Bickering, boorish behavior, low attendance and scrapping indicate that the Optimist All-Star Football Classic – designed to raise awareness and funds for disabled children – desperately needs a reboot. The game might have to return to December to thrive again.
The Kings wrapped up their predraft workouts Monday without hosting a top prospect in Thursday’s NBA draft. The team will pick eighth, yet the top players projected to be available did not visit Sacramento. The highest-regarded prospect who worked out was Vanderbilt guard Wade Baldwin, projected to be taken in the middle of the first round.
The Giants’ eight-game winning streak ended in improbable fashion. Jeff Locke followed consecutive horrible starts with 6 2/3 scoreless innings, and Erik Kratz hit his first home run since 2014 as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat Madison Bumgarner and the Giants 1-0 on Monday night.
Every NFL team tells its rookies about their reach on social media. The 49ers’ rookie class saw just how global that reach is during a recent trip to Facebook’s Menlo Park headquarters.
LeBron James stepped off the plane and into a blizzard of red-and-gold confetti before hoisting the Larry O’Brien Trophy. As promised, the Cleveland Cavaliers forward brought home a championship, the city’s first pro title in 52 years.
Beating top-ranked Argentina in the Copa America semifinals on Tuesday night in Houston would be a major achievement for the 31st-ranked United States.
After reaching the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in franchise history and losing in six games to the Pittsburgh Penguins, San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson says he doesn’t need to make any wholesale changes this summer.
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