DeMarcus Cousins scores a game-high 24 points as the Kings opened their NBA season with a win for the first time since 2013, routing the Phoenix Suns 113-94 Wednesday night at Talking Stick Resort Arena. The Kings’ biggest lead was 26 points.
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Gregg Lukenbill, who brought the Kings to Sacramento from Kansas City in 1985, believed a new arena could never be built in the capital of California and the city would lose its NBA franchise. But with new ownership and the new Golden 1 Center, he’s watched Sacramento grow into a place he’s proud to call his hometown.
The opening of Golden 1 Center signals the arrival of the “next great American city,” according to Kings president Chris Granger. The legacy of the modern arena will be found in Sacramento’s transformation.
The first-year Kings coach knows there have been a lot of struggles in Sacramento recently. His goal is that the team remains resolute and works to improve and play hard.
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Jake Arrieta makes a teasing try at history, Kyle Schwarber drives in two runs and the Chicago Cubs brush off a shutout to even the World Series with their first Fall Classic win in 71 years, 5-1 over the Cleveland Indians in Game 2 on Wednesday night.
Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio says he has been so focused on the team's upcoming game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that he hasn't had time to admire the scenery around the team's waterfront hotel.
The New York Red Bulls II beat the Swope Park Rangers 5-1 Sunday for the 2016 USL Cup, a match that was televised on ESPNU, but most of the 25,000 seats at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J., were empty. The USL announced the attendance at 5,547.
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