Saturday, February 2, 2013

VIDEO: Pablo Sandoval Home Run Sends Venezuelan Crowd Into Hysteria


Pablo Sandoval has a World Series MVP and now he has a Venezuelan championship MVP, after his team took home the title last week.  His bomb in the fourth inning of the eventual deciding game sent the Venezuelan crowd into near lunacy.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Report: Warriors Turned Down Offer For Rudy Gay


According to a report, the Golden State Warriors had a chance to land recently traded Rudy Gay.

Gay was traded to the Toronto Raptors Wednesday, but NBA TV analyst Peter Vescey is reporting that the Grizzlies offered Gay to the Warriors in

Logan Couture Goes Kaepernicking As San Jose Sharks Reach 7-0-0


Logan Couture showed his support for quarterback Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers before Sunday's Super Bowl with a tribute to the dual-threat quarterback.

Poor Alex: Smith's Toughest Week as a 49er?


Alex Smith had to fend off questions surrounding the latest report that he will request his release from the 49ers before the March 12 start to NFL free agency, as well as deal with the fact he will not be starting for the 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII.

Ray Lewis' Baptism Graces Cover of Sports Illustrated


Ray Lewis has been the world's least favorite preacher since he announced he would be retiring after the season. The added motivation for this team led the Ravens to the Super Bowl this Sunday against the 49ers, but Sports Illustrated questioned the need for Lewis' arguably excessive use of sermon-like answers to questions with this week's cover.

Monday, January 28, 2013

49ers Only Have So Many Options When It Comes to Alex Smith, Free Agency



The 49ers are at a crossroads with Alex Smith.  They can thank him for being a good teammate -- despite replacing him as the starter -- and release him before free agency on March 12, or they can trade him to an NFL team in desperate need of a starting quarterback.

Report: Alex Smith Requests Release From 49ers Before Free Agency


The 49ers are in a pickle -- give Alex Smith what he deserves by staying true to the 49ers by granting him release from the team, or trade him to one of several teams dying for a starting quarterback?

Report: 49ers' Moss To Return For One More Year

Randy Moss will not be leaving on a high note if the 49ers win the Super Bowl on Sunday. According to Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio, Moss will return for one more year whether his team wins or loses on Feb. 3.

Moss was expected to retire once again after a rather quiet, yet productive, season with the NFC champions. A season so quiet almost certainly would lead to retirement for the 35-year-old, but evidently he has other plans.

Bogut Returns, Warriors Take Down Raptors


Andrew Bogut was back in the lineup after a two month hiatus that saw him encounter yet another setback to his ankle. He played well in his return Monday night without even a hint of an injury.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

49ers Arrive in New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII


The 49ers departed San Jose International Airport around 12 p.m. on Sunday and arrived in New Orleans to an ecstatic welcome from the crowd awaiting their arrival. The 49ers, as a team, will next encounter Super Bowl media day on Tuesday before the 3:30 p.m. PST Super Bowl XLVII start on Sunday, Feb. 3.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

San Francisco Giants Show Support for Super Bowl-Bound 49ers on Twitter


The 2012 World Series champs are taking sides in Super Bowl XLVII. Coincidentally, they're firmly planted behind the team that so happens to call San Francisco home, as well.  Giants players have taken to Twitter since watching the 49ers defeat the Atlanta Falcons and advance to the Super Bowl on Feb. 3., showing their support for San Francisco and the Bay Area's recent success in sports.

NBA All-Star Reserves Announced Tonight; Curry, Lee Strong Candidates


The NBA will announce the All-Star reserves on TNT at 4 p.m. PST tonight, and Stephen Curry and David Lee are among the viable candidates to have their name called. A Warriors player has not been named to an All-Star team since Latrell Sprewell in 1997.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

San Jose Sharks Lose Their Minds, Score Six Goals in First Period vs. Oilers


The San Jose Sharks cannot ask for a better start to their season, and now they accomplished not having a better start to a game.  The Sharks defeated the Oilers Tuesday night, 6-3, behind six first period goals -- tying the franchise record for most goals in one period.

Harbaugh Brothers Only Texting, Not Calling Each Other Prior to Super Bowl XLVII


Jim and John Harbaugh, head coaches of the 49ers and Ravens who will be facing off in Super Bowl XLVII, are not speaking at all before Feb. 3. They will stick strictly to texting -- nothing more and nothing less.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Jim Harbaugh Is Going To Lose His Mind With the Media Before Super Bowl XLVII


It has been one day since the 49ers defeated the Falcons in the NFC Championship, and already you can hear the angst in Jim Harbaugh's voice with the media. No, he does not want to talk about the Super Bowl matchup with his brother, John. He wants to talk about the players on the field. Good luck, Jim.

Harbaugh: Akers Will Be the 49ers' Kicker in the Super Bowl


David Akers missed a 32-yard field goal with the 49ers down three points to the Falcons in the second half of the NFC Championship, and all hell nearly broke loose.

No, the 49ers cannot bring back free agent kicker Billy Cundiff. Waiver wire pick-ups are over with, and San Francisco literally has no other option at

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Mark Jackson: Stephen Curry's Latest Ankle Injury Not Serious


Golden State Warriors head coach Mark Jackson stopped by the unofficially titled "Ratto and Mr. T Show" on KNBR Thursday to talk all things Dubs, and the never-ending fragility of Stephen Curry's ankle.

Report: Pablo Sandoval Hospitalized in Venezuela

Pablo Sandoval was reportedly taken to a Venezuelan hospital on Thursday, according to his brother's Twitter account.

The San Jose Mercury News' Alex Pavlovic is reporting that Michael Sandoval, who last played for the San Jose Giants in 2010, tweeted that his brother Pablo has been taken to the hospital for an

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Report: San Francisco Giants Still Interested in Ryan Theriot

Ryan Theriot, who scored the eventual World Series winning run for the San Francisco Giants, is still a free agent, and the Giants are interested in bringing him back.

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman is reporting that the Giants and Phillies are both in pursuit of Theriot, who has been a part of the last two World Series winning teams -- the Cardinals in 2011 and the Giants in 2012.

Brent Burns Doubtful For San Jose Sharks' Season Opener


The San Jose Sharks will likely be without star defenseman Brent Burns for opening day of the team's NHL season, as he was declared doubtful by head coach Todd McLellan on Wednesday.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Report: San Francisco Giants Considering Re-Signing Lincecum


Tim Lincecum, the starter-turned-reliever-turned-likely-starter, is reportedly in the San Francisco Giants'  future plans to re-sign when his contract with the team is up at the end of the 2013 season.

Report: Stephen Curry Nursing Injured Knee, Probable vs. Heat


Stephen Curry's ankle no longer seems to be a problem, but his knee is.

Curry reportedly sat out Tuesday's practice for precautionary reasons, one day before the Warriors take on the Heat.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Report: Posey Not Playing For Team USA in World Baseball Classic

Buster Posey said during the MLB playoffs that he would like to play for Team USA during the World Baseball Classic that starts in March, but that will not be the case.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle's Henry Schulman, Posey is reportedly playing it safe by staying away from the WBC in order to focus

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Were the 49ers Saving Kaepernick’s ‘Pistol’ Formation For the Playoffs?



If the 49ers weren’t awkward and untrusting of any form of media, it wouldn’t be a normal media session with the team. However, Saturday’s romping defeat of the Packers, and a birth in the NFC Championship game for the second year in a row, only provided the team the opportunity to shed light on their obvious change in gameplan for the playoffs.

Ryan Vogelsong To Pitch For Team USA in World Baseball Classic


Ryan Vogelsong will be pitching for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic, which gets started March 9.

USA, who has been placed in Pool D with Italy, Canada and Mexico in the first round, will face off against Italy at Chase Field in Arizona to start the tournament.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

49ers: Akers to Start Saturday, Justin Smith Limited Again


In a surprising turn of events, it was David Akers who seemingly won the kicker battle that ensued for the better part of the last week.

Free agent kicker Billy Cundiff was called in to challenge the struggling Akers for the starting spot this last week in Saturday's playoff game against the Packers, and Cundiff was widely considered the favorite to take over for

Report: San Jose Sharks To Start NHL Season Jan. 20

The San Jose Sharks will reportedly face off against the Calgary Flames to start the NHL lockout-shortened 2013 season. The game will be played on Sunday, January 20, in Calgary.

Among the storylines entering the 2013 NHL season for the Sharks is the injury-ridden defense, how the team will bounce back from a disappointing

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Harbaugh: Justin Smith Will Play vs. Packers


Justin Smith will be on an NFL field for the first time in four weeks, since he suffered a partially torn triceps tendon against the Patriots. Jim Harbaugh said he expects Smith to start Saturday's game against the Packers.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Golden State Warriors: Predicting the Return of Andrew Bogut



By now, we can be fairly sure Andrew Bogut’s ankle injury that kept him out virtually all of 2011-12 with the Milwaukee Bucks and again with the Golden State Warriors will take a lot longer to heal than 7-10 days.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Harbaugh on Kickers: 'We Have A Leader in the Clubhouse'


Jim Harbaugh was unusually full of information on Monday, as the 49ers begin their week of preparation for the Green Bay Packers.

While Harbaugh acknowledged that it is likely the team will go with two kickers on Saturday -- David Akers and Billy Cundiff -- he said they do have a "leader in the clubhouse." Recent reports have made it moderately clear

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Will the Shortened Season Help or Hurt the San Jose Sharks?


The San Jose Sharks' offense is ready to go. The majority of the roster has played overseas and experienced significant playing time in a competitive environment. Most notably, Joe Thornton and Logan Couture were key players for their respective teams in Switzerland.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

San Francisco Giants' Closer Sergio Romo Detained in Las Vegas


TMZ -- World Series hero Sergio Romo was handcuffed New Year's Day at the Las Vegas airport ... TMZ has learned -- after allegedly becoming belligerent with a TSA officer.