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City College running back Anthony Heard (24) runs the ball in a game at Chabot College in Hayward, Calif. on Sept. 2, 2019. (Courtesy / Eric Sun)

College Roundup: CCSF set for second straight Golden State Bowl

City College men’s and women’s hoops off to strong start, three USF Dons soccer players named all-WCC

City College running back Anthony Heard (24) runs the ball in a game at Chabot College in Hayward, Calif. on Sept. 2, 2019. (Courtesy / Eric Sun)
Lowell middle blocker Mariko Tanaka (23) readies to leap up for a kill attempt as Alexandra Chiao (15) looks on during Lowell’s CIF Division III NorCal regional final against Sacred Heart Prep in Atherton, Calif. on Nov. 19, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: Lowell volleyball wins first NorCal title

Mariko Tanaka racks up 17 kills in five-set upset against No. 1 Sacred Heart Prep

Lowell middle blocker Mariko Tanaka (23) readies to leap up for a kill attempt as Alexandra Chiao (15) looks on during Lowell’s CIF Division III NorCal regional final against Sacred Heart Prep in Atherton, Calif. on Nov. 19, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
SF Preps: St. Ignatius water polo advances to NorCal semifinal

SF Preps: St. Ignatius water polo advances to NorCal semifinal

Wildcats blast Atascadero to advance in CIF state bracket after winning CCS title over weekend

SF Preps: St. Ignatius water polo advances to NorCal semifinal
Warriors forward Kevon Looney (5) scores 2 of his 14 points on this dunk over the 76ers during the second quarter of the game on Jan. 31, 2019 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors’ Kevon Looney, Alen Smailagić on path to recovery

Golden State post players will return to team this weekend, after stint in Santa Cruz

Warriors forward Kevon Looney (5) scores 2 of his 14 points on this dunk over the 76ers during the second quarter of the game on Jan. 31, 2019 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
University of San Francisco head women’s soccer coach Jim Millinder walks the field on Sept. 5, 2019 against UC Riverside at Negoesco Stadium in San Francisco. (Courtesy Chris M. Leung / USF Dons Athletics)

USF Dons women’s soccer adds eight newcomers

Jim Millinder has won double-digit games in back-to-back seasons, and looks to re-load

University of San Francisco head women’s soccer coach Jim Millinder walks the field on Sept. 5, 2019 against UC Riverside at Negoesco Stadium in San Francisco. (Courtesy Chris M. Leung / USF Dons Athletics)
San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Damontre Moore (90) pass rushes Arizona Cardinals quarter back Kyler Murray (1) in the second quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at Levi’s Stadium on Nov. 17, 2019 in Santa Clara, Calif. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Damontre Moore makes an impact in his first game with 49ers

A week after again contemplating retirement, San Francisco DT contributes to comeback win

San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Damontre Moore (90) pass rushes Arizona Cardinals quarter back Kyler Murray (1) in the second quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at Levi’s Stadium on Nov. 17, 2019 in Santa Clara, Calif. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders goes on a route during a play against the Carolina Panthers at Levi’s Stadium on Oct. 27, 2019 in Santa Clara, Calif. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)

No George Kittle, but Emmanuel Sanders active for 49ers

Jimmy Garoppolo’s favorite WR will be active against Cardinals, but how active remains to be seen

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders goes on a route during a play against the Carolina Panthers at Levi’s Stadium on Oct. 27, 2019 in Santa Clara, Calif. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Kyle Juszczyk runs up field after catching a pass in the second quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at Levi’s Stadium on Nov. 17, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco 49ers come back from 16 points down to beat Arizona

Niners ride Dwelley and Juszczyk to overcome Kyler Murray-fueled Cardinals

Kyle Juszczyk runs up field after catching a pass in the second quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at Levi’s Stadium on Nov. 17, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Sacred Heart Cathedral middle blocker Nora Thompson goes up for a spike during the fourth set of a 3-1 loss to Bishop O’Dowd in the Irish’s CIF State Girls Volleyball Championships Open Division NorCal Regional on Nov. 16, 2019 at Sacred Heart Cathedral’s Christian Brothers Gym in San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Sacred Heart Cathedral season ends in loss to Bishop O’Dowd

Irish volleyball team falls in four sets to No. 6-seeded Bishop O’Dowd in state tournament

Sacred Heart Cathedral middle blocker Nora Thompson goes up for a spike during the fourth set of a 3-1 loss to Bishop O’Dowd in the Irish’s CIF State Girls Volleyball Championships Open Division NorCal Regional on Nov. 16, 2019 at Sacred Heart Cathedral’s Christian Brothers Gym in San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
SF Preps Notebook: Lowell VB advances, WCAL XC teams make state

SF Preps Notebook: Lowell VB advances, WCAL XC teams make state

Cardinals continue rolling in volleyball playoffs, head to Northern California Division III final

SF Preps Notebook: Lowell VB advances, WCAL XC teams make state
Golden State Warriors guard D’Angelo Russell (0) heads down the court against the Boston Celtics in the first quarter at Chase Center on November 15, 2019 in San Francisco. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)

D’Angelo Russell out two weeks with sprained thumb

Warriors lose yet another star to injury as D’Angelo Russell sprains right thumb against Celtics

Golden State Warriors guard D’Angelo Russell (0) heads down the court against the Boston Celtics in the first quarter at Chase Center on November 15, 2019 in San Francisco. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Balboa linebacker Emiliano Dimas (44) vaults into the air on the back of Ray Jones (10) after sacking Mission quarterback Jamareia Burroughs in the fourth quarter of a 14-7 win over the Bears on Nov. 15, 2019 at Balboa High School in San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: Balboa defense holds strong against Mission

Emiliano Dimas leads a strong defensive effort for Buccaneers as they secure second place in AAA

Balboa linebacker Emiliano Dimas (44) vaults into the air on the back of Ray Jones (10) after sacking Mission quarterback Jamareia Burroughs in the fourth quarter of a 14-7 win over the Bears on Nov. 15, 2019 at Balboa High School in San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics short stop Marcus Semien (10) fields a ground ball in the 8th inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at the Oakland Coliseum on October 2, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

Marcus Semien finishes third in American League MVP voting

Two A’s garner top 10 recognition for AL’s top honor for first time since 1994

Oakland Athletics short stop Marcus Semien (10) fields a ground ball in the 8th inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at the Oakland Coliseum on October 2, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).
San Francisco Giants pitcher Will Smith (13) closes out the game and the win for pitcher Madison Bumgarner (40) over the Colorado Rockies 4-2 at Oracle Park on June 25, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

Former Giants closer Will Smith signs with Atlanta

One of Gabe Kapler’s first tasks as Giants manager will now be…

San Francisco Giants pitcher Will Smith (13) closes out the game and the win for pitcher Madison Bumgarner (40) over the Colorado Rockies 4-2 at Oracle Park on June 25, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi (left) watches new manager Gabe Kapler put on his jersey for the first time at his introductory press conference. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Giants introduce new manager Gabe Kapler, who’s got a lot to prove

New manager Gabe Kapler has heard the outcry over his hire, and knows he needs to change perceptions

San Francisco Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi (left) watches new manager Gabe Kapler put on his jersey for the first time at his introductory press conference. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
The San Francisco Giants’ Brandon Crawford gets five from third base coach Ron Wotus hitting a two-run home run during the seventh inning against the Atlanta Braves on Friday, May 4, 2018, at SunTrust Park in Atlanta. The Giants won, 9-4. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS)

Giants, Gabe Kapler to bring back coach Ron Wotus

San Francisco retains beloved third base coach to help smooth transition from Bochy to Kapler

The San Francisco Giants’ Brandon Crawford gets five from third base coach Ron Wotus hitting a two-run home run during the seventh inning against the Atlanta Braves on Friday, May 4, 2018, at SunTrust Park in Atlanta. The Giants won, 9-4. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS)
Bailey Johnson (10), Payton Jensen (35), Jessica Haynie (9), Sophie Anderson (2) and Drew Morris (1) celebrate a point during a home match at San Francisco State in October, 2019. (Courtesy / S.F. State Athletics)

College Roundup: Gators VB headed to playoffs

SF State heads to playoffs for the second straight year, City College defense holds strong

Bailey Johnson (10), Payton Jensen (35), Jessica Haynie (9), Sophie Anderson (2) and Drew Morris (1) celebrate a point during a home match at San Francisco State in October, 2019. (Courtesy / S.F. State Athletics)
Gabe Kapler hired as next Giants manager

Gabe Kapler hired as next Giants manager

Gabe Kapler to be named as Bruce Bochy’s successor in the dugout

Gabe Kapler hired as next Giants manager
Niners lose Blair for season, Joe Staley out with broken finger

Niners lose Blair for season, Joe Staley out with broken finger

San Francisco 49ers lose several pieces to injury, including tackle Joe Staley, who just returned

Niners lose Blair for season, Joe Staley out with broken finger
Damion Lee out two weeks with broken hand

Damion Lee out two weeks with broken hand

Golden State Warriors suffer another injury, as third-year wing goes down with a broken hand

Damion Lee out two weeks with broken hand