The River Cats have scheduled a news conference at Raley Field prior to Saturday night’s game against the Las Vegas 51s.

It’s a shame Al Davis didn’t live to see Ray Guy’s induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this Saturday in Canton, Ohio.

Most longtime Giants fans associate jersey No. 22 with Will Clark, the sweet-swinging, left-handed slugger from the “Humm Baby” days the late 1980s and early 1990s. From the way he wore thick patches of eye black on his scowling face to his swagger on the diamond, Clark was admired as much as – if not more than – any other player in the San Francisco era.

There’s a new team in town – a radio duo, that is. And they’re not really new, but we wouldn’t dare call them old. At 2 p.m. Monday, The Rise Guys – Whitey Gleason and Mark Kreidler – debut at ESPN 1320 (KCTC AM) with only the second local weekday program for the station since it switched to sports and affiliated with ESPN in 2007.

When NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell suggested the 49ers and Raiders could rent Levi’s Stadium, did you wonder why the 49ers would allow it?

This week, NFL teams are reporting to training camp sites around the country and beginning to practice.

The A’s have the best record in baseball, but you won’t be able to watch their game today against Houston, the finale of a four-game series at Coliseum, on TV.

It’s no surprise the Kings are the most popular NBA team in the Sacramento region.

NFL analyst and former coach Tony Dungy rightfully is being slammed for comments he made to the Tampa (Fla.) Tribune about Michael Sam, who became the league’s first openly gay player when the Rams selected him in the seventh round of the draft in May.

It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly six months since the Seattle Seahawks whipped the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII.

Republic FC aims to join Major League Soccer, but how much of a public subsidy would be needed to build a stadium?

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No matter how exciting – or boring – fans thought Tuesday night’s All-Star Game in Minneapolis was, there’s no debating that the Midsummer Classic has lost much of its luster.

Vernon Davis is the fourth highest-paid tight end in the NFL after the Saints’ Jimmy Graham agreed to a four-year contract worth as much as $40million, making him the top paid at the position.

So many times during the World Cup, an official could be seen holding the offside flag, negating a dramatic breakaway by an aggressive offensive team. We know offside is a tradition of the “beautiful game,” and soccer purists are aghast at the idea of abolishing it.

Let’s hope Mario Goetze likes beer, and a lot of it. The 22-year-old attacking midfielder for the German national soccer team will never have to buy another beer thanks to his extra-time goal to beat Argentina in the World Cup final on Sunday in Brazil.

The Kings didn’t want to keep Isaiah Thomas enough to match the Suns’ four-year, $27 million offer; will he make them regret that decision?

Imagine the heartache and embarrassment felt by Brazil’s soccer team as it walked off the pitch following Tuesday’s 7-1 loss to Germany in a World Cup semifinal match.

When Isaiah Thomas was selected by the Kings with the final pick in the 2011 NBA draft, little was expected of the diminutive guard from Washington.

Tuesday’s announcement that the Rise Guys – Whitey Gleason and Mark Kreidler – will be back on the air in Sacramento is most noteworthy because the show won’t be on in the morning as it had been since Gleason helped launch it at 98 Rock in the early 1990s.

Baseball fans, at least in Minnesota to start, have the ability to purchase beer from a vending machine. The self-serve taps already are flowing at Target Field, home of the Twins, where baseball's All-Star Game will be played one week from tonight.

Friday, the A’s sent two future stars – shortstop Addison Russell, a first-round pick playing at Double-A Midland, and outfielder Billy McKinney, a first-round pick at Class-A Stockton – along with pitcher Dan Straily and a player to be named (Daric Barton?) to the Cubs for Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel. The deal made the best team in baseball even better.

The Kings agreed to a three-year contract with journeyman Darren Collison, but is he an upgrade over Isaiah Thomas at point guard?

There are some great traditions in sports, locally and nationally.

Without goalkeeper Tim Howard, the United States could have lost by five or 10 goals to Belgium instead of 2-1 in extra time Tuesday afternoon in the World Cup Round of 16.

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