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Andrew Miller would make a great San Francisco Giant. But the odds are against that move being made. (Adam Hunger/AP)

Andrew Miller would be a great addition for the Giants — don’t hold your breath

Andrew Miller would look great in Giants orange and black. It’s true,…

Andrew Miller would make a great San Francisco Giant. But the odds are against that move being made. (Adam Hunger/AP)
Vegas is accepting bets on the Olympics this summer for the first time. (John Locher/AP)

Amateurism in elite sports is dead — let’s gamble

The Olympics aren’t what they used to be: Most notably, the defining…

Vegas is accepting bets on the Olympics this summer for the first time. (John Locher/AP)
Draymond Green has come under fire for making a litany of silly mistakes over the past few months. But let's not overreact to some garden-variety missteps. (Ben Margot/AP)

Stay you, Draymond

Golden State Warriors all-star Draymond Green is back with Team USA in…

Draymond Green has come under fire for making a litany of silly mistakes over the past few months. But let's not overreact to some garden-variety missteps. (Ben Margot/AP)
Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith, left, may be all smiles, but its Aaron Rodgers who’s proven to have the last laugh. (Mike Roemer/AP)

Another all-time great proves pettiness pays

Of the tired Bay Area sports proclamations, “The 49ers should’ve drafted Aaron…

Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith, left, may be all smiles, but its Aaron Rodgers who’s proven to have the last laugh. (Mike Roemer/AP)
Derek Law is fired up because he knows baseball is back for an exciting second half. (George Nikitin/AP)

Rejoice! Baseball is back

The summer gets back on track today after a long two days…

Derek Law is fired up because he knows baseball is back for an exciting second half. (George Nikitin/AP)
Draymond Green returned to Michigan State University over the weekend and it resulted in an alleged assault and a defensive back being released from his scholarship. (Chris Carlson/AP)

MSU football player released after alleged Green assault

Warriors forward Draymond Green was arrested over the weekend for allegedly assaulting…

Draymond Green returned to Michigan State University over the weekend and it resulted in an alleged assault and a defensive back being released from his scholarship. (Chris Carlson/AP)
MLB stays true to Oakland

MLB stays true to Oakland

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred answered questions on Tuesday and, unlike the NFL,…

MLB stays true to Oakland
Harrison Barnes will play for the Mavs this upcoming NBA season. Meanwhile Zaza Pachulia said he is excited to join the Warriors. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Pachulia’s decision a ‘personal’ matter

His signing didn’t set off shock waves across the sports landscape like…

Harrison Barnes will play for the Mavs this upcoming NBA season. Meanwhile Zaza Pachulia said he is excited to join the Warriors. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Brandon Belt loves Shania Twain and Canada. It isn't mutual. (Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP); (Twitter)

Brandon Belt: Loved by SF, hated by Canada

Giants first baseman Brandon Belt won the MLB Final Vote contest to…

Brandon Belt loves Shania Twain and Canada. It isn't mutual. (Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP); (Twitter)
Bob Myers, right, won the Kevin Durant sweepstakes. But now his work is set out for him due to salary cap restrictions. (Beck Diefenbach/AP)

KD is a Warrior, now what?

The uncertainty is over.  Kevin Durant is officially a Golden State Warrior.…

Bob Myers, right, won the Kevin Durant sweepstakes. But now his work is set out for him due to salary cap restrictions. (Beck Diefenbach/AP)
Kevin Durant, center, speaks as coach Steve Kerr, left and general manager Bob Myers listen during a news conference at the Warriors' practice facility in Oakland. (Beck Diefenbach/AP)

The love fest begins: Durant welcomed by fawning Warriors

OAKLAND — NBA superstar Kevin Durant is officially a Golden State Warrior,…

Kevin Durant, center, speaks as coach Steve Kerr, left and general manager Bob Myers listen during a news conference at the Warriors' practice facility in Oakland. (Beck Diefenbach/AP)
Cory Gearrin was traded to the Texas Rangers on  Sunday. (Scott Kane/AP)

Player movement dominates day

Roster moves, they’re everywhere. With NBA Free Agency in full swing and…

Cory Gearrin was traded to the Texas Rangers on  Sunday. (Scott Kane/AP)
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)
Madison Bumgarner will not participate in the Home Run Derby this year. (Ben Margot/AP)

MadBum out of HR derby

The Giants let their ace Madison Bumgarner handle a bat in his…

Madison Bumgarner will not participate in the Home Run Derby this year. (Ben Margot/AP)
Tyler Beede, the Giants' top pitching prospect, received a major signing bonus after the draft. Most minor leaguers aren't as fortunate. (John Minchillo/AP)

Minor leaguers deserve at least minimum wage

Minor leaguers don’t lead luxurious lives. They spend their lives on buses,…

Tyler Beede, the Giants' top pitching prospect, received a major signing bonus after the draft. Most minor leaguers aren't as fortunate. (John Minchillo/AP)
The Warriors will bring Shaun Livingston back for the final year of his contract. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Report: Livingston’s spot with Warriors is safe

Golden State Warriors super sub Shaun Livingston will be back with the…

The Warriors will bring Shaun Livingston back for the final year of his contract. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Conor Gillaspie drove in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth by serving a single to right field. (George Nikitin/AP)

Bochy’s 800th win like so many before them

AT&T PARK — The San Francisco Giants have been in 28 contests…

Conor Gillaspie drove in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth by serving a single to right field. (George Nikitin/AP)
Brandon Belt and Buster Posey, as well as Brandon Crawford (not pictured) should all start in the All Star Game this July but it's unlikely they will. (Chris O'Meara/AP)

Several Giants deserve to start All-Star Game, probably won’t

The San Francisco Giants have the third-best record in baseball, but that…

Brandon Belt and Buster Posey, as well as Brandon Crawford (not pictured) should all start in the All Star Game this July but it's unlikely they will. (Chris O'Meara/AP)
After a dismal NBA Finals, Harrison Barnes will play for Team USA in the upcoming Summer Olympics. (Tony Dejak/AP)

The Senator commits to play for Team USA

Add another Golden State Warrior to the Team USA roster for the…

After a dismal NBA Finals, Harrison Barnes will play for Team USA in the upcoming Summer Olympics. (Tony Dejak/AP)
The Warriors selected Damian Jones of Vanderbilt with the last pick of the first round on Thursday. (Mark Humphrey/AP)

Warriors draft work-in-progress big man

The Golden State Warriors selected Damian Jones of Vanderbilt with the No.…

The Warriors selected Damian Jones of Vanderbilt with the last pick of the first round on Thursday. (Mark Humphrey/AP)