In each game since Warriors forward David Lee was sidelined with a hip injury sustained in the team’s first playoff game, coach Mark Jackson has announced a lineup with the expected substitution: Carl Landry starting at power forward.
But instead of Landry taking the court with the starters, it has been Jarrett Jack starting at point guard, with the rest of the starters shifting positions for the opening minutes of each contest. Read More
Now that the smoke has cleared and the NFL draft, all that’s left this offseason is to ponder who has positioned themselves the best to win Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 2, 2014. According to Bovada.com, the 49ers are clearly the team to beat. The 49ers were listed as the 6-1 favorite to win next year’s championship.
During the offseason, the 49ers acquired Anquan Boldin in a trade with the Baltimore Ravens. They signed cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey and kicker Phil Dawson. Read More
SAN JOSE — The San Jose Sharks have searched for an identity on their journey through this lockout-shortened season.
There was the high-powered power play that helped them get off to a record-setting start. Then came an offensively challenged seven-week stretch that jeopardized their playoff chances, followed by a strong closing stretch that has the team brimming with confidence heading into the postseason. Read More
In an emotional saga that has dragged on for nearly three years, the Sacramento Kings finally appear to be staying put in California's capital city.The NBA's relocation committee voted unanimously Monday to recommend that owners reject the application for the Kings to relocate to Seattle, the latest — and by far the strongest — in a long line of cities that almost landed the franchise. The committee made the decision over a conference call and forwarded the recommendation to the NBA Board of Governors. Read More
When Jason Collins contemplated whether to come out as the first openly gay active member of a major U.S. professional sports league, the first family member he confided in was his aunt, a San Francisco Superior Court judge.
Judge Teri Jackson talked this afternoon about her nephew Collins, a Stanford University graduate and 12-year veteran in the NBA who wrote a first-person account released earlier today by Sports Illustrated about his decision to come out. Read More
WASHINGTON — With the simplest of sentences, NBA veteran Jason Collins set aside years of worry and silence to become the first active player in one of four major U.S. professional sports leagues to come out as gay.
OAKLAND — Are the Warriors actually a better team without their first All-Star since 1997 on the floor?
The team is 3-0 since David Lee tore his right hip flexor and the question is being asked on sports radio, in the press room and over cocktails throughout the Bay Area. Read More
The San Jose Sharks dropped their final two regular-season games, both on the road, and they will have to quickly figure out how to remedy that if they are going to advance in the playoffs.
The Sharks, who earned the sixth seed in the Western Conference playoffs, will open their series against third-seeded Vancouver on Wednesday as the NHL unveiled postseason schedules on Sunday. Read More
OAKLAND — Stephen Curry told television reporters before Sunday’s playoff game against the Denver Nuggets that the ankle he twisted in Game 2 of the series didn’t feel good at all.
By the end of the third quarter of the Warriors’ 115-101 win, it must have been difficult for anyone watching to believe him.
After attempting only three shots in the first half, the young guard scored 22 of his 31 points in the third quarter, powering a Warriors rally that quieted the Nuggets and helped give Golden State a 3-1 series lead in the Western Conference first-round series. Read More
LeBron James scored 30, Ray Allen had another big game against his old team and the Miami Heat advanced to the Eastern Conference semifinals with an 88-77 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday. It’s the first time the Heat have swept a playoff series since James and Chris Bosh joined Dwyane Wade in Miami three years ago.
And the Heat didn’t even need Wade to do it. The guard missed only the second postseason game of his career, and first since 2005, with three bone bruises on his right knee. Read More