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Sports Night: NFL draft is on the clock

NFL: Don’t mock this draft

Few events produce as much analysis, melodrama and hand-wringing as the NFL draft – before it even happens. Don’t worry, though. Matt Barrows, The Bee’s 49ers beat writer, has it covered. Check out his forecast of how Thursday’s first round will go.

Baseball: This just in – blisters hurt

Most of us can work through a minor injury such as a blister. But what if you pitch baseball for a living – like the A’s Jesse Hahn? Then blisters can be a serious problem and may require treatment. Some of those afflicted even turn to pickle juice.

Giants: Bumgarner outduels Kershaw

Madison Bumgarner pitches eight sharp innings in his fifth career matchup against Clayton Kershaw and batterymate Buster Posey homers, leading the Giants to a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Bumgarner is 3-1 lifetime against Kershaw.

A’s: Gray is sharp again

Sonny Gray strikes out six and walks one over eight impressive innings, Brett Lawrie hits a three-run homer in the first that holds up, and the A’s snap a season-high four-game losing streak with a 6-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.

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NBA playoffs: Spurs outlast Clippers

Tim Duncan scores 12 of his 21 points in the second half, and DeAndre Jordan is called for basket interference with 4.3 seconds left as the San Antonio Spurs move to the brink of the second round with a 111-107 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 5.

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Republic FC: Not threatenin’, just sayin’

Republic FC hopes today’s match against at Salt Lake City goes better than its 2-1 loss to Orange County on Friday. Coach Preki had this to say after what might have been the team’s worst performance in its short history: “We don’t accept complacency here. If they can’t do the job, then certain consequences have to happen. … That’s not threatening somebody. It’s just a reminder in this type of business we are entertainers, and we are judged on our winning and losing.”

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