Aggies senior guard and Sacramento native Darius Graham scores the first basket in the first college game at the Kings’ new home, and Brynton Lemar leads UCD with a career-high 23 points in an 81-72 win over Sacramento State in the Causeway Cup.
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UC Davis athletic director Kevin Blue announces football coach Ron Gould will not return for the fifth and final year of his contract. Gould, whose record was 12-33, thought the program was finally turning the corner.
The Kings believe players such as Garrett Temple are vital to ending the franchise’s losing culture. Temple is contributing on and off the court with his versatility and professionalism.
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The Sac-Joaquin Section football playoffs include coaches who played for the programs they now lead. One all-alum meeting is in the Division IV championship game with Placer and coach Joey Montoya taking on Manteca and coach Eric Reis.
While American River College and Cal Poly quarterback Dano Graves from Folsom High could continue playing beyond this weekend, Stephen Moore from Elk Grove High will start his final game on Cal’s offensive line Saturday against UCLA.
The party in the stands started early in the second NFL regular-season game in Mexico with loud cheers and chants from before kickoff until the final whistle. The Oakland offense took a little longer to get going, but once it did, Derek Carr and the Raiders came out with yet another win, 27-20 over the Houston Texans.
Coach Chip Kelly’s comments Sunday that the team wasn’t equipped to keep pace when the New England Patriots took a two-score lead in the fourth quarter were interpreted by some as a slam on the man in charge of personnel, general manager Trent Baalke. Not so, Kelly says.
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