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Middling Giants likely facing year of transition in 2019

BY MASON BISSADA At the risk of pointing out the painfully obvious, the San Francisco Giants’ even year magic has officially warn off. The 2016 season was not simply an glitch in the system, as last season proved a much more realistic trend: the Giants are mediocre. A 73-89 season …

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2019 BottleRock daily schedule announced

By DANIEL GLUSKOTER The daily schedule for the seventh annual BottleRock Music Festival May 24-26, 2019, at the Napa Valley Exposition has been announced as follows: Friday, May 24: Imagine Dragons, Logic, OneRepublic, Sylvan Esso, Flogging Molly, Jenny Lewis, AJR, Anderson East, The Dandy Warhols, lovelytheband, Paul Oakenfold (Silent Disco), Alec …

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Michael Franti and Spearhead lively up The Fillmore

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Fresh off the release of his sixth studio album, Michael Franti and Spearhead delivered a joyous hometown performance Friday evening during the first night of back to back shows at The Fillmore. ©DANIEL GLUSKOTER Michael Franti performs during the first of two sold out shows Friday night …

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Obit: Frank Robinson (1935-2019) MLB great, Giants Manager

BY MASON BISSADA Major League Baseball Hall-of-Famer Frank Robinson passed away Thursday at the age of 83. Robinson, a true trailblazer, was the first African American manager in Major League Baseball history and the only player to win the MVP Award in both the American and National leagues.  Former Giants …

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Sixers spoil Cousins home debut, snap Warriors winning streak

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Returning to Oracle Arena riding a season-high 11 game winning streak, the Warriors were ambushed by the Philadelphia 76ers Thursday night 113-104, spoiling the home debut of DeMarcus Cousins. ©DANIEL GLUSKOTER Golden State’s Kevin Durant drives to the basket during the Warriors 113-104 loss to the Philadelphia …

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Ducks sleepwalk past Michigan St. in 7-6 Redbox Bowl snoozer

BY JIMMY DeROGATIS The Oregon Ducks ground out a 7-6 win over Michigan State to take the Redbox Bowl College Football game at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara Monday afternoon. Before the game, Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio said, “We need to have production. There’s no question that to …

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Lakers throttle Warriors 127-101 in front of Christmas audience

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER In perhaps their most embarrassing loss of a young season that has already seen a number of them, the Warriors were spanked by the Los Angeles Lakers 127-101 in front of a nationally televised Christmas night audience Tuesday evening at Oracle. While Golden State has already suffered large …

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Jerebko, Durant lead Warriors past Mavs 120-116 at Oracle

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER After trailing most of the game, the Warriors chased down Dallas in the third quarter Saturday night, holding off the Mavericks 120-116 at Oracle behind a career-high 23 points off the bench from Jonas Jerebko. Dallas jumped out to 31-28 lead at the end of the first …

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