Michael Phelps closes out the Rio Olympics in the only way imaginable – with a gold medal. Phelps puts the United States ahead to stay on the butterfly leg of the 4x100-meter medley relay and Nathan Adrian finishes it off, giving the most decorated athlete in Olympic history his 23rd career gold medal Saturday night.
At the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the international referees are giving Kings center DeMarcus Cousins fits. He’s been called for 15 fouls in four games, keeping him on the bench more than on the court. Kings general manager Vlade Divac, who flourished in the international game, has been meeting with Cousins, offering tutorials.
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For the second consecutive summer, the Kings’ Omri Casspi invites a group to Israel for a week for charity, a basketball clinic and opportunities to explore the country as part of the work of the Omri Casspi Foundation.
The 49ers host the Houston Texans in both teams’ exhibition opener on Sunday, and coach Chip Kelly, for one, is looking forward to seeing how his quarterbacks react in their first rough-and-tumble action of 2016.
The Bee’s Matt Barrows provides a rundown of the 49ers players and position battles to watch during the preseason.
Robinson Cano and Nelson Cruz both homer, leading the Seattle Mariners over the A’s 4-3 on Saturday night for their seventh win in eight games.
Madison Bumgarner snaps a five-start winless streak with seven shutout innings, Denard Span has four RBIs and the Giants beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-2 on Saturday night.
With coach Paul Buckle in the United Kingdom to be with his ailing father, Republic FC puts on its biggest offensive show of the season in beating Saint Louis FC 4-3 Saturday night on the road in front of an announced crowd of 5,543 at the World Wide Technology Soccer Park.
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