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Giancarlo Stanton: Giants were not close enough to winning again

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Giancarlo Stanton was shooting the breeze with Buster Posey and Brandon Crawford at the World Baseball Classic in March, listening to the two Giants jokingly brag about winning during every [Read entire story]

Metro Area to be well represented in state finals

For years, we’ve been seeing a shift in power away from the Bay Area, heading East toward Sacramento and the Sac-Joaquin Section. Once again, Metro schools proved that our eyesight is blurred. [Read entire story]

Could Clint Frazier now be an A’s target in wake of Stanton deal?

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The A’s had hoped if Giancarlo Stanton went to the Cardinals that they then might be able to wheedle outfielder Stephen Piscotty away from St. Louis. Stanton went to the [Read entire story]

Veterans Earl Mitchell, Elvis Dumervil continue to be productive for 49ers

The 49ers have been hit hard by injuries in a lost season, but a couple of veterans are quietly producing at a high level. The San Francisco 49ers beat the Houston Texans on Sunday, thanks to a strong performance from [Read entire story]

Caption This: Victory

Every week, our photo license usually has at least one or two truly quality images from the game. This week, our USA Today Sports license came through in a big way. The picture above came as the San Francisco 49ers were [Read entire story]

Marcus Mariota, Taylor Lewan dealing with injuries, both should practice on Wednesday

The Texans are dealing with some injury woes, although they are not expected to be serious. The San Francisco 49ers host the Tennessee Titans this week, and as we come down this final stretch of the season, injuries are [Read entire story]

Marquise Goodwin has a very real shot at 1,000-yard season

The 49ers free agent addition is having a breakout season in 2017. The San Francisco 49ers were busy in free agency this offseason, and they have had a mix of hits and misses. You can make quite a few arguments as to the [Read entire story]

Warriors game day: Can Golden State contain Portland’s Lillard, McCollum?

Warriors vs. Trail Blazers Time: 7:30 p.m. Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland Coaches: Steve Kerr, [Read entire story]

49ers-Texans final score: Winners and losers

The 49ers win two consecutive games for the first time since 2014 The San Francisco 49ers won two consecutive games for the first time since 2014 when Jim Harbaugh was head coach. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has given a [Read entire story]

49ers fall to No. 4 in draft order, Browns basically guaranteed top pick

A win for the 49ers means one spot down on the 2018 NFL Draft standings. The San Francisco 49ers beat the Houston Texans on Sunday, and in doing so they hurt their chances at earning the top pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. [Read entire story]

Golden Nuggets: 49ers Surging Under Garoppolo

A daily compilation of 49ers news from around the net. December 11th, 2017 edition. In what was expected to be a season lost to growing pains, the 49ers have found a recent stretch of success with the installation of [Read entire story]

Sharks rally to tie but fall to Wild in overtime

The Sharks probably would like to break the habit of falling behind by three goals. Just the same, they found a way Sunday to rally and earn at least one point for the second time in three games after facing a 3-0 [Read entire story]

Sports calendar, Dec. 11-12

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McCoy slides through snow to lift Bills past Colts 13-7

The snow sure suits Shady. LeSean McCoy scored on a 21-yard run with 1:33 left in overtime to secure the Buffalo Bills’ 13-7 win over the visiting Indianapolis Colts on Sunday in a wintry, white-out [Read entire story]

Crawford leads Blackhawks to 3-1 win over Coyotes

The Chicago Blackhawks staggered home last week in desperate need of some positive results. Enter goalie Corey Crawford — and a perfectly timed homestand against three of the worst teams in the NHL. [Read entire story]

Eagles lose Wentz to injury, beat Rams 43-35 to win NFC East

LOS ANGELES — The Philadelphia Eagles might have lost quarterback Carson Wentz for the rest of the season even as they clinched the NFC East title. Wentz threw for 291 yards and four touchdowns before [Read entire story]

Warriors look to make most of home-heavy stretch

Four months ago, when the NBA schedule was announced, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr pinpointed his team’s six-city road gauntlet. Fresh off that 10-day odyssey, Golden State stares down its most [Read entire story]

No. 16 Arizona State upsets No. 2 Kansas in Lawrence

Bobby Hurley is no stranger to college basketball lore. When his Arizona State team traveled to Allen Fieldhouse to face Kansas on Sunday, the former Duke star knew what they were in for. “No one [Read entire story]

Philip Rivers leads Chargers to 4th straight win

CARSON, Los Angeles County — Although the Chargers’ offense is constantly running over its opponents these days, quarterback Philip Rivers wasn’t sure how he ended up as a lead blocker for receiver Travis Benjamin [Read entire story]

Niners Nation DOOM Index: How doomed are 49ers after win over Texans?

The 49ers beat the Texans. The 49ers are doomed. The San Francisco 49ers are not at all doomed, because they have Jimmy Garoppolo, who is also not at all doomed. Everything is great. The sun is shining. Birds are [Read entire story]