SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The big black cat almost used up its last life at the start, burying its bows in a wave and falling behind a boatload of Kiwis.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Carlos Rogers understands a key piece of San Francisco's defense is missing with the absence of Aldon Smith, yet the veteran cornerback is determined to make sure it never becomes an excuse for the team's recent poor play.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Shaquille O'Neal spent the first part of the century smashing Sacramento's dreams of an NBA championship. Now he wants to spend the next part doing anything he can to build the Kings into a winner.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Preparations for the upcoming campaign started early for the San Jose Sharks when they retooled their roster before last season's trade deadline.
OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson decided to take action when he saw that his players wrote a number on the whiteboard at the team's practice facility a few weeks ago signifying a goal of at least 50 wins this season.
Kaylie Grimes recorded her best round of the season, but it wasn't enough to knock off a balanced Sierra lineup.
ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders will begin a short week of preparation with uncertainty about who will start at quarterback as Terrelle Pryor recovers from a concussion.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The longest America's Cup in history will come down to two 72-foot, space-age catamarans making a final, dramatic sprint around San Francisco Bay, on a five-leg course framed by the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A teenage football fan suffered a concussion and a broken arm and nose at Candlestick Park after police say he was attacked during the San Francisco 49ers 27-7 loss to the Indianapolis Colts this weekend.
ANAHEIM (AP) - A.J. Griffin gave the Oakland Athletics a taste of what he could do last year as a rookie when he won seven of eight decisions, including a victory over the Los Angeles Angels in which he pitched eight scoreless innings.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Giants manager Bruce Bochy described his team's offense as being "cold right now."
The Manteca Jaguars' pint-sized players put on quite a show Saturday at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.
STOCKTON - Pine Bluff's Matt Scott held off a determined Kyle Gottula to capture the 100-lap NASCAR Whelen All American Racing Series Western Late Model feature at Stockton's 99 Speedway on Saturday.
I have been watching in horrid fascination, the news coverage of the Rim Fire near Yosemite Park. As near as I can tell from the various news sources, the fire seems to have begun in the Lumsden's Bridge area along the Tuolumne River.
Waking up for a fishing trip is no problem.