NHL: Alex Ovechkin scores his 50th goal as Washington Capitals beat Carolina Hurricanes
Alex Ovechkin becomes the sixth player to score 50 goals in a season at least six times. 

Baseball: Average salary to top $4 million
Giants' payroll projected fifth in majors; A's expected to rank 27th 

Chris Mullin ready to coach St. John's
Cal's Boyd selected as a second-team AP All-American 

Stanford advances to NIT final
Chasson Randle scored 24 points to help the Cardinal hold off Old Dominion 67-60 

NBA: Nets win fourth straight, hold eighth spot in Eastern Conference
Thunder star Kevin Durant has third foot surgery and is expected to return in four to six months. 

Will Tiger Woods play in the Masters?
Four-time Masters champion Tiger Woods plays practice round at Augusta National, increasing speculation that he will played for the famed Green Jacket, which he has won four times previously. 

LeBron has few good pals in NBA
Cleveland Cavaliers' star LeBron James says his only close friends in the NBA are Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade. 

Los Angeles Lakers endanger lottery pick with each win
For the Los Angeles Lakers, a bad finish to a bad NBA season would strengthen their draft position 

Sports digest: Altidore's gaffe costs U.S. in 1-1 draw with Switzerland
Jozy Altidore was ejected in the 68th minute for a foul followed by what appeared to be a profane comment to Italian referee Luca Banti, and the United States gave up another late goal in a 1-1 draw with Switzerland in Zurich.  

Purdy: Cancel Bay Bridge series
The annual exhibition series between the Giants and A's should be canceled 

Oakland A's Coco Crisp likely headed to D.L.
Oakland A's outfielder Coco Crisp is expected to begin the season on the disabled list because of right-elbow discomfort. He would be eligible to play April 11 if the A's postdate his going on the D.L.
 

San Jose Earthquakes Wynne, Bingham expected to play Sunday
Coach Dominic Kinnear said San Jose Earthquakes defender Marvell Wynne and goalkeeper David Bingham should be fine to play Sunday against Real Salt Lake after injury scares last weekend  

San Francisco Giants' Justin Maxwell has reason to smile: he makes the opening day roster
Outfielder and non-roster invitee Justin Maxwell grew up a Giants fan, and now he's made the team. 

Cal's top basketball recruits for past 25 years
Jason Kidd is the only No. 1 recruit to have signed with the Cal Golden Bears in the past quarter-century, but other top 10 signees include Shareef AAbdur-Rahim and Leon Powe. Will Ivan Rabb join them? 

San Jose State football works on improving run defense
Spartans had nation's top pass defense last season, but SJSU struggled against the run and had trouble pressuring quarterbacks. 

For Ivan Rabb, Cal still school to beat, says recruiting expert
Ivan Rabb, the Bishop O'Dowd basketball star and one of the top recruits in the country, leaning toward Cal, then Arizona, Scout.com recruiting expert says; Rabb's coaches uncertain when the player will announce. 

Girlfriend of Oakland A's pitcher Sean Doolittle tells those who want to get rid of tickets on LGBT Pride Night: We'll buy them
After seeing some negative responses on social media about the Oakland A's first ever LGBT Pride Night, Eireann Dolan, the girlfriend of A's pitcher Sean Doolittle, saw an opportunity. 

Sharks' Mirco Mueller done for season
San Jose Sharks rookie defenseman Mirco Mueller will miss the rest of the season because of a thumb injury.  

Warriors' Draymond Green will miss Clippers game
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green will miss Tuesday night's game against the Los Angeles Clippers because of shin inflammation.
 

49ers sign linebacker Desmond Bishop
The San Francisco 49ers sign former Cal linebacker Desmond Bishop to a one-year contract.
 

MLB Preview: Five A's who must shine
For the A's to get back to the postseason, they'll need solid performaces from these five players 

Death of father focused A's Sonny Gray
A's young ace was in high school when he lost his dad. Now he's forging new bonds with his own young son. 

Meet the A's fabulous bleacher creatures
Out past Josh Reddick in the right field bleachers lurks some of the game's most colorful fans. 

A's hoping new faces make for same clubhouse chemistry
The roster that the A's will trot out for opening day looks so little like the team that ended the 2014 season, names should be on the front and back of jerseys to help fans identify all the new players 

BANG NBA Power Rankings
Golden State Warriors, Cleveland Cavaliers and Atlanta Hawks remain 1-2-3 in the BANG NBA Power Rankings, with the defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs climbing to fourth.
 

Thompson: Beane approach leaves A's to luck, prayer
Championship teams are built over time, but Billy Beane doesn't have that kind of time. 

SaberCats win season opener
The San Jose SaberCats got off to a fast start behind quarterback Erik Meyer and beat the expansion Las Vegas Outlaws in their Arena Football League season opener.  

NHL: Chicago Blackhawks rally past Los Angeles Kings
Duncan Keith and Niklas Hjalmarsson score 1:04 apart in the second period to pace the Blackhawks at home against the Kings. 

NBA: Trail Blazers secure playoff berth
Damian Lillard scored 19 points before sitting the final quarter and Portland secured a playoff berth with a victory over the Phoenix Suns.  

 
 
 
 
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Tom Hanks' son threatens Howard Stern

Feud between rapper Chet Haze and radio host goes back four years, to when Stern questioned rapper’s credentials as the son of a Hollywood legend.