THE BUZZ: Bochy Ball, Bridesmaids and Brittany

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THE BUZZ: Bochy Ball, Bridesmaids and Brittany

1. Bochy Ball

That was a sweet moment when Bruce Bochy got to call on his son Brett to come into the game on Sunday and pitch an inning. It was a nice little farewell to spring training, but the Giants are home now to play the As (welcome back to exhibition season!) and theres no time for sentiment. Giants fans want two things: Matt Cain signed and Brandon Belt in the lineup. Will they get either?
2. Bridesmaids
Stanford coach Tara VanDerveers version of the movie isnt as funny as Kristin Wiigs. For the fifth straight year the Cardinal made it to the Final Four and came home without a national championship. This is the 20th anniversary of Stanfords last national championship since then the team has been to the Final Four eight times. No shame in losing to talented Baylor, but its a little embarrassing losing to a coach Kim Mulkey who appeared to be wearing a sixth-grade girls comforter.
3. Brittney Griner
Today may be Anthony Davis day, as the Kentucky player appears in his first and last national championship game. Tomorrow will belong to Griner, who tries to win her first national championship. Next year, 6-8 Griner will return to Baylor for her senior year at age 22, and after that will be lucky to maybe make a million bucks in endorsements and salary. Davis wont be returning to Kentucky, his first contract will likely be for 12 million and by the time hes 22 his great grandchildren will be set for life. So give Griner her moment in the spotlight.4. Alex Smith
The 49ers quarterback has had a rough spring, with his teams flirtation with Peyton Manning and signing of Josh Johnson. He hasnt retreated into his gated mansion to sulk. Last week he was out in Morgan Hill with other volunteers searching for missing teen Sierra LaMar -- people found out about it though Smith didnt do anything to publicize his involvement. Think about that next time you want to boo him.5. The Sharks
The playoffs come early for the Sharks, who have to play desperate elimination hockey all week, with two of the final three games coming on the road. Its a game of musical death chairs: four teams competing for three slots. The good news is the process has turned Ray Ratto into a YouTube sensation.

A's fall short of series win vs Yankees after Judge's grand slam

A's fall short of series win vs Yankees after Judge's grand slam

BOX SCORE

The A's had a chance to take a road series from the Yankees, but star rookie Aaron Judge flexed his way to a huge go-ahead grand slam. 

Judge's opposite field shot erased the A's 2-1 lead and the Yankees went on to win, 9-5, Sunday in New York. 

Andrew Triggs started on the hill for the A's and tossed six innings. He allowed six runs, yet only one of those were earned. 

In the top of the eighth inning, Khris Davis smacked his 15th home run of the year. 

On defense, the A's continued to be sloppy and committed two errors. 

The A's fell to 22-27 this season. 

LeBron doesn't care about long Finals odds: 'I only play blackjack in Vegas'

LeBron doesn't care about long Finals odds: 'I only play blackjack in Vegas'

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — LeBron James says the challenge of facing the Golden State Warriors in the Finals is “up there” with any of his career.

Appearing in his seventh straight Finals, James knows the Cleveland Cavaliers are underdogs as they prepare to the play the Western Conference champions for the third straight year. This version of the Warriors is even scarier than previous ones as Kevin Durant is now playing with Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green.

James was in a similar situation in Miami when he went up against San Antonio and a roster of future Hall of Famers.

The three-time champion said playing Golden State is “going to be very challenging not only on me mentally, but on our ballclub and on our franchise.”

Reminded that Las Vegas oddsmakers had made him an underdog in six of his eight Finals, James quipped, “I only play blackjack in Vegas anyway, so it doesn’t matter.”