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Sports Night: Warriors roll over the Grizzlies

NBA playoffs: Golden State goes up 3-2

Why is Golden State’s Stephen Curry the MVP of the NBA? Check out this line: 18 points on six three-pointers, five assists, seven rebounds and six steals. The Warriors roll past the Memphis Grizzlies 98-78 and take a 3-2 lead in their Western Conference semifinal series.

Kings: All eyes on NBA draft combine

Vlade Divac concedes his knowledge of the NBA draft is limited. So he has been meeting daily with general manager Pete D’Alessandro and assistant general manager Mike Bratz leading up to the draft combine, which begins today. Yes, they want to identify the best prospects. Another goal is to display the front office’s teamwork ... uh, to the team.

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Andy Furillo: Semien a work in progress

A’s shortstop Marcus Semien sure can hit. A’s shortstop Marcus Semien sure can’t field, which is kind of important at his position. In his 35 starts at short, Semien has committed 11 errors, the most in the majors.

A’s: Crisp connects in loss

Coco Crisp is no longer hitless this season. His infield single in the fifth inning of the A’s 2-0 loss to the Boston Red Sox ends an 0-for-26 string. Give the guy a break: Crisp missed the first month of the season because of elbow surgery.

Giants: Posey’s homer not enough

Buster Posey’s home run in the fifth inning is a high, handsome drive that clanks off the toy train tracks at Houston’s Minute Maid Park. Yet it goes to waste after reliever Jeremy Affeldt gives up a tiebreaking home run to George Springer in the eighth inning of the Giants’ 4-3 loss to the Astros.

River Cats: Road skid continues

The River Cats finish with only five hits, go 1 for 9 with runners in scoring position and strand 10 runners in a 5-1 loss to the Las Vegas 51s. Sacramento’s road losing streak grows to four.

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49ers: Their strategy for rookie minicamp

The 49ers will be the last NFL team to hold their rookie minicamp, which begins Saturday – and they have their reasons.

Preps Plus: ‘I mean, wow’

Who wouldn’t want to hit a home run? Who can hit a home run? El Dorado High School senior outfielder Matt Smith leads the nation in homers and recently hit one that might still be going.

Sac State baseball: It’s complicated

The Sacramento State baseball team still has a chance to repeat as regular-season Western Athletic Conference champions. Here’s what has to happen: the Hornets need to sweep first-place Grand Canyon in a three-game series this weekend, second-place Seattle needs to lose at least once at seventh-place Northern Colorado and Cal State Bakersfield needs to lose at least once against ninth-place Chicago State.

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