San Francisco Chronicle: Sports

  • Names & Faces: Russell Wilson, Carson Wentz
    Wednesday - 02/07/2018 - 09:16 PM

    Russell Wilson

    The Seattle Seahawks’ quarterback was traded from the Texas Rangers to the New York Yankees for future considerations. Texas selected Wilson in the Rule 5 draft in December 2013, two months before he led Seattle to a Super Bowl title.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Bill Murray vs. Clint Eastwood in a classic Pebble Beach showdown
    Wednesday - 02/07/2018 - 09:16 PM

    It was Bill Murray vs. Clint Eastwood at Pebble Beach Wednesday, a classic celebrity golf showdown that entertained the throngs while raising money for charity.

    Murray didn’t disappoint from the outset, showing up in a loud pair of bell-bottom pants featuring a sunflower print.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Yolmer Sanchez beats White Sox in salary arbitration
    Wednesday - 02/07/2018 - 09:16 PM

    Infielder Yolmer Sanchez beat the Chicago White Sox in salary arbitration and will get a raise from $546,000 to $2.35 million rather than the team’s $2.1 million offer.

    Sanchez set career bests last year with a .267 average, 12 homers and 59 RBIs and .319 on-base percentage.

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  • Late-bloomer KZ Okpala is growing his game at Stanford
    Wednesday - 02/07/2018 - 09:16 PM

    KZ Okpala’s 10-inch growth spurt in high school didn’t shock his Nigerian-born parents, Martin and Mary Okpala. They had seen his older brother shoot up to 6-7 in high school.

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  • Why elite QB Tanner McKee chose Stanford
    Wednesday - 02/07/2018 - 02:15 PM

    Tanner McKee, the highest rated uncommitted quarterback going into Wednesday’s national signing day, announced he’ll attend Stanford after going on a two-year LDS church mission.

    He made the announcement at his high school, Centennial in Corona, and the announcement was part of ESPNU’s signing day coverage.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Warriors reach new nadir in blowout loss to Thunder
    Wednesday - 02/07/2018 - 02:33 AM

    With five games until the All-Star break, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr told his players Monday morning that mental fatigue no longer could be an excuse.

    He then took Golden State through an intensive practice focused on defensive concepts and fundamentals.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Bruins rally past Red Wings
    Wednesday - 02/07/2018 - 01:15 AM

    Sean Kuraly and David Krejci scored in the second period, and the surging Bruins rallied for a 3-2 victory over the Red Wings in Detroit on Tuesday night.

    Boston is 17-1-4 in its past 22 games and only three points behind NHL-leading Tampa Bay in the Atlantic Division.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Warriors’ Steve Kerr reflects on path to 300th career game
    Tuesday - 02/06/2018 - 10:39 PM

    In May 2014, when he rebuffed an offer from the Knicks to take over the Warriors, Steve Kerr knew he was inheriting an enviable situation.

    The Southern California native wouldn’t need to leave his home state for his first head-coaching job.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • IOC members argue over Russian appeals
    Tuesday - 02/06/2018 - 09:27 PM

    IOC President Thomas Bach called it “a lively and spirited debate.”

    That’s an understatement.

    With the Winter Olympics set to open in this week, Bach faced a barrage of criticism — and entrenched support — from roughly 100 International Olympic Committee members Tuesday over the decision to exclude many Russian athletes from the Pyeongchang Games.

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  • Pats’ benching of Malcolm Butler a mystery
    Tuesday - 02/06/2018 - 08:10 PM

    New England cornerback Malcolm Butler says he didn’t miss a curfew or do anything off the field that would have hurt the Patriots’ chances of winning the Super Bowl before he was benched for the game.

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