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Saquon Barkley is out there, and with every Mock Draft, fans feel like their expertise is more validated. (Courtesy Penn State/Flickr)

The mock drafts, they’ve started and they’re still meaningless

When someone says, “It’s never too early to start thinking about X,”…

Saquon Barkley is out there, and with every Mock Draft, fans feel like their expertise is more validated. (Courtesy Penn State/Flickr)
Stephen Curry confirmed on Wednesday that he was donating $10,000 to the United Playaz as a part of Colin Kaepernick’s “Million Dollar Pledge.” (Leah Klafczynski/Akron Beacon Journal/TNS)

Pair of Warriors join final stretch of Kaepernick’s ‘Million Dollar Pledge’

Colin Kaepernick announced Wednesday a plan for how he would finalize his…

Stephen Curry confirmed on Wednesday that he was donating $10,000 to the United Playaz as a part of Colin Kaepernick’s “Million Dollar Pledge.” (Leah Klafczynski/Akron Beacon Journal/TNS)
Barry Bonds was the greatest hitter in baseball since Babe Ruth. Terrell Owens is a top-5 receiver of all time. Yet somehow it’s been an uphill fight for them to make it into their respective halls of fame. (Courtesy rocor/Flickr; Shutterstock)
Barry Bonds was the greatest hitter in baseball since Babe Ruth. Terrell Owens is a top-5 receiver of all time. Yet somehow it’s been an uphill fight for them to make it into their respective halls of fame. (Courtesy rocor/Flickr; Shutterstock)
The Giants need to fill the hole in center field and free agent Lorenzo Cain would fit their offseason strategy while solving a few other problems too. (Courtesy Keith Allison/Flickr)

Giants need to land Lorenzo Cain to complete uplifting offseason

The clouds have broken for many Giants fans. Enough time has passed…

The Giants need to fill the hole in center field and free agent Lorenzo Cain would fit their offseason strategy while solving a few other problems too. (Courtesy Keith Allison/Flickr)
Andrew McCutchen is coming to San Francisco after the Giants traded for him on Monday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

A complete breakdown of the Giants’ trade for Andrew McCutchen

News that the San Francisco Giants traded for Andrew McCutchen broke shortly…

Andrew McCutchen is coming to San Francisco after the Giants traded for him on Monday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen (22) gets warm in the on-deck circle during the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on August 17, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Report: Giants agree to trade for Andrew McCutchen

The San Francisco Giants will fill one of the holes in their…

Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen (22) gets warm in the on-deck circle during the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on August 17, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Reuben Foster (56) celebrates a defensive stop against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on December 24, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

49ers star linebacker Reuben Foster reportedly arrested for marijuana

With the NFL season over, 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster returned to Tuscaloosa,…

San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Reuben Foster (56) celebrates a defensive stop against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on December 24, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Golden State Warriors score fewer points when Kevin Durant is expected to lead the offense. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

3 things to watch for as the Warriors look to rebound against the Bucks

The Golden State Warriors’ last road trip of the season longer than…

The Golden State Warriors score fewer points when Kevin Durant is expected to lead the offense. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Much to the Giant's dismay, Joe Panik hasn't hit a homer in the last two games.  (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

A familiar tale: Giants avoid arbitration with all eligible players

The San Francisco Giants don't go to arbitration with their players. It's…

Much to the Giant's dismay, Joe Panik hasn't hit a homer in the last two games.  (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/TNS)
Jon Gruden has officially named his coordinators. (Hector Amezcua/Sacramento Bee/TNS)

Raiders make it official with Jon Gruden’s coordinators

The Raiders' $100-million man has officially come to terms with his coordinators.…

Jon Gruden has officially named his coordinators. (Hector Amezcua/Sacramento Bee/TNS)
Oakland Athletics left fielder Khris Davis (2) hits a solo home run against the Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California, on September 6, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

A’s avoid arbitration with Khris Davis

For months, the Oakland A’s have made it clear they wanted Khris…

Oakland Athletics left fielder Khris Davis (2) hits a solo home run against the Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California, on September 6, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (9) reacts to a foul call during gameplay between the Golden State Warriors and the Utah Jazz at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on December 27, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Don’t waste your time worrying about Andre Iguodala’s early season returns

A quick look at Andre Iguodala’s season statistics tells a not-so-pretty story.…

Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (9) reacts to a foul call during gameplay between the Golden State Warriors and the Utah Jazz at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on December 27, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Draymond Green greets Dr. Dre at the Golden State Warriors’ practice facility in Oakland on Tuesday. (Courtesy Sam Hustis/KNBR)

Warriors welcome Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine for annual business and basketball meeting

OAKLAND — The Golden State Warriors aren’t easily starstruck. Why would they…

Draymond Green greets Dr. Dre at the Golden State Warriors’ practice facility in Oakland on Tuesday. (Courtesy Sam Hustis/KNBR)
Steph Curry scored 32 points on Monday and still had a relatively down night. (Joel Angel Juarez / Special to S.F. Examiner)

Steph Curry nets 32 on a down night vs. Nuggets

OAKLAND — How high are the expectations Stephen Curry has established for…

Steph Curry scored 32 points on Monday and still had a relatively down night. (Joel Angel Juarez / Special to S.F. Examiner)
Steve Kerr, seen here October 17. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Steve Kerr calls LaVar Ball the Kardashian of the NBA (VIDEO)

OAKLAND — Steve Kerr isn't happy with the current state of media…

Steve Kerr, seen here October 17. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Ken Norton Jr. was relieved of his duties as defensive coordinator of the Oakland Raiders in November. (Courtesy T.C. Perkins Jr./Travis AFB/Flickr)

49ers add former Raiders d-coordinator to staff

As defensive coordinator of the Oakland Raiders, Ken Norton Jr. oversaw some…

Ken Norton Jr. was relieved of his duties as defensive coordinator of the Oakland Raiders in November. (Courtesy T.C. Perkins Jr./Travis AFB/Flickr)
Stephen Curry has said he wants to have an ownership stake in his hometown Carolina Panthers, and he’s serious about it. (Andy Jacobsohn/Dallas Morning News/TNS)

Steph Curry doubles down on desire to own Panthers

OAKLAND — No, seriously, Stephen Curry wants to buy a share of…

Stephen Curry has said he wants to have an ownership stake in his hometown Carolina Panthers, and he’s serious about it. (Andy Jacobsohn/Dallas Morning News/TNS)
George Kittle and Trent Taylor grew as players and will provide the 49ers with receiving depth for years. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Grading the 49ers’ promising, turnaround second half with an eye for the future

The 49ers did it all in 2017. They ensured a top-10 position…

George Kittle and Trent Taylor grew as players and will provide the 49ers with receiving depth for years. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Matt McCarthy, middle, stood out for USF on Thursday, when the Dons lost to Brigham Young University at home. (Courtesy Gerome Wright/USF Athletics)

USF can’t complete comeback against bigger BYU team, seek first signature win in conference

WAR MEMORIAL GYM — Forgive the University of San Francisco men’s basketball…

Matt McCarthy, middle, stood out for USF on Thursday, when the Dons lost to Brigham Young University at home. (Courtesy Gerome Wright/USF Athletics)
Draymond Green leads the NBA in technical fouls and is six more away from a suspension, but the Warriors don’t see a reason to change his approach. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Draymond Green leads NBA in technical fouls but Warriors aren’t worried

Draymond Green’s last game of 2017 didn’t go as planned. The All-Star…

Draymond Green leads the NBA in technical fouls and is six more away from a suspension, but the Warriors don’t see a reason to change his approach. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)