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ex-girlfriend of 49ers’ reuben foster recants domestic violence claims

photo: dai sugano / associated press image 1of/9captioncloseimage 1 of 9san francisco 49ers linebacker reuben foster appears for his arraignment at the santa clara county hall of justice in san jose, calif., thursday, april 12, 2018. foster has been charged with felony domestic violence after being accused of attacking his girlfriend, authorities said. (dai sugano/san jose mercury news via ap, pool) lesssan francisco 49ers linebacker reuben foster appears for his arraignment at the santa clara county hall of justice in san jose, calif., thursday, april 12, 2018. foster has been charged with felony domestic ... more photo: dai sugano / associated press image 2 of 9san francisco 49ers linebacker reuben foster, rear, arrives with his attorney, joshua bentley, right, for an arraignment...





inbee park, back at no. 1, is poised for lake merced

inbee park arrived at lake merced this week with a new, vaguely familiar title: no. 1 player in the world.park returned to the top spot in the ranking for the first time since october 2015. she passed shanshan feng and lexi thompson with a tie for second sunday at the lpga event in los angeles.this is park’s fourth appearance at no. 1 and her 93rd week atop the ranking. it also punctuates her return from a back injury that limited her to 10 starts in 2016 and 15 last year.“there were a lot of moments when i thought i wouldn’t be able to come back to golf,” park said. “i was really lucky.”park, already a hall of famer at age 29, has 19 lpga wins, including seven majors. she has posted four top-three finishes in six starts this year.park tees off at 1:10 p.m. in thursday’s open...





vaughn’s big bat is part of sophomore’s complete package

andrew vaughn is using a surfer’s cadence to deliver meditation-like assurances, but he won’t quite let himself completely lounge back into the sun-drenched bleachers at evans diamond.he points to a couple of players who already are on the field and sits up even straighter.he talks about how cal lost the previous night and scoots toward the edge of his seat.once assistant coach noah jackson starts hitting grounders to the few who have arrived at practice an hour before its official starting time, vaughn appears to be on the verge of standing.or running.or something.“i just love being out here. there’s nothing better, to be honest,” vaughn said, after he decided to go back to sitting for the interview. “you’ve got dirt under your feet, and you’re playing ball. …“you have...





nfl draft: 49ers could trade down for 2nd year in a row

in 2017, the 49ers traded their first draft pick to a team that needed a quarterback and still selected a player they coveted after moving down.a year later, they very well could do it again.the 49ers will enter the first round thursday night boasting quarterback jimmy garoppolo and the no. 9 pick in a draft in which at least four quarterbacks are expected to be selected early.it’s possible one of those qbs will be on the board when the 49ers are on the clock. and logic — and general manager john lynch’s answers to reporters monday — suggests the 49ers are ready to move down again.in 2017, each of the three qbs selected among the first 12 picks — mitch trubisky, patrick mahomes and deshaun watson — was drafted after a team traded up to grab him.“there are four quarterbacks up...





kendall graveman better, but a’s lose at texas

photo: ronald martinez / getty images image 1of/4captioncloseimage 1 of 4arlington, tx - april 25: kendall graveman #49 of the oakland athletics throws against the texas rangers in the second inning at globe life park in arlington on april 25, 2018 in arlington, texas. (photo by ronald martinez/getty images) lessarlington, tx - april 25: kendall graveman #49 of the oakland athletics throws against the texas rangers in the second inning at globe life park in arlington on april 25, 2018 in arlington, texas. (photo by ... more photo: ronald martinez / getty images image 2 of 4arlington, tx - april 25: marcus semien #10 of the oakland athletics and khris davis #2 celebrate after scoring in the third inning against the texas rangers at globe life park in arlington on april 25, 2018 in a...





rookie jake debrusk scores twice against toronto as boston advances

boston — jake debrusk watched the tie-breaking goal go into the net from ice level, sliding into the boards on his backside after he was flattened by toronto defenseman jake gardiner.the bruins’ rookie didn’t have time even to climb up off his knees before he was mobbed by teammates.“jake had a real coming-out party in the series,” head coach bruce cassidy said after debrusk scored twice to help boston beat the maple leafs 7-4 on wednesday night and advance to the eastern conference semifinals.“he scored going to the net, dirty areas,” said cassidy, whose team opens the second round against the lightning in tampa bay on saturday. “that’s always the first thing: play inside, be willing to get hit, fight for your space. that’s playoff hockey. they weren’t freebies. they...





rookie ronald acuña feels at home in braves’ victory

ronald acuña jr., widely considered baseball’s top prospect, looked polished in his big-league debut.acuña singled and scored the tying run in the eighth inning, and atlanta beat the reds 5-4 in cincinnati on wednesday night. he went 1-for-5, playing left field.acuña, 20, became the youngest player in the majors when he was called up from triple-a before the game.“as soon as i hit the field, i felt at home,” acuña said through a translator. “i felt comfortable.”atlanta manager brian snitker saw no signs of nerves from the prodigy.“i thought he was really good,” snitker said. “nothing affected him. he wasn’t overwhelmed. he went out and played his game.”acuña asked for no. 13, after fellow venezuelans dave concepcion, ozzie guillen and omar vizquel. the newcomer twi...





lebron james bails out cavs with game 5 buzzer-beater

the game, the series, the season and perhaps cleveland’s future were in jeopardy. lebron james saved everything.james dropped a three-pointer at the buzzer, a crowning moment for another one of his brilliant performances, to give the cavaliers a 98-95 victory over indiana in cleveland on wednesday in game 5, putting the cavaliers one victory shy of advancing in the eastern conference playoffs.moments after blocking victor oladipo’s possible go-ahead layup — a play the pacers thought was goaltending — james caught the inbounds pass, took two dribbles and hit his winner over thaddeus young.“as a kid, you always have those 3, 2, 1 moments and that’s what it kind of felt like,” james said. “i felt like i was a kid all over again playing basketball at my house on makeshift hoops...





rangers’ adrian beltre on dl

texas third baseman adrian beltre has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring. the rangers made the move wednesday, a day after beltre pulled up on his way to first base in the eighth inning of a loss to the a’s.• baltimore orioles infielder tim beckham is considering surgery on the groin injury that sent him to the 10-day disabled list. ... milwaukee brewers first baseman eric thames has a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb and is likely headed to surgery.soccer: real madrid ended bayern munich’s unbeaten record at home this season with a 2-1 win in the first leg of their champions league semifinal.tennis: novak djokovic lost again, falling to 140th-ranked martin klizan 6-2, 1-6, 6-3 in the second round of the barcelona open. rafael nadal...





a look at warriors’ to-do list for second-round series vs. pelicans

photo: sean gardner / getty images image 1of/10captioncloseimage 1 of 10new orleans, la - april 19: anthony davis #23 of the new orleans pelicans dunks the ball against the portland trail blazers during game 3 of the western conference playoffs against the portland trail blazers at the smoothie king center on april 19, 2018 in new orleans, louisiana. note to user: user expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the getty images license agreement. (photo by sean gardner/getty images) lessnew orleans, la - april 19: anthony davis #23 of the new orleans pelicans dunks the ball against the portland trail blazers during game 3 of the western conference playoffs against the portland trail blazers ... ...





a’s acquire reliever wilmer font from dodgers

photo: michael owen baker / associated press image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1los angeles dodgers relief pitcher wilmer font stands behind the mound as oakland athletics' jed lowrie rounds the bases after hitting a three-run home run during a baseball game wednesday, april 11, 2018, in los angeles. (ap photo/michael owen baker) lesslos angeles dodgers relief pitcher wilmer font stands behind the mound as oakland athletics' jed lowrie rounds the bases after hitting a three-run home run during a baseball game wednesday, april 11, 2018, in ... more photo: michael owen baker / associated press a’s acquire reliever wilmer font from dodgers1 / 1back to galleryarlington, texas - the a’s have added another reliever to provide long relief, picking up right-hander wilmer font in a ...





nfl draft: 49ers could trade down for 2nd year in a row

in 2017, the 49ers traded their first draft pick to a team that needed a quarterback and still selected a player they coveted after moving down.a year later, they very well could do it again.the 49ers will enter the first round thursday night boasting quarterback jimmy garoppolo and the no. 9 pick in a draft in which at least four quarterbacks are expected to be selected early.it’s possible one of those qbs will be on the board when the 49ers are on the clock. and logic — and general manager john lynch’s answers to reporters monday — suggests the 49ers are ready to move down again.in 2017, each of the three qbs selected among the first 12 picks — mitch trubisky, patrick mahomes and deshaun watson — was drafted after a team traded up to grab him.“there are four quarterbacks up...





penguins, capitals meet once again in nhl playoffs

arlington, va. — like tourists flocking to see the cherry blossoms in full bloom, the penguins making a trip to washington in the playoffs has become a rite of spring.the penguins and capitals will meet in the second round for the third consecutive year with the core groups changed only slightly from past matchups. back-to-back stanley cup-champion pittsburgh still has playoff mvps sidney crosby and evgeni malkin, and washington still has alex ovechkin and nicklas backstrom trying to make the eastern conference finals for the first time.“we faced each other for a lot of games, and we should know each other right now inside out,” backstrom said. “that’s just how it is. it’s usually a tight series (with) one-goal games. we’re excited about this one.”it’s hard not to get the...





vaughn’s big bat is part of sophomore’s complete package

andrew vaughn is using a surfer’s cadence to deliver meditation-like assurances, but he won’t quite let himself completely lounge back into the sun-drenched bleachers at evans diamond.he points to a couple of players who already are on the field and sits up even straighter.he talks about how cal lost the previous night and scoots toward the edge of his seat.once assistant coach noah jackson starts hitting grounders to the few who have arrived at practice an hour before its official starting time, vaughn appears to be on the verge of standing.or running.or something.“i just love being out here. there’s nothing better, to be honest,” vaughn said, after he decided to go back to sitting for the interview. “you’ve got dirt under your feet, and you’re playing ball. …“you have...





names & faces: michael vick, wayne graham

published 4:59 pm, wednesday, april 25, 2018 michael vickthe former nfl quarterback will be the offensive coordinator for head coach brad childress with the atlanta franchise in the new alliance of american football. “i want to bring a championship to the city of atlanta,” vick said. “it’s always been a dream of mine, and now i have another shot.” the alliance has a television deal with cbs and plans to open its first season the week after the super bowl. vick, 37, was the top overall pick in the 2001 nfl draft by atlanta and was a three-time pro bowl selection during his time with the falcons (2001-06). his stay ended in disgrace. vick served 18 months in prison following his guilty plea for his involvement in a dogfighting operation in his native virginia.wayne graham...





rangers’ adrian beltre on dl

texas third baseman adrian beltre has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring. the rangers made the move tuesday, a day after beltre pulled up on his way to first base in the eighth inning of a loss to the a’s.•in other baseball injury news, baltimore orioles infielder tim beckham is considering surgery on the groin injury that sent him to the 10-day disabled list. ... milwaukkee brewers first baseman eric thames has a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb and is likely headed to surgery.soccer: real madrid ended bayern munich’s unbeaten record at home this season with a 2-1 win in the first leg of their champions league semifinal. marcelo and marco asensio scored for madrid.tennis: novak djokovic lost again, falling to 140th-ranked martin kl...





giants’ reliever reyes moronta becoming a big bullpen key

photo: danny moloshok / associated press image 1of/5captioncloseimage 1 of 5san francisco giants starting pitcher chris stratton delivers against the los angeles dodgers during the first inning of a baseball game sunday, april 1, 2018, in los angeles. (ap photo/danny moloshok)san francisco giants starting pitcher chris stratton delivers against the los angeles dodgers during the first inning of a baseball game sunday, april 1, 2018, in los angeles. (ap photo/danny moloshok) photo: danny moloshok / associated press image 2 of 5san francisco, ca - april 24: reyes moronta #54 of the san francisco giants pitches against the washington nationals in the top of the six inning at at&t park on april 24, 2018 in san francisco, california. the giants won the game 4-3. (photo by thearon w. hen...





college basketball panels: ban cheats, let players go pro

indianapolis — the commission on college basketball sharply directed the ncaa to take control of the sport, calling for sweeping reforms to separate pro and college tracks, permit players to return to school after going undrafted by the nba and ban cheating coaches for life.the independent commission, led by stanford professor and former secretary of state condoleezza rice, released a detailed 60-page report wednesday, seven months after the group was formed by the ncaa in response to a federal corruption investigation that rocked college basketball. ten people, including some assistant coaches, have been charged in a bribery and kickback scheme, and high-profile programs such as arizona, louisville and kansas have been tied to possible ncaa violations.“the members of this commission c...





raiders could land ‘big-time’ defensive player in nfl draft

one reason jon gruden has said he returned to coach the raiders was the chance to work with derek carr, the type of promising young quarterback gruden rarely had to run his offense in his first turn as a head coach.this week, carr — and the five-year extension he signed last summer — provide another luxury for gruden and general manager reggie mckenzie: freedom to take a non-quarterback in the first round of the nfl draft.most projections have up to four quarterbacks going at or near the top of the draft’s first round thursday, which could leave several top prospects at other positions available when the raiders select at no. 10.“if four quarterbacks go in front of them, they’re sitting in a pretty good place,” nfl network’s mike mayock said on a conference call last week.the...





giants scratch mac williamson with sore neck, get crushed by nats

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