Kings, Seth Curry agree to 2-year deal

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SACRAMENTO (AP) – Seth Curry is joining his brother in Northern California, after all. Just not together on the Golden State Warriors. Curry and the Sacramento Kings have agreed to a two-year, $2 million contract, a person with knowledge of the deal said Tuesday night. The person, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition […]

Film Review: Lila & Eve

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(NNPA) – “When our child is killed we feel guilt. We feel like failures,” says the leader of a women’s group devoted to mothers whose children have been murdered.  “Get to acceptance, so you can get on with life.” Those words of comfort and guidance are lost on Lila (Oscar-nominee Viola Davis) in this oddly affecting, […]

African Americans well represented in Emmy Nominations

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WEST HOLLYWOOD (AP) — Six months after the Oscars featured an all-white cast of acting nominees, television’s Emmy Awards is poised to show its big-screen Hollywood sibling how diversity is achieved. The likely contenders for Thursday’s Emmy nominations include hit series “Empire” and “Black-ish” and their wealth of critically acclaimed Black actors, and “Jane the […]

Kings void Luc Mbah a Moute’s contract after failed physical

SACRAMENTO – The Sacramento Kings voided the contract of forward Luc Mbah a Moute on Thursday after he failed a team physical. The announcement by the Kings came two days after Mbah a Moute signed a one-year deal as a free agent. The team had hoped he could add depth and defense to the second […]

Sacramento Kings sign Luc Mbah a Moute, Omri Casspi

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SACRAMENTO (AP) – The Sacramento Kings signed forwards Luc Mbah a Moute and Omri Casspi on Tuesday as they continued a busy week of finalizing free agent contracts. Casspi and the Kings reached an agreement on a $6 million, two-year deal last week. Terms of Mbah a Moute’s contract were not immediately known. Casspi had […]

Armed men ransack Chris Brown’s home, put relative in closet

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police say three armed men in masks forced their way into the Los Angeles home of Chris Brown, locked a female relative of the singer in a closet and then ransacked the place. Officer Liliana Preciado says Brown was not at his home in the Tarzana area at the time of […]

Janet Jackson’s UNBREAKABLE Tour Comes to Sacramento

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SACRAMENTO  – Janet Jackson’s tour is not only UNBREAKABLE, it is now unstoppable thanks to her fans across North America. The recent BET Awards’ Ultimate Icon honoree, multiple GRAMMY® Award-winner and multi-platinum selling artist announced a 2nd North American leg to her UNBREAKABLE WORLD TOUR with a stop in Sacramento on January 15, 2016. Janet […]

‘Serena Slam’ done, Grand Slam up next

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LONDON (AP) — Before Serena Williams moves on from completing a second “Serena Slam” to pursuing tennis’ first true Grand Slam in more than a quarter-century, it’s worth pausing to appreciate what she’s done. First of all, there are the statistics. And what statistics they are: — She’s won 21 Grand Slam titles; only Steffi […]

Rondo unveiled by Kings, says he has high hopes

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Asked what the potential of the Sacramento Kings will be this coming season, newly signed point guard Rajon Rondo did not hesitate before giving his answer. “Sky’s the limit,” Rondo said. This much is clear — they’ll be interesting. The Kings brought Rondo, Caron Butler, Marco Bellineli and other newcomers to […]

Kings, 76ers complete multiplayer trade

SACRAMENTO (AP) — The multiplayer trade agreed to last week between the Sacramento Kings and Philadelphia 76ers is complete. The teams announced the deal Friday night. Sacramento sent Nik Stauskas, Carl Landry and Jason Thompson to the 76ers for the draft rights to international players Arturas Gudaitis and Luka Mitrovic, and future draft considerations. The […]