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Austin Slater bats in the first inning of the Giants-Dodgers game at Oracle Park on May 23.<ins> (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)</ins>

Bay Area sports for week of July 25, 2021

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Austin Slater bats in the first inning of the Giants-Dodgers game at Oracle Park on May 23.<ins> (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)</ins>
Giants pinch hitter Thairo Estrada bats in the eighth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Oracle Park on July 6.<ins> (Christopher Victorio/Special to The Examiner)</ins>

Bay Area sports for week of July 18, 2021

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Giants pinch hitter Thairo Estrada bats in the eighth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Oracle Park on July 6.<ins> (Christopher Victorio/Special to The Examiner)</ins>
Giants center fielder Steven Duggar grounds into an out, but puts runners on base going into the ninth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Oracle Park on July 6. (Christopher Victorio/Special to The Examiner)

Bay Area sports for week of July 11, 2021

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Giants center fielder Steven Duggar grounds into an out, but puts runners on base going into the ninth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Oracle Park on July 6. (Christopher Victorio/Special to The Examiner)
Giants’ pitcher Alex Wood started against the Oakland A’s at Oracle Park on June 26, 2021. (Christopher Victorio/Special to The Examiner)

Bay Area sports for week of July 4, 2021

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Giants’ pitcher Alex Wood started against the Oakland A’s at Oracle Park on June 26, 2021. (Christopher Victorio/Special to The Examiner)
San Francisco Giants Brandon Belt hits a foul ball against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the eighth inning at Oracle Park on May 22 in San Francisco; the Giants and Dodgers play again this week in Los Angeles. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)

Bay Area sports for week of June 27, 2021

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San Francisco Giants Brandon Belt hits a foul ball against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the eighth inning at Oracle Park on May 22 in San Francisco; the Giants and Dodgers play again this week in Los Angeles. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)
The Giants play the A’s at Oracle Park on June 25, when the ballpark will be fully reopened. 
Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner
The Giants play the A’s at Oracle Park on June 25, when the ballpark will be fully reopened. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)

Bay Area sports for week of June 20, 2021

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The Giants play the A’s at Oracle Park on June 25, when the ballpark will be fully reopened. 
Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner
The Giants play the A’s at Oracle Park on June 25, when the ballpark will be fully reopened. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)
San Francisco Giants pitcher Anthony DeSclafani sacrifices a bunt against the Colorado Rockies at Oracle Park on April 11.<ins> (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)</ins>

Bay Area sports for week of June 13, 2021

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San Francisco Giants pitcher Anthony DeSclafani sacrifices a bunt against the Colorado Rockies at Oracle Park on April 11.<ins> (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)</ins>
San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt hits a foul ball against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Oracle Park on May 22. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)

Bay Area sports for week of June 6, 2021

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San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt hits a foul ball against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Oracle Park on May 22. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)
Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Gavin Lux (9) is caught stealing by San Francisco Giants second baseman Donovan Solano in the first inning of the game at Oracle Park in The City on May 23. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bay Area sports for week of May 30, 2021

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Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Gavin Lux (9) is caught stealing by San Francisco Giants second baseman Donovan Solano in the first inning of the game at Oracle Park in The City on May 23. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Giants fielder Darin Ruf hits an RBI double to score Giants left fielder Mike Yastrzemski against the Miami Marlins in the first inning at Oracle Park in The City on April 22. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bay Area sports for week of May 23, 2021

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Giants fielder Darin Ruf hits an RBI double to score Giants left fielder Mike Yastrzemski against the Miami Marlins in the first inning at Oracle Park in The City on April 22. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Steph Curry puts up two points and draws the foul in the third quarter of the Golden State Warriors game against the Phoenix Suns at Chase Center on May 11, 2021.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Bay Area sports for week of May 16, 2021

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Steph Curry puts up two points and draws the foul in the third quarter of the Golden State Warriors game against the Phoenix Suns at Chase Center on May 11, 2021.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) and running back Raheem Mostert (31) celebrate after Mostert scores his fourth rushing touchdown in the third quarter as the 49ers take on the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship game at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

49ers on prime-time TV five times in 2021

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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) and running back Raheem Mostert (31) celebrate after Mostert scores his fourth rushing touchdown in the third quarter as the 49ers take on the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship game at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants third baseman Jason Vosler bats in the third inning of the April 25 game against the Miami Marlins at Oracle Park.<ins> (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Bay Area sports for week of May 9, 2021

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San Francisco Giants third baseman Jason Vosler bats in the third inning of the April 25 game against the Miami Marlins at Oracle Park.<ins> (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Warriors’ great Steph Curry is pictured in the Kings vs. Warriors game at Chase Center in San Francisco on April 25, 2021. <ins>(Christopher Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Sports weekahead for May 2, 2021

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Warriors’ great Steph Curry is pictured in the Kings vs. Warriors game at Chase Center in San Francisco on April 25, 2021. <ins>(Christopher Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Western Michigan offensive lineman Jaylon Moore (76) was taken in the fifth round by the 49ers. (Courtesy Western Michigan)

49ers add more building blocks on final day of NFL Draft

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Western Michigan offensive lineman Jaylon Moore (76) was taken in the fifth round by the 49ers. (Courtesy Western Michigan)
Aaron Banks, a Berkeley native who played at El Cerrito High School, was selected by the 49ers in the second round of Friday’s NFL Draft. (Courtesy photo)

49ers add El Cerrito’s Aaron Banks to offensive line

When you draft a quarterback of the future so high in the…

Aaron Banks, a Berkeley native who played at El Cerrito High School, was selected by the 49ers in the second round of Friday’s NFL Draft. (Courtesy photo)
Trey Lance (Courtesy of North Dakota State)

Trey area: 49ers take Lance to be their QB of the future

It was a smokescreen all along. Ever since a seismic trade March…

Trey Lance (Courtesy of North Dakota State)
San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan faces a fan mutiny over reports that Mac Jones, a former Alabama star, is the odds-on favorite to be selected by the Niners in NFL Draft’s first round. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Will 49ers gamble on Mac Jones over Justin Fields or Trey Lance?

It is a debate that won’t be resolved today. When the 49ers…

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan faces a fan mutiny over reports that Mac Jones, a former Alabama star, is the odds-on favorite to be selected by the Niners in NFL Draft’s first round. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Austin Slater makes a dramatic play in the Giants vs. Reds game at Oracle Park in San Francisco on April 13, 2021. <ins>(Christopher Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Sports weekahead for April 25, 2021

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Austin Slater makes a dramatic play in the Giants vs. Reds game at Oracle Park in San Francisco on April 13, 2021. <ins>(Christopher Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
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

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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>