Second-year forward Eric Moreland scoffs at the idea he might take a break after the Kings finished their summer schedule of exhibition games with a 73-68 overtime win Friday over the Miami Heat at Thomas & Mack Center. “C’mon man,” Moreland said. “You know I don’t take time off.” That’s the attitude Moreland and rookie center Willie Cauley-Stein leave summer league with after more than a week of learning their roles in coach George Karl’s system.
Russell Baze, who is riding at the California State Fair meet at Cal Expo, is the king of jockeys in Northern California. He has ridden in more than 50,000 races and won 12,602 – more than anybody in thoroughbred racing. At 56 years old, one might wonder why he still practices what can be a difficult and dangerous profession. “I really enjoy my job,” he says.
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Trevor Plouffe hits a grand slam against All-Star Sonny Gray in the sixth inning after Brian Dozier led off the game with his 20th home run, and Minnesota beats the A’s 5-0.
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Juan Perez drives in Ryan Lollis with a single in the 12th inning to give the visiting River Cats a 4-3 victory over the Tacoma Rainiers.
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