Karl “Frustrated” About Kings 98-94 Loss At Home To Portland

NORTH NATOMAS — Win or lose at Sleep Train Arena, Sacramento Kings coach George Karl is good at taking questions from the media at his own pace following a game. After the Kings (12-18) lost 98-94 to the Portland Trail Blazers on their homecourt on Dec. 27, Karl, who normally sticks around until the last […]

Truck driver indicted in crash that hurt comic Tracy Morgan

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A grand jury on Wednesday indicted a truck driver accused of crashing into a limo van last year on the New Jersey Turnpike, injuring comedian Tracy Morgan and killing one of his comic friends. The grand jury charged Kevin Roper with first-degree aggravated manslaughter, second-degree vehicular homicide and third-degree aggravated […]

Rondo, Gay lead Kings over Raptors 104-94

TORONTO (AP) — Despite some impressive numbers, Rajon Rondo deflected praise after a big win Sunday. Rondo had 19 points and 13 assists for his fourth consecutive double-double and 13th of the season and the Sacramento Kings beat the Toronto Raptors 104-94 to snap a four-game road losing streak. The Kings point guard leads the […]

Raiders Lose To Green Bay 30-20, Playoffs Hopes Dashed

OAKLAND, CALIF. — Derek Carr completed 23 of 47 passes for 276 yards and two touchdowns in the Oakland Raiders 30-20 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Dec. 20. Carr also threw two costly interceptions. Rookie Amari Cooper caught six passes for 120 yards and two touchdowns for the Raiders (6-8), who could miss […]

Legislators ask if fantasy betting is skill or chance

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Purveyors of daily fantasy sports gaming made their pitch for minimal regulations for the fast-growing industry before a panel of California lawmakers on Wednesday, arguing that the online sports matchups are a harmless outlet for fans and purely based on skill, not chance. “These are games of skill, skill that rewards […]

N.W.A. joins quartet of 1970s hit-makers in rock hall

NEW YORK (AP) — The groundbreaking Los Angeles rap act N.W.A. will join a quartet of 1970s era FM radio rockers — Chicago, Cheap Trick, Deep Purple and Steve Miller — as 2016 inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. N.W.A., led by Dr. Dre and Ice Cube, was elected after three unsuccessful […]

Kings Win Eighth Home Game, Houston’s Howard Says ‘Unhappy” Rumors Untrue

NORTH NATOMAS — Without the suspended Rajon Rondo, the Sacramento Kings went on to convincingly beat the Houston Rockets 107-97 at Sleep Train Arena in front of 11, 323 fans on Dec. 15. DeMarcus Cousins had 26 points, 12 rebounds, two steals, and one block to help give the Kings (10-15) their third straight victory […]

Idris Elba returns for another murder case as ‘Luther’

NEW YORK (AP) — Idris Elba has many reasons for why he keeps coming back to “Luther.” “It’s unfinished business, it’s fertile ground,” he explains. “The character continues to challenge me.” Detective Chief Inspector John Luther also challenges his fans, who are sure to greet him warmly for this, his fourth run, in the two-hour […]

Kings Beat Knicks For Second Straight Win, T.I. and Tiny Sit Courtside With Owner

NORTH NATOMAS – The Sacramento Kings squeaked out a victory by beating the New York Knicks 99-97 in front of a sellout crowd and a nationally televised game by TNT on Dec. 10. DeMarcus Cousins lead the Kings (9-15) with 27 points, 11 rebounds, two assists, and two steals. Rajon Rondo continued his thrilling play […]

Cousins, Gay each score 23, Kings beat Jazz, end 3-game skid

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Omri Casspi may be tough to bump from the Sacramento Kings’ starting lineup once rookie Willie Cauley-Stein returns from an injury that may keep him sidelined for another month. DeMarcus Cousins had 23 points, 12 rebounds and six assists, and Rudy Gay also scored 23 points as the Kings beat the Utah […]