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  1. Here are the NBA Finals dates for Warriors vs. Cavaliers

    05.26 / 15:53 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    After eliminating the San Antonio Spurs in four games Monday, the Warriors had to sit and wait for the Cleveland Cavaliers to officially dispatch the Boston Celtics, which they did Thursday…
  2. Sports calendar, May 26-28

    05.26 / 15:53 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    Sports calendar, May 26-28 Baseball A’s at N.Y. Yankees NBCSCA (95.7) Chicago Cubs at L.A. Dodgers MLBNet Atlanta at Giants NBCSBA (680) College baseball Stanford at Washington State P12Net Golf PGA Europe: BMW Championship, continuing coverage GolfCh. Senior PGA Championship GolfCh. PGA: Dean and Deluca Invitational GolfCh. Horse racing Golden Gate Fields Motor sports Indianapolis 500 Carb Day NBCSN Softball Super regionals Oklahoma at Auburn ESPN2 LSU at Florida State …
  3. Penguins top Senators in 2 OTs, head back to Finals

    05.26 / 06:18 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    PITTSBURGH — Chris Kunitz’s knuckling shot from outside the circle fluttered past goalie Craig Anderson 5 minutes, 9 seconds into the second overtime to give the Penguins a 3-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals Thursday night. Pittsburgh center Sidney Crosby sent a soft backhand pass from the right face-off circle to Kunitz, whose shot allowed the defending Stanley Cup champions to advance. Justin Schultz added the other goal in his return from a…
  4. Cavs rout Celtics to deliver the ‘three-match’

    05.26 / 06:18 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    Cavs rout Celtics to deliver the ‘three-match’ BOSTON — The NBA Finals has its first “three-match,” courtesy of a King who passed His Airness. LeBron James scored 35 points and passed Michael Jordan to become the NBA’s all-time playoff scoring leader as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics 135-102 on Thursday night to claim their third straight Eastern Conference title and another trip to the NBA Finals to meet the Warriors. Kyrie Irving added 24 points and Kevin Love finished…
  5. Matt Barnes’ return to Warriors sparks memories of his mother

    05.26 / 06:18 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    Late Monday night, in the visitors’ locker room at AT&T Center, Matt Barnes’ iPhone lit up with a text from former Warriors teammate Stephen Jackson: Congrats, man! … In that moment Monday, after seeing Barnes help Golden State cap its four-game sweep of the Spurs in the Western Conference finals, Jackson recognized that this was about more than Barnes reaching his first NBA Finals. [...] as he tries to find a rhythm after missing four weeks with a sprained right ankle, he has no qualms …
  6. Warriors to face Cavaliers in third straight NBA finals

    05.26 / 03:14 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    Warriors to face Cavaliers in third straight NBA finals Before they opened the playoffs 12-0, before they won 67 regular-season games, before they signed Kevin Durant, the Warriors eyed a singular goal: redeem their 3-1 collapse to Cleveland in the 2016 NBA Finals. In what is their third straight year facing Cleveland on the sport’s grandest stage, the Warriors will host LeBron James and the Cavaliers in Game 1 of the NBA finals June 1 at Oracle Arena. The only defeat in that span? A 1…
  7. Names & Faces: Dusty Baker, Rachel Robinson

    05.26 / 03:14 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    The Nationals manager will miss this weekend’s series against the San Diego Padres to attend son Darren’s high-school graduation. [...] don’t worry, Giants fans, Baker said he will rejoin Washington when it begins a three-game series at AT&T Park against the team he managed for 10 seasons, capped by a postseason run to the 2002 World Series, which the Giants lost to the Angels in seven games. Darren Baker, you might remember, was scooped up off home plate and out of harm’s way by Giants …
  8. Trend in baseball away from switch-hitters

    05.26 / 02:17 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    In a crucial moment in a big game, with a right-handed pitcher on the mound, Lowrie was asked by his coach if he’d prefer to stick with his natural right-handed approach rather than swing left-handed. The kid responded in an “I got this” manner and proceeded to get a hit left-handed, virtually ending talk that he’d stop swinging from both sides of the plate. [...] Triple-A Nashville has no switch-hitters, and Double-A Midland has one. In 2004, 30 switch-hitters had at least 502 plate ap…
  9. Celtics harder than Warriors to defend? That’s ‘cute,’ Brown says

    05.26 / 01:02 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    Asked after practice Thursday about Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue’s comment that Boston is “harder to defend” than the Warriors, Golden State acting head coach Mike Brown said: That’s his opinion. Social media was soon abuzz over the sound bite, adding even more intrigue to a potential third straight Cleveland-Golden State matchup in the NBA Finals. After the Cavaliers’ Game 4 win Tuesday over the Celtics, Lue told reporters that the “stuff (Boston is) running, it’s harder to defend tha…
  10. Trio of 65s lead Colonial; 2-time champs 2 back, Spieth even

    05.26 / 01:02 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    Kelly Kraft, Derek Fathauer and PGA Tour rookie J.T. Poston shot 5-under-par 65s on Thursday to share the lead after the first round of the Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas. Two-time Colonial champions Phil Mickelson and Zach Johnson birdied their last three holes and were among six players with rounds of 67. Defending champion Jordan Spieth, coming off consecutive missed cuts, was tied for 34th after an even-par 70 with six birdies, four bogeys and a double bogey. Stacy Lewis shot a…
  11. Track and field leaders prep for state high school meet

    05.26 / 01:02 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    Track and field leaders prep for state high school meet St. Joseph-Alameda distance runner Cooper Teare (3,200 meters), Lincoln’s Pamela Amaechi (discus) and California-San Ramon middle-distance runner Alyssa Brewer (800) are all defending state champions. [...] Scales didn’t even reach the Central Coast Section trials last season, recording West Catholic Athlete League finals times of 4:29.50 in the 1,600 and 10:45.15 in the 3,200. Bellarmine senior sprinter Brandon Bains is favored to …
  12. Giants’ Christian Arroyo to the minors? It’s possible

    05.26 / 01:02 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    Giants’ Christian Arroyo to the minors? CHICAGO — The thought of optioning Christian Arroyo to the minors would have seemed heretical as recently as Saturday, when he won a 13-inning game with a two-run double on the 12th pitch of an at-bat. Problem is, Arroyo is 6-for-49 with 12 strikeouts in his past 13 games, and a trip to Sacramento, however brief, seems to be on the table. “I don’t want to make any assumptions about what we’re going to do,” manager Bruce Bochy said. Arroyo has prov…
  13. Bears add bit of salsa, sign WR Victor Cruz to 1-year deal

    05.26 / 00:01 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    The Chicago Bears added some salsa to the roster Thursday, signing former New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz to a one-year contract. Cruz has 303 career catches for 4,549 yards and 25 touchdowns. Carolina linebacker Luke Kuechly has no plans to alter his aggressive style of play following a second concussion in November, one that tugged at the emotions of a national TV audience when he was carted off the field sobbing uncontrollably. The 2014 NFL Defensive Player of the Year still…
  14. Kei Nishikori saves 3 match points in Geneva Open QF win

    05.26 / 00:01 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    Kei Nishikori saves 3 match points in Geneva Open QF win Kei Nishikori saved three straight match points in the deciding set before outlasting Kevin Anderson 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (6) on Thursday in the Geneva Open quarterfinals. The second-seeded Nishikori was serving at 4-5, 0-40 before rallying to beat the 62nd-ranked South African, who fired 14 aces without allowing any by his opponent. Second-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France remained on course for a third ATP World Tour title of the…
  15. American Flag Football League kicks off in San Jose in June

    05.26 / 00:01 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    American Flag Football League kicks off in San Jose in June Flag football is turning pro and San Jose will serve as the launch site for its first professional game. The American Flag Football League will host its inaugural game at Avaya Stadium at 6:30 p.m. June 27. Regular league play is scheduled to begin in 2018. With ex-NFL players Michael Vick and Justin Forsett scheduled to participate, AFFL founder Jeff Lewis believes his league will succeed. “We think that sports and e…
  16. Celtics harder than Warriors to defend? That’s ‘cute,’ Brown says

    05.26 / 00:01 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    Asked after practice Thursday about Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue’s comment that Boston is “harder to defend” than the Warriors, Golden State acting head coach Mike Brown said: That’s his opinion. Social media was soon abuzz over the sound bite, adding even more intrigue to a potential third straight Cleveland-Golden State matchup in the NBA Finals. After the Cavaliers’ Game 4 win Tuesday over the Celtics, Lue told reporters that the “stuff (Boston is) running, it’s harder to defend tha…
  17. Q&A: Bob Myers discusses Steve Kerr’s continued absence from bench

    05.25 / 22:57 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    Bob Myers discusses Steve Kerr’s continued absence from bench The Warriors didn’t greet their sweep of San Antonio in the Western Conference finals with champagne showers or locker-room dancing. The subdued celebration was the product of their championship-or-bust expectations, sure. [...] it was also the result of Steve Kerr’s continued absence from the bench. “Somebody asked me if going to the Finals three times in a row is muted because of what’s going on,” general manager Bob Myers …
  18. Giants can’t answer the call, lose to Cubs again

    05.25 / 22:57 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    CHICAGO - When a team gets stuffed like the Giants did in the final three games at Wrigley Field, it's human nature to look for a bogeyman. The Giants fully understand they were outplayed, which made them no less suspicious when the replay phone malfunctioned in the first inning Thursday. Kris Bryant hit the first of three solo homers against Jeff Samardzija in a 5-1 Cubs victory, their third in a row after the Giants won the opener. Bochy said “sources” told him so, and a visual ins…
  19. Warriors' David West reveals the weirdest thing he's been asked to autograph and it's very gross

    05.25 / 22:57 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    Luckily for Dub Nation, the culprit is not among them (unless the West-obsessed fan switched…
  20. Wolfsburg beats Braunschweig 1-0 in 1st relegation playoff

    05.25 / 22:57 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    WOLFSBURG, Germany (AP) — Wolfsburg’s struggle for Bundesliga survival remains a fraught affair after a 1-0 win over Eintracht Braunschweig in the first leg of their relegation/promotion playoff on Thursday. Mario Gomez scored the only goal 10 minutes before the break, a penalty awarded for a hand-ball decision against Braunschweig defender Gustav Valsvik. The goal gives the Volkswagen-backed club a narrow advantage before the second leg of the playoff in Braunschweig on Mon…