San Francisco Bay Area could get pro women's soccer team

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Desiree Scott (No. 11) of Kansas City Current battles for control of the ball against Raquel Rodriguez of Portland Thorns FC in the National Women's Soccer League championship match on Oct. 29, 2022, in Washington, D.C. Photo: Ira L. Black/Getty Images

The Bay Area could get its own professional women's soccer team, with a potential kickoff in 2024.

What's happening: The National Women's Soccer League is "in advanced discussions" to expand its league by three teams, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Don't count out the Golden State Warriors

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Stephen Curry celebrates making a three-point shot against the Boston Celtics on Saturday night at the Chase Center. Photo: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

The Golden State Warriors earned a big win against the Boston Celtics in their first matchup since owning them in the NBA Finals last season.

Why it matters: The Dubs are looking to defend their title, but they've been off to a shaky start this season, raising concerns about whether Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and the rest of the team are capable of a repeat performance.

Nick Bastone
Dec 6, 2022 - Sports

49ers' roller coaster season continues

Jimmy Garoppolo tackled

Jimmy Garoppolo fractured his foot Sunday on this tackle. Photo: Jane Tyska/Digital First Media/East Bay Times via Getty Images

The 49ers' win against the Miami Dolphins Sunday was one of the most important — and costly — for a team that's still holding on to Super Bowl dreams.

Catch up quick: Niners quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo broke his foot less than four minutes into the game — sidelining him for the rest of the season.

Nick Bastone
Nov 29, 2022 - News

How to fake it as a USF basketball fan

USF basketball player Khalil Shabazz

USF's senior gaurd Khalil Shabazz. Photo: Bob Kupbens/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

College basketball season is underway, and if you want to catch a game, look no further than our very own University of San Francisco men's team.

Catch up quick: Last year, USF made its first March Madness appearance since 1998, and already, the Dons are off to a strong start this season with a 6-1 record.

Home Court: Golden State Warriors vs. Axios Local

Data: Axios research; Table: Simran Parwani/Axios

The Golden State Warriors are off to a shaky start this season, but let's keep hope alive that our defending champs can get their act together.

Driving the news: We're taking a page out of Axios Salt Lake City's playbook and tracking how the Dubs are doing versus the rest of Axios Locals.

Nick Bastone
Oct 24, 2022 - Sports

Christian McCaffrey makes Niners debut

49ers running back Christian McCaffrey. Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Running back Christian McCaffrey made his 49ers debut yesterday roughly 48 hours after he found out he was heading to San Francisco.

What’s happening: Last Friday, the Niners finalized a major trade with the Carolina Panthers to bring McCaffrey aboard.

How to fake it: Golden State Warriors season cheat sheet

Stephen Curry and Draymond Green

Draymond Green #23 and Steph Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors greet each other on the court prior to the start of the game against the Denver Nuggets at Chase Center on Oct. 14 in San Francisco. Photo: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

It's the most wonderful time of the year as the Golden State Warriors tip off in their first game of the season Tuesday night.

What's happening: The Warriors are playing their home opener against the Los Angeles Lakers at 7pm at the Chase Center in San Francisco.

Golden State's Draymond Green fined, avoids suspension after punch

Draymond Green with ball in hand wearing the white Warriors jersey

Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors during the NBA Japan Games between the Washington Wizards and the Golden State Warriors at Saitama Super Arena on Oct. 2 in Saitama, Japan. Photo: Takashi Aoyama/Getty Images

Golden State Warriors power forward Draymond Green will be fined an undisclosed sum after punching teammate Jordan Poole during practice last Wednesday, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said at a press conference on Tuesday.

Yes, but: Green, who missed several practices and two preseason games, will not be suspended, per Kerr.

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