Jon Becker, San Jose Mercury News

Jon Becker

San Jose Mercury News

Pleasanton, CA, United States

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Recent:
  • San Jose Mercury News
  • East Bay Times
Past:
  • Vallejo Times-Herald
  • Monterey Herald
  • Pioneer Press
  • ChicoER
  • Santa Cruz Sentinel
  • The Daily Democrat
  • LB Press-Telegram
  • Whittier Daily News
  • O.C. Register
  • Oakland Tribune

Recent articles by Jon:

Two Bay Area players help brighten Detroit Tigers’ future

Tarik Skubal was so good as a 5-year-old in Fremont that he got kicked out of his T-Ball league. → Read More

A’s now have 11 rookies on team after yet another roster move

A former first-round pick was designated for assignment Monday to make room for Luis Barrera. → Read More

Busy A’s ship out two more players as roster size goes from 28 to 26

Oakland cuts backup catcher and right-handed reliever in order to reach new roster limit. → Read More

A’s newcomer Bethancourt delays life as a farmer to continue baseball career

The A’s veteran is happy to be playing in the major leagues instead of tending to his farm in Panama. → Read More

A’s, Blackburn blank Giants 1-0 for Bay Bridge Series split

Blackburn gets the best of the Giants, his favorite team while growing up in the East Bay. → Read More

A’s, Blackburn blank Giants 1-0 for Bay Bridge Series split

Blackburn gets the best of the Giants, his favorite team while growing up in the East Bay. → Read More

A’s Blackburn ready for dream come true start against Giants

Former Heritage High of Oakley star hopes to continue his hot start when he makes his first appearance in San Francisco. → Read More

A’s slumping bats no match for Giants, Rodon in 8-2 loss

A’s have now scored two runs or fewer in six of their last seven games. → Read More

Baseball preview: Inside the demise of the stolen base

Why we’ll probably never see a basestealer like Rickey Henderson — or even Duane Kuiper — ever again. → Read More

Warriors great Tim Hardaway will be inducted into Hall of Fame

Hardaway excelled as he operated coach Don Nelson’s fast-paced Warriors offense in the early 1990s. → Read More

Stanford women two wins away from NCAA title and Bay Area immortality

The Cardinal could become Bay Area’s first back-to-back college basketball champs in 66 years. → Read More

Why Rick Barry’s unique free throws are still an art form for Warriors

Artwork of Warriors legends such as Wilt Chamberlain, Rick Barry fills the halls of Chase Center. → Read More

Giants add former All-Star pitcher Carlos Martinez to their staff

Martinez gets a minor-league deal, but he could provide a big boost as reliever or as a starter. → Read More

Longtime Bay Area NFL writer Bill Soliday passes away

‘Most underrated sports writer in the Bay Area’ was 78. → Read More

Steve Young says 49ers need to choose Trey Lance’s backup wisely

Bringing in a veteran quarterback such as Andy Dalton, Tyrod Taylor or Nick Foles could push Lance to greater heights. → Read More

Five Winter Olympics athletes, events to watch and how you can see them

The Beijing Games officially begin on Thursday at 4 a.m. and here’s how you can follow the action. → Read More

Five Winter Olympics athletes, events to watch and how you can see them

The Beijing Games officially begin on Thursday at 4 a.m. and here’s how you can follow the action. → Read More

49ers’ Mike McDaniel reportedly a finalist for Dolphins’ head coaching job

49ers could lose offensive coordinator to Dolphins, but it looks like defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans won’t be leaving. → Read More

Live NFC Championship updates: 49ers vs. Rams, Sunday at 3:30 p.m.

49ers will head to the Super Bowl if they can beat the Rams for the third time this season. → Read More

Live NFC Championship updates: 49ers vs. Rams, Sunday at 3:30 p.m.

49ers will head to the Super Bowl if they can beat the Rams for the third time this season. → Read More