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T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Shutterstock)

A different big game: Cal, Stanford to clash in Pac-12 Tournament

It isn’t the Big Game, but the stakes are fairly high for…

T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Shutterstock)
San Francisco Giants catcher Joey Bart (21) swings for a strike against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Oracle Park on August 25, 2020 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

Up-and-coming players show glimpses of future greatness at Giants Spring Training

By Nick Zeller-Singh Thousands of baseball players across the nation have one…

  • Mar 8, 2021
San Francisco Giants catcher Joey Bart (21) swings for a strike against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Oracle Park on August 25, 2020 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).
Hohokam Stadium in Mesa, Arizona, is the spring training facility for the Oakland Athletics. (Shutterstock)

With happy fans in the stands, Oakland A’s dominate Cleveland Indians in Spring Training game

By Nick Zeller-Singh It was a perfect day for the Oakland Athletics,…

  • Mar 8, 2021
Hohokam Stadium in Mesa, Arizona, is the spring training facility for the Oakland Athletics. (Shutterstock)
Stanford’s Ashten Prechtel shoots a layup as three Oregon State defenders look on during a Pac-12 women’s basketball tournament semifinal game on Friday, March 5, 2021, at Michelob Ultra Arena in Las Vegas. Bryan Steffy/Pac-12 Pool Photo

No. 4 Stanford women cruise to Pac-12 Tournament title

Kiana Williams is heating up just in time to head home. The…

Stanford’s Ashten Prechtel shoots a layup as three Oregon State defenders look on during a Pac-12 women’s basketball tournament semifinal game on Friday, March 5, 2021, at Michelob Ultra Arena in Las Vegas. Bryan Steffy/Pac-12 Pool Photo
Scottsdale Stadium is the spring training home of the San Francisco Giants. (Shutterstock)

Bay Area sports for the week of March 7, 2021

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

Scottsdale Stadium is the spring training home of the San Francisco Giants. (Shutterstock)
Fans will be allowed to attend Opening Day games for the San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics under new rules announced by the California Deparment of Public Health.
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No more cardboard cutouts: Giants, A’s allowed to have live fans in seats on Opening Day

Giants and A’s fans have a new reason to be excited for…

Fans will be allowed to attend Opening Day games for the San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics under new rules announced by the California Deparment of Public Health.
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Settlement clears path for all youth, high school sports to resume in California

John Maffei The San Diego Union-Tribune All youth and high school sports…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler delivers during the third inning against the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 3 of the World Series at Globe Life Field on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020.

Defenses dominate in Giants-Dodgers matchup

By Nick Zeller-Singh Special to the S.F. Examiner The San Francisco Giants…

  • Mar 3, 2021
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler delivers during the third inning against the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 3 of the World Series at Globe Life Field on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020.
Oregon forward Lydia Giomi (14) goes into block Cardinal Hannah Jumps (33) shot and narrowly misses. No. 13 Ducks host No. 6 Stanford Cardinal at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, Feb. 15, 2021. (Tribune News Service)

Stanford women enter Pac-12 Tournament as No. 1 seed

College basketball schedule for March released

Oregon forward Lydia Giomi (14) goes into block Cardinal Hannah Jumps (33) shot and narrowly misses. No. 13 Ducks host No. 6 Stanford Cardinal at Matthew Knight Arena on Monday, Feb. 15, 2021. (Tribune News Service)
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Cal, Stanford to square off in Big Game on Nov. 20

Stanford faces daunting schedule

(Travis Dye/Oregonlive.com via Tribune News Service)
San Francisco’s Buster Posey was back at the plate after sitting out last season due to the risk of COVID-19. (David Maialetti/Tribune News Service)

Giants struggle against Angels in first game of Spring Training

By Nick Zeller-Singh Nearly 1,000 fans gathered into a breezy Scottsdale Stadium…

  • Feb 28, 2021
San Francisco’s Buster Posey was back at the plate after sitting out last season due to the risk of COVID-19. (David Maialetti/Tribune News Service)
Logan Couture #39 of the San Jose Sharks celebrates his goal with Patrick Marleau #12 and Nikolai Knyzhov #71 during the first period against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on February 9, 2021, in Los Angeles. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/TNS)

Bay Area sports for the week for Feb. 28, 2021

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

Logan Couture #39 of the San Jose Sharks celebrates his goal with Patrick Marleau #12 and Nikolai Knyzhov #71 during the first period against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on February 9, 2021, in Los Angeles. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/TNS)
Basketball (Shutterstock)

SI alum Begovich gets his moment, but Stanford falls on Senior Day

MAPLES PAVILION — Generally speaking, Stanford’s home finale on Saturday afternoon, a…

Basketball (Shutterstock)
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Stanford’s NCAA Tournament hopes in peril after close loss to Oregon

Ziaire Williams nearly had his moment on Thursday night. After giving his…

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Riordan Crusaders versus St. Ignatius Wildcats at JB Murphy Field on the St. Ignatius Prepatory High School Campus on September 14, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)

State allows high school sports to resume, but fight is far from over

For the first time since mid-March 2020, there is hope for high…

Riordan Crusaders versus St. Ignatius Wildcats at JB Murphy Field on the St. Ignatius Prepatory High School Campus on September 14, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Mychal Mulder of the Warriors is pictured at Chase Center on Feb. 17 against the Heat.<ins></ins>

Bay Area sports for the week of Feb. 21, 2021

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

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Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Currey (30)drives to the basket against the Miami Heat in the 2nd quarter at Chase Center on February 17, 2021 in San Francisco, California.(Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Warriors’ Stephen Curry named All-Star starter for seventh time

Stephen Curry had his All-Star streak snapped last season due to injury.…

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Currey (30)drives to the basket against the Miami Heat in the 2nd quarter at Chase Center on February 17, 2021 in San Francisco, California.(Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
Trevor Rosenthal of the San Diego Padres pitches against the Seattle Mariners at Petco Park on Sunday, Sept.20, 2020 in San Diego, CA. (K.C. Alfred / The San Diego Union-Tribune)

A’s add potential closer in Trevor Rosenthal

The A’s continued to act like a shopper on Christmas Eve, landing…

Trevor Rosenthal of the San Diego Padres pitches against the Seattle Mariners at Petco Park on Sunday, Sept.20, 2020 in San Diego, CA. (K.C. Alfred / The San Diego Union-Tribune)
Sergio Romo made his major-league debut with the Giants in 2005 and was part of their three World Series championship teams in five years. (Examiner 2017 file photo)

Sergio Romo, Yusmeiro Petit agree to 1-year deals with A’s

Just days before spring training starts, the A’s have brought back one…

Sergio Romo made his major-league debut with the Giants in 2005 and was part of their three World Series championship teams in five years. (Examiner 2017 file photo)
Oakland Athletics left fielder Mark Canha (20) steals a hit against the wall in Game 2 of the AL Wild Card Series against the Chicago White Sox on September 30, 2020 in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

A’s have key questions to answer this spring

There are different stages to the A’s. While they always seem to…

Oakland Athletics left fielder Mark Canha (20) steals a hit against the wall in Game 2 of the AL Wild Card Series against the Chicago White Sox on September 30, 2020 in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).