The Kings and free-agent point guard Jordan Farmar agree to a contract, a source confirms to The Sacramento Bee on Tuesday. With the addition of Farmar, the Kings have three veteran point guards entering training camp, including Darren Collison and recent signee Ty Lawson.
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Ryan Schimpf hits a go-ahead three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning, and the Giants’ bullpen gives up a lead and chance to gain ground on the division-leading Dodgers in a 6-4 loss to the San Diego Padres.
The Giants do not have a designated closer after removing Santiago Casilla from the role last week. Manager Bruce Bochy says the ninth inning is “all hands on deck.” One candidate, Derek Law, is expected to be activated from the disabled list Wednesday.
Pinch hitter Yonder Alonso delivers a two-run double in the eighth inning and the A’s rally past Kansas City 5-4, another key loss for the Royals, who fall five games out of the American League wild-card race with only 18 games left.
Nearly every 49er in uniform played in Monday’s 28-0 victory over Los Angeles. Some were part of seldom-seen defensive packages that seemed to stymie the Rams. “Now more guys are contributing. And if more guys are contributing, more guys are invested in what we’re doing,” coach Chip Kelly says.
Benching $38 million cornerback Sean Smith midway through the third quarter and sitting him for the remainder of the afternoon clearly stood out and raised eyebrows in Oakland’s locker room as well as around the NFL, but it’s a move Smith agreed with, even if it came at his expense.
The number of girls playing high school golf in California is on the rise. Girls of all abilities – from beginner to collegiate hopeful – are taking advantage of increased access and quality coaching. Locally, Whitney High School is a prime example.
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