Oakland

Watch: Curry's clutch 3-pointer upsets face-painted Blazers fan

There's nothing more depressing than a fan in the stands with their face painted looking down in the dumps.<p>Thanks a lot, Stephen Curry.<p>Then again, …

Sports

Ill Steve Kerr will not coach the Warriors Saturday night

April 16, 2017; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr instructs against the Portland Trail Blazers during the first quarter …

Basketball

Sharks lose to Oilers 3-1, eliminated from NHL playoffs

SAN JOSE — The traditional handshake line at center ice was finished. Some fans at SAP Center stood and cheered. Others remained silent, staying near …

NHL

Lamarcus Aldridge took it back to his younger days with this monster flush

San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge did a royal flush on Memphis Grizzlies forward JaMychal Green.<p>The San Antonio Spurs are currently facing …

Sports

Oakland sees exodus of nonprofits from downtown as market booms

Image 1of/7<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Dozens of nonprofit organizations have made plans in recent months to leave downtown Oakland as commercial rents skyrocket, …

Housing

Iguodala flies to tie Game 3, 83-83, against Blazers

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California

Tension at SF Zoo exposed in conflict over cancer-stricken monkey

A dispute about the euthanization of a cancer-stricken monkey at the San Francisco Zoo has highlighted growing tension between employees and management over animal care at the facility, which in the past decade has come under scrutiny following a tiger’s killing of a guest and the accidental …

San Francisco

Watch: Grizzlies' Conley sends Game 4 to OT with clutch floater over Parker

After Kawhi Leonard put the San Antonio Spurs up by two late in the fourth quarter Saturday, Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley came right …

Sports

Scientists: Border wall could be 'catastrophic' for endangered species

As scientists take to the streets on Earth Day in a "global show of support for science," two scientists are calling the Trump administration's proposed border wall potentially "catastrophic" for endangered species.<p>Bob Dreher, the senior vice president of the Defenders of Wildlife's conservation …

Immigration Law

Rajai Davis could be ready to play for A’s on Sunday

Rajai Davis was on the field before Saturday’s game, testing out his left hamstring, doing some running and some hitting.<p>“I’m going to do it all,’ the A’s outfielder said after missing Friday’s game because of the issue.<p>Davis said he did not expect to be available for the game against the Mariners, …

Baseball

Top highlights from Warriors' Game 3 win over Blazers

Game 3<p>The Warriors, without Kevin Durant for the second straight game, look to take a commanding 3-0 lead over the Blazers in Portland.<p>(Photo via …

Basketball

Man killed in shooting at San Jose motel

Three men were shot — one fatally — at a motel in San Jose on Saturday morning, police said.<p>Officers responding to a report of a shooting at the Motel 6 on the 1000 block of The Alameda found three men with at least one gunshot wound each at around 3:30 a.m., said Officer Alber Morales, a spokesman …

San Francisco Bay Area

A’s John Axford exects to be throwing again soon

Reliever John Axford said Saturday that he’s probably just days away from resuming throwing as he recovers from a right shoulder strain.<p>Axford said he had some issues Wednesday with sock throws - throwing a baseball down the length of a long sock to mimic a normal delivery - but he believes that …

Baseball

Column: Savor some unpredictability to begin NBA playoffs

Say this about the NBA playoffs: It's usually quite predictable.<p>Nothing wrong with that.<p>It's a star-driven league built around enticing matchups. Quite frankly, the Finals will be a letdown if we don't get the rubber match of a Cleveland-Golden State trilogy.<p>But there's nothing wrong with a little …

NBA

Clippers lose Griffin for rest of postseason due to toe injury

<i>Programming note: Warriors-Blazers Game 3 coverage starts Saturday night at 6:30pm with Warriors Pregame Live on NBC Sports Bay Area, and streaming</i> …

NBA

Warriors-Blazers: Schedule for Game 3 and how to watch on TV

The Warriors will be without Kevin Durant and Steve Kerr, among others, for the third game of their first-round playoff series against the Trail …

Basketball

Cal spring game reveals future stars, but no starting QB

Cal’s starting quarterback certainly wasn’t decided Saturday, but the spring game might have revealed some future stars at other positions.<p>Receivers Jordan Duncan and Kanawai Noa were both highly productive, and defensive end Zeandae Johnson and cornerback Elijah Hicks flashed throughout the day as …

College Football

Shatner and ‘The Next Generation’ stars join forces at Silicon Valley Comic Con

“You may be wondering what I’m doing here …”<p>That was William Shatner, star of the original “Star Trek” on Saturday, April 22, crashing the “Star Trek: The Next Generation” 30th anniversary panel during the second day of Silicon Valley Comic Con. The actor proved that a little Bill Shatner can …

Star Trek

How long will Mike Brown serve as Warriors’ interim head coach?

PORTLAND, Ore. — In July, after <b>Luke Walton</b> left to become the Lakers’ head coach, the Warriors made a curious hire: <b>Mike Brown</b>.<p>Though perhaps overqualified to be the lead assistant for an NBA team, Brown hadn’t coached in two years. His obsessive style was in stark contrast to the easygoing …

NBA

Clothing retailer Bebe to close all its stores by the end of May

Clothing retail company Bebe Stores Inc., based in Brisbane, California, announced on Friday that it is planning to close all of its stores in less than six weeks, by the end of May 2017.<p>The news comes not long after Bloomberg published a report stating that the company would be reworking its …

Walmart

Mike Conley and Kawhi Leonard hit dueling buckets to force overtime

MIKE! KAWHI! PLAYOFFS!<p>This Spurs-Grizzlies game has been incredible.<p>Let’s recap that fourth quarter ending real quick!<p>The score was 94-94 as Leonard had the ball and the chance to put the Spurs ahead!<p>KAWHI!<p>BUT WAIT CONLEY IS NOT GIVING UP ON THIS GAME!<p>THIS GAME IS AMAZING!<p>BALL IS LIFEEEEEEE!

Sports

Giants unlikely to punish Bumgarner by voiding contract

DENVER - I am amazed by how quickly fans and some in the press jumped to the contract issue upon learning that Madison Bumgarner got hurt in a dirt-bike crash. I mean within seconds.<p>Can they dock his pay?<p>Can they void his contract?<p>I hope he's OK.<p>In that order.<p>That's life in big-time sports, I guess.<p>…

Baseball

In costly Bay Area, even six-figure salaries are considered ‘low income’

In the high-priced Bay Area, even some households that bring in more than six figures a year can now be considered “low income.”<p>That’s according to …

Affordable Housing

E-40 Talks About Being a Warriors Fan For Life

He is an investor, an entrepreneur and, in recent years, he’s become a fixture at Oracle Arena for Warriors home games. If Golden State is hosting a …

San Francisco Bay Area

Athletics say they will announce a new ballpark site in Oakland later this year

The A's have been pushing for a new ballpark for years and appear to have found a site<p>The Oakland Athletics appear to be inching closer to securing a new ballpark.<p>The team said Friday it will announce a new ballpark site in Oakland later this year. No other details were provided.<p>While this …

Sports

Raiders GM outlines team’s draft strategy

The way the Raiders’ brass tells it, the team officials and coaches might as all wear “Best Player Available” buttons when the NFL draft starts Thursday. Never mind that Oakland was 26th in the NFL in defense last year and added only one defensive player in free agency, as opposed to four on …

NFL

40-year-old Vince Carter reminds us all again that age is just a number

So here’s some numbers for you: The Grizzlies were down 2-0 in their series against the San Antonio Spurs. Vince Carter, who is 40 years old, starts for Memphis and played 36 minutes on Thursday night. And to bring the series to a 2-1 score — which seems much less insurmountable than 3-0 — the …

Sports

Raptors get tough, beat Bucks to tie series at 2-2

DeMar DeRozan reverted to his playmaking form. The Toronto Raptors reasserted themselves on defense.<p>They’re headed back to Canada after winning a bruiser of a first-round playoff game Saturday at Milwaukee.<p>DeRozan scored 33 points, and Kyle Lowry had 14 of his 18 points in the second half of …

NBA

Head of California high-speed rail project calls it quits

The head of California’s $64 billion high-speed rail project said Friday he’s stepping down after five years pushing forward a vision of 220-mph trains that still faces stiff resistance from lawmakers and the public.<p>Jeff Morales, 57, told The Chronicle that uncertainty over the project’s future had …

California

Want to run into the Warriors? Here's where they hang out off the court

Longing to see Steph Curry in the flesh but can't afford tickets to a Warriors game? Look no further than In-N-Out burger.<p>The Warriors star and his wife are known to frequent the Alameda location after games, but it's not the only spot where fans have seen the Dubs off the court.<p>We've collected …

San Francisco Bay Area