Ray Ratto

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The Sharks, for the first time in years, are not enjoying a season in which climbing to the top of the hockey mountain comes with ease.

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Nevada provided some respite on a bleak Sunday, beating B.C. in front of a 'home' crowd at AT&T Park to bring the seemingly endless string of bowls down to one game.

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We slagged him like a disobedient puppy, and we made fun of his age and experience level. But fairs fair. Jed York got his guy, and apparently at his price.

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You can get NFL playoff analysis anywhere. So lets cut right to it. Go 7-9 Seahawks! Super Bowl or bust!

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Whether or not the 49ers have mishandled the pursuit of Jim Harbaugh depends on your point of view. One thing we know -- time is running out.

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Our Senior Insider sheds light on the recent report that planet-eater Larry Ellison has hopes to buy the New Orleans Hornets and move them to San Jose.

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Tom Cable did the one unforgivable thing in sports, or business. He was the hired dog who tried to bite his owner. And that owner was Al Davis.

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Jed York opted for a smokescreen, so he could look like someone who understood the magnitude of the moment when it's clear he didn't.

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In setting the new water-mark for Stanford football, Jim Harbaugh, Andrew Luck and the 2010 Cardinal accomplished nearly everything they set out to, leaving the question for our Senior Insider, "What's next?"

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Jim Harbaugh must be enjoying the world spinning about his hive right now, guessing what hes thinking.

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Jim Harbaugh has led a Renaissance for Stanford football. But his Cardinal work is done after the Orange Bowl, as greener pastures await.

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You may be surprised about the outcome if you choose, but leaving room for wonderment at the precision and control the Cardinal exhibited is also required.

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While all the speculation of the next few weeks or months will surround the next head coach of the 49ers, the million-pound elephant is at the other side of the desk, and it always has been.

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Two years ago, it was the attitude that kept the 49ers down, which is why Mike Singletary was the perfect hire for a few months. Now it is tactical competence, which is why Singletary is the perfect fire.

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After a big win over the Broncos, Tom Cable must wonder whether Al Davis is happy with the 5-0 division record or disappointed in the wins that got away.

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