Jackie Robinson’s widow says baseball lags on diversity

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) —Jackie Robinson’s widow said Major League Baseball has yet to fully honor her husband’s legacy.  “There is a lot more that needs to be done and that can be done in terms of the hiring, the promotion” of minorities in the sport, Rachel Robinson said Monday. She took part in a Q&A […]

Oakland gets temporary reprieve in effort to keep Raiders

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland was given another shot to keep the Raiders. The NFL approved a compromise measure Tuesday that allows the St. Louis Rams to move back to the Los Angeles area and gives the San Diego Chargers the option to join them in Inglewood. The Raiders had hoped to move to Carson […]

Sacramento State Grad Ryan Coogler to direct Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’

LOS ANGELES (AP) —Sacramento State graduate Ryan Coogler is set to direct Marvel and Disney’s “Black Panther” movie, the studio announced on Monday. There was much speculation surrounding who would take on the directing job. “Selma” director Ava DuVernay passed on the film earlier this year. Coogler was another favorite choice among fans. The 29-year-old […]

Kobe Bryant and Lakers Lose To Kings 118-115 In Thriller At Sleep Train Arena

NORTH NATOMAS — Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers made his last game as a NBA player in Sacramento, one that he previously circled on the schedule, a memorable one on Jan. 9 in front of a sellout crowd. The Kings prevailed 118-115 in a thriller performance. But Bryant was actually the King for […]

Kelly Rowland, Snoop Dogg join new BET series’

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A roundup of news Wednesday from the Television Critics Association winter meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs: ____ Khloe Kardashian says former NBA star Lamar Odom is doing well in his recovery from an apparent drug overdose last year in a Nevada brothel. […]

Philadelphia Thumps Sacramento Kings 110-105 For Third Victory Of The Season

NORTH NATOMAS — The Sacramento Kings knew the Philadelphia 76ers were a dangerous team coming in to Sleep Train Arena on Dec. 30, the last home game of 2015. The 76ers, who started out with an 0-18 record, showed how venomous they have been in the last few games by beating the Kings 110-105 in […]

Curry’s triple-double leads Warriors past Kings 122-103

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry’s eyes lit up when he saw little brother Seth guarding him for the first time in their NBA career, and the reigning MVP promptly missed a long 3-pointer. “It was a very cool moment,” the Golden State star said. “I missed and he let me know about it. After […]

Ex-Globetrotters star Meadowlark Lemon dies

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Meadowlark Lemon, the “clown prince” of basketball’s barnstorming Harlem Globetrotters, whose blend of hook shots and humor brought joy to millions of fans around the world, has died. He was 83. Lemon’s wife and daughter confirmed to the team that he died Sunday in Scottsdale, Ariz., Globetrotters spokesman Brett Meister said […]

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 […]