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Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green waits to re-enter the game against the Philadelphia 76ers at Chase Center on March 23. <ins>(Chris Victorio/Special to SF Examiner)</ins>

Bay Area sports for week of March 28, 2021

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

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green waits to re-enter the game against the Philadelphia 76ers at Chase Center on March 23. <ins>(Chris Victorio/Special to SF Examiner)</ins>
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) gets called for an offensive foul on Golden State Warriors point guard Steph Curry (30) in the first quarter at Chase Center on March 15. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bay Area sports for week of March 21, 2021

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

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) gets called for an offensive foul on Golden State Warriors point guard Steph Curry (30) in the first quarter at Chase Center on March 15. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants pitcher Logan Webb (62) starts against the San Diego Padres at Oracle Park on August 31, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

Logan Webb’s pitching standing out in Spring Training

By Nick Zeller-Singh Special to the S.F. Examiner 24-year-old Logan Webb has…

  • Mar 15, 2021
San Francisco Giants pitcher Logan Webb (62) starts against the San Diego Padres at Oracle Park on August 31, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants catcher Joey Bart (21) swings for a strike against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Oracle Park on August 25, 2020 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

Up-and-coming players show glimpses of future greatness at Giants Spring Training

By Nick Zeller-Singh Thousands of baseball players across the nation have one…

  • Mar 8, 2021
San Francisco Giants catcher Joey Bart (21) swings for a strike against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Oracle Park on August 25, 2020 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).
Hohokam Stadium in Mesa, Arizona, is the spring training facility for the Oakland Athletics. (Shutterstock)

With happy fans in the stands, Oakland A’s dominate Cleveland Indians in Spring Training game

By Nick Zeller-Singh It was a perfect day for the Oakland Athletics,…

  • Mar 8, 2021
Hohokam Stadium in Mesa, Arizona, is the spring training facility for the Oakland Athletics. (Shutterstock)
Fans will be allowed to attend Opening Day games for the San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics under new rules announced by the California Deparment of Public Health.
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2016 Special to S.F. Examiner
Fans will be allowed to attend Opening Day games for the San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics under new rules announced by the California Deparment of Public Health.
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2016 Special to S.F. Examiner
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler delivers during the third inning against the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 3 of the World Series at Globe Life Field on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020.

Defenses dominate in Giants-Dodgers matchup

By Nick Zeller-Singh Special to the S.F. Examiner The San Francisco Giants…

  • Mar 3, 2021
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler delivers during the third inning against the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 3 of the World Series at Globe Life Field on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020.
San Francisco’s Buster Posey was back at the plate after sitting out last season due to the risk of COVID-19. (David Maialetti/Tribune News Service)

Giants struggle against Angels in first game of Spring Training

By Nick Zeller-Singh Nearly 1,000 fans gathered into a breezy Scottsdale Stadium…

  • Feb 28, 2021
San Francisco’s Buster Posey was back at the plate after sitting out last season due to the risk of COVID-19. (David Maialetti/Tribune News Service)
Logan Couture #39 of the San Jose Sharks celebrates his goal with Patrick Marleau #12 and Nikolai Knyzhov #71 during the first period against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on February 9, 2021, in Los Angeles. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/TNS)

Bay Area sports for the week for Feb. 28, 2021

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

Logan Couture #39 of the San Jose Sharks celebrates his goal with Patrick Marleau #12 and Nikolai Knyzhov #71 during the first period against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on February 9, 2021, in Los Angeles. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/TNS)
Mychal Mulder of the Warriors is pictured at Chase Center on Feb. 17 against the Heat.<ins></ins>

Bay Area sports for the week of Feb. 21, 2021

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

Mychal Mulder of the Warriors is pictured at Chase Center on Feb. 17 against the Heat.<ins></ins>
Trevor Rosenthal of the San Diego Padres pitches against the Seattle Mariners at Petco Park on Sunday, Sept.20, 2020 in San Diego, CA. (K.C. Alfred / The San Diego Union-Tribune)

A’s add potential closer in Trevor Rosenthal

The A’s continued to act like a shopper on Christmas Eve, landing…

Trevor Rosenthal of the San Diego Padres pitches against the Seattle Mariners at Petco Park on Sunday, Sept.20, 2020 in San Diego, CA. (K.C. Alfred / The San Diego Union-Tribune)
Sergio Romo made his major-league debut with the Giants in 2005 and was part of their three World Series championship teams in five years. (Examiner 2017 file photo)

Sergio Romo, Yusmeiro Petit agree to 1-year deals with A’s

Just days before spring training starts, the A’s have brought back one…

Sergio Romo made his major-league debut with the Giants in 2005 and was part of their three World Series championship teams in five years. (Examiner 2017 file photo)
Oakland Athletics left fielder Mark Canha (20) steals a hit against the wall in Game 2 of the AL Wild Card Series against the Chicago White Sox on September 30, 2020 in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

A’s have key questions to answer this spring

There are different stages to the A’s. While they always seem to…

Oakland Athletics left fielder Mark Canha (20) steals a hit against the wall in Game 2 of the AL Wild Card Series against the Chicago White Sox on September 30, 2020 in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).
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

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

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)
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)
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>
Alyssa Nakken at Oracle Park on July 21, 2020 in San Francisco , California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

The Giants made history in 2020 but failed to make the playoffs

Giants fans knew 2020 was going to be different when the calendar…

Alyssa Nakken at Oracle Park on July 21, 2020 in San Francisco , California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)