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It’s always going to be something until this current group of Golden State Warriors is broken up. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Dubs haters are hatin’, the NBA season must be afoot

I don’t care what the calendar says. The Golden State Warriors season…

 

It's hard to argue that Colin Kaepernick's protest hasn't had a positive impact on some who are willing to learn. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Kaepernick protest spurs growth for those willing to listen

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sparked a national discussion a couple…

 

The Giants weren't able to provide their fans with the customary jubilation this season. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

The 2016 Giants: When torture goes too far

A decisive Game 5 at Wrigley Field was within reach for the…

 

Colin Kaepernick has been making national headlines all season long. Now he’ll have a chance to make a difference on the field as he replaces Blaine Gabbert (pictured). (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Badly in need of a new approach, 49ers announce they’ll start Colin Kaepernick

The San Francisco 49ers have seen enough of Blaine Gabbert, the starting…

Colin Kaepernick has been making national headlines all season long. Now he’ll have a chance to make a difference on the field as he replaces Blaine Gabbert (pictured). (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Joe Maddon and Bruce Bochy prefer their players approach an elimination game the same they'd any other game. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Cubs manager not viewing potential NLDS elimination tilt as anything but another game

AT&T PARK — The Chicago Cubs are one win away from punching their…

Joe Maddon and Bruce Bochy prefer their players approach an elimination game the same they'd any other game. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Joe Maddon, ever philosophical, drew from the experience of those before him in his approach to managing big games. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Joe Maddon draws on expertise of SF sports legend for biggest games

AT&T PARK — Elimination games can be stressful ordeals. But a good manager/leader…

Joe Maddon, ever philosophical, drew from the experience of those before him in his approach to managing big games. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
The San Francisco 49ers defense was easy to run against last week after NaVorro Bowman went down with an injury. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Can Chip, 49ers coaches save overmatched defense?

The San Francisco 49ers host the Arizona Cardinals tonight in a prime…

The San Francisco 49ers defense was easy to run against last week after NaVorro Bowman went down with an injury. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Madison Bumgarner has been here before. Can he deliver for the San Francisco Giants again? (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

MLB one-game playoff: It doesn’t make sense, but sure is fun

Let me start this by saying the one-game Wild Card playoff game…

Madison Bumgarner has been here before. Can he deliver for the San Francisco Giants again? (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers defensive end DeForest Buckner (99) is tended to after an injury against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

A positively rotten, no good day for the 49ers Faithful

SANTA CLARA — The San Francisco 49ers were the victim of several…

San Francisco 49ers defensive end DeForest Buckner (99) is tended to after an injury against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The San Francisco 49ers, seen here in Week 1, lost their third-straight game on Sunday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Is there any magic in the 49ers’ Levi’s?

The San Francisco 49ers return home for their first game at Levi’s…

The San Francisco 49ers, seen here in Week 1, lost their third-straight game on Sunday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
CCSF offensive lineman Elliot Baker is the top-rated juco recruit in the country. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

An overlooked giant: CCSF lineman ranked No. 1 juco prospect

In a saturated Bay Area sports market, it’s easy to overlook the…

CCSF offensive lineman Elliot Baker is the top-rated juco recruit in the country. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers head coach Chip Kelly said that Colin Kaepernick is being given a chance to compete for the starting spot. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Chip Kelly clarifies why Colin Kaepernick isn’t starting, sorta

The San Francisco 49ers have issues at quarterback. Current starter Blaine Gabbert…

San Francisco 49ers head coach Chip Kelly said that Colin Kaepernick is being given a chance to compete for the starting spot. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Jon Lester delivered his fair share of fantasy championships this year by having an impressive bounceback season. (Nuccio diNuzzo/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

The only interesting fantasy baseball story ever

Most fantasy baseball seasons ended on Sunday, and while two of my…

Jon Lester delivered his fair share of fantasy championships this year by having an impressive bounceback season. (Nuccio diNuzzo/Chicago Tribune/TNS)
The Giants honored Jose Fernandez before Tuesday's game. (Courtesy SF Giants/Twitter)

Giants do the right thing, so should Cy Young voters

The San Francisco Giants honored Jose Fernandez, who passed away over the…

The Giants honored Jose Fernandez before Tuesday's game. (Courtesy SF Giants/Twitter)
Molly Goodenbour is still a prominent figure in the Stanford women's basketball recordbooks. She'll now take over for Jennifer Azzi as the head coach at USF. (Courtesy Stanford)

USF women’s basketball finds new head coach

The University of San Francisco has found a women’s basketball coach to…

Molly Goodenbour is still a prominent figure in the Stanford women's basketball recordbooks. She'll now take over for Jennifer Azzi as the head coach at USF. (Courtesy Stanford)
Colin Kaepernick isn’t ready health-wise to be the 49ers starting quarterback, according to coach Chip Kelly. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Kelly: Kaepernick is the backup due to health issues

Through three games, Blaine Gabbert has appeared as he has for most…

Colin Kaepernick isn’t ready health-wise to be the 49ers starting quarterback, according to coach Chip Kelly. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant took some promotional shots during media day on Monday at the Warriors’ practice facility in downtown Oakland. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Warriors go through the motions at Media Day

OAKLAND — Optimism for the upcoming season and the national anthem —…

Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant took some promotional shots during media day on Monday at the Warriors’ practice facility in downtown Oakland. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Blaine Gabbert remains the starting quarterback, so a loss on the scoreboard with a moral victory in margin of defeat at CenturyLink this weekend would be a net positive for the 49ers. ( Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

This week’s 49ers game an early referendum on the NFC West

For most of the 2010s, the NFC West has been the cream…

Blaine Gabbert remains the starting quarterback, so a loss on the scoreboard with a moral victory in margin of defeat at CenturyLink this weekend would be a net positive for the 49ers. ( Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Steve Kerr insisted that this team is quite different than last year's. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Dubs fans, personified by Bob Myers, eager to move past collapse, embrace new KD-led era

The Golden State Warriors’ Bob Myers had an eventful offseason. He first…

Steve Kerr insisted that this team is quite different than last year's. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Colin Kaepernick has started a national dialogue that won’t end — especially as long as videos of police killing black men continue to surface. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Steve Kerr, Marshawn Lynch join Colin Kaepernick in worthy call for change

Colin Kaepernick is succeeding in keeping issues of racial justice in the…

Colin Kaepernick has started a national dialogue that won’t end — especially as long as videos of police killing black men continue to surface. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)