The 49ers are facing a May 3 deadline to pick up a 2015 fifth year contract option on star linebacker Aldon Smith.
“We have some legitimate rivalries right now with Los Angeles,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.
Backup catcher Hector Sanchez’s RBI single ended a 12-inning 3-2 Giants victory over the Dodgers at AT&T Park Tuesday night. The game lasted almost five hours.
With their first 50-win season in 20 years, the Warriors have clinched a playoff spot. But they’ll most likely be playing without standout center Andrew Bogut, who fractured a rib near his lung in Sunday’s overtime loss to Portland.
In his fourth incident with the law in two and half years, linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport Sunday after allegedly claiming he had a bomb while in the security area.
Miami police were investigating, but no crimes have been alleged in the incident involving 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, a woman friend and two other NFL players. “We don’t know much about it, and the worst thing you can do is jump to conclusions one way or another,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.
“Even when you’re talking to yourself when you’re watching the Masters, you talk a little lower.”
The Giants sit in first place in the National League West after beating the Diamondbacks 7-3 in their home opener Tuesday.
Guard Shabazz Napier led the Connecticut Huskies to the men’s NCAA Championship Monday night, beating Kentucky 60-54. Before a packed house and a national TV audience, Napier took the mic during the emotional post-game celebration.
Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel is reportedly in Oakland to meet with Raiders management.