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49ers receiver Deebo Samuel picks up yards in front of the Rams defense after a reception in the 4th quarter at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood Sunday. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times)

Rams can’t stop 49ers’ Deebo Samuel from catching defense off guard

Emmanuel Morgan Los Angeles Times Perhaps the Rams didn’t watch enough film.…

University of San Francisco head coach Todd Golden coaches his team on defense during a 2019 gameat War Memorial Gymnasium on the campus of the University of San Francisco. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Stunner in Bubbleville: USF upsets fourth-ranked Virginia

Less than 48 hours removed from a loss to a feeble UMass…

The Big Game was played Friday at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley. (Shutterstock)

Stanford blocks extra point to stun Cal, win 123rd Big Game 24-23

The 123rd edition of the Big Game featured a number of firsts.…

Quarterback Nick Mullens is expected to get his third straight start Sunday. Mullens is 46 of 73 for 538 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions in his other two starts this season. <ins>(Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner).</ins>

49ers trying to turn season around in Sunday’s prime-time faceoff with the Rams

49ers at Rams When: Sunday, 1:05 p.m. Where: SoFi Stadium, Inglewood TV:…

  • Nov 27, 2020
Quarterback Nick Mullens is expected to get his third straight start Sunday. Mullens is 46 of 73 for 538 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions in his other two starts this season. <ins>(Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner).</ins>
Cal Junior Quarterback Chase Garbers completed 28 of 42 passes 315 yards and three touchdowns and two interceptions in his last game against Oregon State. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

The Big Game: Stanford at Cal

What: The 123rd Big Game When: Friday, 1:30 p.m. Where: Memorial Stadium,…

  • Nov 24, 2020
Cal Junior Quarterback Chase Garbers completed 28 of 42 passes 315 yards and three touchdowns and two interceptions in his last game against Oregon State. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green and guards Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and D'Angelo Russell pose for a group photo during media day at Chase Center on Sept. 30. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner), 2019

Warriors star Klay Thompson suffers season-ending Achilles tear: report

Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson suffered a torn right Achilles tendon…

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green and guards Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and D'Angelo Russell pose for a group photo during media day at Chase Center on Sept. 30. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner), 2019
Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson, pictured playing against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 2 of the NBA Finals in Oakland on June 3, 2018, has sustained an apparently severe injury. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Klay Thompson injury overshadows anticipated Warriors number two draft pick

Warriors draft high-rated Memphis center James Wiseman

Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson, pictured playing against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 2 of the NBA Finals in Oakland on June 3, 2018, has sustained an apparently severe injury. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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Oakland A’s eye free agent and trade targets

With MLB free agency underway, the notoriously tight-fisted Oakland Athletics are clearly…

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The San Francisco 49ers had 17 players out with injuries and four others on the reserve/COVID-19 list at Thursday’s game against the Green Bay Packers. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images/TNS)

Packers dominate shorthanded 49ers 34-17

This was not the NFC Championship Game rematch the 49ers were hoping…

The San Francisco 49ers had 17 players out with injuries and four others on the reserve/COVID-19 list at Thursday’s game against the Green Bay Packers. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images/TNS)
Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner sacks San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo for a loss in the second quarter on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington. (Bettina Hansen/The Seattle Times/TNS)

With Russell Wilson and Bobby Wagner leading way, undermanned Seahawks have enough to top 49ers

All the talk during the week of what the Seahawks wouldn’t have…

Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner sacks San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo for a loss in the second quarter on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington. (Bettina Hansen/The Seattle Times/TNS)
Bill Belichick looks at quarterback Cam Newton on the Patriots sideline. (Nick O’Malley via Tribune News Service)

San Francisco dominates Patriots in signature performance

Who could have seen this one coming? The 49ers, who have been…

Bill Belichick looks at quarterback Cam Newton on the Patriots sideline. (Nick O’Malley via Tribune News Service)
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NFL expansion team effort in Oakland bids $92.5m for city’s Coliseum stake

By Eli Walsh Bay City News Foundation A group of African American…

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Astros eliminate A’s with 11-6 win in American League Division Series

Astros eliminate A’s with 11-6 win in American League Division Series

By Ben Ross Special to the S.F. Examiner After winning their first…

  • Oct 8, 2020
Astros eliminate A’s with 11-6 win in American League Division Series
Oakland Athletics short stop Marcus Semien (10) hits a 2-run home-run, scoring catcher Sean Murphy, in Game 2 of the AL Wild Card Series against the Chicago White Sox on September 30, 2020 in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

A’s exorcise playoff demons, beat White Sox to advance to ALDS

By Ben Ross Special to The Examiner The A’s put an end…

  • Oct 1, 2020
Oakland Athletics short stop Marcus Semien (10) hits a 2-run home-run, scoring catcher Sean Murphy, in Game 2 of the AL Wild Card Series against the Chicago White Sox on September 30, 2020 in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).
Giants 5-4 loss to Padres a tough finish to a surprisingly strong season

Giants 5-4 loss to Padres a tough finish to a surprisingly strong season

By Gideon Rubin Special to The Examiner Austin Slater lifted his helmet…

  • Sep 27, 2020
Giants 5-4 loss to Padres a tough finish to a surprisingly strong season
San Francisco Giants center fielder Mauricio Dubon (1) leaps and high-fives third base coach Ron Wotus as he celebrates hitting a three-run homer against the Colorado Rockies at Oracle Park on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

Giants keep playoff hopes alive with 7-2 victory over Rockies

The Giants moved to the top spot in a crowded race for four National League playoff spots.

San Francisco Giants center fielder Mauricio Dubon (1) leaps and high-fives third base coach Ron Wotus as he celebrates hitting a three-run homer against the Colorado Rockies at Oracle Park on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).
San Francisco Giants second baseman Donovan Solano (7) celebrates as he heads toward home plate after hitting the game winning home-run in the 11th inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Oracle Park on Aug. 25, 2020. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

Giants clinging to playoff spot as they face off with A’s

By Ben Ross The stakes couldn’t be much higher this weekend when…

  • Sep 18, 2020
San Francisco Giants second baseman Donovan Solano (7) celebrates as he heads toward home plate after hitting the game winning home-run in the 11th inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Oracle Park on Aug. 25, 2020. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).
The San Francisco 49ers had sought a 20 percent rent reduction at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara because of COVID-19 closures and cancellations. (Shutterstock)

49ers pay past due rent after dispute with Santa Clara

The San Francisco 49ers on Tuesday made two rent payments for Levi’s…

The San Francisco 49ers had sought a 20 percent rent reduction at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara because of COVID-19 closures and cancellations. (Shutterstock)
Pablo Sandoval of the San Francisco Giants won Most Valuable Player in the 2012 World Series. (Matt Solcum/Getty Images/Tribune News Service)

San Francisco’s Panda earned Giants fans’ favor

There’s no one quite like Pablo Sandoval

Pablo Sandoval of the San Francisco Giants won Most Valuable Player in the 2012 World Series. (Matt Solcum/Getty Images/Tribune News Service)
Wil Myers of the San Diego Padres celebrates with teammates after hitting a home run against the San Francisco Giants. (K.C. Alfred/Tribune News Service)

Series recap: A Giant sweep for Padres

By Jeff Sanders The San Diego Union-Tribune A false positive COVID-19 test…

Wil Myers of the San Diego Padres celebrates with teammates after hitting a home run against the San Francisco Giants. (K.C. Alfred/Tribune News Service)