Sports Night: Giants high on pitcher Blackburn

Bochy says pitcher reminds him of Petit

Yusmeiro Petit, the stoic, dart-throwing right-hander who filled the Giants’ long relief role so aptly for the past two seasons, is no longer with the team after being non-tendered over the offseason. But there is a pitcher in Giants camp whom manager Bruce Bochy sees as strikingly similar: Clayton Blackburn.

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Kings: Slow starts a frustrating pattern

Why the Kings often start games slowly is still anyone’s guess. “I wish I had the answer to it,” center DeMarcus Cousins said. Basketball is a game of runs, and the Kings seem to give up a lot of those runs at the beginning of games. Lately, those runs have put the Kings far behind, forcing them to play catch-up most of the game.

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Locals on par with Bay hoop teams

The days of the Bay Area casting formidable shadows over the regional high school basketball scene are over. Prep hoops here is finally on par with the San Francisco-Oakland region, and it’s playing out at a historic pace in the CIF Northern California Open Division playoffs.

Antelope hoops big on heart, results

They are Titans in nickname and mascots only. Otherwise, Antelope High School’s boys basketball team doesn’t turn heads when it gets off the bus and trots onto the floor for warmups. But what the Titans lack in height, they make up for in desire and results.

49ers: Kap worth 4th-rounder to Denver

The Denver Broncos feel that quarterback Colin Kaepernick is worth a fourth-round pick, the NFL Network reported Monday.

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