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Kolsky’s Quick Hits: Warriors and Lakers could be a fun rivalry, MLB playoffs, Drew Brees

Best Coast Rivalry SZN The results of this away-and-away preseason series between…

Bonta Hill: Time to eulogize Bay Area football

One of California’s oldest independent business firms, McAvoy O'Hara Evergreen Mortuary, resides…

Bonta Hill: It’s time to bury these Giants, not praise them

The 2018 baseball season officially came to end this past Sunday for…

Dereck Rodriguez: San Francisco’s Dark Knight

AT&T PARK -- For much of the season, San Francisco Giants rookie…

Kolsky: The San Francisco Giants’ alleged reconstruction feels more like rearranging deck chairs

The San Francisco Giants are mercifully close to the end of another…

Bonta Hill: With Garoppolo down, it’s time to evaluate, not tank

It’s amazing how one play can snatch excitement away from an entire…

Bonta Hill: 49ers are playing the long game

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was sacked six times on Sunday,…

Postgame 49ers: The good, the bad, the ugly against the Lions

SANTA CLARA -- The San Francisco 49ers' 30-27 home opener win against…

Oakland Athletics at home in the playoffs? It could be pretty special

OAKLAND -- As soon as the last fans exited the Oakland Coliseum…

Bonta Hill: Departure of the (Khalil) Mack was the wrong call

I refused to envision a scenario in which the Oakland Raiders traded…

Bonta Hill: What should be expected from the San Francisco 49ers in 2018?

The excitement surrounding the 2018 San Francisco 49ers is understandable, considering there…

Kolsky: Bold predictions for a new NFL season

The NFL season is just around the corner, so it’s time to…

Bonta Hill: Buster Posey isn’t a Hall of Famer

We no longer have to watch Buster Posey hit weak grounders and…

Khris Davis may fall short in MVP voting, but he’s been a big piece of the Oakland Athletics’ renaissance

Anywhere east of Oakland, you don’t hear too many folks chirping about…

Kolsky: Raiders are Schroedinger’s football team

If you’ve never heard of Schrödinger’s cat, this attempt to explain the…

Bonta Hill: Nick Hundley was in the wrong during his fight with Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig

After two, drama-filled wins over the Los Angeles Dodgers, the up-and-down San…

Barry Bonds is human after all, misses father during San Francisco Giants number retirement ceremony

AT&T PARK -- During his 16-minute, 45-second address to fans on Saturday,…

Bonta Hill: It should be a disappointment if the A’s don’t win it all

Legendary Bay Area rapper Earl Stevens, better known as E-40, recorded a…

Kolsky: Explaining the A’s — How the Oakland Nine became contenders

  It’s August, and the Oakland Athletics are 64-46, sitting 18 games…

Terrell Owens not attending Canton ceremony is shameful

The Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, during Hall of…