6:53 AM EDT, Fri October 19, 2018
5 hours ago

Arizona spoils Corey Crawford’s return for Chicago

The handful of former Chicago Blackhawks who play for the Arizona Coyotes were excited to see Corey Crawford back on the ice after an extended absence. Vinnie Hinostroza and company also enjoyed skipping town with a win. Hinostroza scored twice against his former team, Antti Raanta made 33 saves and the visiting Coyotes spoiled Crawford’s season debut, beating the Blackhawks 4-1 on Thursday night. Clayton Keller had a goal and an assist and Lawson Crouse also scored as Arizona improved to 1-1 on a four-game trip. The Coyotes entered with just four goals in their first five games. “Today...
5 hours ago

Logan Couture’s hat trick helps Sharks top Sabres

With the power play striking for three goals and Logan Couture collecting a hat trick, the Sharks beat the young and speedy Buffalo Sabres 5-1 on Thursday at SAP Center. Couture and Joonas Donskoi scored power-play goals in the first period and Joe Pavelski added one with the man-advantage in the third as the Sharks — playing a fifth straight game without injured center Joe Thornton — improved to 3-3-1. Goalie Martin Jones stopped 24 shots and San Jose’s penalty-kill units were 5-for-5 in the game. Pavelski scored his fourth goal of the season at 11:49 of the third period — just...
7 hours ago

49ers’ Sherman left alone at left corner

The 49ers have allowed 1,750 passing yards this season, and cornerback Richard Sherman has surrendered just 28 of them. That’s because opponents have targeted Sherman with just 10 of 237 passes, according to Pro Football Focus. Sherman has allowed two completions. "Sure, I’d like the opportunity to get my hands on the ball and compete," Sherman said. "But it’s part of playing a team sport.” Opponents haven’t tested Sherman, who plays left cornerback, partly because of the four-time Pro Bowler’s pedigree. However, they also haven’t been forced to look Sherman’s way because of...
16 hours ago

We can't stop watching Boogie swatting away children's jump shots

We don't know yet how DeMarcus Cousins will perform on the hardwood after recovering a torn Achilles tendon, but he's already terrorizing elementary school playgrounds.
18 hours ago

A’s Matt Chapman has planned surgery to resolve thumb issue

Cortisone shots helped save the A’s season this year, twice alleviating discomfort in Matt Chapman’s left thumb and hand that prevented the team’s star third baseman from swinging a bat. In order to correct the issue permanently, Chapman had surgery Tuesday in Los Angeles, with Dr. Steven Shin performing an ulnar-sided sesamoid bone excision along the left thumb at the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute. “It’s so tricky,” Chapman said on The Chronicle’s A’s Plus podcast on Aug. 9. “Not that it’s anything major, but the doctors don’t really know what to say for the pain....
Oct 18, 2018

Ducks stay hot, defeat Islanders

Ryan Kesler scored twice to help the host Anaheim Ducks continue their hot start with a 4-1 win over the New York Islanders on Wednesday night. Adam Henrique and Hampus Lindholm also had goals for the Ducks, who improved to 5-1-1 this season. Anaheim goalie John Gibson lost his shutout bid with 34.8 seconds to play when Ross Johnson’s shot deflected off New York center Casey Cizikas, then caromed off Anaheim’s Luke Schenn into the net. Gibson stopped 34 shots. Islanders goalie Thomas Greiss made 21 saves. Before the game, the Ducks announced that they had signed forward Nick Ritchie to a...
Oct 17, 2018

49ers’ Beathard explains his ‘wrong’ choice on late-game INT

Kyle Shanahan was blunt Monday night when asked about the C.J. Beathard’s late-game interception in the 49ers’ 33-30 loss at Green Bay. On 3rd-and-3 from the Packers’ 46-yard line, Beathard lofted a deep pass to wide receiver Marquise Goodwin and it was intercepted by cornerback Kevin King. The Packers rushed seven defenders, leaving just four in coverage. "There are lots of choices on that third down, against an all-out blitz, and he definitely chose the wrong one," Shanahan said. Added Shanahan: "There were four options on the play, but that wasn’t the one that we wanted." Today,...
Oct 17, 2018

Warriors fans are panicking over a social media comment left by Kevin Durant's brother

A stray Instagram comment left by Kevin Durant's brother is causing ripples through the Warriors fan base as the star could hit the free agent market after the 2018-19 season.
Oct 16, 2018

Draymond Green regularly breaks into DeMarcus Cousins's house and eats his food

When DeMarcus "Boogie" Cousins moved to the Bay Area this summer after signing a one-year deal with the Golden State Warriors, he chose to live on the same street that teammate Draymond Green lives on. Apparently, he might not have known what he was getting himself into.
Oct 16, 2018

49ers try to move on from tough loss; 6-0 Rams next

The transition from overcoming a disheartening loss to preparing for the NFL’s only undefeated team will be brief this week, and the 49ers are on the clock. “There’s no time to sit here and sulk,” coach Kyle Shanahan said. By early Tuesday afternoon, Shanahan had finished breaking down Monday night’s 33-30 loss in Green Bay and shifted his focus to Sunday’s home game against the 6-0 Rams, who are led by quarterback Jared Goff, a Marin Catholic-Kentfield and Cal alum. While the Rams have a rising star at quarterback, the 49ers are trying to cope with the season-ending injury to...
Oct 16, 2018

Oakland’s Bob Melvin named Sporting News Manager of the Year

Bob Melvin, who managed the A’s to a surprise playoff spot this season after three consecutive last-place finishes, was named the American League Manager of the Year by the Sporting News on Tuesday. Melvin also won Sporting News managerial honors in the National League in 2007 with Arizona, and he has twice won the Manager of the Year award from the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, in 2007 with the Diamondbacks and in 2012 when managing the A’s to the AL West title on the final day of the season. The Bay Area native, who is from Menlo Park and played at Cal and for the Giants,...
Oct 16, 2018

L.A.-based jeweler dishes on Warriors' 2018 NBA championship rings

Jason Arasheben, the designer of the Golden State Warriors' 2018 NBA championship ring, told Brandon Robinson, senior writer at Baksetball Society and host of the Scoop B Radio podcast, that Draymond Green was "very opinionated" about how the ring should look. The L.A.-based namesake of Jason of Berkeley Hills dished on details about the ring ahead of the team's ring ceremony at their first regular game of the season against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Oct 16, 2018

49ers’ Shanahan, Sherman support Saleh after 33-30 loss to Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Defensive coordinator Robert Saleh received unprompted support from head coach Kyle Shanahan and cornerback Richard Sherman after the 49ers surrendered 521 yards and had multiple breakdowns in the secondary in a 33-30 loss to the Packers on Monday night. "Saleh’s very good at what he does," Shanahan said. "I have a ton of confidence in him. I have a ton of confidence in our scheme." Said Sherman: "He’s continued to call great games. And we’ve got to find a way to reward him and finish." On Green Bay’s first offensive play, the 49ers had a busted coverage and wide...
Oct 15, 2018

49ers’ rejuvenated play ruined by Rodgers’ rally

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Memo to the NFL: The 49ers are actually quite entertaining in prime time. Six days after the league booted the 1-4 sad sacks out of a national-television slot, the 49ers were involved in a wild and heartbreaking 33-30 Monday night loss to the Packers at Lambeau Field that presumably didn’t hurt TV ratings. In a game featuring 922 yards and an assortment of plot twists, the Packers rallied late behind All-Pro quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Trailing 30-23, Rodgers began by tossing a 16-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Davante Adams with two minutes left. Then, after an...
Oct 15, 2018

Healthy Breida leads productive ground

GREEN BAY, Wis. — What ankle injury? After he was initially termed doubtful to play Monday by head coach Kyle Shanahan, 49ers running back Matt Breida played against the Packers with his bum leg and was part of a strong first-half rushing attack. Breida capped a game-opening drive with a 3-yard touchdown run, had 37 yards on eight first-half carries and teamed with surprise backup Raheem Mostert to headline a ground game that had 114 yards and averaged 7.1 yards a carry in the first two quarters. Breida was officially questionable to play. And the little-used Mostert was seemingly unlikely...