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From left, NBA draft prospects Jaylen Brown, Skal Labissiere, Jamal Murray and Brandon Ingram talk before the start of the NBA Draft Lottery. (Julie Jacobson/AP)

Cal’s Jaylen Brown wants to be No. 3

The NBA Draft will be held tonight in Brooklyn with the first…

From left, NBA draft prospects Jaylen Brown, Skal Labissiere, Jamal Murray and Brandon Ingram talk before the start of the NBA Draft Lottery. (Julie Jacobson/AP)
Everyone in this photo who isn’t Stephen Curry will be a free agent this offseason (Eric Risberg/AP)

Defining dilemma awaits Warriors this offseason

At this time last year, Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers…

Everyone in this photo who isn’t Stephen Curry will be a free agent this offseason (Eric Risberg/AP)
They didn't win it all, but Stephen Curry and the 73 Dubs should always be remembered as great. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

It’s still a good day to be a Warriors fan

The 2015-16 Golden State Warriors ended their season as victims of their…

They didn't win it all, but Stephen Curry and the 73 Dubs should always be remembered as great. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Draymond Green played well in Game 7 on Sunday, but it wasn't enough to overcome the LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and the Cleveland Cavaliers. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

In the grand scheme, Game 7 loss a mere setback to Dubs’ dynasty dreams

The Golden State Warriors went from potentially the greatest of all time…

Draymond Green played well in Game 7 on Sunday, but it wasn't enough to overcome the LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and the Cleveland Cavaliers. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors came up short in their quest to become the greatest NBA team of all time. (Eric Risberg/AP)

Mission unaccomplished: Warriors fall to Cavs in Game 7

OAKLAND — The Golden State Warriors were the subject of another historic…

Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors came up short in their quest to become the greatest NBA team of all time. (Eric Risberg/AP)
Bruce Bochy hinted — possibly joking — he may use Madison Bumgarner as a designated hitter during an interleague series. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)

Bumgarner legend grows with assist from Bochy

Midway through June, the Giants remain one of the hottest teams in…

Bruce Bochy hinted — possibly joking — he may use Madison Bumgarner as a designated hitter during an interleague series. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)
Draymond Green took the blame for the Warriors losing Game 5. (Tony Dejak/AP)

Draymond free, Bogut out

Draymond Green will be back for Game 6. Andrew Bogut will not.…

Draymond Green took the blame for the Warriors losing Game 5. (Tony Dejak/AP)
This photo was posted on Instagram with the caption: Dick Mahoney: Pro slo-pitch softball player, circa 1987. (tiffcherie/Instagram)

The tale of an incognito rec league ringer

Everybody deals with retirement differently. Some tend to their gardens; others find…

This photo was posted on Instagram with the caption: Dick Mahoney: Pro slo-pitch softball player, circa 1987. (tiffcherie/Instagram)
Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving splits Klay Thompson, left, and Festus Ezeli during his game-high 41-point performance to lead the Cavs over the Warriors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Irving’s 41-point performance gives Cleveland new life

OAKLAND — Delay the parade. Temporarily, at least. With Draymond Green across…

Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving splits Klay Thompson, left, and Festus Ezeli during his game-high 41-point performance to lead the Cavs over the Warriors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Draymond Green was suspended for Game 5 for attempting to strike LeBron James' groin. (Tony Dejak/AP)

Lineup questions confront Kerr after Green suspension

The Golden State Warriors learned Sunday that they would be without one…

Draymond Green was suspended for Game 5 for attempting to strike LeBron James' groin. (Tony Dejak/AP)
Stephen Curry is not going to let any slight slide. (Ron Schwane/AP)

Newton’s other law: Warriors in 5

Stephen Curry has no tolerance for your jokes online. The back-to-back MVP…

Stephen Curry is not going to let any slight slide. (Ron Schwane/AP)
Detroit Red Wings' forward Gordie Howe is seen, Nov. 1967.  (AP Photo)

2016: The year the world lost its heroes

The world lost another legend. Gordie Howe, Mr. Hockey, one of the…

Detroit Red Wings' forward Gordie Howe is seen, Nov. 1967.  (AP Photo)
Cal Quantrill was selected by the San Diego Padres with the sixth pick on Thursday. (Wade Payne/AP)

Stanford pitcher named Cal selected in MLB draft

A pair of Bay Area collegiate baseball players saw their big-league dreams…

Cal Quantrill was selected by the San Diego Padres with the sixth pick on Thursday. (Wade Payne/AP)
San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde is healthy and ready to bring a more dynamic skillset to the team this season under new head coach Chip Kelly. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Hyde plans to be more dynamic under Kelly

The dawn of a new day is here for the San Francisco…

San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde is healthy and ready to bring a more dynamic skillset to the team this season under new head coach Chip Kelly. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
The NFL ruled James Jones' hooded sweatshirt look illegal for next season. (Jeff Haynes/AP Images for Panini)

NFL rules against Cali swag

The NFL has found a new way to crack down on its…

The NFL ruled James Jones' hooded sweatshirt look illegal for next season. (Jeff Haynes/AP Images for Panini)
Madison Bumgarner would like to compete in this year's home run derby. (David Zalubowski/AP)

Bay Area sports characters say the darndest things

This country has an obsession with power pitchers, home runs and cowboys.…

Madison Bumgarner would like to compete in this year's home run derby. (David Zalubowski/AP)
Cleveland fans didn't have a lot to cheer in the first two games of the NBA Finals. (Phil Long/AP)

Warriors aim to break streak of lost Game 3s

Don’t expect the rest of the NBA Finals to play anything like…

Cleveland fans didn't have a lot to cheer in the first two games of the NBA Finals. (Phil Long/AP)
Before they were perennial all stars and and household names, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson were international basketball champions. As members of Team USA, the Splash Brothers beat Serbia in the final World Basketball match at the Palacio de los Deportes stadium in Madrid, Spain, in 2014.  (Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP)

Curry decides NBA legacy trumps quest for gold medal

The Greatest Basketball Player on Earth will not be representing the United…

Before they were perennial all stars and and household names, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson were international basketball champions. As members of Team USA, the Splash Brothers beat Serbia in the final World Basketball match at the Palacio de los Deportes stadium in Madrid, Spain, in 2014.  (Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP)
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green celebrates during the first half of Game 2 of the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland on Sunday. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Draymond assumes role of star in latest installment of Warriors’ tour de force

Strength in numbers, indeed. If it isn’t Steph, it’s Klay. If it…

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green celebrates during the first half of Game 2 of the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland on Sunday. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) and forward Andre Iguodala (9) celebrate during the first half of Game 2 of the NBA Finals between the Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland on Sunday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Dubs submit all-time performance to take 2-0 series lead

OAKLAND — Golden State Warriors fans have gotten accustomed to what happened…

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) and forward Andre Iguodala (9) celebrate during the first half of Game 2 of the NBA Finals between the Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland on Sunday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)