Baseball is about to become a livelihood for the recently graduated 6-foot-6 power pitcher from Sheldon High School after the right-hander was selected ninth overall in the major-league draft.
The A’s snag left-hander A.J. Puk out of the University of Florida with their highest draft pick in 18 years, making him the first college pitcher selected in this year’s draft and the first of three taken by the A’s on Day One.
The Giants use their lone pick on Day One of this year’s draft to select Bryan Reynolds, a switch-hitting outfielder out of Vanderbilt, at No. 59 overall.
A buoyant and talkative Colin Kaepernick addresses the media for the first time in six months, saying he is excited about new coach Chip Kelly and his 49ers offense but swatting away questions about his trade request in the offseason.
The Sharks and the understated guy in net are heading back west for Game 6. So are the Penguins. The Stanley Cup, too. Blame Martin Jones, who turned aside 44 shots in a 4-2 victory in Game 5.
Muhammad Ali had the final word, of course. He planned his own funeral services, ensuring that people of all races, genders, religions and ethnicities could celebrate his life and grieve over his death, and do so together.
Almost two weeks after one of the greatest upset wins in American motor sports history, Alexander Rossi, the 24-year-old Nevada City native, is back at work driving an IndyCar for Andretti Autosport.
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