The Kings could have expected to cruise past the terrible Minnesota Timberwolves – and they did, in fact, prevail 116-111. However, the task became more difficult without DeMarcus Cousins, who sat out with a sore right foot. In steps Omri Casspi, with a career-high 31 points.
After scoring eight runs with two homers in Monday’s season opener, the A’s were held to five hits in a 3-1 loss to the Texas Rangers. It’s not as if Oakland manager Bob Melvin didn’t caution his team there would be games like this.
The Giants have a bigger problem than just their 7-6 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Starter Matt Cain was placed on the 15-day disabled list before Tuesday’s game with a right forearm injury and will miss his scheduled start Wednesday. He could be out another two or three weeks.
The weather was a little severe for the River Cats’ media day at Raley Field. That didn’t dampen the vibe as the team enters its 16th season in Sacramento – and first as an affiliate for the World Series champion Giants.
Join The Bee’s Matt Barrows at noon Wednesday to discuss the 49ers, their offseason moves – including the hiring of coach Jim Tomsula – and what fans can expect in the NFL draft and the 2015 season.
Rookie forward Cameron Iwasa smiles when he talks about his whirlwind three months trying to become a professional soccer player. “It’s been a wild ride, but I think it’s worked out pretty well,” says Iwasa, former Jesuit High School two-sport star. Republic FC hosts Los Angeles on Saturday at Bonney Field in its home opener.
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