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SAN FRANCISCO -- Giants closer Brian Wilson, on the 15-day DL with elbow inflammation, threw for six minutes on flat ground Thursday, the first step in his rehabilitation.
Wilson was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, retroactive to Aug. 16. He sustained the injury during the Aug. 15 game with the Atlanta Braves. Wilson allowed three runs in the bottom of the ninth in that outing and the Giants fell 5-4.
Manager Bruce Bochy told reporters after the light-throwing session that he is not optimistic that Wilson will return from the DL when his 15-day stint is up.
The next step for the All-Star closer is to see how his arm responds to Thursday's test.
Wilson has recorded 35 saves in 40 chances this season with a 3.19 ERA. He has appeared in 55 of San Francisco's 130 games.
C.C. Sabathia couldn't save the Yankees' 2017 season. And now he has a decision to make.
After nine seasons in New York, the 37-year-old hits the free agent market this winter.
With career earnings nearing $250 million and a 2009 World Series ring already on his resume, would the Vallejo-native consider coming home to play for the A's? That's a question that was posed to NBCSportsBayArea.com Insider Joe Stiglich last week.
While it's a possibility, based on comments after Saturday's ALCS Game 7 loss to the Astros, it sounds like Sabathia doesn't want to leave The Bronx.
“I feel like this is a young team, and we will turn this into something great. This is my home, and I want to see this thing through," Sabathia told reporters, according to The Associated Press.
Just before the Warriors officially lost the game in Memphis on Saturday night, their superstar point guard lost his cool.
After not getting a foul call with 43 seconds left in the game, Steph Curry chucked his mouthguard in the direction of referee Scott Wall in a fit of rage reminiscent of Game 6 of the 2016 NBA Finals.
Wall immediately ejected Curry, who continued to argue with the officials.
After the game, Curry wanted to make it clear he wasn't trying to his Wall with his mouthguard.
"If I tried to throw it at him and hit him, I've got a pretty good aim," Curry said told reporters after the game. "I've thrown my mouthpiece plenty of times and thrown it on the floor. Probably not the best thing to do, but I've done it. I own up to it.
"If I was trying to throw it at him or hit him, I would have been able to executed that."
Curry explained why he reacted the way he did.
"That last play, I thought I got fouled. My frustration boiled over, did something stupid, deserved to get kicked out and that's what happened. Obviously learn from it and try not to do it again," Curry told reporters.
Now Curry and the Warriors wait to see if the NBA will suspend or fine him. He has an expectation of what the punishment will be.
"Don't think it will be a suspension or anything. My pockets will be a lot lighter," Curry said after the game.