Kyrie Irving scores 30 points to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers past the Kings 120-111 Wednesday night at Sleep Train Arena.
Willie Cauley-Stein’s playing time has been brief in recent games, but Kings coach George Karl says that’s not indicative of his plans for the rookie. He says the flow of some recent games has led to less playing time for the center.
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Johnny Cueto makes his spring training debut for the Giants in Wednesday’s 8-6 loss to the Rockies, lasting just 1 1/3 innings while facing nine batters, giving up five runs on four hits – including a two-run homer by Carlos Gonzalez – striking out two batters and walking one.
According to Giants manager Bruce Bochy, pitcher Chris Heston lost 20 pounds during his rookie season and fatigue likely played a part in his second-half struggles. As he prepares for a likely long-relief role this season, Heston says he has regained the weight and has a plan for keeping it on this summer.
Colin Kaepernick might not have to go far to meet his new teammates. The 49ers quarterback, who has been rehabilitating in Vail, Colo., reportedly is on the Broncos’ radar after one Denver starter from the 2015 season, Peyton Manning, retired and another, Brock Osweiler, agreed to a free-agent deal with the Texans.
The 49ers and Ian Williams reach agreement on a five-year deal early Wednesday that kept the nose tackle off the open market, a league source says. Williams’ deal is between $5 and $6 million per year. Meanwhile, the Vikings sign guard Alex Boone as soon as free agency begins.
Oakland fills another hole in free agency by agreeing to a four-year contract with former Seattle pass rusher Bruce Irvin. Irvin confirms he’s leaving the Seahawks to join the Raiders on his Instagram account Wednesday.
Sac State is one of eight men’s teams still alive in the Big Sky Conference tournament, thanks to a 79-75 win over Montana State on Tuesday. Only three more wins in a row and the Hornets will be declared Big Sky champions and allowed to play in the NCAA Tournament.
Sacramento State couldn’t hold a late six-point lead or stop sisters Hayley and Delaney Hodgins as Eastern Washington rallied for a 100-97 win Wednesday night in the Big Sky Conference women’s basketball tournament quarterfinals at the Reno Events Center.
Fourth-seeded UC Santa Barbara takes an eight-game winning streak into Thursday’s Big West Conference men’s basketball tournament opener against No. 5 UC Davis at the Honda Center in Anaheim.
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