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Sports Illustrated says Oakland Raiders managing general partner Al Davis is the worst owner in the NFL.
Afternoon Sports Web Break

Once you're done perusing our site, this is the place to find links to other news involving Bay Area teams and athletes:

  • Bay Area fans are having to take ownership in the fact that our teams' leaders just don't seem to measure up. Check that, they actually do measure up . . . if you're listing the worst owners in sports, as Sports Illustrated did this week.

    In its NFL rankings, SI listed Al Davis as the worst owner among them all. And, in doing so, they've dubbed Davis' team the Silver & Yack. Still, in Davis' defense, he did turn a $180,000 purchase price for controlling interest into an investment now valued at $861 million.

    Not to worry, Niners fans. Denise DeBartolo York and her family had the honor of being the No. 4 worst owners in football.

    Warriors owner Chris Cohan finds himself among the NBA's five worst owners.

    Not all of the high-roller rankings are bad for Bay Area fans. The Sharks' owners are rated the fourth-best in the NHL.

    So, which of our teams has the worst owner? Cast your vote here.

    One category where there's no disputing who's No. 1 among Bay Area owners: Who is the best actor? Or didn't you know that former M*A*S*H* co-star Wayne Rogers is a minority owner of the Oakland A's?

  • Nobody wants to bring home a winner for Oakland more than Andre Ward, who will set out to change the athletic fortunes of his hometown on Saturday night.

  • Oklahoma's Blake Griffin, the consensus No. 1 pick in this year's NBA draft, is participating in secretive workouts in San Francisco. Hmm, maybe he knows something about the secretive results of next week's lottery involving the Warriors?

    All we know is that it took just 12 tries with ESPN's NBA Lottery generator for the Warriors to wind up with the top pick.

  • We stopped in at Bruce Jenkins' 3 Dot Blog and found a 1-30 ranking of major league baseball stadiums. One Bay Area stadium is ranked among the top three. The other local yard is ranked among the bottom three. (Wanna guess which is which?).

  • Sports Illustrated's Ross Tucker says the Raiders need to penalize Javon Walker for having surgery without consulting with them first.

  • The Raiders' Zach Miller is the 12th-best tight end in the NFL, according to a poll of ex-NFL scouts done by the Sporting News.

  • Can Randy Johnson stand to merely be a good pitcher? Fox Sports.com's Tracy Ringolsby takes a closer look at how the Giants pitcher has adjusted his expectations on the mound.

  • Here's a closer look at the Giants' terrific twosome of minor league pitchers Tim Alderson and Madison Bumgarner, who have moved from Single-A San Jose to Double-A Connecticut.

  • Theoretically, Cal has at least a 20 percent chance of landing the top-rated quarterback in the country. Jake Heaps from Skyline High (Wash.) says his final five college choices are Cal, BYU, LSU, Washington and Tennessee. He hopes to decide by June. Insiders say either Washington or BYU are his likeliest landing spot.

  • Baseball Prospectus has taken notice of the A's early season pitching prowess. Frankly, the way the A's starters have struggled, it's a true testament to just how well their bullpen has performed.

  • Blake Smith of Cal, one of the top two-way college baseball prospects in the country, has an injury that will prevent him from pitching again this year. However, it probably won't stop him from being selected in the first five rounds of the baseball draft in June.

  • The 49ers' offseason moves leave Kevin Lynch of SFGate.com wondering where the team's priorities are?

  • Don't look now, but ex-Oakland Tech star Josh Johnson is quietly in the mix for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' starting quarterback job.

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  • Here's a classic Barry Zito interview that proves he can make money playing his guitar as well as throwing a baseball.

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  • Olympic swimming star Natalie Coughlin, formerly of Carondelet High (follow her at: "NatalieCoughlin"): Just got surprised by the drug testers for a second time today!