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Cal Junior Quarterback Chase Garbers completed 28 of 42 passes 315 yards and three touchdowns and two interceptions in his last game against Oregon State. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

The Big Game: Stanford at Cal

What: The 123rd Big Game When: Friday, 1:30 p.m. Where: Memorial Stadium,…

  • Nov 24, 2020

 

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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…

 

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…

 

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…

Denver Broncos quarterback Peton Manning was named in an Al Jazeera report that alleges he obtained and used performance-enhancing drugs. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Peyton Manning vs. shoddy media

In the time it takes to write this sentence, a well-known athlete…

Denver Broncos quarterback Peton Manning was named in an Al Jazeera report that alleges he obtained and used performance-enhancing drugs. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Raiders’ Reece nailed for PEDs

Raiders fullback Marcel Reece was suspended four games without pay Monday for…

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In Curry’s World, we ask: LeBron who?

Today, it is Stephen Curry who is the best player in the…

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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2013 file photo, Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians, left, argues with head linesman Tom Stabile (24) during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in San Francisco. For the past four seasons, the Cardinals watched the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks rule the NFC West, and it sometimes left Arizona with little to play for late in the year. Oh, how that's changed in 2015, with the Cardinals among the NFL elite.  (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Cardinals the team playing for something now against 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — For the past four seasons, the Cardinals…

FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2013 file photo, Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians, left, argues with head linesman Tom Stabile (24) during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in San Francisco. For the past four seasons, the Cardinals watched the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks rule the NFC West, and it sometimes left Arizona with little to play for late in the year. Oh, how that's changed in 2015, with the Cardinals among the NFL elite.  (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)