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9:20AM

S.F. Examiner: Giants go from bad to worst

By Art Spander
San Francisco Examiner

Bruce Bochy was alone at his desk, studying numbers that could only reinforce what he knew, what we knew — the Giants are a team in trouble. The scintilla of optimism that burst forth Saturday night like the reflection off the championship rings that had been awarded, and the victory that at last was achieved after eight straight defeats, had disappeared.

They’re not very good, these 2015 Giants, the defending World Series champions. They may in fact be very bad. The 5-1 victory by Arizona on Sunday set up what even Bochy, at his postgame news conference, agreed would be a critical few games against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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© 2015 The San Francisco Examiner 

11:30AM

S.F. Examiner: Davis awakens late, raises brows and concerns for Warriors

By Art Spander
San Francisco Examiner

OAKLAND — In the first quarter, you virtually couldn't find Anthony Davis, on the floor or in the box score. He was in both places, of course, but we're talking figuratively.

Ten minutes plus, one basket, no rebounds. The big man for New Orleans, 6-foot-10, tons of points and boards, seemed overwhelmed by the first playoff game of his three-year NBA career. He'd been waiting for this. What was wrong?

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© 2015 The San Francisco Examiner

11:28AM

S.F. Examiner: Baalke likes 49ers' offense, quiet about draft plans

By Art Spander
San Francisco Examiner

SANTA CLARA — The 49ers, who have the 15th pick in the first round of the NFL Draft on April 30, will select a football player. A big, strong one, according to what general manager Trent Baalke said Friday in what was a less-than-informative media session on what Baalke is thinking.

Standard operating procedure in the NFL, certainly, is never to give away a scintilla of meaningful information because the enemy may steal the guy you really hope to draft.

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© 2015 The San Francisco Examiner

9:09AM

S.F. Examiner: It’s not too early to worry about Giants

By Art Spander
San Francisco Examiner

The feeling is that of apprehension, Giants partisans watching their team stumble, falter and asking themselves, “Is what we’re in for this season?” And the answer is, it very well could be.

That eighth-inning video with Journey singing “Don’t Stop Believin’” might ease the gloom. It doesn’t change the results, which for five straight games away and home have been negative, the Giants on Tuesday night losing to the Colorado Rockies 4-1 at AT&T Park.

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© 2015 The San Francisco Examiner 

9:43AM

S.F. Examiner: Spieth realizes greatness in Masters victory

By Art Spander
San Francisco Examiner

AUGUSTA, Ga.— He closed the deal. Jordan Spieth came through as the best always do. Now we open the discussions. How good will this young man be?

Not that he isn’t good enough. After all, he has to be very good to win the Masters.

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© 2015 The San Francisco Examiner