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Joe Nathan will be returning to the San Francisco Giants on a minor league contract. (Courtesy Topps)

Giants bring back Joe Nathan on minor league contract

Optimistically seeking bullpen help down the stretch, the Giants signed 41-year-old reliever…

 

Buster Posey. (Emma Chiang/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Giants’ second-half pains compound with loss to Pirates

AT&T PARK — For the first time in over three months the…

 

Andre Ward, the undefeated pride of Oakland, will fight Alexander Brand, of Colombia, on Saturday at Oracle Arena. (Courtesy Tom Hogan/Hogan-Photos/Rock Nation Sports)

Andre Ward set for tuneup at Oracle Arena

Following a nearly two-year break from fighting, former super middleweight champion Andre…

 

AC Milan's M'baye Niang (11) celebrates with teammates Andrea Bertolacci, left, and Giacomo Bonaventura, right, after scoring a goal against Bayern Munich during their match Wednesday in Chicago. (Paul Beaty/AP)

AC Milan, Liverpool game at Levi’s Stadium gives local fans a taste for international soccer

The Bay Area’s summer of soccer will cap off with European flair…

AC Milan's M'baye Niang (11) celebrates with teammates Andrea Bertolacci, left, and Giacomo Bonaventura, right, after scoring a goal against Bayern Munich during their match Wednesday in Chicago. (Paul Beaty/AP)
Venus Williams returns a shot in the 1995 Bank of the West Classic. She was 15-years old at the time.  (Sam Morris/AP)

Venus Williams advances to quarterfinals at Bank of the West Classic

STANFORD — It wasn’t the quick second round victory Venus Williams would have liked,…

Venus Williams returns a shot in the 1995 Bank of the West Classic. She was 15-years old at the time.  (Sam Morris/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)
Brittany Lang lifts her trophy after winning the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament at CordeValle on Sunday in San Martin. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

USGA struggles with penalty notification again

SAN MARTIN — Brittany Lang captured her first major championship on Sunday…

Brittany Lang lifts her trophy after winning the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament at CordeValle on Sunday in San Martin. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
San Francisco Seagulls shortstop Ismael Orozco connects on a sixth inning single in Tuesday’s loss to the South Bay Storm at Fairmont Park in Pacifica. (Teddy Luther/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Seagulls tap local talent pool

PACIFICA — The San Francisco Seagulls have started their summer collegiate baseball…

San Francisco Seagulls shortstop Ismael Orozco connects on a sixth inning single in Tuesday’s loss to the South Bay Storm at Fairmont Park in Pacifica. (Teddy Luther/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Seals summer collegiate baseball begins 30th season

ALAMEDA — With the College World Series next weekend and the Major…

Lafayette native Brandon Harkins hugs his mom after sinking a birdie putt to secure a spot in the 2016 U.S. Open. (Teddy Luther/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Six golfers qualify for their first major championship

DALY CITY — It took more than the allotted 36 holes at…

Lafayette native Brandon Harkins hugs his mom after sinking a birdie putt to secure a spot in the 2016 U.S. Open. (Teddy Luther/Special to S.F. Examiner)