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San Francisco forward Samantha Jehnings pushes the ball up the field against Gonzaga midfielder Sophia Braun in a match in Spokane, Wash. on Oct. 12, 2019. (Courtesy / Gonzaga Athletics)

USF women’s soccer settles for tie with Gonzaga

Dons squander chance to serve notice to one of the top teams in the WCC

San Francisco forward Samantha Jehnings pushes the ball up the field against Gonzaga midfielder Sophia Braun in a match in Spokane, Wash. on Oct. 12, 2019. (Courtesy / Gonzaga Athletics)
Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry (30) goes for a lay-up during the first quarter of an exhibition game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Chase Center on October 10, 2019 in San Francisco. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Curry scores 40 in sign of things to come for Warriors

Stephen Curry fires off 18 shots in three quarters as Golden State easily blows by Timberwolves

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry (30) goes for a lay-up during the first quarter of an exhibition game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Chase Center on October 10, 2019 in San Francisco. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr speaks during a post-game conference after playing against the Los Angeles Lakers at Chase Center on October 5, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

Steve Kerr addresses Donald Trump and NBA-China rift

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr addresses the mocking comments of President Donald Trump

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr speaks during a post-game conference after playing against the Los Angeles Lakers at Chase Center on October 5, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).
Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin addresses the media during the team’s post-season press conference on Oct. 3, 2019 at the Oakland Coliseum. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

A’s catcher Sean Murphy undergoes knee surgery

Young Oakland catcher will be back in time for spring training

Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin addresses the media during the team’s post-season press conference on Oct. 3, 2019 at the Oakland Coliseum. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) speaks during a post-game conference after playing against the Los Angeles Lakers at Chase Center on October 5, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

Morey tweet underscores US-China divide, says Draymond Green

Tension between NBA and China over Houston GM’s tweet won’t deter players from talking social issues

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) speaks during a post-game conference after playing against the Los Angeles Lakers at Chase Center on October 5, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).
Golden State Warriors center Draymond Green (23) reacts after scoring a layup and drawing the foul on Portland Trail Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu (8) during the first quarter of Game 2 of the NBA Western Conference Finals on May 16, 2019 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

Draymond Green tickled by newly-accurate NBA height

Golden State Warriors tweener forward vindicated by measurement

Golden State Warriors center Draymond Green (23) reacts after scoring a layup and drawing the foul on Portland Trail Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu (8) during the first quarter of Game 2 of the NBA Western Conference Finals on May 16, 2019 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
College Roundup: USF Dons women’s soccer off to historic start

College Roundup: USF Dons women’s soccer off to historic start

ART U transfer takes home program’s second individual win, CCSF football rolls to historic win

College Roundup: USF Dons women’s soccer off to historic start
San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida (22) celebrates in the end zone after breaking away from the Cleveland Browns defense on the first play of the game to score a touchdown at Levi’s Stadium on October 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Niners are 4-0, so what does that mean?

Niners’ hot starts have historically ended in the playoffs, but there are warts on the 2019 team

San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida (22) celebrates in the end zone after breaking away from the Cleveland Browns defense on the first play of the game to score a touchdown at Levi’s Stadium on October 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco defense silences Cleveland on Monday Night

San Francisco defense silences Cleveland on Monday Night

Niners win 49th game on Monday Night Football with comprehensive thrashing of Browns

San Francisco defense silences Cleveland on Monday Night
San Francisco 49ers running back Tevin Coleman (26) gets tackled by Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Carlton Davis (33) and safety Darian Stewart (24) during the second quarter on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. (Monica Herndon/Tampa Bay Times/TNS)

Tevin Coleman, Dee Ford active for 49ers on Monday Night

San Francisco 49ers go for 49th Monday Night Football win with Tevin Coleman, Dee Ford back

San Francisco 49ers running back Tevin Coleman (26) gets tackled by Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Carlton Davis (33) and safety Darian Stewart (24) during the second quarter on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. (Monica Herndon/Tampa Bay Times/TNS)
USF Dons basketball inks deal with KNBR

USF Dons basketball inks deal with KNBR

Local all-sports station will broadcast all San Francisco Dons’ men’s basketball games

USF Dons basketball inks deal with KNBR
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr speaks during a post-game conference after playing against the Los Angeles Lakers at Chase Center on October 5, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

Warriors Preseason Takeaways: McKinnie may be playing for job

With Golden State needing to bolster the center position, Marquese Chriss made quite a case

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr speaks during a post-game conference after playing against the Los Angeles Lakers at Chase Center on October 5, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr speaks to the media before Game 1 of the 2019 NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors on May 30, 2019 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors work out centers before Chase Center opening

Golden State Warriors are suddenly thin at center, and will look to remedy that in the coming days

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr speaks to the media before Game 1 of the 2019 NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors on May 30, 2019 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
Mission wide receiver Julian Neal scoops up a fumble by teammate Noah Lee for a 13-yard touchdown in the second quarter of the Bears’ 42-0 win over Lowell at Kezar Stadium on Oct. 4, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps: Mission opens AAA play with rout of Lowell

Bears fire on all cylinders as Burroughs gets protection and weapons back

Mission wide receiver Julian Neal scoops up a fumble by teammate Noah Lee for a 13-yard touchdown in the second quarter of the Bears’ 42-0 win over Lowell at Kezar Stadium on Oct. 4, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
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.

USF picked sixth, Charles Minlend named Preseason All-WCC

Todd Golden’s first team is picked to finish in the middle of the West Coast Conference

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.
Academy of Art women’s tennis players Sofia Ragona and Mariacristi Andrisani prepare for a doubles match at the University of California in Berkeley, Calif. on Sept. 30, 2019. (Courtesy / ART U Athletics)

College Roundup: ART U tennis shows well in opener

USF Dons women’s soccer continues to impress, Gators men notch comeback win on pitch

Academy of Art women’s tennis players Sofia Ragona and Mariacristi Andrisani prepare for a doubles match at the University of California in Berkeley, Calif. on Sept. 30, 2019. (Courtesy / ART U Athletics)
Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin addresses the media during the team’s post-season press conference on Oct. 3, 2019 at the Oakland Coliseum. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

For the A’s, optimism beyond the pain

Oakland A’s post-mortem shows a bright future for a franchise still stinging from wild card loss

Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin addresses the media during the team’s post-season press conference on Oct. 3, 2019 at the Oakland Coliseum. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics pitcher Sean Manaea (55) starts against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the American League Wild Card game at the Oakland Coliseum on October 2, 2019 in Oakland, Calif. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

Once again, home runs sink Athletics in wild card game

Oakland Athletics starter Sean Manaea allows three homers, A’s can’t recover against Rays

Oakland Athletics pitcher Sean Manaea (55) starts against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the American League Wild Card game at the Oakland Coliseum on October 2, 2019 in Oakland, Calif. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).
Wild Card Game: Marcus Semien is a home-grown MVP candidate

Wild Card Game: Marcus Semien is a home-grown MVP candidate

Marcus Semien had never been to a playoff game at the Oakland Coliseum until leading off Wednesday

Wild Card Game: Marcus Semien is a home-grown MVP candidate
San Francisco Giants grounds crew members take down the bullpen mound down the left field line on Oct. 1, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Giants moving forward with ballpark changes, bullpen move

Oracle Park will look different when San Francisco fans return next spring

San Francisco Giants grounds crew members take down the bullpen mound down the left field line on Oct. 1, 2019. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)