backup Khalil Tate. In his second series, Tate bolted 58 yards [Read entire story]

A’s might move Jed Lowrie this winter after recently picking up infielder’s option

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - When it comes to bargaining chips at the winter meetings, the A’s hold one potentially interesting piece. The A’s first act of the offseason was to pick up Jed Lowrie’s [Read entire story]