Janet Jackson’s UNBREAKABLE Tour Comes to Sacramento

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

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

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 […]

A win, then a hug: Serena Williams tops Venus at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) — Decades ago, when the Williams sisters were kids in California, taking tennis lessons from Dad on a municipal court and imagining playing at Grand Slam tournaments one day, it was Venus — older, taller, stronger — who usually beat Serena. Never a fan of losing to her sibling — who would be? […]

Sacramento Kings Select Kentucky Big Man, Willie Cauley-Stein

NORTH NATOMAS — In the midst of thick, purple smoke swirling around All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins’ and coach George Karl’s fragmented relationship, the Sacramento Kings, with much delight, bring Willie Cauley-Stein into the fold through the NBA Draft. Cauley-Stein, a 7-foot, 240 pounds center from Kentucky was selected by the Kings with the No. 6 […]

U.S. Senior Golf Off To A Hot Start at Del Paso Country Club

SACRAMENTO – In anticipation of 100-degree temperatures, the USGA has revised its U.S. Senior Open Spectator Policy to allow fans to bring two 24-ounce sealed, clear water bottles to the championship this week. The decision came from championship officials at Del Paso County Club on June 24, as on-site forecasters predict high pressure in the […]

Introducing The Golden 1 Center: The News Home of The Sacramento Kings

SACRAMENTO – Golden 1 Credit Union (Golden 1) and Sacramento Kings today announced a naming rights partnership establishing Golden 1 Center as the name for Sacramento’s world-class entertainment and sports center scheduled to open in fall of 2016. As a result of the partnership, Golden 1 becomes the first credit union in the country to […]

Lynching, Love, and Strong Performances Define “Levee James” Play

EAST SACRAMENTO — There are numerous stories from the Jim Crow era that express the disturbing acts of lynching and violence against southern Black people in the deep south states. Mixed in with solid performances by a cast of three dynamic actors, S.M. Shephard-Massat’s stage play “Levee James” ushers in awareness of another side of […]

David Oyelowo creates a tortured soul in HBO’s ‘Nightingale’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — HBO’s “Nightingale” is a small film with an indelibly big performance by David Oyelowo, who plays an emotionally damaged man losing himself further after a spasm of off-camera violence. The demands of the one-character drama gave him pause, the British actor said. But he doesn’t shy away from a challenge, as […]