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D’Angelo Russell is a Perplexing Puzzle Piece for the Warriors

By MASON BISSADA It goes without saying that D’Angelo Russell was not an initial target of the Golden State Warriors prior to the 2019 NBA offseason. Russell was a restricted free agent looking to garner a max-contract who played the same position as Steph Curry. The Warriors were instead focused …

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Peter Frampton goes out on top, calling it a career in Concord

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER In an era where musicians routinely promote farewell tours to cash in on their riches, only to return to the road countless times shortly thereafter, there was a legitimate sense of finality to Peter Frampton‘s performance at the Concord Pavilion Saturday night. The 69-year-old, Frampton, who first …

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The Who continues to orchestrate rock history at Chase Center

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Arriving at the Chase Center Wednesday night to perform for the first time since lead singer Roger Daltrey lost his voice early in a concert in Houston two weeks ago, The Who wasted little time reestablishing their presence as one of the most iconic bands of the …

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Thousands attend SF’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER The 19th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival in San Francisco saw over 80 diverse acts perform during a three-day concert over the weekend that drew over 300,000 people to Golden Gate Park.   A gift from the late Warren Hellman to music fans throughout the Bay Area …

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Lakers A-Team spoils Warriors Chase Center debut 123-101

BY MASON BISSADA  The Los Angeles Lakers spoiled the Golden State Warriors’ first ever preseason game at the new Chase Arena, dominating them from the jump by a final score of 123-101 Saturday evening.  Essentially, two 24-minute games were played: the first by each team’s A-squad and the second by …

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49ers and Browns typify why QB is the most vital role in sports

BY J.A. SCHWARTZ Stanford’s Andrew Luck was the top overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft by the Colts. Indianapolis earned the #1 pick in that draft after going 2-14 in 2011, and Luck paid immediate dividends. Starting every game as a rookie, he led the Colts to an 11-5 …

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Diaz and Tampa Bay spoil the A’s playoff party at the Coliseum

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER For the second year in a row, the A’s dreams of postseason glory died a sudden painful death, falling to the Tampa Bay Rays 5-1 Wednesday night at the Coliseum in the AL Wild Card game. Tampa Bay’s Yandy Diaz ripped a leadoff home run against A’s …

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Warriors Media Day Takeaways from the Chase Center

BY MASON BISSADA The Golden State Warriors held their first media day at the brand new Chase Center in the Mission Bay district of San Francisco on Monday, and the tone given from the players and the organization as a whole was that of cautious optimism. Injuries potentially cost the …

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Sac’s Champ secures emotional win at Safeway Open in Napa

BY HELEN LAME´ Sacramento’s Cameron Champ scored an emotional victory at the Safeway Open in Napa Sunday evening, sinking a 3-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to hold off a late charge by Canada’s Adam Hadwin for his second PGA tour victory by firing a 17-under 271 for the tournament. Champ, who entered …

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Winner of Giants – Dodgers rivalry this decade up for debate

BY J.A. SCHWARTZ What defines success in the eyes of a baseball fan ? There is a heated rivalry between the supporters of the Dodgers and the Giants. Their fan bases are imbued with a deep-rooted contempt for their counterparts. When these two teams and their partisans reflect on the …

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