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The Warriors will be back inside the Chase Center against the Denver Nuggets on April 23. <ins>(Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Sports weekahead for week of April 18, 2021

A look at the upcoming major Bay Area sports events (schedules subject…

The Warriors will be back inside the Chase Center against the Denver Nuggets on April 23. <ins>(Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Kiana Williams

Stanford’s Kiana Williams drafted by WNBA champion Seattle Storm

Kiana Williams is going from one championship team to another. A senior…

Kiana Williams
Syd Mandelbaum created the home run tracker, which revolutionized statistics in major league sports. (Courtesy photo)

Home run tracker, with roots at Candlestick Park, marks 30 years

When Giants first baseman Brandon Belt slugged a solo home run in…

Syd Mandelbaum created the home run tracker, which revolutionized statistics in major league sports. (Courtesy photo)
Oakland A’s left fielder Tony Kemp fielded a fly but missed the catch in the April 5 game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at the Oakland Coliseum. <ins>(Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Bay Area sports for week of April 11, 2021

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Oakland A’s left fielder Tony Kemp fielded a fly but missed the catch in the April 5 game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at the Oakland Coliseum. <ins>(Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
The Stanford women’s basketball team celebrates winning the NCAA title on Sunday in San Antonio, Texas. (Twitter screenshot)

Stanford women top Arizona for third NCAA title

The Cardinal hold on for a 54-53 victory over 11th-ranked Wildcats

The Stanford women’s basketball team celebrates winning the NCAA title on Sunday in San Antonio, Texas. (Twitter screenshot)
The Oakland A’s, pictured on Opening Day at the Oakland Coliseum, wind up a series against the Houston Astros. <ins>(Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Bay Area sports for week of April 4, 2021

A look at the upcoming major Bay Area sports events (schedules subject…

The Oakland A’s, pictured on Opening Day at the Oakland Coliseum, wind up a series against the Houston Astros. <ins>(Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Sophomore guard Haley Jones scored in final seconds to give Stanford the win. (Courtesy Stanford Athletics)

Stanford women top South Carolina, to play for national title

The Cardinal pulls out 66-65 victory over the Gamecocks

Sophomore guard Haley Jones scored in final seconds to give Stanford the win. (Courtesy Stanford Athletics)
A’s center fielder is Ramon Laureano is pictured Sept. 9, 2020 against the Houston Astros in Oakland; the teams meet again on Opening Day at the Coliseum. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

A’s stay nimble, eager to defend AL West title

Despite an ongoing state of flux, team’s a consistent contender

A’s center fielder is Ramon Laureano is pictured Sept. 9, 2020 against the Houston Astros in Oakland; the teams meet again on Opening Day at the Coliseum. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants center fielder Mauricio Dubon high-fived third base coach Ron Wotus as he celebrated hitting a three-run homer against the Colorado Rockies at Oracle Park on Sept. 23, 2020. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants eager to prove they are again contenders

Some expect success from team that won three World Series titles not too long ago

San Francisco Giants center fielder Mauricio Dubon high-fived third base coach Ron Wotus as he celebrated hitting a three-run homer against the Colorado Rockies at Oracle Park on Sept. 23, 2020. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Led by manager Gabe Kapler, the Giants will be back in action at home in Oracle Park on April 9, in person, but with limited capacity and COVID protocols in place. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Welcome back, baseball fans — but with restrictions

Tickets must be purchased in advance, concessions sold in seats

Led by manager Gabe Kapler, the Giants will be back in action at home in Oracle Park on April 9, in person, but with limited capacity and COVID protocols in place. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Stanford senior guard Kiana Williams had 16 points in Sunday’s tournament game. (Courtesy Stanford Women’s Basketball)

Stanford women cruise into Elite Eight

Three down and three to go in pursuit of national title No.…

Stanford senior guard Kiana Williams had 16 points in Sunday’s tournament game. (Courtesy Stanford Women’s Basketball)
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green waits to re-enter the game against the Philadelphia 76ers at Chase Center on March 23. <ins>(Chris Victorio/Special to SF Examiner)</ins>

Bay Area sports for week of March 28, 2021

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Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green waits to re-enter the game against the Philadelphia 76ers at Chase Center on March 23. <ins>(Chris Victorio/Special to SF Examiner)</ins>
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49ers acquire No. 3 overall pick in NFL Draft

In a draft full of top quarterbacks, the 49ers on Friday made…

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Stanford women’s basketball team coach Tara Vanderveer watches a game in 2020 from the sidelines. (Courtesy photo)

Stanford women make big opening statement in NCAA Tournament win

The Stanford women’s basketball team had already made some big headlines in…

Stanford women’s basketball team coach Tara Vanderveer watches a game in 2020 from the sidelines. (Courtesy photo)
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) gets called for an offensive foul on Golden State Warriors point guard Steph Curry (30) in the first quarter at Chase Center on March 15. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bay Area sports for week of March 21, 2021

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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) gets called for an offensive foul on Golden State Warriors point guard Steph Curry (30) in the first quarter at Chase Center on March 15. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Stanford guard Kiana Williams, playing in her hometown with her family in the crowd, made a comeback in Tuesday’s game. (Courtesy Stanford Athletics)

Stanford women rally in second half, make Final Four

For the first time in weeks, the Stanford women’s basketball team faced…

Stanford guard Kiana Williams, playing in her hometown with her family in the crowd, made a comeback in Tuesday’s game. (Courtesy Stanford Athletics)
Oregon State’s Aleah Goodman defends Stanford’s Lexie Hull during a Pac-12 women’s basketball tournament semifinal game on March 5 at Michelob Ultra Arena in Las Vegas. <ins>(Bryan Steffy/Pac-12 Pool Photo)</ins>

Stanford women begin pursuit of elusive third NCAA title

The most important number for the Stanford women’s basketball team is three.…

Oregon State’s Aleah Goodman defends Stanford’s Lexie Hull during a Pac-12 women’s basketball tournament semifinal game on March 5 at Michelob Ultra Arena in Las Vegas. <ins>(Bryan Steffy/Pac-12 Pool Photo)</ins>
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

USF topples Houston in WNIT opener

Strong starts to start the game and to open the second half…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Lincoln Mustangs quarterback Jonas Francovich (6) sets to handoff the football to fullback Tyree Cross (8) against the Gardena Panthers in the 1st quarter at the CIF Division 7-AA State High School Football Championship Game at City College of San Francisco on December 14, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

S.F. public schools given OK for some outdoor sports

It will only be for a brief period, but outdoor high school…

Lincoln Mustangs quarterback Jonas Francovich (6) sets to handoff the football to fullback Tyree Cross (8) against the Gardena Panthers in the 1st quarter at the CIF Division 7-AA State High School Football Championship Game at City College of San Francisco on December 14, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer earned her 1,099th career win on Tuesday Dec. 15, 2020, passing legendary Tennessee coach Pat Summitt for the most in women’s college basketball history. (Courtesy Stanford Athletics)

Stanford women earn No. 1 seed, to face Utah Valley in NCAA Tournament

During a season in which the Stanford women’s basketball team basically lived…

Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer earned her 1,099th career win on Tuesday Dec. 15, 2020, passing legendary Tennessee coach Pat Summitt for the most in women’s college basketball history. (Courtesy Stanford Athletics)