2:44 AM EDT, Sat November 01, 2014
San Francisco Chronicle 41 mins ago

Reasons for hope in Islanders’ last stand on Long Island

Playoff participants just once in the past eight seasons — and on the golf course early all but five times since 1994 — the Isles are trying reach back into their glory years before relocating from Uniondale on Long Island to Brooklyn next season. Starting with Saturday’s visit to San Jose, the Isles play eight of 10 games against opponents that appeared in the playoffs last season, and seven are on the road. Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta extended his point streak to three games Tuesday just one day after learning that he would undergo surgery next week to remove a tumor from his...
San Francisco Chronicle 2 hours ago

NHL results, Oct. 31

Nyquist had two power-play goals, and Datsyuk and Tomas Tatar also scored in a four-goal first period to help the Red Wings win their third straight at Joe Louis Arena. “The bottom line is we’ve played three games in four nights and they’re sitting here waiting and they’ve got defensemen who can move the puck,” Los Angeles coach Darryl Sutter said. Daniel Winnik and Phil Kessel each had a goal and two assists, and Jonathan Bernier made 28 saves, as Toronto handed host Columbus its fourth consecutive loss. ... Nazem Kadri added a goal and an assist and David Clarkson also scored...
San Jose Mercury News 2 hours ago

Giants party over, so work begins

San Francisco Giants begin hard work of keeping team together, starting with impending free agent Pablo Sandoval

Pick 6: Six things to watch as Seahawks look to get back to winning ways at home versus Raiders

By the time the Seattle Seahawks and Oakland Raiders kickoff in Seattle on Sunday, the defending Super Bowl-champions won’t won a game at CenturyLink Field in 42 days. That’s six weeks in between wins in the stadium where the Hawks had a 14-game home winning streak from 2012 to 2013. Seattle’s matchup with the winless […]
San Jose Mercury News 5 hours ago

San Francisco Giants parade: Vast throng greets their three-time World Series champions

Hundreds of thousands of Giants fans braved inclement weather Friday as they donned their orange-and-black gear, gathered along downtown streets and cheered themselves hoarse in a euphoric celebration of the team's third World Series championship in five years.
San Jose Mercury News 5 hours ago

Sharks look to get young Hertl going

Hertl, who had four goals in a game last season, has two goals and an assist through 12 games.
San Jose Mercury News 6 hours ago

Giants soak it in during victory parade

A little rain did nothing to slow another Market Street party for the reigning World Series champion San Francisco Giants, who celebrated their third title with a parade and City Hall ceremony Friday.

Jim Harbaugh on Marcus Lattimore: “He hung back in the training room today.”

Here is the transcript of Jim Harbaugh’s Friday press conference, courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department. Opening comments: “Hello. Happy Halloween.”   Pirates, right? “Correct.”   Which pirate are you? “Just a normal pirate.”   Not Captain Hook? “No, I don’t think so.”   How did LB Patrick Willis look in practice this week? Does […]

Patrick Willis and Tramaine Brock are questionable for the Rams’ game

Here is the Week 9 game status report for the 49ers and Rams, courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department. 49ers Questionable: CB Tramaine Brock (toe), LB Patrick Willis (toe) Probable: CB Chris Culliver (hamstring), S Jimmie Ward (quardricep) Rams Questionable: DT Aaron Donald (shoulder), LB Jo-Lonn Dunbar (toe), CB Janoris Jenkins (knee), S Rodney McLeod (knee) Probable: C Tim Barnes […]

Klay Thompson, Warriors agree to contract extension

Friday deadline, the Warriors and Klay Thompson agreed to a contract extension that will keep one of the game’s top shooting guards in the Bay Area through 2018-19. The Timberwolves designated Love for a five-year extension, but after tense negotiations, Love accepted a four-year deal with an opt-out clause. General manager Bob Myers and Thompson will have a joint news conference before Saturday’s home opener. Thompson put himself into the conversation as one of the league’s best two-way shooting guards with huge strides on the defensive end each of the past two seasons. All along,...
San Francisco Chronicle 7 hours ago

NBA results and news, Oct. 31

The Cavaliers have signed starting center Anderson Varejao to a contract extension. From his second season to his third in the NBA, Alec Burks doubled his scoring and assist averages and improved his field goal percentage as well. Burks agreed to a four-year, $42 million contract extension on Friday that could be worth $45 million after incentives, a person with knowledge of the deal said.
San Jose Mercury News 7 hours ago

Giants' Sandoval: 'I want to be here for the rest of my career.'

But Pablo Sandoval said it will take time to decide whether to stay with San Francisco Giants or choose another destination; Boston Red Sox expected to be a player in Panda sweepstakes.
San Jose Mercury News 8 hours ago

Thompson: Warriors make smart move keeping Klay Thompson

Golden State Warriors' decision to give Thompson a four-year, $70 million extension was a wise investment for a team that wants to keep its core together.

Toe trouble: Willis will be game-time decision; Lattimore in training room

A quarterback can’t function properly without a healthy throwing arm and a linebacker, well, let’s allow Patrick Willis to explain.

Seahawks to honor Marysville-Pilchuck High School Sunday versus Raiders

The Seattle Seahawks will wear decals on their helmets honoring Marysville-Pilchuck High School against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, just over a week after a deadly shooting at the school. A Friday news release from the team said that players will wear a decal with the initials “MP” on their helmets, while coaches, staff and […]

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