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    July 24, 2013
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    April 29, 2013

    Jason Collins Becomes First Openly Gay Male Athlete Playing in America's Major Sports

    "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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    "Who's Jason Collins?" Asks SF Pride

    "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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2013

    Bill Russell College Hoops Footage Captures a Remarkable Era in San Francisco History

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2013

    Baseball Players and Dinosaurs Don't Mix

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    Super Bowl XLVII: 5 Things That Can Fuel a Good Venting Session for 49ers Fans

    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 >>

  • News

    January 30, 2013
  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    Manti Te'o Girlfriend Hoax: How Did Nobody At Stanford Catch On?

    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 >>

  • News

    October 3, 2012
  • Blogs

    August 20, 2012

    Melky Cabrera: Shattering Narratives Like It's 2008

    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 >>

  • News

    June 20, 2012
  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    Tim Lincecum Has a Coffee Table Book?

    Deanne FitzmauriceTime Lincecum loves him some videogames​It 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    Giants To Be Honored -- By Congress?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    Shock G 'Fesses Up About Humpty Hump

    Digital Underground in 1989​Rap 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 >>

  • News

    March 10, 2010

    The Eyes of the Hurricane

    She's been called the female Manny Pacquiao. But can Ana Julaton make people care about women's boxing?

  • Culture

    February 17, 2010

    Masterminds 2010

    Meet the talented Bay Area artists competing for our $2,500 grants.

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2010

    Masterminds 2010 Finalists Named, Winners Announced Wed.

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    April 9, 2008
  • Film

    April 2, 2008

    Fourth and Inches

    George Clooney's ode to screwball comedies of yore is sooooo close. But yet.

  • News

    November 28, 2007
  • News

    March 14, 2007

    Full Nelson

    Can pro basketball's second-winningest coach put the Warriors back on the warpath? Don't count him out too quick.

  • News

    September 13, 2006

    Dopey Bid

    A close, unflattering look at San Francisco's prospective Olympic Games dance partner

  • Film

    July 26, 2006

    The Metamorphosis

    Boy turns bug in redemptive kiddie-lit adaptation

  • News

    March 15, 2006

    Giant Fake

    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!

  • Film

    January 11, 2006

    Bet on Black

    Glory Road relives the season college hoops smashed the color barrier

  • Calendar

    November 16, 2005

    Mount Up

    Miller takes you Higher

  • News

    September 7, 2005

    Tour de Farce

    Lance Armstrong, Thom Weisel, and questions about anti-doping efforts in American cycling

  • Best of San Francisco

    May 19, 2004
  • News

    February 11, 2004

    He Stats! He Scores!

    Aptos statistics geek Roland Beech just might change how the NBA plays -- and you watch -- basketball

  • News

    November 26, 2003

    Fishing the Mainstream

    Ish Monroe has edge, style, and PR savvy. ESPN thinks he's exactly what the white world of professional bass fishing needs.

  • News

    January 8, 2003

    The Rush of Victory

    Under coach George Rush, City College regularly wins national football titles. But is community college really the place for big-time sports?

  • News

    August 28, 2002

    A Fling in the Forest

    Into the woods with the players of the Professional Disc Golf Association

  • News

    June 5, 2002

    The Snore of the Crowd

    Does the world need another college football bowl game? Some San Francisco boosters are banking on it.

  • Best of San Francisco

    May 15, 2002
  • Best of San Francisco

    May 15, 2002

    Best Lovable Loser

    Garry St. Jean

    General Manager,

    Golden State Warriors

  • News

    August 29, 2001

    Dog Bites

    Overpriced Sports Star Joins Local Team; Light Reading; A Match Made in Heaven; A Suggestion for Rearranging the Deck Chairs at

  • Best of San Francisco

    May 23, 2001
  • News

    March 28, 2001

    Letters to the Editor

    Week of March 28, 2001

  • News

    November 15, 2000

    Two to Say Go

    The woman who would bike the length of North and South America, and the man who's running around the world

  • News

    September 6, 2000

    Bow to the King

    Or, why we love Barry Bonds, even when he's a royal Jerk

  • Culture

    August 16, 2000

    Hot Wheels

    Or: How Tony Hawk turned skateboarding into a multimillion-dollar international obsession

  • News

    July 26, 2000

    They Love Bloomie's

    The Chron and Ex drool over Bloomingdale's as the city coughs up $27 million

  • News

    June 21, 2000

    The Regular Guys

    They follow sports, wear flannel shirts, smoke, drink, belch, and make crude jokes. Oh, one other thing. They're gay.

  • News

    October 13, 1999


    The amazing transformation of Carmen Policy, defender of mobsters, babysitter to flashy kid moguls, and now savior of the Cleveland Browns

  • Film

    September 29, 1999
  • News

    April 21, 1999

    Bluesman's Blues

    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.

  • News

    September 30, 1998

    From Chinatown to Niketown

    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

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    October 16, 1996
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    October 4, 1995
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    July 12, 1995
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