In sports on June 4: SF feels Niners slipping away, struggles to care; the term ‘catch and smash’ is finally coined; and rain keeps Randy Johnson at 299 for one more day.


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Today’s Sports Calendar Chronicle


Team President Jed York visits Santa Clarans in their homes to convince them to give $79 million for new 49ers stadium. Strategy reveals main reason the new stadium would never get built in The City. San Franciscans hate when people visit them in their homes. Chronicle

Scott Ostler reveals that moving the 49ers to Santa Clara will make San Francisco a worse place to live, work, and play, but San Franciscans hate all those things anyway so who cares? It’s a recession! Chronicle

Former 49er Jamie Williams proves there is life after football: Enjoying position as first Athletic Director at Academy of Art. Chronicle

If playing professional baseball was easy it would be your mom and other things John Shea thinks and does not think. Chronicle

Rookie A’s pitcher Josh Outman throws balls under the radar, and other things you might not have known. Chronicle

Event coordinators hope that the move from Poppy Hills to the Shore Course will increase playa caliber at next year’s AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Chronicle, Chronicle

During Capitol visit Giants try to get a glimpse into The Oval Office, are thwarted by President’s pooch. Chronicle

Raiders’ Darrius Heyward-Bey hopes to return from injury within next few weeks. Chronicle

Randy Johnson’s chance to star in his own personal 300 washed out by D.C. rains. Chronicle

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