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.

Carroll: 49ers' QB decision isn't factor in Seahawks' preparation


Carroll: 49ers' QB decision isn't factor in Seahawks' preparation

SANTA CLARA – Quarterback C.J. Beathard is expected to make his fifth consecutive start for the 49ers on Sunday, but Seattle coach Pete Carroll said his team will be prepared to face Jimmy Garoppolo, too.

“It really isn’t a factor,” Carroll said in a conference call with Bay Area reporters on Wednesday. “We’re just preparing for the 49ers. They got a style of offense. They got really good players who do what they do. And whoever’s triggering it from the quarterback spot, we’re going to go play football.

“We’ve seen Jimmy play. We’ve seen how he’s mobile and the kind of athlete and competitor he is. But other than that, we just go play football. We can’t do anything about that.”

Beathard remained on the sideline when the clubs met Sept. 17 in Seattle. The Seahawks have defeated the 49ers seven consecutive times, including a 12-9 victory in Week 2 this season. Quarterback Brian Hoyer started the 49ers’ first six games of the season and rushed for just 7 yards during that time. Beathard has 115 yards rushing on 20 attempts in Kyle Shanahan’s offense.

“He’s been mobile. He’s got a rushing average, you know,” Carroll said of Beathard. “He’s averaging 5-yards a carry and stuff. They’re incorporating him in the run game some that we have to be concerned about. That’s different than other quarterbacks at times. I’d think Jimmy can do the same stuff.

“He (Beathard) is getting more settled. You can see the offense growing. You can see Kyle able to expand and do more stuff. He’s an incredible offensive coordinator and play-caller that we’ve respected for a long time. I think they’re just grown and they’re getting more proficient at what they’re doing."

A's trade outfielder Jaycob Brugman to Orioles


A's trade outfielder Jaycob Brugman to Orioles

OAKLAND – The Oakland A’s traded outfielder Jaycob Brugman to the Baltimore Orioles for a player to be named later or cash, the club announced Wednesday. Brugman was designated for assignment on Monday.

Brugman made his major league debut with the A’s last year and batted .266 with three home runs and 12 RBI in 48 games. He also hit .275 with a home run and nine RBI with Nashville and then batted .182 in nine games with Mesa in the Arizona Fall League.  

Brugman was originally selected by Oakland in the 17th round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft.

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