Former Warrior Barnes arrested in L.A.


Former Warrior Barnes arrested in L.A.

Former Warriors forward and current NBA free agent Matt Barnes is homeand tweeting comfortably after being arrested Monday in L.A. on a misdemeanor outstanding trafficwarrant.

According to the Associated Press, Barnes, 32, was walking on a busy thoroughfare20 miles southwest of downtown Los Angeles Monday night around 8:30 p.m. when he wasarrested on an outstanding misdemeanor traffic warrant -- and subsequently for investigation of threatening apolice officer.

Manhattan Beach Lt. Steve Tobias told the AP Barnes was not cooperativeduring the arrest and alleges he threatened the officer. The original misdemeanorcharge stemmed from a ticket Barnes received for driving on a suspendedlicense.

The alleged threat to the officer ballooned Barnes bail from 26K to 51K.That means bail for a threat to an officer (a felony) is worth 25K in California. Either way, Barnes locatedenough cash to be released at 11:30 p.m. Monday night.

Roughly 90 minutes after his release, Barnes was tweeting about the incident:Funny how a smallsituation turns into a "Urban Legend".. A 26,000 traffic ticket??Come on now smh.. Have a good night Matt Barnes(@Matt_Barnes22) July 31,2012Were not sure if this will change due to recent events, but Barnes isscheduled to partner with Redwood CitysEA Sports later this month for the MattBarnes Basketball Camp on August20-24. @matt_barnes22& @easportsBasketball Camp 820 - 824 in Redwood City, CA (Ages 8-14).For more info, visit: mattbarnes9.comIrene Y. Pacheco (@irene_pacheco) July 30,2012Kids can work on their dribbling, shooting and teamwork skills at the camp for225. If 226 or so kids buy in, Barnes will have made back the money he had todish out for his arrest on Monday.

Matt Barnes was a key member of the Warriors 'We Believe' team in 2007. Barnes spent the last two seasons with the Lakers. He averaged 7.8 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2 assists per game last season.

Dodgers hold largest winning percentage gap over Giants in rivalry history

Dodgers hold largest winning percentage gap over Giants in rivalry history

The Dodgers won an NL-best 50th game on Saturday night.

At the same time, the Giants lost an NL-worst 50th game.

At 50-26, the Dodgers have a .658 winning percentage, while the Giants own a 27-50 record and a .351 winning percentage.

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the .307 differential in winning percentage is the largest gap the Dodgers have ever held over the Giants through a minimum of 70 games.

In fact, it's the first time ever that the Dodgers have had a winning percentage differential of at least .300 over the Giants.

The two franchises go all the way back to 1890 when they got their start in New York. That's 127 years of history.

While it's a first for the Dodgers, the Giants have had a .300 winning percent differential over the Dodgers four times in history, but it's been a while. According to Elias, it happened in 1904, 1905, 1908 and 1912.

A's lineup: After big debut, Barreto moves up vs White Sox

A's lineup: After big debut, Barreto moves up vs White Sox

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A day after hitting his first major league home run from the seventh spot, Franklin Barreto moves up five spots in Sunday's lineup.

Oakland A's:
1. Rajai Davis (R) LF
2. Franklin Barreto (R) 2B
3. Ryon Healy (R) 3B
4. Khris Davis (R) DH
5. Yonder Alonso (L) 1B
6. Josh Phegley (R) C
7. Matt Olson (L) RF
8. Adam Rosales (R) SS
9. Jaycob Brugman (L) CF
Sonny Gray -- RHP

Chicago White Sox:
1. Alen Hanson (S) 2B
2. Melky Cabrera (S) LF
3. Jose Abreu (R) 1B
4. Avisail Garcia (R) RF
5. Todd Frazier (R) DH
6. Matt Davidson (R) 3B
7. Tim Anderson (R) SS
8. Omar Narvaez (L) C
9. Adam Engel (R) CF
Derek Holland -- LHP