Matt Barnes is good for the Kings, whether he scores or not. He has plenty of experience and leadership ability. That will be handy on his hometown team with his pal DeMarcus Cousins.
For the third consecutive year, the Kings will open training camp with a new coach. It’s Dave Joerger’s turn to see if he can do what George Karl and Michael Malone did not, which is last long enough to change a culture marked by losing and dysfunction.
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The Seattle Seahawks’ mastery over the 49ers continues Sunday. In a 37-18 loss, the 49ers (1-2) are 0 for 10 on third-down conversions through the third quarter and don’t start moving the ball until the fourth quarter, when the game was well out of reach.
Derek Carr throws for 249 yards and a touchdown, and the Raiders beat the Tennessee Titans 17-10 on Sunday with their defense finally showing up. The Raiders (2-1) force three turnovers and have a sack after giving up more yards through the first two games than any team since at least 1940.
The A’s avoid a winless six-game homestand in their final game at the Coliseum this year. Jharel Cotton allows one run in seven innings as the A’s beat the American League West champion Texas Rangers 7-1.
Rookie Manuel Margot triples in the seventh inning and scores the go-ahead run on Wil Myers’ single as the San Diego Padres beat San Francisco 4-3. But the Giants remain one-half game ahead of St. Louis for the second wild card in the National League.
Miami Marlins pitcher José Fernandez is killed early Sunday along with two friends in a violent boat crash off South Beach. He was 24. Fernandez’s shocking death causes the team’s game in Miami against the Atlanta Braves to be canceled.
Arnold Palmer brought a country club sport to the masses with a hard-charging style, charisma and a commoner’s touch. At ease with both presidents and the golfing public, and on a first-name basis with both, “The King” dies Sunday in Pittsburgh. He was 87.
Rory McIlroy finally wins the FedEx Cup when he least expected it. McIlroy was three shots behind with three holes to play Sunday in the Tour Championship. Nearly two hours later, he holes a 15-foot birdie putt on the fourth extra hole to win the tournament and claim the $10 million FedEx Cup bonus.
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