After leading Del Oro football for 15 seasons, Casey Taylor has accepted a big challenge to elevate small-school power Capital Christian. Taylor led 14 playoff teams at Del Oro with six Sac-Joaquin Section titles and four CIF State Bowl berths.
Second-year center Willie Cauley-Stein is frustrated by a lack of playing time. He ranks third on the depth chart behind veterans DeMarcus Cousins and Kosta Koufos as the Kings pursue the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.
Dry Creek and Campus Commons are flooded and closed. Land Park lost a key tree on its iconic third hole and WildHawk had its 18th green flooded. There was a six-day stretch during which many courses closed and playing was practically unthinkable.
Slow starts have become a problem for the Sacramento Kings, who couldn’t overcome early deficits in their last two losses. The Kings close a seven-game homestand Wednesday night against Indiana before embarking on their longest trip of the season.
Atlanta offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan is the 49ers’ lone candidate for their head-coaching vacancy after Seattle offensive-line coach Tom Cable withdrew from consideration. Seattle executive Trent Kirchner pulled out of consideration for the 49ers’ general manager job.
The last time the Sacramento Kings and Indiana Pacers played – Jan. 23, 2016 – DeMarcus Cousins set a then-career high with 48 points. He’ll need another big game against budding star Myles Turner at Golden 1 Center.
Hard hats on, Steve Kerr and Kevin Durant lifted their golden shovels filled with dirt in a ceremonial moment for the Warriors franchise as it broke ground on snazzy new San Francisco digs at long last. And keeping KD in a Golden State uniform to see it through is a key part of the grand plan.
Voting to induct Steroid Era stars Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens into the Baseball Hall of Fame is never popular. But as long as they’re not banned from baseball and are on the ballot, Bonds and Clemens will have the vote of Sacramento Bee columnist Marcos Breton.
The Kings on Sunday recalled rookies George Papagiannis and Skal Labissiere from Reno, where they were sent to get playing time in the NBA Development League. Both rookies are averaging about 30 minutes per game with the Bighorns and said the experience is valuable.
Sacramento-area high school basketball is enjoying another strong season, right down to the coaches. Four coaches recently reached victory milestones: Vic Pitton of St. Francis, Rob Richards of Antelope, Michele Massari of Sacramento and Ron Gully of Christian Brothers.