Roseville High School graduate Neilson Powless has four wins and eight top-three finishes in cycling this season. But Powless will compete against international cycling’s best for the first time when the 11th annual Amgen Tour of California begins on Sunday in San Diego.
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Tommy Thompson, playing on loan from the San Jose Earthquakes, provides all the offense in Republic FC’s 2-0 victory over Seattle Sounders FC 2 at Bonney Field.
Buster Posey hits a two-run double in the ninth inning and Hunter Pence has his 200th career home run to lead the Giants to a 5-3 win over Arizona Diamondbacks.
Matt Andriese helps the Rays end a four-game losing streak by throwing a two-hitter for his first career shutout, leading Tampa Bay to a 6-0 victory over the A’s. Matt McBride and Danny Valencia had hits for the A’s.
The Kings, who allowed All-Stars to also-rans to ring up season and career highs at their expense, hope new coach Dave Joerger and his staff can improve the defense with schematic changes missing under George Karl last season. The draft could be a great starting point.
There will be no shortage of star power or scoring when the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder meet in what has the potential to be an electrifying best-of-seven NBA Western Conference finals matchup.
After handling the Los Angeles Kings in five games and beating the Nashville Predators in seven, the San Jose Sharks begin their toughest test yet Sunday against the equally deep and talented St. Louis Blues, who feature Vladimir Tarasenko, arguably the most skilled forward the Sharks have faced in the playoffs.
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