1:32 AM EDT, Wed September 17, 2014

Warriors’ Festus Ezeli eager to get back on court

It didn’t take long for Warriors assistant coach Ron Adams to develop a relationship with center Festus Ezeli. During one of their initial meetings, Adams told Ezeli that he worked with Chicago center Joakim Noah from 2010-13. “That was the first thing he sold me on,” Ezeli said Tuesday after a back-to-school event at the EnCompass Academy in Oakland. “Joakim is my guy, so I was really excited to hear that. Coach Adams has become a guy who I’ve been working with every day.” Ezeli is a smart defensive anchor and a solid rim-protector, but if he is ever to become like Noah, who was...
Sactown Royalty 12 hours ago
Kings to retire Peja Stojakovic's number

Kings to retire Peja Stojakovic's number

The Sacramento Kings announced they will retire Peja's jersey, with the ceremony held on December 16th. The Sacramento Kings announced today that the will retire the number 16 in honor of Peja Stojakovic. This move was hinted at when Ben McLemore changed from 16 to 23 this offseason, but is now official. The Kings will retire Peja's jersey on December 16th (16 on the 16th, get it?) when the Kings host the Oklahoma City Thunder. In the press release, Kings owner Vivek Ranadive praised Peja as being "instrumental in putting Sacramento on the map on a global scale." Peja was drafted by the...

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Brandon Rush would be the first to tell you that he doesn’t enjoy public speaking, but there he was Monday afternoon. He was standing at a podium in front of 275 students at Markham Elementary in Oakland, and with more than 500 eyes staring at him, Rush effectively breezed through a speech. It’s easier to find comfort in uncomfortable situations when you feel at home, and Rush is finally back home. “This is a great situation for me to be able to come back and to be with a winning team,” said Rush, who signed a two-year deal worth more than $2.4 million to return to the Warriors this...

Time Warner Cable to televise final six Dodgers games on local TV

Time Warner Cable has agreed to broadcast the final week of the Los Angeles Dodgers' regular season baseball on local broadcast station KDOC.
Los Angeles Times Sep 15, 2014

Vikings clear Adrian Peterson to return to team

For the Minnesota Vikings, one game without Adrian Peterson was enough.
Sacramento Bee Sep 15, 2014
US basketball reigns in Spain, awaits Rio Olympics

US basketball reigns in Spain, awaits Rio Olympics

It feels like so long ago, though it's been only a decade. United States' James Harden lifts the trophy alongside the rest of the team players as they celebrate wining the final of the World Cup 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 holds the trophy as he celebrates with teammates after winning 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...

Jay Cutler rallies Bears past Colin Kaepernick and 49ers, 28-20

Down big, Jay Cutler kept his poise on the road while Colin Kaepernick struggled in prime time.

NFL roundup: Rivers to Gates a winning combination for Chargers

The San Diego Chargers used an old, familiar combo — Philip Rivers to Antonio Gates — to upset the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks.
Los Angeles Times Sep 14, 2014

Play it forward: The week ahead in college football

1. Auburn at Kansas State is an odd, but interesting, Thursday night pairing pitting a top-shelf Southeastern Conference team against venerable Big 12 Coach Bill Snyder's Wildcats. Auburn has defeated Arkansas and San Jose State while Kansas State is 2-0 after wins over Stephen F. Austin and...

USA wins gold in Basketball World Cup with 129-92 rout of Serbia

Kyrie Irving made all six three-point shots 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.
Sacramento Bee Sep 14, 2014
USA wins basketball worlds, 129-92 over Serbia

USA wins basketball worlds, 129-92 over Serbia

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USA wins basketball worlds with rout of Serbia

USA wins basketball worlds with rout of Serbia

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Golden State Warriors at the forefront of NBA data analysis

During a panel discussion at the Sports Analytics Innovation Summit last week in San Francisco, a member of the Chicago Bulls’ leadership stopped midstream in a conversation about his team’s advances and offered unprompted praise of the Warriors’ strides. “We always want to be pioneers, first-adopters, because we believe that having the most information gives us the best chance of making the right decisions,” said Warriors assistant general manager Kirk Lacob, who often spearheads the team’s analytics staff. Lacob, coordinator of basketball analytics Sammy Gelfand, and special...
Los Angeles Times Sep 13, 2014

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