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Kerry Benefield

Benefield: Handball enthusiasts play with a hard-earned devotion to their game

Handball, a game which originated in alleys between Irish pubs, today counts an ex-NFL QB and other pro athletes among its biggest fans. Some of the sport's best will be in Santa Rosa for a weekend tournament.

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Warriors make it look easy in 101-88 win over Jazz (w/video)

Warriors used a blistering start to beat the Utah Jazz 101-88 for their fourth consecutive win.

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49ers host Redskins looking for third straight win (w/video)

San Francisco has won two in a row to stay in the thick of the playoff chase.

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Raiders savoring first victory (w/video)

Interim coach Sparano earns praise for keeping team together.

PD Preps
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College Sports

Bowl eligibility at stake in Stanford-Cal game

117th renewal of rivalry finds teams in unexpected spots.

Sports Galleries
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Giants confident they're in Sandoval chase (w/video)

Giants assistant general manager says he has been given 'every indication' Pablo Sandoval will give careful consideration to re-signing with the World Series champions.

Inside the 49ers
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Lowell Cohn

Lowell Cohn: Cold war could prove costly to 49ers' Harbaugh, Baalke

Everyone assumes Harbaugh is gone after this season. Maybe that’s true. But what makes you think Baalke is safe?

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