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San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt hits a foul ball against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Oracle Park on May 22. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)

Bay Area sports for week of June 6, 2021

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

Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Mookie Betts (50) grounds out for the 1st out against the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland Coliseum on April , 2021 in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

The star-studded Dodgers can’t seem to get going this season. Here’s why

The Dodgers’ 2021 season so far resembles the cryptocurrency market, cycling through…

The San Francisco Giants are adding pride colors to uniforms for Pride Month as well as selling Pride-themed caps. <ins>(Courtesy San Francisco Giants)</ins>

Giants show their Pride

Orange and black—and all the colors of the rainbow. The San Francisco…

  • Jun 2, 2021
Giants catcher Buster Posey (28) looks back to the bench during 3rd inning at Oracle Park on April 27, 2019 in San Francisco.

Did anyone think the Giants would be this good? It’s OK if you didn’t

By John Shinal Special to The Examiner It’s okay to be surprised,…

  • Jun 2, 2021
Giants catcher Buster Posey (28) looks back to the bench during 3rd inning at Oracle Park on April 27, 2019 in San Francisco.
Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Gavin Lux (9) is caught stealing by San Francisco Giants second baseman Donovan Solano in the first inning of the game at Oracle Park in The City on May 23. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bay Area sports for week of May 30, 2021

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

Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Gavin Lux (9) is caught stealing by San Francisco Giants second baseman Donovan Solano in the first inning of the game at Oracle Park in The City on May 23. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Giants fielder Darin Ruf hits an RBI double to score Giants left fielder Mike Yastrzemski against the Miami Marlins in the first inning at Oracle Park in The City on April 22. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bay Area sports for week of May 23, 2021

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

Giants fielder Darin Ruf hits an RBI double to score Giants left fielder Mike Yastrzemski against the Miami Marlins in the first inning at Oracle Park in The City on April 22. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James joins with the Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green, middle, and Juan Toscano-Anderson, right, in arguing with referee Josh Tiven (58) during first-half action in a play-in playoff game at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Warriors lose to Lakers: Five things we learned

The Golden State Warriors gave the defending-champion Los Angeles Lakers everything they…

The Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James joins with the Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green, middle, and Juan Toscano-Anderson, right, in arguing with referee Josh Tiven (58) during first-half action in a play-in playoff game at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
The San Francisco Giants home game against the Miami Marlins on Sat., April 24, 2021, drew a sparse crowd to Oracle Park. The Giants hope more fans return as COVID regulations begin to loosen. (John Shinal/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

No vaccine? No COVID test? No problem at Giants games soon

Starting with the first game of their upcoming series against the Dodgers,…

  • May 18, 2021
The San Francisco Giants home game against the Miami Marlins on Sat., April 24, 2021, drew a sparse crowd to Oracle Park. The Giants hope more fans return as COVID regulations begin to loosen. (John Shinal/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Steph Curry puts up two points and draws the foul in the third quarter of the Golden State Warriors game against the Phoenix Suns at Chase Center on May 11, 2021.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Bay Area sports for week of May 16, 2021

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

Steph Curry puts up two points and draws the foul in the third quarter of the Golden State Warriors game against the Phoenix Suns at Chase Center on May 11, 2021.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) and running back Raheem Mostert (31) celebrate after Mostert scores his fourth rushing touchdown in the third quarter as the 49ers take on the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship game at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

49ers on prime-time TV five times in 2021

Usually a team that finishes in last place and won only six…

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) and running back Raheem Mostert (31) celebrate after Mostert scores his fourth rushing touchdown in the third quarter as the 49ers take on the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship game at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants pitcher Logan Webb (62) faced down the Rangers Tuesday in a two-game sweep by the giants. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Webb posts career-high 10 strikeouts as Giants finish sweep of Rangers

The Texas Rangers arrived in San Francisco with one of the hottest…

San Francisco Giants pitcher Logan Webb (62) faced down the Rangers Tuesday in a two-game sweep by the giants. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
Rendering of proposed ball park at Howard Terminal (Courtesy photo)

MLB instructs A’s to begin exploring other markets while still pursuing downtown ballpark

Major League Baseball announced Tuesday that it has instructed the Oakland Athletics…

Rendering of proposed ball park at Howard Terminal (Courtesy photo)
San Francisco Giants short stop Mauricio Dubon (1) breaks his bat on a ground out in the 4th inning against the Miami Marlins at Oracle Park on April 22, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Wood, bench power Giants past Rangers

After a bullpen implosion cost Alex Wood a win in his prior…

San Francisco Giants short stop Mauricio Dubon (1) breaks his bat on a ground out in the 4th inning against the Miami Marlins at Oracle Park on April 22, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
San Francisco Giants third baseman Jason Vosler bats in the third inning of the April 25 game against the Miami Marlins at Oracle Park.<ins> (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Bay Area sports for week of May 9, 2021

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

San Francisco Giants third baseman Jason Vosler bats in the third inning of the April 25 game against the Miami Marlins at Oracle Park.<ins> (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
The San Francisco Giants celebrate team legend Willie Mays' 90th birthday before taking on the San Diego Padres at Oracle Park on May 7, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Willie Mays returns to the ballpark for a special birthday bash

Giants celebrate No. 24’s 90th in an intimate party for a few thousand friends

The San Francisco Giants celebrate team legend Willie Mays' 90th birthday before taking on the San Diego Padres at Oracle Park on May 7, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
Baseball Hall of Famer Willie Mays attends an event to honor the San Francisco Giants' 2014 World Series victory on Thursday, June 4, 2015, in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Willie Mays turns 90: San Francisco celebrates the greatest Giant

By Al Saracevic Examiner staff writer I couldn’t believe it. Willie Mays…

Baseball Hall of Famer Willie Mays attends an event to honor the San Francisco Giants' 2014 World Series victory on Thursday, June 4, 2015, in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)
Warriors’ great Steph Curry is pictured in the Kings vs. Warriors game at Chase Center in San Francisco on April 25, 2021. <ins>(Christopher Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Sports weekahead for May 2, 2021

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

Warriors’ great Steph Curry is pictured in the Kings vs. Warriors game at Chase Center in San Francisco on April 25, 2021. <ins>(Christopher Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Western Michigan offensive lineman Jaylon Moore (76) was taken in the fifth round by the 49ers. (Courtesy Western Michigan)

49ers add more building blocks on final day of NFL Draft

The 49ers 2021 NFL Draft will always be judged on what they…

Western Michigan offensive lineman Jaylon Moore (76) was taken in the fifth round by the 49ers. (Courtesy Western Michigan)
Aaron Banks, a Berkeley native who played at El Cerrito High School, was selected by the 49ers in the second round of Friday’s NFL Draft. (Courtesy photo)

49ers add El Cerrito’s Aaron Banks to offensive line

When you draft a quarterback of the future so high in the…

Aaron Banks, a Berkeley native who played at El Cerrito High School, was selected by the 49ers in the second round of Friday’s NFL Draft. (Courtesy photo)
Trey Lance (Courtesy of North Dakota State)

Trey area: 49ers take Lance to be their QB of the future

It was a smokescreen all along. Ever since a seismic trade March…

Trey Lance (Courtesy of North Dakota State)