The 49ers expect NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to make a ruling on any punishment for outside linebacker Aldon Smith before the start of the regular season and possibly within the next 10 days.

Throw the damn book at him! We're talking drugs, alcohol, drinking and driving, guns and gangs here. The only way he is ever going to learn a lesson is if you take his livelihood away from him. Suspend without pay! Sure, there are probably hundreds of guys in the NFL that violate both the substance abuse and the personal conduct policies, but not everyone is getting caught. if you throw the book at the ones you catch, it will act as a deterrent. Maybe they keep drinking, maybe they keep smoking, but at least they'll do it in their house which limits the dangers to others. Let's stop coddling these moron millionaires because they play a game for our entertainment.ANALYST: Howard Bender

Taj Gibson (ankle) is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Clippers.

With Gibson on the sidelines, expect Pau Gasol to see extra time on the floor Sunday when the Bulls face the Clippers in Chicago. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

Warriors coach Steve Kerr said he'd like to rest Andrew Bogut for Sunday's game at the Celtics.

Just as with veteran Andre Iguodala who sat out Friday's game, coach Steve Kerr wants to get his older players some rest, especially during the current brutal road stretch the Warriors are on. If he doesn't rest on Sunday, then expect him to be on the sidelines for Monday's game against the Nets. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

Aaron Blair impressed hitters and coaches standing around the cage during his live batting practice session Saturday.

Blair pitched well in eight starts for Double-A Mobile in 2014, posting a 1.94 ERA and 1.00 WHIP over 46.1 innings. He also put up a 46:16 K/BB ratio over those eight starts. He has been invited to camp, but isn't expected to break with the major league team to start the season, not with Archie Bradley also in camp, as well as Braden Shipley. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

Andrelton Simmons (oblique strain) took some swings Saturday.

The shortstop took some swings and did a bit of throwing on Friday. Not wanting to risk aggravating his injury, expect the Braves to bring him along slowly early this spring. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

Pau Gasol (illness) was at Bulls practice Saturday feeling a lot better.

Gasol is expected to be back for the Sunday contest against the Clippers at home. He would be a welcome addition with Taj Gibson likely sidelined on Sunday. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

Giants manager Bruce Bochy insisted nothing's wrong with Matt Cain's surgically repaired elbow and he will be ready to open regular season on time.

Good news for the defending World Champs. Not having Cain last season after June 9th didn't stop the team from winning, but having him back in the rotation would be a nice boost in 2015. Be aware, however, that his control has been trending the wrong way over the past couple of seasons. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

Padres RHP Casey Kelly (groin strain) cleared for some baseball activities.

It does not sound like he is at 100% yet, as he is only cleared for partial participation in practice. Keep an eye on his status over the next several days and his level of practice participation. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau says Derrick Rose has started his rehab process and the team is cautiously optimistic.

His Friday surgery is only expected to sideline him for 4-6 weeks. It was obviously just a minor procedure as he walked out of the hospital after the surgery was complete. He should be back for a few regular season games before the playoffs start. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

Kelly Olynyk made it through a full practice on Saturday, and while he did say his ankle is feeling better, he wasn't ready to return.

Olynyk is still listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Warriors at home. He went through just a light workout on Saturday, and while the prognosis is getting better, don't count on him in daily leagues just yet. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

Coco Crisp (pink eye) could miss a few more days of spring training.

Crisp has never been a model of health, but this latest ailment is something new. He will be back in action soon enough, once his eye issue clears up. The team is hoping that it was caught early enough to avoid anything similar to his week-long absence in 2012 when he had the same infection. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

Bojan Bogdanovic (sprained left ankle) is listed as probable for Saturday's game against the Mavericks.

This would be the first game action for Bogdanovic after missing the past three games. He was originally reported as doubtful, so apparently he had some good results in the past few hours.  Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson Mobile App


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