New York City jury acquits Atlanta Hawks' Thabo Sefolosha in police fracas
Atlanta Hawks player Thabo Sefolosha was acquitted Friday of charges stemming from a struggle with police outside a trendy New York City nightclub that left him with a broken leg and ended his NBA season.
San Jose to consider closing a golf course amid financial losses
Most of the city's publicly-owned golf courses are operating in the red and taking a $2 million bite out San Jose's general fund each year, a recent city audit found, prompting city leaders to consider closing a golf course and reusing the land.
Stanford football notes: Bye week, McCaffrey, Chryst, Gardner, recruiting
Lots of topics covered during Tuesday's press conference
Baseball: Rangers, Astros win ALDS openers
The Texas Rangers beat the Toronto Blue Jays, and the Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals, as road teams continued to win the baseball playoffs.
Local sports digest: No. 6 Stanford beats Oregon State in women's soccer
Stanford, Cal tennis players advance in singles at ITA All-American Championships
College football: Washington shuts down USC in Los Angeles
Myles Gaskin ran for 134 yards and a fourth-quarter touchdown, and Washington shut down No. 17 USC's high-powered offense throughout a 17-12 victory over the Trojans on Thursday night.
Curry scores 30 points in Warriors' exhibition loss to Portland
Golden State can't recover from Blazers' blistering first half
NFL: Colts' Johnson comes back to haunt Texans
Andre Johnson caught two touchdown passes from Matt Hasselbeck, including one for 2 yards in the fourth quarter, to help the Indianapolis Colts beat the host Houston Texans 27-20 on Thursday night.
Baseball: Dodgers aces begin championship quest
Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke will try to bring the Los Angeles Dodgers their first title since 1988; they begin by facing the New York Mets in the N.L. Division Series
Golf: Internationals rally on Day 2, cut into Americans' lead
South Korean Sang-moon Bae sinks key putt on 18 in front of home crowd
Sports digest: Messi charged with tax fraud
Soccer superstar Lionel Messi will stand trial in Spain on three counts of tax fraud and could be sentenced to nearly two years in prison if found guilty.
Sharks: Raffi Torres apologizes for his hit on Anaheim's Jakob Silfverberg and accepts his suspension
General manager Doug Wilson adds that he 'fully supports' the move, which will cost Torres half the season
NCAA has issues with FanDuel and DraftKings fantasy sports sites
But companies pay for advertising on college football games, creating a conflict
Cal's Jared Goff gets compared to Falcons' Matt Ryan
NFL execs think Cal quarterback Jared Goff has similar qualities to Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan
President Obama says he's rooting for Cubs in MLB playoffs
President Barack Obama, a noted White Sox fans, says he'll pull for the Chicago Cubs during the major league playoffs
Pirates player tweets apology to Gatorade cooler after dugout tirade
Sean Rodriguez of Pittsburgh Pirates has fun on Twitter the day after he punched a Gatorade cooler after being ejected against Chicago Cubs
FIFA thrown into turmoil as top two leaders are suspended
Sepp Blatter's 17-year career as president is over and Michel Platini may not be able to replace him amid a Swiss criminal investigation
Live chat: Inside the Raiders, Friday at noon
Join Jimmy Durkin for a Raiders live chat on Friday at noon as he breaks down their showdown with the Broncos.
On poker: Don't lose ability to recognize situations where opponents cannot have top-ranking hands
Keeping an open mind, even when it clashes with what we've learned in the past, is the best strategy
49ers' Ahmad Brooks will miss Giants game
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks will miss the Sunday night game against the New York Giants after the death of his sister.
100-year-old track star's secret: 'I take care of what I got'
Santa Clara's Don Pellmann set five world records at the Senior Olympics last month.
Denver Broncos' 4-0 start more defense than Peyton Manning
Broncos, who visit the Oakland Raiders Sunday, have NFL's top-ranked defense.
Josh Donaldson leaves playoff game after taking knee to head
Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson left Thursday's AL Division Series opener against Texas after he was kneed in the head while breaking up a double play.
Kawakami: 49ers have broken Colin Kaepernick; can he get himself unstuck?
49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is stuck in this desperate situation, playing poorly, watching the losses pile up, and basically alone.
Former A's draft pick dies from injuries in earlier shooting
Pitcher Michael Nolan, 23, died Thursday after being shot in the head last month, according to media reports. Nolan was drafted by the Oakland A's in 2014 and was a member of the club's rookie-league team in Phoenix.
Doug Wilson, Raffi Torres react to NHL suspension
San Jose Sharks general manager breaks silence on hit that will cost Raffi Torres 41 games
Cal's Stefan McClure helps kids at juvenile hall
Cal Golden Bears safety Stefan McClure tries to be a positive influence when he visits kids at Alameda Juvenile Hall.
No. 16 Stanford benefitting from inexperienced opposing quarterbacks
The No. 16 Stanford Cardinal has gone against one inexperienced quarterback after another this season.
New Orleans Pelicans' Omer Asik sidelined with calf injury
New Orleans Pelicans center Omer Asik is expected to be sidelined about three weeks with a right calf strain and his status for their opener against the Warriors is unclear
San Jose State's Tyler Ervin on record pace
San Jose State Spartans running back Tyler Ervin on pace to obliterate school records for rushing yards and carries in a single season.
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Review: 'RFK' an engrossing look at iconic politician
While superficial at times, Jack Holmes' solo show about Robert F. Kennedy is always fascinating and propelled by a strong performance by David Arrow.
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Taylor Swift tops Kim Kardashian on Instagram
The singer reaches 50 million followers on Instagram.