Jon Becker, San Jose Mercury News

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San Jose Mercury News

Pleasanton, CA, United States

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Past articles by Jon:

A’s Kaprielian has strong spring debut as Oakland beats Padres

All five of Kaprielian’s outs recorded are strikeouts as he impresses in first outing since off-season surgery. → Read More

Santa Clara’s Podziemski shares top individual WCC award; other Bay Area players honored

The transfer from Illinois splits Player of the Year with Gonzaga’s Drew Timme. → Read More

Earthquakes acquire Ecuador National Team midfielder Carlos Gruezo

Newest Quake is reunited with new San Jose coach Luchi Gonzalez, his former coach at FC Dallas. → Read More

Broncos interview ex-Stanford coach David Shaw for head coaching job

Shaw becomes the latest on the list of Broncos head coaching candidates, which includes Jim Harbaugh and Sean Payton. → Read More

Share the Spirit: Sunflower Hill more than just a home for those with special needs

“I’ve had a tremendously hard life. But I’m a survivor,” Della Dixon, resident of Sunflower Hill at Irby Ranch. → Read More

Giants stunner: Carlos Correa agrees to free-agent deal with Mets, says report

Mets reportedly swoop in late Tuesday and agree to 10-year, $310 million deal with Correa. → Read More

Why new A’s reliever Trevor May had his heart set on coming to Oakland

The hard-throwing reliever goes just as hard while trying to enjoy himself as a Twitch streamer, a YouTuber and an old school DJ. → Read More

A’s add hard-throwing relief pitcher from New York Mets

The 33-year-old veteran has been one of baseball’s best strikeout pitchers out of the bullpen. → Read More

Paul Silas, ex-NBA All-Star, head coach from Oakland, dies at 79

Former NBA All-Star helped McClymonds begin a run that saw the Oakland school go 110-1 over a 5-year stretch. → Read More

Oakland reportedly signs Aledmys Diaz to a two-year, $14.5 million deal

For the second straight day, the A’s sign a versatile, 32-year-old infielder in free agency. → Read More

SF Giants’ pursuit of Aaron Judge fails, just like many recent superstar courtships

Judge joins Harper, Ohtani, Stanton in turning down a chance to play for the Giants. → Read More

Winter Meetings: A’s may trade Sean Murphy, sign some free agents

A’s ready to pursue multiple players through trades and free agents as Winter Meetings near. → Read More

Warriors rookie Ryan Rollins misses second half of G League game after tweaking foot

Rollins scores nine points in his G League debut before stepping on an Oklahoma City Blue player’s foot. → Read More

A’s bench coach Brad Ausmus won’t be back next season

Ausmus reportedly wants to find a front office job in the major leagues. → Read More

SF Giants starter Rodón opts to become free agent

After a stellar 2022 season, Rodón should be in line to earn a $100 million-plus contract. → Read More

SF Giants starter Rodón opts to become free agent

After a stellar 2022 season, Rodón should be in line to earn a $100 million-plus contract. → Read More

The real Forrest Gump: Bay Area photographer Michael Zagaris has seen it all

49ers team photographer Michael Zagaris' book "Field of Play" shows fans what life in the NFL is really like for players. → Read More

‘Memorial Madden Cruiser’ bus here to stay in Tri-Valley

Getting a bus decorated to become a tribute to the late Hall of Fame coach and iconic broadcaster turned out to be a chore. → Read More

Fremont’s Mathias hits game-winning home run against A’s

A’s blow five-run lead as Santa Clara-born Mathias sends Oakland to its 10th loss in 12 games. → Read More

What 49ers’ Trey Lance will face in his Week 1 test against Bears

Lance could thrive against Bears, who have NFL’s worst-rated roster. → Read More