Behind an impressive offseason performance from general manager Reggie McKenzie, the Raiders became a legitimate playoff contender last week with three free-agent signings.
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DeMarcus Cousins returned from his one-game suspension and had 31 points, 10 rebounds and five assists, but a 108-99 loss to the Utah Jazz was the Kings’ fifth in a row. The All-Star center had some choice words about the impetus of his banishment.
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Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner is dealing with two minor ailments that he said will cause him to miss one or two spring starts but he should be ready for Opening Day.
Chris Heston stepped in when Madison Bumgarner was scratched and pitched four scoreless innings to help the Giants beat the San Diego Padres 8-1.
A topsy-turvy season in college basketball delivered a few more twists when the brackets came out Sunday: Oregon and Virginia are No. 1 seeds, while Michigan State is not.
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