With a perfectly timed ride by Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith, Arrogate derails the California Chrome express Saturday in a breathtaking Breeders’ Cup Classic on Saturday at Santa Anita to give trainer Bob Baffert a Classic three-peat in America’s richest horse race.
The Kings lose their fourth in a row on their five-game trip, 117-91 in Milwaukee. Kings All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins is held scoreless in the second half.
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Darren Collison’s eight-game suspension for one count of misdemeanor domestic violence ends Sunday. The Kings point guard plans to work with WEAVE and the Kings Foundation on violence and assault issues, and reclaim his starting job.
Former Pleasant Grove High School star Marquese Chriss wore the immature label leading up to June’s draft. That didn’t stop the Phoenix Suns from giving up two draft picks and the rights to a third to the Kings for Chriss’ draft rights.
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Nobody knows Khalil Mack’s explosive abilities better than this weekend’s Raiders opponent, the Broncos. Late last season in Denver, Mack tied a franchise record with five sacks in the Raiders’ 15-12 win – compiling a third of his season total in 60 minutes.
Joe Staley, the 49ers’ left tackle whose finest play may have come against the New Orleans Saints five years ago, wants to return to that former glory. His name recently came up in trade talks, but he said he was confident he wasn’t going anywhere.
The Sac-Joaquin Section will send 76 teams to the playoffs this week, but seeding the teams goes beyond overall wins. The selection committee weighs strength of schedule, rankings and comparative scores.
Elk Grove’s Kyle Larson wins the Xfinity race in Texas on Saturday. Because none of the Xfinity contenders won, all four spots are open next weekend in Phoenix.
Quarterback C.J. Spencer excels in a relief role for the Aggies with passing and rushing touchdowns, but UC Davis falls 51-29 to Portland State as the Vikings gain 602 total yards.
With old foe Floyd Mayweather Jr. watching, Manny Pacquiao drops Jessie Vargas in the second round and bloodies his face Saturday night on his way to a lopsided decision for a piece of the welterweight title once again.
Sidney Crosby scores twice, Matthew Murray stops 32 shots for his second career shutout and the Pittsburgh Penguins continue their dominance of the San Jose Sharks with a 5-0 victory Saturday night at the Tank.
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