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Oakland Athletics president Dave Kaval and Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf unveil new plans for the Oakland Athletics' stadium at Howard Terminal on Nov. 27, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Kolsky: Bay Area sports teams make New Years resolutions

As a bi-weekly columnist for a local newspaper, I am imbued with…

 

Alix Klineman dives for a ball during the 2017 AVP Hermosa Beach Open on July 22, 2017. (Robert Beck / AVP)

San Francisco AVP tour stop will include former Stanford star Alix Klineman

Alix Klineman is blessed with a 6-foot-5 frame and world class athleticism.…

 

Stanford starter Chris Castellanos was dominant against Brigham Young on Saturday. (Courtesy Bob Drebin/ISI Photos)

Stanford baseball advances past BYU in regionals

PALO ALTO — With one out in the sixth inning of Saturday’s…

 

Cal beat rival Stanford on Sunday in Berkeley. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Ivan Rabb finding comfort zone leads to Stanford loss

BERKELEY — As can regularly be the case, it took a little…

Cal beat rival Stanford on Sunday in Berkeley. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Solomon Thomas announces his intentions to attend Stanford in the best possible way. (Courtesy ESPN)

D-lineman announces intentions to enter NFL Draft in peak-Stanford fashion

Stanford defensive end Solomon Thomas announced Wednesday that he would be entering the…

Solomon Thomas announces his intentions to attend Stanford in the best possible way. (Courtesy ESPN)
Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey (5) looks for running room against Cal’s Jaylinn Hawkins (6) in the first half of the 119th Big Game at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, Calif., on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. (Dan Honda/Bay Area News Group/TNS)

Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey opts out of Sun Bowl

Stanford's star running back will not play in the team's upcoming appearance…

Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey (5) looks for running room against Cal’s Jaylinn Hawkins (6) in the first half of the 119th Big Game at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, Calif., on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. (Dan Honda/Bay Area News Group/TNS)
(Courtesy of Lucile Packard Children's

Once-conjoined twin girls undergo successful separation surgery

A pair of toddler twin girls who were once conjoined underwent a…

(Courtesy of Lucile Packard Children's
Holly Russell is lead author of a new study on the handover of control from an autonomous car to a human driver. (Photo courtesy Standford)

Self-driving cars can affect drivers’ steering skills, Stanford study says

A new study from Stanford shows that people who transition from an…

Holly Russell is lead author of a new study on the handover of control from an autonomous car to a human driver. (Photo courtesy Standford)
Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey (5) looks for running room against Cal’s Jaylinn Hawkins (6) in the first half of the 119th Big Game at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, Calif., on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. (Dan Honda/Bay Area News Group/TNS)

Christian has believers on both sidelines of 119th Big Game

Christian McCaffrey got his million yards — well, OK it was only…

Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey (5) looks for running room against Cal’s Jaylinn Hawkins (6) in the first half of the 119th Big Game at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, Calif., on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. (Dan Honda/Bay Area News Group/TNS)
Johanna Konta holds the winner’s plate after defeating Venus Williams, left, in the final in the Bank of the West Classic on Sunday. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Johanna Konta wins her first WTA title by taking down Venus Williams

STANFORD — Johanna Konta seems to have Venus Williams’ number: She beat…

Johanna Konta holds the winner’s plate after defeating Venus Williams, left, in the final in the Bank of the West Classic on Sunday. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Venus Williams returns to Alison Riske during their semifinal match in the Bank of the West Classic on Saturday. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Venus Williams advances to finals at Bank of the West Classic

STANFORD — Flashes of a vintage Venus Williams delighted fans at the…

Venus Williams returns to Alison Riske during their semifinal match in the Bank of the West Classic on Saturday. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Venus Williams returns to the Bay Area for the Bank of the West Classic this week. (Tim Ireland/AP file photo)

Venus Williams seeks 50th career title at Bank of the West Classic

Fresh off her first Wimbledon semifinal appearance in seven years, a resurgent…

Venus Williams returns to the Bay Area for the Bank of the West Classic this week. (Tim Ireland/AP file photo)
In this June 2, 2016 photo, Brock Turner, 20, right, makes his way into the Santa Clara Superior Courthouse in Palo Alto. (Dan Honda/Bay Area News Group via AP)

Dad of ex-Stanford swimmer says son has paid price for rape

PALO ALTO — The father of a former Stanford University swimmer who…

In this June 2, 2016 photo, Brock Turner, 20, right, makes his way into the Santa Clara Superior Courthouse in Palo Alto. (Dan Honda/Bay Area News Group via AP)
Chip Kelly sure does love former Oregon players. And Trent Baalke can't help himself from trading up for a guy with little demand. Seems the 49ers' new union is off to a great start. (Ben Margot/AP)

Under Kelly, Baalke, Niners’ draft gets stranger by the pick

Just when you thought the 49ers’ draft days couldn’t get any any…

Chip Kelly sure does love former Oregon players. And Trent Baalke can't help himself from trading up for a guy with little demand. Seems the 49ers' new union is off to a great start. (Ben Margot/AP)
The Oakland Coliseum is the Oakland Coliseum again after Overstock.com declined to renew its naming rights. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Home of the Raiders, A’s to change its name again

Overstock.com opted out of its naming rights on Saturday to Oakland’s NFL…

The Oakland Coliseum is the Oakland Coliseum again after Overstock.com declined to renew its naming rights. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
University of San Francisco women's basketball coach Jennifer Azzi came out as gay on Thursday at an event hosted by the Anti Defamation League in The City. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

USF basketball coach marries top assistant

University of San Francisco coach and former Stanford and U.S. star Jennifer…

University of San Francisco women's basketball coach Jennifer Azzi came out as gay on Thursday at an event hosted by the Anti Defamation League in The City. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Bettors love the even-year theory, making the Giants the team with the most money wagered on it to win the World Series. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Gamblers love the Giants in even years, too

GIANT EXPECTATIONS They’re no sure thing with a cast of new faces…

Bettors love the even-year theory, making the Giants the team with the most money wagered on it to win the World Series. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Stanford's Kaylee Johnson (5) is tied up by Washington's Kelsey Plum, left, and Alexus Atchley during a regional final women's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament in Lexington, Ky., Sunday, March 27, 2016. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

Stanford upset by Washington in Elite Eight

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The seventh-seeded Huskies secured an 85-76 victory over No.…

Stanford's Kaylee Johnson (5) is tied up by Washington's Kelsey Plum, left, and Alexus Atchley during a regional final women's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament in Lexington, Ky., Sunday, March 27, 2016. (AP Photo/James Crisp)
Stanford's Erica McCall (24) shoots in front of Notre Dame's Madison Cable (22) during a regional semifinal in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament in Lexington, Ky., on Friday. (James Crisp/AP)

Stanford plays familiar foe with Final Four berth on line

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Washington coach Mike Neighbors says the possibility of a…

Stanford's Erica McCall (24) shoots in front of Notre Dame's Madison Cable (22) during a regional semifinal in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament in Lexington, Ky., on Friday. (James Crisp/AP)
Stanford forward Erica McCall (24) reacts after scoring against Washington State during  a game on Sunday, Jan. 31. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Stanford vs. ND: Don’t call it a rematch

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Notre Dame and Stanford aren’t looking at Friday’s game…

Stanford forward Erica McCall (24) reacts after scoring against Washington State during  a game on Sunday, Jan. 31. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)