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tiger woods 4 back with everyone around him at honda classic

photo: sam greenwood, getty images image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1tiger woods is four shots from the lead after a 71.tiger woods is four shots from the lead after a 71. photo: sam greenwood, getty images tiger woods 4 back with everyone around him at honda classic1 / 1back to galleryeven with a tee shot into the water for another double bogey, tiger woods could see the big picture in the honda classic.he was four shots out of the lead going into the weekend.luke list delivered a round not many others found possible in such difficult conditions friday, a 4-under-par 66 that gave him a share of the lead with jamie lovemark (69). they were at 3-under 137, the highest score to lead at the halfway point of the honda classic since it moved to pga national in palm beach gardens, fla...





reports: corruption in college basketball recruiting widespread

an fbi investigation into bribery and corruption in college basketball recruiting has embroiled some of the game’s top players and programs.yahoo sports reported friday on federal documents it obtained that reveal payments to players through former nba agent andy miller and his company, asm sports.schools named as having players paid include duke, north carolina, kentucky and michigan state. current usc players bennie boatwright and chimezie metu are among 25 players implicated.meanwhile, espn reported that fbi wiretaps caught arizona head coach sean miller discussing paying star freshman deandre ayton $100,000 to play for the wildcats.miller’s comments were allegedly made during a phone conversation with asm sports’ christian dawkins, a key figure in the fbi probe.espn, citing unnam...





sports calendar, feb. 23-25 - sfgate

published 10:00 pm, friday, february 23, 2018 baseballspring training10awashington vs. houston mlbnetnoonmilwaukee vs. giants (680)basketballcollege men3:30pcentral michigan at toledo cbssn4pdayton at rhode island espn24pharvard at princeton espnu5pohio state at indiana fs16pwest michgan at ball state espn26pmanhattan at iona espnuinternational men8pworld cup qualifier: cuba vs.united states, at santa cruz espnucollege women5poregon at arizona state p12net8pstanford at washington p12netgolfnoonpga: the honda classic golfch.10plpga: honda thailand golfch.2a sat.pga europe: qatar masters golfch.horse racing1:15pgolden gate fieldsmotor sports2pnascar monster energy cup: folds of honor quiktrip 500 qualifying fs1nba5pminnesota at houston espn7:30pdallas at l.a. lakers espnnhl4pminnes...





ex-49er jonathan martin in custody after alleged online threats

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timberwolves fall to rockets, lose butler to injury

james harden scored 31 points and host houston won its 11th straight game with a 120-102 victory friday night over minnesota, which lost all-star jimmy butler to an apparent right knee injury.after grabbing a rebound late in the third quarter, butler pivoted and planted hard on his right foot before collapsing and grabbing his right knee. he was on the floor for several minutes before being helped off the court by two teammates.timberwolves coach tom thibodeau said early evaluations by the team’s medical staff were inconclusive and that butler will undergo an mri exam saturday.“his first reaction was, ‘i’m ok, i’ll be ok,’” wolves forward taj gibson said. “but he was smiling. that was a big thing and it was a huge relief for everybody in this locker room.”clint capela had...





american kyle mack takes silver in big air snowboarding debut

canadian snowboarder sebastien toutant soared to gold in the olympic debut of men’s big air saturday.toutant scored a 174.25 in the final to give canada its 11th gold of the pyeongchang games.kyle mack of the united states took second with a score of 168.75. he had a chance to better toutant but sat down on his third and final jump.billy morgan of great britain earned bronze in front of a boisterous crowd at alpensia ski jumping centre.red gerard, who captured the first gold medal for the united states in pyeongchang in the slopestyle event two weeks earlier, finished fifth.skiing: u.s. alpine director patrick riml calls his men’s team’s olympic performance “disappointing” and acknowledges they “definitely have to rebuild” before the beijing games in 2022.riml said that the a...





jets’ hellebuyck shuts out the blues, as usual

connor hellebuyck shut down the st. louis blues — again.hellebuyck made 34 saves for his sixth shutout of the season and blake wheeler and kyle connor each had a goal and an assist in the winnipeg jets’ 4-0 victory in st. louis on friday night.hellebuyck has three shutouts in six career games against the blues.“they’re nice and gritty and i think we like that style of game,” hellebuyck said.jake allen made 19 saves for the blues.“just too many mistakes throughout 60 minutes, including myself,” allen said.golden knights 6, canucks 3: william karlsson scored two goals and reilly smith had three assists to lead host vegas, which leads the nhl with 86 points. tomas hyka, jonathan marchessault, tomas nosek and david perron also scored for the golden knights. vegas, now riding a 5-...





sharks drop second straight, lose to blackhawks

chicago — jean-francois berube had a good time in his return to the nhl — at the sharks’ expense.berube made 42 saves in his first start for chicago, and the blackhawks beat san jose 3-1 on friday night.“it was fun,” berube said. “i’m just going out there and enjoying the moment.”berube, recalled from the minors last week, appeared in one previous game for chicago this season, in relief of anton forsberg on dec. 6. he hadn’t started in the nhl since feb. 19, 2017, as a member of the new york islanders.“it’s been a while,” berube said. “i felt comfortable from the moment the puck was dropped. just have to build on it, keep working on little details and try to improve my game as much as possible.”berube lost a bid for his first nhl shutout when timo meier scored h...





stanford women survive stiff test from last-place washington

seattle — brittany mcphee scored 25 points and no. 16 stanford came away with an 86-79 win friday night despite a stern test from last-place washington.amber melgoza poured in 40 points for washington (7-21, 1-16 pac-12). the 5-10 sophomore was 14-for-26 shooting and made five three-pointers in scoring the most points by a pac-12 player this season.marta sniezek’s three-point play with a minute and a half left gave stanford a 10-point lead — matching its largest of the night — but melgoza responded with a three-pointer and another bucket before the cardinal made five free throws in the final 37 seconds to seal the win.melgoza got washington off to a big start, making four three-pointers and scoring 18 points in the first quarter for a 26-18 lead. but mcphee brought stanford back in...





javale mcgee, nick young embrace reunion on warriors

photo: winslow townson / ap image 1of/5captioncloseimage 1 of 5nick young (left), john wall and javale mcgee languished on an awful wizards team in 2012. young and mcgee became close friends and mutual pranksters while in washington and are up to their old tricks now that they’re warriors teammates. lessnick young (left), john wall and javale mcgee languished on an awful wizards team in 2012. young and mcgee became close friends and mutual pranksters while in washington and are up to their old tricks now that ... more photo: winslow townson / ap image 2 of 5buy photojavale mcgee (1) high fives nick young (6) in the second half as the golden state warriors played the utah jazz at oracle arena in december.javale mcgee (1) high fives nick young (6) in the second half as the golden s...





cal’s kristine anigwe scores 30 in win

pullman, wash. — kristine anigwe tied her season high with 30 points to lead cal to a 67-54 win over washington state on friday night.anigwe was 14-for-19 from the field to go with 12 rebounds for the bears (19-9, 10-7 pac-12), who have won four of their past five. anigwe has 10 30-point games in her career.cal pulled away with an 11-0 run to open the third quarter and outscored the cougars 22-6 in the period. washington state trailed by as many as 22 in the fourth and got no closer than the final score.the bears were 31-for-54 (57 percent) from the field and held the cougars to 20-for-64 shooting (31 percent). washington state attempted 26 three-pointers and made nine.alexys swedlund had 19 points to lead the cougars (10-19, 3-14).





campolindo’s haley van dyke scores 60 points in playoff win

down three starters after one went down with an ankle injury in pregame warm-ups friday, campolindo-moraga girls basketball coach art thoms iii knew what he had to do.unleash haley van dyke.the 6-foot senior forward bound for the university of washington scored a section-record 60 points, leading the fourth-seeded cougars (19-9) to a 73-50 home win over moreau catholic-hayward in the north coast section division 3 playoffs.van dyke, who came in averaging 28.8 points and 17.6 rebounds, was held to six points in the first quarter. but she scored 17 in the second quarter, 11 in the third and 26 in the fourth.“we had a tough time getting her the ball early,” thoms said. “we made some adjustments, our girls did a great job getting her the ball, and (moreau) was playing her straight up. th...





stanford’s humphrey, pickens to play final regular-season home games

photo: steve yeater, associated press image 1of/4captioncloseimage 1 of 4stanford forward michael humphrey dunks against kansas during the second half of an ncaa college basketball game in sacramento, calif., thursday, dec. 21, 2017.stanford forward michael humphrey dunks against kansas during the second half of an ncaa college basketball game in sacramento, calif., thursday, dec. 21, 2017. photo: steve yeater, associated press image 2 of 4michael humphrey is averaging 10.6 points and 7.3 rebounds per game.michael humphrey is averaging 10.6 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. photo: jeff chiu, associated press image 3 of 4dorian pickens has nine double-digit scoring games in his last 10.dorian pickens has nine double-digit scoring games in his last 10. photo: tony avelar, associa...





oops: north korean cheerleader caught clapping for americans

kim jong un is not going to be happy.in a video clip from a figure skating event, a member of north korea's "army of beauties" can be seen clapping for american figure skaters alexa scimeca-knierim and chris knierim.the cheerleader applauded the american skaters but was elbowed by one of her teammates, who likely intended to remind the cheerleader which country the skaters were from. window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'thumbnails-c', container: 'taboola-interstitial-gallery-thumbnails-5', placement: 'interstitial gallery thumbnails 5', target_type: 'mix' }); _taboola.push({flush: true}); window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'thumbnails-c', container: 'taboola-interstitial...





a’s matt chapman gets cortisone shot for sore right hand

photo: chris carlson, ap image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1this is a 2017 photo of third baseman matt chapman of the oakland athletics baseball team poses for a portrait. this image reflects the athletics active roster as of wednesday, feb. 22, 2017, when this image was taken. (ap photo/chris carlson) lessthis is a 2017 photo of third baseman matt chapman of the oakland athletics baseball team poses for a portrait. this image reflects the athletics active roster as of wednesday, feb. 22, 2017, when this image ... more photo: chris carlson, ap a’s matt chapman gets cortisone shot for sore right hand1 / 1back to gallerymesa, ariz. — matt chapman received a cortisone shot for his sore right hand thursday and the a’s third baseman believes he will miss minimal time this spring...





tiger woods 4 back with everyone around him at honda classic

photo: sam greenwood, getty images image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1tiger woods is four shots from the lead after a 71.tiger woods is four shots from the lead after a 71. photo: sam greenwood, getty images tiger woods 4 back with everyone around him at honda classic1 / 1back to galleryeven with a tee shot into the water for another double bogey, tiger woods could see the big picture in the honda classic.he was four shots out of the lead going into the weekend.luke list delivered a round not many others found possible in such difficult conditions friday, a 4-under-par 66 that gave him a share of the lead with jamie lovemark (69). they were at 3-under 137, the highest score to lead at the halfway point of the honda classic since it moved to pga national in palm beach gardens, fla...





a brave 11-year-old inspires stanford’s basketball players

photo: santiago mejia, the chronicle image 1of/5captioncloseimage 1 of 5buy phototy whisler, 11, sits on the stanford bench thursday, cheering the team on to a solid victory over the washington huskies.ty whisler, 11, sits on the stanford bench thursday, cheering the team on to a solid victory over the washington huskies. photo: santiago mejia, the chronicle buy this photoimage 2 of 5buy phototy whisler, 11, helps the stanford cardinal warm up before a basketball game between stanford and the washington huskies at maples pavilion the cardinal won 94-78.ty whisler, 11, helps the stanford cardinal warm up before a basketball game between stanford and the washington huskies at maples pavilion the cardinal won 94-78. photo: santiago mejia, the chronicle buy this photoimage 3 of 5bu...





olympian adam rippon says he would 'totally' take phone call from mike pence now

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javale mcgee, nick young embrace reunion on warriors

photo: carlos avila gonzalez, the chronicle image 1of/5captioncloseimage 1 of 5buy photojavale mcgee (1) high fives nick young (6) in the second half as the golden state warriors played the utah jazz at oracle arena in december.javale mcgee (1) high fives nick young (6) in the second half as the golden state warriors played the utah jazz at oracle arena in december. photo: carlos avila gonzalez, the chronicle buy this photoimage 2 of 5washington wizards' nick young (1), john wall (2) and javale mcgee wait for play to resume during the fourth quarter of the wizards' 100-92 loss to the boston celtics in an nba basketball game in boston monday, jan. 2, 2012. lesswashington wizards' nick young (1), john wall (2) and javale mcgee wait for play to resume during the fourth quarter of t...





warriors’ jordan bell ruled out for thunder game

photo: carlos avila gonzalez, the chronicle image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1buy photojordan bell (2) defends against damian lillard (0) during the second half as the golden state warriors played the portland trail blazers at oracle arena in oakland, calif., on monday, december 11, 2017.jordan bell (2) defends against damian lillard (0) during the second half as the golden state warriors played the portland trail blazers at oracle arena in oakland, calif., on monday, december 11, 2017. photo: carlos avila gonzalez, the chronicle buy this photowarriors’ jordan bell ruled out for thunder game1 / 1back to gallerywarriors forward jordan bell has been ruled out for saturday evening’s game against the thunder, golden state head coach steve kerr said.bell, who was re-evaluated by ...