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  • What mock drafts project the Warriors to do with 28th pick

    With draft day upon us, The Chronicle takes a final look at what the top online mock drafts have the Warriors doing with their No. 28 pick: ESPN Insider, Jonathan Givony Moritz Wagner, PF/C, Michigan The Warriors are way over the luxury tax and will want to find contributors on cheap rookie contracts. ...

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  • A look at 8 players Warriors could take with No. 28 pick of NBA draft

    Few facts illustrate the Warriors' current reign atop the NBA better than this: Whoever Golden State takes with the No. 28 pick in Thursday's draft will be the franchise's highest selection since it snagged Harrison Barnes seventh overall in 2012. With multiple promising young big men under contract, the Warriors are interested in taking a wing player capable of immediately sliding into the rotation. There will be plenty of options in a draft pool that, outside of the top 10 or...

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  • Reid Travis will play for Kentucky — what that means for Stanford

    Unless the Stanford men's basketball team draws a surprising NCAA Tournament berth next March, the Cardinal may have to watch one of their former stars making a possible national title run with Kentucky. Reid Travis, who led the Cardinal in scoring and rebounding last season, announced Wednesday he'll play for the Wildcats as a graduate transfer. The 6-foot-8, 245-pound forward was a two-time first-team All-Pac-12 selection and will give the Wildcats a huge lift...

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  • A playoff roll with appeal: Mississippi State near finals

    OMAHA, Neb. - Go bananas, Mississippi State Bulldogs! You're one win away from the College World Series finals. Jordan Westburg hit a grand slam, doubled and drove in seven runs and Mississippi State continued its surprise postseason surge by beating North Carolina 12-2 on Tuesday. The Bulldogs (39-27), with two wins at the CWS, are off until Friday. Win then or on Saturday and they'll play for the national championship next week. This game was...

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  • How mock drafts predict the Warriors will use No. 28 pick in NBA draft

    How confident are the Warriors in their scouting department? They firmly believe that they will draft a player with the No. 28 pick in Thursday's NBA draft - a spot often used on prospects who spend most of their careers overseas - who can contribute immediately. With its highest pick since it took Harrison Barnes seventh overall in 2012, Golden State will probably take a rotation-ready wing. Now, with three days until the draft, The Chronicle is looking at...

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  • Tar Heels knock out Heimlich early, beat Beavers 8-6 in CWS

    OMAHA, Neb. - North Carolina knocked out Oregon State ace Luke Heimlich during a five-run third inning and went on to beat the Beavers 8-6 on Saturday in the opening game of the College World Series. The Tar Heels (44-18) used six pitchers in a 4-hour, 24-minute slog in 95-degree heat that was the longest nine-inning game in CWS history. They turned back threats from one of the nation's most potent offenses in the sixth and seventh innings and prevailed against an opponent they...

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  • Kelly Shon, So Yeon Ryu share Meijer LPGA Classic lead at 64

    Kelly Shon played her last six holes in 6-under-par for an 8-under 64 and a share of the lead with So Yeon Ryu on Thursday in the Meijer LPGA Classic at Grand Rapids, Mich. Shon had a 7-under 29 on her final nine, the front nine at Blythefield Country Club. The Princeton alum played the five par-5 holes in 5-under with an eagle on No. 8. "Honestly, going into the round, I was thinking maybe the front nine was kind of going to be the tougher nine," Shon said....

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  • Stanford’s Bryce Love betting favorite for Heisman

    The Las Vegas sports books like Stanford running back Bryce Love. He is their Heisman Trophy betting favorite in odds released Friday. Love, a senior who passed on the NFL draft to return to the Cardinal, opened at 5-1 at the Westgate SuperBook. He rushed for 2,218 yards with 19 touchdowns and finished runner-up to Baker Mayfield in last season's Heisman race. Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor is next at 7-1, followed by Alabama quarterback...

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