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Sports Night: The heat is on the Kings

Kings: The heat is on, all right

Kings coach George Karl says his team has been through “basketball hell.” That may mean no player will be deemed untradeable – even DeMarcus Cousins or Rudy Gay. After all, a team that went 29-53 needs more of everything, including depth, shooting, defense and passing. http://www.sacbee.com/sports/nba/sacramento-kings/kings-blog/article18739131.html

Ailene Voisin: Divac sees hope

Vlade Divac, the former King who is now the team’s vice president of basketball and franchise operations, likes a challenge. That means getting the Kings back into the playoffs. He’s not promising that will happen next season but says “we have pieces. Basketball is about chemistry. When guys start winning, that changes everything.” http://www.sacbee.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/ailene-voisin/article18729891.html#navlink=subnav-story

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Republic FC: The goal seen around the world

Have you seen the 60-yard goal by the Republic FC’s Rodrigo Lopez in a 2-0 victory over Vancouver? Lucky shot, you say, and no surprise the video became a social media hit? Well, ponder this: Lopez actually talked to a teammate at halftime about trying to pull off the long-distance score. http://www.sacbee.com/sports/mls/article18726873.html#navlink=subnav-story

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