The Rundown: Patrick Marleau Returns to San Jose; Quakes Call It a Season; 49ers Should Tank

In this week’s installment, we look at why the 49ers should tank, the return of former Shark Patrick Marleau and the Earthquakes’ playoff exit.

The Rundown: Earthquakes Steal Late Win to Make Playoffs; Hertl Sparks Sharks; 49ers … Ugh

In this installment, we look at the playoff-bound Earthquakes, a pseudo NFL franchise in Santa Clara and the steady play of Sharks winger Tomas Hertl.

The Rundown: Earthquakes Take Lead in Playoff Hunt, Sharks Get Off Schneid, 49ers Set Ugly Mark

We take a look at the surging Earthquakes, the historic losing streak of the 49ers and the uncertain future of the Sharks.

The Rundown: 49ers Feeling the Heat, Earthquakes Make Late Playoff Push, Sharks Stumble

In our new feature, Emanuel Lee poses several pressing questions as we look at what’s going on in local sports and what’s to come.

Earthquakes’ Offer May Settle Youth Soccer League Lawsuit against NFL, Santa Clara

A youth soccer league ousted from its fields by the NFL may have found a new place to play and resolution to a lawsuit over the displacement.

The Abronzino Field House

Today I write about an extraordinary man and truly remarkable project being created in his honor. Umberto Abronzino, a talented soccer player and barber, was born in 1920 in Sessa Aurunca, Italy. More than 30 years later, he found his way to San Jose and created a soccer movement.

San Jose State of the City 2013:          Things are Getting Better, Kind of

Mayor Chuck Reed noted Thursday night that he was delivering his seventh State of the City speech. Next year he’ll have one final opportunity to get it right.