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  1. Russell Westbrook scores 57 to lead Thunder over Magic in OT

    03.30 / 06:18 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    Russell Westbrook had 57 points — the most in a triple-double in NBA history — 13 rebounds and 11 assists to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 114-106 overtime win over the Magic in Orlando on Wednesday night. Westbrook, a leading MVP candidate, led the Thunder to their largest comeback in team history, rallying Oklahoma City from a 21-point deficit in the second half as he recorded his 38th triple-double of the season. The victory kept the Thunder in the hunt for a fourth-place finish …
  2. Steve Kerr feels the pain of Raiders fans

    03.30 / 06:18 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    Steve Kerr feels the pain of Raiders fans SAN ANTONIO — Warriors head coach Steve Kerr views pro sports as a service-oriented business. After NFL owners approved the Raiders’ move to Las Vegas on Monday, Kerr felt for the people of Oakland. “In my opinion, sports franchises belong to the community,” Kerr said before Golden State’s win over the Spurs on Wednesday night. To me, there should be ways to find investors who can help keep the team around, not necessarily public financing…
  3. Jarome Iginla in thick of Kings’ bloody 4-1 win over Flames

    03.30 / 06:18 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    Jarome Iginla scored his 100th game-winning goal, got an assist and drew blood in a fight during what might have been his Saddledome finale, helping the Los Angeles Kings beat the host Calgary Flames 4-1 in a brutal game Wednesday night. The animosity stemmed from a game March 19, when Calgary rookie Matthew Tkachuk elbowed Kings defenseman Drew Doughty in the face. Los Angeles’ Kyle Clifford approached Tkachuk near center ice before the game, and players from both teams gathered to e…
  4. Warriors send statement with comeback win over Spurs

    03.30 / 05:14 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    Warriors send statement with comeback win over Spurs SAN ANTONIO — During the 2002-03 season, Steve Kerr only averaged 12.7 minutes per game for an NBA-title-winning Spurs team. In practices, when head coach Gregg Popovich stopped to critique players on the nuances of his system, Kerr took mental notes. In a brief coaching tenure marked by unparalleled success, Kerr’s biggest Western-Conference nemesis has been the team on which he found his passion for coaching. Wednesday’s doubl…
  5. Mets’ Familia suspended 15 games for domestic violence

    03.30 / 05:14 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    Mets All-Star reliever Jeurys Familia accepted a 15-game suspension under Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy, discipline stemming from an altercation in October. Under the domestic violence party, a player can be disciplined absent a criminal conviction. Familia is eligible to continue to participate in spring training activities and exhibition games leading up to the Mets’ opener Monday against Atlanta, and then must sit out the team’s first 15 games. The Texas Rangers are…
  6. Evgenia Medvedeva leads at worlds; Karen Chen of Fremont is 5th

    03.30 / 04:09 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    Medvedeva, a 17-year-old Russian, skated flawlessly and scored 79.01 points, a result second only to the world-record score she posted at December’s Grand Prix finals. Five-time Olympian Kerri Walsh Jennings has not committed to play in AVP events this summer, leading the domestic beach-volleyball tour to announce its 2017 schedule — including a return to San Francisco — without including the game’s top draw. A three-time Olympic champion who won the bronze medal with partner April Ross a…
  7. Sports calendar, March 30-31

    03.30 / 03:06 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    Sports calendar, March 30-31 Baseball Spring training Chicago Cubs at Houston MLBNet A’s at Giants CSNBA (95.7,680) College basketball NIT championship: Georgia Tech vs. TCU ESPN Slam-dunk and three-point championships ESPN Figure skating World Championships NBCSN Golf LPGA: ANA Inspiration GolfCh. PGA: Houston Open GolfCh. LPGA: ANA Inspiration GolfCh. Horse racing Golden Gate Fields NBA Cleveland at Chicago TNT Houston at Portland TNT NHL Sharks at Edmonton CSNCA …
  8. Kevin Durant looks ‘good’ in one-on-one against asst. Willie Green

    03.30 / 02:03 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    SAN ANTONIO — In their news release Wednesday afternoon updating Kevin Durant’s rehab from a left knee injury, the Warriors said that they would “intensify his level of movement over the next several days.” Apparently, that includes some one-on-one Wednesday morning against assistant coach Willie Green. “Kevin got him pretty good,” head coach Steve Kerr said before Wednesday night’s game against the Spurs. Green, 35, is only two years removed from a 12-year playing career that spanned fi…
  9. Steve Kerr ‘really, really sad’ Raiders are moving to Las Vegas

    03.30 / 00:59 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    SAN ANTONIO — Warriors head coach Steve Kerr has long viewed professional sports as a service-oriented business. When news surfaced Monday that NFL owners had approved the Raiders’ move to Las Vegas in a 31-1 vote, Kerr felt for the people of Oakland. “In my opinion, sports franchises belong to the community,” Kerr said before Golden State’s game Wednesday night against the Spurs at AT&T Center. [...] Kerr and others in the Golden State organization figure there is a stark difference bet…
  10. Ex-model McPhee is now a model shooter for Stanford

    03.29 / 23:50 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    Ex-model McPhee is now a model shooter for Stanford To many teenage girls, it would have been the opportunity of a lifetime — a lucrative deal as a model. Even then, she was having second thoughts about modeling as a career. Several years after retiring from modeling, she’s about to step into the spotlight again. In the NCAA Tournament, the 6-foot junior has become the top offensive threat for Stanford, which faces South Carolina at 4:30 p.m. Friday in the Final Four in Dallas. Mighty …
  11. This week at Golden Gate Fields, March 30-April 2

    03.29 / 23:50 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    Trainer Cliff Delima is serving a 20-day suspension through April 15 for possession of a banned medication in a July 14 incident that he calls an honest mistake. A California Horse Racing Board agent found the medication during a random search. According to records from the American Jockey Club and the racing board, Delima hadn’t had a medication violation since 2009. John F. Martin, who leads the trainer standings with 28 winners, has been fined $1,000 for having more than one p…
  12. Bitter fan to his Raiders gear: Just burn, baby

    03.29 / 22:33 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    How bitter are Raiders fans that their beloved NFL team is leaving Oakland for Las…
  13. Names & Faces: Vin Scully, Cristiano Ronaldo

    03.29 / 22:33 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    The Library of Congress announced that it will preserve the retired Dodgers announcer’s call of a 1957 game between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Giants at the Polo Grounds, the final time they played at the hallowed old stadium. The Library of Congress called it “a masterful example of the artistry that great sports announcers bring to their work, as well as their empathy for players and fans.” The Real Madrid striker now has an international airport named after him — and it is a…
  14. 'Hamilton' cast members will sing anthem at Giants home opener

    03.29 / 22:33 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    Three cast members from the San Francisco production of hot musical "Hamilton" will take to the field on Monday, April 10 to sing the national anthem ahead of the Giants first home game of the…
  15. Shanahan on why he didn’t want Kaepernick

    03.29 / 21:22 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    First there were none. New 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan needs a starting quarterback next season, and he needs someone to carry the torch for him as he and general manager John Lynch try and turn the franchise back around. San Francisco added veteran free agents Brian Hoyer and Matt Barkley and have the No. 2 overall pick in next month’s NFL draft. Shanahan knew that the starting quarterback wasn’t going to be Colin Kaepernick again, he said Wednesday at the NFC coaches breakfast at the NFL…
  16. Cal’s Marcus Lee: “We’re going to win a national title” under new coach Wyking Jones

    03.29 / 21:22 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    The celebration of Wyking Jones’ promotion from assistant to Cal head men’s basketball continued Wednesday, when he was greeted by the cheers of about 100 staff and donors at his introductory news conference at Haas Pavilion. “We’re going to win a national title next year,” said Lee, who transferred from Kentucky and will be eligible for his senior season in 2017-18. Jones shared some of that with the handful of media who gathered for the news conference, laying out his core values, baske…
  17. Durant’s rehab is on target; will be re-evaluated in 7-10 days

    03.29 / 20:10 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    SAN ANTONIO — Warriors forward Kevin Durant hasn’t experienced any setbacks in his rehab from a left knee injury and will be re-evaluated in 7-10 days, Golden State announced Wednesday. “At this point, he is being incorporated into non-contact basketball drills — shooting, running and jumping — and the plan is to intensify his level of movement over the next several days, which will include more explosive cutting and lateral maneuvers,” the Warriors said in a news release. Golden State, w…
  18. A’s leave Arizona with good mindset, camaraderie

    03.29 / 20:10 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    Ariz - After two last-place seasons in which the A’s felt there were some divisive clubhouse elements, the team was careful to bring in well-regarded players with leadership qualities. New third baseman Trevor Plouffe, already cited as a team leader, said, I thought we gelled together as a team. ... Another new player, right fielder Matt Joyce, also is enthusiastic about the A’s state of mind going into the season. This group of guys has just been phenomenal, the kind of character and at…
  19. Warriors game day: Can Golden State get redemption against Spurs?

    03.29 / 18:54 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    Can Golden State get redemption against Spurs? Steve Kerr, 3rd season with Warriors (200-38 with Warriors and overall); Gregg Popovich, 21st season with Spurs (1,146-501 with Spurs and overall) On air: TV on CSN Bay Area and ESPN; Radio on 95.7 The Game Warriors: PG Stephen Curry (24.9 ppg, 6.5 apg), SG Klay Thompson (22.3 ppg, 3.7 rpg), SF Patrick McCaw (3.8 ppg, 1.4 rpg), PF Draymond Green (10.4 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 7.1 apg), C Zaza Pachulia (6.2 ppg, 6.0 rpg) Spurs: PG Tony Parker (10.1…
  20. Unusual A’s getaway day; Casilla starts, Rajai Davis scratched, Lowrie at third

    03.29 / 18:54 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    The A’s are skedaddling out of town quickly Wednesday, with the major leaguers expected to be out of the game against the Cubs after three or four innings so the traveling party can fly back to the Bay Area. *Reliever Santiago Casilla will start at Sloan Park, instead, to make sure he gets his work in with the team only there for a few innings. Oakland’s No. 3 pick in last year’s draft, Cal’s Daulton Jefferies, will pitch the fourth inning. *Second baseman Joey Wendle is staying for exte…