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The Golden State Warriors gather as a team before playing the Los Angeles Clippers at Chase Center on January 6, 2021 in S.F.<ins>, California.(Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).</ins>

This week in Bay Area sports

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

The Golden State Warriors gather as a team before playing the Los Angeles Clippers at Chase Center on January 6, 2021 in S.F.<ins>, California.(Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).</ins>
Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Currey (30) looks to make a play as Los Angeles Clippers guard Reggie Jackson  (1) in the 1st quarter at Chase Center on January 6, 2021 in San Francisco, California.(Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Warriors make a big comeback in fourth quarter against Clippers

Fading to his right, Warriors guard Stephen Curry hoisted a last-second three-pointer…

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Currey (30) looks to make a play as Los Angeles Clippers guard Reggie Jackson  (1) in the 1st quarter at Chase Center on January 6, 2021 in San Francisco, California.(Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

USF bounces back with strong second half to defeat Portland 88-64

Five days removed from allowing a season-high 85 points to Gonzaga, the…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors forward Andrew Wiggins (22) led with 19 points along with Eric Paschall in Wednesday’s game against the Clippers at Chase Center.(Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Warriors fall to Clippers, 108-101

Kawhi Leonard and Paul George each scored 21 points and Serge Ibaka…

Golden State Warriors forward Andrew Wiggins (22) led with 19 points along with Eric Paschall in Wednesday’s game against the Clippers at Chase Center.(Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
Golden State Warriors forward Kelly Oubre Jr. (12) finished Monday’s game against the Sacramento Kings with four triples on six attempts. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Warriors dismantle Sacramento Kings 137-106

‘Everyone was in sync’: Team shows renewed offensive flow with 41 assists

Golden State Warriors forward Kelly Oubre Jr. (12) finished Monday’s game against the Sacramento Kings with four triples on six attempts. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Currey (30) gets trailed by Portland Blazers forward Robert Convington (23) in the 1st quarter at Chase Center on January 3, 2021 in San Francisco, California.(Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Curry dominates with career-high performance as he leads Warriors to 137-122 victory over Portland

Aaron Fentress oregonlive.com The Portland Trail Blazers were unable to complete a…

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Currey (30) gets trailed by Portland Blazers forward Robert Convington (23) in the 1st quarter at Chase Center on January 3, 2021 in San Francisco, California.(Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard rolls out to pass against the Dallas Cowboys at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. on Thursday, August 9, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

49ers end tough season with 26-23 loss to Seahawks

It wasn’t supposed to end this way for a team that less…

San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard rolls out to pass against the Dallas Cowboys at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. on Thursday, August 9, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Bulls guard Coby White is pictured chasing Warriors guard Stephen Curry on Dec. 27. The Warriors are scheduled to play several games at Chase Center this week.
Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

The week in Bay Area sports

Here’s a look at the upcoming major Bay Area sports events (schedules…

Bulls guard Coby White is pictured chasing Warriors guard Stephen Curry on Dec. 27. The Warriors are scheduled to play several games at Chase Center this week.
Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune/TNS)
Golden State Warriors and Portland Trailblazers tip-off to the season home opener at Chase Center on January 1, 2021 in San Francisco, California.(Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

No fans, no joy at Chase Center Friday for Warriors

Golden State falls 123-98 to Portland Trailblazers

Golden State Warriors and Portland Trailblazers tip-off to the season home opener at Chase Center on January 1, 2021 in San Francisco, California.(Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner sacks San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo in the second quarter on Nov. 1, 2020 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. <ins>(Bettina Hansen/Seattle Times/TNS)</ins>

49ers return to Levi’s Stadium to face Seahawks

Seahawks at 49ers When: Today, 1:35 p.m. Where: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara…

Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner sacks San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo in the second quarter on Nov. 1, 2020 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. <ins>(Bettina Hansen/Seattle Times/TNS)</ins>
Coach Jensen with Senior Dylan Furtado during the 2016-17 season. (Michael Urakami/Courtesy Joseph Danahey)

SF State mourns loss of longtime wrestling coach

Lars Jensen was named conference Coach of the Year seven times, regional Coach of the year twice

Coach Jensen with Senior Dylan Furtado during the 2016-17 season. (Michael Urakami/Courtesy Joseph Danahey)
Alyssa Nakken at Oracle Park on July 21, 2020 in San Francisco , California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

The Giants made history in 2020 but failed to make the playoffs

Giants fans knew 2020 was going to be different when the calendar…

Alyssa Nakken at Oracle Park on July 21, 2020 in San Francisco , California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
Teammates wait for Oakland Athletics right fielder Stephen Piscotty (25) at home plate after he hit a game-winning grand slam against the Texas Rangers at the Oakland Coliseum on Aug. 4th, 2020. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

In an unusual year, Oakland Athletics put in their usual winning performance

Unusual years aren’t unusual for the A’s. Whether it is a record-breaking…

Teammates wait for Oakland Athletics right fielder Stephen Piscotty (25) at home plate after he hit a game-winning grand slam against the Texas Rangers at the Oakland Coliseum on Aug. 4th, 2020. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).
The Golden State Warriors stand to improve in 2021, given the return of superstar Steph Curry, who rarely played in 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

After a year on the back burner, Warriors begin 2021 with Klay out, Curry back at the helm

New faces could give the team new life as season begins

The Golden State Warriors stand to improve in 2021, given the return of superstar Steph Curry, who rarely played in 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens (4), brought in after Jimmy Garoppolo’s injury, struggled to make an impact before suffering his own injury late in the season. <ins>(Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).</ins>

Dogged by injuries and missed opportunities, 2020 was a year to forget for the 49ers

When a calendar year includes parts of two seasons, the highs and…

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens (4), brought in after Jimmy Garoppolo’s injury, struggled to make an impact before suffering his own injury late in the season. <ins>(Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).</ins>
San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard started his first game in 790 days on Saturday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

49ers rally behind C.J. Beathard, starting for the first time since brother’s death

Chris Biderman The Sacramento Bee C.J. Beathard won’t forget Saturday afternoon no…

San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard started his first game in 790 days on Saturday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle was credited with 23 yards after his first catch in the first quarter. (Abbie Parr/Getty Images/TNS)

49ers vs. Cardinals: Defense takes center stage as San Francisco clips Arizona

Chris Biderman The Sacramento Bee Robbie Gould missed three field-goal tries but…

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle was credited with 23 yards after his first catch in the first quarter. (Abbie Parr/Getty Images/TNS)
Quarterback C.J. Beathard (No. 3) of the San Francisco 49ers, shown in a 2018 game, will start for the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday.<ins> (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

49ers to face Arizona Cardinals Saturday

49ers at Cardinals When: Saturday, 1:30 p.m. Where: State Farm Stadium, Glendale,…

Quarterback C.J. Beathard (No. 3) of the San Francisco 49ers, shown in a 2018 game, will start for the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday.<ins> (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Stephen Curry led Golden State with 20 points and 10 assists. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images via Tribune News Service)

Warriors struggle against Nets without Draymond Green

Team’s season opens with 125-99 loss to Brooklyn

Stephen Curry led Golden State with 20 points and 10 assists. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images via Tribune News Service)
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens (4) injured his right elbow during Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys and may need surgery. He will be replaced by third-string quarterback C.J. Beathard in Saturday’s game. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner).

Beathard to take over as 49ers quarterback after Mullens injury

Third-stringer C.J. Beathard will start at quarterback for the 49ers in Saturday’s…

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens (4) injured his right elbow during Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys and may need surgery. He will be replaced by third-string quarterback C.J. Beathard in Saturday’s game. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner).