Matt Cain gets rocked for nine runs, matching the most he has allowed in the major leagues, and Jose Peraza drives in a career-high four runs in the first four innings to lead the Cincinnati Reds over the Giants 13-3. Christian Arroyo homers.
Michael Fulmer pitches eight innings of two-run ball after his start gets pushed back a day due to rain, Jim Adduci hits a bases-loaded triple and the Detroit Tigers beat the A’s 7-2. Yonder Alonso drives in both Oakland runs.
Like fellow Stanford first-round draft pick Joshua Garnett last year, Solomon Thomas won’t be able to take part in most of 49ers’ spring practices because his classes still will be in session.
Ten Sacramento area players are suiting up for the NFL, drafted and undrafted. Two are showing the 49ers what they have, and one has donned the silver and black for the Raiders.
Jason Williams, the former Kings point guard, is one of a group of ex-NBA players to compete this summer in the new 3-on-3 league created by rapper Ice Cube. Williams, 41, is a co-captain of the “3-Headed Monsters.” Other former Kings in the league include Mike Bibby, Bonzi Wells and Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf.
The Toronto Raptors’ two-headed monster has only one head Friday night as Kyle Lowry is sidelined with a sprained ankle. Cleveland wins 115-94 behind LeBron James’ 35 points.
Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge score 26 points each to help the San Antonio Spurs overcome the loss of Tony Parker and get a 103-92 win over the Houston Rockets on Friday night, taking a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference semifinals.
San Antonio Spurs veteran Tony Parker undergoes successful quadriceps surgery and Toronto’s Kyle Lowry misses Game 3 against Cleveland with a sprained ankle Friday. Injuries have been a significant factor in this year’s NBA playoffs.
The Bee’s Steve Pajak has an unenviable record trying to pick the winner of the Kentucky Derby for more than three decades. But he’s cursed – he can’t pick the winner. That doesn’t mean he’s given up trying.
Former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal looks to add a new title to his résumé: Sheriff. Shaq tells media on Friday that he plans to run for sheriff in 2020.
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