The Warriors’ Stephen Curry and New York’s Steve Novak, two of the top three 3-point field-goal shooters this season, will complete in the 3-Point Contest during the All-Star Saturday festivities on Feb. 16, the NBA announced Thursday.
Curry, who was not elected to the All-Star Game despite averaging 20.7 points per game, ranks No. 2 in 3-pointers, making 44.9 percent of his long-range shots, while Novak ranks third, hitting 44.4 percent of his 3-pointers. Read More
The Giants pulled off an amazing sweep of the Dodgers in Los Angeles this week, which was a compliment both to their resiliency and the ability of manager Bruce Bochy to make the right decisions.
The first decision came Tuesday night, when Tim Lincecum started struggling in the sixth inning. Bochy has always stayed with his top starters and let them work out of trouble, but Lincecum is not in that category this year. Read More
In a baseball season packed with surprises, National League manager Tony La Russa delivered another one Monday by naming Giants right-hander Matt Cain the starter in tonight’s All-Star Game.Cain received the call over New York Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, whose emergence as an All-Star at the age of 37 was one of the season’s feel-good stories. Read More
At least the Ringling Brothers know their “Greatest Show on Earth” is just a circus. For all the goofy changes Major League Baseball made hoping to put a serious face on their All-Star Game, they may as well have had the starting lineups pile out of a VW Bug in clown costumes. Read More
At some point this Giants season, somebody’s got to notice.
So far, the story of the 2011 Giants is not pretty.
Ace Tim Lincecum, owner of two NL Cy Young Awards and a World Series ring, is struggling to post a .500 record.Buster Posey is lost for the season after playing just 45 games.
Pablo Sandoval has been out of the lineup as often as he’s been in it.
Andres Torres is coming up as invisible in 2011 as he was inspiring in 2010. Read More
If you had an e-mail list with 3 million people on it, what would you do with it?
Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., has such a list. Here’s what he just sent me and 2,999,999 other people today:
Hello David, Read More
After 18 years of service as commissioner of Major League Baseball, Bud Selig has not won many popularity contests. He has, in truth, made more poor decisions in his position as baseball’s chief executive than Ben Roethlisberger could even hope to make in a week of spring break in Cancun — so his low approval rating has certainly been earned. Read More
The largest crowd to watch a basketball game saw an all too familiar sight.Dwyane Wade did it again in north Texas.Wade had 28 points and won MVP honors, and the Eastern Conference edged the West 141-139 on Sunday night in the NBA All-Star game.The crowd of 108,713 at Cowboys Stadium watched Dallas native Chris Bosh make the winning free throws with 5.0 seconds left. The West had a chance to win it, but Carmelo Anthony's 3-point attempt came up short. Read More