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Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday said “supply is the issue” slowing efforts to vaccinate residents. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Newsom, local leaders celebrate opening of state’s largest vaccination site at Levi’s Stadium

By Jana Kadah Bay City News Foundation The largest COVID-19 mass vaccination…

 

Bay Area sports for the week starting Feb. 7, 2021

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

 

Golden State Warriors point guard Steph Curry celebrates after hitting a 3-point basket against the Minnesota Timberberwolves at Chase Center on Jan. 25. <ins>(Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Bay Area sports for the week of Jan. 31, 2021

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

 

Bulls guard Coby White is pictured chasing Warriors guard Stephen Curry on Dec. 27. The Warriors are scheduled to play several games at Chase Center this week.
Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

The week in Bay Area sports

Here’s a look at the upcoming major Bay Area sports events (schedules…

Bulls guard Coby White is pictured chasing Warriors guard Stephen Curry on Dec. 27. The Warriors are scheduled to play several games at Chase Center this week.
Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune/TNS)
A view of cutouts of African-American players from the Negro Leagues are displayed in left field during a game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Atlanta Braves on Aug. 29, 2020 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Hunter Martin/Getty Images/TNS)

Negro Leagues finally recognized by MLB with major league status, calling it a ‘longtime oversight’

Records of players who competed in leagues will be included in historical records

A view of cutouts of African-American players from the Negro Leagues are displayed in left field during a game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Atlanta Braves on Aug. 29, 2020 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Hunter Martin/Getty Images/TNS)
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Oakland A’s eye free agent and trade targets

With MLB free agency underway, the notoriously tight-fisted Oakland Athletics are clearly…

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Watch out for Chase Center’s ‘ride-hail blackout zone’ when taking Uber and Lyft

Watch out for Chase Center’s ‘ride-hail blackout zone’ when taking Uber and Lyft

Traffic congestion — and lots of it. That’s the worst case scenario…

Watch out for Chase Center’s ‘ride-hail blackout zone’ when taking Uber and Lyft
The main entrance to the nearly complete Chase Center as viewed from Terry A. Francois Boulevard on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Fire department drill finds traffic around Chase Arena could slow response time

For years, some have feared the future home of the Golden State…

The main entrance to the nearly complete Chase Center as viewed from Terry A. Francois Boulevard on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Ben Niemann pressures San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo in the second half on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)

On the 49ers, predictions and process

Prognosticating NFL football is hard. This is not presented as an excuse…

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Ben Niemann pressures San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo in the second half on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)
Long before vice president Mike Pence used a 49ers-Colts game as a backdrop for a political stunt, it was impossible to “stick to sports.” (Sam Riche/TNS)

Sports is politics, politics is sports

Quick hits with Kolsky Anyone in the sports media who has ever…

Long before vice president Mike Pence used a 49ers-Colts game as a backdrop for a political stunt, it was impossible to “stick to sports.” (Sam Riche/TNS)
Giants' catcher Buster Posey donated 1,000 gloves to kids as part of the Junior Giants program on Monday, June 26, 2017. (Sarahbeth Maney/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Buster Posey donates 1,000 baseball gloves to kids

Giants’ catcher Buster Posey donated 1,000 Rawlings baseball gloves to a crowd…

Giants' catcher Buster Posey donated 1,000 gloves to kids as part of the Junior Giants program on Monday, June 26, 2017. (Sarahbeth Maney/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Because most people with severely arthritic knees gave up running years ago, the Stone Clinic prefers to encourage other activities like skiing, hiking, biking and weightlifting. (Courtesy photo)

Sports and joints

"Go home and rest your knee. Wait for your total joint replacement.…

Because most people with severely arthritic knees gave up running years ago, the Stone Clinic prefers to encourage other activities like skiing, hiking, biking and weightlifting. (Courtesy photo)
Tennis star Maria Sharapova, who’s in hot water for testing positive for meldonium, may have been better off by simply explaining that her desire to win is what led her astray. (Aaron Favila/AP)

Sharapova: How could she?

Maria Sharapova. How could she blow her confession so badly? And why…

Tennis star Maria Sharapova, who’s in hot water for testing positive for meldonium, may have been better off by simply explaining that her desire to win is what led her astray. (Aaron Favila/AP)
Kezar Stadium seen Wednesday, March 16, 2016. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF welcomes new professional soccer team to Kezar Stadium

The City's professional soccer team — the San Francisco Deltas — has…

Kezar Stadium seen Wednesday, March 16, 2016. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)
ESPN commentators and former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Steve Young, left, former Baltimore Ravens quarterback Trent Dilfer, former Baltimore Ravens Ray Lewis and Suzy Kolber talk prior to an NFL football game between the Arizona Cardinals and the Baltimore Ravens in 2015. (Ross D. Franklin/AP)

ESPN sliding ‘back, back, back’

LOS ANGELES — ESPN, the sports network that drives Disney’s profit engine,…

ESPN commentators and former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Steve Young, left, former Baltimore Ravens quarterback Trent Dilfer, former Baltimore Ravens Ray Lewis and Suzy Kolber talk prior to an NFL football game between the Arizona Cardinals and the Baltimore Ravens in 2015. (Ross D. Franklin/AP)
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr smiles during a news conference Friday's game against the Indiana Pacers. Kerr is returning to the Warriors' bench after a leave of absence dating to the first week of training camp in October as he recovered from complications following two back surgeries. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Kerr’s return: A sigh of relief

The moment had to be funny because Steve Kerr, at his core,…

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr smiles during a news conference Friday's game against the Indiana Pacers. Kerr is returning to the Warriors' bench after a leave of absence dating to the first week of training camp in October as he recovered from complications following two back surgeries. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt was fired Friday. (Alex Brandon/AP)

Blatt fired after Warriors drubbing

CLEVELAND — David Blatt's second NBA season seemed to be going better…

Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt was fired Friday. (Alex Brandon/AP)

Cavaliers staggered by blowout loss to champion Warriors

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland's locker room finally opened nearly 25 minutes after…

Richie Gallardo, of Santa Rosa, holds a sign as fellow Oakland Raiders fans wait in line for a meeting with a NFL officials at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group via AP)

Raiders should move to…Levi’s!

Anyone spending time in Oakland these days probably knows the city is…

Richie Gallardo, of Santa Rosa, holds a sign as fellow Oakland Raiders fans wait in line for a meeting with a NFL officials at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group via AP)

Santa Clara County judge denies soccer league’s bid to kick out NFL

SAN JOSE — A judge has denied a San Francisco Bay Area…