All-Star Game

Buster Posey did not play in the 2018 All-Star Game due to hip inflammation. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey to miss All-Star Game

AT&T PARK -- After being selected as the National League's backup catcher…

 

Golden State Warriors General Manager Bob Myers hands out All Star jerseys before the NBA basketball game between the Golden State Warriors and the Sacramento Kings at Oracle Arena on Wednesday. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

How the Warriors’ perfect timing, adaptation to a changing league led to another new height for organization

It’s hard to believe the Golden State Warriors are what they are…

Golden State Warriors General Manager Bob Myers hands out All Star jerseys before the NBA basketball game between the Golden State Warriors and the Sacramento Kings at Oracle Arena on Wednesday. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) takes a charge on Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Nov. 3, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Steve Kerr won’t say if KD and Westbrook will share the floor in All-Star game

OAKLAND — Steve Kerr hasn't spent any time wondering what it will be…

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) takes a charge on Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Nov. 3, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Draymond Green will sit out a few appearances this All-Star Weekend. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

As Warriors prepare for All-Star Weekend, Draymond takes heed to lessons learned from last year

OAKLAND — Even as an eight-time All-Star who’s been involved in the…

Draymond Green will sit out a few appearances this All-Star Weekend. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Eric Hosmer, of the Kansas City Royals, crosses the plate after hitting a home run during the second inning of the All-Star Game, as National League’s starting pitcher Johnny Cueto, of the San Francisco Giants, looks at the scoreboard on Tuesday. (Jae C. Hong/AP)

Giants are in good spot, but there’s work to be done

Written while Balls debates whether the All-Star Game-determines-homefield-advantage-in-the-World Series idea is the…

Eric Hosmer, of the Kansas City Royals, crosses the plate after hitting a home run during the second inning of the All-Star Game, as National League’s starting pitcher Johnny Cueto, of the San Francisco Giants, looks at the scoreboard on Tuesday. (Jae C. Hong/AP)
National Leagues Giancarlo Stanton, of the Miami Marlins, hits during the MLB baseball All-Star Home Run Derby on Monday in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Giancarlo Stanton beats Frazier in All-Star Home Run Derby

SAN DIEGO — Giancarlo Stanton wore out Petco Park with a record…

National Leagues Giancarlo Stanton, of the Miami Marlins, hits during the MLB baseball All-Star Home Run Derby on Monday in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
Brandon Crawford, left, and Brandon Belt may get a lot of love locally, but nationally, their profiles are low. (AP file photos)

The fate of the Brandons

Brandon Crawford was not thrilled. As the shortstop stood in front of…

Brandon Crawford, left, and Brandon Belt may get a lot of love locally, but nationally, their profiles are low. (AP file photos)
Buster Posey will be joined by teammates Madison Bumgarner and Johnny Cueto on the National League All Star team. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Posey, pair of Giants pitchers named to All-Star team

Major League Baseball announced Tuesday who won the fan vote to start…

Buster Posey will be joined by teammates Madison Bumgarner and Johnny Cueto on the National League All Star team. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson hugs Stephen Curry (30) after winning the three point competition at the NBA all-star weekend in Toronto on Saturday. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP)

Klay conquers Steph for shooting title

TORONTO — Klay Thompson did what barely any team has done this…

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson hugs Stephen Curry (30) after winning the three point competition at the NBA all-star weekend in Toronto on Saturday. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP)
Golden State Warriors General Manager Bob Myers, left, applauds as Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) Draymond Green (23) and Klay Thompson (11) display their All Star Game jerseys prior to an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets on Tuesday, Feb. 9. (Ben Margot/AP)

Steph Curry returns to Canada at height of powers

TORONTO — When the Toronto Raptors signed Dell Curry in 1999 to…

Golden State Warriors General Manager Bob Myers, left, applauds as Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) Draymond Green (23) and Klay Thompson (11) display their All Star Game jerseys prior to an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets on Tuesday, Feb. 9. (Ben Margot/AP)
Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green, left, and Klay Thompson have been named to the All-Star Game as reserves. (Ben Margot/AP)

Warriors hit All-Star trifecta

Warriors coach Steve Kerr didn’t feel compelled to make a public case…

Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green, left, and Klay Thompson have been named to the All-Star Game as reserves. (Ben Margot/AP)
Reigning MVP Stephen Curry, center, will start this year's NBA All-Star Game with out teammate Draymond Green. (Rick Scuteri/AP)

All-Star starters: Curry yes, Green no

NEW YORK — Kobe Bryant is the leading vote-getter for his final…

Reigning MVP Stephen Curry, center, will start this year's NBA All-Star Game with out teammate Draymond Green. (Rick Scuteri/AP)
A breakout season by Draymond Green, right, could land him a starting spot on the Western Conference All Star Team, alongside teammate Stephen Curry.  (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Green joining Curry as All-Star starter?

Draymond Green’s marked improvement as one of the NBA’s best all-around players…

A breakout season by Draymond Green, right, could land him a starting spot on the Western Conference All Star Team, alongside teammate Stephen Curry.  (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Draymond Green's summer of love continues, as USA Basketball has invited the Warriors' live-wire forward to its three-day camp in Las Vegas next month. (Eric Risberg/AP)

Green’s summer gets sweeter yet

First an NBA title. Then a very green contract. Now an invitation…

Draymond Green's summer of love continues, as USA Basketball has invited the Warriors' live-wire forward to its three-day camp in Las Vegas next month. (Eric Risberg/AP)
Palo Alto's own Joc Pederson of the Los Angeles Dodgers could for many years to come punish the Giants for passing him for more than 10 rounds in the 2010 draft. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)

Pederson could be one that got away

The Giants and everyone else passed on Palo Alto’s Joc Pederson for…

Palo Alto's own Joc Pederson of the Los Angeles Dodgers could for many years to come punish the Giants for passing him for more than 10 rounds in the 2010 draft. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)
A's starter Sonny Gray expects to stay put in Oakland for now. (Tony Dejak/AP)

Absence of black players a shame for All-Star Game

Major League Baseball refers to the All-Star Game as the Mid-Summer Classic.…

A's starter Sonny Gray expects to stay put in Oakland for now. (Tony Dejak/AP)
Bruce Bochy, manager of the San Francisco Giants and the 2015 National League All-Star Team snubbed Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw by leaving him off the team. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

When Bochy punks Kershaw

If you’ve never been to a baseball All-Star Game, please understand what…

Bruce Bochy, manager of the San Francisco Giants and the 2015 National League All-Star Team snubbed Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw by leaving him off the team. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Bumgarner, Crawford, Panik get All-Star calls

Realistically, Giants manager Bruce Bochy expected his team to have four representatives…