The Kings beat Denver in their first game after the All-Star break but have dropped five in a row since then, including Monday’s 108-96 loss to the Nuggets. Adversity aside, the Kings are not shelving their playoff hopes.
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Torrey Smith, 28, had the two worst years of his career with the 49ers, who are releasing the wide receiver after signing him to a five-year contract in 2015. Last season, he caught just 20 passes for 267 yards and missed the final four games because of a concussion.
The Oakland Raiders told the NFL they have found a new partner to finance their proposed stadium in Las Vegas.
Ethan Westbrooks, a defensive tackle with the Los Angeles Rams, was arrested Sunday night in Sacramento after he was accused of domestic violence, according to Sacramento police. Westbrooks, 26, played at Franklin High School in Elk Grove and at Sacramento City College.
Jennifer Gross, who guided the UC Davis women to a 14-2 Big West Conference record and the program’s second Big West regular-season title, was named the conference’s Coach of the Year. Aggies sophomore forward Morgan Bertsch and junior forward Pele Gianotti made the All-Big West first team.
Rob Cooper grew up in Sacramento and embraced coaches who helped him grow after the sudden death of his father. Cooper, in his fourth season as Penn State’s baseball coach, leads the Nittany Lions in games at UC Davis and Sacramento State this week.
Woodcreek and Sheldon, the top-ranked teams in the boys Open Division of the Northern California basketball tournament, get contributions from across the board. Also, a recap of the Sac-Joaquin Section boys and girls soccer championships and the first baseball and softball rankings of the spring.
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