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Athletes

Arif Khatib presents awards to hard-working students in Oakland. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Honors Athletes And Mentors Youth

Whether it’s athletes or community all-stars, he honors the underdog. This week’s Jefferson Award winner believes there are some people, famous or not, who are not getting the recognition or encouragement they deserve. So he does it himself.

07/16/2014

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7 Dumbest Athlete Arrests

Sometimes athletes just aren’t the sharpest tool in the shed …

07/04/2014

The United States Olympic team enters the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 7, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Security Concerns Not Enough To Shake Bay Area Olympians’ Confidence

Olympic athletes from the Bay Area have been looking forward to Friday’s opening ceremonies in Sochi, Russia, but while some admit to being worried about security, there are others who aren’t over thinking it.

02/07/2014

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Sports Verdict: Should NASCAR Drivers Be Considered True Athletes?

In the wake of Jimmie Johnson securing his 6th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship, Donovan McNabb expressed his belief that NASCAR drivers are not true athletes. Is he out of line, or is this type of racing in no way a sport?

11/21/2013

Kendall Hunter #32 of the San Francisco 49ers is tackled by DeMarcus Van Dyke #38 of the Oakland Raiders at Candlestick Park on August 20, 2011 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Signs Law Limiting Workers’ Comp For Pro Athletes

Professional athletes who spend most of their careers with teams in other states will be prohibited from filing workers’ compensation claims in California, under a bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown.

10/08/2013

Piedmont High School (CBS)

‘Fantasy Slut League’ Exposed At Piedmont High School

East Bay parents have been notified by school officials that a number of athletes at Piedmont High School have created a “fantasy slut league” to score and compare their sexual exploits.

10/22/2012

High school football

Group Launches Statewide Effort To Prevent Head Injuries Among Young Athletes

This comes as high school football season is getting set to begin in and around the Bay Area.

08/22/2012

Cow. (CBS)

HealthWatch: Athletes Use ‘Super Milk’ For A Boost

A substance produced by certain cows is now being used as a boost for athletes.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–05/02/2011