"I'm a 34-year-old NBA center. I'm black. And I'm gay." So begins Jason Collins' essay in the upcoming issue of Sports Illustrated. And with that, Collins became the first active male athlete from America's major sports to come out as gay. We all knew somebody was going to do it sometime. It was j ... More >>
"Who's Jason Collins?" For many, that was the predictable retort to the headline news -- and Sports Illustrated rollout -- of the announcement that Jason Collins is gay. Locals may remember Collins from his days at Stanford, where he and his brother, Jarron, formed the first -- and lesser -- set of ... More >>
The above footage is 12 seconds. That's about the time it took a young Bill Russell to snag a rebound, dribble the ball coast-to-coast, then drop in a finger roll while leaping over a hapless defender. It popped up on Youtube a few days ago, then was picked up by Deadspin on Monday, before making t ... More >>
Earlier this week we reported on former Oakland slugger Jose Canseco's ruminations on the evolution of gravity and earth scientists' ruminations on the evolution of Canseco. The former outfielder -- who demonstrated gravity Newton-style when a fly ball dropped onto his head -- tweeted on Monday: "My ... More >>
There are plenty of legitimate reasons the 49ers lost the Super Bowl. The 49ers couldn't stop the Ravens on 3rd down. The Ravens offensive line dominated the 49ers defensive line, which appeared helpless on every short yardage first down conversion. Donte Whitner was targeted and exposed as a marg ... More >>
There are two basic questions about The Manti Te'o Dead Girlfriend Hoax that we all want to know: 1. Was he, for real, completely fooled all the way up until December 6, as he says? With time, and enough pre-draft NFL investigations, that'll all probably come out. More interesting, though: 2. H ... More >>
The alleged revaluation, first reported by the New York Daily News over the weekend, that Melky Cabrera's associates attempted to create a fake website for a fake supplement to help him maneuver around a 50-game steroid suspension has jolted San Francisco's sports media into anger. The Chronicle's ... More >>
Deanne FitzmauriceTime Lincecum loves him some videogamesIt might come as a surprise to folks that Giants ace Tim "The Freak" Lincecum is the subject of a coffee table book. It's much less surprising than, say, Lincecum's off-season pot bust. But perhaps equally as surprising as the revelation th ... More >>
Sadly, the Congressional bill congratulating the Giants does not make mention of 'The Machine'Congressional Bill: "Whereas the rest of the country learned to 'fear the beard'" Rep. Nancy Pelosi -- you've heard of her -- yesterday introduced a Congressional bill "Congratulating the San Francisco G ... More >>
Digital Underground in 1989Rap ruses get no better than Humpty Hump. The alter-ego of Digital Underground's leader Shock G, Humpty's mythology has him wearing a fabulously-personalized Groucho Marx-style nose to cover up horrific facial scars incurred during a (fictional) accident with a deep-fat ... More >>
She's been called the female Manny Pacquiao. But can Ana Julaton make people care about women's boxing?
Meet the talented Bay Area artists competing for our $2,500 grants.
We received more than 100 submissions this year from local artists vying to be named a Mastermind (and, perhaps, get a $2,500 grant). The quality of the entries was truly inspiring. That's why we've named 12 finalists this year instead of the usual 10--read up on this 2010's picks below. You can s ... More >>
George Clooney's ode to screwball comedies of yore is sooooo close. But yet.
Can pro basketball's second-winningest coach put the Warriors back on the warpath? Don't count him out too quick.
A close, unflattering look at San Francisco's prospective Olympic Games dance partner
Boy turns bug in redemptive kiddie-lit adaptation
Is baseball star Barry Bonds a juiced-up deceiver or just the greatest and most maligned player in baseball history? Find out where you stand!
Glory Road relives the season college hoops smashed the color barrier
Miller takes you Higher
Lance Armstrong, Thom Weisel, and questions about anti-doping efforts in American cycling
Aptos statistics geek Roland Beech just might change how the NBA plays -- and you watch -- basketball
Ish Monroe has edge, style, and PR savvy. ESPN thinks he's exactly what the white world of professional bass fishing needs.
Under coach George Rush, City College regularly wins national football titles. But is community college really the place for big-time sports?
Into the woods with the players of the Professional Disc Golf Association
Does the world need another college football bowl game? Some San Francisco boosters are banking on it.
Garry St. Jean
Golden State Warriors
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Week of March 28, 2001
The woman who would bike the length of North and South America, and the man who's running around the world
Or, why we love Barry Bonds, even when he's a royal Jerk
Or: How Tony Hawk turned skateboarding into a multimillion-dollar international obsession
The Chron and Ex drool over Bloomingdale's as the city coughs up $27 million
They follow sports, wear flannel shirts, smoke, drink, belch, and make crude jokes. Oh, one other thing. They're gay.
The amazing transformation of Carmen Policy, defender of mobsters, babysitter to flashy kid moguls, and now savior of the Cleveland Browns
Paul Pena,who's played with everyone from Jerry Garcia to B.B. King, is coming out of the musical shadows, thanks to the award-winning documentary Genghis Blues. He's also blind, and sick, and entirely tired of living.
Robert Towne, the best screenwriter in the business and the man who invented Jake Gittes, is back with a bio of Olympic runner Steve Prefontaine