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Wildfires, smoke force Bay Area high schools into tough decisions on sports

On Friday and Saturday, many high school football stadiums in Northern California are going to be empty when they should be filled with cheers, marching bands and touchdowns. At a time when any [Read entire story]

Y.A. Tittle, ex-49ers QB and Hall of Famer, dies at 90

In one of the most enduring photos ever shot on a football field, quarterback Y.A. Tittle is on his knees in the end zone after throwing an interception, his helmet knocked off by a vicious hit, blood trickling down his [Read entire story]

Johnny Cueto, who can opt out, kids about whether he’ll return to Giants

After what might have been his final start with the Giants, Johnny Cueto messed with everybody. Asked if he would return in 2018, he devilishly said through interpreter Erwin Higueros, “I don’t know. [Read entire story]

Giants win season finale on Sandoval’s walkoff homer

From the early months of 2017, when it became clear the Giants' season was going down in flame, everyone knew the final out of Game 162 would mix a healthy dose of relief with the usual sadness that baseball was over for [Read entire story]

Diamondbacks hammer Matt Moore, Giants

PHOENIX — In his darkest moments, Matt Moore could not have envisioned a worse final start of the season. In an 11-4 Arizona victory Tuesday night, Moore retired three hitters, got a fourth out on a caught stealing and [Read entire story]

Giants pick Matt Cain to start Saturday; Madison Bumgarner done for ’17

PHOENIX — As Madison Bumgarner sent baseball after baseball into the bleachers during batting practice Tuesday, one into the second deck, vivid memories of the two for-real homers he hit here on Opening Day returned. [Read entire story]

Giants win big on field, lose in ‘chase’ for top draft pick

PHOENIX - Midway through the Giants' 9-2 victory against the Diamondbacks on Monday night, a fan tweeted, "#SFGiants never had #1 Pick in 42 years of MLB draft. Can they blow this opp too in 2017?" Who [Read entire story]

Ex-Giants outfielder Gregor Blanco back in the playoffs without them

PHOENIX — In the Funny How Things Work Out Department, outfielder Gregor Blanco did not get an opportunity to win a third World Series championship ring with the Giants, who declined to re-sign him after last season. [Read entire story]

Giants lose to Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers — bring on the final week

LOS ANGELES — The Giants’ season has reached its final week. Hold your applause. Over their final six games, they will see if they can avoid 100 losses after hitting 95 Sunday, bid farewell to Matt [Read entire story]

Giants get huge effort from Bumgarner, beat Dodgers

LOS ANGELES — A clear theme has emerged within the Giants’ clubhouse during the final days of the season: There is no such thing as a meaningless game, or even a meaningless inning. Everything that happens on the [Read entire story]

Giants’ Samardzija aims to lower HR total

LOS ANGELES — Giants pitcher Jeff Samardzija allowed his 29th homer Friday night, matching his career high. In yet another sign of how quickly the game has changed, when Samardzija surrendered the same [Read entire story]

Dodgers clinch NL West title against the Giants — again

LOS ANGELES — In 2014, Clayton Kershaw pitched a one-hitter at AT&T Park. A year later, Kershaw was on the mound again at Chavez Ravine when the Dodgers won a rout. On Friday night, for the third time [Read entire story]

Giants intend to extend protective netting at AT&T Park

LOS ANGELES - The Giants are having internal discussions on how to extend the protective netting behind the plate at AT&T Park and hope to announce something next week, team president Larry Baer said Friday night. [Read entire story]

Giants pregame: Give Dodgers scouting its due, but don’t forget $$$

LOS ANGELES - In 2015, Clayton Kershaw pitched at one-hitter at AT&T Park. In 2016, Kershaw again had the mound in a 9-1 victory against the Giants at Dodger Stadium. Last year, the Dodgers took a break [Read entire story]

Giants likely to be on hand again for Dodgers’ division clincher

LOS ANGELES — Thanks to the Dodgers’ ineptitude over a 5-20 stretch, they still have not clinched their fifth straight National League West title. The Dodgers were supposed to cruise into the [Read entire story]

Giants win third in a row behind Matt Moore, Joe Panik

One of the important subtexts of the Giants’ lousy season is how they have been a chew toy for the Rockies, who bolstered their playoff push by tromping on the black and orange. Whether or not the [Read entire story]

Giants GM Bobby Evans, asst. GM Jeremy Shelley in Japan to scout Shohei Otani

General manager Bobby Evans and assistant GM Jeremy Shelley are in Japan to scout Shohei Otani, the pitcher and outfielder who probably will be courted by every major-league team when he is posted by the Nippon Ham [Read entire story]

Giants’ small-ball attack, Stratton help end losing streak

The metaphor was inescapable when Ryan Vogelsong walked off the mound after his retirement ceremony and Chris Stratton replaced him to face the Diamondbacks. The Giants have reached the nexus of their remarkable recent [Read entire story]

Ryan Vogelsong retires with the Giants — enchiladas or not

Ryan Vogelsong did not eat enchiladas Saturday night. He was in the stands at AT&T Park and could not have the food he ritually ate the night before a start. Wife Nicole got him a cha cha bowl. Something [Read entire story]

Giants muster two singles against Greinke in 93rd loss

Sometime in the next week the Dodgers probably will clinch their fifth consecutive division title. They sped the process by beating the Giants at AT&T Park on Tuesday and Wednesday only to have it slow again because the [Read entire story]