Sports Columnists

Bernstein: Bruce Bochy was the rock upon which Giants dynasty was built

There isn’t much time remaining for San Francisco Giants fans to enjoy…

Kolsky: Colin Kaepernick was somewhat vindicated by NFL settlement, but who would sign him?

Ahoy, dear reader, and warmest greetings from the very recent past where…

Bernstein: Which buyout options would fit best with the Golden State Warriors after the trade deadline?

The Warriors have lost just twice in 2019, rediscovering their frightening top…

Kolsky: San Francisco 49ers fans should look at the rise of Sean McVay and see hope for Kyle Shanahan

Conventionally speaking, the success of the Los Angeles Rams is anathema to…

Bernstein: Trading Madison Bumgarner would represent an understandable but unfortunate end of an era

The teardown trend that just hit the desert could soon make its…

Yes, Barry Bonds does belong in the Hall of Fame: A begrudging case for baseball’s villain

On Tuesday evening, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum announced…

Bernstein: For A’s, drafting Murray too special to pass up, just like Chapman

When the Oakland A’s drafted him, they knew they were taking a…

Kolsky: San Francisco 49ers would be well-served to pass on the opportunity to acquire Antonio Brown

Antonio Brown is a great wide receiver. Not good, but great. I’m…

Bernstein: USF may be in line for a Tournament appearance, but loss to Gonzaga will sting

All Gonzaga needed to do in the waning seconds of its 96-83…

Bernstein: James Harden is living rent-free in the Warriors’ heads — and that’s good for Golden State

With about six minutes remaining in the fourth quarter of a back-and-forth…

Bernstein: Stop analyzing the Warriors like they’re a normal team

It’s remarkable the amount of times the mettle of the Golden State…

Kolsky: Bay Area sports teams make New Years resolutions

As a bi-weekly columnist for a local newspaper, I am imbued with…

Bernstein: Oakland A’s not done with pitching staff after Joakim Soria acquisition

As the Oakland A’s kept adding to their relief corps last summer…

Bernstein: NCAA Tournament is in reach for USF Dons basketball

A few weeks after wrapping up the 2017-18 season, University of San…

Bernstein: Contrast is context for Jacob Evans, Warriors

Despite many expecting him to contribute right away, Golden State Warriors first-round…

Kolsky: Why 8-20 under Shanahan is nothing to worry about … yet

The San Francisco 49ers are a resounding disappointment by most reasonable standards.…

Bernstein: Can Oakland A’s keep promising roster and contend by the time new park opens?

Oakland A’s executives have claimed they will try to keep the team…

Oakland Athletics announce a plan for a plan to build a new ballpark, but they have a long way to go

OAKLAND — Almost exactly a year ago — on Dec. 6, 2017…

Bonta Hill: In today’s NFL, Reuben Foster gets another chance, but it’s not with the San Francisco 49ers

Last Saturday night, I was cruising back home and feeling good on…

Matt Kolsky’s Bay Area Sports Thanksgiving: Giving thanks is easy when things are this good

Happy Thanksgiving, Bay Area sports fans! This is a silly, frivolous column…