Sports Columnists

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…

Bonta Hill: Warriors would be in trouble without Kevin Durant

Camelot in the NBA is located on 7000 Coliseum Way in Oakland,…

Willie McCovey, who became a San Francisco institution, memorialized at AT&T Park

AT&T PARK — When Willie McCovey first arrived in San Francisco in…

Bonta Hill: Giants-49ers rivalry used to be the stuff of legends, now not so much

Jimmy Garoppolo helping the San Francisco 49ers win five straight games to…

Bonta Hill: In what’s possibly the last Battle of the Bay, neither team has shown much fight

Before the season, I sure thought the NFL made the right decision…