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Kolsky: Action all over in Bay Area sports

Matt Kolsky gives his Bay Area sports roundup

Bernstein: A’s rough start in Japan could have long-lasting consequences

Oakland Athletics dropped two games in Japan, and lost two key contributors in the process

A-Rod, Mendoza preview Giants season, NL West

On Sports Media: Alex Rodriguez and Jessica Mendoza preview the NL West and San Francisco Giants

  • Mar 24, 2019

MLB’s rule changes are necessary for game’s survival

Kolsky: A moderately disrespectful primer on MLB’s new rule changes

Bernstein: Thank your lucky stars the 49ers didn’t acquire Antonio Brown

The San Francisco 49ers seemed to signal what they want the culture…

Bernstein: Gamble on Andrew Bogut could prove worthwhile for Warriors

The Golden State Warriors made a philosophical decision this week. It might…

Reading the tea leaves: What the 49ers’ combine commentary means for the offseason

The San Francisco 49ers have just under $70 million in cap space,…

Bernstein: Charlotte still has love for Stephen Curry

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte is not a city overrun by old-timers. It is…

Not so fast Philadelphia – Bryce Harper is still in play

Jim Williams Special to the S.F. Examiner When Phillies owner John S.…

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…