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San Francisco Giants pitcher Anthony DeSclafani (26) starts against the Colorado Rockies at Oracle Park on April 11, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Giants finish sweep of Rockies behind DeSclafani’s scoreless outing

Even with fans back at Oracle Park, San Francisco Giants pitchers have…

Oakland A’s left fielder Tony Kemp fielded a fly but missed the catch in the April 5 game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at the Oakland Coliseum. <ins>(Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Bay Area sports for week of April 11, 2021

A look at the upcoming major Bay Area sports events (schedules subject…

San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto  (47) started on Opening Day against the Colorado Rockies at Oracle Park on April 9, 2021. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Giants welcome fans back with strong performance by Cueto

By Ethan Kassel Special to S.F. Examiner ORACLE PARK — The first…

Oakland Athletics center fielder Mark Canha (20) singles in the 1st inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at the Oakland Coliseum on April , 2021 in Oakland, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Dodgers hammer A’s 10-3, send Oakland to MLB-worst 0-5 record

OAKLAND, Calif. — It would be hard to imagine a worse start…

Oakland Athletics center fielder Mark Canha (20) singles in the 1st inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at the Oakland Coliseum on April , 2021 in Oakland, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
The Stanford women’s basketball team celebrates winning the NCAA title on Sunday in San Antonio, Texas. (Twitter screenshot)

Stanford women top Arizona for third NCAA title

The Cardinal hold on for a 54-53 victory over 11th-ranked Wildcats

The Stanford women’s basketball team celebrates winning the NCAA title on Sunday in San Antonio, Texas. (Twitter screenshot)
Sophomore guard Haley Jones scored in final seconds to give Stanford the win. (Courtesy Stanford Athletics)

Stanford women top South Carolina, to play for national title

The Cardinal pulls out 66-65 victory over the Gamecocks

Sophomore guard Haley Jones scored in final seconds to give Stanford the win. (Courtesy Stanford Athletics)
The Oakland A’s, pictured on Opening Day at the Oakland Coliseum, wind up a series against the Houston Astros. <ins>(Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Bay Area sports for week of April 4, 2021

A look at the upcoming major Bay Area sports events (schedules subject…

The Oakland A’s, pictured on Opening Day at the Oakland Coliseum, wind up a series against the Houston Astros. <ins>(Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Matt Chapman’s sacrifice fly was the extent of the A’s offense on Opening Day. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

After 8-1 Opening Day loss, A’s face off against Astros again

10,436-fan ‘sellout’ crowd in attendance at the Coliseum

Matt Chapman’s sacrifice fly was the extent of the A’s offense on Opening Day. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Giants to welcome fans — with a valid vaccine card. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF Giants cleared to bring fans back to the ballpark

Attendees must show proof of vaccination or negative test results

The Giants to welcome fans — with a valid vaccine card. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants center fielder Mauricio Dubon high-fived third base coach Ron Wotus as he celebrated hitting a three-run homer against the Colorado Rockies at Oracle Park on Sept. 23, 2020. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants eager to prove they are again contenders

Some expect success from team that won three World Series titles not too long ago

San Francisco Giants center fielder Mauricio Dubon high-fived third base coach Ron Wotus as he celebrated hitting a three-run homer against the Colorado Rockies at Oracle Park on Sept. 23, 2020. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Led by manager Gabe Kapler, the Giants will be back in action at home in Oracle Park on April 9, in person, but with limited capacity and COVID protocols in place. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Welcome back, baseball fans — but with restrictions

Tickets must be purchased in advance, concessions sold in seats

Led by manager Gabe Kapler, the Giants will be back in action at home in Oracle Park on April 9, in person, but with limited capacity and COVID protocols in place. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A’s center fielder is Ramon Laureano is pictured Sept. 9, 2020 against the Houston Astros in Oakland; the teams meet again on Opening Day at the Coliseum. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

A’s stay nimble, eager to defend AL West title

Despite an ongoing state of flux, team’s a consistent contender

A’s center fielder is Ramon Laureano is pictured Sept. 9, 2020 against the Houston Astros in Oakland; the teams meet again on Opening Day at the Coliseum. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Giant Mauricio Dubon, pictured in 2020, connected in the team’s final 2021 spring training game against the A’s in Arizona. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants beat A’s in final 2021 spring training game

By Nick Zeller-Singh As spring training comes to an end, the San…

  • Mar 29, 2021
Giant Mauricio Dubon, pictured in 2020, connected in the team’s final 2021 spring training game against the A’s in Arizona. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
St. Ignatius captains Pete Quill, Daniel Lombardi, Siaki Gallegos-Hunkin, Duke Reeder and Seta Netane pose with the Gil Haskell Trophy after a 42-0 victory over Riordan. (Ethan Kassel/Special to S.F. Examiner)

St. Ignatius retains Gil Haskell Trophy, shuts out Riordan for third straight year

Team prevails with 42-0 win in opening game of truncated spring season

St. Ignatius captains Pete Quill, Daniel Lombardi, Siaki Gallegos-Hunkin, Duke Reeder and Seta Netane pose with the Gil Haskell Trophy after a 42-0 victory over Riordan. (Ethan Kassel/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Heliot Ramos earned praise from the San Francisco Giants in his first spring training. (Twitter screenshot)

Outfielder Heliot Ramos wins Giants’ Barney Nugent Award

Honor goes to outstanding player who exemplifies team spirit

  • Mar 29, 2021
Heliot Ramos earned praise from the San Francisco Giants in his first spring training. (Twitter screenshot)
San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan, left, talks with quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) prior to Super Bowl LIV against the Kansas City Chiefs at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla., on Feb. 2, 2020. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/TNS)

10 thoughts on the 49ers’ draft-pick trade and looming quarterback decision

Here are 10 thoughts about the 49ers’ franchise-shifting trade Friday, sending three…

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan, left, talks with quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) prior to Super Bowl LIV against the Kansas City Chiefs at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla., on Feb. 2, 2020. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/TNS)
Stanford senior guard Kiana Williams had 16 points in Sunday’s tournament game. (Courtesy Stanford Women’s Basketball)

Stanford women cruise into Elite Eight

Three down and three to go in pursuit of national title No.…

Stanford senior guard Kiana Williams had 16 points in Sunday’s tournament game. (Courtesy Stanford Women’s Basketball)
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green waits to re-enter the game against the Philadelphia 76ers at Chase Center on March 23. <ins>(Chris Victorio/Special to SF Examiner)</ins>

Bay Area sports for week of March 28, 2021

A look at the upcoming major Bay Area sports events (schedules subject…

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green waits to re-enter the game against the Philadelphia 76ers at Chase Center on March 23. <ins>(Chris Victorio/Special to SF Examiner)</ins>
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49ers acquire No. 3 overall pick in NFL Draft

In a draft full of top quarterbacks, the 49ers on Friday made…

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Stanford women’s basketball team coach Tara Vanderveer watches a game in 2020 from the sidelines. (Courtesy photo)

Stanford women make big opening statement in NCAA Tournament win

The Stanford women’s basketball team had already made some big headlines in…

Stanford women’s basketball team coach Tara Vanderveer watches a game in 2020 from the sidelines. (Courtesy photo)