The 49ers’ draft was a group effort. But John Lynch, the team’s first-year general manager, was the conductor of the orchestra, the one making the decisions and the one who did an excellent job articulating the team’s vision and thought process to the public.
Following a 5-2, 12-inning loss to the San Diego Padres on Sunday at AT&T Park, the Giants finish 9-17 in April, the worst record the team has put up in the month since 1984.
The A’s finish 11-14 this month, including a 9-13 record against American League West rivals, following a 7-2 loss in Houston on Sunday. Oakland is five games behind the division-leading Astros.
Gordon Hayward scores 26 points and the Jazz easily eliminate the Los Angeles Clippers with a 104-91 victory on Sunday, winning the first-round playoff series 4-3. The Jazz advance to face top-seeded Golden State in the Western Conference semifinals. Game 1 is Tuesday in Oakland.
Isaiah Thomas has 33 points and nine assists despite losing a tooth, and the Celtics make 19 3-pointers to beat the Washington Wizards 123-111 and take a 1-0 lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal matchup.
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