Steve Kerr says Warriors were at their best in 2017: 'No question'
Over the next few weeks, NBC Sports Bay Area and 95.7 The Game (KGMZ-FM) will be re-airing several classic Warriors games on nights they were scheduled to play before the NBA suspending its season indefinitely amid the coronavirus pandemic. Warriors head coach Steve Kerr spoke with Bay Area News Group about his memories from those games.———Before returning to the bench for Game 2 of the 2017 NBA Finals, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr joked, with a deadpan delivery, that the team had clearly been “falling apart at the seams” in his absence.A few days later, the Warriors would complete a 16-1 ru...
The Mercury News
Worker finishing construction of Globe Life Field tests positive for coronavirus
A subcontractor working on Globe Life Field has tested positive for coronavirus, and the Texas Rangers have notified their employees to make sure no one was in contact with the worker.The Manhattan Construction Company said in a statement that they learned on Wednesday of the ill employee, who was stationed in an isolated area of the $1.2 billion ballpark. The area was cleared of all personnel and cleaned thoroughly.Manhattan also enforced a single entry for workers, beginning Thursday, so that each person’s temperature could be monitored. The site will cleaned during each work day, and work h...
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Mets pitcher Michael Wacha learns to embrace technology with help from his dad
For Michael Wacha and his offseason transformation, it all started with videos, mechanics and his dad.Wacha, 28, signed as a free agent with the Mets in December on a one-year, $3 million deal. But, well before that, his dad, Tom, pulled up videos of Wacha’s starts from his 2019 season with the Cardinals. Together, they looked at his release point, spin rate, arm slot and other mechanics as Wacha welcomed the use of analytics into his groundwork for the upcoming season.“I’ve always just been like, I’m going to out-compete this guy,” Wacha said earlier this month. “I usually take it on myself a...
New York Daily News
Twins scout in South Korea stuck at home, but country's teams could start playing soon
MINNEAPOLIS — There just might be baseball played somewhere in this world as soon as the end of April, giving David Kim an opportunity to return to his perch in the stands.Kim is a Twins scout who works the Pacific Rim but, for the past several weeks, has been at his home in Goyang City, about 10 miles outside Seoul, South Korea.The Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) season was to celebrate opening day on Saturday, but, because of the coronavirus outbreak, the start of the season has been delayed at least three weeks. South Korea has attracted worldwide interest for how it has handled the pand...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Michigan big man Jon Teske pins hopes to NBA career
Three consecutive trips to the Sweet 16. Two Big Ten tournament titles. A trip to the national title game. A program-record 108 career wins.Jon Teske checked plenty of accomplishments off the list during his four years at Michigan. And now that his run in Ann Arbor is over, he has his sights set on something bigger.“My next goal is to make the NBA,” Teske told host Matt Shepard on WBBL radio Friday. “Right now, I’m going through the process of signing an agent and working through that with the help of Coach (Juwan) Howard and my parents.“I’m working out and we all have to stay healthy. That’s ...
The Detroit News
Nick Canepa: NFL teams with GMs who can spot talent will be fine
SAN DIEGO — Poor babies.A group of nervous NFL general managers got together last week and recommended The League push back the draft from its scheduled April 23 start.They cited coronavirus concerns keeping them from properly evaluating prospective draftees mentally and physically. They can’t meet with players, nor can the athletes visit team physicians. Franchise offices are shuttered.To this, The League office said, no. Commissioner Roger Goodell sent out a memo stating the draft will go on as scheduled, done by phone, Skype, Zoom, tin cans on a string, or whatever, in hotel conference room...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Jim Souhan: Compressed NFL season would hinder relocated quarterbacks
MINNEAPOLIS — If the NFL resumes this fall, the league might do so without the usual official offseason workouts and practices, and without the informal work that so many players do at team facilities and with each other during the summer.One possible schedule, if American sports can get back on its feet in time, would feature a shortened training camp and a normal regular season. If that or anything like it becomes reality, the Vikings could benefit.Bud Grant always said that durability was the greatest ability.This NFL season, stability might become the greatest ability.Is it possible that t...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Amid coronavirus slowdown, Arik Armstead tries to boost Sacramento-area restaurants
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The big guy has always been a big giver.Arik Armstead has used his role and fame as a 49ers defensive lineman as a platform to pique awareness, everything from fitness to academics — be active, eat wisely, read and study.This week, the 6-foot-7, 285-pound defensive lineman pledged more giving to his home base of Elk Grove, where he was a star at Pleasant Grove High School, and Sacramento, which he says “is always dear to my heart.”The coronavirus pandemic has brought the restaurant industry across the state to a near crawl, if not a complete shutdown. In an effort to help ...
The Sacramento Bee
Bob Condotta: Jadeveon Clowney watch continues for Seahawks. But there's no apparent end in sight.
SEATTLE — So maybe, like every day since free agents could begin legally negotiating with NFL teams on March 16, you woke up thinking today would be the day there would finally be news about Jadeveon Clowney.But, like every day since then, it appears as if there won’t be any.As of Saturday, the Clowney watch is now on day 13, which seems a fitting time for an update.Not that there appears to be much of one.Reports of anything related to Clowney have dried up in the past few days, and a few sources also indicated that for now, all appears pretty quiet with the Seahawks defensive end, who is one...
The Seattle Times
Chiefs bring back wide receiver Demarcus Robinson on one-year deal, source says
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Chiefs spent the past week bringing back some contributors from their 2019 championship team, namely fullback Anthony Sherman and defensive tackle Mike Pennel.And they stayed in-house with another unrestricted free agent Saturday.The Chiefs re-signed wide receiver Demarcus Robinson to a one-year deal, a source confirmed Saturday to The Star. Financial terms were not disclosed, but Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reported that the contract is worth $2,297,500 fully guaranteed, though only about $1 million will count against the Chiefs’ salary cap.According to the source, Robinso...
The Kansas City Star