The Golden State Warriors, NBA commissioner David Stern, and San Francisco’s mayor, Ed Lee, officially announced Tuesday that the Bay Area’s only NBA team will try to move back to scenic San Francisco. The earliest the team could leave Oakland would be 2017, when it can escape its lease at Oracle Arena. The Warriors unveiled some of the plans for an estimated $500 million, privately funded arena on the waterfront site near the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, just blocks from the Giants’ ballpark and the downtown financial district. “We will play here in 2017,’’ said co-owner Peter Guber. “Take that as a promise that we will fulfill.’’ . . . Rookie of the Year Kyrie Irving of Cleveland was the lone unanimous choice to the NBA’s All-Rookie team. Joining Irving on the first team were Minnesota’s Ricky Rubio, Denver’s Kenneth Faried, Golden State’s Klay Thompson, New York’s Iman Shumpert, San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard, and Detroit’s Brandon Knight . . . The Knicks and coach Mike Woodson are close to completing a multiyear deal that could be announced this week, a person with knowledge of the situation said. Woodson led the Knicks to an 18-6 record and a first-round playoff loss to Miami as interim coach after replacing Mike D’Antoni March 14 . . . Police arrested 19-year-old Rodney Hill in connection with a shooting that wounded eight people - one critically - shortly after the Thunder-Lakers NBA playoff game Monday night in Oklahoma City. Police released no other details . . . In WNBA play, Candice Dupree scored 31 points and Samantha Prahalis hit two free throws with 22.2 seconds left to lift the Phoenix Mercury past the Shock, 89-87, in Tulsa, Okla. . . . Seimone Augustus scored 22 points and the defending champion Minnesota Lynx cruised to an 80-62 victory over the New York Liberty in Newark.
Jays demote struggling Koby Clemens
The Blue Jays demoted infielder/designated hitter Koby Clemens to High-A Dunedin. Son of seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens, Koby started the season with Double-A New Hampshire, for whom he batted .148 with two home runs and four RBIs in 18 games. At Dunedin he is expected to get some time at catcher, a position he hasn’t played since 2009 . . . Righthander Jason Marquis was removed from the Twins’ roster, ending his stint in Minnesota after just seven starts. General manager Terry Ryan said he is trying to trade Marquis, but he is unlikely to be sent to Triple-A Rochester. If no deal is reached in 10 days, Marquis would be released . . . The White Sox agreed to a contract with veteran infielder Orlando Hudson for the rest of the season and put third baseman Brent Morel on the 15-day disabled list because of a lower back strain . . . The Royals placed second baseman Chris Getz on the 15-day disabled list with a ribcage injury and called up lefthanded reliever Will Smith from Triple-A Omaha . . . The Tigers placed infielder-outfielder Ryan Raburn on the bereavement list and will call up outfielder Quintin Berry from Triple-A Toledo to play center field while Austin Jackson (abdomen) is hurting . . . Federal weapons charges have been filed against two men accused of brutally assaulting Giants fan Bryan Stow at Dodger Stadium during opening day last year. Louie Sanchez and Marvin Norwood were both charged with being a felon in possession of firearms. If convicted, they each face up to 10 years in federal prison.
Freshman Maria Pylypiv posted a 6-0, 6-1 singles win over Lauren Pinsky and Williams pulled away to edge Emory, 5-3, and advance to the final of the NCAA Division 3 tennis championships at Cary, N.C. The Ephs (23-2) will be seeking their fifth straight national title Wednesday when they take on the University of Chicago, which eliminated Amherst, 5-1 . . . Joe Paterno earned a state pension of $13.4 million for his 61-year coaching career at Penn State. Paterno’s family said through a spokesman that Paterno’s widow, Sue, would receive an initial payment of $10.1 million by the end of May, with the rest to be paid out over the next two years . . . Lauren Embree and Alex Cercone won their singles matches to help Florida take its second straight national title with a 4-0 victory over UCLA in Athens, Ga. The Gators (27-1) lost only at Stanford . . . Bowen Holden will not return as Boston College women’s lacrosse coach after seven seasons directing the Eagles. Holden departs with a 64-60 record.
Clisters says US Open will be her finale
Kim Clijsters said this year’s US Open will be her last tournament before retiring. The former No. 1 had already announced that this would be her final season and said that she expects to quit after Flushing Meadows, where she is a three-time champion . . . Francesca Schiavone eased into the second round of the Strasbourg (France) International after beating Alexandra Cadantu, 6-1, 6-2 . . . The Czech Republic handed the United States its second straight defeat at the Team World Cup in Duesseldorf, Germany. Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek won their singles in straight sets, Berdych defeating Andy Roddick, 6-1, 6-2, and Stepanek cruising past James Blake, 6-2, 6-1 . . . Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Rick Dutrow Jr. urged a court in Albany, N.Y., to reject his 10-year ban from the sport, arguing that a top New York racing official appeared biased. Dutrow’s license was revoked in October, although he is currently working under a court-ordered stay . . . The International Olympic Committee and US Olympic Committee are nearing agreement on a new revenue-sharing deal that would clear the way for American cities to bid again for future games, IOC executive board member Denis Oswald said . . . Liverpool has chosen Fenway Sports Management executive Billy Hogan to become the commercial director at the 18-time English soccer champion, according to two executives connected with the team. Hogan is the managing director of the marketing arm of John Henry’s Fenway Sports Group, which owns the Liverpool, the Boston Red Sox and Roush Fenway Racing.