Dan Bernstein

Former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) moves to the end zone after a pass from Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) as he's  defended by the Oakland Raiders cornerback Gareon Conley (21) on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018 at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, Calif. (Hector Amezcua/Sacramento Bee/TNS)

Bernstein: Thank your lucky stars the 49ers didn’t acquire Antonio Brown

The San Francisco 49ers seemed to signal what they want the culture…

Former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) moves to the end zone after a pass from Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) as he's  defended by the Oakland Raiders cornerback Gareon Conley (21) on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018 at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, Calif. (Hector Amezcua/Sacramento Bee/TNS)
Former Warrior Andrew Bogut is reportedly returning to the team. (Richard W. Rodriguez/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)

Bernstein: Gamble on Andrew Bogut could prove worthwhile for Warriors

The Golden State Warriors made a philosophical decision this week. It might…

Former Warrior Andrew Bogut is reportedly returning to the team. (Richard W. Rodriguez/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)
Warriors point guard Stephen Curry drives towards the baskets against Rockets guard Chris Paul (3) during the first quarter of the game on February 23, 2019 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio

Bernstein: Charlotte still has love for Stephen Curry

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte is not a city overrun by old-timers. It is…

Warriors point guard Stephen Curry drives towards the baskets against Rockets guard Chris Paul (3) during the first quarter of the game on February 23, 2019 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy (15) watches a game against the Colorado Rockies from the dugout at AT&T Park in San Francisco, Calif., on September 27, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bernstein: Bruce Bochy was the rock upon which Giants dynasty was built

There isn’t much time remaining for San Francisco Giants fans to enjoy…

San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy (15) watches a game against the Colorado Rockies from the dugout at AT&T Park in San Francisco, Calif., on September 27, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics' Matt Chapman and Khris Davis congratulate Stephen Piscotty after hitting a three-run homer against the Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Coliseum on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics: Bernstein predicts the 2019 season

In a polarized American League where most teams are either excellent or…

Oakland Athletics' Matt Chapman and Khris Davis congratulate Stephen Piscotty after hitting a three-run homer against the Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Coliseum on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Rhys Hoskins, left, and Bryce Harper are both represented by agent Scott Boras. Will Harper be persuaded to join Hoskins with the Phillies, or will he pick the San Francisco Giants? (Tribune News Service)

San Francisco Giants: Bernstein predicts the 2019 season

The San Francisco Giants could go from being a baseball wasteland to…

Rhys Hoskins, left, and Bryce Harper are both represented by agent Scott Boras. Will Harper be persuaded to join Hoskins with the Phillies, or will he pick the San Francisco Giants? (Tribune News Service)
The Dallas Mavericks' Wesley Matthews (23) shoots the ball while being defended by the New York Knicks' Doug McDermott (20) on January 7, 2018, at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. Matthews is one of several players the Golden State Warriors could pursue on the buyout market. (Andy Jacobsohn/Dallas Morning News/TNS)

Bernstein: Which buyout options would fit best with the Golden State Warriors after the trade deadline?

The Warriors have lost just twice in 2019, rediscovering their frightening top…

The Dallas Mavericks' Wesley Matthews (23) shoots the ball while being defended by the New York Knicks' Doug McDermott (20) on January 7, 2018, at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. Matthews is one of several players the Golden State Warriors could pursue on the buyout market. (Andy Jacobsohn/Dallas Morning News/TNS)
San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner delivers to home against the Oakland Athletics at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Bernstein: Trading Madison Bumgarner would represent an understandable but unfortunate end of an era

The teardown trend that just hit the desert could soon make its…

San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner delivers to home against the Oakland Athletics at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Matt Chapman, seen here in August of 2017, is the best defender in the American League. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bernstein: For A’s, drafting Murray too special to pass up, just like Chapman

When the Oakland A’s drafted him, they knew they were taking a…

Matt Chapman, seen here in August of 2017, is the best defender in the American League. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
University of San Francisco forward Nate Renfro drives against Killian Tillie during a game on Jan. 12, 2019 at War Memorial Gym at the Sobrato Center. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bernstein: USF may be in line for a Tournament appearance, but loss to Gonzaga will sting

All Gonzaga needed to do in the waning seconds of its 96-83…

University of San Francisco forward Nate Renfro drives against Killian Tillie during a game on Jan. 12, 2019 at War Memorial Gym at the Sobrato Center. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) steals the ball from Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on October 17, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bernstein: James Harden is living rent-free in the Warriors’ heads — and that’s good for Golden State

With about six minutes remaining in the fourth quarter of a back-and-forth…

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) steals the ball from Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on October 17, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) goes up for a lay-up basket past Trail Blazers forward Maurice Harmless (4) on during the first period of the game at Oracle Arena on December 27, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio

Bernstein: Stop analyzing the Warriors like they’re a normal team

It’s remarkable the amount of times the mettle of the Golden State…

Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) goes up for a lay-up basket past Trail Blazers forward Maurice Harmless (4) on during the first period of the game at Oracle Arena on December 27, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio
Oakland Athletics reliever Joakim Soria. (Courtesy / Oakland Athletics)

Bernstein: Oakland A’s not done with pitching staff after Joakim Soria acquisition

As the Oakland A’s kept adding to their relief corps last summer…

Oakland Athletics reliever Joakim Soria. (Courtesy / Oakland Athletics)
San Francisco guard Charles Minlend Jr. (14) drives past Kyle Allman Jr. (0) of Cal State Fullerton. The Dons beat the Titans, a 2017 NCAA Tournament team, 68-54, on Dec. 16, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Bernstein: NCAA Tournament is in reach for USF Dons basketball

A few weeks after wrapping up the 2017-18 season, University of San…

San Francisco guard Charles Minlend Jr. (14) drives past Kyle Allman Jr. (0) of Cal State Fullerton. The Dons beat the Titans, a 2017 NCAA Tournament team, 68-54, on Dec. 16, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
OAKLAND, CA - OCT 24: Guard Jacob Evans III #10 of the Golden State Warriors grabs a rebound against the Washington Wizards during the fourth quarter of the game on October 24, 2018 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bernstein: Contrast is context for Jacob Evans, Warriors

Despite many expecting him to contribute right away, Golden State Warriors first-round…

OAKLAND, CA - OCT 24: Guard Jacob Evans III #10 of the Golden State Warriors grabs a rebound against the Washington Wizards during the fourth quarter of the game on October 24, 2018 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics' Matt Chapman and Khris Davis congratulate Stephen Piscotty after hitting a three-run homer against the Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Coliseum on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Bernstein: Can Oakland A’s keep promising roster and contend by the time new park opens?

Oakland A’s executives have claimed they will try to keep the team…

Oakland Athletics' Matt Chapman and Khris Davis congratulate Stephen Piscotty after hitting a three-run homer against the Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Coliseum on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Jeurys Familia  makes his Oakland Athletics debut on July 22, 2018, at the Oakland Coliseum against the San Francisco Giants. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Bullpen games an option for the Oakland Athletics, but not front of mind for Bob Melvin

OAKLAND — During select late-season matchups, the Oakland A’s could eschew their…

Jeurys Familia  makes his Oakland Athletics debut on July 22, 2018, at the Oakland Coliseum against the San Francisco Giants. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics' Matt Chapman follows through on a swing against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics fend off late charge by Seattle Mariners

OAKLAND — As his third-inning blooper sunk toward shallow right field, Oakland…

Oakland Athletics' Matt Chapman follows through on a swing against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants' manager Bruce Bochy reaches to take the ball from Madison Bumgarner as he makes a pitching change against the A's at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Casey Kelly could start on Saturday for San Francisco Giants

AT&T Park — As the former first-round draft pick and onetime top-50…

San Francisco Giants' manager Bruce Bochy reaches to take the ball from Madison Bumgarner as he makes a pitching change against the A's at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants' Buster Posey connects on an RBI single against the Oakland Athletics at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants explode with hit barrage after series of wake-up calls

AT&T Park — San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy criticized his players…

San Francisco Giants' Buster Posey connects on an RBI single against the Oakland Athletics at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)