Student-athletes from the Sacramento area sign full-ride scholarship packages near and far Wednesday. It was an especially strong crop for tight ends, headed by Inderkum’s Josh Falo, a four-star athlete who signed with USC.
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New UC Davis football coach Dan Hawkins accepts 30 letter-of-intent signatures Wednesday to go with two midyear transfers. The total catch far exceeds the old school record of 18 newcomers. Sacramento State lands 29 players, including five midyear additions.
The Kings will be without Garrett Temple at least until after the All-Star break in mid-February after the guard injured his left hamstring Tuesday. He is expected to miss two to three weeks after an MRI revealed a partial tear.
Sacramento native and Kings forward Matt Barnes turns himself in to New York City police Wednesday. He faces misdemeanor assault charges stemming from a nightclub altercation in which he is accused of choking a woman.
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Sacramento appeared to be a leading candidate for a Major League Soccer expansion team. On Wednesday, the city’s MLS bid plunges into chaos amid a dispute over control of its USL team and the Sacramento Republic FC brand.
Reporters poke Roger Goodell about the Patriots’ “Deflategate” scandal, the Raiders’ now-threatened move to Las Vegas, and other delicate topics at the NFL commissioner’s less-formal, less-crowded pre-Super Bowl news conference.
A former 49ers cheerleader files a federal lawsuit alleging NFL executives and team owners conspired to suppress wages for cheerleaders. The suit estimates damages between $100 million and $300 million and demands cheerleaders be paid commensurate with their contributions as “brand ambassadors” for teams.
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