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Warriors’ Steve Kerr offers a sneak preview on how he will handle next season’s roster

LAS VEGAS – Should he have time between practices and hearty meals, Warriors coach Steve Kerr can venture to the casinos here and learn more sobering news about his team. Unlike the past five years, the general public does not believe the Warriors will win the NBA championship. Bovada tabbed the Warriors with 14/1 odds to win the NBA championships, while granting more favoritism to the Houston Rockets (12/1), Philadelphia 76ers (10/1), Milwaukee Bucks (6/1), Los Angeles Lakers (7/2) and Los Angeles Clippers (11/4). “I’d rather be the favorite again, to be honest with you,” said Kerr, who is on Team USA’s coaching staff for the FIBA World Cup (Aug. 31-Sept. 15). “I like coaching. Every year is a little different. This will be a lot different.” Yes, it will be. Three years after the Warriors sold Kevin Durant during a meeting in the Hamptons, Durant left Brooklyn after winning two NBA titles and two Finals MVPs. Once considered veteran stalwarts, Andre Iguodala (traded to Memphis) and Shaun Livingston (waived) became salary cap casualties after the Warriors acquired All-Star point guard D’Angelo Russell as part…

Read it and weep (or celebrate) . . . the first Raiders depth chart

NAPA — It’s impossible to know who actually put together the first depth chart for the Raiders. Former coach Jack Del Rio used to say it was media relations director Will Kiss. That was Del Rio’s way of not reading too much importance into where players stand heading in to the first preseason game. Jon Gruden hasn’t given many clues as to where the depth chart stands, and even if he did, would you believe him? But for what it’s worth, the initial Raiders depth chart released in advance of the preseason opener against the Los Angeles Rams Saturday looks like a fairly accurate representation of what’s gone on so far at training camp. The Raiders resume practice Tuesday and host the Rams Wednesday and Thursday for joint workouts in Napa. Here’s the depth chart the Raiders released Monday: OFFENSE WR: Antonio Brown, J.J. Nelson, Dwayne Harris, Rico Gafford LT: Kolton Miller, Brandon Parker, Tyler Roemer LG: Richie Incognito, Jonathan Cooper, Lester Cotton Sr., (Denzelle Good — injured) C: Rodney Hudson, Jordan Devey, Andre James RG: Gabe Jackson, Denver Kirkland RT: Trent Brown, David Sharpe,…

Man Killed, 2 Others Injured In Separate Falls At Yosemite National Park Last Week

(CNN) — Three visitors were injured, one fatally, in falls in Yosemite National Park last week, and officials are imploring tourists to avoid venturing off-trail. A 21-year-old man died after he slipped and fell from the base of a waterfall in the California park, National Park Service officials told CNN on Monday. He was one of three people to slip near waterfalls in the park last week, officials said in a Facebook post. In two incidents July 29 and Wednesday, another visitor and the man fell 20 feet after slipping on wet boulders near the base of Bridalveil Fall, officials said. Both had left the marked trail to scramble up the sides of the boulders. Rescuers clad in climbing shoes with sticky rubber soles scrambled up the slippery boulders to reach the visitors and provide life support, officials said. Both visitors were flown to the park’s El Capitan Meadow, where ambulances met them. The unnamed man died outside the park after his fall Wednesday. Park officials declined to release his name or the nature of his death, citing privacy laws. 7 ways to stay safe in national parks…

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