9:51 AM EST, Tue December 18, 2018
8 hours ago

Health pays off for Warriors in win over Grizzlies

The Warriors might boast the most loaded roster in the NBA, but even they are vulnerable to injuries. Over the past six weeks, as it endured a rash of minor ailments, Golden State hardly looked like a prohibitive championship favorite. In their 110-93 rout of the Grizzlies Monday night at Oracle Arena, the Warriors made one thing certain: They’re still quite daunting when healthy. In its first game since Oct. 26 with its top six players available, Golden State showcased its collective powers, pulling away in the second quarter to cruise to its sixth win in seven games. It didn’t help...
19 hours ago

Watch Steph Curry easily slay basketball challenge on Japanese TV show, astound hosts

Curry competed in a challenge requiring him to shoot from 20 different positions around a basketball half court. He was given 100 seconds to complete all the shots — which included two deep threes and a final half-court shot — and he finished 12 seconds early. The eight hosts of the show appeared shocked.
Dec 17, 2018

This map shows just how much America hates the Golden State Warriors

To the surprise of absolutely no one, the Golden State Warriors are the most-hated NBA team in the United States.
Dec 17, 2018

Alex Tuch’s goal gives Vegas overtime win

Vegas wing Alex Tuch buried a sharp-angled shot just more than two minutes into overtime, giving the Golden Knights a 4-3 victory over the Rangers in New York on Sunday. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 27 shots in his 423rd career victory, which moved him into a tie with Tony Esposito for ninth on the NHL’s wins list. “Since the day we got him in the expansion draft, he is the leader of our group,” Vegas head coach Gerard Gallant said of Fleury. “He gives us a chance to win every night.” Paul Stastny, Reilly Smith and William Carrier also scored for Vegas. Jets 5, Lightning 4: Mark...
Dec 17, 2018

San Jose win deals blow to Chicago

CHICAGO — The Sharks roared back for a win and the reeling Blackhawks lost more than just another game. Melker Karlsson, Evander Kane, Kevin Labanc, Tomas Hertl and Logan Couture each had a goal and an assist, and San Jose rallied to beat Chicago 7-3 on Sunday night for its fourth straight victory. Marcus Sorensen and Barclay Goodrow also scored for the Sharks, who had three straight goals in the second period to take charge after starting goalie Martin Jones allowed three goals on Chicago’s first four shots. Brent Burns had three assists for San Jose, which has won six of seven and...
Dec 16, 2018

Richard Sherman to NFL: 49ers’ Nick Mullens is starter-quality QB

Richard Sherman’s skills have always included plenty of smarts and savvy. And the 49ers cornerback put his communications degree from Stanford to use to send a message to the rest of the NFL on Sunday: Nick Mullens is a quarterback worth trading for. “He’s shown he can play in this league,” Sherman said after a 26-23 overtime win over Seattle. “I hope we can keep him because teams need a quarterback. This guy’s not just playing conservative football, ‘Oh man, get the ball in the right places.’ … “I’d say he’s playing like a top half quarterback in this league. You have...
Dec 16, 2018

49ers end 10-game losing streak to Seahawks with 26-23 overtime win

The 49ers had a holding penalty on the game’s opening kickoff Sunday. They lost starting cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon to a knee injury on their sixth defensive snap. And they trailed 6-0 less than six minutes into the game. But then a funny thing happened on their way to what figured to be another humiliating performance against the Seattle Seahawks. The short version of events: They won. Yes, they finally won. The 49ers shrugged off their desultory start and ended an extended stretch of dominance by beating Seattle, 26-23, at Levi’s Stadium. The win snapped a 10-game losing streak to...
Dec 16, 2018

TE Darren Waller impresses in Raiders’ loss

CINCINNATI - Raiders tight end Darren Waller slipped a tackle on a first-half catch Sunday and sprinted up the sideline 44 yards - before being tackled at the 1-yard line. After the Raiders’ 30-16 loss to the Bengals, Waller said of just missing a touchdown: “I’m not really tripping over that.” “I’ve got to add the dive to my repertoire,” he joked. “But it’s been two calendar years since I’ve had the ball in my hands in a game. So just to get down there, I knew we’d punch it in.” The Raiders did, with Derek Carr finding tight end Lee Smith in the back of the end zone...
Dec 16, 2018

Raiders stumble against Bengals, fall 30-16

CINCINNATI - Entering Sunday, the only NFL team allowing more points than the Raiders this season were the defensively challenged Bengals, who were also ranked last in total yards and rushing yards allowed. That hardly helped a Raiders offense that managed one touchdown in a 30-16 loss Sunday at Cincinnati’s Paul Brown Stadium. Against a defense giving up 422 yards a game, the Raiders totaled 297 yards, converted 3 of 14 third-down attempts and were out-rushed 171-68. Derek Carr was sacked five times - three by Geno Atkins - and committed one of the Raiders’ two fumbles.
Dec 16, 2018

49ers’ defensive kiddie corps will stay intact vs. Seahawks

The 49ers’ defensive kiddie corps will get a chance to reprise last week’s impressive performance. Two days after head coach Kyle Shanahan said nose tackle D.J. Jones, 23, and inside linebacker Elijah Lee, 22, would remain in the starting lineup, it’s clear rookie slot cornerback D.J. Reed, 22, will also retain his prominent role: First-string slot corner K’Waun Williams (knee) is inactive for today’s game against the Seahawks, meaning he’ll be replaced by Reed for the second straight game. In addition, rookie strong safety Marcell Harris, 24, will make his third straight start....
Dec 16, 2018

Raiders without starting guards Jackson, Osemele vs. Bengals

CINCINNATI - The Raiders will be without both their starting offensive guards today against the Bengals and their formidable defensive tackle Geno Atkins. Left guard Kelechi Osemele was ruled out Friday with a toe injury. Right guard Gabe Jackson is inactive with an elbow injury. Head coach Jon Gruden on Friday said Chaz Green would start if Osemele proved unavailable and Denzelle Good would start for Jackson. Green, signed as a free agent Nov. 27, appeared in 14 games for Dallas last season, but has not played an offensive snap this season. Good, claimed off waivers Dec. 3, made one start...
Dec 16, 2018

10 things you might not have known about George Kittle

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle is on his way to becoming one of the best tight ends in the NFL.
Dec 16, 2018

Alex Ovechkin stays hot as Capitals top Sabres

Washington’s Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 29th goal of the season to extend his point streak to a career-best 14 games and had the shootout winner to help the host Capitals beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-3 on Saturday for their fifth consecutive victory. Ovechkin has 17 goals during his point streak and has scored in six games in a row. Brett Connolly and Jakub Vrana had the other goals in regulation for Washington. “Such a threat, especially when he’s confident and he’s shooting the puck where he wants,” Connolly said of Ovechkin. “He’s a bull out there, it seems like he...
Dec 15, 2018

49ers bring in E-40 to help celebrate Kyle Shanahan’s birthday

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan turned 39 on Friday, and Bay Area rapper E-40 visited Santa Clara to help the team celebrate. E-40, who is a longtime fan of the team, was present during team meetings and spent some time with playe...
Dec 15, 2018

49ers bring in E-40 to help celebrate Kyle Shanahan's birthday

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan turned 39 on Friday, and Bay Area rapper E-40 visited Santa Clara to help the team celebrate.