Darren Collison will miss the first eight games of the NBA season after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor domestic battery charge. He also will lose almost $400,000 in salary. But he has accepted responsibility and is ready to move forward.
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New Kings coach Dave Joerger is installing an offense that puts DeMarcus Cousins in the high post, where the All-Star can facilitate the attack. Cousins said he loves the new offense, even though there are growing pains in transitioning from last season’s rapid style.
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The Giants and Mets will play the National League wild-card game Wednesday in New York. Madison Bumgarner will oppose Noah Syndergaard in a matchup of aces. Bumgarner threw a shutout in the 2014 wild-card game in Pittsburgh.
The A’s went 69-93 and finished in last place for a second year in a row. They used the disabled list an Oakland-record 27 times and used 12 rookie pitchers, tying an Oakland record. They hope that experience helps their young players in 2017 and beyond.
Wild-card games begin Tuesday (Baltimore at Toronto), followed by Wednesday’s game (Giants at New York Mets). Check out a statistical breakdown of those two games.
NaVorro Bowman, the most outspoken member of the 49ers’ defense on and off the field, is finished for 2016 after tearing his left Achilles’ tendon Sunday against the Cowboys.
The impact of Arnold Palmer, who died Sept. 25 at 87, stretched to the Sacramento area. His course-design company revamped Rancho Murieta’s north course before the Senior Gold Rush in 1987. He was the main attraction at that event, including when a wayward ball landed on a woman’s purse. His reaction was classic Arnie.
The three young sons of CHP Officer Nathan Taylor, killed last spring while on duty, led the surging Whitney football team onto the field Friday. The Wildcats beat Del Campo 47-28. Is your team among The Bee’s new Top 20?
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