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Avinash Kunnath is the producer of Pacific Takes, an editor for the California Golden Blogs, and a contributor to SB Nation Bay Area. He is here to provide additional perspectives on the Pac-12, Cal, and the NBA, along with various other sports topics. He graduated from Cal with a math degree, which is considered the fourth most popular pickup line in Eastern Europe (the first being "I can play Rachmaninov 3 on the guitar.")

Staley, Smith the 49ers to watch on injury report

The San Francisco 49ers have an injured defensive tackle in Justin Smith and an injured offensive tackle in Joe Staley.

Justin Smith confident he'll return for playoffs

San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Justin Smith is ready to return for his first playoff game after the team's first round bye in nine days.

Stanford wins 2013 Rose Bowl

The Stanford Cardinal captured the 2013 Rose Bowl with a 20-14 victory over the Wisconsin Badgers.

Raiders vs. Chargers viewing guide

The Oakland Raiders and the San Diego Chargers face each other to finish off the 2012 NFL regular season.

49ers injury update for Thursday

49ers defensive end Justin Smith and wide receiver Mario Manningham are still not practicing, while tight end Vernon Davis suited up in a limited capacity Thursday.

Raiders looking at defense in NFL Draft

The Oakland Raiders will probably be aiming to find a great defender to upgrade their putrid defense in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Carson Palmer out, Richard Seymour uncertain

Carson Palmer will not play in the season finale for the Oakland Raiders, and neither will Richard Seymour.

Warriors take care of business in Utah

Stephen Curry nearly posted a triple double, and the Golden State Warriors easily handled the Utah Jazz.

All you need to know for 49ers vs. Seahawks

The San Francisco 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks are prepared for an NFC West showdown.

Panthers vs. Raiders schedule

Here is all the information you need to know about Sunday's game between the Carolina Panthers and the Oakland Raiders.