Rookie center Willie Cauley-Stein scores 11 points with five rebounds and two blocks in his summer league debut for the Kings, who lose 90-68 to the Toronto Raptors in Las Vegas. “Not good, not bad, just kind of decent,” is how Cauley-Stein sums up his game. “I had some good plays, but I had some plays where I’d tip a ball I could get but they’d get and they’d score. That type of stuff.”
The last time former Raiders wide receiver Cliff Branch saw Kenny Stabler, in February, the quarterback looked fit and typically upbeat. That’s why Stabler’s death Wednesday at 69 from colon cancer was a surprise to many. “I had no idea Kenny was so sick,” said Branch, 66. “I’m so sad to hear this. I loved that man. When I last saw Kenny, he looked great. He had the pearly white teeth, the stories. It was wonderful.”
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The A’s continue to sputter at the plate in a 5-1 loss to the Cleveland Indians. Oakland has scored two or fewer runs four times in the last six games.
Pence hits grand slam as Giants crush Phillies
Hunter Pence hit a grand slam as part of an eight-run fourth inning against former All-Star Cole Hamels, and the Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 15-2 at AT&T Park. San Francisco collected 22 hits, their most ever at AT&T Park.
River Cats’ rally falls short against Fresno
The River Cats scored four runs in the eighth inning but lost to the Fresno Grizzlies 8-5 at Raley Field. Kevin Frandsen keyed the rally with a two-run triple.
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