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The 49ers have plenty of unanswered roster questions despite being in week 3 of the preseason. (Ryan McNulty/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Chip Kelly: As entertaining as a hurry-up offense

The San Francisco 49ers play the Green Bay Packers at Levi’s Stadium…

The 49ers have plenty of unanswered roster questions despite being in week 3 of the preseason. (Ryan McNulty/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 Dodgers are a steely bunch this year, and that has long-term implications for the Giants. (Michael Ares/Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS)

Dodgers’ newfound toughness should concern Giants fans

Who are these Dodgers and what have they done with the prima…

The Dodgers are a steely bunch this year, and that has long-term implications for the Giants. (Michael Ares/Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS)
The Golden State Warriors on Team USA haven’t played a lot together, but that hasn’t stopped at least one hot-taking click-baiter from drawing conclusions. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
The Golden State Warriors on Team USA haven’t played a lot together, but that hasn’t stopped at least one hot-taking click-baiter from drawing conclusions. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Chip Kelly didn't have a solid diagnosis on Thursday for what is keeping Colin Kaepernick off the playing field. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Chip Kelly cheerfully vague about Kap’s status

The San Francisco 49ers are tooling up for their second preseason game,…

Chip Kelly didn't have a solid diagnosis on Thursday for what is keeping Colin Kaepernick off the playing field. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Matt Cain: The question of camp. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Matt Cain hits the shelf

AT&T PARK — The San Francisco Giants placed starter Matt Cain on…

Matt Cain: The question of camp. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Thad Lewis (9) is done for the season with a torn ACL. The San Francisco 49ers tried to fill his loss by signing Christian Ponder, possibly the most hated Minnesota Viking in recent memory. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Christian Ponder signing personifies 49ers’ deep talent hole

The San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback situation is so bad. (How bad is…

Thad Lewis (9) is done for the season with a torn ACL. The San Francisco 49ers tried to fill his loss by signing Christian Ponder, possibly the most hated Minnesota Viking in recent memory. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Can Johnny Cueto regain his first-half form? (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

3 things that must happen in near future for Giants’ title dreams

Are the San Francisco Giants’ struggles following the All Star Break a…

Can Johnny Cueto regain his first-half form? (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Kevin Durant and the Warriors will take on the Oklahoma City Thunder four times in the 2016-17 season. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Warriors receive maximum national TV games possible

After winning the most regular-season games and then failing to secure the…

Kevin Durant and the Warriors will take on the Oklahoma City Thunder four times in the 2016-17 season. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
The 49ers released an unofficial depth chart on Tuesday. On Wednesday, head coach Chip Kelly revealed that it was their PR guru who put it together and not the coaching staff. (Ryan McNulty/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Chip reveals depth chart release doesn’t mean much

The San Francisco 49ers made a rare appearance in The City on…

The 49ers released an unofficial depth chart on Tuesday. On Wednesday, head coach Chip Kelly revealed that it was their PR guru who put it together and not the coaching staff. (Ryan McNulty/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Despite taking a year off, Anthony Davis has impressed at training camp by being in great shape. (Courtesy Anthony Davis via Twitter)

Anthony Davis dusts off cobwebs, catches coach’s eye

San Francisco 49ers offensive tackle Anthony Davis has taken his act back…

Despite taking a year off, Anthony Davis has impressed at training camp by being in great shape. (Courtesy Anthony Davis via Twitter)
Curtis Modkins said on Thursday that he likes what he sees out of Colin Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert. (Courtesy 49ers via Twitter)

Quarterback controversy simmers at 49ers camp

The battle between Colin Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert for who will run…

Curtis Modkins said on Thursday that he likes what he sees out of Colin Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert. (Courtesy 49ers via Twitter)
Despite recent unfortunate results, Bruce Bochy likes what he's been seeing out of his batting order. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bruce Bochy likes what he sees from Nunez, healthier lineup

The dust has settled since the MLB trade deadline, and the Giants…

Despite recent unfortunate results, Bruce Bochy likes what he's been seeing out of his batting order. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Chip Kelly addressed the media, and like most of his time with the Niners so far, he spent time battling misconceptions from his time with the Philadelphia Eagles. (Courtesy 49ers via Twitter)

Chip Kelly using time with new team to correct misconceptions

The San Francisco 49ers practiced with pads for the first time this…

Chip Kelly addressed the media, and like most of his time with the Niners so far, he spent time battling misconceptions from his time with the Philadelphia Eagles. (Courtesy 49ers via Twitter)
Josh Reddick is no longer an Oakland Athletic. (Steve Nurenberg/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)

A’s capitalize as sellers at trade deadline

Another MLB trade deadline has come and gone, and for the second-straight…

Josh Reddick is no longer an Oakland Athletic. (Steve Nurenberg/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)
Santiago Casilla impressed in his last outing before the trade deadline. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Fans dream of star-studded bullpen — trade market says otherwise

Many fans dreamt of transcendent reliever Andrew Miller closing out the Giants’…

Santiago Casilla impressed in his last outing before the trade deadline. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Sonny’s struggles continue against Indians

Sonny Gray threw two perfect frames before falling apart on Sunday against…

The San Francisco Giants traded for Eduardo Nunez on Thursday. (Carlos Osorio/AP)

Answering some of the questions surrounding the Giants’ deal for Eduardo Nunez

While Johnny Cueto struggled with his command in the early innings of…

The San Francisco Giants traded for Eduardo Nunez on Thursday. (Carlos Osorio/AP)
When baseball players struggle with hamstring injuries, as Hunter Pence did, caution is typically the way to go. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Giants take cautious approach with ailing stars

The Giants have struggled since the All-Star Break, stumbling to a 2-9…

When baseball players struggle with hamstring injuries, as Hunter Pence did, caution is typically the way to go. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Kevin Durant, center, and teammate Draymond Green, left, had a lot of fun dismantling the Chinese national team as members of the USA Olympics Basketball team. Durant received a warm welcome from the fans at Oracle on Tuesday when he scored the game's first 10 points. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Durant adored by Oracle crowd, Team USA rolls

OAKLAND — USA Basketball beat China 107-57 on Tuesday in a pre-Olympics…

Kevin Durant, center, and teammate Draymond Green, left, had a lot of fun dismantling the Chinese national team as members of the USA Olympics Basketball team. Durant received a warm welcome from the fans at Oracle on Tuesday when he scored the game's first 10 points. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)