Blues willing to pay big price to acquire Miller, Ott – NHL.com

NHL.comST. LOUIS — General manager Doug Armstrong felt the opportunity was there to improve the makeup of the St. Louis Blues, particularly in goal, and was willing to pay the…

Bay Area storm is good news for San Francisco rain record, other cities still … – San Jose Mercury News

San Jose Mercury NewsSAN FRANCISCO — Break out the bubbly, San Francisco. This is only your second-driest winter in recorded history. A massive storm streaked the Bay Area with rain…

Thompson: Raiders, Oakland were made for each other – San Jose Mercury News

Thompson: Raiders, Oakland were made for each otherSan Jose Mercury NewsOakland is on its “last chance” huh? That’s some tough talk from Raiders owner Mark Davis. The frustration over the…

Oakland: Appearing frail, owner of controversial security firm pleads with … – San Jose Mercury News

Oakland: Appearing frail, owner of controversial security firm pleads with …San Jose Mercury NewsOAKLAND — Wheeled into a courtroom where she spoke reluctantly and weakly to a judge, the owner…

Oakland Raiders re-sign lineman Khalif Barnes – San Jose Mercury News

San Jose Mercury NewsThe Raiders re-signed veteran offensive lineman Khalif Barnes on Friday, making Barnes the first of the team’s 18 prospective unrestricted free agents to be locked up before…

Gov. Jerry Brown files papers in Oakland for re-election – KTVU San Francisco

KTVU San FranciscoBrown, who served as Oakland’s mayor for eight years, joked that he might run for mayor again, saying that he gathered petition signatures at Oakland City Hall on…

Oscars 2014: how to be just cynical enough to pick the winners – The Guardian

The GuardianEach week before the Oscars, which take place on Sunday, Guardian film reviewer Tom Shone has been breaking down the likely winners at this year’s Academy Awards. Today, his…

San Francisco: Charges dismissed against man in 2013 Hunters Point killing – San Jose Mercury News

San Francisco: Charges dismissed against man in 2013 Hunters Point killingSan Jose Mercury NewsSAN FRANCISCO — A 25-year-old man is out of jail after prosecutors dismissed murder charges against him…

Giants willing to share AT&T Park – ESPN

ESPNThe San Francisco Giants are open to temporarily sharing AT&T Park with the Oakland A’s if their cross-bay rivals construct a new stadium, Giants president Larry Baer said Thursday. The…

Preview: Sharks at Sabres – KSPR

KSPRThe Olympic break did little to slow down Joe Pavelski. After recording his second hat trick this season, Pavelski looks to send the San Jose Sharks to their fifth win…

Childish Gambino postpones Oakland concert – San Jose Mercury News

Childish Gambino postpones Oakland concertSan Jose Mercury NewsHip-hop star Childish Gambino has postponed his sold-out concert at the Fox Theater in Oakland due to technical difficulties. The show, originally set…

California court rules it is okay for drivers to check mobile maps – PCWorld

PCWorldAn appeals court in California ruled that it is legal for a person to hold his phone to look at a map application while driving, though he is prohibited from…

Report: San Francisco Giants, NHL talk about outdoor Sharks game – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comWhen this brainstorming happens, one location seems to always inevitably enter the conversation: San Francisco’s AT&T Park. The tenants of that beautiful ballpark on the San Francisco Bay, MLB’s Giants,…

British Spies Said to Intercept Yahoo Webcam Images – New York Times

New York TimesSAN FRANCISCO — A British intelligence agency collected video webcam images — many of them sexually explicit — from millions of Yahoo users, regardless of whether they were…

Robin Thicke On Paula Patton: ‘I’m Just Trying To Get Her Back’ – MTV.com

MTV.comThe ‘Blurred Lines’ singer and wife of nine years announced they’re separating earlier this week. By Emily Blake. Robin Thicke has apparently been lying low since he and wife Paula…

Josh Donaldson likely No. 2 hitter in Oakland A’s lineup – San Jose Mercury News

Josh Donaldson likely No. 2 hitter in Oakland A’s lineupSan Jose Mercury NewsPHOENIX — Look for Josh Donaldson to bat second for the A’s to start the season. It’s where…

San Jose man gets 15 years in prison for Oakland bank bombing plot – San Jose Mercury News

San Jose Mercury NewsOAKLAND — A bizarre yearlong federal case involving a San Jose man convicted in a doomed FBI-infiltrated plot to blow up an Oakland bank came to a…

Miley Cyrus episode helped end Robin Thicke’s marriage – San Jose Mercury News

San Jose Mercury NewsRobin Thicke’s antics with Miley Cyrus at last year’s MTV VMAs did irreparable damage to his marriage to Paula Patton, according to TMZ. And here I thought…

49ers’ Daniel Kilgore signs three-year contract extension – San Jose Mercury News

San Jose Mercury NewsSANTA CLARA — While the 49ers weigh the long-term futures of Jim Harbaugh and Colin Kaepernick, the team’s first contract extension this offseason was awarded Friday to…

Josh Donaldson likely to hit second in Oakland A’s batting order – San Jose Mercury News

Josh Donaldson likely to hit second in Oakland A’s batting orderSan Jose Mercury NewsPHOENIX — As Thursday’s Cactus League lineup suggested, Josh Donaldson is looking at a new role for…

Oakland A’s acquire additional infield depth – San Jose Mercury News

Oakland A’s acquire additional infield depthSan Jose Mercury NewsPHOENIX — The A’s made a tweak in their infield depth Thursday morning when they designated Andy Parrino for assignment in order…

Report: UK spies captured millions of Yahoo users’ webcam images – Computerworld

ComputerworldIDG News Service – U.K. intelligence agency GCHQ captured and stored still webcam images of millions of Yahoo users including substantial quantities of sexually explicit material, the Guardian newspaper reported…

Oakland: Teen admits killing man at BART station in San Leandro but says it … – San Jose Mercury News

Oakland: Teen admits killing man at BART station in San Leandro but says it …San Jose Mercury NewsOAKLAND — One of two young men charged with murder for a shooting…

Video: A’s Josh Reddick makes spectacular home-run saving catch against Giants – San Jose Mercury News

San Jose Mercury NewsThe good news for San Francisco Giants fans: Michael Morse feels good about his swing, and he showed off some of that needed pop with two liners…

San Jose man to be sentenced in Oakland bomb plot, but questions of his threat … – San Jose Mercury News

San Jose man to be sentenced in Oakland bomb plot, but questions of his threat …San Jose Mercury NewsA year ago, Matthew Aaron Llaneza schemed to blow up a Bank…

Tiger Woods, other marquee players confident as Honda Classic prepares to tee … – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comPALM BEACH GARDENS — There was a strange sighting Wednesday at PGA National Resort & Spa. Tiger Woods was playing in the Honda Classic pro-am, and for one of the…

Search For Suspect Suspends BART Service In San Francisco During Rush Hour – CBS Local

Search For Suspect Suspends BART Service In San Francisco During Rush HourCBS LocalSAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – BART service resumed Wednesday evening after service was suspended as San Francisco police…

San Francisco: Famed ‘Bushman’ of Fisherman’s Wharf reported dead – San Jose Mercury News

San Jose Mercury NewsSAN FRANCISCO — The death of San Francisco’s notorious Bushman — one of two men who have made a living for decades by scaring tourists at Fisherman’s…

Thompson: Oakland Raiders could use Michael Vick – San Jose Mercury News

San Jose Mercury NewsTwo words: Michael. Vick. Whomever the Raiders line up as starting quarterback will have flaws. That’s just where they are as a franchise at this point. A…

A’s Jaso to catch spring opener (w/video) – Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Santa Rosa Press DemocratPHOENIX — Oakland Athletics catcher John Jaso will take his place behind home plate in a game for the first time since suffering a concussion when he…

Did Katy Perry And John Mayer Break Up? – MTV.com

MTV.comAfter two years of on-and-off dating the couple appear to have split again. By Gil Kaufman. After two years of on-and-off dating and a rumored engagement, Katy Perry and John…

San Francisco Giants willing to share AT&T Park with Oakland A’s – San Jose Mercury News

San Francisco Giants willing to share AT&T Park with Oakland A’sSan Jose Mercury NewsSCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — With the Oakland A’s filing into Scottsdale Stadium for the Cactus League opener, Giants…

Justin Bieber Goes Indoor Karting With His Friends—Get the Details – E! Online

E! OnlineJustin Bieber is continuing to enjoy his time in Atlanta. A source tells E! News exclusively that the 19-year-old pop star had a “great time” when he visited Andretti…

‘X Factor’ Epic Fail Rejects Next Justin Bieber – TMZ.com

‘X Factor’ Epic Fail Rejects Next Justin BieberTMZ.com“X Factor” — the freshly cancelled singing competition show — didn’t help its chances of survival by booting a contestant who could have…

Native American remains found buried at Transbay Transit construction site – San Jose Mercury News

Native American remains found buried at Transbay Transit construction siteSan Jose Mercury NewsSAN FRANCISCO – Contractors found human remains at the Transbay Transit Center project site in San Francisco’s South…