The Kings begin their search to replace George Karl on Wednesday by interviewing Sam Mitchell, the former Toronto Raptors coach who served as interim head coach in Minnesota this season after the death of Flip Saunders.
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Colin Kaepernick has been to every position meeting since the 49ers’ offseason program began earlier this month and has even been on the field. Still, general manager Trent Baalke, who was speaking at his annual pre-draft news conference, declines to say the 49ers would not trade Kaepernick, who, through his agents, requested to explore a deal in February.
A year ago, the Las Vegas 51s came to Sacramento to play the River Cats with a couple of hot young pitching prospects in Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz, who would become two of the biggest names in baseball. While it appears they don’t have any Syndergaards or Matzes this season, Gabriel Ynoa still has time to prove that assertion premature.
A’s starter Kendall Graveman writes his name into the record books Wednesday night by becoming the first starting pitcher ever to bat in new Yankee Stadium. The right-hander’s pitching steals the show, however, dominating the evening in the Bronx as the A’s stretch their winning streak to four games with a 5-2 victory over the Yankees.
Zack Greinke and Madison Bumgarner both pitch well in a showdown of National League West aces, but Welington Castillo hits a two-run homer in the seventh inning to help the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Giants 2-1 on Wednesday night.
Stephen Curry’s sprained right ankle is feeling better but he isn’t sure if he will be able to play on Thursday night in Game 3 of the Warriors’ first-round playoff series against the Houston Rockets.
Octavio Guzman isn’t the forgotten man. That’s one thing Republic FC coach Paul Buckle wants to make clear. “I’m a big fan of Tavo,” Buckle says. “When we lost him last season, I knew it was going to be a loss to us in a big way. To get him back is great … it’s been a real long road for him.”
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