At 35, Caron Butler, a two-time All-Star who once had terrific quickness and athleticism, was acquired more for his mature presence. Butler could write a book about changing for the better, and in fact he already has.
Seth Curry has a two-year guaranteed contract with the Kings, assuring he will be on the roster opening night against the Los Angeles Clippers. But Curry’s sense of urgency remains. He wants to find his role.
It’s another big week for high school football with league races heading into the second week. Here are five matchups with the most on the line: No. 4 Del Oro (2-2) at No. 1 Folsom (5-0), No. 3 Elk Grove (4-0) at No. 2 Grant (4-0), De La Salle (3-1) at No. 5 Granite Bay (3-1), No. 15 Whitney (3-1) at No. 18 Del Campo (3-1) and Dixon (4-1) at Marysville (5-0). Read Joe Davidson’s analysis.
The numbers will show that Tim Hudson was not a pitcher who relied on swings and misses, on overpowering hitters, especially in his final season with the Giants. Yet there he was, toeing a mound at age 40, cutting and sinking his pitches, daring hitters to beat him until the very end.
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After declining to sort it out in the preseason, the 49ers are 1-2 and in the position of having to figure out what to keep, what to add and what to jettison. Essentially, the first four weeks of the regular season have become the new preseason, according to The Bee’s Matt Barrows.
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