M. Thompson II
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Thompson: Depleted 49ers had no chance
San Francisco 49ers' embarrassing loss to Denver Broncos confirms that they're nowhere close to being an elite team, especially without all their horses.
Thompson: Joe Panik no ordinary kid
As San Francisco Giants head into World Series against Kansas City Royals, second baseman Joe Panik looks like anything but a Major League Baseball rookie
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Kawakami: With Bumgarner, Giants will win World Series
Madison Bumgarner, like Tim Lincecum in 2010 and Matt Cain in 2012, will lead the San Francisco Giants with manager Bruce Bochy to the World Series title
Purdy: Royals will use speed to beat Giants in six
The Kansas City Royals and manager Ned Yost will use the speedy Lorenzo Cain, Jarrod Dyson and Alex Gordon to gain an advantage over Buster Posey, Madison Bumgarner, Jake Peavy and the rest of the San Francisco Giants
Wake of the Week archive: Trouble for local hero 10 years ago
Bud Geracie's archived column from 2004 that takes a sideways look back at the local and national sports scene
Marcus Thompson's Blog
49ers Get Embarrassed in Denver, But It s Not The End of the World
DENVER — Yes, it was embarrassing, the way the reigning AFC champions did whatever they wanted to the 49ers.
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Review: 'Birdman' soars with innovative brilliance
With a cast that includes Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Edward Norton, Naomi Watts and Zach Galifianakis, this surreal head-tripper is one of 2014's most innovative movies, an energetic and exciting existential black comedy that's challenging yet accessible and wildly successful in the risks it takes.
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George Clooney's wife Amal Clooney named most powerful woman in London
Malala Yousafzai, Victoria Beckham and Kate Bush also make list.