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San Francisco Giants third baseman Evan Longoria (10) stretches to make a play at third base on a passed ball against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Oracle Park on August 25, 2020 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

Giants charting a steady course in rugged NL West

Giants fans were tantalized in 2020. For the first time since winning…

San Francisco Giants third baseman Evan Longoria (10) stretches to make a play at third base on a passed ball against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Oracle Park on August 25, 2020 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

Bay Area sports for the week of Feb. 14, 2021

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(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Top-ranked Gonzaga dominates USF, 100-61

The No. 1 Gonzaga Bulldogs showed why they’re the best team in…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Jake McGee (41) celebrates with catcher Will Smith after recording the final out in an 11-2 win against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field in Phoenix on August 1, 2020. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images/TNS)

Giants reportedly add lefty Jake McGee to bullpen

Left-handed reliever Jake McGee and the Giants have agreed to a two-year,…

Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Jake McGee (41) celebrates with catcher Will Smith after recording the final out in an 11-2 win against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field in Phoenix on August 1, 2020. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images/TNS)
(Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

49ers sign QB Josh Rosen, running back to 1-year deals

A day after the Super Bowl, the 49ers made a couple moves…

(Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
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Stanford completes season sweep of rival Cal, 76-70

For the second time in four nights, Stanford earned the upper hand…

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady celebrates after winning Super Bowl LV against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel/TNS)

Tom Brady, stifling Bucs defense lead to Super Bowl rout of Chiefs

Rick Stroud Tampa Bay Times He had found him in the end…

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady celebrates after winning Super Bowl LV against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel/TNS)

Bay Area sports for the week starting Feb. 7, 2021

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

Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady, 43, will attempt to become the second player to win a championship with multiple teams. <ins>(Courtesy Tampa Bay Buccaneers)</ins>

No matter who wins, Tampa Bay or Kansas City will go down in Super Bowl history

Brady may break his own record, Mahomes may win back-to-back matchups

Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady, 43, will attempt to become the second player to win a championship with multiple teams. <ins>(Courtesy Tampa Bay Buccaneers)</ins>
Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus celebrates with first baseman Ronald Guzman after hitting a solo home run against the Oakland Athletics at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, on September 11, 2020. (Smiley N. Pool/Dallas Morning News /TNS)

A’s acquire shortstop Andrus from Rangers for slugger Davis

The A’s had a big hole in the middle of their defense.…

Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus celebrates with first baseman Ronald Guzman after hitting a solo home run against the Oakland Athletics at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, on September 11, 2020. (Smiley N. Pool/Dallas Morning News /TNS)
Pitcher Mike Fiers (50) starts against the New York Yankees for the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland Coliseum on August 21, 2019. (Chris Victorio | Special for S.F. Examiner)

A’s to bring back pitcher Mike Fiers

Right-hander Mike Fiers, a stalwart of the A’s starting rotation the past…

Pitcher Mike Fiers (50) starts against the New York Yankees for the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland Coliseum on August 21, 2019. (Chris Victorio | Special for S.F. Examiner)
Cal played Stanford at the Walter A. Haas Jr. Pavilion on the UC Berkeley campus Thursday. (Shutterstock)

Shorthanded Stanford powers past Cal 70-55

Pac-12 leading scorer Oscar da Silva poured in 24 points as Stanford…

Cal played Stanford at the Walter A. Haas Jr. Pavilion on the UC Berkeley campus Thursday. (Shutterstock)
Oakland Athletics second baseman Tommy La Stella (3) can’t reach a ground ball hit in Game 3 of the AL Wild Card Series by Chicago White Sox second baseman Nick Madrigal (1) at the Oakland Coliseum on October 1, 2020 in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

Giants officially sign Tommy La Stella

It isn’t the splashiest of offseason moves, but it is one that…

Oakland Athletics second baseman Tommy La Stella (3) can’t reach a ground ball hit in Game 3 of the AL Wild Card Series by Chicago White Sox second baseman Nick Madrigal (1) at the Oakland Coliseum on October 1, 2020 in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).
Golden State Warriors center Kevon Looney (5) and Boston Celtics forward Tristan Thompson (13) go up for the opening tipoff in the 1st quarter at Chase Center on February 2, 2021 in San Francisco, California.(Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

With Looney injured, Golden State falls to the Boston Celtics

Hopping on one leg down the baseline, Warriors center Kevon Looney grimaced…

Golden State Warriors center Kevon Looney (5) and Boston Celtics forward Tristan Thompson (13) go up for the opening tipoff in the 1st quarter at Chase Center on February 2, 2021 in San Francisco, California.(Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
Golden State Warriors point guard Steph Curry celebrates after hitting a 3-point basket against the Minnesota Timberberwolves at Chase Center on Jan. 25. <ins>(Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Bay Area sports for the week of Jan. 31, 2021

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Golden State Warriors point guard Steph Curry celebrates after hitting a 3-point basket against the Minnesota Timberberwolves at Chase Center on Jan. 25. <ins>(Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
A’s shortstop Marcus Semien, pictured in a game against the Texas Rangers in Oakland on Aug. 4, 2020, reportedly will be playing second base for Toronto. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Former A’s star Marcus Semien reportedly going to Blue Jays

Free-agent shortstop Marcus Semien is leaving the A’s and heading north of…

A’s shortstop Marcus Semien, pictured in a game against the Texas Rangers in Oakland on Aug. 4, 2020, reportedly will be playing second base for Toronto. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Due to a lack of votes in his favor, record-holding former Giant Barry Bonds (pictured at tribute to Willie McCovey in 2018) will not be entering the National Baseball Hall of Fame in the near future.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Ex-Giants star Barry Bonds again falls short of Hall of Fame

After striking out yet again in his bid to join Major League…

Due to a lack of votes in his favor, record-holding former Giant Barry Bonds (pictured at tribute to Willie McCovey in 2018) will not be entering the National Baseball Hall of Fame in the near future.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Currey (30) drives to the basket against the Minnesota Timberberwolves in the 1st quarter at Chase Center on January 25, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio for the S.F. Examiner).

Curry leads Golden State to 130-108 victory over Timberwolves

Dribbling between his legs, Warriors guard Stephen Curry sent Timberwolves power forward…

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Currey (30) drives to the basket against the Minnesota Timberberwolves in the 1st quarter at Chase Center on January 25, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio for the S.F. Examiner).
Golden State Warriors forward Kelly Oubre Jr. (12) drives to the basket in the 4th quarter against the New York Knicks at Chase Center on January 21, 2021 in S.F.

Bay Area sports for the week of Jan. 24, 2021

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

Golden State Warriors forward Kelly Oubre Jr. (12) drives to the basket in the 4th quarter against the New York Knicks at Chase Center on January 21, 2021 in S.F.
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Bradley returns as Cal drops close one to USC

Berkeley — Matt Bradley’s return after an ankle injury that held him…

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