Steve Kerr isn’t buying into the Gregg Popovich retirement theories

first_imgOAKLAND — Last month, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich expressed uncertainty when asked about his coaching future beyond this season.“I don’t know the answer,” he told the New York Times.Warriors coach Steve Kerr, one of Popovich’s leading disciples, still believes the 70-year-old Pop has a lot left in the tank.“I don’t get the sense that he’s anywhere close to stepping down,” Kerr said Tuesday. “Then again, I’ve never asked him, but I just know how much he loves coaching.” Kerr played …last_img read more

San Francisco Giants: 10 early surprises

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — It is human nature to rush to conclusions.It’s easy to judge a player from a small sample size or race to a decision about a team from its first 10 games. But baseball, as the cliché goes, is a marathon and not a sprint.If a 162-game schedule was instead a 26.2-mile course, the Giants would be a little more than two miles in right now. They’re just getting used to the race conditions and still feeling out the course.That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t draw big-picture …last_img read more

Will A’s Khris Davis face Astros? Bob Melvin isn’t sure

first_imgOAKLAND — Khris Davis took a few shots at a Nerf hoop in the Athletics clubhouse Wednesday, then pulled the protective cover off a brand new black bat and headed to the indoor hitting area across the hall.Whether that bat will be available when the Athletics host the American League West leading Houston Astros this weekend remains an open question.The Athletics designated hitter has been affected by a left hip and oblique contusion since May 5, the day he collided with the outfield fence in …last_img read more

Sharks waiting for veteran defenseman to take charge

first_imgSAN JOSE — This would seem like the ideal season for defenseman Tim Heed to take a step forward and become the type of player that can dress for a large majority of the Sharks’ regular season games.After all, the Sharks traded Justin Braun to the Philadelphia Flyers in June, creating a chance for a right shot defenseman to establish himself on the third pair. It made sense that Heed, after he signed a one-year contract in July to return for his fourth season in the Sharks organization, would …last_img read more

We did in 70 days what Cong. failed to do in 70 years: Shah

first_imgUnion Home Minister Amit Shah said in Chandigarh on Friday that by withdrawing the special status granted to Kashmir, the BJP government did something which successive Congress governments had failed to do in 70 years.At a public meeting in Jind of Haryana, Mr. Shah said Article 370 was a hurdle in the way of Sardar Patel’s dream of Akhand Bharat [one India]. “…what the Congress governments could not do in 70 years because of vote-bank politics, Modiji did it in 75 days [of his second term as Prime Minister] … abrogation of Article 370 and 35A will prove to be a milestone for the integrity of India,” he said.Mr. Shah said that with the dilution of Articles 370 and 35A, all obstacles in the path of holistic development of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh had been removed. “Such a courageous step can be taken only by those who think in terms of national interest,” he said.He said the revoking of these sections was a true tribute to the brave soldiers of Haryana who attained “martyrdom” in Kashmir. “Kashmir will now be on the path of development as there are two Union Territories of Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir,” he said.The new Chief of Defence Staff post would ensure greater synergy among defence forces, he added.Setting the tone for the campaign for the Assembly election in Haryana later this year, Mr. Shah appealed to the people to vote the BJP back to power as the party had provided a corruption-free and transparent government under Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.Mr. Shah said initiatives taken by the Khattar government, be it online transfer of teachers, transparency in recruitment or the successful implementation of the Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao programme, were being praised by all. The BJP governments at the Centre and in Haryana were working to ensure corruption-free governance and development.last_img read more