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  • The most hate-crime free cities in the Bay Area

    Hate crimes in California cities rose nearly 20 percent in 2017 over the preceding year, according to a new FBI report, but some Bay Area cities showed virtually no hate crime activity.

  • Dear Abby: Obsession with politics turns friendship into one-way street

    Dear Abby: I have a friend who constantly talks about the negative politics going on today. I'm sick of hearing it. It's not because I don't care or disagree, but it has become the topic of every conversation. She's extremely depressed, has major anxiety issues and, despite seeing a therapist has gotten worse. I feel it has become a one-way conversation, and she's not interested in listening to me. This is extremely upsetting because my husband passed away two years ago, and she doesn't want to...

  • Horoscope for Monday, 11/19/18 by Christopher Renstrom

    ARIES. (March 20 - April 18): A boss or client has supreme confidence in you. You love a challenge and aim to please, but don't be afraid to signal if you need help.

  • Sports calendar, Nov. 19-20


    College basketball



    Auburn vs. Xavier ESPN2


    Duke vs. San Diego State ESPN2


    Loyola-Chicago vs. Richmond FS1


    St. John's vs. Cal ESPN2 (810)


    Missouri State vs. Nebraska ESPNU


    Eastern Michigan at Rutgers BigTen


    Cal Poly at Washington State P12Net


    Wyoming vs. Boston College FS1


    Arizona vs. Iowa State ESPNU


    USC vs. Texas Tech ESPN2


    Mississippi State vs. Arizona State ESPNU


    Presbyterian at UCLA P12Net


    Gonzaga vs. Illinois...

  • Avalanche stun Ducks with goal late in OT

    Mikko Rantanen's power-play slap shot goal with 1.3 seconds on the clock in overtime lifted Colorado to a 4-3 victory at Anaheim on Sunday.

    Nathan MacKinnon scored twice and Rantanen had two assists for the Avalanche, who overcame a 3-1 deficit to hand the Ducks their 12th loss in 15 games. Sven Andrighetto also had a goal for Colorado, and Philipp Grubauer stopped 30 shots.

    Brandon Montour, Ryan Getzlaf and Ondrej Kase scored for Anaheim. Ryan Miller made 38 saves.

    Golden Knights 6, Oilers 3:...

  • Santa Clara’s KJ Feagin has broken bone in thumb; Broncos lose to Washington

    Santa Clara dropped two home games to open the season - and its prospects appear even dimmer now without senior point guard KJ Feagin for an extended period.

    Before the Broncos fell 82-66 to Washington in the Vancouver (British Columbia) Showcase on Sunday night, head coach Herb Sendek said that Feagin is out indefinitely after he broke a bone his left thumb in Thursday night's 61-49 loss to UC Irvine. Feagin tried to play through the injury against the Anteaters, but an MRI exam revealed the...

  • LeBron James scores 51 points, Lakers roll past Heat

    There was a time when LeBron James getting pestered by Lance Stephenson worked out wonderfully for the Heat.

    Sunday was not one of those times.

    The scenario: It was late in the game, the outcome was decided, and Stephenson - James' former rival, now his teammate with the Lakers - challenged him to finish the game with a three-pointer.

    "I bet you won't go for the three," Stephenson said.

    So James capped his 51-point night with a 32-foot three-pointer in the final seconds, pointed at Stephenson...

  • Back in rotation, Raiders CB Rashaan Melvin makes an impact

    GLENDALE, Ariz. - Rashaan Melvin, who not long ago was out of the Raiders cornerback rotation, made his presence felt in Sunday's 23-21 win over the Cardinals.

    After starting in Weeks 1-5, Melvin played seven snaps in Week 6 against Seattle and afterward expressed frustration about adjusting to new coverage techniques. That led to coach Jon Gruden suggesting Melvin was "confused" and Melvin being inactive the next two games.

    After Sunday's game, Melvin said he took the hiatus "in stride."

    "I got...

  • Raiders’ Gruden, Carr downplay ‘mild disagreement’ on sideline

    GLENDALE, Ariz. - Jon Gruden and Derek Carr talk often about their close working relationship as Raiders head coach and quarterback, so it was interesting to witness their exchange in the second quarter Sunday in Arizona.

    After a deep incompletion on 3rd and 5 from midfield, on which Carr and running back Jalen Richard appeared not on the same page, Carr returned to the sideline and exchanged words with Gruden, who at one point held his arms outstretched, palms up.

    Carr continued to gesture as...

  • Warriors’ late comeback falls short in 3rd straight loss

    SAN ANTONIO — The notion of a "moral victory" is typically reserved for losing teams, not ones eyeing their third consecutive NBA championship.

    But as the Warriors navigate one of their most trying stretches of the Steve Kerr era, they are clinging to any signs of progress. By that measure, their 104-92 loss Sunday night to the Spurs at AT&T Center was filled with positives, even if it was their fifth defeat in seven games.

    After falling behind by 18 points in the third quarter, Golden...

  • Oregon’s Sabrina Ionescu has triple-double in win

    Miramonte-Orinda alum Sabrina Ionescu had her 12th career triple-double as No. 3 Oregon cruised past Buffalo 102-82 in Eugene on Sunday.

    But that didn't mean she was happy.

    Ionescu finished with 12 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds, the last board coming with 1:24 left to play. But the junior guard, a preseason All-American, missed her first six shots from the field before connecting on a three-pointer late in the fourth quarter.

    "That was like the worst triple-double I've ever had," said...

  • No. 1 Stanford women, No. 4 St. Mary’s men advance in NCAA soccer

    Jordan DiBiasi headed in a pass from Jaye Boissiere in the 37th minute and the stout Stanford defense held up as the defending national women's NCAA champions defeated beat No. 23 Wisconsin 1-0 on Sunday at Cagan Stadium to make the NCAA quarterfinals for the ninth time in 12 years.

    No. 1 Stanford (20-0-2) dominated possession in the NCAA third-round match. The match was scoreless until Boissiere first-timed a diagonal ball to DiBiasi between two defenders at close range. Wisconsin goalkeeper...