Ethan Kassel

San Francisco Giants pitcher Logan Webb (62) faced down the Rangers Tuesday in a two-game sweep by the giants. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Webb posts career-high 10 strikeouts as Giants finish sweep of Rangers

The Texas Rangers arrived in San Francisco with one of the hottest…

San Francisco Giants pitcher Logan Webb (62) faced down the Rangers Tuesday in a two-game sweep by the giants. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
San Francisco Giants short stop Mauricio Dubon (1) breaks his bat on a ground out in the 4th inning against the Miami Marlins at Oracle Park on April 22, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Wood, bench power Giants past Rangers

After a bullpen implosion cost Alex Wood a win in his prior…

San Francisco Giants short stop Mauricio Dubon (1) breaks his bat on a ground out in the 4th inning against the Miami Marlins at Oracle Park on April 22, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
San Francisco Giants pitcher Logan Webb (62) hits a triple in the 2nd inning against the Miami Marlins at Oracle Park on April 25, 2021. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Strong showing by Webb takes Giants to series victory over Marlins

Logan Webb didn’t look like a pitcher who was only starting because…

San Francisco Giants pitcher Logan Webb (62) hits a triple in the 2nd inning against the Miami Marlins at Oracle Park on April 25, 2021. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
San Francisco Giants pitcher Gregory Santos (78) makes his major league debut against the Marlins in the 6th inning at Oracle Park on April 22, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Giants post fifth shutout of 2021, all caught by Casali

After going the entirety of 2020 without shutting out an opponent, the…

San Francisco Giants pitcher Gregory Santos (78) makes his major league debut against the Marlins in the 6th inning at Oracle Park on April 22, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
Johnny Cueto P was the starting pitcher for the San Francisco Giants against the Cinnanti Reds, Wednesday. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Cueto leaves with injury as Giants take series from Reds

A latissimus dorsi injury to Johnny Cueto cast a dark cloud over…

Johnny Cueto P was the starting pitcher for the San Francisco Giants against the Cinnanti Reds, Wednesday. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey (28) slides into home for the score on a triple by San Francisco Giants left fielder Austin Slater (13) in the 6th inning at Oracle Park on April 13, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Giants bats rally for Gausman

Through the first 10 games of the 2021 season, the story for…

San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey (28) slides into home for the score on a triple by San Francisco Giants left fielder Austin Slater (13) in the 6th inning at Oracle Park on April 13, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
San Francisco Giants pitcher Anthony DeSclafani (26) starts against the Colorado Rockies at Oracle Park on April 11, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Giants finish sweep of Rockies behind DeSclafani’s scoreless outing

Even with fans back at Oracle Park, San Francisco Giants pitchers have…

San Francisco Giants pitcher Anthony DeSclafani (26) starts against the Colorado Rockies at Oracle Park on April 11, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto  (47) started on Opening Day against the Colorado Rockies at Oracle Park on April 9, 2021. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Giants welcome fans back with strong performance by Cueto

By Ethan Kassel Special to S.F. Examiner ORACLE PARK — The first…

San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto  (47) started on Opening Day against the Colorado Rockies at Oracle Park on April 9, 2021. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
St. Ignatius captains Pete Quill, Daniel Lombardi, Siaki Gallegos-Hunkin, Duke Reeder and Seta Netane pose with the Gil Haskell Trophy after a 42-0 victory over Riordan. (Ethan Kassel/Special to S.F. Examiner)

St. Ignatius retains Gil Haskell Trophy, shuts out Riordan for third straight year

Team prevails with 42-0 win in opening game of truncated spring season

St. Ignatius captains Pete Quill, Daniel Lombardi, Siaki Gallegos-Hunkin, Duke Reeder and Seta Netane pose with the Gil Haskell Trophy after a 42-0 victory over Riordan. (Ethan Kassel/Special to S.F. Examiner)
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SI alum Begovich gets his moment, but Stanford falls on Senior Day

MAPLES PAVILION — Generally speaking, Stanford’s home finale on Saturday afternoon, a…

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Stanford’s NCAA Tournament hopes in peril after close loss to Oregon

Ziaire Williams nearly had his moment on Thursday night. After giving his…

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Riordan Crusaders versus St. Ignatius Wildcats at JB Murphy Field on the St. Ignatius Prepatory High School Campus on September 14, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)

State allows high school sports to resume, but fight is far from over

For the first time since mid-March 2020, there is hope for high…

Riordan Crusaders versus St. Ignatius Wildcats at JB Murphy Field on the St. Ignatius Prepatory High School Campus on September 14, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)
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Bradley returns as Cal drops close one to USC

Berkeley — Matt Bradley’s return after an ankle injury that held him…

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Dons overcome slow start, flatten Santa Clara in second half

A slow start, an ankle injury to Khalil Shabazz and a 17-2…

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USF bounces back with strong second half to defeat Portland 88-64

Five days removed from allowing a season-high 85 points to Gonzaga, the…

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Coach Jensen with Senior Dylan Furtado during the 2016-17 season. (Michael Urakami/Courtesy Joseph Danahey)

SF State mourns loss of longtime wrestling coach

Lars Jensen was named conference Coach of the Year seven times, regional Coach of the year twice

Coach Jensen with Senior Dylan Furtado during the 2016-17 season. (Michael Urakami/Courtesy Joseph Danahey)
University of San Francisco head coach Todd Golden coaches his team on defense during a 2019 gameat War Memorial Gymnasium on the campus of the University of San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Stunner in Bubbleville: USF upsets fourth-ranked Virginia

Less than 48 hours removed from a loss to a feeble UMass…

University of San Francisco head coach Todd Golden coaches his team on defense during a 2019 gameat War Memorial Gymnasium on the campus of the University of San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
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Oakland A’s eye free agent and trade targets

With MLB free agency underway, the notoriously tight-fisted Oakland Athletics are clearly…

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San Francisco Giants first baseman Pablo Sandoval (48) slides into home for the run scored against the Oakland Athletics at Oracle Park on July 21, 2020 in San Francisco , California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants to host first leg of Bay Bridge Series

Among the changes made to the Major League Baseball schedule this year…

San Francisco Giants first baseman Pablo Sandoval (48) slides into home for the run scored against the Oakland Athletics at Oracle Park on July 21, 2020 in San Francisco , California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
Lou Seal watches the game amidst empty seats as the San Francisco Giants play the first home exhibition game of the MLB 2020 season against the Oakland A’s at Oracle Park on Tuesday. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

In a year of ‘nos’ and ‘won’ts,’ what will 2020 look like for the Giants?

Ragtag lineup may surprise in strange, short MLB season

Lou Seal watches the game amidst empty seats as the San Francisco Giants play the first home exhibition game of the MLB 2020 season against the Oakland A’s at Oracle Park on Tuesday. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)