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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>

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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

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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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The Sharks won’t be playing their first two home games at the SAP Center due to COVID-19 restrictions. (Shutterstock)

San Jose Sharks move first two home games to Arizona

The Sharks will play their first two home games of the NHL…

The Sharks won’t be playing their first two home games at the SAP Center due to COVID-19 restrictions. (Shutterstock)
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23), shown here against the San Antonio Spurs at Chase Center on January 20, was ejected from Thursday night’s game on a technical foul after he yelled at a teammate during a play. (Chris Victorio for the S.F. Examiner).

Warriors 119-101 loss to Knicks highlights Draymond Green’s value

Team struggles with fouls, lack of discipline in play

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23), shown here against the San Antonio Spurs at Chase Center on January 20, was ejected from Thursday night’s game on a technical foul after he yelled at a teammate during a play. (Chris Victorio for the S.F. Examiner).
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Dons overcome slow start, flatten Santa Clara in second half

A slow start, an ankle injury to Khalil Shabazz and a 17-2…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Currey (30) tallied 26 points and seven assists at Monday night’s game against the Lakers. (Chris Victorio for the S.F. Examiner).

Warriors overcome 19-point deficit to stun defending-champion Lakers 115-113

Ladies and gentlemen, the Golden State Warriors are officially back. Stephen Curry…

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Currey (30) tallied 26 points and seven assists at Monday night’s game against the Lakers. (Chris Victorio for the S.F. Examiner).
San Jose Sharks (pictured Feb. 15, 2020 vs. Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center) open the season on Monday against the St. Louis Blues in St. Louis. (Tribune News Service archive)

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San Jose Sharks (pictured Feb. 15, 2020 vs. Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center) open the season on Monday against the St. Louis Blues in St. Louis. (Tribune News Service archive)
In the first half of Tuesday night’s game against the Indiana Pacers, Golden State Warriors forward Kelly Oubre Jr. (12) was able to find the range, shooting 5-for-6 from the field including 3-for-4 from behind the arc. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Rediscovered defense not enough to save Warriors from 104-95 loss to Pacers

Midway through the third quarter, as the Indiana Pacers attempted to rally…

In the first half of Tuesday night’s game against the Indiana Pacers, Golden State Warriors forward Kelly Oubre Jr. (12) was able to find the range, shooting 5-for-6 from the field including 3-for-4 from behind the arc. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
Golden State Warriors forward Andrew Wiggins (22) finished Sunday’s game against the Toronto Raptors with 17 points while also dishing out four assists and four blocks. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

On a slow night for Curry, Warriors supporting players step up against the Raptors

Through nine games this season, the Golden State Warriors were winless when…

Golden State Warriors forward Andrew Wiggins (22) finished Sunday’s game against the Toronto Raptors with 17 points while also dishing out four assists and four blocks. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
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>

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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>
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).