<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Bay Area Sports]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/sports http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.comen-usSun, 01 May 2016 18:38:13 -0700Sun, 01 May 2016 18:38:13 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Black Cat Crosses Sharks' Rink, Brings Team Good Luck]]> Sun, 01 May 2016 16:04:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/IMG_9617.jpg
The San Jose Sharks got an unexpected visit Friday.Before the NHL ice hockey team beat the Nashville Predators 5-2 at the SAP Center, a black cat crept out of the player bench area and scurried onto the ice.

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<![CDATA[Curry Hits Floor for First Time: 'He's Progressing']]> Sun, 01 May 2016 15:17:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-526927114.jpg
OAKLAND – Long after the Warriors concluded practice Saturday afternoon, Stephen Curry had the gym mostly to himself. For the first time in a week, he was able to use it.

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<![CDATA[Warriors Cruise Past Trail Blazers in Game 1]]> Sun, 01 May 2016 15:18:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GSWGettyImages-526915634.jpg
Klay Thompson scored a game-high 37 points, and Draymond Green had a triple-double as the Warriors rolled the Trail Blazers in Game 1 on Sunday.

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<![CDATA[A's Let One Go, Can't Complete Sweep vs Astros]]> Sun, 01 May 2016 16:25:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-526937222.jpg
What exactly will it take for the A's to break out the broom on a visiting opponent?

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<![CDATA[Bumgarner, Giants Avoid Sweep, Top Mets]]> Sun, 01 May 2016 13:41:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/SFGGettyImages-526908408.jpg
In a matchup of top pitchers between Madison Bumgarner and Noah Syndergaard, the Giants came out victorious to avoid a sweep vs. the Mets.

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<![CDATA[49ers Shoot for Speed, Potential During NFL Draft ]]> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 22:14:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/2016-nfl-draft-generic.jpg
The San Francisco 49ers added speed and potential to their defensive backfield and talented size and depth to both sides of their line Saturday in the NFL draft.

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<![CDATA[Hahn Dazzles in Debut, A's Shut Out Astros]]> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 16:10:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/OAGettyImages-526638510.jpg
OAKLAND – Help arrived for the A’s starting rotation courtesy of a rather unlikely candidate.

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<![CDATA[Cain Tagged For Six in Giants' Loss to Mets]]> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 16:35:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/SFGGettyImages-526611016.jpg
Michael Conforto is two months past his 23rd birthday and hasn’t even been a professional for two full years, but he already is threatening to join the short list of big-name sluggers who make life miserable for...

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<![CDATA[Oakland Raiders Stockpile During NFL Draft]]> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 22:10:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/raiders+oakland+los+angeles+telemundo+52.jpg
Oakland general manager Reggie McKenzie was schooled in the draft by Ron Wolf during his long tenure in the front office in Green Bay.]]>
<![CDATA[Tunsil Declines to Address Past]]> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 08:11:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/042916+laremy+tunsil+presser.jpg
At a Friday press conference where the Miami Dolphins were expected to introduce Laremy Tunsil, the NFL's 13th draft pick was a no-show. Team officials said he couldn't attend due to an allergic reaction. Tunsil

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<![CDATA[Warriors Draw Trail Blazers in Semifinals]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 22:50:40 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NBA-Warriors-Blazers-AP_959556961618.jpg
Having ousted the Houston Rockets in five games, the Warriors practiced Friday morning without knowing which team they would face in the Western Conference semifinals.

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<![CDATA[Sharks Take Game 1 Against Predators]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 22:42:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/189*120/GettyImages-526248628_594_screen.jpg
The Sharks scored five times in the third period, including a pair by Logan Couture, coming from behind to capture Game 1 of their second round playoff series with Nashville on Friday at SAP Center, 5-2.]]>
<![CDATA[Peavy Searching for Results After 12-Run Inning]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 22:14:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-522359438.jpg
Jake Peavy has spent most of April trying desperately to find positive results.

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<![CDATA[49ers Take Cornerback in Round 3 of Draft]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 20:00:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/reddmmoonndd.jpg
After not having a second-round pick, the 49ers get secondary help in the third round Friday

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<![CDATA[Raiders Emphasize Defense in Draft]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:56:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/172*120/JihadRaidr.jpg
Pair of Big Ten standout defensive ends will add depth, talent to Oakland's front line.

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<![CDATA[Lakers Announce Warriors' Walton to Be Next Head Coach]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:48:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/175*120/GettyImages-505049344_594_screen.jpg
Warriors assistant head coach Luke Walton is no longer an assistant.

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<![CDATA[Philly's 'Steph Curry'-Brand Heroin]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:25:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/steph+curry+heroin+cp.jpg
Basketball superstar Steph Curry seems to be everywhere these days. At the White House with President Obama, on the cover of a parenting magazine and now on a brand of heroin.SEPTA police confiscated a set of...

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<![CDATA[Synchro Swimmers Ready to Take on Rio Olympics]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:21:41 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0427-2016-SynchroSwimmers.jpg
Anita Alvarez and Mariya Koroleva are the only swimmers representing the United States in synchronized swimming during the summer games in Rio.

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<![CDATA[What Makes a Triple Crown-Winning Horse?]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:23:34 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-480966886.jpg
"The 37-year wait is over! American Pharaoh is finally the one! American Pharaoh has won the Triple Crown!"Those words from famed horse racing announcer Larry Collmus at the Belmont Stakes last year marked the...

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<![CDATA[Broncos Draft Lynch; Kaepernick Expected to Remain with 49ers]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:52:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/177*120/Kapinarizz.jpg
The Denver Broncos moved up five spots Thursday night in a trade with the Seattle Seahawks to select Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch with the No. 26 overall pick.

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<![CDATA[49ers Trade up with Chiefs, Select Joshua Garnett]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 23:33:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/167*120/GettyImages-503124246.jpg
The 49ers traded back into the first round with the Chiefs. And with the No. 28 overall pick, San Francisco selected Stanford guard Joshua Garnett.

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<![CDATA[McKenzie Goes Safety First for Raiders]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:25:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/174*120/Kkkarljosyph.jpg
Former Mountaineer is coming off ACL injury in his final college season.

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<![CDATA[Raiders Select DB Karl Joseph with 14th Pick]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:12:01 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KarlJoseph.jpg
The Raiders made their first selection of the 2016 NFL Draft on Thursday. With the pick, they drafted West Virginia safety Karl Joseph.

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<![CDATA[Buckner Joins Niners and Former Teammate Armstead]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 18:46:35 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/DeFor.jpg
Tall, athletic defensive ends will play in San Francisco for former Oregon head coach Chip Kelly]]>
<![CDATA[49ers Select Oregon DT Buckner in Round 1]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 18:18:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DeForestBuckner.jpg
The 49ers on Thursday made their first pick of the 2016 NFL Draft and selected Oregon defensive lineman DeForest Buckner.

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<![CDATA[Rams Draft Cal QB Jared Goff with No. 1 Overall Pick]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:10:54 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/207*120/04-28-2016-jared-goff-1.jpg
With the first pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Los Angeles Rams selected Jared Goff from the University of California, Berkeley.

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<![CDATA[Best Style Moves from the NFL Draft Red Carpet]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 06:07:34 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-525682684-elliott.jpg
See all the best shots from the 2016 NFL Draft red carpet in Chicago, Illinois, on Thursday, April 28, 2016.

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<![CDATA[Rams Pick Jared Goff as NFL Draft's Top Pick]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 18:02:05 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/207*120/04-28-2016-jared-goff-1.jpg
Surprising almost no one, the Los Angeles Rams selected Jared Goff with the no. 1 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. Goff is a 6-foot 4-inch quarterback who joins the NFL following his junior year at the...

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<![CDATA[Kentucky Derby: Test Your Horse Race Knowledge]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 10:33:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_522153153543.jpg
The 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby will be held May 7 at Churchill Downs, featuring spectacular hats, plenty of bourbon and some of the fastest thoroughbreds in the world.

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<![CDATA[Warriors Eliminate Rockets, Advance to Second Round]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 23:35:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/189*120/GettyImages-525183840.jpg
The Golden State Warriors have advanced to the second round of the NBA Playoffs after eliminating the Houston Rockets Wednesday night at Oracle Arena.

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<![CDATA[49ers to Change Noise Levels at Practice After Complaints]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 07:39:57 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/49ers27.JPG
After neighbors voiced concerns about the decibel levels, the 49ers will turn the speakers inward during practice to help with neighborhood noise.

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<![CDATA[UC Berkeley Gymnast Headed to Rio]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 17:52:17 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0427-2016-RyanPatterson.jpg
We are exactly 100 days away from opening ceremonies for the Summer Olympics in Rio.

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<![CDATA[US Women's Hoop Team Named]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:16:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/2016++Olympic+sue+bird.jpg
The 2016 U.S. Olympic women’s basketball team will have a strong connection to the University of Connecticut.UConn head women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma is the head coach of the U.S.

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<![CDATA[If He Slides to No. 7, Linebacker Myles Jack Will be 49ers' Pick]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 09:21:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/175*120/MylesJJJJ.jpg
Also, it seems likely that 49ers' GM will trade Kaepernick Thursday to make team's quarterback situation more clear going into spring camps

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<![CDATA[A's Hill Throws Tigers a Curve with His Command]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 22:26:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-522992812.jpg
In predictable fashion, A’s left-hander Rich Hill was all too ready to pass the credit to others Tuesday night.

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<![CDATA[Cueto Shuts Out Padres, Strikes Out 11]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 21:57:34 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/178*120/GettyImages-524732280_594_screen.jpg
Johnny Cueto had it all working for the Giants Tuesday night as he struck out 11 in a complete-game shutout of the Padres.

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<![CDATA[Visualizing the Olympics: Medal Counts & More]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 08:05:47 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-149332217-edited.jpg
Which countries have the most gold medals? And how much does it cost to host an Olympic Games? Get ready for the Rio Olympics – and the answers to those and many other Olympic-related questions – with this...

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<![CDATA[Carr's Selection in 2014 Was Key to Raiders' Turnaround]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 12:42:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/raiders29.jpg
Quarterback's development has made the Raiders an attractive landing spot for other talent

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<![CDATA[Road to Rio: Join in Olympic Fever 100 Days Out]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 08:01:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/gymnasts-olympics.jpg
The Rio Olympics are 100 days off, and the buzz is all about who will represent Team USA. While many athletes have earned their spots and a chance to bring home the gold, others will be vying for a place on the...

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<![CDATA[Steve Kerr Wins 2015-16 NBA Coach of the Year]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 10:29:53 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/steve-kerr.jpg
Steve Kerr was named the 2015-16 NBA Coach of the Year on Tuesday, the NBA announced.

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<![CDATA[Niners Could be Involved in Draft-Day Quarterback Swap Meet]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 12:52:44 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/niners5.jpg
Eagles quarterback wants out of Philadelphia, and some believe 49ers might be his landing spot

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