World Series

The Chicago Cubs celebrate winning the World Series at the end of Game 7. But can they repeat as champions? Vegas thinks so. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Vegas releases 2017 World Series odds: Where do the Giants land?

The 2016 World Series is over, so the time is ripe to…

 

New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey sprints out to the mound for the ninth inning of Game 5 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the New York Mets Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Psyched up, let down: The Harvey Monument

If you watched the last game of the 2015 World Series, you…

 

After several rough performances, the 49ers have decided to bench Colin Kaepernick and start backup Blaine Gabbert. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam, File)

QB change, trade — putrid 49ers look bound for 2-14

The 49ers have tried like heck to avoid the r-word this season…

 

Member of the Kansas City Royals celebrates after Game 5 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the New York Mets. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Royals win World Series, rally late, then rout Mets in 12th

NEW YORK — Crown 'em, Kansas City! One agonizing step from ecstasy…

Member of the Kansas City Royals celebrates after Game 5 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the New York Mets. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
The Kansas City Royals celebrate their  win against the New York Mets in Game 4 of the Major League Baseball World Series Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, in New York. The Royals won 5-3 to take a 3-1 lead in the series. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)

Royals rally late, beat Mets for 3-1 lead

NEW YORK — The Kansas City Royals keep finding new ways to…

The Kansas City Royals celebrate their  win against the New York Mets in Game 4 of the Major League Baseball World Series Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, in New York. The Royals won 5-3 to take a 3-1 lead in the series. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred talks during World Series media day on Monday, Oct. 26, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. (David J. Phillip/AP)

MLB all in, defends fantasy games

Rob Manfred has read the law, and delivered his verdict. The commissioner…

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred talks during World Series media day on Monday, Oct. 26, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. (David J. Phillip/AP)
Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey's breakout season has earned him a spot in the Heisman Trophy conversation. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Shaw, McCaffrey all the buzz

He’s quicker than a hiccup. At 6-foot, 201 pounds, he’s tougher than…

Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey's breakout season has earned him a spot in the Heisman Trophy conversation. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Royals starter Johnny Cueto reacts after getting New York Mets’ Yoenis Cespedes to fly out to end Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday night in Kansas City, Mo. (David J. Phillip/AP)

Royals up 2-0 after Cueto gem

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Following the final out, after Johnny Cueto completed…

Royals starter Johnny Cueto reacts after getting New York Mets’ Yoenis Cespedes to fly out to end Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday night in Kansas City, Mo. (David J. Phillip/AP)
Kansas City Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez learned of his father’s death just before he started Game 1 of the World Series against the Mets on Tuesday. (David J. Phillip/AP)

Royals’ Volquez unsure of next start

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez said Wednesday that…

Kansas City Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez learned of his father’s death just before he started Game 1 of the World Series against the Mets on Tuesday. (David J. Phillip/AP)
From left, New York Mets starters Steven Matz, Jacob deGrom and Matt Harvey along with catcher Travis d’Arnaud leave the field after batting practice in advance of Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. (Julie Jacobson/AP)

Mets’ young arms look unbeatable

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Anyone arriving a little early to a New…

From left, New York Mets starters Steven Matz, Jacob deGrom and Matt Harvey along with catcher Travis d’Arnaud leave the field after batting practice in advance of Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. (Julie Jacobson/AP)
Eric Risberg/2014 ap file photoGiants President and CEO Larry Baer walked onto the AT&T Park playing surface shortly after arriving at the ballpark Monday morning and was overcome by emotions at what has transpired.

Balls: Emotional Baer has special day in special place

The man with the plan that saved the team that won the…

Eric Risberg/2014 ap file photoGiants President and CEO Larry Baer walked onto the AT&T Park playing surface shortly after arriving at the ballpark Monday morning and was overcome by emotions at what has transpired.
David J. Phillip/AP Photo

Bumgarner remains down-to-earth following World Series heroics

If perhaps you are worried about Madison Bumgarner’s body breaking down, if…

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Lenny Ignelzi/APThe Royals' Mike Moustakas

Giants fall to Royals in spring rematch of World Series

SURPRISE, Ariz. — Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas and Alex Rios each had…

Lenny Ignelzi/APThe Royals' Mike Moustakas
Darron Cummings/APShortstop Brandon Crawford

No matter the changes, Giants will answer bell

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Storm clouds swirled in the distance, above the Superstition…

Darron Cummings/APShortstop Brandon Crawford
Ben Margot/AP PhotoGiants pitcher Tim Lincecum is entering the most crucial season of his career and needs to figure out his delivery issues.

Giants have few questions entering spring training

Reporting dates: Pitchers and catchers, Wednesday. Position players: Feb. 23 First full-squad…

Ben Margot/AP PhotoGiants pitcher Tim Lincecum is entering the most crucial season of his career and needs to figure out his delivery issues.
David J. Phillip/AP PhotoGiants pitcher Madison Bumgarner is the solid

Power will be in short supply for Giants

Brian Sabean has always been good at putting together a bullpen and…

David J. Phillip/AP PhotoGiants pitcher Madison Bumgarner is the solid
Matt Slocum/AP PhotoMadison Bumgarner and Buster Posey

Giants FanFest set for Saturday

Doesn’t just seem like yesterday that Madison Bumgarner and the Giants clinched…

Matt Slocum/AP PhotoMadison Bumgarner and Buster Posey
Matt Slocum/AP file photoMadison Bumgarner

Thrills and spills marked the year in Bay Area sports

It's a MadBum world Madison Bumgarner lives for the postseason. The burly…

Matt Slocum/AP file photoMadison Bumgarner
AP file photo/Jeff ChiuSan Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy holds up the 2014 World Series baseball trophy as the team's 2010 and 2012 trophies are displayed during the 2014 World Series victory celebration in Civic Center Plaza in San Francisco on Oct. 31. All three trophies will be available to see on various dates in January and February in California

Giants' World Series trophies to go on tour

All three San Francisco Giants World Series trophies are going on a…

AP file photo/Jeff ChiuSan Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy holds up the 2014 World Series baseball trophy as the team's 2010 and 2012 trophies are displayed during the 2014 World Series victory celebration in Civic Center Plaza in San Francisco on Oct. 31. All three trophies will be available to see on various dates in January and February in California
Colin E. Braley/AP PhotoRelief pitcher Sergio Romo has agreed to a two-year contract with the San Francisco Giants.

Giants poised to bring back Romo

SAN FRANCISCO -- Free agent reliever Sergio Romo is closing in on…

Colin E. Braley/AP PhotoRelief pitcher Sergio Romo has agreed to a two-year contract with the San Francisco Giants.