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The San Francisco Giants were preparing to play the San Diego Padres at Petco Park when the game was postponed because a player tested positive for COVID-19. (Shutterstock)

Giants game against Padres postponed after COVID-19 positive test

By Kevin Acee The San Diego Union-Tribune The Padres-Giants game Friday night…

The San Francisco Giants were preparing to play the San Diego Padres at Petco Park when the game was postponed because a player tested positive for COVID-19. (Shutterstock)
Oakland Athletics teammates mob around center fielder Ramon Laureano (22) after hitting the game-winning single to score Tommy La Stella (3) in the ninth inning for a walk-off 3-2 win over the Houston Astros at Oakland Coliseum on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

Laureano single pushes A’s over Astros in walk-off win

One month after charging the Houston Astros’ dugout, a move that sparked a benches-clearing brawl…

  • Sep 10, 2020
Oakland Athletics teammates mob around center fielder Ramon Laureano (22) after hitting the game-winning single to score Tommy La Stella (3) in the ninth inning for a walk-off 3-2 win over the Houston Astros at Oakland Coliseum on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).
San Francisco Giants catcher Joey Bart (21) and San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto (47) meet on the mound after the Los Angeles Dodgers put two on base at Oracle Park on Aug. 25, 2020. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

Giants hope catcher Joey Bart is the start of a promising new era

Catcher gets his first big league call-up at the age of 23

  • Aug 29, 2020
San Francisco Giants catcher Joey Bart (21) and San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto (47) meet on the mound after the Los Angeles Dodgers put two on base at Oracle Park on Aug. 25, 2020. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).
San Francisco Giants second baseman Donovan Solano (7) swings to connect on the game winning 2-run home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 11th inning at Oracle Park on Aug. 25, 2020. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

Dodgers, Giants won’t play Wednesday to protest the shooting of Jacob Blake

Decision follows postponement of two major league games and the NBA’s three scheduled playoff games

San Francisco Giants second baseman Donovan Solano (7) swings to connect on the game winning 2-run home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 11th inning at Oracle Park on Aug. 25, 2020. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).
Workers remove towels from the Milwaukee Bucks empty bench after the Bucks sit out Game Five of the Eastern Conference First Round in protest during the 2020 NBA Playoffs against the Orlando Magic at AdventHealth Arena at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on Aug. 26, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The Bucks are boycotting the game to protest the police shooting of Jacob Black. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/TNS)

Milwaukee Bucks’ refusal to play leads NBA to postpone all of today’s games

Police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wis. prompts talk of cancellations among teams, players

Workers remove towels from the Milwaukee Bucks empty bench after the Bucks sit out Game Five of the Eastern Conference First Round in protest during the 2020 NBA Playoffs against the Orlando Magic at AdventHealth Arena at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on Aug. 26, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The Bucks are boycotting the game to protest the police shooting of Jacob Black. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/TNS)
San Francisco Giants second baseman Donovan Solano (7) celebrates rounding third base after hitting the game winning home-run in the 11th inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Oracle Park on Aug. 25, 2020. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

Giants beat Dodgers in extras to win seventh straight

The San Francisco Giants won their seventh-straight game Tuesday night 10-8 over the Dodgers.

San Francisco Giants second baseman Donovan Solano (7) celebrates rounding third base after hitting the game winning home-run in the 11th inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Oracle Park on Aug. 25, 2020. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).
Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri celebrates his team’s victory in the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California, on June 13, 2019. (Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images/TNS)

Video footage appears to show Raptors president being pushed twice by deputy suing him

Newly released video footage appears to show that a sheriff’s deputy may…

Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri celebrates his team’s victory in the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California, on June 13, 2019. (Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images/TNS)
San Francisco Giants first baseman Pablo Sandoval (48) slides into home for the run scored against the Oakland Athletics at Oracle Park on July 21, 2020 in San Francisco , California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants to host first leg of Bay Bridge Series

Among the changes made to the Major League Baseball schedule this year…

San Francisco Giants first baseman Pablo Sandoval (48) slides into home for the run scored against the Oakland Athletics at Oracle Park on July 21, 2020 in San Francisco , California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
The widow, son and father-in-law of 22 year-old Stephon Clark, who was shot and killed by Sacramento Police while carrying a cell phone in his grandmother’s backyard, speak at a press conference on March 26, 2018. (By Phil Pasquini/Shutterstock)

Boudin, Gascon defend NFL in controversy over Stephon Clark video

Public service announcement prompted pushback from California prosecutors association

The widow, son and father-in-law of 22 year-old Stephon Clark, who was shot and killed by Sacramento Police while carrying a cell phone in his grandmother’s backyard, speak at a press conference on March 26, 2018. (By Phil Pasquini/Shutterstock)
The San Francisco Giants faced the Oakland Athletics in the first exhibition Major League Baseball game of 2020 at Oracle Park on July 21 with no fans in the stands. Restrictions on gatherings have led to the elimination of thousands of food service jobs.

More than 2,000 food service employees at Oracle Park and Chase Center to be laid off

Empty stands and a lack of fans prompt major cuts for arena, ballpark workers

The San Francisco Giants faced the Oakland Athletics in the first exhibition Major League Baseball game of 2020 at Oracle Park on July 21 with no fans in the stands. Restrictions on gatherings have led to the elimination of thousands of food service jobs.
Former University of San Francisco soccer player Manny Padilla was released from his contract with New Mexico United, a professional soccer team, after allegations dating back to his time in college surfaced in an online petition. (Courtesy USF)

Former USF player dismissed from professional team

By Gabriel Greschler Special to the S.F. Examiner Former University of San…

  • Jul 27, 2020
Former University of San Francisco soccer player Manny Padilla was released from his contract with New Mexico United, a professional soccer team, after allegations dating back to his time in college surfaced in an online petition. (Courtesy USF)
Lou Seal watches the game amidst empty seats as the San Francisco Giants play the first home exhibition game of the MLB 2020 season against the Oakland A’s at Oracle Park on Tuesday. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

In a year of ‘nos’ and ‘won’ts,’ what will 2020 look like for the Giants?

Ragtag lineup may surprise in strange, short MLB season

Lou Seal watches the game amidst empty seats as the San Francisco Giants play the first home exhibition game of the MLB 2020 season against the Oakland A’s at Oracle Park on Tuesday. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
Former University of San Francisco soccer player Manny Padilla was suspended from his position with New Mexico United, a professional soccer team, after allegations dating back to his time in college surfaced in an online petition. (Courtesy USF)

Sexual assault allegations against soccer team members prompt a reckoning for USF

Petition leads to suspension of professional soccer player, changes in university policy

  • Jul 19, 2020
Former University of San Francisco soccer player Manny Padilla was suspended from his position with New Mexico United, a professional soccer team, after allegations dating back to his time in college surfaced in an online petition. (Courtesy USF)
Giants, A’s to play exhibition games before start of baseball season

Giants, A’s to play exhibition games before start of baseball season

The San Francisco Giants and Oakland A’s announced Monday that they have…

Giants, A’s to play exhibition games before start of baseball season
San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey, #28, said he will sit out the short season this year to protect the health of his newborn twin daughters. (By Joseph Sohm/Shutterstock)

After adopting twin girls, Buster Posey elects not to play in 2020 MLB season

What was already going to be a strange season for San Francisco…

San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey, #28, said he will sit out the short season this year to protect the health of his newborn twin daughters. (By Joseph Sohm/Shutterstock)
The San Francisco Giants get ready to workout during the second day after a postponed start to the 2020 MLB season due to COVID-19 global pandemic at Oracle Park on July 4, 2020 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants, A’s hold workouts over holiday weekend ahead of shortened 2020 MLB season

The San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics got back in the swing…

  • Jul 6, 2020
The San Francisco Giants get ready to workout during the second day after a postponed start to the 2020 MLB season due to COVID-19 global pandemic at Oracle Park on July 4, 2020 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
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Giants announce health guidelines for Oracle Park

The San Francisco Giants announced Friday that the organization’s maintenance team will…

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It’s on! MLB players will report to training camps July 1 to prep for 60-game season

By Mike DiGiovanna Los Angeles Times Players signed off on Major League…

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PGA Championship to take place in August at Harding Park

PGA Championship to take place in August at Harding Park

Golf competition to be held without fans

PGA Championship to take place in August at Harding Park
Offensive assistant coach Katie Sowers of the San Francisco 49ers runs a drill during practice for Super Bowl LIV at the Greentree Practice Fields on the campus of the University of Miami on Jan. 31, 2020 in Coral Gables, Fla. (Michael Reaves/Getty Images/TNS)

Coronavirus and the NFL: 49ers preparing for training camp outside California

While states throughout the country differ on government-imposed restrictions surrounding the coronavirus…

Offensive assistant coach Katie Sowers of the San Francisco 49ers runs a drill during practice for Super Bowl LIV at the Greentree Practice Fields on the campus of the University of Miami on Jan. 31, 2020 in Coral Gables, Fla. (Michael Reaves/Getty Images/TNS)