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Ailene Voisin: Freak injury stuns Team USA

His presence on Team USA has always been about him. His ability to ignore the white noise, to avoid emotionally crippling funks, to play to his strengths and run himself into the type of shape demanded by longtime head coach Mike Krzyzewski.
Sacramento Bee Jul 31, 2014

Big-time scrimmage performance would help Cousins’ case for making Team USA

Four days into the national team training camp, USA Basketball coaches and officials remain conflicted about DeMarcus Cousins’ potential value on Mike Krzyzewski’s FIBA World Cup squad.
Sacramento Bee Jul 31, 2014
Arena foes will appeal court ruling, but Kings still going forward with demolition

Arena foes will appeal court ruling, but Kings still going forward with demolition

A citizens’ group opposed to the new Sacramento Kings arena project said today it has appealed a judge’s refusal to issue an injunction halting construction. Barriers block an area at Downtown Plaza where the proposed Sacramento Kings arena will be built.
Sacramento Bee Jul 31, 2014

Man sues Shaquille O'Neal over selfie mockery

A Michigan man who has a rare genetic disorder that affects his facial features is suing former NBA star Shaquille O'Neal and two others for mocking a selfie he posted online.
Sacramento Bee Jul 31, 2014
Ailene Voisin: Cousins continues to put best foot forward

Ailene Voisin: Cousins continues to put best foot forward

After three days of training with Team USA, DeMarcus Cousins has no clue whether he has impressed or disappointed, or enhanced or diminished his prospects for the squad that will compete in the 2014 FIBA World Cup next month in Spain. DeMarcus Cousins is trying out for the U.S. national basketball team Detroit’s Andre Drummond has played well during tryouts for the U.S. team that will compete in the 2014 FIBA World Cup next month in Spain. Brooklyn Nets' Mason Plumlee, right, goes over Oklahoma City Thunder's Ron Anderson (9) for a shot during an NBA summer league...
Sacramento Bee Jul 30, 2014

Kings sign shot-block specialist Eric Moreland to contract

The Kings announced they have signed forward Eric Moreland to a three-year contract.
Sacramento Bee Jul 30, 2014
Kings sign summer standout Eric Moreland

Kings sign summer standout Eric Moreland

The Kings announced they have signed forward Eric Moreland to a three-year contract. Eric Moreland of the Sacramento Kings fights for the ball against Josh Davis of the Charlotte Hornets in their NBA Summer League game in Las Vegas on Sunday, July 13, 2014.
Sacramento Bee Jul 30, 2014
Ailene Voisin: Injuries, age give younger NBA players chance on international stage

Ailene Voisin: Injuries, age give younger NBA players chance on international stage

L Inside the gym where Team USA is training for next month’s FIBA World Cup, you can’t take two steps without tripping over one of the most talented players in the world. The Warriors’ Stephen Curry is among a group of younger star players, including DeMarcus Cousins of the Kings, who have an opportunity to shine on an international stage. The Thunder’s Kevin Durant, left, though only 25, is already something of an elder statesman of the national program, and despite his thin physique, remains fresh and resilient.
Sacramento Bee Jul 29, 2014

Kings close to deal with summer standout Eric Moreland

The Kings a close to finalizing a contract with forward Eric Moreland.
Sacramento Bee Jul 29, 2014

NBA players union elects new executive director

The National Basketball Players Association has elected Michele Roberts as executive director, making her the first woman to lead a North American male sports union.
Sacramento Bee Jul 29, 2014
Sacramento Kings sign new, more lucrative TV deal with Comcast

Sacramento Kings sign new, more lucrative TV deal with Comcast

The Sacramento Kings are cashing in on a new, highly lucrative television deal that’s on par with what National Basketball Association franchises in larger markets receive. Kings fan, Barbara Rush, aka "The Sign Lady" in the fourth quarter in the 104-99 loss in the game between the Sacramento Kings and Phoenix Suns at Sleep Train Arena on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 in Sacramento.
Sacramento Bee Jul 29, 2014
Ailene Voisin: Cousins has opportunity to show the world he’s ready for this challenge

Ailene Voisin: Cousins has opportunity to show the world he’s ready for this challenge

On this warm, wet afternoon in the desert, DeMarcus Cousins sprinted toward the most significant few weeks of his professional career and, perhaps, of his young life. Is he ready to take his show on the road – to accompany the 2014 U.S. men’s national team to the FIBA World Cup next month in Spain – or will he let this gold medal opportunity slip through his undeniably capable fingers? DeMarcus Cousins has twice before participated in Team USA training camp but this year is playing for a roster spot.
Team USA basketball notes: Former Kings coach Paul Westphal happy for Sacramento

Team USA basketball notes: Former Kings coach Paul Westphal happy for Sacramento

Former Kings coach Paul Westphal, recently named an assistant on Lionel Hollins’ staff in Brooklyn, attended the opening practice Monday for Team USA. He watched the session from the upper section with Hollins and fellow Nets assistant Joe Wolf. The Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose speaks with the media after a USA Basketball minicamp practice Monday, July 28, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Sacramento Bee Jul 28, 2014

Sacramento Kings sign new, more lucrative TV deal with Comcast

The Sacramento Kings have signed a lucrative deal with Comcast to broadcast games and other programming for the next 20 years.
Ailene Voisin: Cousins can learn a lot from Barkley

Ailene Voisin: Cousins can learn a lot from Barkley

LDeMarcus Cousins celebrates his 24th birthday in two weeks, which means that if he earns a roster spot on the U.S. national team training here and preparing for the basketball World Cup that begins Aug. 30 in Spain, he will be years ahead of Charles Barkley at a similar age. Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins (15) has the ball stripped by Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka (9) at Sleep Train Arena on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Center DeMarcus Cousins, reacting after scoring against Oklahoma City in April, will try out for Team USA this week. Charles Barkley,...

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