Madison Bumgarner pitches a four-hitter for his latest postseason gem, outlasting Noah Syndergaard in a classic duel between aces, and injury substitute Conor Gillaspie hits a three-run homer in the ninth inning that sends San Francisco to a 3-0 victory over the New York Mets in the N.L. wild-card game Wednesday night.
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The Kings’ new defense is a work in progress. Today it faces the Warriors’ dominant offense, but coach Dave Joerger is sticking with his game plan.
Rudy Gay is a native of Baltimore, where the death of Freddie Gray after his arrest in April 2015 led to protests and riots in the African American community. “It is (tough) to be in the community that’s actually affected,” Gay says. “No matter what, I’m not here to be an activist, but to show support for the people who are bringing light to the situation.”
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While Las Vegas uses Howie Long as a cheerleader to drum up support for the city’s attempt to lure the Raiders, fellow Pro Football Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott is an active participant in trying to keep the franchise from leaving Oakland.
The Arizona Cardinals are limping, lifeless and in last place in the division entering Thursday’s game. Which means the 49ers had better brace themselves. San Francisco, after all, has served as a cure-all for ailing offenses in recent weeks.
Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer, who suffered a concussion Sunday, won’t make the trip to Santa Clara for Thursday’s game, Arizona coach Bruce Arians told Phoenix-area reporters Wednesday. That will give Drew Stanton his first start since 2014.
Antelope’s Elijah Dotson has 862 rushing yards in five games. His biggest fan is his father, Robert, a star running back at Grant a generation ago.
Republic FC coach Paul Buckle has mixed feelings about Friday. That’s when he and director of football Graham Smith will hold exit interviews with the squad’s players. Most of the players will be asked back, but a few will be told to look elsewhere.
In front of a loud, festive and near-sellout crowd favoring C.D. Guadalajara, Sacramento plays the Liga MX side to a 1-1 draw in a friendly Wednesday night. The match was the last of the 2016 season for Republic FC.
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