Skal Labissiere wasn’t chosen as high as Georgios Papagianni, nor did he have the impressive NCAA Tournament that Isaiah Cousins had with Oklahoma, but his story might be the most interesting.
The Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins was officially named to the 12-man U.S. Olympic team. Cousins had been told June 10 he would be on the squad. He and DeAndre Jordan of the Clippers are the only centers on the team.
Daniel Mengden pitches into the eighth inning for his first major-league win, and Marcus Semien hits a three-run homer and has four RBIs as the A’s beat the Giants 8-3 to open the Bay Bridge Series.
A’s outfielder Josh Reddick has been out since May 20 because of a broken left thumb. Reliever Sergio Romo last pitched for the Giants on April 10. Both could return soon.
Stephanie Brown Trafton, the discus gold medalist in the 2008 Olympics, appears to be peaking at the right time while juggling the demands of motherhood and being “super committed” in an Olympic year.
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