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Sports Night: Lieberman takes long road to NBA

Voisin: Lieberman’s long road to NBA

Nancy Lieberman held a variety of sports-related jobs before joining the Kings as an assistant. So what do Martina Navratilova, television commentating and the NBA Development League have in common? Here’s a hint: the initials are N.L.

49ers: Exit of Aldon Smith will resonate

The 49ers and Aldon Smith parting ways means the team has lost 10 starters from last season, and the impact will be felt in a variety of ways, including financial, team personnel, strategy and the legacy of general manager Trent Baalke.

A’s: Pitcher hopes to keep his ‘A’ game

Aaron Brooks will have a hard time forgetting his first trip to Toronto as a member of the Royals – there was something about a missing passport, a hastily purchased pair of cleats, and a too-quick return to Triple A. He’ll return to Toronto next week, but he’ll do it as a member of the A’s. A successful one, at that. So far.

Giants: Another teeth-grinding loss at Wrigley

Cubs rookie Kris Bryant homers and has three RBIs as Chicago hands the visiting Giants their third loss in a row and their fifth in seven games.

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River Cats: Routed by Fresno

The host Fresno Grizzlies take an 11-0 lead after three innings and coast to a 12-2 victory over the River Cats, who suffer their fourth straight loss.

Republic FC: Loses key match

Midfielder Rony Argueta scores in the third minute, and the Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC hold on to defeat Republic FC 1-0 in a key USL match at Bonney Field. In front of an announced sellout crowd of 11,442, Colorado Springs (12-7-2, 38 points) moves into first place in the tightly contested Western Conference.

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