The pool of quality candidates to replace George Karl as the Kings’ coach is deeper than the Pacific Ocean. The only vacancies exist in Sacramento, Indiana, Memphis, Houston and possibly New York. Kings general manager Vlade Divac must be salivating at the unusually impressive and expansive list.
The Kings’ search for a new head coach took another turn Saturday with the news Memphis coach Dave Joerger had been fired and is scheduled to interview with the Kings on Sunday.
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Matt Duffy hit a game-ending RBI double with two out in the 13th inning, sending the Giants to their fifth win in seven games with a 2-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday.
Josh Reddick collects seven hits and adds 41 points to his batting average as the A’s split a doubleheader with the Baltimore Orioles. Oakland won the first game 8-4 before falling 5-2 in the nightcap.
Emrah Klimenta and Harry Williams score, and Republic FC ends a three-game losing streak and four-game scoreless skid with a 2-0 victory over the rival LA Galaxy II on Saturday night in Carson.
Every member of the 49ers’ draft class is on the field at the start of the team’s rookie minicamp Saturday. Some non-rookies who were not on the active roster last season show up, too.
Damian Lillard has a playoff-best 40 points to help the Portland Trail Blazers beat Golden State 120-108 on Saturday night, cutting the Warriors’ advantage in the Western Conference semifinal series to 2-1. Draymond Green scores 37 points for the Warriors.
Ridden by Mario Gutierrez, 2-1 favorite Nyquist holds off Exaggerator to win the 142nd Kentucky Derby by 1 1/4 lengths on Saturday. The horse improves to 8-0 in winning the first leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown events.
Joe Pavelski scores two goals and the San Jose Sharks bounce back from a triple-overtime loss to beat the Nashville Predators 5-1 to take a 3-2 lead in their second-round playoff series.
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