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Nick Bastone
Aug 15, 2022 - Sports

Niners' optimistic Super Bowl odds

Data: FanDuel; Chart: Axios Visuals
Data: FanDuel; Chart: Axios Visuals

With the NFL season nearing, oddsmakers are fairly bullish on the 49ers chances.

  • Out of 32 teams, the Niners have the seventh best shot at winning Super Bowl LVII, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Nick Bastone
Aug 9, 2022 - Sports

Pickleball advocates want more dedicated courts

Pickleball player serves
Hans Carter serves the ball at the Louis Sutter pickleball courts. Photo: Jessica Christian/San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images

Considered "the fastest growing sport in America," pickleball — a mashup of tennis, badminton and ping-pong — has made its way to San Francisco.

  • But while the city's rec and parks department tells Axios it's working to meet the growing recreational demand of residents, local enthusiasts say there still aren't enough reliable places to play.
Nick Bastone
Aug 1, 2022 - Sports

Giants attendance drops along with most MLB teams

Data: Baseball Reference and Worth; Table: Thomas Oide/Axios
Data: Baseball Reference and Worth; Table: Thomas Oide/Axios

Average attendance for Giants games at Oracle Park was down 6.2% heading into last month's All Star break compared to the same time period in 2019.

Why it matters: The Giants need the fan support. With a record of 51-51, they're currently four games behind the Philadelphia Phillies for the National League's final playoff spot.

A preview of the Warriors' 2022-2023 season

James Wiseman dribbles the ball wearing a blue Warriors jersey.
James Wiseman drives toward the basket during Summer League. Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

On the heels of a championship, the Golden State Warriors are looking to defend their dynasty, plotting the 2023 strategy to set the team up to run it back.

Let's look at how the Dub's offseason has set them up for the future.

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