Cousins scores 24, Kings come back to beat Pistons 100-94

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — It took four tries for the Sacramento Kings to win for the first time on their much-anticipated, seven-game homestand. DeMarcus Cousins had 24 points, 13 rebounds and six assists to help the Kings stage a dramatic fourth-quarter comeback in defeating the Detroit Pistons 100-94 on Tuesday night. The Pistons led by […]

Raiders in search of QB, Broncos in search of a coach

DENVER (AP) — The Broncos are in search of a coach. The Raiders are looking for a quarterback. Neither of these AFC West rivals came out of Sunday in as good of shape as they went in. After a 24-6 victory, Denver coach Gary Kubiak told his players he was stepping away. During that loss, […]

‘Too Close to Home’: Tyler Perry on all-white starring cast

ATLANTA (AP) — Tyler Perry is known for creating opportunities for Black actors. But recently the African-American filmmaker weathered a backlash for assembling an all-white starring cast for the TLC drama series “Too Close to Home.” Perry rejects the criticism, much of it on social media. Some questioned his casting choices, with one calling the […]

7 Raiders, 6 Falcons selected to Pro Bowl

NEW YORK (AP) — After more than a decade as the NFL’s black hole, the Oakland Raiders are back in the playoffs and filling up the Pro Bowl. The resurgent Raiders, enjoying their first winning season in 14 years, lead the league with seven players selected for next month’s all-star game. Quarterback Derek Carr, wide […]

Cousins scores 21 as Kings rally for 94-93 win over Jazz

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Ty Lawson turned back the clock to his younger, more explosive days and DeMarcus Cousins played the closer role from the free-throw line, helping the Sacramento Kings rally from 20 points down Wednesday night. Cousins scored 21 points and the Kings beat the Utah Jazz 94-93. The Kings used an […]

Raiders beat Chargers, head to playoffs for first time since 2002

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Sebastian Janikowski kicked a 44-yard field goal with 2:40 left, his fourth of the game, and the Oakland Raiders beat the San Diego Chargers 19-16 in the Relocation Bowl on Sunday to clinch a playoff berth for the first time since 2002. There was a surreal atmosphere to the game, which […]

Faber survives knockdown to win his final UFC fight

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Sporting his traditional look of cornrowed hair and movie star smile that made him one of the sport’s most popular figures, Urijah Faber proved he can still get it done in the octagon. The California Kid also showed he has a pretty good chin, too. Faber survived being knocked down in the […]

Shows, movies on Netflix now available for download for later viewing

YORK (AP) – Netflix subscribers can now download shows and movies to watch during a flight, when traveling by car, or for any other time when there is limited or no access to the internet. The download option was announced Wednesday and a number of shows and movies were made instantly available, including “Breaking Bad,” […]

Raiders’ Derek Carr once again struggles against the Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Oakland quarterback Derek Carr has faced the Kansas City Chiefs enough times in his bright young career to know what he was going up against on a cold night at Arrowhead Stadium. It didn’t seem to change anything: He was on the losing end for the fifth straight time. “They’ve […]

Oakland Raiders Seal First-Winning Record In 14 Years, Face Buffalo Bills On Dec. 4

OAKLAND – It has been a long time since the crowd at Oakland Alameda-County Coliseum has erupted in anticipation of a close victory. But after this Sunday’s game, the Oakland Raiders have nine victories and just two losses in a hard fought victory against the visiting Carolina Panthers. With a 32-32 tie late in the […]