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Jimmy Garoppolo’s future with 49ers: Kyle Shanahan encouraged

Kyle Shanahan played along with Jimmy Garoppolo, and why not? Everyone else seems to be following the quarterback’s lead these days. “We’re going to keep Tennessee guessing also,” the head coach [Read entire story]

Giants, A’s expecting fruitful winter meetings after Stanton/Ohtani decisions

Teams that lost the Giancarlo Stanton and Shohei Ohtani sweepstakes had a similar reaction to the players finding new baseball homes before the winter meetings. Hallelujah. With Stanton [Read entire story]

Giants miss out on Shohei Ohtani, who’ll play for Angels

Of the two elite available players the Giants were seeking, one decided to sign elsewhere and the other appears to be leaning elsewhere. Japanese megastar Shohei Ohtani announced Friday his decision to [Read entire story]

Giants ‘impressed’ in meetings with Giancarlo Stanton, Shohei Ohtani

Giancarlo Stanton loves to play at AT&T Park, and Shohei Ohtani loves Buster Posey’s “great aura.” Those were two of the takeaways in the Giants’ meetings with the two players they’re pursuing [Read entire story]

Dodgers could be Giants’ chief competition for Stanton

If the Giants trade for Giancarlo Stanton, their fans would know he left his heart in Los Angeles. Not that it would matter. The Giants are in desperate need of a power hitter, and fans would welcome him [Read entire story]

A’s hire Matt Williams as third-base coach

Matt Williams, a Gold Glove third baseman and one of the most popular Giants in the ’80s and ’90s, was hired by the A’s to coach third base next season, the team announced Friday. Williams is [Read entire story]

A’s trade Ryon Healy for reliever Emilio Pagan and minor-leaguer

ORLANDO — Ryon Healy gained immediate popularity among A’s fans when hitting 13 home runs after the All-Star break in his 2016 debut season. He hit 25 more this season but became expendable after [Read entire story]

Giants discuss free-agent slugger J.D. Martinez

ORLANDO — Say this for the Giants. If a player with any degree of value is available, they’ll have interest. With an abundance of roster openings, they aren’t quick to rule anybody out. In other [Read entire story]

A’s still see Bruce Maxwell as next season’s catcher

ORLANDO — Until further notice, the A’s still view Bruce Maxwell as their No. 1 catcher in 2018. Maxwell pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Phoenix to assault charges after he allegedly waved a gun at a [Read entire story]

Giants, A’s seeking outfielders at GM meetings; FYI, Giancarlo Stanton is a mighty fine defender

ORLANDO - As serious as the Giants say they are about upgrading their lineup, they need to be just as serious about upgrading their defense, particularly in the outfield. “The outfield is really the [Read entire story]

A’s refuse Yankees’ request to interview Bob Melvin

ORLANDO — The Yankees wanted to interview Bob Melvin for their vacant manager’s job, and the A’s refused to grant permission. General manager David Forst said Monday that the A’s are committed to [Read entire story]

Could Giants trade Madison Bumgarner? ‘It’s not our plan’

ORLANDO — As the Giants’ miserable season wound down, the front office designated only three untradeable players with 2018 on the horizon: Buster Posey, Brandon Crawford and Madison Bumgarner. Has [Read entire story]

Giants, A’s check in at GM meetings; Brandon Morrow possible SF target

ORLANDO — General managers across the baseball landscape are filing into the Waldorf Astoria for the annual GM meetings, where officials gather to lay groundwork for future player movement and every so often pull off a [Read entire story]

Why Giancarlo Stanton would fit in with Giants, and one big reason he wouldn’t

ORLANDO — Baseball’s general manager meetings, otherwise known as the launch of Derek Jeter’s fire sale, begin Monday in Orlando. The Miami Marlins will be a major story with Jeter -- the CEO and [Read entire story]

Why Giancarlo Stanton would fit in with Giants, and one big reason he wouldn’t

ORLANDO — Baseball’s general manager meetings, otherwise known as the launch of Derek Jeter’s fire sale, begin Monday in Orlando. The Miami Marlins will be a major story with Jeter -- the CEO and [Read entire story]

Why Giancarlo Stanton would fit in with Giants, and one big reason he wouldn’t

ORLANDO — Baseball’s general manager meetings, otherwise known as the launch of Derek Jeter’s fire sale, begin Monday in Orlando. The Miami Marlins will be a major story with Jeter -- the CEO and [Read entire story]

Dave Righetti out as Giants’ pitching coach

There were no embraces more emotional in the final weekend of the Giants’ disastrous season than the ones between Matt Cain and Dave Righetti. Cain was retiring after 13 seasons and expressed nothing [Read entire story]

Warriors get their rings; it never gets old

Steve Kerr recalled one of his many ring ceremonies and telling then-Commissioner David Stern, “We’ve got to stop meeting like this.” He was kidding, of course. Ring ceremonies, after all, never [Read entire story]

Rockets’ Paul, Harden show they can work together

It didn’t take long to determine the Rockets’ playmaker. Newcomer Chris Paul dribbled the ball upcourt on Houston’s first possession. And the next. And the next. The first five times the Rockets [Read entire story]

Ex-Warrior Festus Ezeli returns for ceremony

Former Warriors center Festus Ezeli has dreams of playing again in the NBA, but it won’t happen anytime soon. “I started walking about three weeks ago, and it’s almost like a got a brand new [Read entire story]