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Hot Shooting Warriors blitz Cavs, take 2-0 lead in NBA Finals

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER In a contest that provided a stark contrast to the opening game of the series, the Golden State Warriors set the tone early and controlled the game throughout, leading wire to wire on the way to a 121-103 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers Sunday night at Oracle. ...

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Giants sweep the Phillies behind stellar weekend of pitching

BY ANTHONY SOSA Rebounding nicely after a brutal road trip that resulted in the Giants dropping six out of eight games, San Francisco returned home and swept the Philadelphia Phillies, scoring a 6-1 victory Sunday over Jake Arrieta, one of the top pitchers in the game. Arrieta, who came into ...

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Jethro Tull celebrates 50 years at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Taking the stage at the Greek Theatre to a backdrop of old color television consoles broadcasting scenes of Robert Kennedy, Vietnam and the Mexico City Olympics protest, Ian Anderson and his band arrived to perform a 50th Anniversary celebration of the music of Jethro Tull Saturday night ...

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Paul Simon bids farewell to a sold out house at Oracle Arena

  BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER While many an iconic artist has become infamous by hitting the road for what was billed as a “Farewell Tour,” only to be followed by years of touring, chances are good that in Paul Simon’s case his newly launched “Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour” that ...

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A’s get nine strong innings from bullpen to defeat Mariners 4-3

  BY ANTHONY SOSA A four-run first inning and a dominant performance from the Oakland Athletics’ bullpen provided the club with a 4-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners Thursday at the Oakland Coliseum. The win thwarted Seattle’s attempt at a sweep. The A’s offense got to Mariners’ starting pitcher Felix ...

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Rockets bounce back as Warriors stumble, series tied 2-2

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Unable to maintain the momentum of jumping out to a 12-0 lead in the first five minutes of the game, the Warriors offense went cold in the fourth quarter when it mattered most, falling to the Houston Rockets 95-92 Tuesday night at Oracle in Game 4 of ...

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Warriors rebound against Rockets with vengeance to go up 2-1

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Responding emphatically to the 22 point thumping they absorbed in Game 2 four days ago, the Warriors bounced back Sunday night with an even bigger beat down, dismantling the Rockets 126-85 to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference finals. Steph Curry, who appeared at times ...

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