‘Motown The Musical’ Star In The Spotlight

SACRAMENTO – Leon Outlaw Jr. wasn’t even born when Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5 took the world by storm in 1969/1970 with their debut hit single, “I Want you Back.” However, the 14-year-old actor/singer who stars as little Michael Jackson in the national touring production of “Motown, The Musical,” says he grew up listening […]

Golden State Is Back In The Western Conference Finals, Kerr Doesn’t Have A “Problem” With James’ MVP Comment

OAKLAND — The Golden State Warriors reached the Western Conference Finals for the second-straight year by beating the Portland Trail Blazers 125-121 in Game 5 of the second round. Klay Thompson had 33 points, two rebounds, and one steal for the Warriors, who beat Portland 4-1 in the best-of-seven series. Stephen Curry added 29 points, […]

Kings hire coach Dave Joerger 2 days after firing in Memphis

(SACRAMENTO) – Two days after being jettisoned by the Memphis Grizzlies, Dave Joerger has landed in Sacramento as the latest coach looking to end the Kings’ decade-long playoff drought. Joerger replaces George Karl and becomes the Kings’ ninth head coach since the team went to the playoffs in 2006 under Rick Adelman. “He is a […]

Beyonce slays at tour opening, offers no insight into album

MIAMI (AP) — Whether scorned woman or confident seductress, Beyonce moved seamlessly between the two on the opening night of her Formation World Tour in Miami, offering no insight into the rumors of marital infidelity fueled by her latest album. Queen B came out swinging Wednesday in an oversized black western hat and bodysuit, trading […]

Golden State Warriors Demolish Houston, Win Series With 114-81 Victory

ALAMEDA, Calif. — As expected, the Golden State Warriors eliminated the Houston Rockets from the NBA playoffs with a decisive and abusive 114-81 victory on April 27 in front of an electric crowd wearing bright yellow “Strength In Numbers” shirts. The Warriors played Game 5 with pure ease and without the services of point guard […]

St Louis, Sacramento among leading MLS expansion candidates

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber called St. Louis and Sacramento, California, “front-runners” for the next round of expansion, which could occur as soon as 2020. He said other candidates, in priority order, were Detroit; San Diego; San Antonio and Austin, Texas; and Cincinnati. “What held us back in St. Louis […]

Pop superstar Prince dies at his Minnesota home

CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — Pop superstar Prince, who was widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive musicians of his era, was found dead at his home on Thursday in suburban Minneapolis, according to his publicist. His publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure, told The Associated Press that the music icon died at his home in Chanhassen. No […]

Kings to interview Del Negro, Jackson, Mitchell

(AP) – The Sacramento Kings are starting the search for yet another head coach with three candidates who have extensive experience in the head chair. The Kings plan to interview Vinny Del Negro, Mark Jackson and Sam Mitchell in the first wave as they look for a replacement for the fired George Karl, three people […]

Chess’ 1st African-American grandmaster enters Hall of Fame

NEW YORK (AP) — Maurice Ashley was 14 when he saw a high school friend playing chess and challenged him to a match. He lost badly, but it sparked a love affair that started him playing nearly non-stop ever since. There were the countless hours competing against the hustlers in city parks, and the serious […]

Kings fire coach George Karl after 1 full season

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Sacramento Kings fired coach George Karl on Thursday after his first full season with the team, setting the stage for the team to hire its ninth coach since last making the playoffs in 2006. General manager Vlade Divac announced the move a day after the Kings wrapped up another disappointing […]