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  1. Names & Faces: Ben Tetzlaff, Allen Hurns

    09.21 / 22:44 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    Ben Tetzlaff The Pennsylvania high school golfer defied huge odds by recording two holes-in-one in the same round. Tetzlaff, who attends Parkland High in Allentown, Pa., actually did it in a nine-hole practice round Monday at Iron Lakes Country Club. The feat was witnessed by Parkland coach Scott Levan and friend John Angelella. “I still can’t believe it, and I’m the one who did it,” Tetzlaff told the Allentown Morning Call. The National Hold-In-One Registry calculated the…
  2. Giants-Dodgers, pitching probables, Friday-Sunday

    09.21 / 22:44 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    On deck Friday at Dodgers 7:10 p.m. Channel: 11 Samardzija (9-14) vs. Hill (10-8) Saturday vs. Dodgers 6:10 p.m. NBCSBA Bumgarner (3-9) vs. Ryu (5-7) Sunday vs.…
  3. Rangers-A’s, pitching probables, Friday-Sunday

    09.21 / 22:44 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    On deck Friday vs. Rangers 7:05 p.m. NBCSCA Martinez (3-6) vs. Graveman (5-4) Saturday vs. Rangers 6:05 p.m. NBCSCA González (8-11) vs. Manaea (11-10) Sunday vs. Rangers …
  4. 5 questions facing Warriors entering training camp

    09.21 / 22:44 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    The tropical vacations, free-agency signings and hometown visits with the Larry O’Brien championship trophy are over. With media day looming Friday, and the start of training camp only 24 hours later, the Warriors face another championship-or-bust season. The questions hanging over Golden State are relatively small compared to those plaguing most NBA teams. While the rest of the league is wrestling with how to contend with the Warriors’ stacked roster, Golden State knows th…
  5. Andre Ward retires: Oakland’s undefeated boxing champ says “Mission Accomplished”

    09.21 / 19:51 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    Oakland’s Andre Ward completed his mission, evidently. The light heavyweight champion, citing the physical demands of boxing, stunningly announced his retirement Thursday at 33. “Mission Accomplished,” was the line above a two-paragraph statement on his website. “I want to be clear - I am leaving because my body can no longer put up with the rigors of the sport and therefore my desire to fight is no longer there,” Ward wrote on the site. “If I cannot give m…
  6. Warriors announce 4 signings ahead of training camp

    09.21 / 18:51 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    The Warriors have officially signed free agents Antonius Cleveland, Michael Gbinije, Alex Hamilton and Georges Niang, the team announced Thursday morning. NBA teams can carry 20-man rosters until trimming them down to 15 the day before the start of the regular season. With the addition of Cleveland, Gbinije, Hamilton and Niang, the Warriors enter training camp on Saturday with the maximum 20 players. Fifteen of those are on fully guaranteed NBA contracts…
  7. Kevin Durant details ‘rock-bottom’ moment after signing with Warriors

    09.21 / 16:57 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    In 10 days, when the Warriors fly to China for two preseason games against the Timberwolves, Kevin Durant will return to the site of an emotional low point. In a profile for San Francisco Magazine, Durant opened up about the personal toll the criticism he received in the wake of signing with Golden State in July 2016 took on him. Shortly after announcing his decision to leave the Thunder, while on a week-long trip through China for a Nike-sponsored tour, Durant became…
  8. Sports calendar, Sept. 21-22

    09.21 / 05:13 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    THURSDAY Baseball 10a …
  9. Raiders safety Karl Joseph sees himself as a big playmaker

    09.21 / 04:17 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    Having spent countless hours throughout the week studying defenses and receivers, poring over videolooking for a hidden weakness, Raiders safety Karl Joseph appreciates the simplicity that comes with blitzing. No complex scheme to dissect, no receiver to cover. See quarterback, get quarterback. “That’s your only thing,” Joseph said Wednesday. “When I know I’m going, I’m full speed. There’s not a lot to think about. You don’t have to worry about covering any…
  10. Raiders’ Derek Carr welcomes the laughter with new video

    09.21 / 04:17 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    Derek Carr’s latest commercial for Fresno-based Educational Employees Credit Union surfaced this week and featured the Raiders’ quarterback lip-syncing and wearing a jean jacket with white fringe hanging from each arm. Of course, Carr took a lot of ribbing for it from teammates and friends. Carr couldn’t help but chuckle both while filming the commercial and afterward. “It literally took us a couple of hours … all of the takes were because I kept laughing…
  11. Indians find a new way to win in beating Royals for 22nd straight

    09.15 / 05:44 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    CLEVELAND — On a winning streak that just won’t stop, the Indians have posted shutouts, blowouts and routine wins. All that was missing were a walk-off victory and extra innings. “Check those two off,” closer Cody Allen said. “We’re checking all the boxes.” And check this out: 22 in a row. Jay Bruce hit an RBI double in the 10th inning — after Francisco Lindor tied it with a double with two outs in the ninth — as the Indians rallied fo…
  12. Sylvia Fowles wins WNBA MVP, then her Minnesota team wins playoff game

    09.15 / 05:44 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    MINNEAPOLIS — In the precious few minutes newly crowned MVP Sylvia Fowles sat on the bench during Game 2 of the WNBA semifinals, she allowed herself to soak up the raucous atmosphere of the University of Minnesota’s Williams Arena and marvel at just how loud 9,000 fans can get. Fowles scored 25 points to lead the Lynx to a 93-83 victory over the Washington Mystics on Thursday night, putting Minnesota up 2-0 in the best-of-five series. Fowles made 12 of 16…
  13. Raiders rookie Eddie Vanderdoes plays with a mean streak

    09.15 / 03:48 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    There was nothing sly or subtle about Raiders defensive tackle Eddie Vanderdoes’ signature moment in his NFL debut. Vanderdoes, lined up between Tennessee guard Josh Kline and All-Pro tackle Jack Conklin late in the second quarter Sunday, jumped off the line and led with his left hand. For lack of a more delicate description, Vanderdoes then knocked Conklin on his ass. Conklin stands 6-foot-6 and weighs 308 pounds, so this is no idle achievement. He lay s…
  14. Sports calendar, Sept. 15-17

    09.15 / 03:48 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    FRIDAY Baseball 11:20a …
  15. Starting in Seattle? 49ers’ Tomlinson could begin where he ended with Lions

    09.15 / 01:48 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    Laken Tomlinson’s tenure with the 49ers could begin at the same stadium where he played his last meaningful game with the Lions: CenturyLink Field. The 49ers are working to get their just-acquired guard ready for a visit to Seattle on Sunday, a game that will come 18 days after he was traded from Detroit. If he replaces Zane Beadles, Tomlinson will face a formidable defensive front while still finding his way in a blocking scheme that was foreign to him w…
  16. History unkind to win kings

    09.15 / 01:48 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    There’s nothing like some old-fashioned skepticism to ruin a really good time. You can bet there’s a healthy dose of concern in Cleveland right now, for as impressive as the Indians have been with their 21-game winning streak entering play Thursday, the question arises: Have they peaked too soon? Fans of the Warriors are all too familiar with the subject. They steamed through the 2016 regular season and set a record with 73 wins, but lost in the Finals, putting a serious da…
  17. Mark Leishman shoots 62, leads BMW Championship

    09.15 / 01:48 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    Marc Leishman left his golf clubs in his garage during his week break from the FedEx Cup playoffs and it didn’t change anything. He made 10 birdies in the opening round of the BMW Championship for a 9-under-par 62 to build a two-shot lead. Jason Day made the biggest change of his career and had a 64, his best start in 16 months. The race to the FedEx Cup finale got off to a blistering start Thursday at Conway Farms in Lake Forest, Ill., led by L…
  18. Stanford’s J.J. Arcega-Whiteside went from world-traveler to go-to receiver

    09.15 / 01:48 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    Jose Joaquin Arcega-Whiteside was born in Spain and had visited five European countries by the time he was 10 months old, eight by the time he was 2 years old. No wonder “J.J.,” as he has been known as he arrived in America at age 7, is majoring in international relations at Stanford, where the 6-foot-3 redshirt sophomore also is building a reputation for making extraordinary catches on the football team. Both his parents were professional basketball pla…
  19. A’s-Phillies pitching probables Friday through Sunday

    09.15 / 00:52 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    On deck Friday vs. Phillies 4:05 p.m. NBCSCA Mengden (0-1) vs. Leiter Jr. (3-5) Saturday vs. Phillies 4:05 p.m. NBCSCA Graveman (5-4) vs. Lively (3-6) Sunday vs. Phillies …
  20. A’s fall to Drew Pomeranz, Red Sox

    09.15 / 00:52 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    BOSTON — Drew Pomeranz, facing his former team, knew it was likely the last batter he’d face. He figured he had to make one of his best pitches. Pomeranz threw six innings of one-run ball, finishing by striking out Matt Olson with the bases loaded to lead the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox past the A’s 6-2 on Thursday. With two outs, a full count and the game tied 1-1, Pomeranz got Olson swinging on a high, 92 mph fastball. “In that big s…