<![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-usFri, 27 May 2016 15:04:35 -0700Fri, 27 May 2016 15:04:35 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Safety Tandem Gives 49ers One Area of Strength]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 10:39:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/betheanotrade.jpg
Bethea hadn't missed a game since 2007 but has recovered from torn pectoral muscle in 2015

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<![CDATA[Sharks vs Penguins for Stanley Cup ]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 08:13:23 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/176*120/sharks-pens.jpg
The Pittsburgh Penguins are the only ones standing between the Sharks and their first-ever Stanley Cup championship.

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<![CDATA[Stanford Super Sailor Heading to Rio]]> Thu, 26 May 2016 19:59:20 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/N6P+STANFORD+OLYMPIC+SAILING+PKG+-+00013202.jpg
It’s a brand new Olympic sport: women’s high-performance 49erFX skiff sailing.

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<![CDATA[Sharks Fans Line Up, Open Their Wallets for Stanley Cup Buzz]]> Thu, 26 May 2016 22:36:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/sharks-tix.jpg
Phones at SAP Center were ringing all day Thursday and hockey fans are opening their wallets to be a part of the San Jose Sharks first Stanley Cup Final appearance in their 25-year history.

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<![CDATA[US Women's Soccer Contract Hearing]]> Thu, 26 May 2016 14:45:03 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Womens-Soccer-GettyImages-506466114.jpg
With the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio just months away, the World Cup-winning U.S. Women’s Soccer team is looking into the possibility of a strike as they fight for equal pay.The players’ union, which says the...

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<![CDATA[A's Thumped by Lind, Mariners]]> Wed, 25 May 2016 23:02:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*121/as-mariners-525.jpg
Adam Lind hit home runs in his first two at-bats and had a season-best six RBIs while the Seattle Mariners scored a season-high in runs in a 13-3 rout of the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night.

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<![CDATA[Brent One of Several Undrafted Receivers Hoping to Make Raiders]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 09:22:40 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*124/BrentWake.jpg
After three unproductive seasons at South Carolina, Brent transferred to Wake Forest and had a breakout year]]>
<![CDATA[Sharks Clinch First-Ever Trip to Stanley Cup Final]]> Thu, 26 May 2016 12:15:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-534362990_594_screen.jpg
The quarter-century wait is officially over. For the first time in the 25-year history of the franchise, the Sharks have moved on to the Stanley Cup Final, beating the Blues on Wednesday night at SAP Center...

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<![CDATA[Giants Sweep Padres on Crawford's Walk-Off in 10th]]> Wed, 25 May 2016 16:37:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-534339262.jpg
Jake Peavy gave up one run in 6.2 innings Wednesday, but the Giants needed a walk-off hit in the 10th to stay perfect vs the Padres in 2016.

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<![CDATA[Teal is the New Black for the Bay Area ]]> Thu, 26 May 2016 13:14:22 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*160/13178649_10154154544780842_7064953977281130156_n.jpg
San Jose Sharks fans show off their teal pride

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<![CDATA[Warriors' Draymond Green Named to All-Defensive First Team]]> Wed, 25 May 2016 14:14:05 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/169*120/GettyImages-513263378.jpg
Golden State Warriors player Draymond Green was named All-Defensive First Team on Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[A's Fall to Mariners 6-5 on Walk-Off Homer]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 22:41:34 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/as-524.jpg
The A's took a 5-4 lead into the bottom of the ninth, but Ryan Madson gave up a walk-off home run to Leonys Martin as Mariners pulled out a 6-5 win.

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<![CDATA[Giants Continue Dominance of Padres With 8-2 Win ]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 22:42:47 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/178*120/giants-524.jpg
The Giants continued their dominance vs. the Padres Tuesday night, with an 8-2 win at AT&T Park. San Francisco has now had their way with San Diego eight straight times this season.

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<![CDATA[Warriors Thumped by Thunder in Game 4, Now on the Brink of Elimination]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 20:47:17 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/193*120/GettyImages-534066428_594_screen.jpg
Once again, the Warriors had no answer for the Thunder as Oklahoma City handed them their second straight loss and took a 3-1 lead Tuesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Gwynn's Family Sues Tobacco Ind.]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 14:41:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/102871071.jpg
Tony Gwynn’s family has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the tobacco industry, claiming the Padres legend was targeted to use the smokeless tobacco that led to the cancer that killed him.The suit...

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<![CDATA[A's Break Out of Slump, Beat Seattle]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 00:48:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/as-mariners.jpg
There’s been one bulletproof plan for A’s manager Bob Melvin throughout this trying season — handing the ball to Rich Hill and pointing him toward the pitcher’s mound.

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<![CDATA[Giants Walk Off in Cueto's Complete Game]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 00:44:37 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/178*120/giants-cueto.jpg
Hunter Pence stepped into the cage during batting practice, put down a bunt, and then took two light swings. He felt pain in his right hamstring, and he shook his head at coaches and walked toward the clubhouse...

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<![CDATA[Sharks Win Game 5, Now One Win Away From Finals]]> Mon, 23 May 2016 20:55:31 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-533867008_594_screen.jpg
Joe Pavelski’s goal late in the second period was a big one, as it tied the Sharks-Blues Game 5 of the Western Conference Final headed into the final frame. Thanks in large part to their first-year captain, the...

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<![CDATA[Draymond Green Not Suspended for Game 4 vs Thunder]]> Mon, 23 May 2016 17:07:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/188*120/greenadamskick.jpg
Warriors forward Draymond Green will not be suspended for his actions against Oklahoma City center Steven Adams in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals on Sunday night, the NBA announced Monday evening.

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<![CDATA[MLB to Review Gay Chorus Incident]]> Mon, 23 May 2016 17:25:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/gay+men+chorus+0523.JPG
Major League Baseball will investigate why a recording of a woman singing the national anthem inadvertently played instead of the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus at a Saturday Pride Night Padres game.“We are...

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<![CDATA[Draymond: 'I Look Forward to Apologizing' to Adams]]> Mon, 23 May 2016 12:12:47 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/draymondgreenkick.jpg
Following the Warriors' Game 3 loss to the Thunder on Sunday night, Draymond Green defended himself and reiterated he did not intentionally kick Steven Adams below the belt.

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<![CDATA[12-Year-Old Calif. Boxer Ranked No. 1 in U.S.]]> Mon, 23 May 2016 18:03:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/box+GIF_19483400.gif
A 12-year-old Oakland, Calif. boy was ranked the No. 1 youth boxer for his weight and age. He has the chance to earn No. 1 again at the Junior Olympics.

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<![CDATA[Gay Men’s Chorus Silenced at Game]]> Mon, 23 May 2016 07:58:41 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/CLIP-SDGMC_Padres_1200x675_690991171985.jpg
Controversy brewed at Saturday's San Diego Padres game when a recording of a woman singing the national anthem played instead of the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus, which had just taken the field to sing on...

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<![CDATA[Bumgarner, Giants Blank Cubs to Win Series]]> Mon, 23 May 2016 00:53:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/178*120/giants+522.jpg
Madison Bumgarner took the game into his own hands as the Giants took down the Cubs, 1-0, and won their three-game series at AT&T Park on Sunday.

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<![CDATA[Warriors Fall to Thunder in Game 3, Trail Series 2-1]]> Sun, 22 May 2016 19:57:01 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-533615628_594_screen.jpg
The Warriors arrived in Oklahoma City on Saturday to play Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals on Sunday at Chesapeake Energy Arena

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<![CDATA[A's Swept by Yankees at Coliseum]]> Sun, 22 May 2016 16:27:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/as-yanks522.jpg
A’s manager Bob Melvin doesn’t hesitate to call on his battle-tested veteran relievers, but his trip to the mound in the top of the sixth set in motion a sequence that turned Sunday’s game in the Yankees’...

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<![CDATA[Sonny Gray Placed on 15-Day DL by A's]]> Sun, 22 May 2016 10:46:33 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-531596064.jpg
The Oakland A’s placed right-handed pitcher Sonny Gray on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 21 with a strained right trapezius, the club announced today. To take his spot on the roster, the A’s...

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<![CDATA[Giants Victorious Against Cubs, Win 5-3]]> Sat, 21 May 2016 19:57:12 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/533321796.jpg
Matt Cain’s dominant start against the Blue Jays 11 days ago came with the caveat that it was his first good start in a month. His quality start in Phoenix last weekend was a big step in the right direction, but...

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<![CDATA[Family Affected by Canada Fire Treated to SJ Sharks Game]]> Sun, 22 May 2016 09:44:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/N11P+SHARKS+MCMURRAY+FAMILY+PKG+-+00000224.jpg
Special guests at Saturday’s Sharks playoff game helped put the team’s 6-3 loss to the St. Louis Blues in perspective.

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<![CDATA[Manaea Tagged For Five, A's Offense Slowed in Loss to Yankees]]> Sat, 21 May 2016 16:12:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-533286924.jpg
Oakland starter Sean Manaea allowed five earned runs over 6.2 innings, and the A's offense was stuck in neutral in Saturday's loss to the Yankees.

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<![CDATA[PHOTOS: Preakness Day 2016]]> Mon, 23 May 2016 03:28:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/thumb-GettyImages-533294116.jpg
Take a look at photos from the 141st annual Preakness Stakes. Known as the second jewel of the Triple Crown, the race takes places two weeks after the Kentucky Derby and three weeks before the Belmont Stakes.

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<![CDATA[Sharks Drop Game 4 of Western Conference Finals, Series Tied]]> Sun, 22 May 2016 09:11:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-533306108.jpg
After back-to-back shutouts, Martin Jones was beaten four times in Game 4 as the Blues beat the Sharks 6-3 to tie the series 2-2.

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<![CDATA[Jersey From Harper Fight for Sale]]> Sat, 21 May 2016 09:55:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/490330798.jpg
The jersey Bryce Harper wore when he got into a fight with Washington Nationals teammate Jonathan Papelbon is now for sale on online auction site Leland.

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