Art Spander

Kyle Shanahan wishes his Monday before the Super Bowl wasn’t so stressful. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS)

Kyle Shanahan’s missing playbook saga from the columnist who took it

HOUSTON — The Niners have their guys now, Kyle Shanahan as coach…

 

Art Spander, a UCLA Bruin at heart, will be inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame this season. (Courtesy Vimeo)

Warriors honor Art Spander for upcoming Rose Bowl Hall of Fame induction

The Golden State Warriors took a moment during Thursday's thrilling game against…

 

San Francisco Giants second baseman Joe Panik (12) connects with a pitch against the Chicago Cubs during Game 3 of the NLDS at AT&T Park in San Francisco on Monday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

So much happened in Game 3, all that matters: Giants stay alive

Yes, it’s an Even Year. What else needs to be said? Except…

 

Arnold Palmer gives the thumbs up to fans as they applaud at Augusta National Golf Club at The Masters earlier this year. Palmer died Sunday at the age of 87. (Jeff Siner/Charlotte Observer/TNS)

Golf world loses Arnold Palmer, ‘The King’

His triumphs, the four Masters, the British Opens, and his sporting tragedies,…

Arnold Palmer gives the thumbs up to fans as they applaud at Augusta National Golf Club at The Masters earlier this year. Palmer died Sunday at the age of 87. (Jeff Siner/Charlotte Observer/TNS)
Oakland Raiders outside linebacker Bruce Irvin (51) stops the ball during a game against the Atlanta Falcons at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on September 18, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Defenseless Raiders prove change comes slowly

This is a warning to the Raiders. If you want to draw…

Oakland Raiders outside linebacker Bruce Irvin (51) stops the ball during a game against the Atlanta Falcons at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on September 18, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers defensive end Arik Armstead (91) celebrates a sack against the Los Angeles Rams at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Monday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Rams looked pathetic — making it hard to gauge how good the 49ers actually are

So we’ll get to the trivial stuff quickly, meaning you won’t have…

San Francisco 49ers defensive end Arik Armstead (91) celebrates a sack against the Los Angeles Rams at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Monday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
These aren’t the Giants of former Even Year glory. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

One divisional win doesn’t excuse a month of awful play for Giants

The fans’ thoughts are easy enough to imagine: The Giants are a…

These aren’t the Giants of former Even Year glory. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Colin Kaepernick watches from the sideline during a preseason game against the Houston Texans at Levi’s Stadium on Aug. 14. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Timing is curious, but Kap’s actions nothing new in NorCal

NEW YORK — A quarterback is in the hot seat because he…

Colin Kaepernick watches from the sideline during a preseason game against the Houston Texans at Levi’s Stadium on Aug. 14. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Art Spander, a UCLA Bruin at heart, will be inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame this season. (Courtesy Vimeo)

Congratulations are in order for Art Spander

The Tournament of Roses announced on Wednesday that Examiner columnist Art Spander…

Art Spander, a UCLA Bruin at heart, will be inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame this season. (Courtesy Vimeo)
The Giants have gone from a division lead of eight games since July 26 to a division deficit of one game today. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants need to prove magic of spring isn’t lost in fog of summer

Bruce Bochy was telling the truth. A game in April is no…

The Giants have gone from a division lead of eight games since July 26 to a division deficit of one game today. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Eddie DeBartolo Jr. accepted his gold jacket for induction to the Football Hall of Fame on Thursday. (Courtesy 49ers via Instagram)

DeBartolo’s contribution to football immortalized

CANTON, Ohio - He knew the shortcuts. Edward DeBartolo Jr. says he…

Eddie DeBartolo Jr. accepted his gold jacket for induction to the Football Hall of Fame on Thursday. (Courtesy 49ers via Instagram)
Mitch Lowe is a teaching pro with a big opportunity this week at the PGA Championship. (Ben Margot/AP)

Local teaching pro mixes with stars at PGA Championship

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. — There’s a difference between a professional golfer,  someone like…

Mitch Lowe is a teaching pro with a big opportunity this week at the PGA Championship. (Ben Margot/AP)
Clement Sordet wears a cap that has “Pray for Nice” written by hand on it during the second round of the British Open last week. France was ravaged by its third attack in two years when a large white truck mowed through revelers gathered for Bastille Day fireworks days before. (Ben Curtis/AP)

Amidst global turmoil, sports trudge forward in Europe

PARIS — Unable to find Giants or Athletics results in L’Equipe, the…

Clement Sordet wears a cap that has “Pray for Nice” written by hand on it during the second round of the British Open last week. France was ravaged by its third attack in two years when a large white truck mowed through revelers gathered for Bastille Day fireworks days before. (Ben Curtis/AP)
Johnny Miller tees off on one during the Champions for Change Golf Challenge at Harbor Shores Golf Club in Benton Harbor, Mich., on Tuesday Aug. 10, 2010. (John Smierciak/AP)

Miller brings candid style to the booth at British Open

TROON, Scotland — He was the skinny, blond kid from out in…

Johnny Miller tees off on one during the Champions for Change Golf Challenge at Harbor Shores Golf Club in Benton Harbor, Mich., on Tuesday Aug. 10, 2010. (John Smierciak/AP)
Brad Gilbert, seen in 2007 when he was the coach of Andy Murray, has settled in as a commentator for ESPN. (Steve Holland/AP)

Brad Gilbert maintains East Bay edge, fandom

LONDON — The tweet had nothing to do with tennis, but everything to…

Brad Gilbert, seen in 2007 when he was the coach of Andy Murray, has settled in as a commentator for ESPN. (Steve Holland/AP)
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) walks on the floor during the second half of Game 5 of the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland on Monday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Fans’ faith not enough against rejuvenated Cavs

The crowd had come for a coronation, a celebration, an evening of…

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) walks on the floor during the second half of Game 5 of the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland on Monday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
The Sharks could only watch as the Penguins celebrated with the Stanley Cup. (Eric Risberg/AP)

Sharks’ dream run ends by watching Penguins celebrate

There’s only one winner. As we know so well. And so painfully,…

The Sharks could only watch as the Penguins celebrated with the Stanley Cup. (Eric Risberg/AP)
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green celebrates during the first half of Game 2 of the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland on Sunday. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Draymond assumes role of star in latest installment of Warriors’ tour de force

Strength in numbers, indeed. If it isn’t Steph, it’s Klay. If it…

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green celebrates during the first half of Game 2 of the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland on Sunday. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (9) dunks against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half of Game 2 of the NBA Finals in Oakland on Thursday. (Ezra Shaw, Getty Images via AP, Pool)

Iguodala emerges as star of series opener

So why should we be surprised by anything — and that’s anything…

Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (9) dunks against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half of Game 2 of the NBA Finals in Oakland on Thursday. (Ezra Shaw, Getty Images via AP, Pool)
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates after Game 7 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Oakland on Monday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Familiar feeling returns to Warriors fans at Oracle

It was Steph. It was defense. It was Shaun. It was the…

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates after Game 7 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Oakland on Monday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)