Oakland Athletics second baseman Franklin Barreto, center, celebrates with teammates after an 11-2 win against the Chicago White Sox in the first game of a doubleheader at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago on Friday, June 22, 2018. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Bay Bridge Series future: How are the top Giants and A’s prospects faring?

With the major league All-Star break set to provide a four-day interlude…

Bob Myers gets his work done during the summer, so the trade deadline is largely uneventful for the Golden State Warriors. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

LeBron rumor saves Warriors from another boring trade deadline

OAKLAND — As the trade deadline nears, Golden State’s rivals are sputtering…

Stephen Curry led the way for the Warriors on Tuesday. Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS

No problem in Houston: Warriors handle potential playoff foe

The Golden State Warriors overcame a 39-16 free-throw discrepancy and a Draymond…

San Francisco Giants Mark Melancon is joining teammates Buster Posey and Brandon Crawford for the World Baseball Classic semifinals. (Courtesy photo0

Melancon to join Posey, Crawford in WBC semifinal

After delivering seven flawless Cactus League appearances for the San Francisco Giants,…

San Francisco Giants Mark Melancon is joining teammates Buster Posey and Brandon Crawford for the World Baseball Classic semifinals. (Courtesy photo0
A "Forever Oakland" sign is hung during a game against the Atlanta Falcons at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on September 18, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Mayor prepares to unveil plan to keep Raiders in Oakland

Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf has steadfastly fought the Raiders from leaving the…

A "Forever Oakland" sign is hung during a game against the Atlanta Falcons at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on September 18, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Steph Curry continues to do the unprecedented, only to top it, prompting the sports world to ask what’s next on his joyride.  (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Defining moments just beginning

And the Oscar goes to ... no, sorry, not heading there. Someone…

Steph Curry continues to do the unprecedented, only to top it, prompting the sports world to ask what’s next on his joyride.  (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey (5) stiff-arms Southern California's Iman Marshall on a kickoff-return during the first half of a Pac-12 Conference championship NCAA college football game Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, in Santa Clara, Calif. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

McCaffrey deserves Heisman, New Year’s Eve stage

What a stinking shame, as college football dares to play national semifinal…

Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey (5) stiff-arms Southern California's Iman Marshall on a kickoff-return during the first half of a Pac-12 Conference championship NCAA college football game Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, in Santa Clara, Calif. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2013 file photo, Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians, left, argues with head linesman Tom Stabile (24) during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in San Francisco. For the past four seasons, the Cardinals watched the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks rule the NFC West, and it sometimes left Arizona with little to play for late in the year. Oh, how that's changed in 2015, with the Cardinals among the NFL elite.  (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Cardinals the team playing for something now against 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — For the past four seasons, the Cardinals…

FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2013 file photo, Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians, left, argues with head linesman Tom Stabile (24) during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in San Francisco. For the past four seasons, the Cardinals watched the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks rule the NFC West, and it sometimes left Arizona with little to play for late in the year. Oh, how that's changed in 2015, with the Cardinals among the NFL elite.  (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
Head coach Jim Tomsula led the San Francisco 49ers to victory in his NFL debut on Monday night against the Minnesota Vikings. (Tony Avelar/AP)

Maybe he’s Tom-fooling us

As yet, the team store at Levi’s Stadium hasn’t re-arranged racks to…

Head coach Jim Tomsula led the San Francisco 49ers to victory in his NFL debut on Monday night against the Minnesota Vikings. (Tony Avelar/AP)
BEN MARGOT/AP PHOTO. Oakland Athletics' Josh Reddick, right, celebrates his three-run home run with third base coach Mike Gallego in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, Thursday, June 11, 2015, in Oakland, Calif.

Kazmir ends 9-start winless streak as A’s beat Rangers 7-0

OAKLAND — Scott Kazmir allowed one hit in eight innings to end…

BEN MARGOT/AP PHOTO. Oakland Athletics' Josh Reddick, right, celebrates his three-run home run with third base coach Mike Gallego in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, Thursday, June 11, 2015, in Oakland, Calif.
To gain control of the NBA Finals, Klay Thompson (11) and the Warriors will need to reignite their stagnant offense, which has been slowed down by the physical Cavaliers. Ben Margot/AP File Photo

Back to drawing board for Curry, Warriors

Your turn, Alvin Gentry and Steve Kerr. The NBA playoffs are a…

To gain control of the NBA Finals, Klay Thompson (11) and the Warriors will need to reignite their stagnant offense, which has been slowed down by the physical Cavaliers. Ben Margot/AP File Photo