Mar 26, 2024 - Sports

What you need to know about SF's sports teams

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Asisat Oshoala of Bay FC reacts to a missed shot during a game between Bay FC and the Washington Spirit this month. Photo: Brad Smith/ISI Photos/Getty Images

We're back with our monthly roundup of the major sports teams in San Francisco plus Bay FC, the new Bay Area women's soccer team that plays in San Jose.

Of note: Since we don't know anything more about the new WNBA team than we did last time, we'll skip it this go-round.

Bay FC

Bay FC kicked off its season this month and sits in the middle of the pack at seventh place with a record of 1-1.

The big picture: Bay FC, founded by four former U.S. women's team players, is the first active professional women's sports team in the Bay in over a decade.

What to watch: Bay FC will host its inaugural home match Saturday against the Houston Dash at PayPal Park in San Jose.

Warriors' playoff chances look grim

The Golden State Warriors are grasping at straws to make it to the postseason.

  • The Warriors are 4-6 in their last 10 games, sitting at 10th place.
  • That's just good enough to make it to the Play-In tournament, but the Houston Rockets are threatening to knock the Dubs out of postseason contention.
  • The Rockets are just half a game behind the Warriors, with only 12 games left for the Dubs and 11 for the Rockets.

What's next: If the Warriors make it to the Play-In tournament with the 10th seed, they would need to win two single-elimination games to secure a spot in the playoffs.

Niners' busy offseason

The 49ers have made several additions to the team following their recent Super Bowl loss while working to retain wide receivers Brandon Aiyuk and Jauan Jennings.

49ers general manager John Lynch said this week that the team does not plan to trade Aiyuk and that the Niners are in touch with Aiyuk about signing a contract extension.

  • Plus, tight end George Kittle and cornerback Charvarius Ward, who both had core-muscle surgeries, are expected to get the green light for training camp, NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Giants season begins this week

The Giants are looking to return to their winning ways when their season kicks off Thursday against the San Diego Padres.

What we're watching: Tuesday's spring training game against the Oakland Athletics could be Giants legend Pablo Sandoval's last game with the club.

  • Sandoval has been competing for a spot on the Giants roster, but it's not looking good for him, The Athletic reports.

You can catch your SF Giants in the team's home opener April 5.


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