The 7-foot-6, 300-pounder was a two-time Big West Defensive Player of the Year at UC Irvine, and the Senegal native set a school record with 218 blocked shots in three seasons.
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Assistant general manager Ken Catanella was lured to Sacramento by the prospect of a job promotion and the opportunity to work with the Kings. His background includes working for NBA teams and the league office.
Johnny Cueto is 7-1 in his first 10 starts for San Francisco, and his new teammates say they enjoy playing defense behind the fast-working – and spirited – right-hander.
Brandon Crawford hits a bases-loaded triple and finishes with four RBIs, and Jeff Samardzija (7-2) wins his third consecutive decision as the Giants top visiting San Diego 8-2. The Padres are 0-8 against the Giants this season.
Leonys Martin hits a game-ending, two-run homer in the ninth inning to give Seattle a 6-5 win over the A’s, who led 5-2 after seven innings.
The Trojans top Elk Grove with a suicide squeeze bunt in the ninth to score the winning run in a 2-1 victory. Friday, Oak Ridge will meet the winner of Wednesday’s Elk Grove-Woodcreek game.
Russell Westbrook has a triple double and the Oklahoma City Thunder posts another one-sided homecourt win over the Golden State Warriors. The defending NBA champions need a win Thursday in Oakland to extend the series to a sixth game.
Reno FC 1868, a USL expansion franchise, will host Republic FC and Liverpool FC U21s in a friendly match Wednesday at Greater Nevada Field, home of the Triple-A Reno Aces. The match will give Reno fans a sneak preview of what they can expect next season when the team begins play.
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