Oakland Raiders Outlast San Diego Chargers For 34-31 Victory

OAKLAND — The Oakland Raiders win their first home game of the season and move into a first-place tie in the AFC West after beating the beleaguered San Diego Chargers 34-31 on Oct. 9 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Oakland quarterback Derek Carr completed 25 of 40 passes for 317 yards and two touchdowns while receiver […]

Kings Summer

(SACRAMENTO) – The Sacramento Kings will field a team to compete in the 2016 Samsung NBA Summer League in Las Vegas from July 8 to 18 at the Thomas and Mack Center and Cox Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Sacramento will play at least five games, beginning with its […]

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 […]

THE FINAL FOUR IS SET

The Month of March is nearly over and with it, that frenzied period termed “March Madness”.  Come April 1st, the four remaining teams that started play on March 9th, will meet in Houston, Texas as The Final Four, to play for the National Championship. The 2016 “Road To The Final Four” Tournament has been one […]

Cold Shooting Dooms Elk Grove, While Chino Hills BALL Out Sleep Train Arena To Win State Title

NORTH NATOMAS — De La Salle played the slow-down game with Chino Hills in the first half of the CIF Boys’ Open Division state championships on March 26. The strategy didn’t work in the second half. On the shoulders of three high-scoring brothers, Chino Hills kept its undefeated season in intact and claimed the Open […]

Elk Grove Earns NorCal’s D-2 Championship, Beat Sac High 46-45

NORTH NATOMAS — The Elk Grove Thundering Herd girls basketball team was down 9-0 to the Sacramento High School in the first quarter of the NorCal Division II Finals, but head coach Larry Price kept his team calm under the pressure. The Thundering Herd ended the first quarter down 11-4 and before the second quarter […]

Cousins Returns To Lineup After Suspension, Kings Bows To Jazz 108-99

NORTH NATOMAS — DeMarcus Cousins returned from a one-game suspension, but the Sacramento Kings still fell victims to the Utah Jazz, losing 108-99 at Sleep Train Arena on March 13 in front of 17, 023 fans. Cousins, suspended for a verbal tirade of coach George Karl near the end the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers […]

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 […]

Exclusive: Sugar Ray Leonard Reflects on “No Más” 35 Years Later

(NNPA) – Sugar Ray Leonard had no doubt that he’d defeat Roberto Duran when the two warriors squared off in a rematch of their epic first welterweight title bout that ended in a split decision victory for the Panamanian known as “The Hands of Stone.” What Leonard, the legendary six-time world champion didn’t know was that […]

Cousins, Rondo help Kings beat Pistons to stop 6-game skid

SACRAMENTO (AP) – The Sacramento Kings shook off a drama-filled day and then shook off one more thing: a painful six-game losing streak. DeMarcus Cousins had 33 points and nine rebounds, Rajon Rondo had a triple-double, and the Kings didn’t resemble a team in turmoil in beating the Detroit Pistons 101-92 on Wednesday night. Earlier […]