Author: Ann Killion

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The great Jon Gruden Reboot is off to an 0-3 start. The $100 million man has accounted for zero wins and one enormously puzzling trade.... [Read More]
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It's not often enough that satisfying sports stories intersect with compelling human narratives. It's all too rare that franchises and players, businesses and employees, work... [Read More]
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One of the sadder things to witness is the Pro Football Hall of Fame ceremony. Onetime titans of the football field can barely walk onto... [Read More]
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You know things aren't going well in the NFL when a punter is mocking you. But that's the position Jon Gruden - heretofore one of... [Read More]
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The 49ers got back into the win column on Sunday, something they didn't do until Week 10 last season. So it's not exactly a time... [Read More]
It was as though there was a line dividing the field in half. On one side, there was Richard Sherman, the perennial Pro Bowler. On... [Read More]
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After one game, is it too early to rethink our great quarterback hopes? We thought that this might be the season. The rare season when... [Read More]
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We knew the expectations were ridiculous. For almost a full calendar year, the hype around Jimmy Garoppolo has grown like a wildfire. There was... [Read More]
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We knew the expectations were ridiculous. For almost a full calendar year, the hype around Jimmy Garoppolo has grown like a wildfire. There was... [Read More]
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The 49ers defense held last season's runner-up in the NFC to just 17 points. To head coach Kyle Shanahan that should have meant a 49ers... [Read More]
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Another NFL season. And Colin Kaepernick continues to dominate the conversation. Quite a trick for a man who isn't in the league. This situation isn't... [Read More]
Tags: Kaepernick - NFL - isn't
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Next year, are we going to have another gender-equity dispute with FIFA at the World Cup? Oh, probably. Tiresome. Avoidable. But so likely to happen.... [Read More]
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Is this the year? Can the 49ers achieve their first winning season since 2013? Their first since moving into Levi's Stadium? The 49ers won just... [Read More]
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Exactly one month before the U.S. women's national team begins its World Cup journey — a road it hopes will lead back to global supremacy... [Read More]
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September baseball. A likely postseason opponent in town. A huge crowd, urging on its team at the key moment (top of the eighth, two on,... [Read More]
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Andrew McCutchen was back in the Bay Area Monday, after a whirlwind three days that included a trade from the Giants to the Yankees, a... [Read More]
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Mike Piscotty interrupts himself from his impassioned discussion, saying, "I have to take a pause." From section 121 at the Oakland Coliseum, he turns his... [Read More]
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Give the Raiders this much. They are sure making that move to Las Vegas a lot more palatable. The latest cutting of the cord came... [Read More]
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Forty-six years later, the people in charge of sports still don't seem get it. They don't understand Title IX, which became law in 1972. They... [Read More]
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The most dramatic part of the Warriors' new Chase Center isn't the high-tech stadium model, or the quickly rising walls at the construction site on... [Read More]
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