The Causeway Classic will serve as a family reunion for the Bland family for the next four years. Central Catholic High linebacker Montell Bland has verbally committed to UC Davis, where he’ll headline coach Dan Hawkins’ first recruiting class. Cousin DaRon Bland has committed to Sacramento State, the Aggies’ regional rival.
After saying that rookie Malachi Richardson would play more, Sacramento Kings coach Dave Joerger did not play him for six games. Richardson made a surprise appearance in the first half against Chicago but did not play in the second half.
The meeting later this week is designed to help the 49ers settle on a general manager candidate. Only one hopeful, the Vikings George Paton, is on the list now, but others could be added in coming days.
Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura, who awed fans with his precocious talent and scintillating fastball, died at age 25 in a traffic crash in his native Dominican Republic, the team confirmed Sunday morning.