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OAKLAND, Calif. | Air Force deserter worked for University of California

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — An Air Force officer with top security clearance who deserted 35 years ago and was arrested in California last week worked for years as a consultant for the University of California system. The San Francisco Chronicle reports university system colleagues knew William Howard Hughes Jr. as a personable, brainy number-cruncher for … Continue reading OAKLAND, Calif. | Air Force deserter worked for University of California

OAKLAND, Calif | Oakland again celebrates NBA champion Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — For the second straight year, throngs of fans celebrated the Golden State Warriors with a parade for a team some are calling a basketball dynasty. Throngs of fans in gold and blue T-shirts and holding signs that read “Dynasty” and “Back to Back Champions” have taken their places behind barriers set … Continue reading OAKLAND, Calif | Oakland again celebrates NBA champion Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif. | Oakland ready to again celebrate NBA champion Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif. — For the second straight year, throngs of Oakland fans will get to celebrate the Golden State Warriors with a parade for a team some are calling a basketball dynasty. Hundreds of thousands of fans are expected to line downtown Oakland streets Tuesday to cheer Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and the rest of … Continue reading OAKLAND, Calif. | Oakland ready to again celebrate NBA champion Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif.  | Stephen Curry doesn’t need finals MVP, another title will do

OAKLAND, Calif. — Before the NBA Finals began, Stephen Curry could only chuckle at how long it took for someone to inquire about how badly he wants to add a finals MVP to his decorated resume. Maybe a minute passed. Curry has earned two NBA MVPs, set the single-season 3-point record, captured a pair of … Continue reading OAKLAND, Calif.  | Stephen Curry doesn’t need finals MVP, another title will do

OAKLAND, Calif | Doris Burke, ESPN agree on contract extension

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Basketball has been part of Doris Burke’s life for as long as she can remember. And it’s not going away anytime soon. Burke and ESPN announced Monday they have agreed on a multi-year contract extension, one that will see her retaining her role as a full-time NBA game analyst as well … Continue reading OAKLAND, Calif | Doris Burke, ESPN agree on contract extension

OAKLAND, Calif.  | Klay Thompson plays through pain in Game 2 win for Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif.  — Draymond Green saw Klay Thompson limping on his tender left ankle a day before Game 2 of the NBA Finals and quickly texted Nick Young to tell him the Golden State Warriors would need big minutes from the backup. But Golden State’s most durable player and understated star once again managed to … Continue reading OAKLAND, Calif.  | Klay Thompson plays through pain in Game 2 win for Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif. | Cavs’ J.R. Smith struggles in Game 2 after Game 1 blunder

OAKLAND, Calif. — J.R. Smith turned from villain to Warriors’ fan favorite thanks to his memorable blunder. Unfortunately for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Smith was a nonfactor Sunday night after his late-game mistake in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. After he inexplicably dribbled out the clock at the end of regulation in a tied game, … Continue reading OAKLAND, Calif. | Cavs’ J.R. Smith struggles in Game 2 after Game 1 blunder

OAKLAND, Calif. | Curry dazzles from deep, Warriors take 2-0 NBA Finals lead

OAKLAND, Calif. —Stephen Curry hit an NBA Finals-record nine 3-pointers and scored 33 points, leading the Golden State Warriors to a 122-103 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday night for 2-0 lead. Kevin Durant found his steady stroke to score 26 points to go with nine rebounds and seven assists while also handling a … Continue reading OAKLAND, Calif. | Curry dazzles from deep, Warriors take 2-0 NBA Finals lead