Dan Bunz played eight NFL seasons. He gave his mind, body and soul to the game, enduring shoulder, back and knee injuries that still make him wince just crawling out of bed. He suffered more concussions than he has fingers. He frets over memory loss and the toll it might take on his family.

Last week was a triumphant one for Valley High School.

Two new additions and one holdover will fill the void left by Thomas, who is now with Phoenix.

The A’s are in the unusual situation of facing three straight left-handed starters in their final home series against the Los Angeles Angels. They get C.J. Wilson in tonight’s opener, Wade LeBlanc tomorrow and Hector Santiago on Wednesday.

His players may have complained about the officiating after being penalized for 107 yards in Arizona, but Jim Harbaugh tried his best to steer clear of the blame game during his Monday press conference.

Authorities say they are investigating a weekend burglary at the home of San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald.

The Oakland Raiders left New England with a moral victory, having taken the Patriots down to the closing minute a week after being completely uncompetitive against Houston.

Two men have been arrested on assault charges after fighting in the stands during Sunday's game between the Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers.

Frank Gore played half the 49ers’ snaps in Sunday’s loss to the Cardinals and had only one carry in the second half despite San Francisco’s eight-point lead at the start of the third quarter. Gore’s relatively small impact in the game underscored how much the team’s offense veered from its usual run-first identity against Arizona.

For the second straight game, the 49ers lost their cool, lost a lead and then lost the contest. This time they took a 14-6 lead and what appeared to be an offense that couldn't be stopped into the locker room at half time only to be ravaged by costly penalties and wide-open opponents in the second half.

The 49ers, who have been as run-oriented, old-school and stodgy as any team in the league in the Jim Harbaugh era, rolled out a slick new look against Arizona on Sunday.

The Bee’s Matt Barrows grades the 49ers on their performance Sunday afternoon in Arizona.

The San Francisco Giants are reeling, having lost six of eight games, a streak in which they've scored only 14 runs.

When watching from the dugout, A’s first baseman Nate Freiman said, there several immediate indicators that can help you assess whether your teammate has just hit a game-winning home run. They include the sound of the ball off the bat, the reaction of the hitter and the response of the outfielder closest to where the ball is headed.

Salmon fishing along the Sacramento River continues to be hot in this week’s top picks.

Rob Bironas, who worked his way through odd jobs and the Arena Football League before becoming one of the NFL's most accurate kickers, died in a car crash. He was 36.

Coach Bill Belichick questioned a defensive pass interference penalty against his Patriots.

The Philadelphia Eagles are as unpredictable as possible.

Much criticism of the A’s Yoenis Cespedes-for-Jon Lester trade has been framed around its creating a certain void in the Oakland offense. Cespedes, people argue, was feared. He took pressure off the other A’s hitters simply by being in the lineup, with opposing pitchers always cognizant of his ability to change games with one swing. And in big moments, Cespedes seemed to rise to the occasion, relishing the role of hero.

The Ironman triathlon set to start Sunday morning in Lake Tahoe was canceled due to concerns about air quality generated by the nearby King fire, event organizers announced.

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