The 49ers don’t sign big names in free agency? False. In the past two years, they’ve signed a slam-dunk, first-ballot Hall of Fame wide receiver, a two-time 1,000-yard running back and a three-time Pro Bowl cornerback.
The first option with 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s contract is to let him play out the last year of his deal for about $1 million and then sign him next off-season to a whopping $20 million- to $22 million-a-year contract. The second option is to sign Kaepernick now, eliminate the final year and get him a little cheaper, say between $14 million- to 16 million-a-year. This is the far more preferable option – it allows Kaepernick to play for a robust contract next year, and with Kaepernick taking a lower bit of the overall salary cap, it could allow the 49ers the ability to sign...
Inside the Warriors | Oakland Tribune 6 hours ago
OAKLAND — The Warriors spent much of the first half trying to chase down Phoenix. Time and time again, they drew close before the Suns hit big shots to extend the lead. Goran Dragic and Gerald Green were lighting up… Continue Reading →
San Jose Mercury News 7 hours ago
The Golden State Warriors defeated the Phoenix Suns 113-107 behind 26 points from David Lee and 22 from Klay Thompson; Stephen Curry, playing through a quad strain, had 18 points and nine assists.
BearTalk | Oakland Tribune 8 hours ago
Asked Saturday after Cal’s 66-65 overtime win over Colorado what the Bears need to get done at the Pac-12 tournament to assure themselves a spot in the NCAA field, senior Justin Cobbs acknowledged, “I wish I could tell you.” Then he provided the only sure-thing road map to good news from the NCAA selection committee next [...]
Arizona Republic 8 hours ago
The Suns were outscored by 21 points in the third quarter as they lost 113-107 to the Golden State Warriors on the road. More to come.
Stephen Curry stood by himself, near midcourt – clapping his hands in exaltation and screaming cheers of joyful bliss. If his quadriceps was hurting, he had totally forgotten about it as Phoenix called a timeout to try to stop the Warriors’ 16-0, third-quarter run. Curry played with a great fire, and David Lee and Klay Thompson picked up any needed scoring slack to claim an important 113-107 victory over surprising Phoenix on Sunday night at a sold out Oracle Arena. The Warriors (40-24) have won nine of 11 since the All-Star break, moving to 2 ½ games back of fifth-place Portland and...
Sacramento Bee 9 hours ago
Cubs right fielder Nate Schierholtz received a telephone call last week from an unnamed Giants player informing him that former teammate Barry Bonds would be in uniform as a guest instructor for the first time when the Cubs visit Scottsdale Stadium on Monday.
San Jose Mercury News 10 hours ago
After a poor season at Triple-A Fresno, San Francisco Giants prospect Gary Brown, a former first-round pick, has fallen under the radar and is no longer viewed as the team's leadoff hitter and center fielder of the future.
Giants Extra | San Jose Mercury News 10 hours ago
It was a lock, but today it became official. Clayton Kershaw will start for the Dodgers on opening day, all the way in Australia. Which meant Kershaw got to swing a bat today as he prepared for real baseball. Kershaw… Continue Reading →
BearTalk | Oakland Tribune 11 hours ago
Ex-Cal star Jorge Gutierrez got his first playing time in an NBA game, contributing one point and a steal in five minutes of the Brooklyn Nets’ 104-89 win over the Sacramento Kings.
San Jose Mercury News 11 hours ago
PHOENIX -- If the A's exhibit as much skill, style and versatility on the field as they did in their first-ever player talent show Sunday, they may have no worries during the 2014 regular season.
Inside the A's | Oakland Tribune 11 hours ago
The most highly anticipated event of the spring — the A’s first annual player talent show — was also the highlight of a day in which the A’s played to a fairly mundane 2-2 with the Chicago White Sox. Organized… Continue Reading →
Sacramento Bee 11 hours ago
Clayton Kershaw pitched five innings in his penultimate tuneup for the season opener in Australia, giving up five hits to a split squad of San Francisco Giants during their 3-2 victory Sunday over the Los Angeles Dodgers.