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Kings: Cousins, Towns at center of evolving position

The Kings boast an All-Star in DeMarcus Cousins while the Minnesota Timberwolves have one of the league’s rising stars in Karl-Anthony Towns. Both play center with skills that allow them to do more than just play around the rim.

Recap: Barnes comes off bench, helps spark Kings to first win at Golden 1 Center

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Raiders: Long trip to Florida has gone off like clockwork

After beating the Jacksonville Jaguars in Florida last weekend, the Raiders went to Sarasota instead of returning to Northern California. Spending a week at a Ritz-Carlton Hotel was not only a time for the Raiders to work together, but also to continue bonding as team before playing Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Barrows: 49ers’ rookie class, led by DeForest Buckner, plays to mixed reviews

First-round pick DeForest Buckner is going through expected growing pains but shows signs of being an excellent defensive lineman. The 49ers’ other draft picks are off to a more staggered start.

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World Series: Indians beat Cubs to take 3-1 lead

Corey Kluber pitches six solid innings on short rest for another win, Jason Kipnis hits a three-run homer in his hometown and the Cleveland Indians beat the Cubs 7-2 in Chicago on Saturday night to take a 3-1 lead in the World Series. One more win and the Indians will win their first championship since 1948.

College football: Sacramento State falls short against No. 14 Cal Poly

Cal Poly scores six second-half touchdowns and rushes for 527 yards in a 59-47 win over host Sacramento State. Mustangs quarterback Dano Graves, the former Folsom High star, throws three touchdown passes. Isiah Hennie has three touchdowns for the Hornets, including a school-record-tying 90-yard punt return.

The best of the best in Sacramento-area prep football

With the high school football regular season winding down, The Sacramento Bee takes a peek at the top players, themes, coaches and more. The best players haven’t necessarily been skill players and streaks, good and bad, have defined the season.

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Sharks: San Jose routs Nashville to cap perfect homestand

Joe Pavelski and Tommy Wingels score 17 seconds apart and San Jose beats the Nashville Predators 4-1 on Saturday night in a rematch of last season’s seven-game, second-round playoff series won by the Sharks.

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