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ICE displaying seized counterfeit NBA merchandise. (U.S. Immigration and Customers Enforcement)

Investigators Seize $500K In Counterfeit Warriors Merchandise During NBA Playoffs

During the Golden State Warriors’ run to the NBA title, San Francisco-based special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations seized nearly $500,000 in counterfeit merchandise associated with the basketball games.

06/29/2015

Baseball in glove (Getty Images)

Sonoma Baseball Squad Makes History With First Openly Gay Pro

Baseball history was made in Northern California when the sport’s first active professional player to come out as gay pitched a shutout before an enthusiastic crowd that seemed more impressed with his performance than his role as a pioneer.

06/26/2015

Rick Welts smiles at a press conference to introduce him as the new President and Chief Operating Officer of the Golden State Warriors on September 27, 2011 in Oakland, California. (Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Warriors President Named Grand Marshal Of SF Gay Pride Parade

Golden State Warriors President Rick Welts still will have a reason to celebrate if his team doesn’t win the NBA championship: he’s been named as the celebrity grand marshal of San Francisco’s gay pride parade.

06/16/2015

A group of Australian basketball trick shot artists nailed a shot from 415 feet above the basket, atop the Gordon Dam in Tasmania.(@howridiculousau)

Trick Shot Breaks Basketball Record 415 Feet Above Tasmania’s Gordon Dam (VIDEO)

A group of Australian basketball trick shot artists nailed a shot from 415 feet above the basket, atop the Gordon Dam in Tasmania.

06/15/2015

A fan is attended to by medical staff after she was hit by a broken bat during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Oakland Athletics in the second inning at Fenway Park on June 5, 2015 in Boston. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Oakland A’s Brett Lawrie Sends Flowers To Mom Hit By His Bat At Fenway Park

Athletics third baseman Brett Lawrie has sent flowers to the woman who was seriously injured when she was hit in the head by Lawrie’s broken bat at Fenway Park last week.

06/10/2015

A fan is attended to by medical staff after she was hit by a broken bat during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Oakland Athletics in the second inning at Fenway Park on June 5, 2015 in Boston. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Fan Struck By Broken Bat At A’s – Red Sox Game Still Hospitalized With Life-Threatening Injuries

A fan whose head was bloodied by a broken bat that flew into the stands at Fenway Park was in the hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said.

06/06/2015

Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors dunks against the Houston Rockets in Game One of the Western Conference Finals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 19, 2015 at Oracle Arena in Oakland. (Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Courtside Seats To NBA Finals Game 1 At Oracle Arena Will Cost You $9,000 Or More

As anticipation builds for the start of the NBA Finals on Thursday, ticket prices for Game 1 at Oracle Arena are surging. A StubHub rep says you’d need to shell out $700 for the “cheap” tickets.

06/02/2015

Former San Francisco 49ers president and CEO Carmen Policy. (CBS)

Former 49ers President Says NFL Will Likely Return To L.A.; Raiders Included

Former San Francisco 49ers President Carmen Policy has been tapped by the Oakland Raiders and the San Diego Chargers to help promote the construction of a $1.7 billion stadium in the city of Carson.

05/21/2015

A rendering of a proposed stadium to be shared by the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers in Los Angeles. (Source: Manica Architecture)

Land Deal Close For Proposed Raiders, Chargers Stadium Near Los Angeles

A complex land deal finalized Tuesday marks another step toward development of a shared stadium near Los Angeles for the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders, officials said.

05/19/2015

Jason Terry #31 of the Houston Rockets drives on Harrison Barnes #40 and Andre Iguodala #9 of the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena on December 10, 2014 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Rockets’ Jason Terry Looking To Haunt Warriors In Western Conference Finals

Alas, another ghost will take the court in the Western Conference Finals hoping to haunt Golden State into an earlier-than-expected post-season grave.

05/18/2015

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