Some teams get to the postseason and fold. Some teams get there, shake off their regular-season woes and defy expectations.
SAN FRANCISCO – There are no lab diagnostics for champion blood, as Bruce Bochy calls it. There are no telltale genetic markers. A cell count reveals nothing.
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So the 49ers have rediscovered who they are, the Raiders have been reminded of what they seemingly can never be, and the rest of the NFL is just a series of Ponzi schemes designed to make people w
SAN FRANCISCO – The crowd at AT&T Park made a nervous buzz in the immediate aftermath of the Giants’ 9-3 victory over the San Diego Padres on Fan Appreciation Day.