When asked what their position is, many NBA draft hopefuls these days say “basketball player.” Michigan State’s Denzel Valentine is among those who want to be known for versatility.
NFL rules prohibit players from joining their teams for OTAs until the current senior class has graduated, so Stanford offensive lineman Joshua Garnett will not be with the 49ers on Tuesday.
Kevin Blue, formerly the senior athletic director for external relations at Stanford, was hired as UC Davis’ athletic director. Blue replaces interim athletic director Teresa Gould.
Kevin Durant scores 26 points, including a key 17-footer with 30.7 seconds left, and Russell Westbrook scores 24 of his 27 points in the second half to lead Oklahoma City over Golden State in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals in Oakland.
Left-hander Sean Manaea retires 18 of the first 21 batters he faces and earns his first major-league victory as the A’s defeat the visiting Texas Rangers 3-1 on Monday night. Marcus Semien homers as the A’s win for the third time in four games.
Oakland manager Bob Melvin says right-hander Henderson Alvarez left his rehab start for Triple-A Nashville one inning early on Sunday after feeling shoulder soreness. Alvarez is attempting to return from shoulder surgery that has kept him from pitching in the majors since last May 22.
Matt Manning, a Bee All-Metro basketball player, is also a pitcher who throws 96 mph. He constantly wears one of his four baseball gloves, which the Sheldon High School senior has given names.
Four Sierra Foothill League teams – Del Oro, Granite Bay, Rocklin and Woodcreek – are among the eight remaining in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I and II girls soccer playoffs.
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