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Steph Curry — who scored 45 points in the home opener against the Clippers Thursday night — and Draymond Green are the Warriors’ odd couple superstars. (Christopher Victorio/Special to The Examiner)

How the Golden State Warriors’ odd couple plays offense

Their system is based on timing, cuts, curls, constant motion, and making the extra pass

  • Oct 22, 2021
49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo hopes to return to the field this weekend to lead San Francisco against the Colts. (Photo courtesy of 49ers)

NFL Week 7 picks: Niners face crucial matchup against the Colts

San Francisco could join Seattle on the brink of irrelevance in the NFC West with another loss

  • Oct 21, 2021
Giants pitcher Kevin Gausman, pictured in a start against the Milwaukee Brewers at Oracle Park on Sept. 1 in San Francisco, is one of the team’s starters whose future is in question. (Chris Victorio/The Examiner)

Giants offseason shopping list begins with starting pitchers

‘That’s going to be the No. 1 priority for us’

Jonathan Martin, a former NFL offensive lineman, is pictured outside his home in Austin, Texas; the athlete, who was bullied in his NFL locker room and faced depression, will donate his brain to research to determine if head trauma contributed to his health woes. (Tamir Kalifa/New York Times)

Long after his NFL career ended, mental health toll lingers for this former 49er

‘There’s a taboo around depression, mental illness’

  • Oct 19, 2021
Jonathan Martin, a former NFL offensive lineman, is pictured outside his home in Austin, Texas; the athlete, who was bullied in his NFL locker room and faced depression, will donate his brain to research to determine if head trauma contributed to his health woes. (Tamir Kalifa/New York Times)
Stephen Curry and Draymond Green of the Warriors hope to vie for another title in the 2021-22 NBA season. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)

Warriors and Lakers analysis: Two teams, two approaches

While L.A. has been a tear-down project, the Golden State has been busy remodeling

  • Oct 19, 2021
Stephen Curry and Draymond Green of the Warriors hope to vie for another title in the 2021-22 NBA season. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)
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What we learned from Week 6 of the NFL season

By Tyler Dunne New York Times One month ago, the Baltimore Ravens…

  • Oct 18, 2021
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Warriors forward Draymond Green will have to return to the height of his powers for the Warriors to contend in the 2021-22 season. (Chris Victorio/Special the The Examiner)

Warriors season preview: The four key questions

By John Krolik Special to The Examiner After a stretch where the…

  • Oct 15, 2021
Warriors forward Draymond Green will have to return to the height of his powers for the Warriors to contend in the 2021-22 season. (Chris Victorio/Special the The Examiner)
San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler, center, says he’s excited to build on the success of the 2021 Giants. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)

What’s next for the Giants? The offseason starts now

‘We’re excited about building on this foundation’

San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler, center, says he’s excited to build on the success of the 2021 Giants. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)
A Giants fans hangs his head in disbelief after the Dodgers won the NLDS in a controversial finish to a tight Game 5. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)

Giants dream season ends at the hands of the Dodgers, 2-1

A masterful game comes down to the bottom of the ninth, and San Francisco came up short

A Giants fans hangs his head in disbelief after the Dodgers won the NLDS in a controversial finish to a tight Game 5. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers Ted Connolly, John Thomas, Bob St. Clair and others sit on the 49ers bench during a muddy game against the Green Bay Packers on Dec. 10, 1960 at Kezar Stadium. <ins>(Courtesy Open SF History)</ins>

Kezar Stadium: A rough-and-tumble history lesson on the 49ers’ 75th birthday

Team played in nearly 60,000-seat bowl from 1946 to 1971

San Francisco 49ers Ted Connolly, John Thomas, Bob St. Clair and others sit on the 49ers bench during a muddy game against the Green Bay Packers on Dec. 10, 1960 at Kezar Stadium. <ins>(Courtesy Open SF History)</ins>
Giants third base coach Ron Wotus is pictured with pitcher Logan Webb at Oracle Park on Oct. 3; Webb starts in Game 5 of the matchup between the Giants and Dodgers. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)

How to watch the Giants and Dodgers in Game 5

Postseason matchup between longtime rivals has lived up to expectations

  • Oct 14, 2021
Giants third base coach Ron Wotus is pictured with pitcher Logan Webb at Oracle Park on Oct. 3; Webb starts in Game 5 of the matchup between the Giants and Dodgers. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)
Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford will lead San Francisco into battle against the Dodgers in a decisive Game 5 of the NLDS Thursday.<ins></ins>

What the Giants and Dodgers mean to Californians

Readers weigh in on the best rivalry in baseball

  • Oct 13, 2021
Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford will lead San Francisco into battle against the Dodgers in a decisive Game 5 of the NLDS Thursday.<ins></ins>
Giants manager Gabe Kapler will lead his Giants team into a pressure-packed Game 5 of the NLDS at Oracle Park Thursday night. (Photo courtesy of the San Francisco Giants)

Giants vs. Dodgers heading for Game 5: A historic matchup

‘Both teams know each other well. It’s pretty much as simple as that.’

Giants manager Gabe Kapler will lead his Giants team into a pressure-packed Game 5 of the NLDS at Oracle Park Thursday night. (Photo courtesy of the San Francisco Giants)
Giants pitcher Alex Wood turned in a stellar performance in the Giants’ 1-0 victory over the Dodgers in Game 3 of the NLDS. (Christopher Victorio/Special to The Examiner)

On a windy night in L.A., one run is enough for the Giants

By Scott Miller New York Times LOS ANGELES — It wasn’t only…

  • Oct 12, 2021
Giants pitcher Alex Wood turned in a stellar performance in the Giants’ 1-0 victory over the Dodgers in Game 3 of the NLDS. (Christopher Victorio/Special to The Examiner)
The 49ers lost a tough game at Arizona Sunday, 17-10, but San Francisco saw a good amount of teamwork develop.<ins> (Courtesy San Francisco49ers)</ins>

Niners lose to Cardinals: Here’s what we learned

Trey Lance made his debut as an NFL quarterback in the 49ers’…

The 49ers lost a tough game at Arizona Sunday, 17-10, but San Francisco saw a good amount of teamwork develop.<ins> (Courtesy San Francisco49ers)</ins>
Rookie quarterback Trey Lance came up short in his first career start, losing to the Cardinals 17-10 in a road loss. (Courtesy of the 49ers)

49ers fall to the Cardinals, 17-10: Lance shows promise

Rookie QB flashed talent and inexperience in the loss

Rookie quarterback Trey Lance came up short in his first career start, losing to the Cardinals 17-10 in a road loss. (Courtesy of the 49ers)
Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford snags a line drive during an NLDS Game 2 loss to the Dodgers at Oracle Park Saturday. (Chris Victorio/ Special to The Examiner)
Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford snags a line drive during an NLDS Game 2 loss to the Dodgers at Oracle Park Saturday. (Chris Victorio/ Special to The Examiner)

After a tough loss, what’s next for the Giants? Los Angeles

‘It is a heated battle, but … it’s also a lot of fun’

Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford snags a line drive during an NLDS Game 2 loss to the Dodgers at Oracle Park Saturday. (Chris Victorio/ Special to The Examiner)
Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford snags a line drive during an NLDS Game 2 loss to the Dodgers at Oracle Park Saturday. (Chris Victorio/ Special to The Examiner)
San Francisco Giants pitcher Kevin Gausman (34) starts against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 2 of the NLDS at Oracle Park on October 9, 2021 in San Francisco California. Photography by Chris Victorio / Special to The Examiner

Dodgers storm back to feast on Giants pitching, tie NLDS

San Francisco loses home-field advantage after 107 regular season wins

San Francisco Giants pitcher Kevin Gausman (34) starts against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 2 of the NLDS at Oracle Park on October 9, 2021 in San Francisco California. Photography by Chris Victorio / Special to The Examiner
Excited Giants fans rally for Game 1 of the NLDS between the Giants and the Dodgers at Oracle Park Friday. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)

Bedlam at the ballpark: Giants postseason sure feels familiar

‘It was so awesome seeing the orange towels and all that stuff. It was sweet.’

Excited Giants fans rally for Game 1 of the NLDS between the Giants and the Dodgers at Oracle Park Friday. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)
Giants pitcher Logan Webb turned in a gem against Dodgers in Game 1 of the NLDS at Oracle Park Friday, striking out 10 on the way to the win. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)

Giants win! Logan Webb dominates against the Dodgers

SF beats LA 4-0 in Game 1 of the NLDS

Giants pitcher Logan Webb turned in a gem against Dodgers in Game 1 of the NLDS at Oracle Park Friday, striking out 10 on the way to the win. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)