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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 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…

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…

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)
San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan faces a fan mutiny over reports that Mac Jones, a former Alabama star, is the odds-on favorite to be selected by the Niners in NFL Draft’s first round. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Will 49ers gamble on Mac Jones over Justin Fields or Trey Lance?

It is a debate that won’t be resolved today. When the 49ers…

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan faces a fan mutiny over reports that Mac Jones, a former Alabama star, is the odds-on favorite to be selected by the Niners in NFL Draft’s first round. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry hit a 3-pointer in the first quarter of Tuesday night’s game against the Mavericks to give the Warriors a 12-11 lead. It didn’t last. (Chris Victorio/Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Warriors embarrassed by Mavericks, 133-103

Tuesday night marked the third Warriors game that fans were allowed to…

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry hit a 3-pointer in the first quarter of Tuesday night’s game against the Mavericks to give the Warriors a 12-11 lead. It didn’t last. (Chris Victorio/Special to the S.F. Examiner).
The San Francisco Giants home game against the Miami Marlins on Sat., April 24, 2021, drew a sparse crowd to Oracle Park. (John Shinal/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants sell tickets for “vaccinated-only” sections

By John G. Shinal Special to the S.F. Examiner Diehard San Francisco…

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The San Francisco Giants home game against the Miami Marlins on Sat., April 24, 2021, drew a sparse crowd to Oracle Park. (John Shinal/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants pitcher Logan Webb (62) hits a triple in the 2nd inning against the Miami Marlins at Oracle Park on April 25, 2021. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Strong showing by Webb takes Giants to series victory over Marlins

Logan Webb didn’t look like a pitcher who was only starting because…

San Francisco Giants pitcher Logan Webb (62) hits a triple in the 2nd inning against the Miami Marlins at Oracle Park on April 25, 2021. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
Austin Slater makes a dramatic play in the Giants vs. Reds game at Oracle Park in San Francisco on April 13, 2021. <ins>(Christopher Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Sports weekahead for April 25, 2021

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

Austin Slater makes a dramatic play in the Giants vs. Reds game at Oracle Park in San Francisco on April 13, 2021. <ins>(Christopher Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Fans attend the Denver Nuggets verus Golden State Warriors for the 1st time since March 10, 2020 at Chase Center on April 23, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

With fans back in the stands at Chase Arena, the Warriors deliver

A small but enthusiastic crowd was admitted to Chase Arena Friday night…

Fans attend the Denver Nuggets verus Golden State Warriors for the 1st time since March 10, 2020 at Chase Center on April 23, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
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49ers-Mac Jones scenario is real (and not ideal), says Daniel Jeremiah

Tom Krasovic The San Diego Union-Tribune Forecasting NFL Draft Night, former scout…

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Raiders’ NFL Draft preview: Possible targets in first round, needs and where they pick

Anthony Galaviz The Fresno Bee With the 17th pick in the NFL…

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Rendering of ball park at Howard Terminal (Courtesy photo)

A’s to Oakland City Council: Time to vote on our ballpark

Bill Shaikin Los Angeles Times For years, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob…

Rendering of ball park at Howard Terminal (Courtesy photo)