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San Francisco Civic Center Turns Into World Cup Central

June 26, 2014 | 1:35 pm

San Francisco Civic Center Turns Into World Cup Central

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Soccer fans play hooky for a chance to watch the U.S take on Germany — and advance, despite losing 1-0.

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Lincecum Tosses Second No-Hitter Against San Diego in Less Than a Year

June 25, 2014 | 4:03 pm

Lincecum Tosses Second No-Hitter Against San Diego in Less Than a Year

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Pitcher is only the second in franchise history (with Christy Mathewson) to throw two no-hitters.

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Oakland A’s in Talks to Stay at Coliseum

June 25, 2014 | 2:04 pm

Oakland A’s in Talks to Stay at Coliseum

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Sewage problems have plagued ballpark in past year, and Athletics are still hoping for a new stadium.

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Sac Republic, Capital’s New Soccer Team, Has Already Won a Battalion of Fans

June 24, 2014 | 8:00 am

Sac Republic, Capital’s New Soccer Team, Has Already Won a Battalion of Fans

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Instant hard-core culture of boosters has sprung up, and games sell out in a town where sport is popular.

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KQED Wants To Hear You Shout “GOOOOAL”

June 23, 2014 | 4:29 pm

KQED Wants To Hear You Shout “GOOOOAL”

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Call into KQED’s hotline and record your best rendition of a soccer commentator saying “goal.”

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News Pix: Fans Celebrate World Cup With Food, Cheer on Young Golf Star

June 22, 2014 | 8:00 am

News Pix: Fans Celebrate World Cup With Food, Cheer on Young Golf Star

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The news in photos from around the Bay Area.

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World Cup Revelers Celebrate With Tasty Traditions

June 20, 2014 | 1:22 pm

World Cup Revelers Celebrate With Tasty Traditions

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For many, watching the tournament is enhanced by embracing the food traditions of their homelands.

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Bay Area Sixth-Grader Will Be Youngest At U.S. Women’s Open

June 18, 2014 | 2:31 pm

Bay Area Sixth-Grader Will Be Youngest At U.S. Women’s Open

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Lucy Li, an 11-year-old from Peninsula town of Redwood Shores, says she’s just looking to have fun.

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Why the San Francisco Chronicle Stopped Using the Term ‘Redskins’

June 18, 2014 | 2:15 pm

Why the San Francisco Chronicle Stopped Using the Term ‘Redskins’

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In light of a trademark panel’s finding that the term is derogatory, a look back at the paper’s decision last fall.

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Richmond Soccer League’s Young Players Dream of the World Cup

June 14, 2014 | 1:00 am

Richmond Soccer League’s Young Players Dream of the World Cup

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Kids from primarily poor families learn about sports, education and life choices on and off the pitch.

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