This is where Golden State expected to be, preparing to host Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Down 3-1 to Oklahoma City in the Western Conference finals, the Warriors never lost confidence, and their swagger never wavered.
A sense of confidence prevailed among the tailgaters at Oracle Arena before the Warriors met the Thunder in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals. Their confidence was rewarded by the Warriors’ 96-88 victory.
For three consecutive games, the Warriors controlled the second half and rejected the Thunder. As a result, they advanced to an NBA Finals reunion with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Starter Jeff Samardzija fell short in his attempt to win his fourth consecutive start for the first time in his career, and the Giants fell to the Braves in the first game of a four-game series in Atlanta.
Playing regularly for the first time in three years, outfielder Coco Crisp hit a leadoff home run and survived a collision with teammate Chris Coghlan as the A’s defeated the Twins and gave Kendall Graveman his first win in more than a month.
Capital Christian defeated Linden 8-0 to win its fourth consecutive Sac-Joaquin Section Division V championship. Valley Christian won its seventh D-VII title in nine seasons, and Bella Vista lost to Benicia in the D-II final.
UC Davis junior Ben Corfee has had trouble nailing down victories in big tournaments, but the 22-year-old won the Memorial Amateur at Ancil Hoffman by five strokes with a final-round 2-over-par 74. Elk Grove Andrej Bevins was second.
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