MLB's two NorCal clubs, the Giants and A's, were a combined six games over .500 (with a 2.86 ERA) and flirting with first, thanks to two of the premier pitching staffs in the majors.
Macho machines? A robot combat champ named Ziggy, in town for RoboGames, challenged the 49ers' Joe Nedney (right) to a kicking contest from 40 yards. Score one for humanity!
OH, DANNY BOY
Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle (right) bounced back nicely from his embarrassing own goal in Game 3 against Colorado: He had four points in three games to help close out the Avs.
Why play seven-game NBA series in April? Maximum Barkley! Sir Charles (right) so far: playing with a Shake Weight, cussing boothmates and being bopped in the nose by Kenny Smith.