9:09 PM EDT, Thu April 24, 2014

Aldon Smith will not face felony charges for airport incident

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office issued the following media advisory on Tuesday: “The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has referred the Aldon Smith case to the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office for misdemeanor consideration.” Considering Smith will not face felony charges for this incident, do you think the NFL will suspend him?
San Francisco Chronicle 48 mins ago

Warriors vs. Clippers: Game 3 Pregame Notes

Print—It’s been a year since the Warriors faithful rocked the rafters at a home playoff game in Oakland. But the wait is over. The Warriors host the Clippers in Game 3 of their first round Western Conference playoff game at Oracle Arena tonight, having split two games at the Staples Center in Los Angeles to start the series. The Warriors squeaked out a Game 1 victory, 109-105. Then the Clippers roared back, blowing Golden State off the floor in Game 2, 138-98. So now it’s back to Oakland, where Golden State enjoys one of the best home court advantages in the league. It gets very loud...

Basketball: Kreklow transfers, 8 Bears left

Junior guard Ricky Kreklow, who missed 35 games due to injury over his two seasons at Cal, will transfer to another school for his senior campaign, he confirmed Thursday. “This was not an easy decision,” Kreklow said in a statement. “This is not related in any way to the change in coaching staff at Cal. I [...]
Oakland Tribune 1 hour ago

Cal guard Ricky Kreklow to transfer

Cal Bears' Ricky Kreklow says he will transfer for senior season

RT Davis reveals he had shoulder surgery

Niners right tackle Anthony Davis, who has enjoyed trash talking with Rams defensive end Chris Long on Twitter this offseason, used social media for any other purpose today: To provide injury information.
Oakland Tribune 1 hour ago

A's Jim Johnson back in closer mix

Oakland A's pitcher Jim Johnson part of closer-by-committee, manager Bob Melvin says
San Francisco Chronicle 2 hours ago

No “Letter of interest” doesn’t mean loss of interest in Coliseum City

Print—Much has been made about the Raiders missing a 5 p.m. deadline Monday to submit a Letter of Interest on Coliseum City. Coliseum City is Oakland mayor Jean Quan’s dream project of turning the 132-acre Oakland Coliseum complex into a sports and entertainment hub with new sports stadiums and a convention center. So what’s the deal? Have the Raiders lost interest? We made some calls, and the answer is no. Basically, the Raiders don’t see the Letter of Interest as being a big deal. “It’s nebulous and it’s not a Letter of Intent,” a source said. Owner Mark Davis, like he said...
San Francisco Chronicle 2 hours ago

A’s A.J. Griffin to get second opinion; elbow issue not improved

Print—From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Minute Maid Park Shutting A.J. Griffin down for more than a month does not seem to have resolved the discomfort the A’s starter was feeling. The right-hander will get a second opinion on his elbow from Dr. Thomas Mehlhoff in Houston next Tuesday. Griffin resumed throwing in the past day or two, manager Bob Melvin said, and things still weren’t feeling right. Griffin has been out with what has been described as flexor tendinitis, which is often a precursor to Tommy John surgery.
Kuiper: “If I would have hit two, would there be a bobblehead? No? Well, then this is fantastic!”

Kuiper: “If I would have hit two, would there be a bobblehead? No? Well, then this is fantastic!”

This will be in your morning paper, for those of you kind enough to pick one up, and it’s been online a couple hours — but I figured this is one story where the full, uncut version should live on… Continue Reading →
San Francisco Chronicle 2 hours ago

Is Taylor Lewan a possibility at No. 5?

Print—The Raiders like Michigan offensive tackle Taylor Lewan more than Auburn’s Greg Robinson and Texas A&M’s Jake Matthews. So reports my fellow dead-beat, Jerry McDonald of the Oakland Tribune. Would Oakland take Lewan at five or try and trade down to get them, or is this all more pre-draft smoke? Well, in a conference call, ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper said that the recent hype over Michigan OT Taylor Lewan is real: “In terms of going (No.) 2 (overall), it’s not out of the question because if the Rams take a tackle, (Lewan’s) right there with (Auburn’s Greg) Robinson,”...
San Jose Mercury News 3 hours ago

49ers tackle Anthony Davis reveals he had shoulder surgery recently

Right tackle Anthony Davis is recovering from offseason surgery on his right shoulder and expects a full recovery for the 2014 season, he revealed Wednesday on social media

RT Davis: 2013 shoulder injury resulted in recent surgery

Right tackle Anthony Davis is recovering from offseason surgery on his left shoulder and expects a full recovery for the 2014 season, he revealed Wednesday on social media. “I recently had surgery for the first time ever,” Davis posted on Instagram with a photo of his left arm in a sling. “Played the majority of [...]
Oakland Tribune 3 hours ago

Thompson: Warriors need more than Curry in their arsenal

Golden State Warriors need more talent. More specifically, Stephen Curry needs another beast to run with.
Oakland Tribune 4 hours ago

Coroner: Cal player Ted Agu died from heart condition

Autopsy shows former Cal football player Ted Agu, who collapsed after a Feb. 7 team training run, died of the same heart condition that took the lives of Hank Gathers and Reggie Lewis.
Sacramento Bee 4 hours ago
Texas checking Kouzmanoff back before Beltre move

Texas checking Kouzmanoff back before Beltre move

Texas third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff was scheduled to be evaluated Friday at home by a back specialist before the Rangers have to make a roster move to active Adrian Beltre from the disabled list. Texas Rangers' Pedro Figueroa, left, is walked off the field by trainer Kevin Harmon after hitting Oakland Athletics' Josh Reddick with a pitch in the eighth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. Texas Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo of Korea runs the bases after hitting a home run off Oakland Athletics' Dan Straily in the first inning of a baseball game Monday,...

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