The Kings need a lot of help defensively. So they take a step toward fixing that by selecting Kentucky forward/center Willie Cauley-Stein sixth overall in Thursday’s NBA draft in New York.
Drafting 7-foot center Willie Cauley-Stein was a curious move by the Kings. This comes after an onslaught of speculation about the future of DeMarcus Cousins and his strained relationship with head coach George Karl.
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Free Slurpees on a brutally hot day would have been the only thing more popular than first-round leader Tom Watson in the U.S. Senior Open at Del Paso Country Club. The 65-year-old legend misses a putt to shoot his age, but his ensuing tap-in for a 4-under-par 66 gives him a one-stroke lead. A logjam at 67 included two-time U.S. Open winner Lee Janzen, Michael Allen, Jeff Hart, Jimmy Carter, P.H. Horgan III and Woody Austin.
You can watch a lot of baseball and not see many triples. The Giants hit four in a game for the first time in 55 years, including two by Brandon Belt, in a 13-8 win over the San Diego Padres. Brandon Crawford and Matt Duffy also tripled.
Sonny Gray wins his fifth consecutive start at Texas, Josh Reddick drives in three runs, and the A’s complete a three-game series sweep with a 6-3 victory in Arlington. Gray (9-3) strikes out seven and walks one over six innings, improving to 5-0 with a 0.96 ERA in his five road starts against the Rangers.
Matt Cain pitches 5 2/3 strong innings in possibly his last rehab start as the visiting River Cats defeat the Freno Grizzlies 7-5. The three-time All-Star, who’s coming back from an elbow injury, earned the victory after allowing two runs on four hits. He struck out four and walked two.
Midfielder Rodrigo Lopez scores twice as Republic FC moves into first place in the USL’s Western Division with a 3-1 victory over the host Tulsa Roughnecks. Sacramento has 28 points, one more than idle Colorado Springs.
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