Defensive lineman Arik Armstead, the 49ers’ top pick last year, would love to play with DeForest Buckner again. They were teammates at Oregon when coach Chip Kelly was there.
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Luke Walton’s coaching stock rose this season when he guided the Golden State Warriors to 24 wins to start the season and a 39-4 mark before coach Steve Kerr was able to return. The Kings are interested in talking to him about their coaching vacancy, but Walton’s focus is on getting the Warriors ready for their next playoff game against Houston.
Reliever Derek Law was called up from the River Cats on April 15 to replace veteran Sergio Romo, and the right-hander has already been used in high-pressure situations. Giants manager Bruce Bochy expects a lot from young players who are called up.
San Francisco’s Johnny Cueto (4-1) strikes out a season-high 11 batters, walks one and repeatedly pitches out of trouble in a 5-1 complete-game win over San Diego.
Oakland starter Rich Hill limits Detroit to just four hits in seven innings and strikes out eight in the A’s 5-1 road win.
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