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Phil Mickelson returning to PGA Tour event in Napa

Mickelson, a Hall of Famer with 42 career PGA Tour victories, has committed to play in this year’s Safeway Open in Napa. The tournament, scheduled for October 5-8 at Silverado Resort, is the season-opening event on [Read entire story]

Swaggy P, but any other name, a Warrior

That became Young’s pseudo-stage name during his four seasons with the Lakers. [...] it cemented his reputation as a shot-happy goofball, as interested in the accoutrements of playing in the NBA as the game [Read entire story]

Sonny Gray, Jed Lowrie lift A’s to victory over White Sox

Even when Oakland stitches together an impressive, wire-to-wire outing — strong pitching, plentiful hitting, spotless defense — the specter of trade talk lingers in the background, heavy and foreboding. Sonny Gray [Read entire story]

Green, Myers celebrate awards, peer to NBA free agency

If this was the final stop on their team’s victory tour, Draymond Green and Bob Myers savored Wednesday’s joint appearance at Monte Vista High School in Danville. Green and Myers sat on a makeshift stage in the gym [Read entire story]

Warriors’ Jordan Bell expects to learn from Draymond Green

On the day after the Warriors landed him in a draft-night trade, Jordan Bell arrived at the team’s practice facility in Oakland. Bell was named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year last season, and Green could become [Read entire story]

Cal’s Rabb falls to 2nd round, lands with Memphis

Thursday night’s NBA draft, in many ways, counted as a crowning achievement for Ivan Rabb. [...] the night also offered a stinging reminder about the impact of Rabb’s decision to stay at Cal for his sophomore [Read entire story]

Cal’s Ivan Rabb awaits NBA draft fate

Ivan Rabb once seemed a lock as an NBA draft lottery pick, with the attendant cachet and riches. [...] Rabb decided he needed another year in college, so he returned to Cal and spent his sophomore season fighting off [Read entire story]

Big surprise: Green spices up Warriors’ celebration

Even before Warriors forward Draymond Green took the microphone in front of an enormous, captive audience — always a lethal combination — he left his distinctive imprint on Thursday’s championship parade and rally [Read entire story]

Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson will play in Tahoe golf event

Warriors guard Stephen Curry no doubt will savor Thursday’s triumphant parade through the streets of Oakland, in the wake of his team’s second NBA championship in three years. [...] next month, Curry will climb into [Read entire story]

Andre Iguodala, David West invaluable to Warriors’ championship

Iguodala and West led a spirited effort by Warriors reserves in Monday night’s title-clinching, 129-120 victory over Cleveland. Golden State’s bench outscored its Cavs counterparts 35-7, no small reason the Warriors [Read entire story]

Irving has been dazzling in keeping Cavaliers in Finals

Irving has been dazzling in keeping Cavaliers in Finals Kyrie Irving must be impossible to beat in H-O-R-S-E. There he goes, making a left-handed floater in the lane. Or an improbable, off-balance shot with spin. Or [Read entire story]

Cavs’ barrage of threes means sweep is not to be

CLEVELAND — They spent nearly 48 hours contemplating the unappealing prospect of becoming a historical footnote, the last piece of roadkill on an unbeaten, unprecedented stampede through the NBA postseason. Irving [Read entire story]

Cavs’ Jefferson: “We understand the task is large”

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Cleveland forward Richard Jefferson, after Friday morning’s shootaround at the team’s practice facility, was asked how the Cavs approach their longshot quest to climb out of a 3-0 deficit in [Read entire story]

Durant takes over Game 3 finale, makes shots that seal Cavs’ fate

In that moment Wednesday night, with the outcome twisting in doubt and 20,562 fanatical Cavs fans growing more and more nervous with each dribble he took, the Warriors absolutely were Durant’s team. Durant scored [Read entire story]

Lue knows Cavs must slow Warriors’ parade of threes

Lue knows Cavs must slow Warriors’ parade of threes CLEVELAND — As strange as it sounds, the Cavaliers enter Wednesday night’s game with fresh hope because of the way they played in Game 2 of these NBA Finals. [Read entire story]

Warriors’ Klay Thompson finds shooting touch in Game 2 win

[...] when Thompson launched his first three Sunday, early in the first quarter, the crowd at Oracle Arena practically begged the shot to rip through the net. [...] the long rebound bounced back to Thompson, and he [Read entire story]

Warriors’ coach’s status, ’16 Finals meltdown subplots this year

Eighteen hours removed from his team’s Game 1 dismantling of Cleveland, general manager Bob Myers stood outside a doorway Friday at Westlake Middle School in Oakland, moments after the Warriors and the NBA christened a [Read entire story]

Q&A with Warriors GM Bob Myers

Here is a full transcript of The Chronicle’s interview Friday with Warriors general manager Bob Myers. Being up 3-1 and losing, you can’t have a better reminder that this isn’t the NCAA tournament (title game), [Read entire story]

Warriors’ McGee, Pachulia set down inside in Game 1

Zaza Pachulia wasn’t careful enough to avoid causing injury in his team’s previous series, according to San Antonio head coach Gregg Popovich. Thursday night, McGee and Pachulia were productive enough to help the [Read entire story]

Curry’s college coach eager for Finals to start

Curry’s college coach eager for Finals to start Thursday night’s NBA Finals opener brought Stephen Curry’s college coach across the country, to watch the most famous alum in Davidson basketball history. Bob [Read entire story]