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Sacramento Bee Sep 14, 2014
USA wins basketball worlds, 129-92 over Serbia

USA wins basketball worlds, 129-92 over Serbia

Kyrie Irving made all six 3-pointers and scored 26 points, and the U.S. repeated as world champion for the first time by crushing Serbia 129-92 on Sunday in the Basketball World Cup. United States' James Harden throws the ball against Serbia's Nikola Kalinic, left, and Serbia's Milos Teodosic during the final World Basketball match between the United States and Serbia at the Palacio de los Deportes stadium in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. United States' James Harden, left, and Serbia's Nemanja Bjelica vie for the ball during the final World Basketball match between the...
Sacramento Bee Sep 12, 2014

Shareef Abdur-Rahim weighs in on Atlanta Hawks situation

Abdur-Rahim addresses racially-charged comments by Hawks’ owner and general manager.
Sacramento Bee Sep 11, 2014
US beats Lithuania to reach basketball world final

US beats Lithuania to reach basketball world final

James Harden and the U.S. sprinted into the championship game of the Basketball World Cup, riding a huge third quarter to a 96-68 victory over Lithuania on Thursday night. United States's James Harden basket reacts during the Basketball World Cup semifinal match against Lithuania at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. The 2014 Basketball World Cup competition will take place in various cities in Spain from Aug. 30 through Sept. 14. United States's DeMarcus Cousins, right, and Lithuania's Jonas Valanciunas go for the ball during their Basketball World...

An older, wiser Rudy Gay enjoying Spain

Rudy Gay was a late addition to Team USA, and in fact, he didn’t even join the squad until after the weeklong training camp in Las Vegas in late July. But in a brief telephone chat from Spain, the Kings forward said he welcomed the chance to compete in another FIBA World Cup partly because he enjoyed playing on Mike Krzyzewski’s 2010 national team four years ago.
Sacramento Bee Sep 10, 2014
Coach K: Basketball World Cup is big deal

Coach K: Basketball World Cup is big deal

The name was changed to sound more like soccer. The date was changed to get away from soccer. United States coach Mike Krzyzewski, left, shakes hand with player Kenneth Faried during the Group C Basketball World Cup match against Ukraine, in Bilbao northern Spain, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. The 2014 Basketball World Cup competition take place in various cities in Spain from Aug. 30 through to Sept. 14. United States won 95-71. James Harden of the U.S looks up during the Basketball World Cup quarterfinal between Slovenia and United States at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, Spain,...
Sacramento Bee Sep 9, 2014

NBA Development League season starts Nov. 14

The NBA Development League will tip off its 14th season with six games on Nov. 14.
Sacramento Bee Sep 9, 2014
US beats Slovenia 119-76 to reach semis at worlds

US beats Slovenia 119-76 to reach semis at worlds

Klay Thompson scored 20 points and James Harden had 12 of his 14 in the third quarter after a scoreless first half, helping the U.S. turn a close game into a 119-76 rout of Slovenia on Tuesday in the quarterfinals of the Basketball World Cup. Derrick Rose of the U.S, left, vies for the ball with Slovenia's Goran Dragic during their Basketball World Cup quarterfinal match at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. The 2014 Basketball World Cup competition will take place in various cities in Spain from Aug. 30 through to Sept. 14. Anthony Davis of the U.S,...
Sacramento Bee Sep 9, 2014

Kings open training camp Sept. 27

The Kings will open training camp Sept. 27 in Sacramento at the team training facility.
Sacramento Bee Sep 9, 2014
International basketball not the same as US game

International basketball not the same as US game

The ball was bouncing away, threatening New Zealand's last-chance possession, though if a player could just dive on the floor and corral it, any NBA fan would know what to do. Ukraine coach Mike Fratello, right, gestures during the Group C Basketball World Cup match against the United States, in Bilbao northern Spain, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. The 2014 Basketball World Cup competition take place in various cities in Spain from Aug. 30 through to Sept. 14. United States won 95-71. Brazil's Guilherme Giovannoni, left, hits a rebound from Serbia's Miroslav Raduljica during the Group A...
Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins earning praise for World Cup performances

Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins earning praise for World Cup performances

As he predicted – so he deserves all the credit – DeMarcus Cousins is making the most of his opportunity with Team USA. DeMarcus Cousins of the US, dunks the ball during the Group C Basketball World Cup match against Ukraine, in Bilbao, northern Spain, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. The 2014 Basketball World Cup competition take place in various cities in Spain from Aug. 30 through to Sept. 14. United States won 95-71. DeMarcus Cousins of the U.S, second right, vies for the ball over Mexico's Orlando Mendez, right, during Basketball World Cup Round of 16 match between United States...
Sacramento Bee Sep 8, 2014

Kings launch marketing, consulting business

Three years ago, the Sacramento Kings struggled to sell the naming rights to their own arena. Now, with the business side of the franchise reinvigorated by new ownership, the team is launching its own consulting company to help outside clients sell sponsorships and burnish their brands.
Sacramento Bee Sep 8, 2014
US knows where Slovenians are on the court

US knows where Slovenians are on the court

On a map, Slovenia is a mystery to the U.S. basketball team. DeMarcus Cousins of the US, dunks the ball during the Group C Basketball World Cup match against Ukraine, in Bilbao, northern Spain, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. The 2014 Basketball World Cup competition take place in various cities in Spain from Aug. 30 through to Sept. 14. United States won 95-71. DeMarcus Cousins of the U.S, second right, vies for the ball over Mexico's Orlando Mendez, right, during Basketball World Cup Round of 16 match between United States and Mexico at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, Spain,...
Sacramento Bee Sep 7, 2014
Curry's 6 3s send US to basketball worlds quarters

Curry's 6 3s send US to basketball worlds quarters

They have a gold medal to chase and a golden U.S. basketball legacy to protect, so the Americans knew they had to bring their best to Barcelona. DeMarcus Cousins of the U.S, left, shoots over Mexico's Marco Ramos during Basketball World Cup Round of 16 match between United States and Mexico at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. The 2014 Basketball World Cup competition will take place in various cities in Spain from Aug. 30 through to Sept. 14. Klay Thompson of the U.S, right, vies for the ball over Mexico's Israel Guitierrez during Basketball World...
Sacramento Bee Sep 6, 2014

Kings waive Jeremy Tyler

The Kings announced Saturday that forward-center Jeremy Tyler had been waived in a move that frees up more space under the salary cap.
Sacramento Bee Sep 5, 2014

Kings’ Cousins and Gay learning from World Cup experience

When the U.S. men’s national team gathered in Las Vegas in late July to begin the selection process for this month’s FIBA World Cup, it was far from certain Kings center DeMarcus Cousins would make the team.

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