Jacob C. Palmer

The Sacramento Kings' De'Aaron Fox (5) drives to the basket against the Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) in the first quarter at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, Calif., on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. (Hector Amezcua/Sacramento Bee/TNS)

Warriors win ugly in Sacramento, yearn for All Star break

SACRAMENTO — It wasn't pretty. The nasty test left from the worst…

The Sacramento Kings' De'Aaron Fox (5) drives to the basket against the Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) in the first quarter at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, Calif., on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. (Hector Amezcua/Sacramento Bee/TNS)
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr coaches Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) during a Utah Jazz free throw attempt at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on December 27, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Steve Kerr on if he wants to coach LeBron: ‘Are you really going to ask that?’

OAKLAND — NBA Twitter was set on fire late Wednesday night when…

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr coaches Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) during a Utah Jazz free throw attempt at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on December 27, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Terrell Owens took a shot at the 49ers when confronted by TMZ's cameras. (Courtesy Collision Conf/Flickr)

Terrell Owens takes shot at 49ers while trying to escape TMZ cameras

Terrell Owens recently attempted to sidestep a TMZ cameraman at the Minneapolis…

Terrell Owens took a shot at the 49ers when confronted by TMZ's cameras. (Courtesy Collision Conf/Flickr)
Jesse Hahn.  (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

A’s flip Jesse Hahn for Ryan Buchter, Brandon Moss and cash

Jesse Hahn struggled with consistency after having a breakout season with the…

Jesse Hahn.  (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Gregor Blanco, seen here with the Giants in 2016, returns to the big leagues with the injury to Steven Duggar. (Emma Chiang/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Gregor Blanco implies he’s returning to Giants on Instagram

The last time Gregor Blanco posted on Instagram about the San Francisco…

Gregor Blanco, seen here with the Giants in 2016, returns to the big leagues with the injury to Steven Duggar. (Emma Chiang/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Draymond Green issued a statement about the scandal surrounding his alma mater, Michigan State, on Saturday. (Courtesy David Giard/Flickr)

Draymond Green expresses sympathy for MSU supporters, victims

OAKLAND — Draymond Green started his postgame comments after the Golden State…

Draymond Green issued a statement about the scandal surrounding his alma mater, Michigan State, on Saturday. (Courtesy David Giard/Flickr)
Stephen Curry scored 49 points on Saturday against the Boston Celtics. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Warriors hold on for tight win over Celtics

OAKLAND — On Saturday, Stephen Curry did what he's done so many…

Stephen Curry scored 49 points on Saturday against the Boston Celtics. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Relations between NBA players and officials have devolved this season and the league wants to fix that. But it might be time to accept it as a part of the game. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

NBA attempts to solve its most intractable problem

The NBA has an officiating problem. That isn’t news. It has for…

Relations between NBA players and officials have devolved this season and the league wants to fix that. But it might be time to accept it as a part of the game. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) talks with referee James Williams (60) after being given a technical foul against the New York Knicks at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 2, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Kevin Durant fined just $15k for publicly criticizing officials

OAKLAND — Let this be a lesson to all the kids out…

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) talks with referee James Williams (60) after being given a technical foul against the New York Knicks at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 2, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry sits on the bench in the fourth quarter Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Leah Klafczynski/Akron Beacon Journal/TNS)

Steph, LeBron draft All Star teams

OAKLAND — LeBron James picked first in Thursday's All Star Game draft,…

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry sits on the bench in the fourth quarter Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Leah Klafczynski/Akron Beacon Journal/TNS)
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) celebrates a made basket against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on January 25, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors boat race Timberwolves with room for improvement

OAKLAND — Steve Kerr wasn’t happy with the Golden State Warriors after…

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) celebrates a made basket against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on January 25, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) shoots a three pointer against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on January 25, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors set new season-high for 3-pointers made

OAKLAND — The Minnesota Timberwolves didn’t have Jimmy Butler on Thursday against…

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) shoots a three pointer against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on January 25, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) high fives teammates during pre-game ceremonies before taking on the Houston Rockets at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on October 17, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors have four All Stars again

OAKLAND — As a captain in the upcoming All Star Game, Stephen…

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) high fives teammates during pre-game ceremonies before taking on the Houston Rockets at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on October 17, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Austin Jackson is coming to the San Francisco Giants. (Courtesy Keith Allison/Flickr)

A complete breakdown of the Giants rounding out their lineup with Austin Jackson

The San Francisco Giants' search for a cheap, veteran centerfielder ended Monday,…

Austin Jackson is coming to the San Francisco Giants. (Courtesy Keith Allison/Flickr)
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green puts the ball up over Cleveland Cavaliers guard Dwyane Wade in the second quarter Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Leah Klafczynski/Akron Beacon Journal/TNS)

Draymond Green expresses sympathy for Larry Nassar’s victims, believes Michigan State will overcome scandal

OAKLAND — Convicted sexual predator Larry Nassar being allowed to practice for…

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green puts the ball up over Cleveland Cavaliers guard Dwyane Wade in the second quarter Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Leah Klafczynski/Akron Beacon Journal/TNS)
Austin Jackson will man center field for the San Francisco Giants, according to media reports. (Courtesy Keith Allison/Flickr)

Giants reportedly add center fielder Austin Jackson for a bargain

San Francisco Giants general manager Bobby Evans said on Friday that landing…

Austin Jackson will man center field for the San Francisco Giants, according to media reports. (Courtesy Keith Allison/Flickr)
The Giants have been active, adding Austin Jackson, Andrew McCutchen and Evan Longoria and Austin Jackson. But they should be done acquiring expensive veterans because the costs of the being on the wrong side of the Competitive Balance Tax are too much. (Courtesy Keith Allison/Flickr)

Giants’ offseason strategy keeps options open for future

The San Francisco Giants view the Competitive Balance Tax threshold as a…

The Giants have been active, adding Austin Jackson, Andrew McCutchen and Evan Longoria and Austin Jackson. But they should be done acquiring expensive veterans because the costs of the being on the wrong side of the Competitive Balance Tax are too much. (Courtesy Keith Allison/Flickr)
Jack Del Rio was fired by the Oakland Raiders after they finished the season 6-10 on Sunday. (Hector Amezcua/Sacramento Bee/TNS)

Jack Del Rio reportedly in line for a new job with Giants

With the Minnesota Vikings eliminated from the playoffs, the New York Giants…

Jack Del Rio was fired by the Oakland Raiders after they finished the season 6-10 on Sunday. (Hector Amezcua/Sacramento Bee/TNS)
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) celebrates scoring a touchdown during the first quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on December 24, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Jimmy Garoppolo can’t stop winning

Jimmy Garoppolo is still undefeated this season. The 49ers quarterback got a…

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) celebrates scoring a touchdown during the first quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on December 24, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Giants introduced Evan Longoria on Friday. Bobby Evans added the veteran as a part of a plan to find value where other teams have moved on. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

By going older, Giants are committed to zig while rivals zag

While the rest of Major League Baseball trends younger (and, therefore, cheaper),…

The Giants introduced Evan Longoria on Friday. Bobby Evans added the veteran as a part of a plan to find value where other teams have moved on. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)