Sports Night: 49ers’ draft double take

49ers: S.F. drafts defensive end, guard

The 49ers, who drafted a 6-foot-7 defensive lineman out of Oregon a year ago, do the same on Thursday, selecting DeForest Buckner with the No. 7 overall pick. Then they do something decidedly unconventional: trading back into the first round to take Stanford guard Josh Garnett at No. 28.

Today’s video: Barrows’ take on 49ers drafting Buckner

Kaepernick goes through motions

Matt Barrows’ observations from the last practice of a voluntary three-day minicamp in Santa Clara, including thoughts on quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who is not yet cleared to throw or run but was alongside the quarterbacks at practice, mimicking their motions from a few feet away.

Raiders: Oakland picks safety Karl Joseph

The Raiders draft hard-hitting West Virginia safety Karl Joseph with the 14th overall pick, hoping he’s the final piece needed to revamp their secondary.

NFL draft: L.A. Rams find their QB in Goff

Welcome to Hollywood, Jared Goff. The Los Angeles Rams are returning home with a new face of the franchise after choosing the Cal quarterback with the first overall pick in the NFL draft.

Kings: Elston, McMillan to interview, sources say

The Kings have received permission to interview assistant coaches Elston Turner of Memphis and Nate McMillan of Indiana for their head-coaching position, according to league sources.

Republic FC: Rookie would make Shaq proud

In a strategy akin to what NBA teams used to do to Shaquille O’Neal, Saint Louis FC implemented “Hack-A-Harry” on Republic FC’s Harry Williams. Despite the physical attention he received, Williams earned “Man of the Match” honors.

A’s: Trip ends on downswing

“With the exception of Rich (Hill), this has been six games of our starting pitching getting beaten up,” A’s manager Bob Melvin says after Oakland finishes a three-city swing 5-5 with a 7-3 loss at Detroit.


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