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Sacramento Bee Aug 5, 2014
David Stern set to enter basketball's Hall of Fame

David Stern set to enter basketball's Hall of Fame

David Stern remembers the days when an NBA staff that numbered about two dozen was just trying to keep some teams in existence long enough to get them on national TV. FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2013 file photo, NBA Commissioner David Stern answers questions from reporters at a news conference in Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines. Stern is amazed when he looks at the NBA and compares it to the league that was struggling to stay afloat when he started. FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2013 file photo, NBA Commissioner David Stern smiles during a news conference after an NBA board of...
Sacramento Bee Aug 5, 2014

Leading Off: Cousins making name for himself – patriot

Many words have been used to describe DeMarcus Cousins in this space. Immature. Selfish. Bully. But one word that’s never been used to characterize the Kings center? Patriot.
Sacramento Bee Aug 3, 2014
Marcos Breton: Kings owners in talks to buy Sacramento’s Republic FC soccer club

Marcos Breton: Kings owners in talks to buy Sacramento’s Republic FC soccer club

Even as they begin building a new downtown arena, the owners of the Kings are in discussions to expand their footprint in the region by buying Sacramento Republic FC – the minor league soccer team selling out games locally since April. Republic FC is selling out the 8,000 seats for each game at Bonney Field, above. The team has already set a USL Pro league attendance record and drawn more than 20,000 fans three times at Hughes Stadium.
Sacramento Bee Aug 3, 2014
Ailene Voisin: A Q&A with Kings center DeMarcus Cousins

Ailene Voisin: A Q&A with Kings center DeMarcus Cousins

DeMarcus Cousins spent the past week here training with other candidates for the national team that will compete later this month in the FIBA World Cup in Spain. The withdrawal of power forwards Kevin Love, Blake Griffin and LaMarcus Aldridge enhanced his chances to make the 12-man roster, though a final cutdown is not expected for a few weeks. DeMarcus Cousins says he likes the offseason moves by the Kings. “I feel like this is a whole new beginning for me and the Kings.” The Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins is determined to make Team USA, and says he’d be crushed if he was left...
Sacramento Bee Aug 2, 2014
Vlade Divac undergoes emergency surgery in Serbia

Vlade Divac undergoes emergency surgery in Serbia

Former NBA center Vlade Divac has undergone emergency stomach surgery in Serbia. Former Sacramento Kings center Vlade Divac stands with Kings majority owner Vivek Ranadive after being introduced to the crowd in the first quarter on Friday, March 21, 2014 between the San Antonio Spurs and Sacramento Kings at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, Calif.

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.

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