Ann Killion, Houston Chronicle

Ann Killion

Houston Chronicle

San Francisco Bay Area, CA, United States

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Recent:
  • Houston Chronicle
  • SF Chronicle
Past:
  • S.A. Express-News
  • Inside Scoop SF
  • mySA
  • Esquire

Recent articles by Ann:

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

How Warriors’ Steph Curry dethroned Joe Montana as Bay Area’s greatest of all time

For decades, San Francisco 49ers legend Joe Montana was considered the greatest athlete in Bay Area’s history. Now, it's Warriors star Stephen Curry. → Read More

The many roads Warriors players have taken to reach Game 6 of NBA Finals

Every member of the Golden State Warriors, from Klay Thompson coming back from injuries to Gary Payton II finally coming into his own, followed his own path for all of them together to be one win from an NBA title. → Read More

Killion: How does Andrew Wiggins’ fit with Warriors look after Game 5 win? Perfect

Andrew Wiggins came to the Golden State Warriors as an enigma. How he has played in the NBA Finals suggests he’s become the perfect fit alongside Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green. → Read More

Going into Game 5, Warriors’ Klay Thompson’s 3-year Finals journey comes full circle

The Warriors have a chance to take a 3-2 series lead over Boston in the NBA Finals and be one game away from another title. → Read More

Finals move to Boston, but Warriors’ Draymond Green resides in Celtics’ heads

After the Golden State Warriors won Game 2, the Celtics had plenty to say about Draymond... → Read More

NBA Finals: Steph Curry delivers against for Warriors

To even up the NBA Finals, the Golden State Warriors needed Stephen Curry to fulfill a role he has held so many times before — the architect of victory, playing brilliant basketball at both ends of the floor. → Read More

How Klay Thompson’s brother Mychel quietly joined Warriors’ staff in unique role

Klay Thompson's brother Mychel was a steady source of support during months of injury rehab. Now they’re experiencing their first NBA Finals together. → Read More