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  • Raiders position group pre-draft analysis: WR

    Raiders position group pre-draft analysis: WR

    insidebayarea.com Updated 10 hours ago
    Fifth in a series examining Raiders position groups heading in to the NFL Draft Thursday through Saturday: Starters: James Jones, Michael Crabtree Backups: Rod Streater, Andre Holmes, Kenbrell Thompkins, Brice Butler, Jeremy Gallon, Seth Roberts. Analys…
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  • Pederson, Turner Homer for Dodgers in 8-3 Win Over Giants

    Pederson, Turner Homer for Dodgers in 8-3 Win Over Giants

    nytimes.com 11 hours ago
    Dodgers rookie Joc Pederson homered, doubled in a run and made a sparkling defensive play to deprive Angel Pagan of an RBI double, leading Los Angeles to an 8-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Monday night.
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  • Sharks near agreement with city of San Jose to extend lease at …

    Sharks near agreement with city of San Jose to extend lease at SAP Center

    NHL.com 17 hours ago
    SAN JOSE, Calif. - The San Jose Sharks are close to finalizing an agreement to extend their lease at the SAP Center. Chief operating officer John Tortora issued a statement Monday saying the team is confident the new lease will be finalized w...
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  • Kerr wins writers' Rudy Tomjanovich award

    Kerr wins writers' Rudy Tomjanovich award

    nba.com 17 hours ago
    Golden State's Steve Kerr has won the Rudy Tomjanovich Award, given by the Professional Basketball Writers Association to a coach who best combines excellence on the court with cooperation with fans and media.
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  • What's Next: Giants-Dodgers, Yanks-Red Sox rivalries heat up

    What's Next: Giants-Dodgers, Yanks-Red Sox rivalries heat up

    MLB.com Apr 27 (yesterday)
    Friday brings May Day, Saturday brings the Kentucky Derby, and the second month of the six-month horse race called Major League Baseball continues on the bumpy road to October. The Giants will meet their archrival Dodgers. The Yankees will meet their ar…
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  • Trent Baalke: No pressure to take a wide receiver

    Trent Baalke: No pressure to take a wide receiver

    profootballtalk.com Apr 27 (yesterday)
    The 49ers have reshuffled their receiving corps this offseason. Torrey Smith and Jerome Simpson have come onboard while Michael Crabtree, Stevie Johnson and Brandon Lloyd have moved along (Lloyd is unsigned, but there’s no indication the 49ers are inter…
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  • NL Teams Experimenting With Pitchers Hitting 8th

    NL Teams Experimenting With Pitchers Hitting 8th

    nytimes.com Apr 27 (yesterday)
    Amid a testy start to the season — looking at you, Bryan Price; also you, Royals, White Sox and Athletics — comes a bit of managerial creativity sure to put a smile on the face of any innovative Strat-O-Matic player.
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  • Raiders position group pre-draft analysis: OL

    Raiders position group pre-draft analysis: OL

    insidebayarea.com Apr 27 (yesterday)
    Fourth in a series analyzing Raiders position groups heading into the NFL draft: Starters: LT Donald Penn, LG Gabe Jackson, C Rodney Hudson, RG Khalif Barnes, RT Austin Howard. Backups: T Menelik Watson, G-C Kevin Boothe, G Lamar Mady, G-T Tony Bergstro…
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  • Gattis leads Astros as they sweep A's

    Gattis leads Astros as they sweep A's

    MLB.com nytimes.com Apr 26 (yesterday)
    Designated hitter Evan Gattis drove in four runs, including two in the ninth against closer Tyler Clippard, to guide the Astros to a series-sweeping 7-6 victory over the A's at the Coliseum on Sunday afternoon.
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  • Giants-Rockies Game Postponed by Rain

    Giants-Rockies Game Postponed by Rain

    nytimes.com Apr 26 (yesterday)
    Right-hander Bill Swift's arm was all warmed up and ready to throw out the ceremonial first pitch Sunday.
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  • Joe Flacco on wide receivers: I think we’re good with what we h…

    Joe Flacco on wide receivers: I think we’re good with what we have

    profootballtalk.com Apr 26 (2 days ago)
    At different points this offseason, Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti and Assistant General Manager Eric DeCosta have both downplayed the team’s need to draft a wide receiver after Torrey Smith signed with the 49ers as a free agent. Quarterback Joe Flacco jo…
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  • Giants squeeze by Rockies for 11-inning victory

    Giants squeeze by Rockies for 11-inning victory

    MLB.com nytimes.com Apr 26 (2 days ago)
    Nori Aoki scored the deciding run on a squeeze bunt by Joe Panik in the 11th inning as the Giants survived a Rockies rally in the ninth for a 5-4 win on Saturday night. Justin Maxwell's replay-reviewed two-run homer helped offset solo shots by Troy Tulo…
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  • LEADING OFF: Astros Go for 1st Sweep vs. A's, Volquez Active

    LEADING OFF: Astros Go for 1st Sweep vs. A's, Volquez Active

    nytimes.com Apr 26 (2 days ago)
    A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today:
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  • Warriors 109 Pelicans 98 — Game 4

    Warriors 109 Pelicans 98 — Game 4

    feltbot.com yahoo.com Apr 26 (2 days ago)
    One sweep down, another coming up. This series between the Warriors and Pelicans played out almost exactly as scripted: Anthony Davis v. Draymond Green: The central matchup of the series. The great Anthony Davis was… almost phenomenal. The also great Dr…
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  • Sports Briefing | Baseball: Ben Zobrist Put on Disabled List

    Sports Briefing | Baseball: Ben Zobrist Put on Disabled List

    nytimes.com yahoo.com Apr 25 (3 days ago)
    The Oakland Athletics placed the infielder/outfielder on the 15-day disabled list with torn cartilage in his left knee.
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  • Altuve's homer leads Astros to series win over A's

    Altuve's homer leads Astros to series win over A's

    MLB.com Apr 25 (3 days ago)
    Second baseman Jose Altuve hit a three-run home run, and the Astros beat the A's a second straight day, 9-3, on Saturday afternoon to secure a series victory at the Coliseum.
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  • Reggie McKenzie: Raiders have taken some calls about No. 4 pick

    Reggie McKenzie: Raiders have taken some calls about No. 4 pick

    profootballtalk.com Apr 25 (3 days ago)
    The Raiders have a young quarterback they like at the moment (and haven’t ruined yet), so they have some options when Thursday rolls around, when they’re on the clock with the fourth overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. One of those options is not using …
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  • Astros using caution with Marisnick's return

    Astros using caution with Marisnick's return

    MLB.com Apr 25 (3 days ago)
    Houston manager A.J. Hinch continues to take a cautious approach to outfielder Jake Marisnick and his sore right leg, which kept him out of Friday night's series opener against the Oakland Athletics.
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  • Josh Reddick nearly hit a walk-off Little League home run

    Josh Reddick nearly hit a walk-off Little League home run

    yahoo.com Apr 25 (3 days ago)
    The Houston Astros and Oakland A's cornered the market on crazy on Friday night, so it would have been appropriate for Josh Reddick to dash home in the 10th inning with the game-winning run, which also would have doubled as a walk-off Little League home…
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  • Astros Hold Off A's 5-4 in 11 After 9 Scoreless Innings

    Astros Hold Off A's 5-4 in 11 After 9 Scoreless Innings

    nytimes.com Apr 25 (3 days ago)
    The Houston Astros aren't shy about celebrating their quick start, even if the season is less than a month old.
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  • Ynoa, Butler Send Rockies to 6-4 Win Over Giants

    Ynoa, Butler Send Rockies to 6-4 Win Over Giants

    nytimes.com Apr 25 (3 days ago)
    Pinch-hitter Rafael Ynoa snapped a sixth-inning tie with an RBI double, Eddie Butler was backed by stellar defense over six shaky innings and the Colorado Rockies beat the San Francisco Giants 6-4 on Friday night.
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  • Video - NFL Nation mock draft: 49ers select DL Arik Armstead 01:50

    NFL Nation mock draft: 49ers select DL Arik Armstead

    Apr 27
    49ers reporter Paul Gutierrez breaks down his first-round selection.
  • Video - NFL Nation mock draft: Raiders select WR Amari Cooper 01:28

    NFL Nation mock draft: Raiders select WR Amari Cooper

    Apr 27
    Raiders reporter Bill Williamson breaks down his first-round selection.
  • Video - NFL not disciplining McDonald for August arrest 02:25

    NFL not disciplining McDonald for August arrest

    Apr 27
    Jeff Dickerson discusses why defensive end Ray McDonald isn't facing disciplinary action by the NFL in a domestic violence-related arrest that occurred in August of last year.
  • Video - Raiders hope for a good start this season 00:39

    Raiders hope for a good start this season

    Apr 23
    John Clayton reviews the dismal Raiders' record in recent years in getting off to a good start. This season Oakland will be home for the first two games.

Sports Columnists

  • The MMQB Mock Draft: Who Teams Will Pick

    Apr 28
    Cooper to the Jags at 3? They desperately need a No. 1 receiver. (Al Tielemans/Sports Illustrated) Draft boards, and one real life, changed on a highway near Columbia, Mo., Monday morning around dawn. Star Missouri pass-rusher Shane Ray, who reportedly …
  • Rivers Trade Dead? Draft Intrigue Starts at No. 2

    Apr 27
    Three days before the 2015 draft, one thing is clear: The drama starts with the second pick. With Tampa Bay very likely to take quarterback Jameis Winston number one, Tennessee is in command with quarterback Marcus Mariota the likely target if anyone wa…
  • Mario Hezonja of FC Barcelona to declare for the NBA draft

    Apr 23
    FC Barcelona wing Mario Hezonja will declare for the 2015 NBA draft, his agent Arn Tellem told ESPN.com.
  • James Blackmon Jr. to return to Indiana Hoosiers, bypass NBA draft

    Apr 23
    Indiana Hoosiers freshman James Blackmon Jr. will return to school instead of entering the NBA draft.