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LeBron James: ‘I won’t shut up and dribble.’

LeBron James didn’t lash back at his newest TV critic Saturday, rather James seemed to see the criticism directed at him and Kevin Durant by Fox Network commentator Laura Ingraham as furthering a necessary dialogue. [Read entire story]

Warriors’ Klay Thompson finishes second in 3-point contest

LOS ANGELES — For the second straight year, Warriors guard Klay Thompson arrived at the three-point contest as the prohibitive favorite, only to watch a new champion hoist the trophy. Suns guard Devin [Read entire story]

Klay Thompson readies for ‘pinch-myself moment’ at All-Star Game

LOS ANGELES — Classes seemed painfully long to Klay Thompson on days when the Lakers had home games because the eighth-grader knew what awaited after that final bell rang: Rides to Staples Center with his father, [Read entire story]

Kevin Durant on relationship with Russell Westbrook: ‘It’s all love’

LOS ANGELES — A year after his rift with Russell Westbrook dominated All-Star Weekend, Kevin Durant’s relationship with Westbrook appears to have thawed. The two superstars, who are both on “Team [Read entire story]

Multiple reports suggest Bills trying to trade into top 10 of NFL Draft

The Bills own two first-round picks in the 2018 NFL Draft, on top of that. This could benefit the 49ers. The Buffalo Bills have been “calling around” to try and find a way to move into the top ten of the 2018 NFL [Read entire story]

ESPN predicts NFC West QB situation 3 years down the line

Which NFC West team will have the best quarterback position in three years? Jimmy Garoppolo, Jared Goff, Russell Wilson and [Arizona Cardinals future quarterback, maybe] are the future of the NFC West. Actually, [Read entire story]

Giants bolster bullpen with deal for lefty setup man Tony Watson

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - General manager Bobby Evans and his staff should compete in the Summer Olympics with the gymnastic skills they have displayed in building the Giants roster without pushing them over the $197 million [Read entire story]

49ers ranked as 11th ‘neediest team’ by SI

Do you agree with the placement? The San Francisco 49ers have a few primary needs: a starting left guard, a starting cornerback, and replacements for running back Carlos Hyde and defensive lineman Tank Carradine if the [Read entire story]

Do the 49ers need a defensive lineman in free agency?

We review the 49ers’ defensive line positions from 2017. Do they need to upgrade in free agency? Before the start of the NFL free agency period, we’re going to look at various positions on the San Francisco 49ers’ [Read entire story]

PFF says Thomas could bounce back in 2018

Hopefully the 49ers get more production out of their 2017 third overall pick in 2018. Reuben Foster was the San Francisco 49ers’ star first-round pick in 2017 (he has a lot of other problems now, problems more serious [Read entire story]

Amerson signs with KC; 49ers were reportedly interested

A cornerback is off the market, and that’s important to the 49ers. The Kansas City Chiefs signed cornerback David Amerson to a one-year, $2.25 million deal, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. The Oakland Raiders [Read entire story]

What is the likelihood the 49ers go heavy defense early in the 2018 Draft?

The 49ers defense took a step forward in 2017, and a big haul could push it that much further forward. The San Francisco 49ers have a lot of ways they can go in the coming free agency and draft process. They have holes [Read entire story]

Golden Nuggets: A less exciting week

Your San Francisco 49ers links for Saturday, February 17th, 2018 Thank goodness this week seems a lot more calm and soothing than last week. We had the manic-depressing week of seeing Jimmy Garoppolo get signed (yay!) [Read entire story]

Giants adding reliever Tony Watson

The Giants are upgrading their bullpen with the addition of left-hander Tony Watson, who posted a 3.38 ERA for the Pirates and Dodgers last season. The Giants have been looking to deepen their relief [Read entire story]

Gaskin scores 44 to set O’Dowd record in win over Berkeley

Naseem Gaskin sent down two emphatic dunks in the final 30 seconds to finish off a school-record night and emphatic ending to the regular season as second-ranked Bishop O’Dowd-Oakland won at No. 13 Berkeley 83-56 on [Read entire story]

Roger Federer sets record by returning to top of ATP rankings at age 36

Roger Federer added another highlight to his age-defying career resurgence Friday, posting a victory that guarantees his return to the top of the world rankings for the first time in more than five years. He’ll become [Read entire story]

Hebard sets NCAA record, No. 9 Oregon beats USC in 2nd OT

Ruthy Hebard scored 27 points and set an NCAA record with 30 consecutive field goals made to help No. 9 Oregon hold off visiting USC 80-74 in double overtime Friday night. Hebard was 12 of 12 from the [Read entire story]

Mets, Jason Vargas agree to two-year, $16 million deal

Seizing on a sluggish free-agent market, the New York Mets were able to land left-hander Jason Vargas for $16 million over two years, according to several people familiar with the deal. Vargas, 35, went [Read entire story]

American figure skater Nathan Chen makes history, wins free skate

American figure skater Nathan Chen rallied from a fiasco of a short program with a historic free skate at the Pyeongchang Olympics on Saturday that included an unparalleled six completed quadruple jumps. [Read entire story]

Vonn’s quest to be oldest skiing medalist goes on after super-G defeat

There was no medal for American skier Lindsey Vonn in the super-G at the Pyeongchang Olympics. Ester Ledecka of the Czech Republic made a stunning run from back in the pack to take the gold, with a [Read entire story]