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A’s injury updates: Alonso, Graveman, Hahn

NEW YORK - Yonder Alonso is taking batting practice Saturday morning at Yankee Stadium and he said beforehand that he expects to be available to come off the bench. Alonso hasn’t played since leaving Tuesday’s game [Read entire story]

49ers need serious improvement from their guards

The 49ers primary candidates at the guard positions did not fare well in pass blocking. The San Francisco 49ers added four veteran offensive lineman this offseason, signing Garry Gilliam, Brandon Fusco, and Tim Barnes, [Read entire story]

Golden Nuggets: An Increasingly Depressing Narrative

A daily compilation of 49ers news from around the interbutts. Saturday, May 27th, 2017 edition. Good morning friends, In the interim days between OTA sessions, we’re limited to “human interest” busywork articles to [Read entire story]

Giants’ bats betray Cain in 2-0 loss to Braves

The Giants returned to China Basin on Friday night, after a promising-turned-mediocre trip to St. Louis and Chicago, and rediscovered two inescapable truths. Namely, Matt Cain still pitches dramatically better at home [Read entire story]

Judge tosses suit against NFL over cheerleader wages

A federal judge in San Francisco says a lawsuit accusing the NFL and team owners of conspiring to suppress wages for cheerleaders lacks evidence to support that claim. Alsup’s order, issued Thursday, said the lawsuit [Read entire story]

Bumgarner likely to begin playing catch soon

Sometime in the next five days, before the calendar reaches June, Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner could take a significant step in his recovery from a sprained left shoulder — play catch. Bumgarner probably will play [Read entire story]

Star Yankees rookie Aaron Judge has an A’s past

NEW YORK — The A’s got their first look at Aaron Judge in a Yankees uniform Friday night, but they’ve seen the exciting rookie outfielder plenty before: Judge, 25, is tied for the major-league lead with 15 [Read entire story]

Manaea terrific in A’s win; Graveman, Hahn DL candidates

NEW YORK — Oakland’s injury situation is nearing crisis level, with starting pitchers Kendall Graveman and Jesse Hahn probably headed to the disabled list in the next day or two and first baseman Yonder Alonso [Read entire story]

Sports calendar, May 27-28

Baseball A’s at N.Y. Yankees NBCSCA (95.7) Chicago Cubs at L.A. Dodgers Channel: 2 Channel: 40 Atlanta at Giants Channel: 11 St. Louis at Colorado, joined in progress MLBNet Boxing Showtime College [Read entire story]

Raiders’ Cooper sees room for improvement

Odds are he won’t, considering he doesn’t even crack a smile when wearing a lei and pictured with his Pro Bowl teammates and hula girls. Among NFL receivers before they turned 23, Cooper has the second-most [Read entire story]

Warriors enter NBA finals well rested

In the 2007 NBA Finals, then-Cavaliers head coach Mike Brown noticed that the Spurs’ defenders repeatedly went underneath the screen on pick-and-rolls when LeBron James had the ball. Golden State will try, in the [Read entire story]

Lasorda recovering after pacemaker replacement surgery

Steve Sax won two World Series rings, was a five-time All-Star and had nearly 2,000 hits in the big leagues. [...] hugely popular 25 years after it first aired, that Simpsons episode featuring the voices of Ken Griffey [Read entire story]

LeBron James says he’s ready for Warriors-Cavs III

LeBron James is grateful that he and the Cleveland Cavaliers will be playing the Warriors in the NBA Finals for the third straight year. While the Warriors led the league with 67 wins this season and are 27-1 in their [Read entire story]

Warriors’ Mike Brown ‘eventually’ wants to be head coach again

Kerr’s lead assistant, Mike Brown appeared done as an NBA head coach. [...] as he prepares to shepherd the Warriors into the NBA Finals, Brown is back on front offices’ radars. There is a chance that, if Kerr is [Read entire story]

Video from first week of 49ers OTAs

Taking what we can get for now! The San Francisco 49ers wrapped up their first three OTAs this week, and the players are off until early next week. In the meantime, 49ers Studios put together a brief video showing some [Read entire story]

What matters and what doesn’t matter at 49ers OTAs

Position battles are not decided, but seeing NaVorro Bowman back from his torn Achilles does matter. The San Francisco 49ers have wrapped up three OTAs this week, and with four left plus mandatory minicamp, the offseason [Read entire story]

Warriors take issue with complaints about NBA’s lack of parity

Warriors take issue with complaints about NBA’s lack of parity [...] as they prepare for their third straight NBA finals against Cleveland, Golden State players are taking issue with the notion that their dominance [Read entire story]

My sons’ threes: Dell Curry reveals who’s the better shot, Steph or Seth

Seth, the other Curry brother, was being interviewed earlier this week on Fox Sports' "Undisputed", when he was asked if he's a better shooter than Steph. [Read entire story]

Yonder Alonso out of A’s lineup again, bench will be thin

Alonso, who leads the majors with nine homers this month, said that he will do defensive work and try to throw before Friday night’s game, but he will not take regular batting practice. The fact that the first baseman [Read entire story]

Solomon Thomas ‘hopeful/eager’ to sign soon with 49ers

No, this should not end up like the Joey Bosa situation. The San Francisco 49ers have signed all but three of their 2017 NFL draft picks, with only Solomon Thomas, Reuben Foster, and C.J. Beathard unsigned. The 49ers are [Read entire story]