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9:36AM

S.F. Examiner: Meet the newest class of inductees to the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame

By Art Spander
San Francisco Examiner

Someone asked Russell Baze, who won more races as a jockey than anyone, anywhere — which is a relatively large segment of society — how many times he had fallen off a horse of the 53,000-plus he had ridden.

“None,” said Baze before he was inducted Monday night into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame. “Been thrown off some and jumped off others, but never fallen off any.”

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©2017 The San Francisco Examiner

10:08AM

S.F. Examiner: JaVale’s journey brings him to Golden State, benefitting both parties

By Art Spander
San Francisco Examiner

OAKLAND — The pregame questions carried a sense of worry and a hint of panic. Kevin Durant wasn’t going to play, and my goodness, what were the Warriors going to do without him? Play basketball, of course, as brilliantly as demanded.

You thought otherwise?

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©2017 The San Francisco Examiner 

9:19AM

SportsXchange: Athletics defeat Rangers behind Triggs

By Art Spander
SportsXchange

OAKLAND, Calif  — The Texas Rangers had their ace, and for five innings Yu Darvish pitched exactly as everyone, including his manager, knew he could. The problem for the Rangers is they were facing X-factor, Andrew Triggs, who nobody suspected would win this pitchers' duel. 

Triggs was up and back last season, a reliever who couldn't quite stay on the Oakland Athletics' roster. Then, the decision was made to make him a starter. So far, the decision has been brilliant.

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Copyright 2017 SportsXchange

9:31AM

SportsXchange: Dueling skids on line as Rangers visit A's

By Art Spander
SportsXchange

OAKLAND — Fans know the operative term when teams start poorly, to wit, "It's early." 

Literally yes, only two weeks into a major league season that extends six months. Still, early or late, the Oakland Athletics and Texas Rangers, who on Monday night begin a three-game series at the Oakland Coliseum, are going in the wrong direction. 

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Copyright 2017 SportsXchange

8:21AM

S.F. Examiner: Bumgarner winless in three starts

By Art Spander
San Francisco Examiner

Buster’s on the disabled list, if only momentarily. Mad Bum is on the outs with fortune. Brandon Belt is, well, struggling is the kind way to phrase it, although, glorioski he did get a hit after going, ooh, 0-for-18. Oh, those odd-year blues for the Giants.

Yes, the season isn’t two weeks old, and a year ago San Francisco started beautifully and ended less so, proving over 162 games and six months a great deal can change, sometimes for the better as opposed to 2016 when it was for the worse.

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©2017 The San Francisco Examiner