2 neighbors found dead in Simi Valley cul-de-sac
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - Police say two people found dead in a Simi Valley cul-de-sac were neighbors and they're calling it an apparent murder-suicide.
Police say a woman's body was found in front of a home at about 7 a.m. Tuesday and a man's body was found in the front yard of a nearby home. A handgun also was found.
The Ventura County Star reports that their identities haven't been released and police say they're still investigating a motive for the killings.
HGTV HOST KILLED
'Curb Appeal' co-host dies in San Francisco crash
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A co-host of the HGTV show "Curb Appeal" has been killed in a motorcycle accident in San Francisco.
The San Francisco medical examiner identified 38-year-old Bill Beckwith as the victim of a crash near the city's Haight-Ashbury neighborhood Monday night. He was riding a motorcycle that was struck by a car.
Beckwith was one of the three hosts of "Curb Appeal," which features home renovations. He was a carpenter and general contractor who grew up on a farm in Maine and owned his own Bay Area construction business.
HGTV says in a statement that his creativity, adventurous spirit and general love of life will be missed.
Police say Beckwith suffered head trauma and was pronounced dead at a hospital. The 30-year-old driver of the car that struck him is cooperating with the investigation.
Award-winning San Francisco chef Judy Rodgers dies
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Judy Rodgers, the award-winning chef-owner of San Francisco's Zuni Cafe, has died. She was 57.
Gilbert Pilgram, her business partner and longtime friend, said Rodgers died Monday after succumbing to cancer of the appendix.
The James Beard Foundation named the Zuni Cafe 2003's Outstanding Restaurant in America.
Rodgers won Beard's Outstanding Chef award a year later, beating out notable chef Mario Batali and others.
Rodgers started cooking in the 1970s after being inspired by Alice Waters' Chez Panisse, where she met her business partner Pilgram.
Pilgram says he'll continue to run Zuni's kitchen
Warriors rally from 27 down to top Raptors 112-103
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Klay Thompson made four 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to fuel an improbable comeback, Stephen Curry added a pair of shots from beyond the arc down the stretch and the Golden State Warriors rallied from 27 points down in the second half to beat the Toronto Raptors 112-103 Tuesday night.
Thompson finished with 22 points and seven assists, nearly matching Curry's 27 and 10. David Lee added 18 points and eight rebounds for the Warriors.
Toronto led 75-48 with 9:20 left in the third quarter and took an 18-point lead into the fourth.
Golden State made eight 3s over the final 12 minutes, the last coming from Harrison Barnes with 47.2 seconds remaining that gave the Warriors a 109-103 lead.
DeMar DeRozan had 26 points to pace Toronto, which lost its fourth straight.
Durant leads Thunder to 97-95 win over Kings
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Kevin Durant had 27 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to their eighth straight win, a 97-95 victory over the slumping Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night.
The Thunder built a 17-point lead early in the fourth, but had to hold off the Kings and Isaiah Thomas, who scored 21 of his 24 points in the final period and missed a jumper with 1 second left that would have sent the game to overtime.
Russell Westbrook had 15 points, eight rebounds and seven assists for the Thunder, who have defeated the Kings seven straight and 13 of 14.
Jeremy Lamb scored 14 points, Reggie Jackson had 13, and Serge Ibaka added 13 points and nine rebounds for Oklahoma City.
Ben McLemore added 14 points and Derrick Williams had 13 for the Kings, who have dropped five straight.
T25-SAN JOSE ST-BAYLOR
Sims leads No. 9 Baylor women to 113-73 win
WACO, Texas (AP) - Odyssey Sims scored 29 points and had 13 assists to become the Baylor career leader in that category as the Lady Bears beat San Jose State 113-73 on Tuesday night.
It was the first game in 10 days for the Lady Bears (7-0), who next have their biggest test before Big 12 play when they play No. 5 Kentucky on Friday night in the Dallas Cowboys' stadium.
Nina Davis had 15 points in 17 minutes while Makenzie Robertson scored 13 points, Khadijiah Cave had 12 and Chardonae Fuqua 10 for Baylor. Niya Johnson had 14 assists. Sims had five steals and five rebounds with one turnover in her 27 minutes.
Short-handed San Jose State (4-4), with only eight players in uniform, ran out to a 23-18 lead on Rebecca Woodberry's third 3-pointer with 13:40 left in the first half.
The Lady Bears then scored 14 straight points in less than 3 minutes, part of a 31-7 run by Baylor.
Brown, Sharks beat Maple Leafs 4-2
TORONTO (AP) - Mike Brown had a goal against his former team and Joe Thornton scored on a 5-on-3 power play, leading the San Jose Sharks to a 4-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday night for their sixth straight win.
Brad Stuart and Logan Couture scored for the Sharks, winners of nine of 10. Phil Kessel netted his 200th career goal and Mason Raymond also scored in Toronto's fifth straight loss.
Brown opened the scoring midway through the first period, tipping a shot from defenseman Jason Demers past Leafs goaltender James Reimer.
The Sharks had a two-man advantage for 76 second when Jay McClement and Mason Raymond were peanlized 33 seconds apart. And Joe Pavelski found Thornton with plenty of room at the side of the net, and San Jose's captain made it 2-0 at 14:31.
49ERS-FOCUS ON SEATTLE
49ers prepare to stay composed in emotional game
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers are ready for some serious chatter coming from that brash, big-talking Seattle secondary.
So far, 49ers fullback Bruce Miller insists Richard Sherman and the playoff-bound Seahawks (11-1) have more than earned the right to speak up on the field. Yet the way emotions tend to run higher than usual in this heated NFC West, Miller, tight end Vernon Davis and their teammates are guarding against getting so hyped up it hurts the cause.
The reigning NFC champion Niners (8-4) still have plenty of work to do this month to secure their own playoff positioning, and a win against Seattle would help.
Enough of the 49ers caught glimpses of Seattle's Monday night rout of New Orleans to know a tall task awaits them this weekend.
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