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  • Checkered past follows Huskies CB into draft
    published on Sat, 18 Apr 2015 21:46:48 GMT
    The University of Washington product is considered by some to be the best cornerback prospect in the upcoming NFL Draft, but Peters also is a walking red flag after a messy end to his college career. Despite first-round talent, Peters is thought to have been removed entirely from some draft boards already because of reports that, among his many transgressions, Peters choked a Huskies assistant coach last season before being kicked off the team in November....
  • Can the Pelicans comeback in the second half against Warriors?
    published on Sat, 18 Apr 2015 21:33:02 GMT
    Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry shoots past New Orleans Pelicans' Tyreke Evans, left, Quincy Pondexter and Anthony Davis during the first half in Game 1 of the NBA basketball playoffs Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. The New Orleans Pelicans were down by 18 at halftime against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena in the first-round of the Western Conference playoffs....
  • Report: Former Raiders center Stefen Wisniewski lands with Jaguars
    published on Sat, 18 Apr 2015 18:44:39 GMT
    It has been nearly six weeks since free agency opened and Raiders former center Stefen Wisniewski has finally found a new home. Well, I assume that's who Adam Schefter was talking about when he said "Stefan Wisnewski" had signed on with the Jacksonville Jaguars on a one-year deal....
  • Billy Martin, baseball's brawling legend
    published on Sat, 18 Apr 2015 18:15:33 GMT
    Billy Martin, baseball's brawling legend The New York Yankees' one-time manager gets the star treatment in new bio. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1G4FHpD The eternal return of baseball season invites a special nostalgia for a time when the game's greats didn't seem like the hothouse athletes of today so much as a national register of regular guys....
  • Whole 'finesse' argument in today's NBA is quite soft
    published on Fri, 17 Apr 2015 23:31:31 GMT
    Maybe it helps to be an old-timer and remember back to the '80s when "finesse" was considered an insult, a term of derision. Maybe when Charles Barkley and other experts refer to the Warriors as a finesse team, they don't intend to impugn the Warriors' collective manhood....
  • New Orleans Pelicans head coach Monty Williams celebrates with guard...
    published on Fri, 17 Apr 2015 21:59:28 GMT
    New Orleans Pelicans head coach Monty Williams celebrates with guard Eric Gordon after their NBA basketball game victory over the San Antonio Spurs in New Orleans, Wednesday, April 15, 2015. The Pelicans won 108-103 to lock up the final playoff slot in the Western Conference....
  • Purdy: They probably won't win
    published on Thu, 16 Apr 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    At last. The NBA playoff tournament and Charles Barkley Improvisational Theatre Festival begins this weekend....
  • Kellerman: Andre Ward Deserves a Gimme in Comeback
    published on Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:30:03 GMT
    It isn't likely to air on the network that he employs them as broadcasters, but HBO boxing analyst Max Kellerman seems fine with Andre Ward's return to the ring June 20 amounting to a tune-up fight. When asked about Ward's potential opponent by host Jim Lampley on the new installment of HBO's 'The Fight Game,' which debuted Tuesday night, Kellerman contended Ward 'deserves a gimme on his comeback fight.'...
  • Warriors settling into new role as a championship favorite
    published on Fri, 17 Apr 2015 07:43:47 GMT
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  • Thursday's Sports In Brief
    published on Fri, 17 Apr 2015 06:38:57 GMT
    A former Florida State University student on Thursday filed a lawsuit against top NFL prospect Jameis Winston, saying he assaulted and raped her at an off-campus apartment in 2012. The lawsuit by Erica Kinsman, which seeks damages from the former Seminoles quarterback, was filed two weeks before the April 30 NFL draft....
  • Local sports digest: Martin expects Cal to contend for Pac-12 title
    published on Fri, 17 Apr 2015 05:20:57 GMT
    With top-10 prospect Ivan Rabb now on board, Cal basketball coach Cuonzo Martin said fans should have high expectations for the Golden Bears in the Pac-12 next season. "I think we'll fight for the top spot," said Martin, whose team finished in a tie for eighth in the Pac-12 this season and did not participate in the postseason....
  • Rabb anchors Cal basketball's strong recruiting class
    published on Fri, 17 Apr 2015 02:23:59 GMT
    Top basketball recruit Ivan Rabb signed his letter of intent to play for Cal on Wednesday, the first possible day he could do so. The Bears also signed Tyson Jolly , a highly regarded guard from Oklahoma City who picked Cal over Minnesota and Gonzaga....
  • Wente Vineyards' new chef series
    published on Fri, 17 Apr 2015 00:21:13 GMT
    How many E's in Budweiser, people? A survey by Bartrendr -- a boozy Instagram-meets-Yelp app -- has discovered that 42 percent of Americans can't spell the popular brewski's name. About 90 percent can't spell Jgermeister at all -- and it's not the umlaut's fault....
  • With Rabb aboard, Cal coach Cuonzo Martin has high expectations
    published on Thu, 16 Apr 2015 21:40:00 GMT
    With top-10 prospect Ivan Rabb now on board, Cal basketball coach Cuonzo Martin said fans should have high expectations for the Golden Bears in the Pac-12 next season. "I think we'll fight for the top spot," said Martin, whose team finished in a tie for eighth in the Pac-12 this season and did not participate in the postseason....
  • UC chief Janet Napolitano recalls immigrant roots, urges funding increase
    published on Thu, 16 Apr 2015 21:23:00 GMT
    Speaking to a group of fellow Italian American lawyers and judges, University of California President Janet Napolitano this week recounted her own family's modest immigrant roots and urged Californians to help increase funding higher education so that subsequent and future waves of families can enter the middle class. Napolitano's speech Wednesday evening was part of her effort to rally public support for enough additional state funds for the 10-campus UC system so that a tuition hike of as much...
  • NFL pushing Oakland for progress on Raiders stadium
    published on Thu, 16 Apr 2015 21:22:26 GMT
    Still unconvinced about a multibillion dollar plan to keep the Raiders in Oakland, the NFL's stadium czar was in the East Bay Wednesday pressing team executives and local officials for signs of progress. The visit from NFL Executive Vice President Eric Grubman, who is overseeing the league's anticipated return to Los Angeles, comes as Oakland and Alameda County have begun working in tandem with a private developer to keep the football team from moving south once again....
  • Maurice Harrington
    published on Thu, 16 Apr 2015 19:44:29 GMT
    Mass of Christian Burial for Maurice “Mick” Harrington, 72, of Canton, will be held on Monday, April 20, 2015 at 11:00 AM at St. Mary's Church in Canton with Rev. Douglas Lucia celebrating....
  • NFL Stadium Czar Meets With Oakland Officials
    published on Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:53:54 GMT
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  • These 8 teams could win NBA championship - and help shape league's future
    published on Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:23:30 GMT
    Somewhere, in the mix of the 16 teams that will begin postseason play on Saturday, there is a semblance of a new order. The NBA playoffs will kick off with 10 teams having won 50 games, probably eight of whom have a legitimate chance at winning this year's championship ....
  • Let the championship chase begin: it's NBA playoff time
    published on Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:15:38 GMT
    The Pelicans won 108-103 to lock up th... . Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook reacts after hitting a 3-point shot during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Oklahoma City, Monday, April 13, 2015....