Ann Killion, Houston Chronicle

Ann Killion

Houston Chronicle

San Francisco Bay Area, CA, United States

Contact Ann

Discover and connect with journalists and influencers around the world, save time on email research, monitor the news, and more.

Start free trial

  • Unknown
  • Houston Chronicle
  • SF Chronicle
  • S.A. Express-News
  • Inside Scoop SF
  • mySA
  • Esquire

Past articles by Ann:

In Super Bowl week, why we still love the NFL as it destroys players, uses fans

As NFL excitement peaks in Super Bowl week, a new report about CTE in players should make fans ask why we love football. → Read More

Steph Curry, out again? Warriors’ frustrating, salvageable season keeps rhyming

The Golden State Warriors won’t have Stephen Curry on the court for a couple weeks, the latest setback in a season in which they’ve struggled to find a rhythm → Read More

How George Kittle’s circus catch got the fun started in 49ers’ win

Tight end George Kittle’s amazing juggling catch was just part of a day in which his readiness to be equal parts fun and security blanket made the difference. → Read More

Carlos Correa: Giants may be vindicated, but mess has no upside

Carlos Correa’s medical situation might be unclear for years, but we do know that the stalling and reconfiguring are far more damaging to the Giants. → Read More

Killion: Damar Hamlin’s injury on Monday Night Football laid bare the game’s toll

Seeing Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin collapse in Cincinnati exposed truths about pro football: The risk of life-threatening injury, and that a man’s life is more important than the game. → Read More

Plenty of ugly and bad in 2022, but on the whole, a very good sports year

Yes, 2022 was a year when sports mostly got it backward, when its exhilaration and beauty often were clouded by manipulation, propaganda and ulterior motives. → Read More

Giants delaying Carlos Correa unveiling fuels concerns, questions

The San Francisco Giants' postponement of Carlos Correa’s introduction may have been the strangest day of many, and it cast everything into doubt. → Read More

On World Cup stage, youthful U.S. men displaying composure and competence

The United States men’s soccer team has reached the knockout round of the World Cup on the strength of a youth-filled core that blends emotional maturity with skills honed on the fields of Europe. → Read More

Qatar World Cup is insane, evil and corrupt, so what’s a soccer fan to do?

Fans’ response and responsibility have become a moral quandaries for the 2022 World Cup... → Read More

Killion: Brittney Griner’s horrible Russian detainment just got worse

Houston native, WNBA star's predicament in Russia is so alarming that it was addressed by President Biden on Wednesday. → Read More

Warriors’ unity prevails in opener but Draymond Green’s pregame TV spot didn’t help

Tuesday’s ring ceremony and win was a perfectly scripted way for the Warriors to start the season. Yet, the ugly practice punch still lingers. → Read More

Why Warriors’ bid for a fifth NBA title in nine years has a ‘Last Dance’ vibe

The Golden State Warriors’ bid to defend their latest NBA championship bears a resemblance to the last year of Michael Jordan’s dynasty with the Chicago Bulls. → Read More

Warriors’ original four can make ‘mind-boggling’ history with a fifth title

Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala can join the NBA’s elite by winning a fifth championship with the Golden State Warriors this season. → Read More

Celtics and Suns scandals underscore just how good Warriors have it

Drama surrounding Suns owner Robert Sarver and Celtics coach Ime Udoka threatens two contenders. Do the scandals boost the Golden State Warriors as title favorites? → Read More

USC, UCLA moving to Big Ten creates a big problem no one is talking about

With so many concerns surrounding the realignment of USC and UCLA to the Big Ten in 2024,... → Read More

Killion: Between BYU and the Bills, why does sports make doing the right thing so hard?

Two disturbing recent stories involving the Buffalo Bills and BYU make you wonder why sports makes doing the right thing so hard. → Read More

NFL’s deal with Deshaun Watson costs league more than money or games

It doesn’t matter how despicable, how creepy, how hypocritical, the NFL is. Nothing sticks. That's what the league is counting on with the Deshaun Watson punishment. → Read More

Serena Williams: Legendary tennis career changed how we view women

Beyond the Grand Slam titles and record on-court earnings, the retiring Serena Williams’ tennis career will be remembered for how she redefined perceptions of female athletes. → Read More

Warriors’ Steph Curry puts gender equity at center of his elite high school camp

For the first time, Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry’s basketball camp for high school basketball players had an even split among boys and girls. → Read More

Of Jimmy Garoppolo’s 3 logical destinations, a 49ers return suddenly looks plausible

This week the Cleveland Browns traded Baker Mayfield and all his Progressive ads to the... → Read More