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Giants to have Belt (and part of Lincecum) in left field

Less than three weeks into the season, the Giants are in scramble mode because of injuries and to try to get some offense out of this lineup. Besides moving Belt to left, Buster Posey is at first base and third [Read entire story]

2017 NFL draft rumor: Christian McCaffrey could go in top eight

If you believe this, there’s a chance to win some money. There are not a lot of clear expectations for the first round of the 2017 NFL draft after Myles Garrett likely goes No. 1 overall. There is even talk Mitchell [Read entire story]

Mike Brown to fill in for Steve Kerr at media availability Sunday

After filling in for Steve Kerr in the Warriors’ Game 3 win over the Trail Blazers, Mike Brown is set to meet with reporters Sunday afternoon at the team hotel. Kerr felt well enough to go over the game plan Saturday [Read entire story]

2017 NFL draft rumors: Edge rusher Charles Harris could climb above Derek Barnett

Who will be there at No. 34? The San Francisco 49ers need edge rusher help in a bad way. Aaron Lynch, Eli Harold, Tank Carradine, and Ahmad Brooks all could compete for that kind of work, be it in the LEO role or in the [Read entire story]

BREAKING: Trent Baalke had a lot of draft picks, did not hit on nearly enough

I’m shocked, SHOCKED! The San Francisco 49ers fired general manager Trent Baalke this year, and lead the NFL with $72,397,252 in cap space. The two facts are related. The 49ers spent very little in free agency last [Read entire story]

49ers complete Phase One of the off season program

Breaking down the offseason program for the 49ers - voluntary veteran mini-camp is next The San Francisco 49ers finished Phase One of the offseason program this past week with 100 percent player attendance. Phase One [Read entire story]

Golden Nuggets: Remember Glen Coffee, 49ers fans?

Sunday, April 23, 2017 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from around the Internet. Couple days late on this myself, but the news that running back Glen Coffee is making an [Read entire story]

Warriors hold off Blazers to take 3-0 series lead

In March, when he was laboring through one of the most extended shooting slumps of his career, Stephen Curry took solace in a remedy that has yet to fail him: keep shooting. For perhaps the best shooter in NBA history, [Read entire story]

Raiders GM outlines team’s draft strategy

The way the Raiders’ brass tells it, the team officials and coaches might as well all wear “Best Player Available” buttons when the NFL draft starts Thursday. Never mind that Oakland was 26th in the NFL in defense [Read entire story]

Grizzlies even series with Spurs 2-2 with OT win

Memphis guard Mike Conley said he was an option to take the final shot, but Marc Gasol laughed and insisted he didn’t know about that. Gasol hit a 12-foot floater with 0.7 of a second left in overtime, and the [Read entire story]

Giants (worst in NL) lose another player, ballgame

DENVER - Describing the first 18 games of the Giants' season as a tire fire would be unfair to tire fires. The Giants started an outfield that collectively was batting .150 and ended with third baseman Eduardo Nuñez in [Read entire story]

Sports calendar, April 23-24

Baseball Giants at Colorado NBCSBA (680) Washington at N.Y. Mets ESPN (1050) Golf PGA: PGA: Texas Open Channel: 5 Channel: 13 Channel: 46 United Leasing and Finance Championship GolfCh. Champions: Legends of [Read entire story]

Blues, Rangers win to wrap up first-round series

Magnus Paajarvi scored 9:42 into overtime as the St. Louis Blues beat the host Minnesota Wild 4-3 on Saturday to wrap up the teams’ Western Conference first-round series in five games. St. Louis head coach Mike Yeo, [Read entire story]

Rafael Nadal beats David Goffin to reach Monte Carlo final

Nadal’s celebrations were muted after he clinched victory on his third match point and he sympathetically hugged Goffin at the net. Katerina Siniakova beat Shelby Rogers 6-3, 6-3 to bring the defending champion Czech [Read entire story]

Houston’s Erick Torres sinks Quakes

Elis, a 21-year old designated player, has three goals in seven career MLS games for the Dynamo (4-2-1). U.S. national-team midfielder Darlington Nagbe scored a spectacular goal early and Darren Mattocks added his first [Read entire story]

How long will Mike Brown serve as Warriors’ interim head coach?

How long will Mike Brown serve as Warriors’ interim head coach? Many wondered why Steve Kerr would replace an offensive-minded assistant with Brown, a defensive guru, when Golden State already had Ron Adams, arguably [Read entire story]

Portland’s Jusuf Nurkic to start vs. Warriors in Game 3

Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic will start in Game 3 Saturday against the Warriors, Portland has announced. The news comes as somewhat of a surprise, given that Nurkic was listed as doubtful on the pregame injury [Read entire story]

Giants, with Pence already out, lose Span to injury

DENVER — The Giants’ almost unbelievable run of injuries claimed center fielder Denard Span in Saturday night’s game against the Rockies at Coors Field. Span left the game after slamming his right shoulder into [Read entire story]

Warriors’ Kevin Durant ruled out for Game 3 vs. Blazers

Head coach Steve Kerr has said that he would only play Durant, who missed Game 2 with a left calf strain, if the eight-time All-Star is 100 percent healthy. Durant fully participated in a light practice Friday before [Read entire story]

Steve Kerr to miss Game 3; Mike Brown to fill in

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr will miss Game 3 Saturday night against the Trail Blazers with an illness, Golden State has announced. The 2008-09 NBA Coach of the Year with Cleveland, he led Golden State after Kerr was [Read entire story]