Kings: Shorthanded and out of luck
The Kings faced the Utah Jazz without leading scorers DeMarcus Cousins (sore right foot) and Rudy Gay (concussion), as well as rookie Nik Stauskas (mid-back sprain). The result was predictable – a 103-91 loss – and the team’s sixth defeat in seven games. http://www.sacbee.com/sports/nba/sacramento-kings/kings-blog/
A’s: Ross wastes no time
There’s an interesting back story to the A’s 10-0 victory over the Texas Rangers. Oakland hurriedly signs Cody Ross to shore up their injury-plagued outfield. Then just hours after landing – and introducing himself to his new teammates – Ross starts in right field and bats second. “I’m like the Kevin Bacon of baseball,” he says of his eighth major-league stop. http://www.sacbee.com/sports/mlb/oakland-as/
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Giants: Heston is on the board
Chris Heston pitches six effective innings in a combined five-hitter for his first big-league win, Casey McGehee hits a two-run homer and the Giants beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-2. Heston had a wild pitch and a throwing error that led to Arizona’s runs but shook off both to win in his second big-league start.
River Cats: Season preview
A lot of folks would like to work close to home. Andrew Susac (Jesuit) and John Bowker (Rio Americano) get their chance when the River Cats open the season tonight against Salt Lake (7:05 p.m., Raley Field). Of course, both are hoping to someday to commute to San Francisco and again play for the Giants. http://www.sacbee.com/sports/other-sports/river-cats/
49ers: Everyone’s a critic
Second-guessing NFL quarterbacks is almost a sport in itself. The 49ers’ Colin Kapernick has certainly endured his share. Yet, he might want to listen to teammate Anquan Boldin. “Trust your skills, trust the athletic ability that you have and just go for it,” the receiver says. http://www.sacbee.com/sports/nfl/san-francisco-49ers/
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