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  1. Giants’ Cueto in jeopardy of missing World Baseball Classic

    02.20 / 19:58 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    Johnny Cueto's participation in the World Baseball Classic is in jeopardy, at least for the first round, because of his extended absence from spring training, and a decision could come in the next day or two. Cueto also has been in touch with Moises Alou, the general manager of the Dominican WBC club, according to Moises father, Giants special assistant Felipe Alou. [...] that is not the same as preparing to pitch in an international competition that begins March 9, under the supervision…
  2. John Gibson, Ducks shut out Kings

    02.20 / 06:47 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    Anaheim’s Josh Manson scored his second goal of the season, John Gibson stopped 24 shots for his 10th career shutout and the Ducks defeated the Los Angeles Kings 1-0 in Anaheim on Sunday night. The Ducks have won two of three games against the Kings this season, with Gibson recording shutouts in both Anaheim victories. The Ducks moved into a second-place tie with Edmonton in the Pacific Division, five points behind the Sharks. Los Angeles trails Calgary by two points for the second w…
  3. Warriors’ Draymond Green helps spark Anthony Davis’ big night

    02.20 / 06:47 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    NEW ORLEANS — In the West locker room before tip-off Sunday night, Anthony Davis reminded his teammates that he wanted to win his first All-Star MVP award in front of his home crowd. Warriors head coach Steve Kerr called him “Seth,” referencing Curry’s brother who regularly wears headbands playing for Dallas. The most important development Sunday for the Warriors came after the All-Star Game, when multiple reports surfaced about a blockbuster trade involving the Kings and Pelicans. The d…
  4. Deal will send Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins to Pelicans

    02.20 / 06:47 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    NEW ORLEANS — The Sacramento Kings have agreed to trade DeMarcus Cousins and Omri Casspi to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for Tyreke Evans, 2016 first-round draft pick Buddy Hield, Langston Galloway and first- and second-round draft picks this summer, a person familiar with the situation said Sunday. The move also sends a message that the Pelicans are committed to a push for a playoff spot. New Orleans is 2½ games behind Denver for the Western Conference’s eighth and final playoff …
  5. FA Cup: Ibrahimovic rescues United, Spurs’ Kane scores 3

    02.20 / 04:42 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    A day after three Premier League teams endured difficulties against lower-league opposition, Tottenham was taking no risks at Fulham. The north London club started Harry Kane and its top-scorer delivered, netting a hat trick as Fulham was swept aside 3-0. The winner will next month host Lincoln, which became the first non-league side in 103 years to reach the quarterfinals on Saturday by beating Premier League side Burnley. United, the record 20-time English league champions, trailed…
  6. Palo Alto boys team discovers value of 1 game

    02.20 / 04:42 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    Palo Alto boys basketball coach Peter Diepenbrock had a feeling his team’s Feb. 4 gameat Menlo-Atherton would be big, and the 58-46 loss turned out to be the deciding factor in the Vikings not making the Central Coast Section Open Division tournament. Menlo-Atherton (22-5) was the eighth and last team selected into the elite bracket at Sunday’s CCS seeding meeting, dropping Palo Alto (20-4) into the Division I tournament. Third-seeded Mitty (14-10) meets sixth-seeded Serra (13-11) and sec…
  7. Sharks fall to Bruins in overtime

    02.20 / 04:42 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    Brad Marchand scored a breakaway goal 2:36 into overtime as the Boston Bruins beat the Sharks 2-1 Sunday night at SAP Center. Roughing penalties to San Jose’s Brenden Dillon and Boston’s Riley Nask at 17:05 helped to open the ice, and the hosts pounced with Patrick Marleau scoring his 21st goal of the season just 32 seconds later. Brent Burns delayed at the top of the right circle, and when the defenseman finally wristed a drive toward the net Boston defenseman Torey Krug stepped out and …
  8. Durant, Westbrook alley-oop highlights West’s win in All-Star Game

    02.20 / 04:42 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    Durant, Westbrook alley-oop highlights West’s win in All-Star Game NEW ORLEANS — Midway through the first quarter Sunday night, as Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook returned to the bench during a timeout, their Western-Conference teammates mobbed them in a jubilant huddle. DeAndre Jordan and DeMarcus Cousins clapped, Stephen Curry tossed his water, and Durant and Westbrook chuckled. In that moment, the two All-Stars put aside their much-discussed silent feud. On a night the acrobatic d…
  9. Leipzig beats ‘Gladbach 2-1, cuts Bayern’s Bundesliga lead

    02.20 / 04:42 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    Emil Forsberg scored one and set up another for the promoted side to end its two-game losing streak and stay on course for Champions League qualification with its 14th win of the season. Sabitzer and Timo Werner played their way through the static ‘Gladbach defense and Werner laid the ball off for the Sweden midfielder to fire inside the bottom left corner. The home side was given a lifeline when Marvin Compper brought down Lars Stindl and referee Felix Zwayer pointed to the spot, but P…
  10. Stanford women beat Cal again, set up showdown with Oregon State

    02.20 / 03:37 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    Stanford women beat Cal again, set up showdown with Oregon State There was little of the suspense that marked Stanford’s win at Berkeley three nights earlier. Cal stuck with the Cardinal until late in the third quarter before Stanford took control Sunday night. The No. 10 Cardinal celebrated Senior Night with a 72-54 win over the Bears, setting up a duel with Oregon State on Friday night in Corvallis for first place in the Pac-12. Alanna Smith, who scored 27 against Cal on Thursday, h…
  11. Dustin Johnson goes to No. 1 with big win at Riviera

    02.20 / 02:36 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    Johnson had a one-shot lead when he arrived Sunday at Riviera, which lost 10 hours the previous three days to fog and torrential rain. Johnson had such command of his game that his longest par putt in the third round was from 4 feet, and he closed with three straight birdies to make the final round in the afternoon more of a coronation. Fred Couples won the Chubb Classic for his 12th PGA Tour Champions title and first since 2014, rallying to beat Miguel Angel Jimenez at TwinEagles in…
  12. Tomas Tatar, Thomas Vanek lead Red Wings past Penguins

    02.20 / 02:36 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    Tomas Tatar and Thomas Vanek scored early third-period goals to lead the Detroit Red Wings to a 5-2 victory against the Penguins in Pittsburgh on Sunday. Nick Jensen and Steve Ott also scored and Luke Glendening added a late empty-netter for the Red Wings, who completed a back-to-back sweep of Washington and Pittsburgh, two of the top teams in the league. Detroit, which lost five straight before the weekend victories, remained near the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings, but…
  13. Washington’s Kelsey Plum moves into 2nd place on NCAA career list

    02.20 / 02:36 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    Kelsey Plum scored 35 points to move into second place on the NCAA’s career scoring list and help No. 9 Washington win 87-74 at USC on Sunday. Plum needed just three points to tie Baylor alum Brittney Griner on the list, and Plum hit a three-pointer with 3:35 left in the first quarter to tie for second. Chantel Osahor had 16 points and 12 rebounds and became Washington’s career rebounding leader, finishing the game with 1,150. Mikayla Pivec scored 14 points and Sydney Weise had 14 poi…
  14. 2 NCAA titles highlight Mark Marquess’ Stanford coaching career

    02.20 / 01:33 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    2 NCAA titles highlight Mark Marquess’ Stanford coaching career In the late 1980s, Mark Marquess recruited John Lynch to Stanford to play baseball. The current 49ers general manager was also going to play football — as a quarterback. Marquess knew another baseball player who had wanted to play quarterback on the Farm: himself. The second problem was Jim Plunkett, who became the quarterback in Marquess’ last two years at Stanford. [...] Marquess played split end, defensive back and punt…
  15. Tony Clark: “unprofessional” remarks on Dellin Betances arbitration

    02.20 / 01:33 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    Baseball union chief Tony Clark called the public comments surrounding the salary-arbitration hearing involving Yankees reliever Dellin Betances “unprecedented” and “unprofessional.” Yankees President Randy Levine said Betances’ representatives had “over-the-top demands based on very little sense of reality” seeking a $5 million salary for 2017. “There was a lot said,” Clark, executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association, said Sunday in Phoenix during his annual visi…
  16. Ibrahimovic rescues United, Kane’s hat trick lifts Tottenham

    02.20 / 01:33 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    Manchester United turned to Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic to come to the defending champion’s rescue and eliminate second-tier Blackburn in the FA Cup on Sunday. “I have to fight for a top-four position in the Premier League,” said Mourinho, whose side plays Saint-Etienne in the Europa League and Southampton in the League Cup final over the next week. Tottenham top scorer Harry Kane netted a hat trick in a 3-0 win at Fulham. Marcel Hirscher regained his slalom world title in St. Mori…
  17. Correction, Feb. 20

    02.20 / 00:30 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    Dodgers’ Gonzalez takes hitting break, Feb. 18, Sports, B7 A photo caption misstated the number of years Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez has played in the majors. He is beginning his 14th season. USF tops P…
  18. Names & Faces: Nathan Chen, Mike Martin

    02.20 / 00:30 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    American men rarely are ground breakers when it comes to quadruple jumps. [...] Chen, 17, became the first man to land five quadruple jumps in a single performance at an ISU championship to win the Four Continents event Sunday in Pyeonchang, South Korea. The U.S. champ totaled 307.46 points, holding off Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan. The Florida State skipper became the second baseball coach in NCAA history to reach 1,900 wins when the Seminoles defeated VCU 11-3 on…
  19. Announcer introduces Kevin Durant as 'OKC's own' in cringe-worthy moment

    02.20 / 00:30 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    Things got very uncomfortable at Saturday night's All-Star 3-Point Contest when an announcer mistakenly introduced Kevin Durant as "OKC's…
  20. Giants’ Bochy says rule change could impact bullpen usage

    02.19 / 21:07 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Top Sports
    Giants’ Bochy says rule change could impact bullpen usage Manager Bruce Bochy and his coaches met with league officials Saturday to discuss rules changes for 2017, one of which could profoundly affect how clubs manage their rosters. The league and players association agreed to shrink the disabled list from 15 days to 10, with teams able to backdate DL trips for up to three days. Teams could be more apt to place the injured pitchers on the DL, which could lead to less strain on the h…